NetApp President, Co-Founder, and Other Executives and Industry Visionaries to Address Top CIOs and IT Leaders at Oracle OpenWorld 2007

What:

Sunnyvale, Calif. - November 5, 2007 -- Executives from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) will be driving various industry discussions at Oracle OpenWorld, November 11-15, at Moscone Center in San Francisco. President Tom Mendoza will deliver the keynote address to approximately 500 CIOs and executive attendees as part of the Oracle Leaders Circle. NetApp founder Dave Hitz will also lead an Executive Solution Session with customer and leading entertainment software vendor Activision to discuss the future of data management and how Activision successfully leveraged innovative solutions from NetApp and Oracle to improve its business. In all, NetApp will be leading eight speaking sessions and presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2007.

Oracle OpenWorld is the world's largest event dedicated to helping enterprises understand and harness the power of information. The event will feature more than 450 Oracle partners, 1,600 sessions, and 350 demos in two exhibition halls. This year over 42,000 top Oracle customers and strategic partners as well as key industry media and analysts are expected to attend.

Session:

"Building High-Performing and Scalable Data Warehouses for Grid Environments"

Speaker:

Alvin Richards, Database and Grid architect, NetApp

Date:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Time:

11:00 a.m.-noon

Location:

3020-L3 Moscone West

Session:

"From Processor to Storage: Optimizing Efficiencies of Oracle Databases and Applications"

Speaker:

Paul Turner, senior director, Storage Management and Application Integration, NetApp

Date:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Time:

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Location:

Golden Gate A2 Marriott Hotel

Session:

"Innovation in Product Selection and Configuration"

Speakers:

Tom Mirrione, Sales Production and Release manager, NetApp
Robert Stumpf, Sales Project and Development manager, NetApp
Jon Hilkert, Alltel
Murali Varmaraja, Oracle

Date:

Monday, November 12

Time:

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Location:

Salon 2 Marriott Hotel

Session:

"Executive Solution Session: Exploring the Future of Data Management"

Speakers:

Dave Hitz, founder, NetApp
Niel Armstrong, vice president of Information Technology, Activision

Date:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Time:

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Location:

305 Moscone South

Session:

"Enabling Business Change through Innovative Data Management"

Speaker:

Tom Mendoza, president, NetApp

Date:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Time:

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Location:

Palace Hotel

Session:

quot;NetApp: The Optimal Data Management Platform for Oracle Database 11g"

Speakers:

Rich Clifton, senior vice president and general manager, Networked Storage Business, NetApp
Mark Townsend, vice president Database Product Management, Oracle

Date:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Time:

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location:

301 Moscone South

Session:

"Ease Oracle Database Management Using Advanced NFS Features in Oracle Database 11g"

Speakers:

Pete Schay, Database Solutions architect, NetApp
Sumanta Chatterjee, director of Development, Oracle Server Technologies, Oracle

Date:

Thursday, November 15

Time:

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location:

103 Moscone South

Session:

"Siebel CRM on Demand: The Hub for Customer Interaction at Network Appliance"

Speakers:

Sanjay Kaul, IT manager SMB business unit, NetApp
Adam Edmonds, Oracle

Date:

Thursday, November 15

Time:

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location:

Golden Gate A2 Marriott Hotel

Event:

Oracle OpenWorld 2007
November 11-15, 2007
Moscone Center
San Francisco, California

Booth:

Visit NetApp in booth 1602 to experience the efficiency of NetApp storage solutions and learn how NetApp data management technologies provide easy provisioning and effortless cloning and accelerate application development. NetApp will also provide product demonstrations in the Oracle Linux Pavilion and Guardium booth 3137 showcasing a joint PCI compliance solution that leverages the encryption, audit, and access control capabilities of Decru DataFort® appliances and Guardium's SQL Guard.

For complete information on Oracle OpenWorld 2007 or to register for the conference, go to www.oracle.com/openworld/2007/index.html.

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