Network Appliance to Honor Customers With 2007 NetApp Innovation Awards


Sunnyvale, Calif. - November 5, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2007 NetApp Innovation Awards to recognize customers who have helped its companies, customers, or communities through innovative deployments of NetApp® products and solutions. Award recipients are honored for achieving positive business results using NetApp, demonstrating creativity and thought leadership in storage best practices, and embodying the NetApp "can do" and "create a model company" spirit.

Nominees will vie for awards in the following six categories: Enterprise Business Applications, Enterprise Infrastructure, Small-to-Midsized Business (SMB), Individual, Humanitarian, and Innovator of the Year. One winner will be selected in each category by a third-party panel of judges, consisting of distinguished representatives from the media and technology industries.

All nominations must be received by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, December 21, 2007, to be eligible for consideration. To receive their awards, winners will be invited to attend the NetApp Innovation Awards gala in Sunnyvale, California, in May 2008.

For nomination forms and guidelines, visit

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