Applimation Joins the NetApp Partner Program

Sunnyvale, Calif. - December 3, 2007 -- Applimation, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise data management solutions for packaged and custom applications, announced today that it has joined the NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) Partner Program as an Advantage Partner. Applimation is teaming with NetApp to provide an industry-leading solution for optimizing test and development environments, giving customers added security and efficiency.

The Applimation and NetApp® joint solution brings together industry-leading enterprise data management software from Applimation and sophisticated replication and cloning technologies from NetApp, offering customers the following benefits for test and development environments:

  • Reduce the risk of a data breach by automatically identifying and protecting sensitive information.
  • Comply with data privacy regulations.
  • Dramatically save time, reduce complexity, and improve storage utilization.
  • Create targeted database copies containing just the information required for test and development.
  • Speed up test and development cycles by shuttling incremental, current data from production into test and development.

"Test and development environments create tremendous challenges for organizations today, given the risk of a data breach and significant manual IT overhead," said Bob Markese, CEO of Applimation. "By combining Informia Secure and Subset with NetApp FlexClone®, we've moved the industry forward to a new frontier in securing sensitive information, optimizing storage utilization, and reducing manual overhead."

"One of the goals of the NetApp Partner Program is to work with companies that have a shared vision of addressing our customers' needs in today's complex enterprise environments," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "Applimation's membership means that our customers will benefit from a comprehensive yet simple, cost-effective, and secure database cloning solution."

About Applimation
Applimation is a leading provider of enterprise data management solutions for packaged and custom applications across multiple database platforms. The Applimation Informia™ solution enables organizations to manage the growth of structured and unstructured data to achieve Information Lifecycle Management objectives, improve operational efficiency, reduce total cost of ownership and meet compliance requirements. For more information, visit www.applimation.com.

About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at http://partners.netapp.com/.

About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

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