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NetApp Recognized as 2021 Microsoft Customer Experience Partner of the Year

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Austin Weedfall
NetApp
ng-uspr@netapp.com

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— July 19, 2021 — NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced it has won the 2021 Microsoft Customer Experience Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are exceedingly proud to be named Microsoft’s Customer Experience Partner of the Year. Our teams and partners go above and beyond every day to meet our customers’ needs, so it is extremely rewarding and gratifying for those efforts to be recognized by Microsoft on a global stage,” said James Whitemore, chief marketing officer at NetApp. “For our customers, we hope this recognition reinforces that you are - and always have been - our top priority. Together with Microsoft, NetApp and our channel partners are working to deliver the best possible experiences to our valued customers -and it shows.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. NetApp was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services globally.

The Customer Experience Partner of the Year Award recognizes NetApp for building and responding to customer interactions in a way that meets or exceeds customer needs, expectations, and satisfaction.

“I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers—from cloud-to-edge—and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”

About NetApp
NetApp is a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.netapp.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

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