Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 2006 NetApp Innovation Awards!

    We believe NetApp is uniquely and extremely fortunate to have a community of customers who share their enthusiasm for our company and technology. In all, we received over 130 submissions for our award categories from executive and IT champions from such wide-ranging industries as healthcare, financial services, entertainment, energy, and education, each highlighting new and/or beneficial ways to utilize NetApp technology. Our prestigious panel of judges from the business community and the world's top business and technology media were challenged to determine the finalists and winners.

    Below are the 2006 winners and finalists in each of the six categories: Innovator of the Year, Enterprise Business Applications, Enterprise Infrastructure, Individual, Humanitarian, and SMB.

    Congratulations to all!

    2006 Innovator of the Year Award Winner
    Infosys Technologies Limited
    Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a flat world. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 69,000 employees in over 39 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. For more information, visit
    Infosys Technologies Limited

    2006 Enterprise Business Applications Award Winner
    Legal & General
    The Legal & General Group, established in 1836, is one of the UK's leading financial services companies and one of the UK's top 50 companies in the FTSE 100 Index. Over 5.75 million people rely on Legal & General for life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans. The Legal & General Group is responsible for investing over €237 billion worldwide (as at 31 December 2006) on behalf of investors, policyholders and institutions. Legal & General is one of the biggest providers of index-tracking investments in the UK, managing €162 billion as at 31 December 2006.

    Legal & General
    Hydro IS Partner
    Telstra Corporation, Ltd

    2006 Enterprise Infrastructure Award Winner
    Sentara Healthcare
    Sentara Healthcare is the premier not-for-profit provider of hospital and health care services in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Sentara Healthcare is a fully integrated health care system which operates more than 87 care giving sites, including 7 acute care hospitals with a total of 1,722 beds, 3 outpatient care campuses, 7 nursing centers, 3 assisted living centers, and over 292 primary care and multi-specialty physicians. Sentara also offers a full range of award-winning health coverage plans, home health and hospice services, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, including Nightingale - the region*s first air ambulance service, advanced imaging centers and comprehensive cancer services.

    2006 Individual Award Winners
    Britt Houser
    Software/QA Engineer
    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Britt Houser works as a Software/QA Engineer in the Datacenter, Switching and Security Customer Operations Group doing system testing and lab administration. Britt graduated from North Carolina State University in 2002 with a BS in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Britt co-oped with Cisco Systems while at NCSU, and has been working there since graduation.

    Mark Voelker
    Team Lead
    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Mark Voelker is a Team Lead/Software Engineer with Cisco Systems' Datacenter, Switching and Security Customer Operations Group, where he heads a tool development group and manages lab infrastructure in support of Safe Harbor testing.

    Mark received a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2002 after completing co-op work as a software engineer at Ericsson and IBM and completing the Park Scholarships program. He has spent his entire professional career with Cisco Systems.

    Tim Dietrich
    Storage Architect,
    Agilent Technologies

    Jurgen Teeken
    Cluster Manager, ASML

    2006 Humanitarian Award Winner
    Southcentral Foundation
    Southcentral Foundation is a nonprofit, Native owned and operated healthcare organization formed under the tribal authority of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. Its vision is a Native Community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. The mission is working together with the Native Community to achieve wellness through health and related services. For more information, call (907) 729-4955 or go to .

    SMB Award Winner
    FES Systems Inc.
    FES manufactures Industrial Refrigeration Equipment and services for the food, beverage, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical markets. Our products include screw compressor packages, plate and frame heat exchangers, microprocessor controls and computer supervisory systems. We also provide heat exchangers, centrifugal compressor packages, engineered systems, and post sales services and support.

    FES Systems is a company of the GEA Group, headquartered in Bochum, Germany. GEA stands for Global Engineering Alliance. The company now focuses on specialty mechanical engineering - especially process engineering and equipment - and plant engineering. FES is part of the Process Engineering segment and is included in the Refrigeration Division of GEA.