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Your Vote Counts: Help Us Choose the 2016 NetApp Customer Innovation Award Winner!

1&1, FICO, Mercy Technology Services and Shanghai FESCO Cloud Named NetApp Innovation Award Finalists

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today named 1&1, FICO, Mercy Technology Services and Shanghai FESCO Cloud as the 2016 NetApp Innovation Award Finalists.

The four finalists all demonstrate innovative use of NetApp flash technologies to drive simplicity and flexibility. They also possess the ability to move quickly to capture new revenue opportunities with game-changing products and services.

The annual NetApp Innovation Awards recognize companies that are leveraging technology to make IT dramatically more proactive, productive, and essential to the business. This year’s winner will be determined by total number of online votes cast from now through September 12, 2016. The top vote-getter will be announced on the first day of NetApp Insight – the company’s annual technical conference -- on Sept 26, 2016.

“NetApp is inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of our 2016 Innovation Award finalists 1&1, FICO, Mercy Technology Services and Shanghai FESCO Cloud,” said Jean English, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of NetApp. “Their success shows the powerful impact of modern IT in enabling business transformation. We are proud to be teaming with these industry leaders and honored to showcase their accomplishments through our annual customer award program.”

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About the 2016 NetApp Innovation Award Finalists

One of the world’s leading Internet service providers, 1&1 aims to make the cloud easy. With its new 1&1 Cloud Server offering, the company reinvented its cloud platform, giving small and-medium-size business customers enterprise-level flexibility and power with an easy-to-use product. Using NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage, 1&1 Cloud Server gives customers unprecedented flexibility in choosing the type of cloud they need to support their businesses. Customers can now select from 2,000 times as many server configurations and deploy them in one-tenth the time. 1&1 Cloud Server also makes it easy for customers to create high-performance cloud deployments and seamlessly change performance tiers.

FICO is a market leader with a wide range of intelligent analytics and software tools that help businesses solve their most complex challenges and make better decisions. To maintain its legacy and drive growth into new markets, FICO launched its ground-breaking new service, the FICO Analytic Cloud. This innovative cloud service enables FICO customers to quickly move analytics out of the lab and into the applications that serve front-line decision making. Powered by NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage, the FICO Analytic Cloud gives businesses the ability to create and deploy data analytics applications up to 70% faster. Predictive analytics and front-line applications that used to take up to a year to develop can now be in users’ hands within months. With NetApp SolidFire, FICO can guarantee the enterprise-grade performance, security, and reliability necessary for its customers to adopt cloud analytics with confidence.

Mercy Technology Services
An industry leader in healthcare technology, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) serves as the information technology backbone of Mercy, the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the United States. A leading provider of Epic electronic health records in a software as a service model, Mercy Technology Services is uniquely positioned to bring its provider-based experience, solutions and personalized service to other healthcare organizations. For MTS, staying on the cutting edge of healthcare means turning exponential data growth from a burden into an opportunity for innovation. MTS uses NetApp All Flash FAS to continue the pioneering work of its founders and set new standards for patient care. Its flash technologies fuel rich analytics for virtual care services, by-the-minute treatment decisions and preventive care.

Shanghai FESCO Cloud
Shanghai FESCO Cloud is the cloud services arm of China’s largest human resources (HR) company, Shanghai FESCO, which serves more than 30,000 customers and more than 1.5 million end users. Through Shanghai FESCO Cloud, the company is on a mission to extend HR services to more than 40 million micro and small enterprises in China. To capture this huge opportunity, Shanghai FESCO Cloud is reimagining traditional HR applications with an engaging web interface and new features that appeal to China’s evolving workforce. Using a powerful hybrid cloud based on NetApp Private Storage and All Flash FAS, Shanghai FESCO Cloud has cut the time to develop and deploy new services in half and reduced power, cooling, and space requirements by 40%.

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