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NetApp Adds Windows Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced that it is providing a comprehensive portfolio of storage and data management solutions for Microsoft Windows® Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. These solutions are designed for customers who use Windows Server and SQL Server to support their core infrastructure, business intelligence, data warehousing, and other mission-critical applications in both physical and virtual environments. With solutions certified by Microsoft from NetApp, customers will be able to easily transition to Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, and SQL Server 2008 while maintaining simple, efficient, and cost-effective storage.

“Microsoft is very pleased that valued industry partners such as NetApp are supporting Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, and SQL Server 2008 by providing innovative storage and data management solutions for our customers,” said Kim Saunders, senior director of SQL Server Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. “NetApp® storage solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, including SnapManager® for SQL Server, help enable customers to take advantage of the features and capabilities of SQL Server 2008 and achieve a flexible, highly available database storage infrastructure to support their business-critical applications and business intelligence platform.”

“NetApp is proud to deliver compelling data management solutions by supporting Hyper-V, a key component of Windows Server 2008,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president, Solutions Marketing at NetApp. “With solutions supporting Hyper-V, customers not only can virtualize their Windows environments, but also can virtualize their storage using NetApp storage and data management solutions, enabling customers to achieve greater efficiency, performance, and flexibility from their virtualized Windows Server ecosystem and extend those benefits to NetApp networked storage solutions.”

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