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NetApp Joins Green Grid

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, today announced the company has joined The Green Grid, a nonprofit, technology-driven consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

The Green Grid is chartered to develop meaningful, platform-neutral standards, measuring methods, processes, and new technologies. Membership in The Green Grid is open to IT industry professionals, particularly data center managers and IT operations executives, with an interest in addressing global energy consumption issues.

As power, space, and, cooling requirements continue to grow in data centers around the world, NetApp is committed to helping customers deploy leading-edge data management techniques to reduce power consumption. Our customers are seeing explosive data growth and they are broadening the focus of their long-term data center power reduction efforts to include storage and data management practices,” said Chris Bennett, vice president of Core Systems at NetApp. "While we can't eliminate the unending thirst for data, NetApp is helping customers buy and use less storage to drive down their data center’s carbon footprint one byte at a time. Our membership in The Green Grid demonstrates our continued commitment to advancing greater energy efficiency in data centers.”

Network Appliance Inc.