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NetApp Offers Accreditation

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced it is strengthening its commitment to provide more service opportunities for NetApp VIP program partners with a new Installation Accreditation initiative. Partners now have the opportunity to sell NetApp installation services independently or sell and deliver these services utilizing NetApp best practices. This approach encourages partners to maximize service opportunities and profitability with their customers across the NetApp product and solutions portfolio.

The Installation Accreditation initiative provides partners with a defined Web-based training path as well as access to proven methodologies and best practices at no charge. Upon completing the training path, accredited partners can offer value-added services that strengthen customer relationships and increase revenue opportunities. As an added benefit, NetApp partners can also easily use this methodology, available completely online, to quickly train new personnel and streamline their sales operations. The standard installation service delivery phased approach includes the installation, configuration, and verification of one or more systems, in a standalone or cluster configuration, using NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, or FCP protocols.

“The NetApp Installation Accreditation was a worthwhile learning experience. The challenge many engineers face when attending training is dedicating the large blocks of time. With the web-based training of the Installation Accreditation, you can complete the course at your own pace,” said Jim Green, Systems Engineer at Insight Integrated Systems. “I realized the real world benefits even before I was finished with the courses. The program is beneficial for entry level new hires, as well as professionals looking to fill gaps in knowledge.”

Network Appliance Inc.