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Network Appliance introduced new software solutions to help simplify management, reduce complexity, and lower cost in the data center

June 27, 2007

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP - News) today strengthened its data management portfolio by bringing customers new software solutions to help simplify management, reduce complexity, and lower cost in the data center. Customers demand cost-effective management, simple provisioning, robust protection, and continuous data access. The NetApp software portfolio offers all of these benefits, and now extends them even further to support heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments.

In its effort to address these customer needs in mixed, multi-vendor storage environments, today NetApp announced new targeted offerings based on its ReplicatorX(TM) (formerly TDPS) enterprise-class replication software for disaster recovery (DR), data migration, and cloning for test and development. The nondisruptive offerings translate to reduced acquisition and deployment costs and freedom from vendor lock-in for data center customers.

In related news, NetApp enhanced both SnapDrive, for server storage management, and Virtual File Manager(TM) Enterprise Edition (VFM®-EE), for file data management. NetApp also recently strengthened its customers' application data management capabilities by adding support for SAP (see related press release at and SharePoint® 2007 (see related press release at environments to its existing portfolio of solutions for Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL, and Microsoft Exchange. All are included in the NetApp Manageability Software Family that NetApp customers leverage for increased productivity and flexibility by allowing the application administrators to manage their data and react quickly to changing business conditions.

"Today's announcement speaks to continued and expanded NetApp expertise in the data center and in addressing both NetApp and heterogeneous data and storage management," said Patrick Rogers, vice president, Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "In mixed-vendor storage environments we're providing customers with the flexibility to support multiple vendors and protocols with a budget-friendly tiered storage approach. In a NetApp storage environment, we're offering customers powerful tools that are application-centric for easy management and that use thin provisioning for space optimization. Both solutions are empowering our customers to better protect and access their data assets while keeping costs down."

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