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NetApp sets the tone for radio television of Serbia and the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

June 23, 2008

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BELGRADE, Serbia -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) announced that NetApp solutions provided the storage backbone for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by Radio Television of Serbia (RTS). The annual international competition is one of the world’s most prestigious popular music events, with an audience of over 250 million people, including the 43 participating countries as well as Australia and New Zealand. The broadcaster also provided over 3,500 accredited journalists at the event with the capability to report and broadcast in real time using VMware® Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). NetApp hardware and software gave RTS the necessary stability and reliability for VMware VDI while maintaining the high performance levels necessary in a broadcasting scenario.

“Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest was a great honor but also a massive logistical challenge,” said Srboljub Nikitovic, executive director at RTS. “Millions viewed our images, and thousands of journalists relied on our virtual infrastructure for their reporting. For the IT infrastructure, this meant 100% reliability, and NetApp was the best choice to meet all our needs in terms of stability, disaster recovery, VDI support, cost-effectiveness, and scalability.”

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