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NetApp Increases Commitment to Microsoft Products and Technologies, Delivering Business Value to Microsoft Customers and ISVS Worldwide

  • 23 October, 2007 11:41

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 23 October 2007 – Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it is increasing its commitment to Microsoft products and technologies by increasing its investment of hardware and software data management solutions in Microsoft Technology Centres (MTCs) worldwide.</p>
<p>With hundreds of customers and Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV) partners around the world having completed successful proofs of concept, architectural design sessions, and strategy briefings leveraging NetApp® storage and data management solutions, NetApp is deploying additional resources into MTCs worldwide, to further demonstrate its commitment to solving customers’ business problems using the Microsoft Windows Server platform, including Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, and other Microsoft products and technologies. This global strategic relationship enables NetApp to better serve customers in MTCs through greater consistency in product offerings and delivery, no matter where customers do business around the world. Through its multimillion-dollar global MTC investment of hardware and software, NetApp can leverage best-in-class environments the world over to deliver the exact data management solutions customers require.</p>
<p>“The stature of Network Appliance as a global participant in the MTC program will help provide demonstrated value to customers and ISVs worldwide,” said Simon Witts, corporate vice president, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.</p>
<p>“Microsoft is committed to working with leading storage vendors such as NetApp to demonstrate the value Microsoft applications and technologies provide customers. This growth allows joint customers to take advantage of Microsoft and NetApp technical expertise in the MTC program to solve their most pressing business and technical challenges.”</p>
<p>“NetApp is proud to increase its commitment to Microsoft and the MTCs. Our increased investment in the MTC program demonstrates our current success and desire to serve customers using the Windows Server platform,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance.</p>
<p>“As the fastest-growing SAN vendor in the marketplace today, NetApp provides significant value to our customers who are deploying Microsoft products and technologies. We are excited to continue our record of achievement, innovation, and integration with the Windows Server platform and leveraging MTCs worldwide to demonstrate the value NetApp and Microsoft bring to our mutual customers and partners.”</p>
<p>A Microsoft Global ISV and Gold Certified Partner, NetApp provides products, solutions, and global services that enable customers to easily architect, configure, and deploy mission-critical Microsoft products and technologies for their organisations. With NetApp data management solutions that support the Windows Server–based platform, including Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, customers can be confident that they can deploy their most mission-critical Microsoft products using NetApp storage solutions.</p>
<p>An example of how NetApp and Microsoft work together to solve complex business problems can be found in the Microsoft Technology Center case study at</p>
<p>NetApp storage solutions are installed in MTCs worldwide, including Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Reading, England; Taipei, Taiwan; and locations in the United States, including Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Irvine, California; Mountain View, California, located in Silicon Valley; New York City, New York; and Reston, Virginia.</p>
<p>More information on NetApp storage solutions that support Microsoft products and technologies is located at</p>
<p>About Network Appliance</p>
<p>Network Appliance is a leading provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexities of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimise risk, and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at</p>
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<p>Rachel York
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