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Network Appliance iSCSI Storage Systems Achieve Designed For Windows Logo Qualification

  • 20 November, 2003 15:19

<p>Network Appliance iSCSI products join the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney - November 20, 2003</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) has announced that the NetApp(r) FAS960, FAS960C, FAS940, FAS940C F825, F825C, FAS250 and the NearStore(r) R150 storage appliances have completed the "Designed for Windows" logo testing for iSCSI hardware targets.</p>
<p>The Microsoft(r) Windows Server Catalog identifies products that have been designed and tested to receive the "Designed for Windows" logo. The logo ensures the product meets Microsoft standards for iSCSI compatibility and interoperability with the Windows(r) platform.</p>
<p>Network Appliance(tm) Marketing Manager for South Asia, Harry Christian, said, "There is no doubt the iSCSI storage market will grow very rapidly and we have been working cooperatively with Microsoft both at the HQ level and here in Australia, in the interests of customers. They have eagerly awaited iSCSI solutions being included in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalogue and this qualification recognises the strength of NetApp products for the enterprise Windows environment."</p>
<p>NetApp provides what today's data-intensive enterprises demand from their storage systems: affordable reliability, centralised management, simplified backup and disaster recovery capabilities, scalability and serviceability. The combination of Microsoft's iSCSI software initiator and NetApp iSCSI storage enables a whole new category of direct attached storage customers to realise the benefits of SAN solutions using existing Ethernet and IP networks.</p>
<p>"We believe that the emerging and important iSCSI storage market is poised for significant growth. Microsoft is pleased that NetApp has qualified their iSCSI hardware targets to help ensure interoperability with the Microsoft Windows platforms," said Bruce Burns, director - Platform Strategy &amp; Partner Group at Microsoft Corporation. "We also welcome the inclusion of NetApp storage systems into the new iSCSI Storage category of the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog."</p>
<p>Network Appliance continues to empower global enterprises with the broadest portfolio of fully-compatible, high-performance, high-availability storage systems for a variety of operating systems and environments. The Microsoft Windows Server Catalog can be accessed online at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/server/.</p>
<p>The keywords "Network Appliance" or the "Storage/RAID System" category display NetApp products and qualifications.</p>
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Notes for Editors
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.(tm)" Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance, NearStore, and The evolution of storage are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>For further information please contact -
Harry Christian
Network Appliance, Inc.
tels +61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; +61 (0) 407 100 666</p>
<p>Press contact -
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
tels +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
derek.evans@gne.com.au</p>

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