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Network Appliance Unveils Latest Version of DataFabric Manager.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2001

NetApp(R) DataFabric Manager 1.1 Offers Enhanced

Support for UNIX(R), Greater Reporting Functionality,

and Expanded Capacity Planning Tools

Network Appliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTAP), the leading provider of network-attached data access and content delivery solutions, today unveiled NetApp DataFabric(TM) Manager 1.1, a powerful software tool for centrally managing hundreds of terabytes of data storage in a global enterprise network. This latest version now supports UNIX, including Sun(R) Solaris(R) 2.8 and extends the functionality and control of its performance and capacity management tools. As a centralized storage management tool, DataFabric Manager helps enterprises lower total cost of ownership by eliminating the need for additional IT resources devoted to storage management and allocation, and increases productivity by allowing IT staff to focus on more critical IT needs. DataFabric Manager is also integral to the creation and management of global data fabric architectures, which are quickly evolving to meet the converging needs of rapid globalization and tremendous data growth.

DataFabric Manager Highlights:
-- Provides unified views of all appliances and volumes, and their data
services

-- Enhanced support for UNIX environments, in addition to Windows NT(R)and 2000


-- Ability to analyze disk capacity utilization at the NetApp Qtree level
(logical volume)

-- Reports performance statistics by volume on an on-demand basis

-- Increased performance and capacity planning tools

-- Anticipates the need for more storage capacity and bandwidth resources

-- Supports multiple Data ONTAP(TM) and NetCache(R) software versions

-- Provides a Web-based GUI


More information on DataFabric Manager 1.1 is available at www.netapp.com/products/filer/datafabric.html.

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in network file storage and content delivery, has been providing data access solutions since 1992, and is a member of both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 index. Major corporations and service providers, including Lycos, Yahoo!, Citicorp Securities, Siemens, Lockheed, Cisco, Motorola, and Texas Instruments have deployed NetApp solutions.

The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized products that perform a single function. NetApp's storage and content delivery platforms (filers and NetCache appliances) are coupled with powerful content distribution and reporting software. This Center-to-Edge(TM) solution offers seamless data management from the back-end data center to the edge of the network quickly, simply, and reliably. The Network Appliance(TM) product portfolio utilizes the company's innovative data access software, known as the Data ONTAP operating system, as well as standards-compliant hardware. It also offers multiprotocol support and transparent integration for UNIX and Windows(R) environments.

Note to Editors: NetApp and NetCache are registered trademarks and Network Appliance, DataFabric, Center-to-Edge, and Data ONTAP are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. Sun and Solaris are registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
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