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NetApp(R) StoreVault(TM) Adds CDW to Expand Channel Strategy
[April 02, 2007]

NetApp(R) StoreVault(TM) Adds CDW to Expand Channel Strategy

SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- StoreVault, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) division, today announced it is adding CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government, and education, to its roster of authorized StoreVault resellers. The new agreement provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) another way to access StoreVault S500 solutions.

SMBs across many different industries are making the switch from direct-attached storage to network storage as a smarter way to handle their data needs. iSCSI SAN, in particular, is garnering significant adoption. As a major iSCSI reseller, CDW will reach a new segment of SMB customers with the StoreVault S500.

CDW complements the current StoreVault channel model, enabling StoreVault to better meet SMB customer needs. SMB customers who regularly purchase their IT products from CDW and prefer a direct shopping experience now have access to StoreVault solutions from NetApp. Organizations with differing levels of network storage (NAS, iSCSI SAN, and Fibre Channel SAN) expertise have the option to work with a local StoreVault authorized SMB VAR or CDW, one of the nation's largest direct market resellers.

"Adding StoreVault strengthens our SMB product portfolio," said Jennifer Keating, director of CDW's storage practice. "It enhances our ability to offer the best technology and in-depth advice to help customers with business continuity, regulation compliance, and other data management challenges."

"The addition of CDW represents a natural evolution of our channel strategy as we look to expand into new areas that complement our current market coverage," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager of StoreVault. "The SMB market is dynamic with different types of buyers. SMBs now have a greater choice of how they buy by selecting a provider that best fits their needs. As StoreVault continues to build momentum in the SMB marketplace, StoreVault VARs and CDW enable us to provide a buying experience to meet the unique needs of our SMB customers. Through our effective deal registration program, StoreVault will enable VARs and CDW to position StoreVault with customers. CDW will help generate more overall brand awareness for StoreVault in the SMB market."

"StoreVault has been a solid vendor to do business with," said Kevin Urso, president of Connected Technology, a StoreVault VAR. "Adding CDW is a logical choice to expand market reach. At the same time, StoreVault continues to enhance its program for SMB VARs, including launching their new turnkey lead generation kit. Using this easy tool allowed me to quickly execute a disaster recovery seminar targeted for the education market. I was thrilled that more than 18 school districts attended the event."

Price and Availability

The StoreVault S500 is available immediately at CDW at Pricing is available directly from CDW.

About StoreVault

StoreVault, a NetApp division, is focused on delivering data storage solutions tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. StoreVault combines enterprise-proven technology from Network Appliance, a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, with the scalability, simplicity, security, and affordability required by SMBs. Information about StoreVault solutions and resellers is available at

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. Information about Network Appliance(TM) solutions and services is available at

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NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance and StoreVault are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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