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Network Appliance Announces Support of SAP NetWeaver '04

  • 19 March, 2004 11:15

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney - March 19th, 2004</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, has announced its support for SAP NetWeaver(tm) '04, SAP's integration and application platform. This support demonstrates the commitment between SAP AG and Network Appliance to deliver simple, cost-effective solutions to mutual customers that deploy mySAP(tm) Business Suite and other integrated applications on NetApp(r) storage solutions.</p>
<p>NetApp provides a fully integrated backup, restore and disaster recovery storage infrastructure for SAP NetWeaver and mySAP Business Suite. The two partners have been working together on initiatives such as Adaptive Computing, announced by Network Appliance at SAPPHIRE '03 last June. SAP NetWeaver, combined with the Adaptive Computing, allows the dynamic assignment of hardware resources to specific application services. It enables customers to rapidly deploy new capacity, consolidate their existing infrastructures and achieve significant reductions in operational costs.</p>
<p>"SAP and NetApp share a common vision to develop innovative solutions that reduce complexity and drive down the total cost of ownership," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Partners and Alliances. "NetWeaver '04 is an example of one of the most advanced and open integration platforms for today's business applications. We look forward to developing easy-to-deploy storage solutions that meet customers' growing business needs and increase their return on investment." a</p>
<p>NetApp has been a Global Technology Partner with SAP since February 2001. The companies also have established two SAP Global Competence Centres to assist in the areas of customer support and continued development and integration of the NetApp storage solution specific to mySAP Business Suite.</p>
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<p>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(tm) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp and the Network Appliance logo are registered trademarks and Network Appliance and The evolution of storage 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.</p>
<p>SAP, mySAP, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.</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
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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