NETWORK APPLIANCE AND NETLEDGER WIN DM REVIEW'S 2000 WORLD CLASS SOLUTION AWARD FOR STORAGE
Network Appliance Customer Application with NetLedger Cited as "World-Class" by Panel of Experts
Sunnyvale, Calif. & San Mateo, Calif.June
28, 2000Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP),
the leading provider of network-attached data access
and content management solutions, and NetLedger, Inc.,
the leading application service provider (ASP) that
enables small businesses to run their companies totally
online, announced that DM Review has awarded Network
Appliance the DM Review 2000 World Class Solution Award
in the storage category, based on its network-attached
storage (NAS) implementation at NetLedger.
NetLedger is the leading ASP to provide online accounting
and business management applications for small businesses.
Requiring reliable storage of and access to critical
financial data for its customers, NetLedger selected
Network Appliance as its corporate-standard storage
solution provider. NetLedger has deployed multiple NetApp®
F760 filers, the most powerful Network Appliance enterprise
storage solution, to store the customer data files for
its Oracle 8i database in one of the world's most
extensive Linux environments.
"Network Appliance's success stems from our ability
to address and service our customers needs," said
Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at
Network Appliance. "NetLedger, like most of our
customers, requires a powerful and scalable storage
infrastructure enabling reliable access to vital business
and financial data. We were thrilled when NetLedger
chose to standardize on NetApp F760 filers, and we are
honored to receive the award from DM Review."
"Providing solutions for the management of and
access to data is critical to NetLedger's core business
function. This requires significant investments into
next- generation storage solutions," said David
Durkee, CIO of NetLedger, Inc. "The Network Appliance
storage infrastructure delivers true reliability and
scalability in a mission- critical environment, and
enables us to deliver exceptional performance and service
to our customers."
DM Review, rated the number-one business intelligence
and data warehousing magazine in the United States,
searched for solutions to problems based strictly on
technology, not just products.
"Since 1996 DM Review has presented World Class
Solution Awards to the leading providers of business
intelligence and data warehousing solutions," said
Ron Powell, publisher/editorial director of DM Review.
"These world class solutions demonstrate how technology
enables strategic corporate decision making for competitive
The Network Appliance customer relationship was chosen
from more than 50 case studies. The submissions were
judged by a panel of industry experts. All winners and
judges will be featured in the September 2000 issue
of DM Review. For more information visit the Network
Appliance Web site at www.netapp.com or NetLedger at
www.netledger.com or DM Review at www.DMReview.com.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc., a veteran in network file serving
and caching, 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 ISPs, including
Lycos, Yahoo!, Citicorp Securities, Siemens, Lockheed,
Cisco, Motorola, and Texas Instruments have deployed
NetApp solutions. NetApp Internet caching solutions
(NetCache appliances) and file servers (filers)
deliver fast, simple, reliable, and cost-effective access
to network-stored data and enable simultaneous shared
file services for UNIX®, Windows NT®, and the
World Wide Web.
The company pioneered the concept of the "network
appliance," an extension of the industry trend
toward dedicated, specialized products that perform
a single function. Network Appliance filers and NetCache
appliances are based on the company's innovative data
access software known as the Data ONTAP operating
system and standards-compliant hardware. More information
is available at www.netapp.com.
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