Unique Global Culture Earns NetApp #3 Ranking as Best Workplace

Unique Global Culture Earns NetApp #3 Ranking as Best Workplace in
the World, Helps Fuel Customer and Partner Success 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 --  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)
today was named the #3 best workplace in the world by the Great Place
to Work(R) Institute and marks the second consecutive year that
NetApp finished in the top 3 of this exclusive list. The company
joins an elite group of 25 multinational companies that were
recognized by their employees for their unique workplace cultures and
commitment to employee excellence. NetApp believes inspired employees
can do the extraordinary, which in turn produces great results for
NetApp customers and partners.  
"Getting recognized for a second consecutive year as one of the top 3
workplaces in the world is a tremendous accomplishment and further
reinforces our commitment to creating a model company," said Tom
Georgens, president and chief executive officer, NetApp. "NetApp was
founded 20 years ago on a culture of innovation that is focused on
building a workplace that employees want to be a part of and
inspiring a dedication to deliver the best possible customer and
partner experience." 
Here's What NetApp's Global Customers and Partners Are Saying:  

--  Brian Young, manager of Infrastructure and Telecommunications, Adena
    Health System
     "Adena's transformation to a converged IT
    infrastructure would not have been possible without NetApp. It's not
    just NetApp's technology and solutions that made our transformation a
    success, but their people as well. It's obvious that they have a very
    unique culture that is truly focused on delivering amazing outcomes
    for their customers. I want to congratulate NetApp on its World's Best
    Multinational Workplace ranking and look forward to a continued
    partnership with them."
--  Olof Sand, chief executive officer and president, Proact IT Group.
    "NetApp and Proact have grown in unison to become major partners
    across EMEA. It's clear that NetApp's culture inspires its employees'
    commitment to helping their partners succeed. Additionally, NetApp
    solutions enable us to deliver to our customers an agile data
    infrastructure that is at the heart of new offerings su
ch as Proact
    Managed Cloud Services and Probox. It's this combination of culture
    and innovation that has made NetApp the preferred partner for Proact
    to drive our customers' satisfaction."
--  Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat
     "NetApp's standing as one
    of the world's top workplaces is a testament to their people and
    culture. At Red Hat, we celebrate innovation and believe our
    relationship with NetApp has flourished because they too work to
    innovate across everything they do. On behalf of Red Hat, I
    congratulate NetApp on this honor and look forward to our continued
    collaboration to help companies around the world solve problems in new
    and better ways."

Core Values Drive Unique Global Culture
 NetApp's global culture is
based on a core set of values that include trust, integrity,
leadership, simplicity, adaptability, teamwork, and a go-beyond
attitude. These values serve as the foundation that fuels NetApp and
its employees to innovate across all areas of the business to deliver
an outstanding customer experience, forge best-in-class partnerships,
develop industry-leading products and technology, and build the best
team in the industry. The commitment to innovation that NetApp shares
with customers and partners around the world has helped NetApp
achieve an industry leadership position in the following areas.* 

--  NetApp(R) Data ONTAP is the world's #1 storage OS.
--  NetApp storage powers 96% of the FORTUNE(R) 100.
--  NetApp is saving IT more than $25 billion and counting.
--  NetApp guarantees** that customers will use 50% less storage.
--  NetApp is the #1 storage market leader in Germany.***
--  NetApp is the #1 storage provider to the U.S. Government.

NetApp's Culture Recognized Around the World
 Because its culture is a
source of sustainable differentiation for the company, NetApp is
committed to measuring itself against the world's top workplaces. The
Great Place to Work captures valuable employee sentiment, identifies
areas of improvement, and sets a high bar to strive for. In addition
to NetApp's #3 ranking on the "World's Best Multinational Workplaces"
list, the company also ranks among the top-10 best workplaces in 12
different countries around the world:  

--  Austria: #1
--  Switzerland: #1
--  Australia: #2
--  Europe: #2
--  France: #2
--  Germany: #2
--  Japan: #2
--  Canada: #3
--  United Kingdom: #5
--  United States: #6
--  Denmark: #6
--  Netherlands: #8

Additionally, NetApp ranks among the top-10 best workplaces, as
determined by local surveys, in these cities and states throughout
the United States:  

--  Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #2
--  Pennsylvania: #3
--  Dallas: #3
--  Chicago: #4
--  New York: #6
--  Washington, D.C.: #7
--  Minnesota: #10

About Great Place to Work 
 Great Place to Work(R) Institute is a
global research, consulting and training firm that helps
organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through
the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to
Work(R) serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45
countries on all six continents.  
About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List
 The second
annual "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list ranks the top 25
global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have appeared
on at least 5 national Great Place to Work(R) lists, have at least
5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40% of their global workforce
(or 5,000 employees) must work outside of the company's home country.
The second annual "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list was
revealed at a gala event tonight in San Francisco.  
Additional Resources 

--  Learn why Tom Mendoza, vice chairman of NetApp, says a vibrant culture
    in good and bad times can be a company's greatest asset:
--  Read why Gwen McDonald, executive vice president of HR for NetApp,
    believes culture is such an important component of company success:
--  Follow NetApp on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NetApp
--  Get the latest on NetApp culture:
--  Join NetApp on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NetApp
--  View NetApp videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/NetAppTV
--  Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn:

About NetApp 
 NetApp creates innovative storage and data management
solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate
business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and
consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the
world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as
the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our
passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at
NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are
trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries. All other brands or products are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and
be treated as such. 
* For substantiation of these statements go to www.yepnetapp.com.
Go to netapp.com/guarantee for complete details.
 *** Source: IDC
Storage Tracker, September 2012. 
Press Contact:
Ryan Lowry
(408) 822-7544
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