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World Wide Technology Strengthens its Enterprise Storage Solutions Portfolio with NetApp Flash Array

  World Wide Technology Strengthens its Enterprise Storage Solutions Portfolio
  with NetApp Flash Array

   WWT Will Leverage More Than 20 Years of NetApp Technology Innovation to
  Deliver Maximum Efficiency, Reliability and Performance for its Customers'
                Most Demanding Latency-Sensitive Applications

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- February 20, 2013

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that
provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today expanded its
Enterprise Storage portfolio by committing to sell and support the
comprehensive NetApp portfolio of flash solutions, including the new NetApp
EF540 flash array. Through this offering, WWT can help its customers maximize
the value of flash across the entire IT stack, improving application
performance and responsiveness while significantly improving the overall
efficiency of data center operations.

“WWT is leveraging cutting-edge technologies like enterprise flash storage to
accelerate application performance and lower costs for enterprises harnessing
cloud computing, virtualization and big data,” said Bob Olwig, vice president
of business strategy with WWT. “As a longstanding NetApp Star Partner, we have
always worked closely with NetApp to deliver solutions that are simpler, more
manageable and faster to deploy than traditional enterprise storage products.
The recent NetApp enterprise flash announcement demonstrates their storage and
data management leadership and provides us with a new set of products to help
our customers meet their business goals and mission critical IT needs.”

The NetApp flash solutions portfolio spans the IT stack – from server to
storage – and include both hybrid as well as all SSD storage offerings to
solve the broadest range of business challenges. The NetApp portfolio improves
I/O performance and accelerates response times for a variety of applications,
including database acceleration; server and desktop virtualization; and cloud
infrastructure. NetApp flash solutions help customers speed overall IT
performance; improve utilization of data center space; and reduce power and
cooling costs.

“The new NetApp EF540 flash array and proven portfolio of storage and data
management products deliver business results faster, stop over-provisioning
and dramatically improve the ROI of IT investments,” said Todd Palmer, vice
president, Americas Channel Sales, NetApp. “We are pleased to count World Wide
Technology as an early supporter of our new flash products, as WWT’s sales,
engineering and support teams consistently demonstrate a commitment to
innovation as well as delivering and supporting the very latest technology
solutions that can have a positive impact on the mission-critical IT
environments of their customers.”

WWT specializes in delivering and supporting advanced technology solutions in
the areas of data center and virtualization; mobility and borderless networks;
unified communications and collaboration; and security. The company brings a
new way of thinking and a proven approach to how organizations evaluate,
architect and implement technology. Through its Advanced Technology Center,
WWT provides its customers with technical and engineering expertise and hands
on access to the latest technology products and solutions. WWT also offers a
complete array of configuration and integration services and a full suite of
advanced logistics, inventory management and supply chain solutions.

About WWT (www.wwt.com)

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a $5 billion systems integrator that
provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial,
government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend
of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers evaluate,
architect and implement technology products and solutions. Based in St. Louis,
WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA);Dell
(NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T
Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS);
NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force.
WWT employs over 2,200 people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of
warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities
throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology,
visitwww.wwt.com.

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 www.netapp.com. Use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a
legal partnership between NetApp and any other company.

Contact:

PropelMG for WWT
Ed Levens, 919-346-5531
eslevens@propelmg.com
or
NetApp
Jeremiah Glodoveza, 408-822-4567
jeremiag@netapp.com
 
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