SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2009 NetApp Innovation Awards to recognize customers who have helped their companies, customers, or communities through innovative deployments of NetApp® products and solutions. Award recipients are honored for achieving positive business results using NetApp, demonstrating creativity and thought leadership in storage best practices, and embodying the NetApp "can do" and "create a model company" spirit.

Companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by NetApp employees, channel, or technology partners; other companies; or colleagues through an online submission form. All nominations must be received by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, December 4, 2009, to be eligible for consideration.

Nominees will vie for awards in the following four categories: Enterprise, Public Sector, Green, and Individual. One winner will be selected in each category by a third-party panel of judges consisting of distinguished representatives from the media and technology industries. In addition to these categories, the top nominations from all categories will be judged in a special Innovator of the Year category that recognizes one winner from each of the following three global geographies: Americas, APAC, and EMEA.

NetApp Innovation Award winners will receive the following:

  • Two round-trip tickets to San Jose, California, and accommodations for two nights' stay to attend the awards events at NetApp, May 19-21, 2010
  • A hand-crafted, prestigious award presented during an awards ceremony in San Jose
  • An exclusive Innovation Awards Winner Dinner with NetApp executives
  • Public recognition and visibility in the industry

For nomination forms and guidelines, visit

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