RESEARCH TRIANGLEPARK, NorthCarolina-October 10, 2011- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) todayannounced that it ranks #1 on the TriangleBusinessJournal’s annual “Best Places to Work” in ResearchTrianglePark (RTP) list for 2011. NetApp received this honor in theGiantCompanies category, which includes companies of 1,000employees ormore; it marks the seventh time that NetApp has madethisdistinguished list and the third time it has been ranked#1.




  • Winners were chosen based on an anonymous employeesurveyconducted by Quantum Market Research in which NetAppemployees inResearch Triangle Park gave the company high marks foritsteam-oriented work environment, exceptional peoplepractices,strong executive leadership, and effectivemanagerialrelationships.
  • NetApp currently holds Top-15 outstanding rankings forsimilargreat-places-to-work awards in these locations around theglobe:
    • United Kingdom: #2
    • Canada: #2
    • Switzerland: #2
    • New York City: #2
    • Australia: #3
    • France: #4
    • Minnesota: #4
    • United States: #5
    • Netherlands: #5
    • Washington, DC: #5
    • Europe: #6
    • Japan: #8
    • Germany: #8
    • India: #10
    • Boston: #14
  • NetApp first opened its RTP location in 1999, and in2005expanded operations with the opening of the NetApp RTPTechnologyCenter. NetApp continued its growth by unveiling the RTPDynamicData Center in 2009. The facility expands NetApp’sengineering anddevelopment efforts in the region to create andimprove storageefficiencyand cloud-enablingtechnologies.The state-of-the-art data center’s innovative designandconstruction have set the industry standard for energyefficiency.Recently, the center became the first data center toearn theEnvironmental Protection Agency’s prestigious ENERGYSTAR®certification.
  • Today NetApp has 1,330 full and part-time employees intheregion. The RTP location includes a 24/7 global service andsupportcenter along with engineering and inside salesorganizations.



  • Denise Cox, seniorvice president, Global Support,NetApp
    “Being selected by the Triangle Business Journal as oneofthe best places to work in the Research Triangle Park area isanincredible honor and truly validates NetApp’s uniquecorporateculture and talented employees. In fact, it is the highcaliber ofour employees working in an environment where managementhas adown-to-earth style and individuals are encouraged to go aboveandbeyond that drives NetApp’s spirit of innovation.”

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