DAFS Collaborative Appoints Storage Industry Veteran as Executive Director

Sunnyvale, CA - July 31, 2000 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a main sponsor of the Direct Access File System (DAFS) Collaborative, today announced the appointment of storage industry veteran Werner Glinka as the Executive Director of the DAFS Collaborative. Glinka was chosen for his experience in leading industry collaborations as well as his extensive international standards background.

"Werner's organizational abilities, experience with numerous international standards and ad-hoc industry working groups and his excellent relationships with industry analysts and trade press give him the qualities needed to successfully facilitate the operation of the DAFS Collaborative," said Dale Fahrion, strategic marketing manager at Network Appliance.

Glinka, principal of the Glinka Company, a technology and marketing consultancy, has more than 24 years of storage industry experience. Prior to the Glinka Company, he led Hitachi's promotional and business efforts for DVD-RAM and multimedia products. He held similar positions at Sony and Maxoptix. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Fachhochschule Bochum in Germany.


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