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NetApp Recognizes WWT with Partner Excellence Awards

World Wide Technology today announced it has been honored by NetApp with two Partner Excellence Awards including the Dave Hitz Storage Efficiency Award.

ST. LOUIS – December 1, 2011 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced it has been honored by NetApp with two Partner Excellence Awards.  The awards were presented to WWTat NetAppInsight, an exclusive three-day networking and technical training event held annually for NetApp’spartner community.  WWTreceived both a Team Award and the Dave HitzStorage Efficiency Award.

WWT Team Award

The WWTTeam Award recognized the company for its extraordinary teamwork and superior efforts in demonstrating NetApp®technology.  The award acknowledges WWT’sexcellence in providing professional executive briefings that include full demos of NetApptechnology, including FlexPodsoftware, NetApp’spretestedarchitecture design guide with Cisco.

The Dave Hitz Storage Efficiency Award

WWTwas also recognized by NetAppExecutive Vice President and Founder Dave Hitz for its leadership and expertise in illustrating the value of NetAppstorage efficiency technologies.

“It is an honor to receive recognition for our work, especially when it relates to the advanced technology expertise WWThas within the data center,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy at World Wide Technology.  “I am proud of our NetAppteam for their talent and achievements as well as the recognition these awards bring to World Wide as a go-to NetApppartner.”

WWTis a Star-level partner in the NetAppPartner Program, which recognizes nationally focused federal and commercial resellers working with the complex IT needs of large enterprise-class clients.  As a NetAppStar-level partner, WWTprovides its customers with enterprise storage technologies and solutions that are simpler, more manageable and faster to deploy than traditional storage solutions.  To learn more about WWT’sNetAppexpertise, visit www.wwt.com/partners/netapp.

About WWT

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a 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 manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWTworks closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc. (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS‎); NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT); and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,700 people and operates more than 1.5 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 30 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

Contact:

Edward Levens for WWT

(919) 346-5531

eslevens@propelmg.com