ANS Group Plc

March 30, 2009 04:00 ET

ANS Group partners with NetApp to deliver comprehensive virtualisation and data storage solutions

30th March 2009

                                             ANS GROUP PLC
                                    ("ANS Group" or "the Company")

                               ANS Group partners with NetApp to deliver
                        comprehensive virtualisation and data storage solutions

Leading technology infrastructure specialist, ANS Group, today announced it has joined the NetApp
Partner Program as Gold Level partner. The partnership with storage and data management vendor, NetApp
will enable ANS Group to expand its virtualisation and storage services - offering even greater
efficiencies and cost savings to customers.

As Gold partner, ANS Group will be able to access the complete portfolio of NetApp solutions and
benefit from a variety of tools, including a dedicated Partner Portal, adapted training, sales and
marketing programs, all designed specifically to facilitate the sales cycle and provide the necessary
skills to succeed and grow business. ANS Group chose NetApp as a partner not only because of its
strong position in the market place, but also of its excellent customer service and unrivalled ability
to offer guaranteed data reduction.

In Deloitte's TMT Predictions 2009, data storage is highlighted as a key area for change, and
challenges companies to review whether their "total cost of storage is growing faster than their
revenues". Paul Sweeney, managing director of ANS Group, commented: "Organisations are starting to
realise that digital storage is not infinite and that if left unchecked it can become expensive and
unreliable. We're experiencing a significant increase in the number of companies wanting to know how
they can minimise their storage costs. This partnership means that as interest escalates throughout
2009, we are in a strong position to offer our clients a service which is second to none."

Pete Rawden, Director, General Business & Channels, NetApp, commented: "ANS Group's strong
credentials, including VMware gold partner status, prove that they are an industry leader in
virtualisation. The company has also built a strong reputation, which mirrors our own values of
excellence in delivery and customer service. As they enhance their portfolio with NetApp, customers
will have the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive virtualisation solutions based on storage
efficiency, simplicity and reliability."


                    The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement


ANS GROUP PLC                                                                 TEL: 0161 227 1000
Scott Fletcher, Chairman

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Barry Hocken / Duncan Vasey

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Claire Tennant

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