This NetApp Press release seems to contradict the NetApp statement that follows it: How can something win a best product in 2003 and be introduced in 2005? The FAS250 seems to have done so.
Sunnyvale, Calif. – November 5, 2003 — Network Appliance, Inc., announced today the FAS250 has been named as the Best Product in the online hardware and management software category at Forum Stockage 2003 in Paris. This is the second year that NetApp has been honored, with the FAS900 winning the special award for Innovation in 2002. This international exhibition is dedicated to all aspects of storage and data protection and is one of the most important European events in the storage industry.
But today we learn that the FAS250 was released this year.
NetApp’s product line-up has been strong. Informs Thomas, “The entry-level FAS 250 and FAS 270 which debuted this year made a big contribution to our growth.”