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Network Appliance Introduces Multi-Vendor Virtualisation Solutions, Enables Broad Data Management Applications for Customers

  • 30 March, 2005 09:04

<p>Industry’s most comprehensive storage virtualisation solution unifies SAN, IP SAN and NAS under a common architecture</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) has announced the newest addition to its data management portfolio – the NetApp(R) V-Series family. V-Series systems enable customers to extend the complete suite of groundbreaking dynamic virtualisation capabilities delivered in NetApp Data ONTAP(TM) 7G software to third-party storage products from HDS, HP, IBM and Sun. The unique virtualisation capabilities of V-Series systems translate directly into customer cost savings and a more intelligent, fluid approach to storage asset utilisation that accommodates shifting business demands.</p>
<p>The complete portfolio of NetApp data management applications, including application-optimised SnapManager(R) for Microsoft(R) Exchange and SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, is now available to heterogeneous environments through NetApp V-Series systems. V-Series systems enable the capabilities that enterprise IT environments need to rapidly accommodate emerging business needs, including heterogeneous storage consolidation, rapid provisioning, increased utilisation and virtual cloning, near-instantaneous data recovery, disk-based backup, asynchronous and synchronous network independent replication for online disaster recovery, improved adherence to corporate governance requirements, virus protection and integration with leading applications.</p>
<p>Today customers are facing poor asset utilisation, complex storage management, a lack of business agility and a rising total cost of ownership (TCO). The NetApp V-Series addresses these challenges with next-generation virtualisation technology that simplifies management and reduces costs. V-Series systems facilitate a single, powerful, flexible management paradigm that replaces the cumbersome management procedures of conventional arrays.</p>
<p>V-Series Customer Benefits:
* Simplifies storage provisioning and management
* Lowers storage management and operating costs
* Increases storage utilisation and decreases the need for added capacity
* Provides comprehensive, simple-to-use data protection solutions
* Improves business practices and operational efficiency
* Transforms conventional storage systems into a single storage pool</p>
<p>“The NetApp V-Series encompasses the most comprehensive and sophisticated virtualisation engine available,” said Mark Heers, Director, Marketing and Alliances, Australia and New Zealand at Network Appliance. “This has been achieved through combining the advanced virtualisation capabilities of Data ONTAP 7G with the aptitude of the V-Series.”</p>
<p>“The V-Series represents an evolution in storage with the break away from ‘NAS gateways’ or ‘storage routers’ and the delivery of new levels of performance, scalability and data protection. We have set a new benchmark for the storage vendors and have heightened the expectations and demands placed on the storage industry.</p>
<p>Heers continued, “We challenge any of our competitors to offer a solution with dynamic virtualisation of block and file data in the same device – with consistent management; true multivendor or heterogeneous virtualisation; a comprehensive suite of offerings to simplify provisioning and maximise storage utilisation – including this provisioning and space efficient cloning; a robust portfolio of proven data management software for sharing, consolidating, protecting and recovering mission critical data; a network-based architecture enabling seamless integration with existing storage; and a proven architecture for horizontal scaling as business needs change or expand.</p>
<p>“These are all qualities that customers should expect and demand when considering an advanced virtualisation solution. We are confident that NetApp is the only vendor to offer this portfolio of capabilities and resulting business benefits.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability:
NetApp V-Series systems are available immediately. Pricing is available upon request from NetApp sales or NetApp distribution and channel partners.</p>
<p>More detailed information and technical specifications are available at
http://www.netapp.com/products/virtualization/.</p>
<p>news ends</p>
<p>Notes for Editors:
About Network Appliance.
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today’s data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product and partner firsts that continue to drive ‘The evolution of storage’(TM). Information about Network Appliance(TM) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp and SnapManager are registered trademarks and Network Appliance, Data ONTAP, and The evolution of storage are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>For further information please contact –
Mark Heers
Director, Marketing &amp; Alliances, Australia and New Zealand
Network Appliance, Inc.
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9779 5623</p>
<p>Press contact –
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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