NetApp and IBM Cooperate to Deliver Smarter Storage Solutions for Indonesia Market

JAKARTA, 11 March 2009 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced a strategic plan to drive storage solutions in the Indonesian market.

Under the terms of the global partnership, NetApp's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with IBM enables IBM to branded solutions based on NetApp's Unified Storage platform. Through this global partnership, Indonesian customer's will benefit from IBM'S world class data center Solutions and their system storage N Series Family.

The N series storage family is designed to deliver high-end enterprise storage and data management capabilities with midrange affordability. Customers can expect increased reliability, a simplified and unified storage infrastructure with low maintenance, and reduced costs. The collaboration presents a greater value proposition to existing IBM customers who will have a choice of IBM-branded solutions based on NetApp (TM) Unified, Fibre Channel (SAN), open network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI/IP SAN. It also has associated software offerings and Gateway products that help storage access for multi-protocol, multi-vendor storage environments.

To drive success in the OEM partnership, IBM and NetApp have put in place dedicated resources to work on joint opportunities, as well as a commitment towards joint marketing activities. The joint team will work to widen its customer base across all industries and enhance customer experience

"The partnership between IBM and NetApp is a prime example of how two industry-leading companies can team to offer the most innovative storage technology solutions. We are always looking to see how we can bring additional expertise and benefits to our clients seeking the best storage solutions to grow their business," said Fetra Syahbana, Country Manager, IBM Systems and Technology Group, IBM Indonesia.

"This relationship is about pairing innovative NetApp storage solutions with IBM's global market reach, service organization and technology portfolio," said Steven Law, Country Manager, NetApp Indonesia. "We expect this relationship to be a mutually-beneficial one, and believe the strategic partnership will enable more enterprise customers in Indonesia to enjoy the unparalleled speed, value and efficiency that NetApp technologies bring to their business."

The N series storage solution comprises of:
IBM System Storage N series hardware

  • IBM System Storage N7000
  • IBM System Storage N6000
  • IBM System Storage N5000
  • IBM System Storage N3000 Express
  • IBM System Storage N3700
  • IBM System Storage N7000 Gateway
  • IBM System Storage N5000 Gateway

IBM System Storage N series software

  • SnapManager® for SAP
  • SnapManager® for Microsoft® Exchange
  • SnapManager for Oracle
  • SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • SnapManager for Microsoft SQL server

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For more information please contact:

IBM
Noviyana Maladin
Communications IBM Indonesia
8mnoviya@id.ibm.com
021-523 8906/0815 1600 446

NetApp
Sulastri Chin
Marketing NetApp Indonesia
021-527 0723