New NetApp StoreVault S550 Provides SMB Customers with Enterprise-Level Storage and Application Integration

SYDNEY, Australia - February 18, 2008 -- StoreVault, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) division, today unveiled the StoreVault S550, the latest addition to the StoreVault family of network storage appliances that is customised for the small and medium-size business (SMB) market. Today's announcement further strengthens the StoreVault offering by providing one of the most complete and feature-rich SMB storage technology solutions to help manage and streamline SMB IT tasks.

The StoreVault S550 is ideal for small or medium-size companies that are growing and looking for their storage technology to grow with them. The S550 builds upon its predecessor, the StoreVault S500, with 12TB of storage capacity. Scalability is simple and allows customers to scale without disrupting their applications or users.

StoreVault is also announcing deeper Microsoft® application integration for the StoreVault S550 and the StoreVault S500 with the introduction of the SnapManager® for SQL Server™ StoreVault Edition. This enables NetApp Snapshot™ technology to be applied to SQL data hosted on StoreVault, providing peace-of-mind security and dependability with the industry's best implementation of point-in-time recovery with no performance impact.

"SnapManager for SQL and StoreVault has done wonders to make our storage process much more efficient and effective," said Josh Huisken, IT manager, Intense Lighting. "The amount of time that it saves us when creating backups is pretty incredible. With our previous technology, it took at least a couple of hours to back up just five or six gigabytes of data. StoreVault has completely changed that, taking just seconds to process the same job. The time savings is crucial for the business and has allowed me to devote more time and resources to other important IT matters."

"As the SMB market continues to evolve, more and more small and medium-sized companies are directly competing for business with large enterprise companies," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager of the StoreVault division. "The StoreVault S550 helps SMBs operate and act more like an enterprise thanks to increased storage capacity that includes enterprise-level reliability and stability. Furthermore, with deepened Microsoft integration for StoreVault solutions, SQL Servers can now be completely and safely backed up and restored in a very short period of time , which is further proof of our ongoing commitment to providing enterprise-level technology to our SMB customers."

The increased storage capacity of the StoreVault S550 is the result of a new chassis that supports 750GB and 1TB drives, with the ability to scale to 12TB. The added storage capacity allows continued support of server virtualisation, a technology that is key in enabling SMBs to realise increased data centre efficiency. The larger capacity also complements the StoreVault S300 by providing a larger target for replication tasks from remote offices.

With the new SnapManager for SQL Server StoreVault Edition, SQL databases can be backed up and recovered in seconds and optionally replicated for disaster recovery. In fact, StoreVault Snapshot copies take only a fraction of a second to perform, have zero performance overhead, and can be utilised for up to 255 copies. SnapManager for SQL Server StoreVault Edition is another example of StoreVault's commitment to providing deeper integration with the most common and mission-critical SMB applications.

Price and Availability
StoreVault S550 pricing starts at AUD $8540 ex tax RRP with 1tb storage, windows file share, SnapRestore and a one year warranty. The StoreVault S550 is available immediately in North America, the United Kingdom, the Nordics, Latin America, and Australia from authorised StoreVault VARs. Pricing is available directly from StoreVault VARs. For more information on StoreVault and its complete line of SMB solutions, visit

About StoreVault
StoreVault, a NetApp division, is focused on delivering data storage solutions tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. StoreVault combines enterprise-proven technology from NetApp, a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, with the scalability, simplicity, security, and affordability required by SMBs. Information about StoreVault solutions and resellers is available at

About NetApp
NetApp is a leading provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimise risk, and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at

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