New NetApp StorVault S550 Provides Midmarket Customers with Enterprise-level Storage and Application Integration
SYDNEY, Australia. - February 25, 2008
-- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today unveiled the StoreVault S550,
the latest addition to the StoreVault family of network storage
appliances that is customised for the midmarket. Today's
announcement further strengthens the StoreVault offering by
providing one of the most complete and feature-rich packaging of
enterprise storage technology solutions focused on helping manage
and streamline IT tasks in growing businesses.
The StoreVault S550 is ideal for mid-size
companies that are expanding 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 Microsoft®
application integration for the StoreVault S550 and the StoreVault
S500 with the introduction of SnapManager® for SQL
Server™ StoreVault Edition software. This enables NetApp
Snapshot™ technology to be applied to SQL Server 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 Server 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.
SnapManager for SQL Server 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."
"The StoreVault S550 helps midmarket
companies operate and act more like an enterprise thanks to
increased storage capacity as well as enterprise-level reliability
and features," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager of the
StoreVault division. "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-grade technology to our midmarket customers.
Additionally, we are also seeing interest in StoreVault solutions
for the remote offices of large companies who like its
price-performance, ease-of-use and stability."
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 midmarket firms 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 Server 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 applications in the midmarket.
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
authorized StoreVault VARs. Pricing is available directly from
StoreVault VARs. For more information on StoreVault and its
complete line of SMB solutions, visit www.storevault.com.
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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
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