SYDNEY, Australia - 15 January
2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced integration
of its archive and compliance solution with Symantec™
Enterprise Vault™ 8.0. Together, NetApp and Symantec enable
customers to maximise storage efficiency and optimise protection of
enterprise archived data to reduce the total cost of ownership
(TCO) of archive environments by up to 60%1.
Symantec and NetApp collaborated extensively
to develop a joint archive solution so customers can take advantage
of the following key capabilities:
- Industry-leading deduplication - Enterprise
Vault has optimised its support of NetApp® deduplication. The
combination of NetApp deduplication with Symantec Optimised Single
Instance Storage gives customers a powerful solution to eliminate
redundant data and dramatically reduce storage costs.
- Improved protection - Joint customers can take
advantage of NetApp's unique cascading Snapshot™ approach for
end-to-end replication across the entire archive application stack.
Customers can now increase application availability, dramatically
reduce backup downtime, and significantly improve recovery times of
archive applications and content.
- Simplified management - NetApp's unified
architecture enables customers to radically simplify their archive
storage infrastructure with one management platform to reduce
overhead and improve scalability and flexibility. Together with
Symantec, NetApp is making critical archives more affordable and
easier to manage.
Improved Storage Efficiency for
Customers use many criteria, including scalability and
manageability, when choosing their archive platform. However,
storage efficiency has escalated to become among the top evaluation
"Today's economic uncertainty is accelerating
customers' needs for efficient storage," said Brian Babineau,
analyst with Enterprise Storage Group. "As a result of its
efficiency benefits, deduplication is quickly becoming a de facto
standard for storage environments. NetApp has focused on including
this functionality across primary, backup, and archival data.
Deduplication must be part of any effective archive strategy."
Symantec and NetApp's integration provides
customers this storage efficiency with the ability to run both file
single instancing and block-level deduplication at the same time.
This integrated approach is part of the most complete suite of
technologies for archive environments with deduplication, single
instancing, thin provisioning, Snapshot, and RAID-DP®.
Competitive approaches from HP and EMC fail to either offer this
level of functionality or match the full benefits of this
integrated storage-efficiency approach. As a result, Symantec and
NetApp are enabling customers to create a more affordable,
flexible, and cost-effective infrastructure to address the rapid
growth of their data archives.
Unified Architecture Delivers
Competitive data protection approaches require multiple devices,
operating systems, and software tools to deploy a complete
solution. NetApp's data protection technology solutions offer
customers the breadth and depth to address efficiency, complexity,
and costs. With NetApp's unique cascading Snapshot approach,
customers can automate and synchronize backups and replication
across the archive database, index, and content repositories. By
integrating with Symantec Enterprise Vault, NetApp is further
improving customers' ability to quickly and easily recover their
"Symantec and NetApp have enabled us to
control our storage costs, improve service levels, and more readily
address our compliance requirements," said Steve Sampiere, CIO with
Alliant Insurance. "When we looked to scale our archive over the
next few years, the cost of the infrastructure was daunting.
Symantec and NetApp will enable us to deliver greater storage
efficiency and ultimately save data center space and money."
"Archive storage is growing at a rate of more
than 50% a year, so customers are continually struggling to control
their storage budgets," said Tim Russell, vice president and
general manager of Archiving, Compliance, Storage Efficiency, and
Security with NetApp. "Integration of Symantec and NetApp
deduplication improves archive storage efficiency for our joint
customers. With additional integration such as cascading Snapshot
copies, customers can reduce not just storage acquisition costs but
operating costs as well and, ultimately, maximise the value of
their current IT infrastructures."
"Customers are archiving across more than
just e-mail to include file systems, SharePoint®, and IM,"
said Simon Jelley, senior director, Symantec Enterprise Vault
product management. "With more information being archived,
customers are looking to optimise their storage costs and resource
allocation. Enterprise Vault 8.0 brings storage efficiency with
optimised single instance storage and takes it a step further with
integration to NetApp's deduplication technology. Together, we are
continuing to innovate and help customers realise greater value
from their data protection and archive environments."
For more information on NetApp archive and
compliance solutions, visit http://www.netapp.com/us/solutions/infrastructure/archive/.
To evaluate your current environment and learn how NetApp
storage-efficiency technologies can lead to higher storage
utilization, access the NetApp Storage Efficiency Calculator at
http://www.secalc.com/. Also, learn more about the
latest in NetApp and industry deduplication news by visiting
NetApp's Dr. Dedupe Blog at http://blogs.netapp.com/drdedupe/.
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Customer pricing for products described in this press release is
available from NetApp sales or reseller partners. Enterprise Vault
8.0 with support of NetApp deduplication will be available in
January 2009. NetApp deduplication is available to new and existing
customers at no additional charge.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
1 Based on Irwin Mitchell
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