SYDNEY, Australia - 1 October
2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that Suncorp,
a leading Australian diversified financial services company, has
consolidated its storage environment and implemented an IT as a
service model based on the Dynamic Data Centre concept developed by
The overhaul has allowed Suncorp to
standardise the management of its storage environment, enabling
greater storage efficiencies and improving service levels across
Jeff Smith, Group Executive Business
Technology of Suncorp said, "We decided it was time to consolidate
and standardise our storage environment with NetApp as our annual
storage growth was unsustainable."
Suncorp is deploying NetApp FAS6070, FAS6080
and FAS6030 systems, VMware and NetApp storage virtualization
technologies for its storage, network and hosting infrastructure.
The administration, provisioning and monitoring of Suncorp's
storage environment is being simplified with SnapDrive®,
SnapManager®, SnapVault®, SnapMirror®, Operations
Manager®, Multistore® and FlexClone®.
The NetApp implementation has allowed Suncorp
to reduce its data centres from three locations to two, with the
pre-production and production data centres linked by IP-SAN.
Suncorp is one of the first customers in the world to virtualize
its core and aggregation layers with Cisco Nexus 7000 switches.
Mr Smith said, "We worked with NetApp to
create a best practice design for our storage infrastructure
through the use of virtualization. By implementing NetApp, Cisco
and VMware technology, we have increased our storage efficiency,
introduced greater flexibility and reduced our total IT costs. We
have also improved our ability to develop and bring new product and
service applications to market and respond to customer demands
Peter O'Connor, Area Vice President of NetApp
Australia and New Zealand said, "NetApp demonstrated the importance
of using a standards-based approach for the administration of a
storage environment to deliver greater storage efficiencies, reduce
the cost of ownership, and enable business breakthroughs. Our
partnership with Suncorp is a shining example of how our innovative
technologies continue to meet the market's demand for solutions
that address real business challenges."
For more information on how NetApp can help
companies transform their data centres, visit http://cloud.netapp.com/.
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world go further, faster at www.netapp.com/au.
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