AUSTRALIA, Sydney.- 6 March
- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) today
extended its data centre portfolio with the addition of its newest
midrange platforms, the NetApp® FAS3040
and NetApp V3040
. Aimed at making enterprise data centre management
easier, these systems, combined with Data
software, offer flexible and feature-rich
unified storage solutions and exceptional price/performance for
data-driven business applications such as Oracle®, SAP, and
Microsoft® Exchange. The FAS3040 and V3040 systems are also
powerful additions to the company's technical applications
infrastructure, providing robust storage for design, automation,
and other data-intensive needs. Future Data ONTAP GX support can
also be leveraged on these systems for customers who require
NetApp is the fastest growing company in the SAN market and
continues to hold the leading share in both NAS and IP SAN/iSCSI
markets.¹ For NetApp, the FAS3040 and V3040 represent
additional market opportunities as the company extends its
enterprise lineup and adds more functionality and capability for FC
SAN environments. The new systems provide customers with greater
storage choices and give them the flexibility to tailor their
infrastructures and capital outlays to meet specific data
"The FAS3040 and V3040 distinguish themselves as modular midrange
systems that pack a lot of punch without punching a hole in our
customers' budgets, the way competitive midrange solutions do.
Customers told us they wanted more midrange options from us that
deliver rock-solid SAN and NAS performance, increased data and
application availability, ease of management, and extreme
reliability-all at a compelling price. These latest systems are
designed specifically with data-intensive business and technical
applications in mind," said Patrick Rogers, vice president,
Solutions Marketing at Network Appliance.
Craig Vershon, IT Manager at Newfield Exploration agreed. "We're
thrilled with the decision to deploy NetApp FAS systems to meet our
storage needs. With NetApp, we have a flexible, reliable, and easy
to manage storage solution that is crucial to maintaining our data
centre and meeting our business needs."
Just as the FAS3070 and V3070 provided a refresh of the FAS3050 and
V3050 in November 2006, the new FAS3040 and V3040 completes the
refresh of the widely deployed FAS3000 series storage systems by
offering two times the performance and 50% more storage scalability
than the FAS3020. As part of the unified NetApp architecture, these
midrange systems support file services, FC SAN, IP SAN (or iSCSI),
and multiple network configurations while offering scalability to
higher-performance systems with seamless upgrades, all without
requiring the "forklift" data migration needed by most other
offerings currently on the market. Designed with enterprise
availability and easy manageability in mind, the new systems
increase reliability, accelerate time-to-market, simplify
maintenance, and reduce storage infrastructure complexity, making
them ideal for both business and technical application
environments. Based on a 64-bit architecture, with up to 252 disk
drives, 126TB capacity, and high-bandwidth I/O, including embedded
4Gb FC ports, the FAS3040 and V3040 address a price/performance
sweet spot for customers managing a growing storage environment in
which business agility is paramount.
The performance of the new entry-level midrange NetApp FAS3040
system distinguishes itself among the competition with:
- Higher-Performance SAN. Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed
Program (ESRP) storage test results demonstrate support for up to
14,000 Microsoft Exchange users at 1.0 IOPs per user, 2,000 more
users than comparable EMC storage systems.
- Superior Throughput. A recent SPEC_SFS benchmark demonstrated a
maximum throughput of 60,038 IO requests per second, proving the
new entry midrange NetApp FAS3040 delivers 38% higher throughput
than EMC's highest-performing midrange NAS storage systems.
- Superior Overall Response Time (ORT). The same SPEC_SFS
benchmark demonstrated an overall response time (ORT) of 1.17 ms
per request at 60,038 IOPs, 23% faster than EMC's
highest-performing midrange NAS storage systems.
The Exchange listing is representative of block-based (SAN) storage
performance while the SFS benchmark result is indicative of file
serving (NAS) performance. For more information on the ESRP results
For more information on SPEC_SFS results visit www.spec.org/sfs97r1/results/res2007q1/
For customers with even higher performance and scalability needs,
NetApp recommends the FAS3070 and V3070, which offer the highest
SAN performance and data management capabilities for the most
demanding application environments, whether business or
"We are seeing more end users embrace midrange in the data centre,"
said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "This
is driven by ease of use, cost effectiveness, compelling
price/performance, and a rich set of data management software
capabilities. Additionally, end users are finding that midrange
storage systems are extremely reliable. With the relentless growth
of data we can't keep doing business as usual and spend endless
amounts of money on big iron."
In addition NetApp has extended its list of V-Series supported
storage systems to include the EMC CLARiiON® storage family.
This complements existing support for Hitachi Data Systems, IBM,
and HP storage arrays, and expands the range of systems where the
value of the V-Series family can be utilised.
Pricing and Availability
All customer pricing for products described in this press release
is available from NetApp sales or sales partners. The FAS3040 and
V3040 are available immediately.
Technical information is available online for these and other
products. To receive ongoing technical updates and to learn more,
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About Network Appliance
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for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts. Information about Network ApplianceTM
and services is available at www.netapp.com. NetApp, the
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and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in
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should be treated as such. ¹Leader in FC SAN and iSCSI
according to IDC. Leader in NAS according to Gartner.
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