NetApp Backs Virtualization Guarantee with $1 Million Challenge to Help Customer Use 50% Less Storage
VMworld 2009, SAN FRANCISCO,
Calif.-September 1, 2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today
announced its $1 Million Virtualization Challenge contest to award
NetApp® storage hardware, software, and services to a
qualifying new customer to reduce the company's storage usage by
50% in a VMware® environment.
Launched in September 2008, the NetApp
Virtualization Guarantee Program offers customers a guarantee* that
they will use 50% less storage in their virtual environments with
NetApp compared to traditional storage. NetApp is now taking the
guarantee a step further by offering up to $1 million of NetApp
technology and services to a new NetApp customer to further prove
NetApp's efficiency in VMware environments. As part of the
challenge, an independent third party will benchmark and measure
the impact of NetApp's storage.
"We're confident that customers will use 50%
less storage with NetApp, so we're willing to put our money where
our mouth is with the $1 Million Virtualization Challenge contest,"
said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at
NetApp. "Customers are proving that NetApp storage-efficiency
technologies such as thin provisioning, deduplication,
RAID-DP®, and Snapshot™ can help realize unprecedented
space savings in virtual infrastructures. This is a great
opportunity for a company that is facing the pressure of cost
reduction to address its storage challenges and demonstrate the
business impact of its NetApp and VMware environment."
To enter NetApp's $1 Million Virtualization Challenge contest, an
entrant must be a new NetApp customer and in good standing as a
corporation that is incorporated and registered to do business in
an eligible state as further described in and subject to the
eligibility rules and requirements found at www.NetApp.com/MillionDollarChallenge.
All entries must be received by September 21, 2009. The select
customer will be chosen by Network World and a NetApp
committee and be awarded up to $1 million of NetApp hardware,
software, and services. To enter and read more details about the
NetApp $1 Million Virtualization Challenge contest, visit www.NetApp.com/MillionDollarChallenge.
For more information on the NetApp
Virtualization Guarantee, visit www.netapp.com/guarantee,
where you can access program details including FAQs, technical
resources, best practices, and the new NetApp Storage Efficiency
Calculator to evaluate your current environment and learn how
NetApp storage efficiency technologies can lead to higher storage
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.
*This guarantee and related Program are
limited to the terms set forth in www.netapp.com/guarantee
applicable only to prospective orders placed after the Program
effective date and are dependent upon your compliance with the
terms and conditions set forth in this document and any of the
instruction sets and specifications set forth in the referenced
documents. NetApp's sole and exclusive liability and your sole and
exclusive remedy associated with the terms of this guarantee and
related Program is the provision by NetApp of the additional
storage capacity as set forth in this guarantee and related
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