NetApp Unveils Kilo Client, a Massive Grid Computing Environment to Help Customers Transform their Data Centers
Bangalore, India - February 19, 2008
- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the development of
the NetApp® Kilo Client, a massive testing environment capable
of exceeding the most scalable and extreme conditions that most
enterprise have in their data centers. The NetApp Kilo Client
provides an environment in which utility computing approaches can
be tested in real-world environments and on a scale unavailable
from other storage vendors today.
Thousands of customers are deploying NetApp
storage with larger and larger computing grid environments. In
order to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of these data
centers, NetApp built the Kilo Client to explore the limits of its
storage solutions in a controlled environment and developed best
practices in rapid provisioning methodologies.
"The NetApp Kilo Client is a breakthrough
architecture that pushes the limits in the testing and development
of enterprise grid compute environments," said Soumitra Agarwal,
Marketing Director - India at NetApp. "This environment was made
possible for our customers due to close collaboration with key
partners like AMD, Blade Network Technologies, Brocade, Chelsio
Communications, Cisco, IBM, Intel, QLogic, Qlusters, and VMware.
The Kilo Client is a technology that delivers the day-to-day
business efficiencies promised by utility computing and makes those
efficiencies not just a theoretical possibility, but a practical
consideration for commercial usage today."
Agarwal continued, "NetApp is taking a
holistic approach to helping users test and build the most
energy-efficient data centers without sacrificing performance and
scalability. The NetApp Kilo Client affords end users the right
insight into pulling the maximum utilization from their storage and
server virtualization resources. This isn't a technology of the
future - there is absolutely nothing in the Kilo Client test lab
that can't be leveraged by NetApp customers today."