NetApp Announces Storage Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Bangalore, India - February 28, 2008 - NetApp today announced that it is providing a comprehensive portfolio of storage and data management solutions for Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. These solutions are designed for customers who use Windows Server and SQL Server to support their core infrastructure, business intelligence, data warehousing, and other mission-critical applications in both physical and virtual environments. With solutions certified by Microsoft from NetApp, customers will be able to easily transition to Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V, and SQL Server 2008 while maintaining simple, efficient, and cost-effective storage.

NetApp® storage solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, including SnapManager® for SQL Server, help customers achieve a flexible, highly available database storage infrastructure to support their business-critical applications and business intelligence platform.

According to Soumitra Agarwal, Marketing Director at NetApp India, "With solutions supporting Hyper-V, customers not only can virtualize their Windows environments, but also can virtualize their storage using NetApp storage and data management solutions, enabling customers to achieve greater efficiency, performance, and flexibility from their virtualized Windows Server ecosystem and extend those benefits to NetApp networked storage solutions."

In addition to supporting Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp is also committed to interoperability with Windows Server 2008. Microsoft certification gives customers the peace of mind that NetApp storage systems meet the rigorous requirements set by Microsoft for storage devices deployed on the Windows Server 2008 platform. NetApp storage systems can be located at the Windows Server Catalog at

NetApp storage solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 include:

  • Storage consolidation and migration solutions to enable customers to easily transition to SQL Server 2008, while reducing storage costs and significantly improving the manageability of their database environments.
  • Application test and development solutions to allow software developers to create space-efficient copies of SQL Server databases, reducing the time and storage requirements needed to develop, test, and deploy their new applications.
  • Business continuity solutions to provide highly available data storage and a rapid, cost-effective disaster recovery capability for all applications using SQL Server databases.
  • Backup and recovery solutions to protect SQL Server data through the creation of frequent, space-efficient backups using NetApp Snapshot™ technology. This solution also enables customers to reliably recover data in seconds with NetApp SnapRestore®.
  • Scale-up and scale-out solutions to support the needs of enterprise customers requiring large, multi-terabyte SQL Server databases.
  • Consolidation of SQL Server data and elimination of unused pools of storage to reduce overall costs.

For more information about NetApp storage and data management solutions for Windows environments, visit

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