Mumbai, India, October 05,
2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that despite
the difficult economy, revenue for its V-Series product line grew
more than 100% year over year during its four fiscal quarters that
ended on July 31, 2009. V-Series is a family of open storage
controllers that unify NetApp® and non NetApp storage under a
common architecture for multiprotocol services. V-Series products
are now deployed with more than 3,000 non NetApp storage systems,
enabling customers to achieve greater storage efficiency, reduce
costs, and improve data protection with their existing storage.
Aviva India recently purchased NetApp
V-Series to improve its disaster recovery readiness. Aviva India
also deployed a NetApp V-Series system for its main data center.
Years of rapid growth left Aviva India with infrastructure that
suffered from low utilization and very high Recovery Point
Objective that left critical data at risk. Although the
organization invested in its infrastructure, it could not meet the
With the help of a NetApp V-Series, Aviva
India consolidated its storage. The V-Series will enable Aviva
India to also virtualize third-party storage at the company's
Primary and disaster recovery site, protecting its original
investment and considerably reducing the Recovery Point Objective
with NetApp Snapshot™ and SnapMirror® technologies.
Aviva India reduced close to 30% data with NetApp deduplication on
the third party storage and expects to reduce the data by 85% for
the server Virtualization project that they are targeting. With
NetApp V-Series and storage-based data replication, the company
estimates it will see considerable savings on licensing fees for
capacity-based data replication that they were using prior to
deploying NetApp over next three years.
"With NetApp, we're aiming to increase speed
and efficiency while bringing costs under control," said Mr. Abhay
Johorey, COO, Aviva India. "But the best part about our new
solution is that it's not entirely new. We were able to complement
existing investments in non-NetApp infrastructure, which was
significantly cheaper than rebuilding from the ground up. It is a
classic case of doing more with less!"
NetApp V-Series enables customers to take
full advantage of the benefits of the powerful features of Data
ONTAP®, such as deduplication, thin provisioning, and Snapshot
technology, to improve storage efficiency and drastically simplify
data management. NetApp deduplication is one of the fastest-growing
technologies in the company's history, with more than 37,000
systems deployed across all tiers of data, including primary,
backup, and archival. With the V-Series, NetApp even guarantees*
that customers will decrease their non NetApp primary storage
capacity for virtual server environments by 35% using NetApp
V-Series and deduplication technology.
"We are delighted to be associated with
Aviva India and it gives us pleasure to see them already
benefiting from the V-Series which gives them greater flexibility
and efficiency with their existing third-party storage," said
Rajesh Janey, President- India & SAARC, NetApp "Limited budgets
are requiring customers to get more out of the storage they already
own. With our storage efficiency technology, customers get back raw
capacity and significantly reduce the rate at which storage grows,
and that's a compelling proposition regardless of what storage you
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*This guarantee and related Program are
limited to the terms set forth in
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
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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
About Aviva Life Insurance Company India
Aviva Life Insurance Company India
Limited is a joint venture between Dabur and Aviva. Current paid up
capital amounts to Rs 1,491.8 crore. Dabur are the 74% shareholder
and Aviva the 26% shareholder. Aviva plc is the UK's largest
insurance Group and one of the world's oldest insurance Groups,
with a history dating back to 1696. Today, it is the fifth largest
insurer worldwide, with 50 million customers and £352 billion
assets under management. Prior to nationalization, Aviva was the
biggest of the foreign insurers operating in the Indian market.
Founded in 1884, Dabur is one of India's
oldest and largest groups of companies with the Group's
consolidated annual sales in excess of Rs 2,396 crores. A
professionally managed company, it is the country's leading
producer of traditional healthcare products.
Aviva pioneered the concept of
Bancassurance in India, and has leveraged its global expertise in
this area successfully in India. Through its branches and its
Bancassurance partner locations, Aviva products are available in
more than 3,000 towns and cities across India.
Aviva's products have been designed to
provide customers flexibility, transparency and value for money and
has been among the first companies to introduce Unit Linked
products in the market.
Aviva has a unique need based sales
approach through the "Financial Health Check" (FHC). The FHC is a
free service administered by our FPAs (Financial Planning Advisers)
for a need-based analysis of the customer's long-term savings and
insurance needs. Depending on the life stage and earnings of the
customer, the Financial Health Check assesses and recommends the
right insurance product for them.
Aviva is also keen to reach out to the
underprivileged that have not had access to insurance so far.
Through its association with BASIX (a micro financial institution)
and other NGOs, it has been able to cover lakhs of lives.
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