NetApp Strengthens Mid-Market Product Offerings

NEW DELHI, INDIA. - November 28th, 2011 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has strengthened its entry product and solutions portfolio for midsize businesses to deliver greater value to both customers and partners. The new NetApp® FAS2000 entry product line delivers improved value, simplicity, performance, and scalability to enable customers to start right and grow with the needs of their businesses.

Midsize businesses are under tremendous pressure to keep pace with growing business demands and to do more with fewer resources. Many of these businesses have turned to virtualization to improve cost savings, modernize their applications, and consolidate their IT infrastructure to gain competitive advantage. As data volumes continue to expand at explosive rates and demands on the business continue to expand beyond IT budgets, the decisions these companies make now about their IT infrastructure are foundational to their business success today and in the future.

"Midsize businesses are facing unique challenges as a result of increasing business demands and the need to do more with fewer resources," said Tom Georgens, President and Chief Executive Officer, NetApp. "We understand that customers should not be forced to make a tradeoff between affordability and 'good enough' technology. With solutions that are priced and packaged to address this growing market, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help our customers succeed and build a solid foundation that can expand and adapt as their business and priorities change."

Simon Green, Vice President and General Manager - NetApp Asia Pacific, added, "India's mid-market and midsize enterprises are growing and companies continue to look for ways to innovate to stay ahead. A key contributor to the overall economy, mid-sized enterprises demand affordable yet enterprise class IT solutions that also have the ability to scale rapidly. NetApp's new entry level product line delivers uncompromised, affordable and truly unified storage solutions for this emerging segment. NetApp's offerings will help mid-size enterprises make smart IT decisions, protect their investments in the long run, as well as cover the evolving and sometimes unpredictable needs of their business."

Enhanced Midsize Business Portfolio Delivers Value, Performance, Simplicity and Efficiency

  • Performance and Scalability: NetApp's powerful new FAS2240, the latest offering in NetApp's entry FAS2000 series, delivers two to three times performance improvement and greater flexibility, allowing customers to maximize storage investments, support demanding workloads, and add enhanced capabilities as needed as their business needs change.
  • Simplicity: NetApp OnCommand™ System Manager 2.0 is designed specifically for the IT generalist to simplify, control, and automate both setup and ongoing management of NetApp storage. This simple and easy-to-use management tool is provided with the purchase of these systems to help customers improve their storage and service efficiency, boost productivity, and reduce the impact of storage management on limited IT resources.
  • NetApp Data ONTAP®: The FAS2000 series runs the latest version of the Data ONTAP operating system to provide customers with a unified, scalable platform that supports multiple workloads and delivers the flexibility to meet their growing business requirements.
  • Unified, Scalable Architecture: NetApp offers a truly unified, scalable architecture that enables customers to easily and affordably upgrade to higher-end systems and new capabilities without the need for forklift upgrades. NetApp's innovative unified platform is currently unmatched in the industry and helps customers to meet current and future requirements for architecting scalable, efficient, and flexible infrastructures.
  • Industry-Leading Efficiency: With NetApp, midsize customers benefit from the industry-leading efficiencies for which NetApp is widely known in the industry. While other storage vendors offer only one or two storage efficiency technologies, NetApp offers nine integrated technologies, which have helped customers save $11 billion and more than 4.6 exabytes of storage3 in total.

Availability and Pricing
As part of today's announcement, NetApp is offering new lower pricing options for both the FAS2040 and FAS2240 to deliver greater value and long-term savings, allowing customers to grow their business without outgrowing their storage investments. The NetApp FAS2000 series systems start at under INR 4, 50,000 and can be ordered today through NetApp's worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors, and systems integrators. For more information, visit www.netapp.com/in/how-to-buy.

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Addendum: Customer and Partner Quote Sheet : NetApp works with many technology partners, channel partners, value-added resellers, and systems integrators to deliver scalable, efficient, and innovative solutions that help midsize businesses start right and grow with the needs of their businesses. Here's what some of them are saying:

Guruprasad K.Murthy, Senior Director, Engineering - OnMobile Global Limited
"OnMobile Global Limited is the leading Value Added Services [VAS] company for Mobile, Landline and Media Service Providers. With a firmly established and rapidly expanding global footprint across 53 countries, we required a storage solution that was both flexible and efficient. NetApp storage solutions deliver enterprise-class functionality even through entry level products which is not only economical since we can purchase on a need-only basis but also offers the right scalability to support the growth of our business. We believe that the NetApp storage solution will help us deliver superior value for our 92+ telecom clients".

Rajesh Rege, Sr. Vice President, Data Center, Virtualization and Cloud, Cisco India& SAARC. Enterprises are challenged by the complexity and management of their data centers and are increasingly adopting unified, pre-tested, and validated datacenter infrastructure. Cisco is working very closely with NetApp to deliver a cost-effective cloud infrastructure that can transform today's datacenter. We have combined the scalability, flexibility, and manageability of Cisco UCS with NetApp storage to achieve maximum return on investment, while eliminating the need for costly forklift upgrades"

T. Srinivasan, Managing Director, VMware India & SAARC
"In today's economy, midsize companies require solutions that will allow them to do more with limited resources, respond faster to growing business demands and achieve greater IT efficiency. NetApp and VMware address these key requirements by providing a cost-effective and flexible joint solution optimized to take advantage of the full benefit of virtualization with greater cost savings, higher availability, scalability and data protection. Working together, NetApp and VMware provide a tightly integrated solution to help customers start right and grow smart with an efficient infrastructure to handle future growth."

Naresh Desai, General Manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, India
"As mid-size businesses evolve as a huge opportunity, this introduction to the NetApp unified storage solutions portfolio will allow us to offer innovative solutions to address the unique challenges that this market segment presents. Furthermore, under our Virtualization practice we will be able to deliver integrated solutions that offer greater value to our channel partners and customers. Avnet will continue to invest and strengthen our NetApp channel ecosystem with value-added solutions to address the market together"

Sanjiv Khushu CEO and Director, E Micro Data Technologies Pvt Ltd.
The midmarket in India is an emerging segment whose unique needs demand a specialist approach from technology vendors as well as partners. NetApp's storage solutions help address the need for enterprise-class functionalities at lower investments, while at the same time providing the flexibility and seamless scalability that will help customer's IT keep pace with rapid business growth. As a partner I believe this solution will help us drive greater value for customers in this segment, in turn offering us a strong business opportunity.