NetApp Announces the Launch of Innovative Technologies and capabilities for Agile Data Infrastructure
NetApp and an Ecosystem of Partners Make IT Intelligent, Immortal, and Infinite So Customers Can Drive Greater Business Velocity
Bangalore, July 19,
2012-NetApp during an event today announced a single
integrated platform for an Agile Data Infrastructures that is built
on essential attributes of Intelligent, Immortal and Infinite.
NetApp in collaboration with its partners, with a vision for the
future is paving a new way for customers to fundamentally architect
and manage their data storage infrastructure differently to be more
Customers irrespective of geographies want to
accelerate their businesses with greater efficiency and
productivity, but they must think differently to remove the
complexity, cost, and inefficiencies of decade-old IT
approaches.Building on years of storage efficiency and clustering
innovation, new platform features, products, and technologies with
the latest release of Data
ONTAP® software, enable IT to better respond to changing
business requirements, maintain non-disruptive operations, and grow
the business without limits.
Speaking at the event, Anil Valluri,
President, NetApp India Marketing & Services Pvt Ltd.
commented, "This is an exciting time for NetApp and its
customers. We, along with our partners are at the forefront of
enabling IT transformation with Data ONTAP and help businesses
scale far beyond today's limits. Indian enterprises like any other
across the globe are struggling with the pace, complexity and
changing demands of a data-driven world. We are confident that the
adoption of Agile Data Infrastructure will enable businesses to be
faster & reliable, giving customers the competitive edge in
data management in a tough and price sensitive market."
Addressing the media gathering Anil also
added "Storage is becoming an enduring infrastructure layer in IT
and commands for a major share in solutions like shared virtual
infrastructure, private cloud, desktop virtualization, to name few.
NetApp has been delivering technology and product firsts for 20
years and is poised to be a preferred storage technology partner of
choice to customers across verticals and segments in India."
Agile Data Infrastructure Makes IT
Intelligent, Immortal, and Infinite
The latest release of NetApp® Data ONTAP, the industry's
largest installed storage operating system, is another milestone in
an aggressive innovation agenda that is the basis for delivering
new approaches to managing data for business impact. Today, NetApp
is transforming data storage again with agile data infrastructure.
Organizations can change the economics of IT and adapt to
unpredictable data growth and dynamic business requirements with a
single infrastructure that evolves as their business grows and
service levels change over time. By combining rich data management
with the architectural advantages of clustering, customers can make
intelligent, immortal, and infinite.
Intelligent Data Management:
Data storage can be intelligent and self-aware to deliver an
immediate response to numerous rapidly changing business
- Service Automation and Analytics: Self-managed
storage seamlessly scales capacity, not people, with end-to-end
visibility into storage infrastructure with functions to
control, automate, and analyze data.
- Storage Efficiency: Cost containment in an era
of monumental growth means that
storage efficiency is not a feature but is instead mandatory to
exploit every possible opportunity to drive down costs while
maintaining or boosting IT performance.
- Virtual Storage Tiering: Always-on application
availability requires data-driven real-time responsiveness. Data
storage needs to be optimized for agility, low cost, and maximum
efficiency. A self-managing data-driven service layer allows a
mixed-media storage pool to keep "hot" data on flash drives and
less-active data on SATA drives. Fully automated with Flash
Pools the intelligence is built into Data ONTAP, making it
efficient for multiple and diverse workloads without requiring
complex data classification.
Immortal Operations: Data
needs a lifespan that stretches beyond the individual components of
the infrastructure to deliver non-disruptive operations and
maintain data accessibility 24/7.
- Non-disruptive Operations:NetApp delivers a
storage environment with always-on availability. Zero
downtime means that business-critical applications such as
Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, and SQL Server®,
as well as solutions from Oracle®, SAPAG, and Red Hat®,
running on VMware® vSphere™ or Citrix XenServer®
don't go offline for routine upgrades and maintenance, add-ons, and
even complete hardware refreshes.
- Embedded Data Security: Businesses must enable
appropriate access to critical data; securing both data and
equipment involves multiple protection points. Multilevel
security prevents unauthorized access to data and helps meet
stringent regulatory requirements for data at rest.
- Integrated Data Protection: "Set it and forget
data protection improves operational efficiency by removing
human error and the need for ongoing adjustments to architecture,
storage systems, and protection policies in order to meet
Customers can grow their business knowing that their storage
performance, capacity, and operational scalability will keep pace
indefinitely, keeping investments and capabilities on track with
- Seamless Scaling: Scaling efficiently means
scaling without the need to add more people to manage the
environment, sacrifice performance, or sacrifice capacity.
Infinite Volume creates a single volume that can scale up to
20PB as a single scalable entity.
- Unified Architecture:One architecture for many
diverse workloads gives customers the flexibility to deal with
changes in storage requirements. NetApp introduced the industry's
- Unified storage architecture and
Data ONTAP is currently the industry's only unified
scale-outplatform that delivers rich data management and data
protection capabilities with clustering technology. This enables
customers to scale out as well as scale up seamlessly across
low-end through high-end systems in a single cluster. In addition,
for remote offices, Data
ONTAP Edge is a low-cost data storage system that runs in a
virtual machine on the VMware vSphere® platform and is
designed to complement NetApp® FAS and V-Series storage
systems, managing the needs of direct-attached storage.
- Secure Multi-tenancy: Secure separation of
data in cloud environments takes virtualization to the next level,
providing a bridge to cloud computing. Close collaboration between
NetApp, Cisco, and VMware has resulted in a secure
multi-tenancy solution to partition shared IT infrastructures
from servers to storage.
The NetApp products and technologies can be ordered today through
NetApp or NetApp's worldwide network of value-added authorized
solution providers, distributors and systems integrators. Customer
pricing for these solutions is also available from NetApp sales or
reseller partners. Data ONTAP 8.1 is GA as of April 19, 2012. Data
ONTAP 8.1.1 is available now for ordering. Data ONTAP Edge is
available in August, 2012. For more information, visit www.netapp.com/in/how-to-buy.
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