Sunnyvale, Calif.-June 23,
2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that UZ Leuven
has greatly reduced costs and increased productivity thanks to the
combination of NetApp® storage efficiency technologies and
newly enhanced manageability software. To further help customers
such as UZ Leuven receive additional storage efficiency benefits,
NetApp also introduced enhancements to its manageability software
suite and new software packs and bundles.
UZ Leuven, a NetApp customer since 2000 and
one of the largest healthcare providers in Europe, leveraged a wide
range of NetApp storage efficiency technologies across several IT
functions, including server virtualization, e-mail archiving, file
sharing, and database management. As a result, UZ Leuven
streamlined its business operations while saving valuable time and
money. For example, UZ Leuven leveraged deduplication technology
within its NetApp MetroCluster storage system to reduce data
storage requirements by as much as 80% in its virtual server
environment. Combined with NetApp SnapMirror®, deduplication
helped UZ Leuven dramatically reduce the amount of disk space
required for backup, from 4.2 terabytes to 800 gigabytes.
UZ Leuven also leveraged NetApp's
manageability software to help maximize its storage efficiency
gains. Operations Manager provided UZ Leuven with automated,
centralized management of its storage infrastructure while
Protection Manager allowed UZ Leuven to automate backup processes
and leverage advanced data protection technologies such as
SnapMirror. This combination increased storage utilization while
reducing manual effort and management time, allowing UZ Leuven to
successfully manage a larger storage environment with fewer
"We needed a storage system that provided us
with both performance and efficiency gains," said Reinoud Reynders,
IT manager for Infrastructure and Operations for UZ Leuven. "We
have been thrilled with our NetApp infrastructure and management
solutions and have recognized a wealth of cost and time savings.
NetApp has a wide variety of storage efficiency technologies that
clearly save operational time and costs as well as save capital
costs by allowing us to store more and more data with our existing
Enhanced Manageability Software and
New Software Packs and Bundles
NetApp today also announced System Manager to expand its
manageability software offerings with a solution that enables
storage experts and non-storage experts to easily leverage NetApp's
proven storage efficiency technologies. System Manager, which is
free of charge, provides customers with out-of-the-box management
of their FAS2000 and FAS3000 storage systems. System Manager is a
Microsoft® Windows® -based tool that provides an
easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that automates common
device management tasks and supports NetApp storage efficiency
technologies like deduplication and thin provisioning to achieve
greater cost savings and performance improvements.
Also, NetApp's existing manageability
products, which include Operations Manager, Protection Manager, and
Provisioning Manager, now support a wider range of NetApp storage
efficiency features such as deduplication, thin provisioning, and
Snapshot™ copies. As a result, customers managing a large
number of NetApp systems can automatically configure and deploy
different storage efficiency technologies across their entire
enterprise environment. By automating these complex operational
processes, customers can save both time and money.
Furthermore, the new NetApp software packs
and NetApp Select™ software bundles enable customers to
realize the full savings that storage efficiency can deliver.
Repackaging over 30 existing products into a small number of
bundles, the new packs and bundles streamline the ordering process
for both customers and partners and can provide substantial cost
savings when compared to purchasing products individually. The
NetApp Select software bundles package protocol support along with
several of the software packs into one offering.
"NetApp strives to empower customers with the
storage efficiency tools necessary to improve business operations
and drive down costs," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of
Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "This notion of efficiency also
extends to the actual cost and ordering process, which should be as
simple and cost-effective as possible. With the latest enhancements
to our software manageability product suite along with the new
software packs and software bundles, we are addressing customer
needs for a more simplified and streamlined experience."
System Manager is available, at no additional cost, to NetApp
customers via the NetApp Web site. Customer pricing for NetApp
software packs, which include the Foundation Pack, Protection Pack,
Application Pack, Server Pack, and Advanced Pack, and are available
only to FAS2000 customers, is available from NetApp sales or
reseller partners. Customer pricing for NetApp Select software
bundles, which include the Windows Bundle, Server Virtualization
Bundle, and Complete Bundle, and are available only to FAS2000 and
FAS/V3100 customers, is available from reseller partners. All
software packs and bundles are available immediately. The new
versions of Operations Manager, Provisioning Manager, and
Protection Manager will be available in July 2009.
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