LONDON, UK February 24, 2009
- In an effort to help customers maximize the value of their
existing storage investments, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced
the industry's first-ever Guarantee* Program for installed
third-party storage. As an addition to NetApp's existing
Virtualization Guarantee Program, which was introduced in September
2008, NetApp is offering a guarantee that customers will decrease
their non-NetApp primary storage capacity for virtual server
environments by 35% using NetApp® V-Series and deduplication
Now customers have more ways to save with NetApp's Virtualization
Guarantee Program. Customers can take advantage of NetApp's
guarantee that they will use 50% less storage in their
VMware®, Citrix, and Microsoft® virtual environments with
NetApp storage compared to traditional storage arrays.
Alternatively, for customers that already own EMC, IBM, HP, or HDS
storage systems, NetApp will reduce redundant copies of their
primary data by at least 35% with NetApp V-Series.
"Customers are stretching their budgets and looking to lower their
overall infrastructure costs while minimizing the risk of their IT
investments," said Jay Kidd, chief marketing officer of NetApp.
"While server virtualization is a way for customers to achieve
greater efficiency in the data centre, NetApp further fulfils this
promise with our storage efficiency capabilities that help not only
save space and cost but also minimize risk of their storage
investments. Now we're assuring customers that they can realize
efficiencies with our competitors' storage using NetApp V-Series.
No other storage vendor is willing or able to match this
Now NetApp customers can achieve greater storage capacity
utilization on inefficient systems that they already purchased and
deployed and tap into the unrealized potential of their existing
storage infrastructures. NetApp provides the most complete storage
efficiency technologies for virtual server environments so that
customers can improve protection of their data assets, buy less
storage, and reduce their overall power, space, and cooling costs
in their data centres.
NetApp V-Series is an open storage controller that unifies NetApp
and non-NetApp storage under a common storage architecture.
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 dramatically simplify data management.
NetApp deduplication has become one of the fastest growing
technologies in the company's history, with more than 28,000
systems deployed across all tiers of data, including primary,
backup, and archival.
Availability and Requirements
Customers anywhere in the world who purchase a new V-Series system
for their virtual desktop and server environment, including Citrix
XenServer, VMware ESX, and Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V™,
can take advantage of this program. If customers don't improve
their storage capacity on competitive storage systems by at least
35% with NetApp V-Series and deduplication (and after following
established best practices implemented by NetApp Professional
Services), NetApp will provide the additional storage capacity
needed to meet customers' shortfall, valued up to 35% of the
original controller purchased, at no additional charge*. Qualifying
service delivery is available from NetApp Global Services or
participating Authorized Professional Service Partners in networked
storage for virtualized platforms.
For more information, visit
where you can access program details including FAQs, technical
resources, best practices, and the new NetApp Storage Efficiency
Calculator to evaluate your current environment and learn how
NetApp storage efficiency technologies can lead to higher storage
Also, listen to the podcast titled "Use 50% Less Storage with NetApp-Guaranteed,"
with Jim Sangster, senior director of Marketing at NetApp, on ways
to manage your company's exponential data growth in a virtualized
environment while minimizing your storage investment.
To learn more about the latest in NetApp and industry deduplication
news, visit NetApp's Dr. Dedupe Blog at http://blogs.netapp.com/drdedupe/.
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Nathalie Agnew / Caroline Hanson
Champion Communications for NetApp
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