NetApp Launches £1 Million Challenge to Slash Storage by 50%
LONDON, UK - 7 September
2009 NetApp, (NASDAQ: NTAP) today promised up to £1
million in NetApp® storage hardware, software and services to
a qualifying new customer to reduce their storage usage by 50% in a
To prove the value of its storage efficiency and the authenticity
of its Virtualisation Guarantee Programme, NetApp is putting
forward up to £1 million in technology and services. One UK
business, that is not currently a customer, will have the
opportunity to implement up to £1 million of NetApp's
solutions into a VMware®, Citrix or Microsoft® virtual
environment. The impact NetApp delivers to the business as a result
will be independently measured and published.
"We're confident that customers will use 50%
less storage with NetApp, so we're willing to put our money where
our mouth is with the £1 Million Virtualisation Challenge,"
said Nick Thurlow, vice president, EMEA sales at NetApp. "NetApp
storage-efficiency technologies such as thin provisioning,
deduplication, RAID-DP®, and Snapshot™ have proven to
help customers improve performance and realise unprecedented space
savings in their virtual infrastructures.
Thurlow continues, "In today's cost cutting
economy, this is a great opportunity for a UK business to address
its storage challenges, receive £1 million of investment with
our thanks and directly measure the impact of NetApp on their
The NetApp Virtualisation Guarantee, launched
in September 2008, is designed to enable customers to maximise the
value of their storage investment and states businesses will use
50% less storage in their VMware®, Citrix or Microsoft®
virtual environments with NetApp compared to traditional
As part of the £1 million challenge, a
NetApp appointed analyst will independently benchmark and measure
the impact of NetApp's storage following implementation and publish
Companies in the UK are eligible to nominate their company for the
challenge. All nominations must be received by 28th September 2009.
The company must be not be a current NetApp customer. The selected
company will be chosen by a NetApp committee and awarded up to
£1 million of NetApp hardware, software, and services.
To nominate your company and learn more about
the NetApp £1 Million Virtualisation Challenge including the
terms and conditions of the Challenge, visit http://www.netapp.com/uk/1million
For more information on the NetApp
Virtualisation guarantee, 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
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around
the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com/uk.
*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 compliance with the terms and
conditions set forth in this document and any of the instruction
sets and specifications set forth in the referenced documents.
NetApp's sole and exclusive liability and the sole and 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 Program.
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