Independent Third-Party Study Concludes Network Appliance™ Storage System "Significantly Outperforms" Competitive Offering
Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 7, 2004 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of
enterprise network storage solutions, today announced the results
of a competitive analysis report conducted by VeriTest, the testing
division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., in which the performance
of the NetApp® F825c high-availability storage system was
compared with that of the Dell/EMC CX600 storage server. According
to the report, the NetApp F825c performed up to 3.89 times faster
than the competitors tested, depending on configuration and
The competitive analysis testing focused on the random-access
workloads that online applications typically encounter in a
simulated online transaction processing (OLTP) environment and was
completed in both Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage networks.
Although the two systems had similar disk storage configurations,
the NetApp F825c outperformed the Dell/EMC CX600 by more than 2X.
Specifically, the VeriTest report stated that the NetApp F825c was
2.27 times faster than the Dell/EMC CX600 when configured for
RAID-0/1 on a 50/50 4KB random read/write workload and 3.89 times
faster when configured for RAID-0/1 on random writes.
"These real-world testing scenarios are similar to the challenges
our customers face on a daily basis," said Mark Santora, senior
vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Network Appliance. "This
study highlights that NetApp yet again offers affordable
enterprise-class performance to best meet the storage needs of our
customers for maximum simplicity, flexibility, and low cost."
VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:LIOX), is the industry's most trusted brand for
high-quality, cost-effective outsourced testing, competitive
analysis and certification services. With datacenter-equipped labs
in North America, Europe and Asia, VeriTest provides a range of
testing services that enable clients to ensure quality, usability,
interoperability and performance of products, applications, Web
sites and systems. VeriTest also provides certification and
competitive analysis services that give customers assurance that
the products and systems they are buying meet strict,
industry-defined standards for quality and deliver measurable
performance against industry standards and competitive offerings.
With VeriTest services from Lionbridge, customers have a single
global outsourcing partner to support the entire lifecycle of their
enterprise applications, from development to localization, to
testing and maintenance.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is
available at www.netapp.com.
Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.