NuView and Network Appliance Team to Deliver NAS Aggregation Solution
Houston, TX - February 4, 2002 --
NuView, Inc., a provider of software that simplifies enterprise
computing, today announced a technology and marketing agreement
with Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leading provider of
network-attached data access and content delivery solutions.
Through this agreement, NuView will integrate its StorageX™
software for virtualizing and managing large-scale storage in
Windows environments with Network Appliance™ filers to enable
a scalable, manageable network-attached storage (NAS) aggregation
solution featuring NetApp® filers.
NuView is developing StorageX™ for NetApp® to
address Windows customer needs for scalable networked storage that
is easy to manage and deploy. StorageX for NetApp will enable
multiple NetApp filers attached to a Windows network to be "pooled"
so the distributed filers appear and act as if they were a single,
logical "file cabinet." This file virtualization allows storage
administrators to manage distributed storage centrally and to
easily move data across filers without affecting users, while also
lowering storage costs and improving storage capacity and
"Explosive storage growth among enterprise customers has created a
need for a solution that allows filer-based storage to be
aggregated and virtualized so it is easier to manage and is more
available to users and applications throughout the enterprise,"
said Andy Watson, vice president of strategic technology at Network
Appliance. "We believe that StorageX for NetApp will provide a
simple, effective NAS aggregation and virtualization solution for
customers who use NetApp filers in Windows environments. Enterprise
customers need a storage solution that is scalable and easy to
manage, and now they have it with NetApp filers and StorageX for
Rahul Mehta, CEO of NuView said, "We are delighted to be working
with Network Appliance, not only because they are the leading
provider of NAS filers, but also because our mutual customers will
appreciate being able to achieve the benefits of virtualization
while protecting their investments in NetApp filers and Windows.
Customers who use StorageX for NetApp will enjoy the benefits of
enhanced storage administrative efficiency and a better user
experience. This alliance demonstrates NuView's commitment to work
with the best companies in the world to deliver enterprise storage
management solutions that customers want and need."
www.nuview.com) is a provider of software that
simplifies enterprise computing. In partnership with some of the
world's leading companies, NuView is delivering enterprise
technology that makes it easier for companies to find and manage
the information they need when they need it while also reducing the
cost and complexity of distributed computing. With an experienced
management team drawn from leaders of the technology and Internet
industries, NuView is a rapidly growing, privately held company
with headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Jaime Leigh Jinks
Network Appliance, Inc.