Sybase Supports Network Appliance's Move into the SAN Arena
Dublin and Sunnyvale, CA - October 9,
2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading
provider of enterprise storage solutions, and Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:
SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company,
today announced their collaboration on a variety of new storage
endeavors, including Sybase's support of Network Appliance's
entrance into the SAN and unified storage arenas. Sybase's support
for new NetApp® systems augments the longstanding relationship
with Network Appliance.
On October 1, Network Appliance launched its FAS900 series, Network
Appliance's new flagship enterprise storage platform, as well as
new partnerships, management solutions, and other hardware and
software products that establish Network Appliance as a leading
full-line enterprise storage provider.
The NetApp® FAS960, FAS940, F880 and F825 are the first
unified storage solutions capable of handling storage in native SAN
and/or NAS mode, allowing enterprises to access and share data as
they choose in a flexible, manageable, scalable, high-performance
The new NetApp unified storage solution helps Sybase® Adaptive
Server® Enterprise, Sybase's enterprise-class relational
database management system, meet the demanding requirements of
mission-critical OLTP, DSS, and Internet applications by leveraging
NetApp value-add solutions, including Snapshot™,
SnapRestore®, and SnapMirror® software, which provide
rapid recovery for mission-critical data.
Collaboration between the two companies remains focused on
delivering best-in-class technology solutions for customers in the
areas of storage consolidation, data center operations, business
continuance, and distributed enterprise.
"We are pleased to support Network Appliance's move into the SAN
space. Network Appliance has firmly established itself as a storage
leader offering the broadest portfolio of full-line enterprise
storage solutions," said Sumit Kundu, senior manager of Product
Management, Enterprise Solutions Division, at Sybase, Inc. "In
today's data-intensive enterprise, the NetApp unified storage
approach is key to safeguarding mission-critical data."
"Customers need open and flexible storage solutions to handle the
growing information demands of today's data-intensive business,"
said Paul Hansen, senior director of product marketing at Network
Appliance. "Sybase's continued support of our solutions helps our
mutual customers protect and leverage their existing IT
infrastructure whether it is SAN, NAS or both."
About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges
heterogeneous technologies. With industry-leading Enterprise Portal
(EP), mobile and wireless solutions, essential integration
products, and high performance database management systems, Sybase
is one of the largest independent software companies in the world.
For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com.
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 provided fast, simple, and reliable solutions
that continue to drive the evolution of storage.
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