Network Appliance and Documentum Simplify Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Solutions for Content Management

Sunnyvale, CA - September 10, 2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced the industry's first networked storage solutions tested for and proven compatible with software from Documentum (NASDAQ: DCTM), the leader in enterprise content management (ECM). Results from an independent blueprint illustrate the data protection and performance benefits of deploying Network Appliance™ storage solutions with Documentum's content server, including simplified centralized management and faster access to both current and archived collaborative data.

The simplicity and power of NetApp filers, NearStore appliances, and Snapshot™, SnapMirror®, and SnapRestore® software solutions strengthen Documentum's ECM solution through integrated business continuity strategies such as disaster recovery, backup, remote replication, enhanced performance, and increased availability. Industries that rely on data-intensive applications generate a high volume of data, which include financial reports, insurance documents, medical records, and images. With NetApp, companies have simplified, cost effective, and reliable document management solutions that ultimately deliver a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and ensure business continuance.

"Global 2000 companies rely on the Documentum ECM platform to content-enable mission-critical applications," said Jay DeWalt, vice president of partner management for Documentum. "The proven success of Network Appliance storage solutions enables our customers to take full advantage of Documentum's content management software and confidently build and expand their content repositories to several terabytes while maintaining performance and ensuring data integrity."

"The data intensity involved in enterprise content management requires equally intensive storage support in order to be 100% useful to end users," said Phil Williams, vice president of alliance marketing at Network Appliance. "The peace of mind that accompanies a disaster recovery plan, backup and recovery support, and ease of management via NetApp storage solutions allows Documentum customers to focus on their core competencies without spending unnecessary time troubleshooting storage or backup problems."

NetApp Solution Highlights:

  • NetApp filers provide customers with high-performance enterprise storage that ensures business continuance during planned or unplanned downtime in the event of network failure or scheduled upgrades
  • NetApp filers can reliably support Oracle®, Sybase®, DB2, and Microsoft® SQL Server database environments
  • The NetApp NearStore R100 appliance offers a scalable, cost-effective architecture that protects critical documents and simplifies overall data management
  • NetApp SnapMirror software delivers disaster recovery and data distribution solutions that global enterprises require by providing the highest possible data availability and fastest recovery for mission-critical applications
  • NetApp Snapshot and SnapRestore software allow enterprises to back up Documentum repositories in seconds and recover almost instantly from disaster scenarios

The blueprint that illustrates the data protection and performance benefits of deploying Network Appliance storage solutions was created by an independent system integrator working in conjunction with Documentum Professional Services, Network Appliance, and CYA Technologies. To view the complete report visit:

About Documentum

Documentum is the industry's leading enterprise content management provider, automating the production, exchange, and personalization of all types of content, making it easier for the Global 2000 to gain competitive advantage by connecting employees, business partners and customers, worldwide. Built on an Internet-scale, XML-enabled and standards-compliant platform, Documentum products manage Web content, power portals, enable collaborative commerce, and solve regulatory content challenges. Over 300 partners across all major industries, including high tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, consulting services, government, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, retail, and consumer goods, build and implement specialized applications using Documentum's content management infrastructure. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in open network storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage.

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