Network Appliance Heightens Backup and Rapid Recovery for IBM Lotus Domino Environments

Sunnyvale, CA - October 7, 2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions and an IBM Business Partner specializing in Lotus solutions, today announced the release of SnapManager for Lotus Domino software for rapid backup and recovery of Lotus Domino business-critical database information. SnapManager for Lotus Domino, coupled with NetApp® FAS900 or F800 series storage systems, offers a comprehensive data management solution for hosting and automating backup and restore of Lotus Domino databases, improving customer productivity and efficiencies.

SnapManager for Lotus Domino provides near-instantaneous hot backups and near-online restores, using Domino Backup APIs to ensure consistent online backups, without any performance penalty, regardless of database size. Coupled together, NetApp SnapManager and storage systems deliver the highest level of availability, scalability, reliability, and recoverability along with ease of management for Domino database environments at a low total cost of ownership.

"By allowing Lotus customers to utilize SnapManager for Lotus Domino, Network Appliance is significantly increasing overall Domino database availability while dramatically lowering the total cost of ownership for Lotus server environments," said Paul Hansen, senior director of product marketing at Network Appliance. "Network Appliance online backup and rapid recovery solutions enable Lotus customers to protect their data in the event of unplanned downtime or data loss because of virus attacks or server failure."

SnapManager software configures Lotus Domino for NetApp storage appliances to perform "hot" backups online and to restore data, so that Lotus enterprise customers get more from this mission-critical application: improved availability, scalability, and service to users. In addition, administrators can add new disks and create new volumes to meet demand, all while Lotus Domino continues to run and the adjustments remain transparent to the user. Wizards, simple commands, and support tools make SnapManager software easy to use and maintain.

"Our partner community consistently provides customers with superior products, services, and solutions that leverage the full strength of IBM Lotus software technology," said Ken Bisconti, vice president, Messaging Solutions, IBM Lotus Software. "We are pleased Network Appliance has chosen to build SnapManager for Domino. The company's support for this launch highlights the excitement around the new release and should help facilitate upgrades to Notes and Domino 6."

SnapManager for Lotus Domino Highlights

  • Reduces backup and recovery times from hours or even days to just minutes, boosting the availability of Domino and contributing to business continuance, enriching enterprise productivity
  • Provides unmatched scalability and availability with online storage expansion up to 48TB
  • Enables administrators to add storage on-the-fly while Domino is online, ensuring enterprises that information is consistently available and keeps businesses running
  • Reduces total cost of ownership by consolidating storage on highly scalable NetApp storage appliances and by reducing Domino administration and maintenance costs
  • Simplifies Lotus Domino administration with intuitive user interface and task wizards
  • Allows administrators to focus on more value-added tasks

SnapManager for Lotus Domino is available immediately. For more information, visit the Network Appliance Web site at

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