SAS Selects Network Appliance as the Storage Infrastructure for SAS® IntellivisorSM for Financial Services
Seattle, WA - March 31, 2003 -- Network
Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise
network storage solutions, today announced that the leading
business intelligence provider, SAS, chose NetApp as its storage
solution provider to power SAS IntelliVisor for Financial Services,
an application service provider (ASP) offering. SAS has deployed
multiple terabytes of Network Appliance™ storage including
the NetApp FAS900 series unified storage systems and NetApp
nearline backup and rapid restore solutions that include
NearStore™ devices and SnapMirror® software.
The NetApp storage solutions will enable SAS to rapidly store and
access the vast amounts of data needed for SAS IntelliVisor for
Financial Services, including web logs, reports, email, home
directories, and graphic-intensive software development
information. Additionally, the simplified architecture of these
solutions will provide the application with maximum operational
efficiency, lowering total cost of ownership and increasing
"By consolidating disparate database information and ensuring
accuracy, business intelligence software can be a very powerful
tool," said Richard Roach, senior director of SAS' ASP Marketing.
"Our decision to support and deploy NetApp storage solutions as the
storage platform for one of our ASP offerings allows SAS to share
common storage, personnel, and processes across the application
resulting in lower cost and higher availability."
"The storage infrastructure for SAS applications must be highly
available, plug seamlessly into heterogeneous environments, and be
simple to scale and manage," said Phil Williams, vice president of
marketing at Network Appliance. "The NetApp unified storage
solutions address the three most significant challenges that IT
organizations face today: storage consolidation, data center
operations, and business continuance."
For information on how NetApp solutions are utilized within SAS
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