Network Appliance and Princeton Softech Join Forces on ILM
Princeton, N.J. - January 26, 2004 --
Princeton Softech, the market leader in enterprise database
archiving, and Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider
of enterprise storage solutions, today announced a marketing and
technology alliance that will add database archiving to the Network
Appliance™ information lifecycle management (ILM) portfolio.
Princeton Softech's Active Archiving software has been integrated
with NetApp® SnapLock™ solutions for the NearStore®
and FAS storage platforms. Both companies will market the joint
solutions to enterprise customers looking to address regulatory
compliance requirements, application performance, data management
challenges, and operational cost efficiencies in the area of
"Information lifecycle management strategies must address the
requirements of all types of enterprise data, including that of
business-critical ERP and CRM applications," said Patrick Rogers,
vice president of Alliances, Network Appliance. "NetApp and
Princeton Softech are bringing together industry-leading storage
infrastructure and database archiving solutions to provide
comprehensive ILM for our mutual customers."
"ILM is top of mind for IT professionals, due to the exponential
growth of data and the need to retain and access it in order to
meet regulatory compliance requirements," said Lisa Cash, CEO and
president of Princeton Softech. "We are excited to combine our deep
expertise in complex relational databases and enterprise
applications with NetApp leadership in network storage systems and
services to help our customers address their pressing data
management and cost efficiency objectives."
The archiving of application-specific structured data residing in
enterprise production databases is a critical component of a
comprehensive ILM solution. Princeton Softech's enterprise-wide
Active Archiving platform, including integrated out-of-the-box ERP
and CRM application-specific solutions, archives inactive,
structured application data to the most cost-effective storage
medium while ensuring easy access on demand. Active Archiving
provides the following key benefits for customers:
Improves application performance and
Enhances cost efficiency of storage
Enables organizations to implement an
enterprise-wide archiving platform to address long-term data
retention and other regulatory compliance obligations for
fixed-content database information originating in Oracle®
E-Business, PeopleSoft, ClarifyCRM, and vertical market and
The NetApp SnapLock compliance solution
provides online data archival and long-term protection capabilities
through its WORM (write once, read many) feature. SnapLock combined
with NearStore or FAS systems provides enterprises with an
attractive and wide range of NetApp compliance storage platforms in
terms of capacity, performance, and cost.
"Enterprise IT professionals continue to look for proven solutions
that will enable them to improve application performance and
extract more value out of their storage infrastructure even while
they address the increasing demands related to regulatory
compliance," said Peter Gerr, analyst at the Enterprise Storage
Group. "The collaboration of NetApp and Princeton Softech will
provide solutions to customers that address these critical issues."
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 delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is
available at www.netapp.com.
About Princeton Softech, Inc.
Princeton Softech (
), the market leader in database archiving, delivers comprehensive
enterprise data management software solutions for the leading
applications, databases, operating systems, and hardware platforms.
Princeton Softech's Active Archive™ Solutions enable
companies to manage and store data, based on its business value,
critical for information lifecycle management (ILM). Our Relational
Tools™ provide test data management capabilities that improve
application quality and reliability. Companies can maximize
application performance and availability, while reducing their
total cost of ownership. Princeton Softech's products are used by
more than 2,100 of the world's largest companies across industries
in more than 30 countries. Princeton Softech is financed by Apax
Partners, Inc. and LLR Partners.
Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.
Edelman for Princeton Softech