NetApp® SnapManager® for Microsoft Exchange Software Achieves Microsoft Simple SAN Designation for Microsoft Windows Server Backup/Quick Restore
Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 4, 2006 -- Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that NetApp
SnapManager for Exchange software achieved the
Microsoft Simple SAN designation for Microsoft Windows Server
Backup/Quick Restore category. The Simple SAN Component designation
validates NetApp application recovery technology effectiveness and
reaffirms the company's commitment to tightly integrating with
Microsoft storage technologies and the Microsoft Windows Server
platform. NetApp provides customers with a backup and recovery
solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 that increases data
accessibility and availability to provide unmatched simplicity for
backup, recovery and archiving processes. Achieving the Microsoft
Simple SAN Component designation demonstrates to the market that
NetApp and Microsoft are providing solutions for quick recovery of
Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
"Microsoft is happy to announce that NetApp
SnapManager for Exchange has achieved the Microsoft Simple SAN
designation as a Windows Server Backup/Quick Restore Component,"
said Dr. Claude Lorenson, group product manager, Storage
Technologies at Microsoft Corporation. "Microsoft is committed to
providing application recovery solutions for our customers that
work seamlessly on the Windows Server platform and the NetApp
solution is a good example of this commitment."
NetApp SnapManager for Exchange, unlike other
backup and quick recovery products, empowers customers to perform
backups of Exchange Server databases without shutting down Exchange
services, providing continuous uptime throughout the backup
process. Customers can also benefit from executing full backups in
seconds because the solution is based on NetApp Snapshot™
Additionally, NetApp SnapManager for Exchange
software supports the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
technology and helps Exchange Server administrators to rapidly
restore data within minutes, with no assistance from server or
storage administrators. SnapManager for Exchange also provides
increased storage utilization to drive down storage costs.
Progress Energy, a Fortune 250 diversified
energy company with more than 24,500 megawatts of generation
capacity and $10 billion in annual revenue, uses NetApp SnapManager
for Exchange. SnapManager for Exchange is Progress Energy's primary
backup and recovery tool for Exchange Server data. Progress Energy
backs up its entire Exchange environment three times a day, which
minimizes potential downtime if an Exchange database restoration is
required. Progress Energy also performs an offline database
integrity check nightly to reinforce a solid backup nearline.
"SnapManager for Exchange helps Progress
Energy reduce the time required for performing Exchange backups by
80%. Using a SnapManager for Exchange Snapshot, we have greatly
reduced the amount of time it takes to perform backups of our
Microsoft Exchange Server data," said Jarod Rodriguez,
Infrastructure and Architecture Services, at Progress Energy.
"SnapManager for Exchange also enables us to recover our Exchange
data quickly and easily, minimizing unplanned downtime, which lets
us focus on running our business and on our company's
"NetApp is committed to providing powerful and
simple-to-use backup and recovery solutions for Microsoft Exchange
Server and other Microsoft applications to our customers and
partners," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and
Partners at Network Appliance. "Achieving the Microsoft Simple SAN
Component designation for SnapManager for Exchange gives our
customers an easy-to-use backup and recovery solution while
maintaining high Exchange Server uptime performance."
SnapManager for Exchange is the first NetApp
software solution to receive a Simple SAN designation. Using
SnapManager for Exchange with NetApp iSCSI and Fibre Channel
storage, customers are provided a powerful yet simple storage
solution for their Exchange Server messaging environment.
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