NetApp Helps Vorarlberg Ride into the Future with New Guinness World Record
Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 14, 2008 -- NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) and local system provider TIP provided support
recently when residents and visitors to the western Austrian state
of Vorarlberg took part in a special exhibition on the future of
the region's energy (Energiezukunft Vorarlberg). For three
days, participants manned 21 bicycle stations to produce over 12.9
megawatt hours (MWh) of energy- enough to power more than 12,000
average American homes for an entire year. NetApp helped by
supporting the technical implementation of monitoring and recording
the power generation data as it was produced. The result was a new
Guinness World Record for Austria for bicycle-generated power,
breaking the previous record, which was held by Italy.
"We at NetApp are proud to be a part of the special exhibition,
and we compliment Vorarlberg on their new world record," said Ewald
Glöckl, NetApp country manager for Austria. "Responsible
energy production goes hand in hand with reducing energy use, which
is key to NetApp's campaign to promote efficiency in the data
center through innovation and design."
"With the successful world record attempt, Energiezukunft
Vorarlberg gives a vivid and practical insight into energy
conservation," added Anton Steurer, manager of TIP. "The most
important thing is participation, and we are very proud to have
sponsored the reliable recording of the data, together with
The energy values generated by the participants were measured
and then stored on NetApp FAS2000 storage. The results were secured
by NetApp SnapLock®, which helps retain, protect, and provide
access to regulated and reference data with a flexible, integrated,
and cost-effective solution.
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