NuView Leverages the Power of NetApp® Manage ONTAP™ SDK to Further Enhance VFM™ for NetApp Solutions
Houston, Texas and Sunnyvale, Calif. - June
17, 2003 -- NuView, Inc., leading the charge in simplifying the
management of networked file storage, and Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions,
today announced that their co-developed VFM (Virtual File Manager)
software will leverage the NetApp Manage ONTAP Software Developers'
Kit (SDK) to enhance its virtualization, data movement, and
reporting capabilities and further simplify the management and
deployment of NetApp storage infrastructures.
The Manage ONTAP SDK allows NuView to use the newly available
collection of APIs to create powerful storage management features
for NetApp storage solutions, resulting in high-performance,
centralized management solutions for customers. By utilizing
standards-based technology, Manage ONTAP SDK opens up the Network
Appliance™ operating system, Data ONTAP™, and
simplifies the development of solutions that are tightly integrated
with the NetApp unified storage environment.
VFM, a data management software solution developed by NuView and
sold by Network Appliance on an OEM basis, is the industry's
leading file-level storage virtualization solution. It enables
aggregation and centralized management of networked file storage,
making it possible for storage administrators to add, consolidate,
migrate, and failover storage systems and Windows® servers.
More importantly, it provides administrators with powerful policies
that enable them to perform the above tasks without causing
downtime to users. Users also benefit from simplified access to
their data as VFM creates a unified view of data distributed across
heterogeneous file servers.
"A tighter integration with Manage ONTAP will expand the scope of
VFM solutions for networked storage management, providing a
scalable and highly available file storage management solution that
reduces the total cost of storage ownership," said Rahul Mehta, CEO
of NuView, Inc. "Working with NetApp Manage ONTAP enables us to
deliver advanced, complementary solutions that provide
enterprise-class reliability and performance for customers, while
meeting the challenges of managing and optimizing networked
"It is the ability to solve customer challenges and data storage
requirements that drives NetApp's success and our partners'
businesses," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing
at Network Appliance. "Network Appliance continues to work closely
with NuView to deliver robust data management solutions like VFM
for maximum customer benefit."
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.
NuView, Inc., headquartered in Houston, TX, is a leading provider
of storage management solutions that simplify the management of
distributed file storage. In partnership with some of the world's
leading companies, NuView is delivering enterprise software that
makes it easier for companies to find and manage the information
they need while reducing the cost and complexity of networked
storage management. Information about NuView's solutions can be