SUNNYVALE, Calif.- September 4,
2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the complete
integration of the S family, formerly known as StoreVault™,
into its full line of storage and data management solutions. The S
family, which has won 10 different industry awards over the past
three years under the StoreVault name, provides the Midsize
Enterprise (MSE) and remote office/branch office (ROBO) markets
with enterprise-level storage capabilities at an entry-level price.
The S family is now available worldwide directly from NetApp and
via authorized NetApp channel partners. The completed integration
further signifies NetApp's continued commitment to its MSE and ROBO
customers and broadens the solutions available to all NetApp
partners and end users.
The S family provides MSE and ROBO customers
with an affordable, multifunction, unified storage platform ideal
for use in first-time environments. With an economical price point
that makes it a great fit for small and midsize customers, the S
family offers a subset of NetApp's Data ONTAP® operating
system, with key technologies such as Snapshot™,
RAID-DP®, and thin provisioning. Furthermore, the integration
gives existing StoreVault customers further access to NetApp's full
line of storage products, services, and software, for an end-to-end
For resellers, the integration of the S
family into the NetApp® product portfolio presents an
opportunity for increased business growth and deeper customer
relationships. Current NetApp VIP resellers can now reach new
customers and further penetrate existing accounts. Value-added
resellers (VARs), who previously sold only StoreVault solutions,
now have access to NetApp's FAS2000 series, allowing them to reach
a broader set of opportunities.
"We saw NetApp growing our business with
smaller customers and are excited about using familiar technology
to reach larger customer opportunities," said Bill Lenherr, owner
of Greenbrier Communications, a West Virginia solutions provider.
"StoreVault introduced us to a new world of storage solutions. The
integration into NetApp gives us even more tools to continue
expanding our regional storage business upward."
"The MSE and ROBO markets are important
customer targets for NetApp," said Patrick Rogers, vice president
of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "By integrating the S family
into our full line of storage and data management products, we are
offering our customers and partners a broader range of choices to
meet their unique storage needs. This is enhanced by the new
worldwide distribution of the S family products through our
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The NetApp S family includes the S550 platform and various software
license options. Pricing for an S550 starts at around $6,800 for a
4x500GB SATA system. S family products are available worldwide
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