Rackable Systems and NetApp Partner to Offer Storage for Customized Data Center Solutions
FREMONT, Calif., September 10,
2008 - Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RACK), a leading
provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data
centers, today announced a partnership with NetApp to offer
customers best-of-breed server and storage solutions for enterprise
environments. Under terms of the agreement, Rackable Systems is
joining NetApp's Embedded Systems Vendor Program and will integrate
NetApp® storage into Rackable Systems' built-to-order
Eco-Logical™ data center server and infrastructure
Together, Rackable Systems' energy-efficient,
high-performance servers, bundled with NetApp's storage solutions,
will deliver industry-leading performance, scalability, density and
manageability to customers in key industries, including the
enterprise, oil and gas, financial services and government sectors.
NetApp's complete line of storage solutions, including the FAS
series, will address the needs of customers seeking high storage
utilization and thin provisioning. The new NetApp offerings will
also be available in Rackable Systems' customizable ICE Cube™
modular data center.
"Today's data center customers continually
seek next generation server and storage technologies that
incorporate the benefits of high availability, energy efficiency
and increased resource utilization," said Brad Nisbet, program
manager, IDC Storage Systems. "With server virtualization at the
core of many data center strategies, the partnership with NetApp
enables Rackable Systems to provide powerful IT solutions that
encompass both server and storage elements, leveraging NetApp's
advancements in data management, multi-protocol connectivity and
storage virtualization technologies."
As a member of the NetApp Embedded Systems
Vendor Program, Rackable Systems will participate in joint
marketing activities, receive technical support and coordinate
sales activities with NetApp's extensive global sales force.
Rackable Systems will also join the NetApp Partner Program, which
includes access to a broad range of planning, development and
marketing opportunities that accelerate business results.
"The NetApp Partner Program is designed to
bring together innovative and integrated technologies to better
enable customer success," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of
solutions marketing at NetApp. "This is exactly what Rackable
Systems brings to the partnership, helping NetApp customers easily
deploy and grow their data center."
"Our partnership with NetApp is a natural fit
and is in line with our goal of bringing best-of-breed technologies
together into an integrated solution to address the emerging space,
power and performance needs of our customers," said Tony Carrozza,
senior vice president of sales and marketing at Rackable Systems.
"Partnering with industry leaders like NetApp allows us to further
extend our built-to-order capabilities, expand our global business
and offer the most innovative, customizable server and storage
solutions on the market."
Rackable Systems' data center solutions including NetApp's FAS
series will be available immediately worldwide via its direct sales
and channel partners. For information about specific configurations
and pricing, please visit Rackable Systems at
Note, Rackable Systems' Eco-Logical data
center solutions, including NetApp's FAS series, will be on display
at Rackable Systems' Booth #122 at VMworld 2008, taking place
September 15-18 at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas.
About Rackable Systems
Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RACK) is a leading provider of
Eco-Logical™ servers and storage for large-scale data center
deployments. The company's products are designed to provide
benefits in the areas of density, thermal efficiency,
serviceability, power distribution, data center mobility and remote
management. Founded in 1999 and based in Fremont, California,
Rackable Systems is a founding member of The Green Grid and serves
Internet, enterprise software, federal government, entertainment,
financial services, oil and gas exploration and HPC customers
To learn more about Rackable Systems, visit
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around
the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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