NetApp Enhances SANscreen to Provide Customers with Increased Data Center Efficiencies

SANscreen 5.0 Offers New Capacity Management Capabilities and Expanded Multivendor and Protocol Support

Sunnyvale, Calif. - December 16, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the availability of SANscreen® 5.0, a new addition to the award-winning SANscreen product suite that provides customers with increased storage management capabilities for improved cost savings and data center efficiencies.

NetApp® SANscreen software delivers data center efficiencies to storage by proactively aligning storage resources with application requirements. By enabling real-time, multivendor, multiprotocol service-level views of the storage environment, SANscreen allows customers to manage storage as a true end-to-end IT service. Since the service-level information that is delivered via SANscreen can be leveraged by storage and nonstorage teams, customers can effectively integrate storage into the entire IT service delivery chain, resulting in increased efficiencies and reduced costs.

"With today's economy, enterprise customers need to find ways to increase utilization of their existing IT infrastructure and lower their costs," said Bob Laliberte, analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. "One way that IT staffs can accomplish this is by implementing an end-to-end storage management solution that provides full visibility and flexible capacity management capabilities. Investing in these technologies can provide an almost immediate return on investment for storage, network, and server assets, plus it enables customers to align their storage services with application requirements."

SANscreen 5.0 strengthens the existing product suite's capabilities by providing several new capacity management features, including a new data warehouse and an embedded business intelligence engine, which provide global infrastructure visibility and flexible reporting capabilities. This enables customers to run, modify, or create robust capacity management, tiering, and cost-awareness/chargeback reports, providing IT with the necessary information to make the right business and capacity decisions. Also included in SANscreen 5.0 is expanded multivendor performance support, iSCSI protocol support, and a VMware® vCenter plug-in, providing customers with greater visibility into their storage environment.

"The NetApp SANscreen product suite empowers customers by providing them with the tools needed to better manage their storage environment, resulting in reduced costs and increased data center efficiencies," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "With SANscreen 5.0, customers receive even more detailed insight into their storage environments, allowing them to improve their business operations."

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