NetApp SnapManager Enables Rapid Data Protection and Management for SAP Solution-Based Environments

Solution Streamlines Backup, Recovery, and System Copy Creation Processes for Enhanced Productivity

Sunnyvale, Calif.-February 18, 2009-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced NetApp® SnapManager® 3.0 for use with SAP® solutions, providing customers with enhanced backup, restore, data protection, and clone-based system copy creation capabilities for SAP solution-based environments.

As the amount of business-critical SAP data continues to grow, customers require a data and storage management solution that can provide them with the data availability and protection needed to keep business operations running smoothly. SnapManager 3.0 has achieved SAP certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® Application Server (SAP NetWeaver AS) component via the backup and restore tools from SAP (also known as BR*Tools). This integration enables customers to more fully automate their SAP data management tasks for increased operational efficiencies and improved data protection. Furthermore, integration with NetApp Protection Manager allows storage administrators to set data protection workflow policies to simplify and standardize SAP backups, offering improved productivity and streamlined data protection.

SnapManager 3.0 for use with SAP solutions provides enhanced data protection by leveraging NetApp SnapRestore® and Snapshot™ technologies to quickly execute backups and restores. This allows SAP customers to quickly and seamlessly restore the database in a matter of seconds rather than hours for improved data availability. SAP application development and testing is enhanced through integration with NetApp FlexClone® technology. As a result, customers are able to quickly create system copies for development and testing directly on primary or secondary storage in a matter of minutes, enabling faster deployment times for new SAP solution implementations, upgrades, or maintenance patches. SnapManager 3.0 also automates the execution of customized scripts before or after the cloning process to specifically suit customer requirements. This reduces the amount of manual effort needed, saving customers valuable time that they can apply to other areas of their IT infrastructure.

"The amount of SAP data that we need to manage is continually growing," said Alberto Guzman, IT manager at ME Elecmetal, a NetApp customer headquartered in Santiago, Chile. "Since we deployed NetApp SnapManager for use with SAP solutions, we have greatly streamlined our backup and restore process, reducing the time to complete this task from 20 hours down to just 20 minutes."

"SnapManager 3.0 improves productivity and simplifies the protection and management of SAP data," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "By leveraging several unique NetApp technologies, like Snapshots, FlexClone, and Protection Manager, customers can simplify their backup and provisioning procedures, which substantially reduce IT costs while speeding up time to market. These proof points exemplify our commitment to providing customers who have SAP data with the industry's most effective data management solutions."

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Pricing and Availability
Customer pricing for SnapManager 3.0 for use with SAP solutions is available from NetApp sales or reseller partners. It is available immediately.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the interface software component version Backint Interface for SnapManager 1.0 for the product version SnapManager 3.0 interoperates with SAP NetWeaver AS Release 7.0 via the interfaces BC-BRI HPUX, BC-BRI AIX, and BC-BRI SUN with Oracle10g™ Database. In addition, the Backint Interface for SnapManager 3.0, also a component of SnapManager 3.0, has been certified for integration with the BC-BRI LIUX 710 and BC-BRI W2K3 710 interfaces.

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