NetApp Data ONTAP Achieves U.S. Government Certification For IPv6
SUNNYVALE, Calif.- April 23, 2009
- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that its Data
ONTAP® software has been certified by the U.S. Department of
Defense for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) interoperability. As
a result, NetApp is now listed on the U.S. federal government's
Special Interoperability Certification for IPv6
The current version of IP in widespread use,
IPv4, was first defined and deployed over 25 years ago, and its
limit of about 4 billion addresses will eventually be exhausted.
IPv6, a replacement for IPv4, is the next generation of the
Internet Protocol, with virtually inexhaustible address space that
allows improved security, extended routing capabilities, and IP
mobility. All products purchased in support of Department of
Defense networks must be IPv6 capable.
The certification testing was completed by
the Joint Interoperability Test Command at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona,
on March 13, 2009. The system used during the testing was a
NetApp® FAS3020 storage system running NetApp Data ONTAP
version 7.3.1. Because of the unified storage approach used by
NetApp, all NetApp storage systems running on Data ONTAP version
7.3.1 software are also certified as IPv6 capable.
The IPv6 interoperability certification
enables federal government customers to deploy NetApp solutions
with confidence in mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environments.
"This certification demonstrates our
commitment to providing solutions with the most advanced
technologies that meet the high standards of the U.S. government,"
said Mark Weber, president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector,
NetApp. "As government agencies look to roll out IPv6 environments,
we are prepared to help. Our unified storage solutions are
precertified and ready to enable our customers to transform their
data centers and improve their storage efficiency in IPv6
Data ONTAP is a highly optimized, scalable,
and flexible operating system that uniquely and concurrently
supports any mix of storage area network (SAN), network-attached
storage (NAS), and Internet Protocol SAN (IP SAN) environments.
This unified storage software platform integrates seamlessly in
UNIX®, Linux®, Windows®, and Web environments. The
Data ONTAP operating system provides the foundation to build a
storage infrastructure and an enterprise-wide data fabric for
mission-critical business applications while lowering the total
cost of ownership and complexity typically associated with the
management of large-scale enterprise data centers.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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