Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 13,
2009-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that customers
continue to adopt deduplication at a rapid pace. With NetApp's
unique deduplication technology, customers are able to eliminate
duplicate data across all tiers of storage, allowing them to combat
data proliferation while creating a more efficient storage
infrastructure. Through April of this year, 7,200 NetApp customers
activated deduplication on over 37,000 systems, representing an
astounding 514 petabytes in usable storage capacity.
NetApp also announced that Cohasset
Associates, Inc. conducted an assessment of NetApp®
deduplication and SnapLock® Compliance Volume technology and
found that it meets the electronic storage requirements of the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under rule 17a-4(f). Under
this rule, companies must retain electronic records in a
nonrewritable and nonerasable format for a certain period of time.
Cohasset determined that NetApp deduplication technology, which
works on primary and secondary storage at the block level, meets
SEC requirements. This allows customers to apply NetApp
deduplication technology to their electronic records as they would
to any other data and enjoy the same gains in storage
"NetApp deduplication, in conjunction with
SnapLock, meets SEC compliance standards because it retains all
metadata associated with the data it deduplicates," said Bob
Williams, president of Cohasset Associates, Inc. "Another important
factor is that NetApp performs byte-level validation before any
deduplication of data occurs."
In addition to NetApp's complete family of
FAS systems, the power of its deduplication technology is also
available on NetApp V-Series virtualized storage systems and
Virtual Tape Library (VTL) systems. As a result, NetApp
deduplication can be applied to storage systems manufactured by
EMC, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, and others, providing customers with
the industry's only end-to-end deduplication solution, spanning
primary, backup, and archival storage applications.
"With budgets constricted across IT
organizations, NetApp continues to offer the most compelling
deduplication solutions to help our customers increase storage
efficiency and save time and money," said Patrick Rogers, vice
president of Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "Our customers have
responded with rapid adoption that has topped even our own
expectations. Now, with this evaluation from Cohasset, customers
have even more reasons to implement deduplication today and reduce
their storage footprint."
NetApp deduplication strengthens NetApp's
portfolio of space-saving technologies, which include thin
provisioning, Snapshot™ copies, and flexible clones. Like
most of these space-saving technologies, NetApp deduplication is a
feature that comes at no extra cost. NetApp is the only major
storage and data management vendor to embed deduplication
technology in all of its unified storage systems.
To read the Cohasset Associates report on
NetApp deduplication and SnapLock technologies applied to SEC
compliance data, visit http://media.netapp.com/documents/ar-netapp-snaplock-compliance.pdf.
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insights and developments, visit the "Ask Dr Dedupe" blog at
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