NetApp V-Series Strikes a Chord with Customers by Making Their Existing Infrastructures More Efficient
Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 10,
2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that despite
the difficult economy, revenue for its V-Series product line grew
more than 100% year over year during its four fiscal quarters that
ended on July 31, 2009. V-Series is a family of open storage
controllers that unify NetApp® and non NetApp storage under a
common architecture for multiprotocol services. V-Series products
are now deployed with more than 3,000 non NetApp storage systems,
enabling customers to achieve greater storage efficiency, reduce
costs, and improve data protection with their existing storage.
Sunrise Senior Living recently purchased
NetApp V-Series to improve its disaster recovery site. Sunrise also
deployed a NetApp FAS storage system for its main data center.
Years of rapid growth left Sunrise with an inefficient, expensive
infrastructure that suffered from low utilization, high energy and
facilities costs, and nonfunctioning backup schemes that left
critical data at risk. Although the organization invested in its
infrastructure, it could not meet the expanding needs.
With the help of a NetApp value-added
reseller, IronBrick, Sunrise will consolidate its servers with
VMware® and its storage with NetApp. The V-Series will enable
Sunrise to also virtualize third-party storage at the company's
disaster recovery site, protecting its original investment and
considerably reducing the backup and recovery window with NetApp
Snapshot™ and SnapMirror® technologies. Sunrise expects
to reduce Citrix data by 85% with NetApp deduplication on storage
not from NetApp. With NetApp V-Series and storage-based data
replication, the company estimates it will see considerable savings
on licensing fees for capacity-based data replication over three
years. The infrastructure improvements have provided a savings
amounting to approximately $2 million with additional saving
projected for the future.
"With NetApp, we're aiming to increase speed
and efficiency and bring costs under control," said Rosemary
Theurer, senior vice president for Technology at Sunrise Senior
Living. "But the best part about our new solution is that it's not
entirely new. We were able to complement existing investments in
non-NetApp infrastructure, which was significantly cheaper than
rebuilding from the ground up."
NetApp V-Series enables customers to take
full advantage of the benefits of the powerful features of Data
ONTAP®, such as deduplication, thin provisioning, and Snapshot
technology, to improve storage efficiency and drastically simplify
data management. NetApp deduplication is one of the fastest-growing
technologies in the company's history, with more than 37,000
systems deployed across all tiers of data, including primary,
backup, and archival. With the V-Series, NetApp even guarantees*
that customers will decrease their non NetApp primary storage
capacity for virtual server environments by 35% using NetApp
V-Series and deduplication technology.
"V-Series gives customers greater flexibility
and efficiency with their existing third-party storage," said
Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp.
"Limited budgets are requiring customers to get more out of the
storage they already own. With our storage efficiency technology,
customers get back raw capacity and significantly reduce the rate
at which storage grows, and that's a compelling proposition
regardless of what storage you own."
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To see how much storage you could be saving
with NetApp storage efficiency technology, visit the Storage
Efficiency Calculator at www.secalc.com/?se.
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