Customers Protect and Accelerate Their Businesses with NetApp® SnapMirror® Thin Replication
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-September 22,
2009- NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it has
added native network compression to SnapMirror® thin
replication, making it even more efficient in lowering customers'
total cost of ownership. With SnapMirror, customers can now improve
network bandwidth efficiency up to 70%* to existing storage and
network efficiencies achieved with SAN thin replication. With this
improvement, available today, SnapMirror provides more benefits
than ever to an install base that is already more than 65,000
SnapMirror not only backs up and protects
customers' data in the event of a disaster but can also replicate
data in production environments to help customers make decisions
faster and get better returns on infrastructure investments. Thin
replication can efficiently replicate production data and, with
FlexClone® copies, provide multiple, instant copies for
disaster recovery, decision support, business intelligence
analysis, or to support a development and test environment - all
with minimal overhead. As a result of these wide range of benefits
customers can buy less storage and reduce their overall power,
space, and cooling costs in their data centers.
"SnapMirror is the backbone of our disaster
recovery plan, and we rely on it and trust it to protect our
critical customer financial data," said Adam Clifton, senior
systems administrator at North American Banking Company. "Not only
has SnapMirror provided the data protection we need, but we have
also been able to leverage its network compression capability to
realize benefits across our network. We've been able to increase
existing bandwidth utilization by 66% using SnapMirror's
compression capability, saving an estimated $10,000."
SnapMirror has also been tested with leading
applications and databases to meet customers' business needs. For
instance, SnapMirror network compression can reduce bandwidth
requirements for Microsoft Exchange by 33%, Microsoft Home
Directory by 63%, and Oracle Database by 72%.*
"With SnapMirror replicated data on our
secondary site, we can instantaneously create as many FlexClone
copies for various uses such as testing and quality assurance with
zero impact on our production systems and application services,"
said Matt Lawson, director of enterprise services, at Virginia
Community College Systems.
"Customers have demonstrated that SnapMirror
has been extremely successful as a disaster recovery tool," said
Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp.
"Today, it is much more than that. It has evolved into a
multi-purpose tool for our customers to reduce their bandwidth and
storage needs - all to help them reduce costs and accelerate their
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*Based on NetApp testing