SUNNYVALE, Calif.-October 12,
2009- In an effort to help customers maximize the value of
their existing storage investments, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today
announced its Zero Investment Promise* Program (ZIP Program) to
help EMC and HP customers improve the efficiency of their storage
area network (SAN) environments.
The ZIP Program enables EMC and HP customers
to achieve greater efficiency on SAN storage systems that they
already purchased and deployed by recovering capacity that can be
inefficiently used and helping reduce the ongoing rate of storage
consumption. Under terms of the ZIP Program, customers with EMC and
HP SANs that deploy NetApp® V-Series could reduce storage
capacity and the associated costs of their existing third-party
storage investments. NetApp is so confident about this that NetApp
is willing to put it in writing.
NetApp's unique portfolio of storage
efficiency technologies enables customers to perform data
management tasks faster; use less storage; and at the same time
reduce their overall power, space, and cooling costs in their data
centers. NetApp storage efficiency is especially beneficial for a
wide range of application environments. Based on third party total
cost of ownership (TCO) studies, NetApp customers have a 38% lower
TCO for VMware®, 39% lower for Oracle®, 44% lower for
file services, and 55% lower for SAP®.
"Improved storage efficiency helps our
customers relieve the pressure of IT budget reductions and minimize
the risks of new SAN projects," said Patrick Rogers, vice president
of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "If a customer already owns an
EMC or HP SAN, NetApp V-Series can free additional storage within
their existing storage systems without the need to replace their
current storage investment. We're so confident in our storage
efficiency capabilities that we will promise customers, under the
terms of the ZIP Program, that if they use NetApp V-Series to
augment their EMC and HP SAN environments and don't see savings,
we'll let them keep the equipment at no charge."
NetApp V-Series is an open storage controller
family that unifies NetApp and third-party storage under a common
storage architecture. V-Series customers can take full advantage of
the powerful features of Data ONTAP® such as deduplication,
thin provisioning, and Snapshot™ technology to help improve
storage efficiency and simplify data management.
Direct customers in the United States and Canada that implement a
new V-Series system in their EMC or HP SAN environments are
eligible to take advantage of the NetApp ZIP Program today. NetApp
pledges, based on the terms of the ZIP Program, that by deploying
V-Series users will reduce their physical storage requirements and
potentially receive a payback on their V-Series investment. The ZIP
Program agreement will stipulate the agreed-upon storage savings
and price of the equipment and provide customers a free 90-day
trial of the equipment to realize storage efficiencies and help
reduce operating costs. NetApp Professional Services will partner
with customers to help the trial period be as smooth as possible.
If after 90 days upon receipt of the equipment the agreed-upon
storage savings is achieved, the customer will issue a purchase
order and be invoiced by NetApp at the agreed-upon price of the
equipment. If after 90 days the customer files an approved claim
that the storage savings is not achieved, the customer will keep
the equipment at no charge. In all cases, customers are responsible
for all applicable taxes.
For more information, visit www.netapp.com/zip, where you can
find more details about the NetApp ZIP Program. To learn more about
how NetApp storage efficiency technologies can help manage the
growth of your data and lead to higher storage utilization and
lower costs, visit www.netapp.com/us/company/leadership/storage-efficiency/.
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*The Zero Investment Promise Program ( "ZIP
Program") is limited to the terms set forth in www.netapp.com/zip These terms are
applicable only to prospective orders placed after the ZIP Program
effective date and are dependent upon participant's compliance with
the terms and conditions set forth in the ZIP Program and any of
the instruction sets and specifications set forth in the referenced
documents. NetApp's sole and exclusive liability and participant's
sole and exclusive remedy associated with the terms of the ZIP
Program and related documentation is the provision by NetApp of the
equipment as described in the ZIP Program terms and conditions.
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