New White Paper Shows that NetApp V-Series Systems Help Customers Improve Storage Efficiency

Sunnyvale, Calif.-February 11, 2010-The Evaluator Group, Inc. has released a white paper titled "Future Proof Your Data-Center with NetApp® V-Series," which provides valuable guidelines on how to increase service levels and reduce costs by leveraging technology prudently. According to the white paper, authored by senior analyst Russ Fellows, organizations today are looking for ways to streamline their operations and do more with less, resulting in increased scrutiny and reduced budgets for IT departments. Because storage is one of the largest components of IT spend, organizations are focused on improving the efficiency of their current IT storage investments while carefully determining what new IT storage investments are needed.

Virtualization technologies offer organizations the flexibility to use their existing IT infrastructure in new or different ways, while at the same time enabling them to future proof their data centers and seamlessly integrate new infrastructure deployments. According to the Evaluator Group, NetApp V-Series is one of the few storage virtualization products available today that can virtualize existing heterogeneous storage pools and manage new storage pools, all while providing multiple connectivity and protocol options with consistent data protection and storage management tools. To view the white paper, visit media.netapp.com/documents/ar-netapp-v-series.pdf.

V-Series systems provide customers with several key building blocks that are fundamental to achieving a more flexible and efficient storage infrastructure, such as virtualization capabilities, intelligent data management, data protection, application integration, and flexibility. The V-Series product line addresses each of these components through its multiprotocol support and an array of technologies that includes NetApp SnapManager®, NetApp Snapshot™, deduplication, thin provisioning, NetApp FlexClone®, and others, all of which are inherently part of NetApp's unified storage platform. The result is a storage virtualization product that enables organizations to consolidate both old and new storage capacity behind a V-Series controller, simplifying storage management while meeting both their business and application needs.

To learn more about the NetApp V-Series product line, go to www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-systems/v3100.

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