Sunnyvale, Calif.-June 01,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the
availability of NetApp® StorageGRID®, a solution designed
to manage petabyte-scale globally distributed repositories of
images, video, and records for enterprises and service
StorageGRID, which is a result of NetApp's
completed acquisition of Bycast Inc. on May 14, 2010, extends
NetApp's leadership position in unified storage by adding an
object storage offering. Object storage is a new and emerging
approach to storing and accessing unstructured data that can
simplify the task of large-scale object storage while improving the
ability to quickly search and locate data objects globally.
"StorageGRID is certainly strategic for
NetApp with a solid entry in object-based, scalable, policy-based
storage management," said Terri McClure, senior analyst, ESG. "It
is complementary to the existing NetApp storage portfolio since it
sits as an application above the storage systems and virtualizes
the storage environment. The massive amounts of information that
users are now, or will be in coming years, struggling to manage
requires a new storage paradigm. NetApp now has the strong
foundational technology it needs to continue its cloud storage
With more than 250 StorageGRID customers
worldwide, NetApp expands its position in key markets such as
healthcare, digital media, Web 2.0, and cloud services providers.
NetApp StorageGRID helps deliver boundless scalability, intelligent
data management, and secure content retention, as well as always-on
global data availability for enterprises and service providers that
need to manage petabyte-scale globally distributed repositories of
- Boundless scalability. Customers can implement
a new data management approach to help eliminate the constraints of
their traditional storage and deliver a global, holistic
- Intelligent data management and retention.
StorageGRID provides customers with a global policy engine with
built-in security that manages how data is stored, placed,
protected, and retrieved.
- Global always-on data availability. Customers
can achieve fast, reliable data availability anytime, anywhere, and
nonstop operation from single data centers to multi data center
deployments with many edge sites across the globe.
"Iron Mountain is pleased to see NetApp
offering a new approach to storing, accessing, and intelligently
managing files and application content," said Todd Koopersmith,
vice president of Corporate Development for Iron Mountain, a
provider of information management services and solutions for
archiving, e-discovery, compliance and data protection. "Iron
Mountain and NetApp together are delivering solutions that address
the specific needs of customers in the healthcare, digital media,
and cloud services markets to quickly respond to their changing
business requirements and achieve greater operational
NetApp StorageGRID is available immediately in North America.
Customer pricing is available directly from NetApp sales. For more
information about NetApp StorageGRID, please visit www.netapp.com/us/products/management-software/storagegrid.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These statements include the anticipated benefits to be obtained
from NetApp's acquisition of Bycast, including Bycast's product
capabilities and compatibility and the expected timing of the
completion of the acquisition. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary.
Factors that could impact our ability to achieve our goals include
our ability to successfully integrate Bycast's operations and
products with our own; the future success of both companies'
product lines; general economic and industry conditions, including
expenditure trends for storage-related products; our ability to
deliver new product architectures and products that meet market
acceptance; our ability to design products that compete effectively
from a price and performance perspective; and other important
factors as described in NetApp reports and documents filed from
time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.