NetApp Helps Customers Achieve Efficiencies for ECM and Archive Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-September 14,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced new enterprise
content management (ECM) and archive solutions that enable
customers to reduce storage requirements, simplify management, and
provide consistent recovery for ECM. For service providers that
want to deliver advanced data services, NetApp is announcing
"We estimate organizations will archive over
500,000PB of data in the next five years," said Brian Babineau,
senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "Today's
announcements reflect NetApp's commitment to help customers
efficiently store and protect this information, which supports
critical business processes such as records management and legal
discovery. We are extremely excited about the ECM 'hot backup'
capabilities as more and more organizations require this capability
to manage and retain their critical information assets."
Innovations in the NetApp® integrated
data protection portfolio allow application-consistent backups for
ECM and archive solutions, such as IBM FileNet, without downtime or
business interruption, even when the application runs across
multiple servers and storage systems. This "hot backup" capability
allows backups to be created more frequently without affecting
ongoing business operations, improving availability and reducing
"Hot backup is a must-have feature for many
of our enterprise customers," said Ken Bisconti, vice president,
IBM ECM Software Products and Strategy. "This capability enables
our customers to easily protect their business-critical ECM data,
while at the same time providing greater storage efficiency and
shorter development cycles for their business process management
applications. By leveraging solutions such as NetApp, IBM gives
customers an enterprise-class business advantage by removing key
obstacles around 24x7 availability while simultaneously managing
cost and complexity."
Additionally, NetApp unified storage can simplify
the complexity of storage typically associated with ECM and archive
solutions and enables customers to house the database, index, and
content storage on a single architecture. Built-in storage
efficiency technologies such as deduplication help customers
improve the total cost of ownership by reducing the amount of
hardware, software, power, cooling, and floor space required.
NetApp unified storage can also decrease the time to deployment and
simplifies overall management.
"NetApp has established a strong track record
of delivering innovative solutions to help our customers achieve
greater storage efficiencies in archive and ECM storage
environments," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions
Marketing, NetApp. "Global enterprises rely on NetApp storage
solutions to manage business-critical applications, such as IBM
FileNet, Symantec™ Enterprise Vault™, and
Microsoft® SharePoint® to reduce risk, improve
compliance, and respond to business requirements quickly."
For customers interested in moving archive
and ECM data to NetApp storage, NetApp also offers new archive
assessment and migration services. The assessment service allows
customers to obtain a better understanding of their current and
future archive storage requirements, obtains a detailed health
check of their existing solution, and quantifies the ROI for moving
to a NetApp unified storage infrastructure. The migration service
helps customers migrate data nondisruptively from existing Centera
storage onto efficient NetApp storage. With the migration service,
customers maintain any retention policies, using a fully auditable
chain of custody.
In addition, NetApp is also introducing a new
NetApp archive-as-a-service solution that enables service providers
to deliver greater value to their customers by offering a broad
range of archive storage services. Based on NetApp
StorageGRID® technology, the NetApp archive-as-a-service
solution offers market-leading capabilities in block, file, and
object storage technologies along with best practices and services.
With NetApp archive-as-a-service, providers can develop tailored
archive service offerings for specific industry verticals or by
various policies or regulations governing the retention, security,
immutability, and accessibility of archived data.
To view a video about today's announcement on
NetAppTV, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX-PVnYJ28w.
For more information regarding NetApp's ECM solutions, visit
For more information regarding the NetApp archive-as-a-service
For more information regarding the new Centera archive and
assessment services, visit www.netapp.com/us/library/datasheets/ds-3076.html.
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