NetApp Helps Customers Increase Data Center ROI and Drives Greater Efficiencies for Database Applications with Zero Investment Promise*
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-September 20,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced its Zero
Investment Promise (ZIP) for Database Promotion to assist EMC and
HP customers in achieving greater storage efficiencies in their
database environments. The promotion enables EMC and HP customers
to reduce storage requirements, improve utilization, and decrease
operating costs by engaging in a 90-day, risk-free, zero-investment
trial of NetApp V-Series for their database storage
- Under the terms of the promotion, NetApp pledges that, by
deploying V-Series, users can reduce their physical storage
requirements and achieve cost savings.
- With V-Series, customers can manage third-party storage arrays
to extend the value of their existing storage investments, improve
efficiency, and take advantage of NetApp's unified storage and data
management capabilities in non NetApp environments
- Customers such as OpenLink Financial, a company specializing in
trading, risk management, and processing software for energy and
financial markets, are achieving greater efficiency, flexibility,
and cost savings with NetApp. To keep up with the flow of trading
in complex, volatile markets, OpenLink needed a more flexible,
unified storage architecture that allowed it to make the most
cost-effective use of storage capacity for its Oracle®
- Efficiency: Developers and database
administrators can achieve improvements quickly by leveraging
V-Series with NetApp's unique portfolio of storage efficiency
- Cost Savings: These innovative technologies
can help customers decrease costs and increase business agility by
quickly aligning computing resources with rapidly changing business
and workload requirements.
- Innovation: For example, FlexClone® can
create database clones in minutes using minimal storage space,
resulting in accelerated development and deployment. Thin
provisioning improves storage utilization by aggregating unused
capacity across storage volumes and sharing it dynamically across
all applications as requirements change.
- "The pressure for cost reduction has led to the rapid adoption
of storage efficiency technologies, such as space-efficient
Snapshot®, virtual cloning, thin provisioning, and
deduplication, which all come standard on NetApp systems," said
Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at
NetApp. "Our customers are consistently realizing unprecedented
space savings of at least 70% and utilization rates greater than
90% with these technologies. We're confident that customers
participating in the ZIP for Database Promotion can improve
efficiencies and reduce operating costs."
- "NetApp V-Series technology has helped OpenLink save six
figures," said Thomas Mertz, director of Global MIS at OpenLink.
"OpenLink has gained all of the efficiency, flexibility, and
management benefits of NetApp storage while still leveraging our
existing HP EVA storage investments. With NetApp's storage
efficiency technologies, we've reduced storage requirements for our
Oracle development environment by 30% and have dramatically
accelerated our test and development cycles."
ZIP for Database Promotion
Availability and Requirements
- Customers in the United States and Canada can apply for the
promotion using the online application
- Eligible customers include EMC CLARiiON and HP EVA customers
with Oracle or Microsoft® SQL Server® environments.
Applicants must have at least a 10TB production database and a
requirement to create database copies that are at least 40TB in
- Based on the terms and conditions of the ZIP for Database
Promotion, NetApp pledges that, by deploying V-Series, users will
reduce their physical storage requirements and potentially receive
a payback on their V-Series investment.
- The ZIP for Database Promotion agreement will stipulate the
agreed-upon storage savings and price of the equipment, and provide
customers with a free 90-day trial of the equipment to realize
storage efficiencies and help reduce operating costs.
- NetApp Professional Services will partner with customers
throughout the trial period. 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.
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that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around
the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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