SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 13, 2012
- As customers move to the cloud, maintaining optimum
performance of storage infrastructure is vital to ensure that
virtual machines and physical servers have access to the resources
they need to deliver business-critical applications. To address
these challenges, customers are turning to storage management
solutions, such as the NetApp OnCommand management product
portfolio of management software, to improve storage and service
efficiency by optimizing the performance of critical virtual and
physical data center infrastructure. NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today
announced that Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com judges
selected NetApp OnCommand Insight Balance as the 2011
Product of the Year in the Storage Management Tools category.
This honor recognizes OnCommand Insight Balance as the
highest-ranked and most valuable solution in its category.
"As customers increasingly move toward
virtualized, shared infrastructure and private cloud environments,
innovative solutions that offer deep visibility into heterogeneous
infrastructure management are crucial to enable customers to
respond quickly to changing business needs and to improve
efficiency," said Chris Cummings, vice president, Product and
Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "This management capability is now a
requirement for IT professionals, not a luxury. We believe that
this award underscores our leadership in storage management
solutions and demonstrates the extensive storage analysis and
management we provide for our customers."
- OnCommand Insight Balance is part of the award-winning
OnCommand product portfolio of management software that improves
storage and service efficiency through functions that help
customers better control, automate, and analyze their shared
Forrester Total Economic Impact study conducted in September
2011 and commissioned by NetApp showed that a composite
organization gained a return on investment of 151% and payback on
their investment within 12 months when deploying OnCommand
management software as part of a NetApp private cloud
- OnCommand Insight Balance became part of the NetApp solution
NetApp's acquisition of Akorri Networks, Inc. in February 2011.
Between FY 2011 and FY 2012, this solution has seen strong adoption
and has helped achieve a 67% increase in revenue growth as
customers have realized the value of OnCommand Insight Balance in
reducing the risks and costs of deploying virtualized solutions and
of improving their ROI through better measurement and decision
- The Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com 2011 Products
of the Year awards, as presented by the editors of TechTarget's
Storage Media Group, were judged by the Storage
magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction
with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants.
- Judges selected the 18 Products of the Year from among
enterprise storage-related products introduced, upgraded, and
shipped between November 1, 2010 and October 28, 2011.
- Winners were selected according to the following criteria:
innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing
environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and
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