NetApp Storage System Plug-In Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12<em>c</em>

Integration of Storage and System Monitoring to Reduce Cost and Complexity of Managing Business-Critical Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of the NetApp Storage System Plug-In version 1.0 with Oracle® Enterprise Manager 12c, extending the application-to-disk coverage of Oracle Enterprise Manager environments that include managed NetApp storage. The NetApp Storage System Plug-In delivers comprehensive availability, performance, and configuration information for NetApp storage controllers used in enterprise cloud environments and is part of the NetApp solution for Oracle Databases.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. This achievement can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of managing applications that run on NetApp® systems and Oracle technologies. Application administrators can now consolidate monitoring information in the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c console and can perform detailed root cause analysis. Storage administrators can perform proactive monitoring of NetApp systems, assess the impact of storage performance problems on end-user services, and better align their efforts with business needs.

"NetApp and Oracle share a common vision of providing solutions that can help reduce IT cost and complexity and empower agile businesses," said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "For more than a decade, NetApp's relationship with Oracle has involved product testing, enabling essential interoperability and innovation that accelerate business success. Customers can benefit from improved risk management and smoother upgrade capability, leading to lower total cost of ownership and greater overall satisfaction."

"Oracle Enterprise Manager's rich partner ecosystem helps ensure that Oracle Enterprise Manager can provide deep, integrated manageability for heterogeneous environments, leveraging the collective expertise of our integration partners such as NetApp," said Dan Koloski, senior director, Product Management, Oracle. "An Oracle Validated Integration gives our joint customers confidence that the integration between the NetApp Storage System Plug-In version 1.0 and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c has been validated and that the products work together as designed. We congratulate NetApp on their achievement and look forward to the adoption of this plug-in by our mutual customers."

Visit the NetApp Booth (#1301) at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about innovative data management solutions for Oracle environments, and join NetApp for an Oracle OpenWorld speaking session (UGF10389), "Monitoring Storage Systems for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c," on September 30 at 8 a.m. in Moscone West - 2016.

Key Features of the NetApp Storage Plug-In

Deploying the plug-in in an Oracle Enterprise Manager environment can provide the following management features for NetApp storage controllers:

  • Comprehensive availability and performance monitoring
  • Detailed information about NetApp storage capacity, volumes, Snapshot™ copies, and more
  • Graphical information about CIFS and NFS protocols, network load, CPU statistics, and more
  • Configuration inventory and drift tracking for NetApp storage products, licenses, and disks
  • Consolidated information about NetApp storage and Oracle Database in the form of a database-to-NetApp-storage topology mapping report
  • Comparison of configuration management information and generation of differential data reports

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About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions has been validated, and that the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the "Oracle Validated Integration" logo. For more information, visit Oracle.com at www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell, and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base, and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise, and proven success. To find out more, visit www.oracle.com/partners.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and any other company. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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