NetApp Powers Transaction Business for InCore Bank
Sunnyvale, Calif. - February 20, 2007
-- Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that InCore Transaction Bank of
Switzerland has selected NetApp unified storage solutions for its
transaction-intensive data service and data protection needs.
InCore Bank offers services such as brokerage, payment
transactions, and reporting for small and midsize private and
retail banks in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. NetApp
fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems provide InCore Bank with
optimal storage resource utilization, streamlined administration
management, and consolidated and simplified data protection
"Outsourcing is becoming more important in
Switzerland. Banks outsource resource-intensive areas such as IT
and the back office in order to concentrate on key areas of their
business and save costs," said René Hertach, CIO of InCore.
"As a service provider, we need to make our customers' data secure
and available at all times. NetApp storage solutions provide us
with the confidence that our data will be readily available when
needed and that we have the flexibility to fine-tune our tiered
storage infrastructure. With minimal disruption to our existing IT
infrastructure and processes, NetApp lets us focus our resources
and energy on continuing to move our business forward."
InCore Bank deployed a NetApp FAS3000 system
to centrally manage its transaction platform "Legando" and other
business-critical applications. The bank also uses NetApp
MetroCluster data protection software to replicate data
synchronously between remote sites, reducing the chance of data
loss in the event of a disruption. In addition, the NetApp unified
storage system functions as a "unification engine" that
simultaneously supports Fibre Channel and IP storage area networks
(SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS), allowing InCore to
achieve high levels of storage consolidation while increasing its
overall storage utilization.
InCore Bank also replaced its tape backup
solution with two mirrored FAS3000 systems. The results are lower
storage costs and an efficient use of storage capacity because the
bank decreased the amount of data saved to tape and eliminated a
large amount of duplicate backup data. Also, NetApp Snapshot™
technology allows online data backup within seconds and disaster
recovery within minutes instead of hours and days.
"We are extremely pleased that InCore Bank has
placed its trust in NetApp," said Elisa Steele, vice president of
Corporate Marketing at NetApp. "Our solutions are designed for
simpler management and lower outlay costs-as well as higher data
availability-which translates directly into bottom-line payoffs,
especially for a company like InCore Bank, which relies on
innovative technology to manage important customer data."
About Network Appliance
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storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its
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Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.