NetApp Releases Breakthrough Deduplication Technology for All Classes of Enterprise Data
Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 15, 2007 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NTAP) today broke the industry's traditional deduplication legacy
with the availability of NetApp® advanced single-instance
storage (A-SIS) deduplication for NetApp NearStore® and FAS
storage systems to help customers achieve the cost benefits of
deduplication across a wide variety of environments, including
backup, archival, compliance storage, and primary data sets as
diverse as home directories and genomic data. The introduction of
NetApp A-SIS deduplication provides customers with the ability to
reduce capital expenditures and management costs by dramatically
reducing the amount of storage they need to purchase and manage.
The reduction in quantity of physical storage translates into
savings in power and cooling costs and data center real estate
costs. Deduplication is just one of the many features customers
require from storage vendors, including reliability, scalability,
and the ability to easily manage their environments. With today's
news, customers must consider the cost and efficiency benefits of
deduplication as being applicable across all environments and that
it should be an integral part of backup, archival, compliance, and
general primary storage solutions.
"Deduplication, at its core, is another form
of data virtualization, in which one physical copy represents many
logical copies," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst at Enterprise
Strategy Group. "Deduplication creates a domino effect of
efficiency, reducing capital, administrative, and facility costs.
We believe that data deduplication is one of the most important and
valuable technologies in storage."
NetApp A-SIS deduplication technology has been
in customer use for approximately two years, exclusively in
conjunction with Symantec® NetBackup™. Today, the same
technology is available as an integral part of NetApp storage
systems and can be deployed with a wide range of data types. A-SIS
deduplication can be enabled on NetApp FAS and NearStore R200
storage systems with one simple command. It runs seamlessly in the
background, with virtually no read/write performance overhead, and
is entirely application transparent.
CommVault®, a leading provider of Unified
Data Management® solutions, has completed testing of A-SIS
deduplication with CommVault backup software. Based on the results
users can achieve up to a 20:1 space savings over traditional
models, with the possibility of experiencing even greater
compression ratios over time.
"The space savings numbers that A-SIS
deduplication offers customers speak for themselves," said David
West, vice president of Marketing and Business Development at
CommVault. "With A-SIS deduplication, users will be able to
increase the number of data protection and archive copies they can
store on NetApp FAS or NearStore storage systems, and gain even
greater storage efficiencies. With NetApp A-SIS deduplication in
combination with CommVault software, customers now have more choice
for enterprise-class deduplication solutions."
Intuitive Surgical, a global leader in the
rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive
surgery, is a customer that uses NetApp deduplication.
"NetApp has decreased our day-to-day storage
management needs for home directories and databases, significantly
helping to reduce the TCO," said Steve Lucchesi, vice president,
Information Systems at Intuitive Surgical. "NetApp deduplication
provides us with yet another method for conserving space on our
storage systems while retaining high performance."
"Today, with A-SIS, we're providing customers
the universal ability to save space and reduce storage costs
regardless of how or where the data comes from," said Patrick
Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "Since
A-SIS deduplication is now integral to NetApp storage platforms,
customers get the benefits of deduplication while taking advantage
of all NetApp reliability features such as RAID-DP™. With the
general availability of A-SIS, we are adding another significant
space savings capability to our strong portfolio of space savings
technologies, including Snapshot™, thin provisioning, and
storage free clones."
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to join a NetApp TechTalk Webcast on June 5th focused on using data
deduplication to drive down storage costs.
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