NetApp Salutes Customer Phil Nail, Winner of Infoworld 2007 CTO 25 Award
Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 11, 2007 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NTAP) customer Phil Nail, chief technology officer at AISO.Net, was
honored this week with the InfoWorld 2007 CTO 25 Award. The annual
award recognizes the top 25 executives who have demonstrated
leadership within their companies and the IT community.
Nail and the AISO.Net team run a "green"
Web-hosting business, serving more than 15,000 clients worldwide.
AISO.Net's data center relies exclusively on "clean energy" through
power generated by solar panels to run its mission-critical
In 2006, Nail found that the demands of his
service were making it increasingly difficult to maintain
operations using strictly solar power. Nail teamed with NetApp,
Sirius Computer Solutions, and select server and infrastructure
vendors to design and implement a new data center that AISO.Net
expects will reduce energy consumption by more than 80%, while at
the same time increase system redundancy and maximize scalability
for its clients. The successful venture with NetApp and its
partners maintained AISO.Net's corporate mission to create an
environmentally friendly hosting infrastructure without
compromising technological demands.
"This year's CTO 25 Award winners are true
visionaries who believe that leading-edge technology equals
leading-edge business," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld editor-in-chief.
"Their constant invention and reinvention of strategic tools,
coupled with an eagle eye for business opportunity, provide a
blueprint for IT success."
As part of the new AISO.Net data center
infrastructure, NetApp® data management technology was
deployed to help maximize storage efficiency. The NetApp approach
was to halt AISO.Net power growth at its source by reducing raw
storage requirements and enabling AISO.Net to do more with the
storage systems already in its IT environment. AISO.Net took
advantage of NetApp technology to subtract machines and disks,
reduce the company's overall data center footprint, and maximize
storage utilization, achieving not only greater power efficiency
but also lower infrastructure complexity and costs.
"Phil Nail is a pioneer, providing one of the
few, truly 'green' Web-hosting environments in the world," said
Elisa Steele, vice president, Corporate Marketing at NetApp. "Nail
recognized, before being green was ever a buzzword, that respecting
the environment, while still providing a world-class service to his
customers, could be a reality. We are honored to be a part of
AISO.Net's energy-efficient data center infrastructure. We look
forward to helping more customers deploy practical methods to
decrease energy usage and realize that power efficiency is not only
good for the planet, but also good for business."
Details on all winners of the InfoWorld CTO 25
Awards are available online at
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