StoreVault® Makes the Grade for Synergy Medical Education Alliance

Sunnyvale, Calif. - January 7, 2008 -- StoreVault, a NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP) division, today announced that Synergy Medical Education Alliance has deployed the StoreVault S500 all-in-one storage solution to maximize data availability, increase backup and recovery reliability, and improve performance.

Synergy Medical supports educational initiatives for undergraduate medical students, residents in training, and active physicians throughout the Saginaw community in Michigan. With 1.5 terabytes (TB) of data scattered across 11 legacy storage and server systems, the education alliance team was struggling to manage massive data growth, adhere to proper backup and restore policies, and provide the best levels of data security. With the technical expertise of its reseller, Netsource One, the company upgraded its technology infrastructure with two StoreVault storage systems to gain control of its fast-growing and changing business.

"Upgrading Synergy Medical's storage infrastructure with StoreVault has dramatically improved information access for our staff of more than 250 employees and improved the educational pursuits of thousands of medical professionals," said Jim Wegner, manager of IT at Synergy Medical. "We were impressed by the ease of implementation and the functionality of the StoreVault S500. In less than 30 minutes, we had the system installed and our storage network in place."

"With StoreVault, Synergy Medical is in a position to offer the best medical curriculum to its students without compromising data availability and reliability," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager of StoreVault. "We strive to provide our customers with a storage solution that strikes the best balance between performance and price. StoreVault keeps Synergy Medical's data healthy, allowing the company's team of experts to do the same for the greater Michigan medical community."

The StoreVault S500 is a scalable all-in-one networked storage appliance that is customized for SMBs at a price point that fits SMB budgets. With its intuitive Windows® graphical user interface, the StoreVault S500 is easy to install and simple to manage, while providing enterprise-class networked storage functionality. The StoreVault S500 has been deployed across a wide range of industries to help solve the growing customer challenges of data growth, data protection, and data management.

About StoreVault
StoreVault, a NetApp division, is focused on delivering data storage solutions tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. StoreVault combines enterprise-proven technology from Network Appliance, a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, with the scalability, simplicity, security, and affordability required by SMBs. Information about StoreVault solutions and resellers is available at

About NetApp
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