NetApp Announces Storage Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Sunnyvale, Calif. - February 27, 2008
-- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it is providing a
comprehensive portfolio of storage and data management solutions
for Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V,
and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. These solutions are designed for
customers who use Windows Server and SQL Server to support their
core infrastructure, business intelligence, data warehousing, and
other mission-critical applications in both physical and virtual
environments. With solutions certified by Microsoft from NetApp,
customers will be able to easily transition to Windows Server 2008,
Hyper-V, and SQL Server 2008 while maintaining simple, efficient,
and cost-effective storage.
"Microsoft is very pleased that valued
industry partners such as NetApp are supporting Windows Server
2008, Hyper-V, and SQL Server 2008 by providing innovative storage
and data management solutions for our customers," said Kim
Saunders, senior director of SQL Server Marketing at Microsoft
Corporation. "NetApp® storage solutions for Microsoft SQL
Server, including SnapManager® for SQL Server, help enable
customers to take advantage of the features and capabilities of SQL
Server 2008 and achieve a flexible, highly available database
storage infrastructure to support their business-critical
applications and business intelligence platform."
"NetApp is proud to deliver compelling data
management solutions by supporting Hyper-V, a key component of
Windows Server 2008," said Patrick Rogers, vice president,
Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "With solutions supporting Hyper-V,
customers not only can virtualize their Windows environments, but
also can virtualize their storage using NetApp storage and data
management solutions, enabling customers to achieve greater
efficiency, performance, and flexibility from their virtualized
Windows Server ecosystem and extend those benefits to NetApp
networked storage solutions."
Commitment to the Windows Server
In addition to supporting Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp is also
committed to interoperability with Windows Server 2008. Microsoft
certification gives customers the peace of mind that NetApp storage
systems meet the rigorous requirements set by Microsoft for storage
devices deployed on the Windows Server 2008 platform. NetApp storage systems can be located at the
Windows Server Catalog.
Support of Microsoft SQL Server
"From the thousands of Microsoft SQL Server deployments that we
support with NetApp storage solutions, we know that customers want
seamless integration between storage solutions and business
applications to simplify data management and provide continuous
operations," said Rogers. "Working closely with Microsoft allows us
to now extend our industry-leading storage solutions to SQL Server
2008 environments to help maximize database availability and
productivity for our mutual customers."
NetApp storage solutions for Microsoft SQL
Server 2008 include:
- Storage consolidation and migration solutions to enable
customers to easily transition to SQL Server 2008, while reducing
storage costs and significantly improving the manageability of
their database environments.
- Application test and development solutions to allow software
developers to create space-efficient copies of SQL Server
databases, reducing the time and storage requirements needed to
develop, test, and deploy their new applications.
- Business continuity solutions to provide highly available data
storage and a rapid, cost-effective disaster recovery capability
for all applications using SQL Server databases.
- Backup and recovery solutions to protect SQL Server data
through the creation of frequent, space-efficient backups using
NetApp Snapshot™ technology. This solution also enables
customers to reliably recover data in seconds with NetApp
- Scale-up and scale-out solutions to support the needs of
enterprise customers requiring large, multiterabyte SQL Server
- Consolidation of SQL Server data and elimination of unused
pools of storage to reduce overall costs.
Customers' storage management is simplified
through automated data management, rapid storage provisioning, and
the ability to back up and restore hundreds of databases residing
on a single SQL Server installation. Data availability is maximized
with near-instantaneous backups, rapid database recovery, and the
ability to store multiple online clones of SQL Server databases
with minimal capacity overhead.
In addition, customers have the benefit of
simple, flexible, cost-effective replication and mirroring with
NetApp SnapMirror®. NetApp storage solutions for Microsoft SQL
Server 2008 combine NetApp SnapManager for SQL Server with other
NetApp data management technologies to enable enterprise customers
to reduce costs, simplify management, and increase data
availability for SQL Server environments.
For more information about NetApp storage and
data management solutions for Windows environments, visit www.netapp.com/solutions.
NetApp is a leading provider of innovative data management
solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing,
protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around
the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimize risk,
and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched
simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at www.netapp.com.