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April 24, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24 -- The sheer volume of data and information produced by big data and high-performance applications continues to grow at explosive rates. How organizations store, manage, analyze, and protect this data can mean the difference between forging ahead and falling behind. As a result, the decision an organization makes about the storage platform or solution that serves as the foundation for its IT infrastructure is as critical as ever.
NetApp today announced several major enhancements to its NetApp® E-Series platform to help its ecosystem of OEM partners more effectively serve their customers’ growing big data requirements and also serve as the platform for many of NetApp’s own big data solutions. The new features, which are available in the latest version of NetApp SANtricity® software, the storage management software for the E-Series platform, include improved data protection, performance, and management capabilities. With the enhanced platform, OEMs have a storage foundation they can build on with confidence to deliver their own unique and innovative storage solutions to address their customers’ high-performance needs and continue to grow their own business. Furthermore, these enhancements strengthen NetApp’s position as an innovation leader and expand on the platform’s already industry-leading combination of price, performance, and density.
Thanks to the added flexibility these new features deliver, OEMs can also leverage the E-Series platform to address other environments, such as virtualized infrastructures and Microsoft® applications, providing them with the versatility to serve additional customer segments to help further expand their business opportunities.
E-Series Platform Provides High-Performance Storage Building Block
New features in the enhanced E-Series platform include:
“As drive sizes grow, our customers rely on SGI to stay ahead of the curve with storage technology to ensure the highest level of data integrity. By incorporating NetApp’s DDP as an option into the SGI® InfiniteStorage™5500 and 5000 platforms, customers are able to leverage protection and utilization advantages over traditional RAID architectures, effectively making storage worry free.”
“The availability of the ZIB data is of extreme importance for the users and for us and we have been actively evaluating technologies to reduce the window of vulnerability that exists due to the lengthening re-build times of ever-increasing disk drive capacities. We look forward to the Dynamic Disk Pooling technology giving us the tools to dramatically reduce these re-build times and deliver the research and results that our scientists depend on. And the performance under drive failure afforded by the Dynamic Disk Pooling technology is an extra benefit.”
“The latest enhancements to the NetApp E-Series platform strengthen what was already a very successful and powerful storage platform for OEMs. By incorporating technologies such as Dynamic Disk Pooling into the platform, NetApp is providing its OEM partners with a foundation they can build on to deliver innovative storage solutions across many different customer segments while meeting a wide variety of use cases and applications.”
“In less than a year the NetApp E-Series platform has experienced tremendous momentum and adoption among our OEMs, and today’s announcement will only further strengthen that momentum. The latest enhancements to the E-Series build on what is already an industry-leading platform and provide innovative technologies that address real customer challenges across big data markets. NetApp is committed to helping drive our OEM partners’ success, and the NetApp E-Series platform is the high-performance storage building block that makes that possible.”
· Read more about the enhanced E-Series platform in the IDC White Paper, sponsored by NetApp, The IT Data Explosion Is Game Changing for Storage Requirements, #234369, April 2012: www.netapp.com/us/library/analyst-reports/ar-idc-data-explosion-game-changing-storage.html
· Connect with NetApp experts and storage enthusiasts on the NetApp Community:http://communities.netapp.com/community/products_and_solutions/efficient_it
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