Santa Clara, CA — Network Appliance, Inc., a leading provider of network-attached data access and content management solutions, and OpenGrid, Inc., a leader in providing intelligent wireless e-business solutions, announced that Network Appliance will provide OpenGrid with storage networking solutions. OpenGrid enables businesses to provide customized, wireless e-business solutions using OpenGrid technology. Such solutions are incredibly data-intensive, which is why OpenGrid turned to Network Appliance.
Network Appliance has now become the preferred storage solutions provider to manage OpenGrid’s data access and storage requirements. OpenGrid has deployed multiple-terabyte clustered NetApp F760 filers, the most powerful Network Appliance enterprise storage solution. The filers are connected in a clustered failover configuration to provide continuous data availability and access. OpenGrid has also deployed NetApp SnapRestore software products to ensure the high data reliability and recoverability.
“Network Appliance storage solutions will help us manage our data more efficiently,” said Jens Horstmann, president of OpenGrid. “OpenGrid is a leader in wireless e-business solutions and we needed a leader in data access and content management to power OpenGrid’s storage networking needs – Network Appliance was our clear favorite.”
“As the wireless e-business market proliferates, NetApp storage solutions add the flexibility, scalability, and high performance OpenGrid’s customers need,” said Mike Marchi, senior director of marketing at Network Appliance, Inc. “We are excited that OpenGrid is using our storage appliances to enhance its leading wireless e-business solutions.”
OpenGrid is a participant in Network Appliance’s “Powered by Network Appliance” program, a branding initiative designed to foster business development and enhance the exposure of Internet companies with e-business driven strategies. Network Appliance powers nine out of the top 10 ISPs and 13 out of the top 15 Web sites worldwide.
Based in Silicon Valley, California, OpenGrid, Inc. is a leader in providing intelligent wireless e-business solutions. OpenGrid’s wireless solutions for messaging, commerce, content, and promotions enable partners to expand their reach, build stronger customer relationships, and provide dynamic information to a wireless world. OpenGrid brings the Internet to the next level by matching personalized customer needs with wireless Internet access to the right information at the right time. Additional information about OpenGrid can be found at http://www.opengrid.com .
Network Appliance, a veteran in network file serving and caching, has been providing data access solutions since 1992 and is a member of both the S+P 500 and NASDAQ 100 index. Major corporations and ISPs, including Lycos, Yahoo!, Citicorp Securities, Siemens, Lockheed, Cisco, Motorola, and Texas Instruments have deployed NetApp solutions.