Legato Unveils NetWorker 6.0 At Networld+Interop 2000 Atlanta.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
NetWorld Interop Atlanta 2000
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2000
Enhanced NAS/SAN Support, Improved Scalability and Availability, and
Broadened Platform Support for Enterprises and Service Providers
Legato Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :LGTO LGTO Legato Systems (stock symbol) ), a leader in enterprise storage management software, today launched Legato(R) NetWorker(R) 6.0, a powerful data protection solution designed to meet the data intensive needs of eBusiness enterprises and Service Providers (SP). NetWorker 6.0's new feature set delivers unparalleled backup and restore performance, increased resiliency, centralized and simplified management and greater application and network access. Additionally, NetWorker 6.0 provides the ability to scale seamlessly in heterogeneous storage environments using direct-attached storage Direct-attached storage (DAS) refers to a digital storage system directly attached to a server or workstation, without a storage network in between. It is a retronym, mainly used to differentiate non-networked storage from SAN and NAS. , Network-Attached Storage See NAS. (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) and Storage Area Networks (SAN). Legato will demonstrate NetWorker 6.0 at Networld + Interop 2000 Atlanta at booth number 7853 in the G Hall of the Georgia World Congress Center The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta. It is the fourth-largest convention center in the United States at 1.4 million ft2 (130,000 m2) and hosts more than a million visitors each year. in Atlanta, GA, September 26th - 28th, 2000.
NetWorker 6.0 is ideal for enterprise customers managing business-critical data internally as well as Service Providers (SP) offering service-level data protection agreements. The SP market includes Application Service Providers (ASP), Internet Service Providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. (ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. ) and Storage Service Providers (SSP (1) (Service Switching Point) The local exchange node in an SS7 telephone network. The SSP can be part of the voice switch or in a separate computer connected to it. ) that enable companies to outsource their IT and infrastructure needs.
"The introduction of NetWorker 6.0 demonstrates that Legato is building on its proven technology and long-time relationships with customers," said David Hill David Hill may refer to one of a number of people with this name:
"Exponential data growth, continuing advancement of SAN and NAS technologies, and the advent of service provider architectures mean that data protection remains a critical IT concern," said George Symons George Symons VC DCM (18 March 1826-18 November 1871) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. , vice president of product development, Legato Systems, Inc. "Legato NetWorker 6.0 is the only product available with the scalability, platform support, and open, standards-based architecture that Service Providers and large enterprises demand."
NAS Support: NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) An open standard for backing up data in a heterogeneous environment. Developed by Network Appliance and IntelliGuard Software, NDMP uses a common data format which is written to and read from drivers for the specific disk and Compliance
NetWorker 6.0 is fully compliant with the open standard Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) and will support backup and restore of NAS servers to local or remotely attached tape libraries, increasing flexibility, reducing overhead costs overhead costs
see fixed costs. , and optimizing library resources. Initially, Legato will support NAS servers from EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. and Network Appliance. Support for additional NAS servers will be added in the future. NetWorker 6.0 with NDMP support will also deliver live, serverless, LAN-free backup when using Legato Celestra Power agents. Ideal for 24x7 business environments, Celestra Power allows enterprise customers to perform backup and restore operations at any time without impacting LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. or application performance - eliminating the need for a backup window.
SAN support: Library Sharing and SAN Storage Nodes
Legato has made a number of key enhancements to NetWorker 6.0 to enable customers to fully exploit the power of SANs. With NetWorker 6.0 Legato has extended library sharing to support additional platforms including Windows 2000, Linux, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. , Silicon Graphics IRIX A Unix-based operating system from SGI that is used in its computer systems from desktop to supercomputer. It is an enhanced version of Unix System V Release 4. IRIX integrates the X Window system with OpenGL, creating the first real time 3D X environment. , and Sequent DYNIX. Library sharing allows a tape library to be shared between a NetWorker Server and one or more NetWorker Storage Nodes. This increases customers' return on SAN investments by effectively centralizing tape management operations, maximizing library resources and reducing overhead costs. NetWorker 6.0 also supports a new SAN Storage Node that enables users to cost effectively perform LAN-free backup and recovery operations, delivering greater network performance and increased productivity.
Scalability and Performance: New Index Architecture and Block
The explosive growth in data storage has and will continue to place extreme demands on enterprise backup software. The new indexing architecture in NetWorker 6.0 dramatically improves backup performance, saves valuable disk space by reducing index sizes by up to 40% and reduces time spent performing index maintenance. Additionally, the new index architecture enables new functionality such as cross platform recovery and more granular data retention policies. NetWorker 6.0 also includes a block-level backup and restore capability designed to significantly reduce the backup and restore times for systems with a very large number of small files, such as that of a large Internet/Intranet Web server.
Availability: Broad Clustering Support
In today's eBusiness world of 24x7 data operations, users can no longer tolerate downtime of their critical business applications or tolerate loss of data due to hardware failures. NetWorker 6.0 with cluster support ensures automatic backup and recovery operations in the event of system hardware failures, thereby increasing data availability, reducing management costs and lowering total cost of ownership. NetWorker 6.0 supports a wide range of clustering products including Legato Cluster Enterprise, Sun Cluster, Hewlett Packard MCSG MCSG Midwest Center for Structural Genomics
MCSG Macalester College Student Government (St Paul, Minnesota)
MCSG Mathematical and Computational Sciences Group
MCSG Mission Computer & Symbol and Map Generator , Compaq TruCluster and Microsoft Cluster Server Clustering software from Microsoft for Windows NT/2000. It provides rudimentary load balancing and two-node failover, which allows a second server to take over if the first one fails. Cluster Server was formerly code named Wolfpack. .
Platform Support: Windows 2000 and Linux
The Windows 2000 and Linux operating systems are emerging as strategic platforms with enterprise customers and service providers. Legato has fully supported Windows 2000 since April and Linux as a NetWorker Client for more than a year. NetWorker 6.0 now adds Linux as a NetWorker Server and NetWorker Storage Node. NetWorker 6.0 is the first enterprise data protection software to support a backup server on the Linux operating system. Initially, Legato will support Redhat, Caldera caldera: see crater.
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NetWorker 6.0 also supports Windows NT and a wide variety of Unix operating systems including Sun Solaris, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. , Compaq Tru64, IBM AIX, Silicon Graphics IRIX, and Sequent/IBM DYNIX. Legato continues to champion the technology of open, interoperable standards such as NDMP, Sun's JIRO initiative and the SNIA's Extended Copy protocol.
Pricing and Availability
NetWorker 6.0 is now available.
NetWorker Server Workgroup Edition for Linux $1,150 NetWorker Server Network Edition for Linux $2,300 NetWorker Server Power Edition for Linux $7,475 NetWorker Network Edition Storage Node for Linux $2,300 NetWorker Power Edition Storage Node for Linux $7,475 NetWorker Workgroup Edition - Windows $1,150 NetWorker Network Edition - Windows $2,300 NetWorker Power Edition - Windows $7,475 NetWorker Workgroup Edition - Unix $4,140 NetWorker Network Edition - Unix $8,280 NetWorker Power Edition - Unix $22,425 NetWorker SAN/NAS Storage Node - Network Edition $2,000 NetWorker SAN/NAS Storage Node - Power Edition $4,000 NDMP Client Connection $9,775 (4th Quarter Promotional - $4,000) -0-
About Legato Systems
Legato Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGTO), is a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management and application availability. Helping companies leverage business-critical, corporate data assets, Legato's products and services enable information continuance, a seamless approach to the movement, management and protection of data throughout an enterprise. Founded in 1988, Legato's storage management software products have become the recognized industry standard with the largest installed base representing over 65,000 customers. Legato's products are available through a network of Legato licensed resellers, integrators, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and partners and directly from Legato. Legato is a founding member of the Storage Networking Industry Association An association of producers and consumers of storage networking products, whose goal is to further storage networking technology and applications. The Storage Networking Industry Association, or SNIA . More information is available at www.legato.com. Telephone: 650.210.7000
The Legato logo design, Legato, Legato NetWorker, Octopus, SmartMedia and BudTool are registered trademarks; Celestra, Co-StandbyServer, GEMS and StandbyServer are trademarks; and San Academy is a servicemark of Legato Systems, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Partner and Customer Quotes
"NetWorker 6.0 is a bullet-proof release. The new indexing architecture is resilient and dramatically smaller in size," commented Brad Burns, Systems Engineer Cadence Designs.
"Our customers moving to Compaq Tru64 UNIX v5.0.a and TruCluster v5.0.a will be pleased that NetWorker 6.0 supports both platforms", commented Stephen Choy, NetWorker support team,Compaq. "I was glad to see error messages contained on a CD, this will be a great help in trouble shooting."
"Using the improved index functionality of NetWorker 6.0 we will be aiming to provide 1 hour recovery and application availability" says Andreas Soltermann, SAN and Disk Consolidation Project Manager, Credit Suisse. "The main reason for migration to NetWorker 6.0 is to support the very large investment in the DR environment in the past few years and new projects within the DR environment that will take advantage of the new NetWorker 6.0 features to improve business continuity and accelerate backup and recovery capability," added Soltermann.
"At Creoscitex, speed and reliability are paramount; we are particularly motivated to incorporate NetWorker 6.0 in order to take advantage of the new index handling," said Lev lev-,
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"With Legato NetWorker's implementation of the NDMP, support of NAS servers from EMC will reduce overhead costs for our mutual customers. With this new support, backup and recovery of our servers to local or remote tape libraries is much easier," said Colin Bailey, Director, Global Alliances Marketing, EMC Corporation.
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"I appreciate the cross platform recovers and the increased Linux support," said Mark Shakespeare, Unix Systems Administrator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "The stability and performance of NetWorker 6.0 meets my needs."
"Managing the continued explosion of data and its availability of critical applications using solutions such as NetWorker NDMP for Network Appliance is becoming paramount to our mutual customers. Network Appliance co-authored NDMP with Legato back in 1996, and today's announcement is the next step in our partnership to provide NDMP standards based solutions to enable open storage networking," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance."
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"NetWorker 6.0 centralizes media management and increases flexibility in data centers by allowing end users to share tape libraries," said Jim Novy, Director, Field Marketing Americas for QuantumATL. "NetWorker 6.0 is a cost-effective solution for backup and recovery operations."
"I've been using Legato NetWorker since version 1.0 and every release since then has proven to be more reliable, and more rich in features and capabilities. I've been happy with every release I've used over the years and am always looking forward to the next release to see how Legato can surprise me. NetWorker 6.0 is going to make index management easier than it has been before," said Arthur Gary, Systems Administrator, Silicon Graphics.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
"Sun and Legato are each dedicated to developing solutions that are open, interoperable and offer the highest levels of data protection," said Denise Shiffman, vice president of marketing, Sun Network Storage. "Networker 6.0 addresses the demands of mission-critical data centers with a highly scalable, reliable application designed to seamlessly complement Sun's storage systems and management software."
"I like the fact that the front end has not changed much, as it reduces the need to re-train masses of end-users and any user of any original OEM product. This allows users to adapt quickly and immediately start using NetWorker 6.0 without any hassles," said Amit Parbhucharan of Systems Integration.