Network Appliance Enables the Enterprise with New Center-to-Edge Solutions for Global IT Infrastructures.Business/High-Tech Editors
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In two separate press releases issued today, the company unveiled solutions that capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
v. t. 1. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes s>. customers' existing IT infrastructures while offering greater data availability Refers to the degree to which data can be instantly accessed. The term is mostly associated with service levels that are set up either by the internal IT organization or that may be guaranteed by a third party datacenter or storage provider. and enhanced disaster recovery. As noted in those releases, Network Appliance continued its enterprise focus by:
-- Introducing NetApp(R) DataFabric(TM) Manager, an unbundled software package for global enterprise and CDN deployments allowing IT staff to monitor and configure multiple storage and content delivery appliances throughout a network. -- Unveiling new Fibre Channel Fabric Tape SAN (Storage Area Network) Backup solutions, along with leading data protection companies, underscoring the company's open storage networking approach to data management. -- Offering DiskShelf14, a new 14-slot Fibre Channel disk drive shelf that holds up to one terabyte of data. Customers will benefit from the increased data storage and performance densities, which help to lower their overall cost of storage. -- Announcing SnapManager(TM) 1.1 for Microsoft(R) Exchange 5.5 environments -- a new version of the industry-leading online backup and rapid data recovery solution. SnapManager 1.1 simplifies data management by providing near instantaneous on-line backup and recovery, faster response times, and enhanced Windows(R) 2000 support. -- SecureShare(R) Quota Manager 2.0 -- a graphical user interface (GUI) tool to centrally manage and control hard and soft quotas on thousands of Microsoft Windows NT(R)/2000 versions working with many NetApp filers. The solution is based on Microsoft's Management Console standard interfaces, and allows for a single point of control across multiple filers.
"Today's economy is forcing businesses to get maximum value from their IT infrastructure investments, minimize total cost of ownership, reduce IT staffing pressures, and increase return on investments," said Network Appliance CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Dan Warmenhoven. "Network Appliance center-to-edge solutions are positioned to enable enterprises to realize their IT objectives while simultaneously managing bottom line costs. NetApp is continuing its innovation of superior performance and scalability by enabling customers to deploy fast, simple, and reliable enterprise solutions."
These new announcements from Network Appliance demonstrate the company's continued success in the enterprise and builds on both NetApp center-to-edge(TM) solutions and open storage networking. With the introduction of the FC Fabric Tape SAN backup solution in particular, Network Appliance further blurs the distinctions between SAN and 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 , giving customers true choices to meet their enterprise needs.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc., a veteran in network file storage and content delivery, has been providing data access solutions since 1992, and is a member of both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 index Nasdaq 100 Index
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A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. have deployed NetApp solutions.
The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized products that perform a single function. NetApp storage and content delivery platforms (filers and NetCache(TM) appliances) are coupled with powerful content distribution and reporting software. This center-to-edge solution offers seamless data management from the back-end data center to the edge of the network quickly, simply, and reliably. The Network Appliance product portfolio utilizes the company's innovative data access software, known as the Data ONTAP ONTAP Open Network Technology for Appliance Products (TM) operating system, as well as standards-compliant hardware. It also offers multiprotocol support and transparent integration for UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (R) and Windows(R) environments.
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