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IBM Tivoli storage manager and NetApp NearStore R100 provide auto storage Mgnt with fast access.

Network Appliance, Inc., (Nasdaq:NTAP), a provider of enterprise network storage solutions, recently announced support for the NetApp NearStore R100 for use as a disk storage pool with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager.

The NetApp NearStore R100, an integrated disk-to-disk backup solution, allows customers to access and manage their data within multiplatform environments more economically than with traditional disk-based backup solutions.

Together Tivoli Storage Manager and NetApp's NearStore solution enable customers to manage and protect the growth of their storage across multiple platforms while freeing online disk space for active mission-critical data. NearStore is designed to augment an existing storage infrastructure, enabling organizations to simplify backup, provide accelerated recovery, and economically store reference and archival data, while Tivoli Storage Manager protects data by intelligently managing storage resources for backup and recovery, archival and retrieval.

"The combination of Tivoli Storage Manager and NearStore empowers customers to more efficiently manage their data growth and accelerates the recovery of stored data for seamless business continuance," said Mike Marchi, senior director of enterprise marketing at Network Appliance.

"Tivoli Storage Manager is designed to protect companies from hardware failures and other errors by automatically storing backup and archive copies of data to nearline storage devices like the NetApp NearStore R100," said Jose Iglesias, director, Tivoli Storage, IBM Software Group. "The Network Appliance NearStore solution delivers simple, reliable, low cost storage for the disk-based backup environment."

Tivoli Storage Manager automates data backup and restore functions, supports a broad range of platforms and storage devices, and centralizes storage management operations. The Network Appliance NearStore R100 provides cost-effective, fast-access storage for numerous applications, including: backup and recovery, reference data, online archival, and remote disaster recovery.

Network Appliance is a world leader in open network storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage.
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Date:Sep 30, 2002
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