“Manage your data—not your hardware!"
Storage and data management leaders NetApp marked its tenth birthday in India this month, with a slew of product releases aimed at fuelling the public and private cloud initiatives of enterprises. “Businesses are changing. Success depends on flexibility, innovation and secure collaboration”, said NetApp India & SAARC President Rajesh Janey, “The comprehensive portfolio of new platforms and solutions that we are announcing, will help businesses in their transformation to a flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure. This would enable them to capitalize on new opportunities, go to market faster and innovate ahead of their competition”.
He added that the India-based development centres of NetApp which are home tol 1000 of the company’s 8000-strong R&D team have contributed hundreds of innovations and account for roughly 60 percent of the total creative effort. The new products announced this week include the latest operating environment version -- Data ONTAP 8-- and a single unified storage architecture from 64 terabytes to 2.9 petabytes, which exemplifies the company’s mantra: “Manage your data—not your hardware”. DataOnTap also includes Snapshot, the NetApp technology which promises protect data and achieve rapid application recovery with minimal overhead and maximum scalability.
Other launches: NetApp FAS/V6200 Series: A family of three new high-end storage systems—FAS/V6280, FAS/V6240, and FAS/V6210; NetApp FAS/V3200 Series: A family of three new midrange storage systems—FAS/V3270, FAS/V3240, and FAS/V3210— which deliver a cost-effective platform and NetApp Solid State Drives or FlashCache which offer the flexibility to use them for SAN or NAS without needing a gateway or different storage system.
NetApp is also collaborating with Cisco and VMware to are offering a presized, validated, standardized data center architecture: FlexPod for VMware.
Additional Resources: “Is Your IT as Flexible as Your Business Needs It to Be?”: http://www.netapp.com/us/company/leadership/flexible-it/flexible-it.html
Manish Goel on what flexible IT and why organizations should be thinking about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_3wikT4ajQ
November 27 2010