NetApp India’s lead team ( from left) Head Pre-Sales Syed Masroor; Director, Telecom and Cloud Service Provider, Rajesh Awasthi and President India and SAARC Rajesh Janey (IndiaTechOnline photo)
NetApp marks 10 years in India with leap into the Cloud

“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?”:  

Manish Goel on what flexible IT and why organizations should be thinking about it:  

November 27 2010