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NetApp Boasts SPC-1 Results

NetApp sets standard in performance benchmarking proving greater value for customers' data centers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the NetApp FAS3040 modular storage system outperformed the EMC CLARiiON CX3 Model 40 based on a series of recently submitted SPC-1™ Results, the industry's most recognized storage performance benchmark. The independently audited SPC-1 Results provided a head-to-head comparison of both products on their overall SAN performance with and without snapshots enabled. Snapshots are commonly employed by enterprise storage customers to provide continuous protection and smart copies of their data. In both cases, the NetApp FAS3040 outshined the EMC CLARiiON CX3-40, delivering 30,985.90 SPC-1 IOPs versus 24,997.48 SPC-1 IOPs (baseline result) and a robust 29,958.60 SPC-1 IOPs versus just 8,997.17 SPC-1 IOPs (baseline result with snapshots enabled)1. These results further validate NetApp as the high-performance leader for real-world data center deployments featuring value-add data management and data protection functionality.

"Independently verified performance data is one of several criteria that customers should consider when evaluating storage systems," said Bob Passmore, Research VP, Gartner. "SPC-1 is a widely recognized industry standard benchmark for storage system performance."

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