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VSNL Selects NetApp

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, today announced that VSNL, a leading communications solutions provider, has selected NetApp enterprise storage solutions to support its Global Managed Hosting and Storage service offerings in the US, UK, and Singapore. VSNL is the operator of one of the largest global data networks and is also a leading supplier of enterprise communication services within and to India and increasingly around the world. VSNL uses NetApp virtualization and data protection capabilities on a Fibre Channel SAN network inside their global data centers to provide its customers with easy-to-manage, reliable, and highly productive data storage.

Managed storage services, known as storage on demand,” can place heavy demands on service providers like VSNL to provision storage capacity on a usage basis to meet customer needs. NetApp provides VSNL with the data management tools to virtualize storage and dramatically increase storage utilization, helping to drastically lower the total cost of the infrastructure and increase the value to the customer. VSNL uses a number of core NetApp technologies, including FlexVol®, SnapDrive®, SnapRestore®, SnapMirror®, and Operations Manager, enabling VSNL to simultaneously protect, replicate, and restore data to maximize application and data availability.

“The managed storage services space offers a promising opportunity to serve our global customers,” said Vinod Kumar, president, Global Data Solutions, VSNL. “VSNL’s high-performance global network capabilities, in combination with our IT infrastructure solutions and industry expertise, position us well to deliver competitive and compelling solutions and offer higher value services including virtualization, remote back up, and disaster recovery. VSNL’s goal is to lower our customers’ cost of data ownership and enable a scalable enterprise. NetApp solutions will help us to achieve this goal.”

Network Appliance Inc.