NetApp Extends NAS Leadership

NetApp extends NAS leadership, helps customers increase efficiency and lower overhead

March 4, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced the results of a study conducted by VeriTest, the testing service of Lionbridge (NASDAQ:LIOX), comparing NAS deployments running on the NetApp® Data ONTAP® operating system with EMC Celerra deployments running the DART operating system. Among the key findings of the study were that NetApp NAS reduced the amount of raw storage required by as much as 80% compared to the EMC Celerra solution. The VeriTest study also found that data retention (backup) schedules can be modified nine times faster with NetApp versus EMC, which can help reduce administration overhead.

The VeriTest study simulated common operations performed by IT administrators, including setup, provisioning, and file protection to deliver file services. All tests followed respective best practices as published by NetApp and EMC for provisioning and deploying storage for use in production environments. NetApp believes these results highlight the superior functionality and greater return on investment customers get with a Data ONTAP system and further validate NetApp as the network-attached storage (NAS) leader for real-world data center deployments.

“NetApp is thrilled with the results of this independent study and the validation of NetApp’s approach to helping customers fulfill their NAS needs,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. “This is another study that clearly shows the benefits NetApp helps provide in the very real-world terms of increased performance, decreased costs, and simplified manageability.”

NetApp Inc.

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