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NetApp Adds Mid-Range Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp today announced the addition of the FAS3160 and V3160, strengthening its current series of midrange storage offerings for customers. As part of today's news, NetApp unveiled its plans to enable 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC) support and provide enterprise flash Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage and flash-based caching modules for its FAS and V-Series products, helping customers to further enhance their data center infrastructures through improvedperformance, lower cost, and increased efficiencies.

The FAS3160 joins the FAS3140 and FAS3170 models, offering customers improved price/performance, flexibility, and scalability over other midrange storage systems. The NetApp(R) FAS3100 series of storage systems offers customers a single unified storage architecture to meet their needs and a common suite of application-aware software and management tools that are part of the Data ONTAP(R) operating system. In addition, with features such as thin provisioning, deduplication, RAID-DP(R), and FlexClone(R), customers can boost storage efficiency and performance without breaking the bank. The NetApp V3160 provides customers additional flexibility to meet their diverse and changing business needs by extending the features and capabilities of Data ONTAP, including deduplication, to disk arrays from other storage vendors, such as EMC and HP.

"We needed a storage solution for our virtual server hosting service to help address the challenging nature of providing data management solutions to our enterprise client base at an overall cost point that could make the model sustainable," said Matt Stein, VP of Network Services, Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., a NetApp FAS3100 customer. "NetApp provided us with the performance and capacity desired while also delivering increased efficiencies and flexibility through features like deduplication and thin provisioning. Combined with our VMware(R) solution, Primus is able to provide a high level of service to a broader base of our clientele with pricing that is competitive in the Canadian marketplace."

NetApp Inc.