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NetApp Intros VMware Enhancements

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced new product and solution offerings that help customers realize the full potential of their VMware virtualized environments. NetApp is continuing to raise the bar with its innovation while providing VMware customers with industry-leading storage virtualization solutions that increase productivity, reduce storage space requirements, enhance performance, and improve overall infrastructure management in the data center. The new offerings available to VMware customers include enhanced NetApp® FlexClone® technology, the Performance Accelerator Module (PAM), the VM Insight Plug-in for VMware VirtualCenter, and the new NetApp Storage Solution for VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). All of these new solutions build on several other unique NetApp technologies that are optimized for the VMware platform, providing customers with a complete portfolio of storage virtualization technologies.

One of the unique technologies already inherent in NetApp storage solutions is NetApp’s deduplication technology, which has experienced unprecedented success to date. NetApp’s ability to deduplicate primary data makes it ideal for virtual environments that contain multiple instances of the same operating system and application software. NetApp deduplication allows VMware customers to eliminate this redundant data quickly and easily, improving space and power efficiencies while reducing the amount of raw storage required. In fact, use of NetApp deduplication in VMware environments has rapidly grown to more than 1,000 NetApp systems saving an average 46% of their primary storage capacity.

“VMware and NetApp have worked closely to enable our customers to more easily benefit from our joint solutions,” said Parag Patel, vice president of alliances at VMware. “This is another example of the value that our vast ecosystem of partners brings to VMware customers. By introducing additional solutions optimized for the VMware platform, NetApp is extending the reach of virtualization to more customers who can gain significant business advantages from it, including reduced capital and operating expenses, simplified manageability, increased reliability and resiliency, and improved energy efficiency.”

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