SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) announced today that Tributary Systems Inc. (TSI), the global leader in providing backup storage, virtualization, and encryption solutions for the HP NonStop enterprise computing platform, has become an OEM partner of NetApp. As a result of this partnership, TSI will now provide NetApp® DataFort storage security solutions with enterprise-class tape storage data protection and encryption capabilities across HP NonStop servers. Combined with the fact that HP selected NetApp as the recommended provider of disk encryption for HP NonStop earlier this year, NetApp is now the selected solution for all data-at-rest encryption on HP NonStop.
HP NonStop powers some of the worlds most demanding data centers, providing highly available transaction processing for financial services, banking, retail, telecommunications, and healthcare customers. In fact, 490 of the world's most prominent banks, including the five largest U.S. banks, use HP NonStop servers. HP NonStop servers also process more than 60 percent of the world's equity transactions and automate 64 of the world's largest exchanges.1 As a result, customers who use HP NonStop must address demanding compliance and governance requirements for security of data at rest. NetApps partnership with TSI will now provide HP NonStop customers with DataFort in-line encryption, which locks down data on disk or tape without impacting performance or requiring any changes to the computing environment.
Security has always been a critical issue in HP NonStop computing environments due to the sensitive nature of the transactions that are processed, said Shawn Sabanayagam, CEO of TSI. With HP already leveraging NetApp DataFort for disk encryption, partnering with NetApp to also provide tape encryption was an easy decision. With NetApps long history of success in securing the data center combined with the large installed base of DataFort open platform customers, were confident that HP NonStop customers will be able to rest easy knowing their data is secured by TSI integrated DataFort solutions.