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NetApp VTL Used at Telco

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP - News), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, today announced that Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) has deployed a NetApp NearStore Virtual Tape Library (VTL) to increase the performance and reliability of backups and to simplify backup management. The NearStore VTL is part of a broad portfolio of disk-to-disk (D2D) backup and recovery solutions that deliver unmatched simplicity and value, for both data center and remote office environments.

Thousands of businesses pay CBTS Managed Backup Services to protect and store their data. By outsourcing these services to professionals, CBTS customers can concentrate on their business instead of on their infrastructure. In turn, CBTS requires reliable backup and recovery solutions that can keep pace with customer growth that generates an average of 100 terabytes of new data each month.

"We recently switched to the NetApp NearStore VTL," said Tom Simpson, director of Strategy and Development at CBTS. "We're now able to compress data at high performance, 50% to 100% faster, and this translates directly into cost savings because we can meet our service levels while using fewer disks. The NearStore VTL also helps us run our Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software more efficiently by speeding up the process for reclaiming free space for new backups."

Network Appliance Inc.