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NetApp Expands Manageability Software Offerings to Support Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Environments

  • 07 June, 2007 12:03

<p>SnapManager® for Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Helps Customers Dramatically Increase Productivity and Availability for Global Collaboration</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney — 7 June 2007 — Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today added SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to its suite of application data management solutions. SnapManager provides customers with enterprise-class backup, recovery, deployment, and management to help them dramatically reduce costs associated with data management. NetApp is providing Office SharePoint Server 2007 customers with a cost-effective data management foundation and robust backup and recovery capabilities for resilient and scalable storage.</p>
<p>“Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is fast becoming a hub for information and collaboration within organisations worldwide,” said Seth Patton, director SharePoint Products and Technologies at Microsoft. “We are pleased that NetApp is providing a data management solution that will complement the enhancements delivered in this latest release. NetApp® SnapManager software will help IT administrators get more out of their hardware and networking investments and make deployment easier and more flexible, while giving administrators more time for value-added work.”</p>
<p>NetApp SnapManager for Office SharePoint Server 2007 dramatically increases the productivity of organisations, administrators, and data assets by providing customers with maximum data availability, simplified data management, and reduced costs. Additionally, by leveraging other NetApp software such as NetApp SnapMirror®, customers can achieve simple, flexible, and cost-effective Snapshot™ replication and mirroring for easy-to-use disaster recovery of SharePoint Server data. NetApp also provides tools that centralise data into easy-to-manage storage pools to easily scale Microsoft Office SharePoint Server environments. SharePoint users can also use NetApp FlexVol® software to easily resize storage pools to maximise storage resource utilisation.</p>
<p>Avanade, a global IT consultancy dedicated to using the Microsoft platform to help enterprises achieve profitable growth, has worked with NetApp to provide customers with a simplified approach to their data management needs by leveraging the architectural simplicity of NetApp storage.</p>
<p>“We congratulate NetApp on the release of NetApp SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server,” said Larry LeSueur, vice president, Infrastructure and Collaboration at Avanade. “As we have worked with customers to implement Office SharePoint Server solutions, we are excited to see this new offering and how technologies continue to evolve to enable customers to gain competitive advantage and increased employee productivity. The new SnapManager software from NetApp will help customers consolidate their information onto one highly manageable and scalable platform.”</p>
<p>Additionally, NetApp Global Services (NGS) will offer professional and support services that complement these software offerings to help customers rapidly design and implement Office SharePoint Server environments enabled by NetApp.</p>
<p>Plus, NGS resources are Microsoft certified and have experience in industry verticals such as financial services and the government sector. The services offerings will be organised as components and will include consolidation and migration, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery for SharePoint Server 2007. All of the service components for Office SharePoint Server 2007 will share a structured implementation methodology that follows proven project management concepts and emphasises knowledge transfer to IT operations staff. For more information on NetApp services, support, and certification, visit .</p>
<p>NetApp SnapManager for Office SharePoint Server supports Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) for high availability and Microsoft Multipath Input/Output (I/O) for resiliency in FC and IP SAN environments. For more detail on NetApp compatibility with Microsoft products, review the NetApp storage systems listed in the Windows Server Catalog of Tested Products at;bCatID=1338&amp;cpID=1471&amp;ocID=0&amp;OR=1 .</p>
<p>SnapManager for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 expands the NetApp business application integration software portfolio, which includes NetApp SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange, SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, SnapManager for SAP, and SnapManager for Oracle®. SnapManager for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 will be available worldwide in August 2007. For more information on NetApp SnapManager software, visit .</p>
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<p>About Network Appliance</p>
<p>Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at .</p>
<p>NetApp, FlexVol, SnapManager, and SnapMirror are registered trademarks and Network Appliance and Snapshot are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>“Safe Harbor” Statement under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 The statement regarding NGS professional services and support for SnapManager for Microsoft SharePoint Office 2007 being available in the summer of 2007 is a forward-looking statement within the means of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include any statement regarding future events or the future financial performance of Network Appliance, Inc. that involves risks or uncertainties. In evaluating these statements, readers should specifically consider various factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated, including without limitation: product availability may be impacted by changes to software development and release schedules, or continuing decline in the general economic conditions, customer demand for products and services, customer acceptance of product architectures, increased competition, inherent risk in the international operations, and other important factors as described in Network Appliance, Inc. reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its mostly recently submitted 10-K and 10-Q.</p>
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