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NetApp Strengthens Data Centre Offerings with New Enterprise Storage Solutions

  • 11 December, 2007 09:57

<p>New FAS6000 and V6000 Series Offer Enterprise Customers Increased Capacity, Flexibility, and Scalability</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia — 11 December 2007 — NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today broadened its footprint in the high-end data centre market with the introduction of the new FAS6000 and V6000 series solutions. Enhancements to these data centre storage systems provide enterprises greater flexibility to support demanding IT environments and massive scalability to consolidate application data and grow it on the fly. The NetApp® FAS6000 and V6000 systems help maximise application-level availability and high storage utilisation to reduce power, space, and cooling costs. These features, coupled with the NetApp unified storage architecture, offer incredible business value for enterprise customers.</p>
<p>“We listen to our customers and respond with innovation that impacts their businesses,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. “The new FAS6000 and V6000 series further scale our product line to provide the largest and most demanding businesses with the best modular storage solutions available today. NetApp is arming enterprise IT professionals with the necessary tools to exceed their business goals.”</p>
<p>The four new systems announced today include the FAS6040 and FAS6080 and the corresponding V-Series solutions, the V6040 and V6080. The enhanced FAS6000 series of modular storage systems is designed to handle the largest applications and consolidations found in enterprise data centres. In fact, the FAS6080 is the first modular storage system to exceed more than 1PB in storage capacity. The FAS6040 and FAS6080 offer a significant amount of capacity with increased support for up to 1TB disk drives.</p>
<p>Additionally, the V6040 and V6080 enhance the value of third-party storage arrays by adding the data management features of the NetApp Data ONTAP® software family. The longstanding tradition of NetApp unified storage—NAS, SAN, and iSCSI support in a single system—combined with increased capacity performance and provisioning means that enterprise customers can experience reduced space, power, and cooling costs while preserving investments in legacy infrastructure. The unmatched combination of capacity, energy efficiency, and application flexibility provide a compelling solution for IT executives looking to reduce total cost of ownership without sacrificing performance and ease of use.</p>
<p>Storage and I/O scalability are key features of the FAS6000 series. The FAS6080 system can be configured with over 1100TB of raw storage capacity using up to 1,176 hard disk drives. Similarly, the FAS6040 system can support over 800TB of capacity using as many as 840 disk drives. Both models have a high-bandwidth controller design that provides I/O expandability of up to 56 integrated 4Gb-per-second Fibre Channel ports or 52 1Gb-per-second Ethernet ports.</p>
<p>New Entry-Level Configurations
As part of today’s news, NetApp is also announcing new FAS2000 configurations, which now support SATA drives internally in addition to already-shipping SAS-internal configurations. For price-per-capacity leadership at the entry level, these configurations provide the lowest price points and highest storage density in a 2U or 4U rack footprint—and more capacity in a smaller footprint means lower energy, power, and cooling costs. The FAS2020 also supports up to four external expansion shelves for a maximum raw capacity of up to 65TB.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
All products described in this press release are available immediately from NetApp. Customer pricing is available from NetApp sales representatives or sales partners.</p>
<p>NetApp SupportEdge Premium services are available with these new solutions. Designed for enterprise data centre environments, SupportEdge combines expert on-site resources with innovative remote capabilities to provide the superior comprehensive and proactive support services that data centres need.</p>
<p>Technical Information
Technical information on the new FAS6000 and V6000 solutions is available online at and
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<p>About NetApp
NetApp is a leading provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimise risk, and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at</p>
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Rachel York
Max Australia
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