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Network Appliance and Documentum Extend Partnership

  • 16 December, 2003 12:16

<p>Companies Jointly Demonstrate Billion Object Benchmark on Open, Multiplatform Environments</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney - December 16th, 2003</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions and Documentum (NASDAQ: DCTM), a leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM), has announced that they are extending their existing partnership.</p>
<p>Specifically, the two companies will perform joint lab testing at Documentum to certify and support the Documentum ECM platform on NetApp(r) platforms and Documentum will join the NetApp Developer's Program. The companies will also develop expanded go-to-market strategies, including collaborating to deliver total solutions to mutual customers.</p>
<p>"Network Appliance and Documentum are both focused on helping today's content-driven enterprises make the most of their storage and ECM investments with innovative, simple-to-use solutions," said Simon Green, Australia and New Zealand managing director for Network Appliance. "Through our enhanced partnership, we will work even more closely to engage and support customers, educate the market and certify and enhance our interoperability and performance."</p>
<p>"Documentum and Network Appliance are extending their partnership to make it easy for our customers to deploy and manage powerful ECM solutions," said David Milam, Chief Marketing Officer at Documentum. "The need for more efficient business processes and new legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and SEC 17a-4 make it imperative that companies have scalable, intelligent, multiplatform storage and retrieval technologies. NetApp and Documentum are delivering solutions that help customers incorporate and deploy those technologies with high levels of speed and flexibility."</p>
<p>"Network Appliance and Documentum are both committed to helping today's content-driven enterprises make the most of their storage and ECM investments," said Simon Green, Australia and New Zealand managing director for Network Appliance. "To this end, our two companies are already in discussion about mutual opportunities in this market."</p>
<p>In related news, Network Appliance and Documentum announced results of joint testing that demonstrated that Documentum and NetApp easily handle over a billion content objects with excellent performance results. Documentum conducted the test using Documentum ECM platform with both NetApp high-performance and near-line storage platforms in both NAS and iSCSI SAN configurations, to illustrate the scalability and performance benefits of deploying the Documentum platform on NetApp storage. The combined solution provides fast access to both current and archived content, simplifies infrastructure management and easily scales to a billion data objects while still supporting thousands of concurrent users.</p>
<p>Many organisations generate millions of content objects such as emails, documents and paper and electronic forms on a regular basis. Large organisations in regulated industries such as financial services exchange two million or more messages per day. With NetApp and Documentum, companies can take advantage of cost-effective and reliable content management solutions that scale to ensure timely access to their business-critical information-all at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).</p>
<p>"Network Appliance provides a flexible and cost-effective storage infrastructure for Documentum," says Peter Gerr, analyst at Enterprise Storage Group. "By leveraging the NetApp SnapLock(tm) solution, NetApp and Documentum help IT and business professionals build and quickly implement an integrated storage and content management solution suitable for addressing compliance with a variety of legislation, including 21CFR Part 11, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley Act."</p>
<p>NetApp and Documentum Solution Test Highlights:
* Demonstrated Documentum's ability to easily manage and retrieve more than one billion e-mail objects in its content repository
* Demonstrated the NetApp NearStore system's ability to easily store more than one billion objects
* Proved a billion-object content repository can be deployed easily using standardised, low-cost technologies including Microsoft Windows 2000 servers, iSCSI, Gigabit Ethernet and unified storage infrastructure incorporating both high-performance and near-line storage.</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors</p>
<p>About Documentum
Documentum provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that enable organisations to unite teams, content and associated business processes. Documentum's integrated set of content, compliance and collaboration solutions support the way people work, from initial discussion and planning through design, production, marketing, sales, service and corporate administration. With a single platform, Documentum enables people to collaboratively create, manage, deliver and archive the content that drives business operations, from documents and discussions to email, Web pages, records and rich media. The Documentum platform makes it possible for companies to distribute all of this content in multiple languages, across internal and external systems, applications and user communities. As a result, Documentum's customers, which include thousands of the world's most successful organisations, harness corporate knowledge, accelerate time to market, increase customer satisfaction, enhance supply chain efficiencies and reduce operating costs, improving their overall competitive advantage. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at www.documentum.com.</p>
<p>About Network Appliance
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 that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.(tm)" Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp and NearStore are registered trademarks and Network Appliance, SnapLock and The evolution of storage are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>For further information please contact -
Harry Christian
Network Appliance, Inc.
tels +61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; +61 (0) 407 100 666</p>
<p>Press contact -
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
tels +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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