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Forrester Research's TEI(tm) Study Finds the Netapp(r) SnapVault Backup and Recovery Solution Delivers Positive Economic Impact to Customers

  • 21 January, 2004 09:14

<p>NetApp SnapVault(tm) Reduces Customer Costs through Simplified Administration, Improved Data Availability and Increased Reliability</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney - January 21st, 2004</p>
<p>Network Appliance Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, has announced the findings of Forrester Research, Inc.'s Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of the Network Appliance(tm) SnapVault Backup and Recovery Solution.</p>
<p>Forrester's data was obtained directly from current NetApp customers to analyze cost, benefits, flexibility and risk metrics that reflected the economic impact of each customer's business environment.</p>
<p>The findings indicate that NetApp enterprise customers using SnapVault in conjunction with NetApp NearStore( R200 nearline storage systems may have a positive impact on the ability to consistently maintain high levels of data availability and reliability and reduce the overall customer operational cost.</p>
<p>Key findings included in the Forrester Research study:
* Network Appliance SnapVault backup and recovery solution can result in an 89% TEI return on investment (ROI) in a 19-month payback period</p>
<p>* Total three-year IT cost savings and flexibility benefits were, on average, US$2,487,369.00</p>
<p>* Total three-year net savings were US$1,169,119.00</p>
<p>Customers also concluded that the NetApp SnapVault backup and recovery solution:
* Simplifies and increases the reliability of data backup and recovery</p>
<p>* Significantly reduces the time-to-recover data versus recovery from traditional tape restores</p>
<p>* Performs incremental forever backups to use CPU, network and storage resources more efficiently</p>
<p>* Improves the availability of data</p>
<p>* Provides automated operation to lower the cost of backup administration</p>
<p>"The NetApp SnapVault backup and recovery solution enables important data to be highly protected and easily restored," said Mike Marchi, senior director of marketing, ILM, compliance and data protection solutions at Network Appliance. "Historically, enterprise data backup and recovery has been a time-intensive, expensive and sometimes unreliable process. This TEI study validates that NetApp SnapVault conquers these customer challenges by offering a fully integrated backup and restore solution with heightened management and simplicity and reduced overhead."</p>
<p>For more information on the report, please refer to: http://www.netapp.com/tech_library/ftp/analyst/ar1021.pdf</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, SnapVault and The evolution of storage 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>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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