Customers Accelerate Big Data Innovation, Analysis, and

Customers Accelerate Big Data Innovation, Analysis, and Workflows
With Enhanced NetApp E-Series Storage Platform 
Configurable, Performance-Optimized Platform Extended With New SSD
Cache, Networking, and Data Protection Features to Address
Data-Intensive Workloads 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --  Today, NetApp (NASDAQ:
NTAP) announced enhancements to its NetApp(R) E-Series platform,
designed for high-performance applications and data-intensive
workflows. The updated E-Series platform forms a foundation for
highly available, high-capacity, performance-optimized application
workflows in critical vertical markets, including healthcare,
security, media and entertainment, and high-performance computing
markets such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and government. 
The new features, in the latest update to the NetApp SANtricity(R)
storage management software for E-Series, include the addition of SSD
cache for improved performance, a broadening of network interface
support for E5400 storage system for increased connectivity and
network flexibility, and new mirroring and replication services for
greater data protection. The enhanced platform provides NetApp and
our OEM partners with a trusted foundation for building innovative
storage systems that deliver superior performance for the most
challenging big data workloads.  
"NetApp's E-Series platform is deployed in the world's most demanding
data-intensive environments," said Brendon Howe, vice president,
Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "These dedicated workload
environments require proven and versatile storage that delivers
high-performance and scale without high cost. With features such as
SSD cache support, petabyte-scale capacity, and improved data
protection, our E-Series platform will help organizations accelerate
innovation and speed insight to action."  
SSD Cache Improves Performance, Reduces Storage Costs, and
Accelerates Innovation 
Organizations dealing with large, complex datasets can accelerate
their workflows with new SSD cache capabilities in the NetApp
E-Series platform. SSD cache enables customers to automatically store
blocks of "hot" data on solid-state drives for rapid access that
improves application performance. For capacity or retention
requirements, less often accessed data is stored on more
cost-effective, larger-capacity HDDs. SSD cache enables intelligent
storage tiering and provides faster access to critical application
data and cost-effective density for longer retention periods. By
providing streamlined access to the right storage medium for the
right use at the right time, the E-Series platform enables OEMs to
build performance-optimized, high-capacity, cost-effective solutions
that accelerate innovation, analysis, and workflows for the most
demanding customers.  
Multiple Interface Support Enables Flexible IT Designs 
Having a flexible infrastructure helps organizations adapt as
infrastructure needs change. With the E-Series updates, customers and
OEMs can now use new 10Gb/s iSCSI and 6Gb/s SAS network interfaces on
NetApp E5400 systems, providing the broadest network interface
selection available for dedicated workload solutions. These
interfaces optimize the customer environment for connecting hosts and
extending replication capabilities between E-Series systems. 
Enhanced Data Protection Features Enable Efficient, Reliable
Enhanced data protection features help E-Series and OEM customers
deliver a dedicated, highly available, application-specific
infrastructure. Updates include additional mirroring, copy service
techniques, and dynamic disk pools to secure data. This security
technology enables big data customers to maintain business operations
and reduce storage systems costs. The E-Series redundant components,
automated path failover, and online administration keep organizations
"As the amount of information grows, customers look to Teradata to
provide data management solutions that improve system performance
with new features such as atomic write support," said Ed White,
general manager, Teradata Appliances. "The E-Series, with its
flexible configuration, continues to be a highly reliable platform
that supports Teradata's high-performance industry-leading
Today's announcement, which supports dedicated infrastructures for
application-specific workloads, follows NetApp's release of the
FAS3220 and FAS3250 earlier this week. The FAS3200 series is designed
for shared, virtualized infrastructures that set the foundation for
an Intelligent, Immortal, and Infinitely Scalable agile data
infrastructure. SANtricity software for dedicated infrastructures and
clustered Data ONTAP(R) software for shared virtual infrastructures
allow NetApp to support a broad range of storage demands, from
dedicated workloads to virtualized data centers. 
Customer Quotes 

--  Evergreen Films, Inc.
    "In media and entertainment, having a storage infrastructure that
    helps us to produce high-quality films faster than ever before, while
    reducing costs, is a substantial competitive advantage," said Pat
    Devlin, postproduction supervisor, Evergreen Films, Inc. "That
    advantage is driven by storage technologies that not only have high
    bandwidth and capacity, but also those that offer the scalability and
    flexibility we need to adapt to new projects. The new intelligent SSD
    cache and network interface features in NetApp E-Series will improve
    our ability to produce films efficiently and reduce our risk of
--  Halliburton
    "Seismic processing creates a really, data-intensive environment,"
    said Larry Fink, product manager, seismic processing, Halliburton,
    Landmark Software and Services. "In our work with Quantum and NetApp,
    the E-Series has already proven that it can provide a dedicated
    infrastructure for high performance with real-world seismic
    applications. The new E-Series enhancements in reliability and network
    interfaces will have a major impact on our ability to improve
    performance for seismic processing."

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