NetApp, Symantec Strengthen Integration to Boost IT Efficiency

NetApp has integrated its unified storage systems with Symantec’s Thin Reclamation API to help SAN customers automatically reclaim storage space and improve overall storage efficiency. This solution gives customers the ability to manage, reduce, and reclaim storage space throughout the entire data lifecycle.

“NetApp storage gives customers storage efficiency capabilities that go beyond thin provisioning, deduplication on primary storage, and default RAID-DP,” says Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at NetApp. “By working with Symantec and integrating our storage with Veritas Storage Foundation, we continue to break new ground in what is possible with IT efficiency.

NetApp unified storage helps customers store the maximum amount of data for the lowest possible cost by using several storage efficiency technologies inherent to the NetApp Data ONTAP operating system. These technologies help customers get more use out of the disk they have while improving manageability and performance. This efficiency, coupled with the simplicity and flexibility of Symantec’s Veritas Storage Foundation, gives customers the ability to easily manage their SAN environments and reduce data center power, cooling, and space costs.

“NetApp storage, with its built-in thin provisioning and deduplication, has given us the speed and flexibility we need to provide better service to our members,” says Jason Bane, VP of Infrastructure Operations at Virginia Credit Union. “From test and development, disaster recovery, and member service, our SAN data requirements have dropped 80%. Most importantly, though, bank credit union tellers can now access member information immediately, which gives our members a much better experience.”

Don Angspatt, VP of product management, storage, and availability management group, Symantec, adds: “The integration of Veritas Storage Foundation with NetApp’s market-leading storage solutions enables IT organizations to proactively plan their storage environment, improve storage utilization rates, and get the most value from their data center investments.”

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