By SearchStorageAsia editors | Feb 25, 2009
NetApp is offering a 'Guarantee Program' for installed third-party storage. This is an addition to NetApp’s existing Virtualization Guarantee Program introduced in September 2008. The NetApp guarantee states that customers will decrease their non-NetApp primary storage capacity for virtual server environments by 35% using NetApp V-Series and deduplication technology.
The vendor claims that companies using VMware, Citrix and Microsoft virtual environments will use 50% less storage by going with NetApp storage compared to traditional storage arrays. In addiiton, for companies already using EMC, IBM, HP or HDS storage systems, that use NetApp technology will use 50% less storage by going with NetApp will reduce redundant copies of their primary data by at least 35% with NetApp V-Series.
According to NetApp, its customers can achieve greater storage capacity utilization on inefficient systems that they already purchased and deployed and tap into the unrealized potential of their existing storage infrastructures. NetApp provides one of the most complete storage efficiency technologies for virtual server environments so that customers can improve protection of their data assets, buy less storage, and reduce their overall power, space, and cooling costs in their data centers.
NetApp V-Series is an open storage controller that unifies NetApp and non-NetApp storage under a common storage architecture. V-Series enables companies to take full advantage of the benefits of the powerful features of Data ONTAP such as deduplication, thin provisioning, and Snapshot technology, to improve storage efficiency and dramatically simplify data management.
Availability and Requirements
Customers who purchase a new V-Series system for their virtual desktop and server environment, including Citrix XenServer, VMware ESX, and Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V, are eligible for this program.
If customers don't improve their storage capacity on competitive storage systems by at least 35% with NetApp V-Series and deduplication (and after following established best practices implemented by NetApp Professional Services), NetApp will provide the additional storage capacity needed to meet customers’ shortfall, valued up to 35% of the original controller purchased, at no additional charge.
Qualifying service delivery is available from NetApp Global Services or participating Authorized Professional Service Partners in networked storage for virtualized platforms.