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Vol. 2 No. 11 January 2004

NetApp Opens Up Software

Network Appliance software: It's not just for NetApp shops anymore. Last month, NetApp announced new versions of select software that can replicate or archive data living on non-NetApp storage. That data can be stored on the company's latest ATA-based behemoth, the NearStore R200, which scales from 8TB to 100TB. The software, SnapVault for open systems, mirrors data managed by Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX and AIX operating systems. SnapLock, which builds write once, read many (WORM) capabilities into a disk array for compliance purposes, can also work in open-systems environments. Together, NearStore and NetApp software such as SnapVault, are "finding their way more and more into non-NetApp environments," says Mark Santora, NetApp senior VP of marketing. "We don't have to convince customers to change their entire environment anymore," he says. Indeed, NetApp seems to have had an epiphany "that they have to break out of their box," says John Webster, senior analyst with the Data Mobility Group. "They ...

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