NetApp rolls out new release of Data ONTAP
By Digital News Asia June 22, 2012
- New storage OS allows IT to respond more agilely
- Customers can make IT ‘intelligent, immortal and infinite’
STORAGE and data management company NetApp Inc has rolled out the latest release of its Data ONTAP storage operating system, claiming it would IT to better respond to changing business requirements, maintain non-disruptive operations, and grow the business without limits.
NetApp Data ONTAP 8 introduces a new way for customers to fundamentally architect and manage their data storage infrastructure differently to be more agile, the company said in a statement.
“In today’s environment, the scale, complexity and pace in which businesses are operating require a new way of thinking to enable them to compete,” said Andy Khoo (pic), NetApp’s country manager for Malaysia and Brunei.
“Businesses need to deliver impact faster, operate without disruption and grow without limits -- all of which are critical in today’s climate,” he said, adding that the new release meets all three key focus points.
NetApp claims that Data ONTAP 8, customers can make IT “intelligent, immortal and infinite.”
Intelligent: The new release can automatically provision and optimize storage resources with efficiency and performance via policy-based management that doesn’t require more people as customers scale.
Immortal: Maintain 100% accessibility to data despite necessary migrations and upgrades -- including complete hardware refreshes, NetApp claims.
Infinite: Seamlessly scale storage resources from a few terabytes to 50 petabytes using a single, unified, architecture.