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NetApp Supports Amazon Web Services Direct Connect With Private Storage Solution

Solution Provides Performance, Agility, and Control of NetApp Private Storage With All the Benefits of the AWS Cloud

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- Today at re: Invent, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) unveiled NetApp Private Storage for AWS -- an enterprise storage solution that utilizes AWS Direct Connect to provide customers the ability to establish a dedicated network connection from their existing infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With this offering, organizations can now replicate data from on-premise NetApp® storage environments to NetApp Private Storage in an AWS Direct Connect facility to leverage on-demand cloud services. NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows enterprises to build an agile cloud infrastructure that balances internal datacenter resources along with AWS cloud resources to best meet their business needs.

NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services is featured at the AWS re: Invent conference, November 27 - 29, in NetApp booth #510.

Key Highlights

  • Access big data analytics: Leverage NetApp Private Storage along with Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) to accomplish big data analysis at a fraction of the cost of running on premise
  • Gain cost-effective data protection: Deploy cost-effective disaster recovery by leveraging Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) in failover scenarios; leverage tiered disk backup and recovery using Amazon S3 as a more reliable alternate to a tape archive
  • High performance NFS and CIFS support to AWS cloud infrastructure: Easily move traditional enterprise applications to the cloud
  • Support for secure synchronous or asynchronous data replication: Seamlessly move data between AWS regions, increasing application redundancy

"Our work with NetApp provides customers with the performance, security, compliance, and availability benefits of AWS with the high value enterprise offerings customers have come to expect from NetApp," said Terry Wise, head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. "Together, we're enabling more customers to use our on-demand web services with increased confidence for their critical business applications."

"Organizations use the on-demand scalability and reliability of Amazon Web Services as a critical extension to their on-premise IT infrastructure," said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "NetApp Private Storage for AWS provides customers the ability to leverage infrastructure that spans cloud and internal IT resources. We are committed to helping our customers achieve greater agility for their IT infrastructure."

NetApp Private Storage for AWS is immediately available through a select group of resellers in North America and will be available in Europe and Asia in the near future. For more information visit the NetApp Solution Connection.

Supporting Quotes

"We share AWS and NetApp's vision for building the optimal infrastructure to deliver on-demand workloads enterprises requires to succeed in the cloud," said Tim Fitzgerald, vice-president of Avnet Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "Customers can take advantage of AWS's scalability and low utility cost and NetApp's fortified storage foundation to run performance applications in the cloud, provide cost-effective disaster recovery, and satisfy development and test needs. We have built NetApp, AWS, and Equinix services to enable VARs to easily offer this to their customers."

"The global outlook for cloud adoption continues to be favorable as companies look to increase cost efficiencies throughout their computing and storage operations," said Vince DiMemmo, general manager for Enterprise at Equinix. "Customers can now easily connect their NetApp Private Storage with the AWS Cloud."

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About NetApp

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Use of the words "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and any other company. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at

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