NetApp Debuts Industry’s First All-in-one Network Storage Solution
Jul 5, 2006 1:20 PM
Network Appliance (NetApp) unveiled a new network storage solution, the StoreVault S500, aimed at the small and medium business (SMB) market segment. StoreVault, a NetApp division, combines enterprise-proven storage technology from NetApp with the scalability, simplicity, security, and affordability that are missing in today’s network storage solutions for SMBs.
The StoreVault S500 is the industry’s first scalable all-in-one network storage appliance for the SMB market segment that supports NAS, iSCSI SAN, and Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, providing SMB customers unparalleled flexibility compared to direct-attached storage.
“We were looking for some of the same features the big companies use, but at a much lower price point,” says Chuck Edwards, principal, Blue Gecko, a managed service provider. “Before StoreVault, we were forced to buy multiple boxes to meet our needs for file and application storage. StoreVault combines everything into an all-in-one solution that is easy to install and simple to manage.”
“StoreVault has revolutionized our computing environment and changed our IT direction,” says Tom Seedroff, IT manager, Melco Embroidery Systems, the world’s leading manufacturer of sophisticated embroidery solutions for home-based and commercial markets. “The StoreVault S500 works as advertised, addressing my key pain points around data protection and backup with StoreVault Snapshot technology. Now I don’t hesitate to perform a backup during the day, something I would never do with regular tape because it would take way too long, causing network slowdowns.”
Price and Availability
StoreVault S500 pricing starts at approximately $5,000. StoreVault is available immediately in the United States from qualified StoreVault VARs. Specific pricing is available directly from StoreVault VARs. Resellers can access the StoreVault web portal at partners.storevault.com, where they can easily begin the authorization process, purchase preconfigured or customized solutions, research product information, access valuable training and on-demand marketing tools, and review any program or promotional opportunities.