NetApp Extends Compliance, Storage Management Partnerships

By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2006-05-19 Print this article Print

Through deals with Symantec and Network Intelligence, NetApp is expanding its SAN management and compliance offerings.

Network Appliance has expanded the reach of its partnership portfolio, announcing separate deals with Symantec and Network Intelligence designed to provide NetApp with a stronger audience foothold within the data compliance and storage management realm. Strengthening its commitment to offering customers greater heterogeneous SAN (storage area network) management capabilities to help control multi-vendor environments, on May 16 NetApp announced that it is re-branding Symantecs Veritas CommandCentral Storage into its own still-unnamed offering. The co-branded product will be announced this fall, said officials of Symantec, based in Cupertino, Calif.
Under its expanded deal with Symantec, NetApp, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., will resell CommandCentral Storage as part of its own Manageability Software family.
EMC and NetApp plan a storage switcheroo. Click here to read more. Symantec has already built features into CommandCentral Storage with which to manage a variety of NetApp storage devices. CommandCentral Storage monitors storage-related activity from the application to actual spindles in SAN, NAS (network-attached storage) and DAS (direct-attached storage) configurations, reporting back to IT administrators information such as exactly how much storage each department is using, and how many files are accessed and provided to an individual account within an organizations environment. NetApp jumps into the disk-to-disk race. Read more here. NetApp was also busy this week turning its attention toward the data collection arena. On May 18 the company announced that Network Intelligence has certified its EnVision appliance-based security technology to support NetApps SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise offerings. EnVision, which monitors data created by network devices and applications to spot any potential compliance impact or security breaches, will have the green light to plug into SnapLock to fortify its records retention, legal discovery, and non-rewriteable, non-erasable WORM volumes capabilities on NetApp storage systems. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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