NetApp provides way to simplify enterprise storage

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Network Appliance showcased solutions for business challenges related to data security, encryption, and information lifecycle management at SIIM 2007 in Providence, R.I., last week. The company highlighted how it can help reduce complexity and costs associated with enterprise storage with the advantages of online file system expansion, superior data availability, ease of scalability and adaptability, faster backup and recovery, secure data permanence, and simplified management.

The company offers compliance solutions for healthcare, not just disk drives, said Al Boulanger, global industry manager for healthcare. That includes software that can provide privacy and security, such as the NetApp SnapLock software product family. Healthcare facilities face increasingly strict records-retention regulations that require the archiving of emails, documents, patient records, design files, audit information, and other data for years, often on WORM (write once, read many) media. SnapLock delivers high performance and high-security data permanence to disk-based near-line and primary NetApp storage. An integrated element of the proven NetApp Data ONTAP operating system, SnapLock software helps ensure the permanence, accuracy, integrity, and security of data by enabling business records to be both unalterable and rapidly accessible online for long periods of time.