NetApp will showcase its data ONTAP 8.1.1 storage operating system at IP EXPO 2012 on 17 and 18 October as it promotes its business objectives around an agile data infrastructure.
NetApp’s eco-system runs on the premise of the three ‘I’s: It is Intelligent, Immortal and Infinite and has the ability to manage data efficiently. The company, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, will demo its Cluster-Mode (C-Mode) capable and certified system, FlexPod, during IP EXPO in October.
Analyst firm IDC has predicted that the data needed to be stored this year alone will increase by 48% on 2011, to 2.7 zettabytes (ZB), rocketing toward 8ZB by 2015. ONTAP 8.1.1 has ‘infinite’ volumes of around 20 petabytes (PB), as well as data protection and Secure Multi Tenancy (SMT) with Cisco and VMware.
NetApp alliances and solutions marketing manager, Laurence James, said: “We are faced with a huge problem around data growth – how do we manage it? When a business needs to get a product out the door, the IT department needs to be agile and flexible.
“IT is an enabler for businesses and there is an opportunity for IT to recognise the competitive advantages of working closer together. This IT-enabled self-managed storage with zero application downtime is the perfect solution.”
IP EXPO 2012, the UK’s number one IT infrastructure event, will feature the latest solutions for IP Networks, Wireless, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Security. Big Data will represent a key theme at this year’s show alongside BYOD, and Network and Cloud Security.
During the show at Earls Court 2 in London, NetApp will showcase its cloud and enterprise solutions on stand E32. This is underpinned by NetApp’s ONTAP 8.1.1 solution, which it will demo on SAS platforms at the show, including a specifically built rack that will demonstrate its capabilities.
NetApp is also sponsoring the event’s Big Data Theatre, which will arm IT teams with the knowledge to prepare for Big Data.