• The ongoing costs associated with managing Exchange storage make up the largest percentage of total cost for all of the solutions evaluated and the largest source of total cost advantage for NetworkAppliance over competitive solutions. As hardware controller and disk prices continue to fall, management and operation costs are becoming increasingly important as the driver of total cost and represent 40%-50% of Exchange storage solutions. The NetApp software functionality and ease of use reduce the IT resources required to administer, monitor and manage the Exchange environment by 2x compared to EMC CLARiiON and HP EVA. Furthermore, NetApp provides easy access to single mailbox recovery through its SMBR feature, helping restore individual emails in minutes instead of hours.
In April 2005, we announced a strategic partner relationship with IBM. As part of the relationship, we entered into an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement that enables IBM to sell IBM branded solutions based on NetworkAppliance unified and open network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI/IP SAN solutions, including NearStore and the NetApp V-Series Systems, as well as associated software offerings. While this agreement is an element of our strategy to expand our reach into more customers and countries, we do not have an exclusive relationship with IBM and there is no minimum commitment for any given period of time, and therefore, we cannot assure you that this relationship will contribute any revenue in future years. In addition, we have no control over the products IBM selects to sell, their release schedule and timing of those products, nor do we control their pricing. Revenues from the IBM relationship were not significant during fiscal 2006 and accounted for approximately 1.0% of our total consolidated revenue. In the event that sales through IBM were to gain significant traction, we may experience distribution channel conflicts between our direct sales force and IBM, or among our channel partners. If we fail to minimize channel conflicts, our operating results and financial condition could be harmed. In addition, since this agreement is relatively new, we do not have a history upon which to base our analysis of its future success. Currently we do not, and cannot assure you that this OEM relationship will generate significant revenue or that this strategic partnership will continue to be in effect for any specific period of time.
NetworkAppliance fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems simplify data management, enabling enterprise customers to reduce costs and complexity, minimize risks, and control change. The breadth of the FAS product line provides storage solutions for a broad range of needs, from remote office applications to the largest corporate data center applications requiring hundreds of TB of storage. Since 1992, FAS appliances have been the flagship of the NetApp line. With a focus on enterprise data solutions, the FAS systems are the most versatile storage systems in the industry for storage consolidation, delivering file- and block-level application data, Fibre Channel and IP network support, CIFS, NFS and HTTP file access protocols, and support for both SAN and NAS environments. Other features of FAS and the NetApp DataONTAP file system simplify data provisioning and management through features such as Snapshot, SnapRestore, FlexClone, SnapMirror, and SnapVault.
In November 2000, we completed the acquisition of WebManage, a Chelmsford, Massachusetts-based software developer of content management, distribution, and analysis solutions. WebManage develops software that intelligently distributes content between various points on the Internet and enables organizations to plan, manage and deliver Internet/intranet services. The acquisition was accounted for as a purchase transaction. Under terms of the agreement, we acquired WebManage for $59,371 comprised of common stock, assumed options, and cash. We also had an obligation to provide shares of common stock to be valued at $3,000 if WebManage achieved certain performance criteria. WebManage met these performance criteria in March 2001 and as such, the contingent consideration was recorded as stock compensation in the fourth quarter of 2001. We also paid certain transaction costs and assumed certain operating assets and liabilities. In Ñscal 2003, we reached a Ñnal settlement of the escrow arrangement under the WebManage acquisition agreement. We have determined the total amount of our losses under the settlement arrangement and 11 restricted shares were released from the escrow and delivered to NetworkAppliance, valued in the aggregate at $1,210 based on the fair market value of our common stock as of the date of the acquisition. Accordingly, an adjustment was made to the cost of the WebManage acquisition. The balance of the escrow shares has been distributed to former shareholders of WebManage in proportion to their share ownership in WebManage, as provided in the original merger agreement.
The goal of this paper is to help customers maximize SAS application performance while reaping the benefits of network attached storage. Specifically, this is a guide for performance tuning in an enterprise class environment containing the SAS application and using a NetworkAppliance NAS (network attached storage) subsystem (aka Filer). The recommendations include configuration and parameter changes to the SAS environment, the platform specific Unix operating system, NFS (Network File System) client, and the NetApp Filer subsystem. This version of the paper covers only Solaris and HP-UXchanges. A complete set of tuning recommendations for other operating systems is contained in the full version of this paper located on both SAS’s and Network Appliance’s company web pages.
In April 2005, we announced a strategic partner relationship with IBM. As part of the relationship, we entered into an original equipment manufacturing (“OEM”) agreement that enables IBM to sell IBM branded solutions based on NetworkAppliance unified solutions, including NearStore and the NetApp V-Series systems, as well as associated software offerings. While this agreement is an element of our strategy to expand our reach into more customers and countries, we do not have an exclusive relationship with IBM, and there is no minimum commitment for any given period of time; therefore we cannot assure you that this relationship will contribute any revenue in future years. In addition, we have no control over the products that IBM selects to sell, or their release schedule and timing of those products; nor do we control their pricing. In the event that sales through IBM will increase, we may experience distribution channel conflicts between our direct sales force and IBM, or among our channel partners. If we fail to minimize channel conflicts, our operating results and financial condition could be harmed. In addition, since this agreement is relatively new, we do not have a history upon which to base our analysis of its future success. Currently we do not and cannot assure you that this OEM relationship will generate significant revenue or that this strategic partnership will continue to be in effect for any specific period of time.
We currently rely on a combination of copyright and trademark laws, trade secrets, conÑdentiality procedures, contractual provisions, and patents to protect our proprietary rights. We seek to protect our software, documentation, and other written materials under trade secret, copyright, and patent laws, which aÅord only limited protection. We have registered our NetworkAppliance name and logo, FAServer», FilerView, NetApp, NetCache, SecureShare» SnapManager, SnapMirror, SnapRestore, and WAFL as trademarks in the United States (""U.S.''). Other U.S. trademarks and some of the other U.S. registered trademarks are registered internationally as well. We will continue to evaluate the registration of additional trademarks as appropriate. We generally enter into conÑdentiality agreements with our employees, resellers, and customers. We currently have multiple U.S. and international patent applications pending and multiple U.S. patents issued. See ""Risk Factors Ì If we are unable to protect our intellectual property, we may be subject to increased competition that could materially adversely aÅect our operating results.''
‚ Open standards and industry collaboration. NetApp helps ensure rapid application deployment and smooth integration into our customers' existing infrastructures by utilizing and supporting open standards. NetworkAppliance participates in and leads many industry initiatives and organizations, such as the Storage Networking Industry Association (""SNIA''), the Enterprise Grid Alliance (""EGA''), the Open Source Development Lab (""OSDL''), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (""IETF''), that have defined standards that are widely deployed today. Standards that NetworkAppliance has helped advance include the Network File System (""NFS'') protocol for file access in UNIX» and Linux» environments; the Common Internet File System (""CIFS'') protocol for file access in Windows environments; the Network Data Management Protocol (""NDMP'') for simplify- ing backup of networked storage; the Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (""ICAP'') for content adaptation in Web environments; the Direct Access File System (""DAFS'') protocol for high- performance, high-throughput access to data; and the Internet Small Computer System Interface (""iSCSI'') protocol for building block-based storage area networks using widely deployed Ethernet infrastructures. We plan to continue to participate in driving emerging standards, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet and NFS version 4.
The SCB-6971 series is a low cost, low power networkappliance. There are two combinations. One is equipped with four 10/100Mbps LAN ports, the other is with three 10/100 LAN and four 10/100 switch. Also, the system is equipped with one RJ45 console port.
We currently rely on a combination of copyright and trademark laws, trade secrets, conÑdentiality procedures, contractual provisions and patents to protect our proprietary rights. We seek to protect our software, documentation, and other written materials under trade secret, copyright, and patent laws, which aÅord only limited protection. We have registered our ""NetworkAppliance'' name and logo, ""FAServer»,'' ""FilerView,'' ""NetApp,'' ""NetCache,'' and ""SecureShare»'' trademarks in the United States. Other United States trademarks and some of the other United States registered trademarks are registered internationally as well. We will continue to evaluate the registration of additional trademarks as appropriate. We generally enter into conÑdentiality agreements with our employees, resellers, and customers. We currently have multiple United States and international patent applications pending and multiple United States patents issued. See ""Ì Risk Factors Ì If we are unable to protect our intellectual property we may be subject to increased competition that could materially adversely aÅect our operating results.''
NFS version 4, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol for building block-based storage area networks using widely deployed Ethernet infrastructures. ‚ Business application integration and partnerships. Network Appliance's goal is to deliver complete network storage solutions to customers. Our partners are vital to our success in this area, and we have strengthened our partner relationships with database and business application companies including EDS/PLM Solutions, Dassault Catia, Documentum, several units within IBM including DB2 and Lotus, Interwoven, Landmark Graphics, Microsoft, Openwave, Oracle, Rational, SAP, Sybase, Vignette, and others. These application partnerships enhance our ability to reduce implementation time, increase application availability, and provide the highest level of solution support to customers. Technology and infrastructure solution partners enable seamless integration into customers' existing environments, resulting in lower costs and more rapid deployment. Our infrastructure partner list includes ADIC, Brocade, Cisco, Computer Associates, Legato, QuantumyATL, Spectra Logic, StorageTek, and Veritas.
speed auditing of network traffic.
The common trend in network monitoring has been to focus on filtering the traffic so the monitor can have sufficient time to deal with known protocols. Recently, Sekar et al. have challenged that trend and suggest that a minimalist approach may be as good, if not bet- ter . Their approach is to have routers implement a small number of primitives to collect packet traces and evaluate them offline instead of having several distinct monitors competing for resources. Our approach pushes collection off the router entirely, allowing the router to focus on its core function, and put the emphasis on collecting packet summaries followed by monitor spe- cific functionality. We agree with their concerns that focusing effort on developing distinct monitors, while fruitful, may not be the best approach when looking for a holistic view of the network.
Make sure that Windows is optimized for proper network throughput - Open Network and Dial-up Connections. Right-click Local Area Connection and click Properties. In the box that contains the items used by this connection, highlight File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and select Properties. Under Optimization, notice that Maximize data throughput for file sharing is selected by default. To turn this option off to reduce paging activity, click Maximize data throughput for network applications. This can improve network performance quite a bit.
Check Point’s new appliances combine fast networking technologies with high performance multi-core capabilities—providing the highest level of security without compromising on network speeds to keep your data, network and employees secure. Optimized for the Software Blades Architecture, each appliance is capable of running any combination of Software Blades—providing the flexibility and the precise level of security for any business at every network location by consolidating multiple security technologies into a single integrated solution.
Check Point Appliances are a key component in the ThreatCloud Ecosystem providing excellent protection from undiscovered exploits, zero-day and targeted attacks. Appliances inspect and send suspicious files to the ThreatCloud Emulation Service which runs them in a virtual sandbox to discover malicious behavior. Discovered malware is prevented from entering the network. A signature is created and sent to the ThreatCloud which shares information on the newly identified threat to protect other Check Point customers.
The Fax Appliance Outlook direct transport periodically polls the Fax Appliance queues for incoming faxes and can notify the user of personal faxes received on the Fax Appliance. If your telephone system employs some kind of automatic inbound routing that provides you with a personal fax number, the transport will send you an e-mail notice when a new fax is found in the user's mailbox. The fax can be converted to your choice of .TIFF, .DCX, or .PDF format and attached to the email notice, or viewed from Faxmain. Your Fax Appliance transport's incoming faxes settings allow you to configure the email notices to be received with or without the fax attached, to specify the number of notices the transport can send in a specified amount of time, and also allow you to forward or simply print incoming faxes. If your network does not employ some kind of automatic or assigned line routing that provides you with a personal fax number, all incoming faxes will be stored in the Fax Appliance's unaddressed mailbox. The
“Our ability to manage and access knowledge directly impacts Juniper’s ability to innovate and deliver superior value to our customers. By deploying the Google Search Appliance internally, not only have we seen a tremendous boost in employee productivity but we’ve managed to delight our end users by delivering a consumer-like search tool that scales to the Enterprise.” --Brian Kissel, Vice President and Business CIO, Juniper Networks
1. For security, this appliance forces users to use https (encrypted) over a web browser. Because we are using a homemade security certificate (real certificates cost money), most new web browsers will give a security error. This can easily be dealt with by following the browser instructions to create an exception. I have posted steps for both Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The ECM Appliance is offered with two different platform versions. Both variants have in common that product support will be offered from one source. A quick-to-install platform that builds on the customer's existing standard hardware is the use a Virtual Machine. We have integrated into the Appliance the Virtual Machine by Oracle. There are no license fees, but fees for product support.