Catalogic Software™ has announced its support for NetApp FAS8000 unified scale-out storage systems, NetApp FlexArray virtualization software, and the latest release of clustered Data ONTAP to help joint customers accelerate their move from legacy to cloud environments. Catalogic Software’s technology will complement NetApp’s new solutions to consolidate storage hardware and data protection on a common modern infrastructure, and further expand performance and manageability in customers’ on-premise and cloud deployments.

Catalogic Software’s approach to optimizing Intelligent Data Protection Management delivers complete data protection. The software reduces backup times by 90% and enables data restores within minutes for midsize enterprises. Customers gain huge performance improvements in backup and restores and better visibility into their organization’s data through enterprise cataloging and optimizing their primary and copy data management.

"CIOs are faced with the challenge of safeguarding their data while maximizing their infrastructure investments," said Robert Amatruda, research director for data protection and recovery at IDC. "The partnership between Catalogic Software and NetApp helps CIOs to meet both challenges by bringing an embedded layer of data protection to their public, private or hybrid cloud storage infrastructure."

“The NetApp FAS8000 storage systems and intelligent Catalogic data protection solution supports larger datasets and helps to further drive down costs,” said Flavio Santoni, CEO at Catalogic Software. “CloudXL offers rapid cloud backup and recovery services using Catalogic Software with a remarkable one-hour recovery guarantee. Backup management overhead was reduced by 35 hours a week, freeing up valuable staff time.”

Catalogic Software brings forward more than 16 years of product innovations and has over 1000 midsize and large enterprise customers worldwide using its Catalogic DPX data protection and ECX catalog management solutions. Catalogic Software is built on NetApp’s storage as part of the NSB solution and now supports the NetApp FAS8000 series.

The new NetApp® FAS8000 series is the first enterprise storage system to unify SAN, NAS and storage virtualization into a single hybrid array. It is NetApp’s first FAS platform designed specifically for scale-out storage environments built on clustered Data ONTAP. With NetApp’s new FlexArray virtualization software, NetApp V-Series functionality becomes a software option that can be licensed on the FAS8000. FlexArray enables the FAS8000 to virtualize and manage multi-vendor data storage platforms. The latest release of clustered Data ONTAP extends non-disruptive operations (NDO) and improves data security and management of NAS and SAN environments.

“As customers adapt their IT operations to improve service delivery and embrace cloud mandates, they recognize the advantages of shared storage infrastructures,” said Mark Welke, senior director, product marketing, NetApp. “Our new FAS8000 series combined with Catalogic’s software enables customers to respond quickly to changing business needs help and eliminate the overprovisioning of people, time, and money.”