Network Appliance (NetApp) has added to its technology collaboration SAP offering SAP compliance and certification for its datacentre offerings.
As a charter member of the SAP Enterprise Services Community Programme, NetApp says it is dedicated to building a single unified storage platform to support the SAP NetWeaver platform. NetApp believes it is one of the first storage vendors to complete compliance tests for adaptive computing in a Microsoft environment.
The compliance tests, delivered through NetApp IP SAN storage solutions, were achieved using a NetApp developed storage plug-in. Additionally, NetApp Data ONTAP 7G software is now certified for SAP NetWeaver, supporting the WebDav for the SAP Data Archiving interface which, NetApp says, empowers customers to archive data directly using the XML-based archiving service from SAP solutions.
The bottom line, says the company, is that customers can now benefit from a single NetApp storage architecture that supports the adaptive computing capabilities and XML-based archiving service of the SAP NetWeaver platform.
“We believe that SAP and NetApp share a common vision - empowering customers with best-in-class business application and data management solutions,” says Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance.
“NetApp is reinforcing our value in the datacentre with integrated and simplified data management for SAP business applications and by providing customers with access to powerful and scalable NetApp manageability software capabilities.”