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January 26, 2009

NetApp Upgrades SnapManager for Oracle

Storage and data management solutions provider NetApp has announced a new version of its data management solution for users who have Oracle (News - Alert) Database environments running on NetApp enterprise storage systems. The SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle features enhanced backup, restore, and cloning capabilities.
NetApp SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle enables users to meet the growing need for management and protection of their business-critical applications on Oracle Databases. The new version builds on the previous one and offers a more comprehensive solution for customers to perform self-service data management of their Oracle Databases.
Integrating easily with NetApp Protection Manager, the SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle allows storage administrators to formulate more effective policies and database administrators (DBAs) to implement them more quickly.
In conjunction with the NetApp FlexClone technology, SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle allows DBAs to clone databases directly to primary or secondary storage. This leads to shorter development and test cycles and quicker time to market.
SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle can also implement existing data masking scripts on database clones to protect sensitive information as well as allow customers to schedule backups on the go and have volume-level restores.
Patrick Rogers, vice president Solutions Marketing for NetApp explained how the new release would benefit users. “SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle makes life easier for IT staffs, allowing DBAs to conduct self-service, comprehensive data protection on their Oracle Databases in far less time then it used to,” said Rogers.
“The enhanced policy-driven data protection and cloning capabilities found in the new SnapManager are further proof of NetApp’s commitment to providing customers with Oracle Databases with the industry’s best data protection tools for their NetApp enterprise storage systems.”
NetApp has a proven track record in creating innovative storage and data management solutions. TMCnet recently reported that NetApp introduced Dedupe technology to e
Divya Narain is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Divya’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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