Network Appliance Passes Progress Software Test

Network Appliance, Inc. , provider of network-attached data access and content delivery solutions, and the Progress Company, an operating unit of Progress Software Corporation and a supplier of e-business technology and services,today announced that Network Appliance(TM) storage solutions have passed the reliability tests for use in Progress RDBMS Version 9.1C database environments.

The companies stated that Network Appliance storage appliances are currently the only network-attached storage (NAS) solutions to be officially tested by Progress Software for use with its RDBMS products, allowing Network Appliance to expand its presence into more database management solutions.

“Progress provides a unique software framework and Network Appliance provides a unique storage infrastructure for advanced application environments. We are pleased to satisfy the many customer requests we have received to integrate our advanced technologies,” said Rich Clifton, vice president of Commercial Solutions at Network Appliance. “Progress applications, with their outstanding portability, can now leverage the power of Network Appliance’s industry-leading storage technologies such as Snapshots(TM), data sharing, multiprotocol support, automated disk layouts, and enhanced content delivery. This synergy will enable rapid deployment, expansion, advanced ASP functionality, lower costs, and a new level of investment protection in mission-critical environments.”

“Applications must perform in complex and diverse enterprise and Web-centric computing environments that demand a highly scalable and open relational database management system like the Progress RDBMS. Combined with the performance, high availability, and low cost-of-ownership of the Progress RDBMS, Network Appliance storage solutions give Progress users even more flexibility to meet their storage requirements,” said Paul Antosh, Sr., RDBMS Product Manager.

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