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Network attached data vendor Network Appliance Inc. announced that NetApp filers have successfully completed certification testing with Rational's ClearCase software for UNIX(R) and Interop environments.
Network Appliance said NetApp filers offer global storage solutions that will enable the design industry to utilize e-development software such as Rational(R) ClearCase(R) to shorten software development cycles. According to Network Appliance, this certification expands NetApp solutions supported by Rational in the ClearCase environment. In addition to the previously supported configurations, NetApp filers may be used for UNIX hosted ClearCase 4.x Versioned Object Base (VOB) and View databases with storage pools, for mixed UNIX and Windows NT(R) clients. Customers will be able to use the NetApp multiprotocol support, enable opportunistic locking in mixed environments, and use filer Snapshot(TM) capability to ease backups and administration.
"Software development is a storage-intensive process that requires management of multiple products, releases, and versions, all of which need to be stored on global networks often accessed by developers on a worldwide basis," said Paul Hansen, senior director of product marketing at Network Appliance. "Software development businesses can utilize NetApp storage solutions to scale their global IT infrastructures to meet these increasing storage demands. Rational ClearCase software certification enables NetApp customers to enjoy one of the industry's leading e-development software