Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) has stepped up its integration with database software from Oracle Corp., adding one more level of checking before data is written to a NetApp filer. The result? Significantly improved data integrity, at a price.
The product that enables this extra step is called SnapValidator, and according to NetApp, is an industry first on modular storage. IBM, EMC Corp. and Hitachi Data Systems have offered this double checksum capability on its high-end systems for a couple of years. But NetApp claims to have simplified the way it is used.
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