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Storage Manufacturer Builds Highly Scalable Testing Cloud

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Executive Summary

A global company headquartered in Sunnyvale as part of the company's commitment to ongoing innovation and rigorous quality control, NetApp engineers conduct stress tests on new NetApp storage hardware and software products, reproducing the conditions in demanding customer environments. They faces the challenge of deliver on-demand server and storage resources for testing extreme workloads, accelerate test-bed setup and minimize data center space, power, and cooling requirements. NetApp chose the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) to built private cloud for Engineering-as-a-Service (EaaS). Major benefits they achieved is Consolidated from 204 to 2 management points for servers, deployed 10,000 virtual machines in less than 1 hour and reduced cabling by 78 percent.

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