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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Iron Mountain NearPoint and NetApp Joint Solution: An Introduction to e-Mail Archiving, Disaster Recovery, and Cost-Effective Storage Using Iron Mountain NearPoint

    All organizations today deal with the challenge of managing growing volumes of e-mail. Between the four year periods from 2008 to 2012 the average number of messages a typical corporate user receives in a day is expected to grow from 126 messages to 233 messages, an increase of 85%. Correspondingly,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Evaluating the Performance of FCoE, ISCSI, and FC Using DSS Workloads With Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    This paper describes a series of tests performed by NetApp and IBM with support from Emulex to compare the performance of different storage protocols (FCoE, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel) using Decision Support System (DSS) workloads with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on IBM x3850 X5 server, NetApp FAS3070 storage systems, and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Secure Multi-Tenancy for SAP

    The combination of application, server, network, and storage virtualization provides many advantages in managing existing SAP environments or provisioning new ones. Secure multi-tenancy offers separation of environments on all layers of the solution stack. It also makes it possible to simplify and fully automate SAP application lifecycle management tasks, such...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management for NetApp Cloud Service Providers

    The combination of InControl's SLA management software and NetApp leading technology for Data management and -protection provides a unique framework and full set of hardware, software and tools to enable a strong commercial cloud storage services offering. By enabling a high level business analytics layer for your storage infrastructure based...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Overview of Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL)

    The Internet Engineering Task Force is developing a new shortest path frame Layer 2 (L2) routing protocol for multihop environments. The new protocol is called Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links, or TRILL, and it is expected to be completed in the second half of 2010. TRILL will enable multipathing...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    NetApp Disaster Recovery for the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center

    NetApp disaster recovery for the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center, based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, is designed to provide secure and highly reliable Disaster Recovery (DR) services that can easily scale customers' needs. The solutions leverage the extensive experience in providing efficient, enterprise-class storage solutions for Microsoft applications. Proven...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Disaster Recovery Solution for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g on Linux

    This paper describes the procedure to deploy Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) 11g on Linux using NetApp SnapMirror, Snapshot, FlexVol, and FlexClone technology. It also describes the configuration and procedure to create a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g using a simple, fast, accurate, and cost-effective method. NetApp...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Case Study: Tucson Electric Power Saves with Server and Storage Virtualization

    Find out how NetApp and VMware enable customers to improve disaster preparedness while saving money. Today, at Tucson Electric Power, almost 90% of servers are virtual, 100% of daily backups can be performed within a 24-hour window, disaster preparedness is greatly improved, regulatory requirements are met, and the IT infrastructure...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    VMware vSphere and NetApp Storage Best Practices

    NetApp? technology enables companies to extend their virtual infrastructures to include the benefits of advanced storage virtualization. NetApp unified storage platforms provide industry-leading technologies in the areas of storage efficiencies, instantaneous virtual machine and datastore cloning for virtual servers and virtual desktops, and virtual data-center backup and business-continuance solutions.

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Gartner Report: Hosted Virtual Desktops Are the Catalyst Behind Changing How Organizations Manage Storage

    Hosted virtual desktops (HVDs) will oblige organizations in provisioning significantly more storage for end-user data. As such, the expected growth in storage needs will likely force a re-evaluation of current tools, budgets, support and processes associated with PC data.

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    VMware View and NetApp Storage: Best Practices for Design, Architecture, Deployment, and Management

    This document provides NetApp best practices for architecting, sizing, and deploying a VMware? VDI environment on NetApp? storage.

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    ESG Report: Shared IT Infrastructure Considerations for Compute, Network, and Storage with NetApp, Cisco, and VMware

    Close collaboration between NetApp, Cisco, and VMware has resulted in the industry's first secure multi-tenancy solution to partition shared IT infrastructure that delivers performance, availability, and responsiveness while maintaining cost efficiencies. Download this exclusive report from analyst firm ESG to learn more.

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Tech OnTap Article: "Lessons on Deploying Hyper-V R2 and NetApp"

    What do you get when you combine Microsoft? Windows? Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V?, NetApp?, and hundreds of preexisting virtual machines? In this article Avanade reports its findings directly from the field. You'll learn about the best storage configurations for Hyper-V, NetApp's virtualization "sweet spot," and Avanade's firsthand experience with...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    ESG Report: Discovering Improved Data Protection Strategies for the Virtual World

    This report examines the impact that virtualization has on data protection and disaster recovery and the need for highly virtualized servers and storage within this context. It outlines the factors you should consider as you evaluate and implement data protection solutions in your virtual environment.

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Creating an Architecture for Cloning Oracle Databases on Demand

    The traditional approach to copying a production database is a heavyweight activity. Since every copy requires 100% of the storage capacity of the original database, keeping many copies places a major burden on storage resources. Getting necessary approvals, locating storage capacity, and copying the data also typically take a long...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Solutions for SAP Test Data Migration Server With NetApp Storage

    This paper describes the storage solutions used to support an environment that uses the SAP Test Data Migration Server product. It addresses the architecture and processes to efficiently integrate TDMS into a NetApp storage environment. It discusses scenarios in which the storage landscape is only NetApp and in which third-party...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Using Oracle Database 10g/11g Automatic Storage Management With NetApp Storage

    This paper shares best practices for using the new Oracle Database 10g/11g Automatic Storage Management (ASM) feature in conjunction with NetApp NFS NAS, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI SAN storage products. It also shares information on the best configurations for the combined technology. The partnership between Oracle Database 10g/11g ASM and...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Breaking Down the Glass House: NetApp Global Dynamic Lab Delivers Higher Power Density, Greater Efficiency, and Lower Capital and Operating Costs

    Designing, building, and operating a modern data center is an expensive proposition. Faced with the need for a facility capable of simulating the loads of large-scale data centers in order to fully test the storage products, NetApp used every innovation possible in its Global Dynamic Laboratory (GDL). By tailoring the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    NetApp RAID-DP?: Dual-Parity RAID 6 Protection Without Compromise

    As disk drive densities continue to increase, and companies adopt SATA disk drives to reduce storage costs, data loss due to concurrent disk drive failure and error in a RAID group has become a growing risk. Single-parity RAID 5 does not protect against such double-failure events. While RAID 1+0 and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Storage Savings With Domino and NetApp Deduplication

    NetApp deduplication technology provides block-level intelligent data compression by eliminating redundant data. Only one unique instance of the data is retained on storage. Redundant data is replaced with a pointer to the unique data copy. Combining NetApp deduplication and Lotus Domino offers customers not only lower storage space requirements and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    If You're Doing This, Then Your Storage Could Be Underutilized

    This paper will focus on how the combination of NetApp's unified storage technology and management software can be used to help reduce not only the capital expenditures for storage but also the operating expenditures associated with the management of that storage. Most of the open systems world of storage is...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite on NetApp Using NetApp and Oracle Technologies

    This technical report describes the cloning of Oracle E-Business Suite 11i using NetApp FlexClone and Oracle's Rapid Clone technologies. It describes the configuration and steps to clone an E-Business Release 11i in a simple, fast, accurate, and cost-effective method. This solution uses NetApp SnapMirror technology to replicate the file system...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Storage Efficiency and Best Practices for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is not a one-size-fits-all application. Multiple configuration options are available to suit most of the needs of any customer. NetApp storage appliances and data management software are built in a similar fashion, providing users with the flexibility to manage Exchange data in a manner that best...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Development and Test Solution for Microsoft SQL Server

    From midsize businesses to global corporations, Microsoft SQL Server provides the foundation for mission-critical applications such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Today's SQL Server databases are more distributed, generate more transactions, and include new data types compared...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Creating a Dynamic Data Center With Oracle VM and NetApp

    Dynamic data center infrastructures use commodity servers, network storage, and full virtualization to create a flexible, scalable architecture that is capable of achieving much higher levels of resource utilization than traditional data centers built on point solutions. The pace of technological change has only quickened, and data center architectures are...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    SQL Server Consolidation With Server Virtualization on NetApp Storage

    NetApp solutions provide storage efficiencies that offer numerous advantages for Microsoft SQL Server database consolidation, especially when virtualization is a part of the architectural strategy. As a result, companies can create flexible, secure, cost-effective, and efficient storage environments that complement and enhance the efficiencies and management benefits of SQL Server...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enhance Business Continuance With Application Mobility Across Data Centers

    With the continuing adoption of server virtualization technology, customers want to use the flexibility provided by virtual machines (VMs) to improve application availability. How to move applications within a server cluster or data center is well understood today. However, transparent mobility across data centers requires architectures that balance workload mobility,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Integrated Server and Storage Virtualization: A Complete Solution From Microsoft and NetApp

    This paper describes how a virtualized server infrastructure based on Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Hyper-V with integrated management via Microsoft System Center addresses key IT challenges. It also explores the role of NetApp storage technologies in unlocking the full potential of server virtualization. The integration of multiple Microsoft and NetApp...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Microsoft Business Intelligence on NetApp Storage

    Today's economic climate is showing the need for businesses to start looking at all aspects of their business. A key tool that is being used is a renewed emphasis on developing better means for understanding the business and developing trends for the future. The way that business is doing that...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    FlexArchive: A Re-Configurable Distributed Archival Store Based on Secret Sharing

    Modern storage systems are often faced with complex tradeoffs between the confidentiality, availability, and performance they offer their users. Secret sharing is a data encoding technique that provides information-theoretically provable guarantees on confidentiality unlike conventional encryption. Additionally, secret sharing provides quantifiable guarantees on the availability of the encoded data. The...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    NetApp Solutions for Service Providers

    This paper discusses a proven solution that accelerates the ability of service providers to develop and deliver IT as a service. NetApp solutions for service providers include technology, best practices, and the know-how to rapidly bring IT services to market. The NetApp approach offers considerable advantages for those wanting to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Citrix Xenserver and Netapp Storage Best Practices

    Citrix XenServer is a native 64-bit virtualization platform, with the scalability required by Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop and other business-critical applications. The highest host and guest CPU and memory limits available, coupled with fine-grained controls for processor, network, and disk, enable it to deliver...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Streamlining Engineering Operations With Perforce SCM Software

    The Perforce Software Configuration Management (SCM) system has become an industry-leading solution because of its low cost, ease of use, high performance, and flexibility. Users of Perforce often find that NetApp storage complements Perforce capabilities by improving storage utilization, performance, data protection, and availability while helping intellectual property to remain...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Implementation Guide for Veritas Cluster Server and NetApp SnapMirror for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    Today's business requirements, such as high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery, are more extensive than ever before. Because Microsoft Exchange has become a mission-critical application in recent years, Microsoft Exchange Server downtime costs companies millions of dollars per year. IT organizations work hard to eliminate or lessen the impact...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    SAP With Oracle on Windows and NetApp Storage

    This paper addresses the challenges of designing storage solutions to support SAP Business Suite products using an Oracle Database. The primary focus is on the common storage infrastructure design, deployment, operation, and management challenges faced by business and IT leaders utilizing the latest generation of SAP solutions. Recommendations are generic...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Clouds: Running Multiple Oracle Customers With Solaris Zones on NetApp MultiStore

    At present, there is a lot of interest in clouds, or shared infrastructures. With the rise of energy costs, the cost of floor space, and the lack of local IT support skills, it is evident that many IT departments are looking to consolidate and virtualize their servers, use remote cloud...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Oracle Data Protection Handbook

    This paper provides an overview of data protection methods, products, and sample scenarios for the Oracle Database environment. This includes descriptions of commonly used Oracle and NetApp data protection products. It does not cover all possible product combinations and scenarios but will be regularly updated as products evolve and new...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Exchange 2010 - An Upgrade Worth Considering

    Email is business dial tone. Whether on computers or smartphones, email is the most popular application. And Microsoft Exchange is a popular choice for business email. Microsoft's recent release of Exchange Server 2010 has material benefits that should prompt some Exchange 2007 and many Exchange 2003 customers to consider an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Using VMware Site Recovery Manager to Simplify DR

    Nothing is scarier than the prospect of having to recover an entire site after a disaster, and the addition of virtual infrastructure to the environment may further complicate the situation. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is designed to simplify and accelerate disaster recovery for VMware infrastructures, and it also includes...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Achieving Network Convergence: Deploying FCoE Into the Data Center

    Many enterprise data centers rely on Ethernet for their Local Area Network (LAN) and data traffic and on Fibre Channel (FC) networks for their storage infrastructure. With increased adoption of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) in the data center, the availability of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and new lossless 10GbE technologies,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Achieving Network Convergence: Deploying FCoE Into the Data Center

    Many enterprise data centers rely on Ethernet for their Local Area Network (LAN) and data traffic and on Fibre Channel (FC) networks for their storage infrastructure. With increased adoption of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) in the data center, the availability of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and new lossless 10GbE technologies,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    10 Techniques Netapp Uses for Improving Data Center Power Efficiency

    Over the years, the rapid business expansion and corresponding growth in data have placed continuous pressure on the IT and data-center infrastructures. NetApp found that working together makes it possible to stay ahead of unbridled data growth. Through the efforts of a multifunction NetApp team (and, in California, with the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    NetApp Business Continuity Solutions for Oracle Virtualized Grid Environment

    This paper provides an overview of key technologies used in Oracle grid and virtualization, including Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) and Oracle Virtual Machine. Through typical deployment scenarios, it describes how NetApp business continuity solutions - MetroCluster and SnapMirror - provide continuous availability and disaster recovery capabilities to these environments....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Enterprise Backup and Recovery Methodologies for Oracle

    Organizations house some of their most business-critical information in Oracle Databases, making it imperative to have sound backup and recovery processes in place to protect this data. Backing up and recovering Oracle environments can present unique challenges. A variety of Oracle and NetApp technologies are available that can assist companies...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Consolidate and Virtualize Your Windows Environment With NetApp and VMware

    NetApp and VMware have teamed together to create a joint solution to help to consolidate and virtualize the existing Microsoft applications environment, thereby helping reduce the infrastructure costs by up to 50% and protecting all the applications with best-in-class availability. Because NetApp and VMware technologies are already jointly used in...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Streamlining Data Management for Petrotechnical Applications

    In uncertain economic times, oil and gas companies need to quickly and accurately assess the potential of new prospects and, now more than ever, create work over plans for existing operations to enhance recovery. New seismic interpretation, visualization, and modeling applications are multiplying the amount of data used to evaluate...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    NetApp Storage Efficiency Guide

    Data proliferation is a fact of life. Harnessing the spread of data is a near impossibility, but correcting provisioning inefficiencies; managing storage allocation for test and development, data backup, data replication; and eliminating data redundancies are well within the grasp of system administrators with today's storage efficiency tools. NetApp provides...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Storage Efficiency in an Oracle Environment

    This paper discusses various design decisions that can be taken when implementing data center infrastructure for Oracle Database and application environments to maximize storage efficiency. This paper provides insight into various design considerations impacting storage efficiency when implementing NetApp storage solutions for an Oracle Database and application environment. This paper...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Using the Performance Accelerator Module II in Online Transaction Processing

    The storage industry is undergoing a major transformation as flash memory technology transitions from a tool for storing cell-phone address books into an enterprise-ready performance acceleration technology for large-scale disk-storage. This new technology opens a number of options for storage managers confronting a need for increased performance. Consider a storage...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Helping DBAs Become More Efficient - NetApp Efficiency and Manageability Advantages

    Database administrators face significant and growing data management hurdles in a variety of areas, including provisioning, resource optimization, change assurance, dev/test, backup/recovery, business continuance, disaster recovery, and server virtualization. To succeed, one need to decrease this management complexity while at the same time increasing efficiency and reducing costs. NetApp offers...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    ESG White Paper: Deploying Exchange 2010 with Networked Storage

    This paper highlights ESG's research on current IT trends associated with deploying Microsoft Exchange 2010 in addition to the specific value NetApp can offer in a Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment. Microsoft and NetApp have established a valuable relationship that will help mutual customers deploy Exchange 2010 with confidence. Many of...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    DR Validation for SAP Solutions With VMware Site Recovery Manager and NetApp Storage and Products

    SAP provides a range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to manage and run the complete business of a company. Companies that have deployed such products depend on information and processes managed by SAP solutions, and continuous availability of the SAP system is essential. An integrated architecture of VMware...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Building a Dynamic Data Center: Transform Your Environment to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency

    This paper discusses the steps required to have the data center make the transition to a cloud infrastructure. It describes the elements of the NetApp dynamic data center, including technology and best practices, and the know-how to make the solution a reality. The NetApp approach offers considerable advantages for those...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Move to Desktop Virtualization

    In April 2009, Computerworld invited IT and business leaders to participate in a survey on desktop virtualization. The survey was fielded via targeted broadcasts to Computerworld customers, as well as through an invitation on Computerworld.com. The goal of the survey was to understand key drivers for implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementation and Analysis of the User Direct Access Programming Library

    The User Direct Access Programming Library (uDAPL) is a generic application programming interface (API) for network adapters capable of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). The uDAPL interface allows user space applications to work with RDMA adapters using a platform and transport independent API. The uDAPL interface has been proposed for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Exchange 2010 - An Upgrade Worth Considering

    Email is business dial tone. Whether on computers or smartphones, email is the most popular application. And Microsoft Exchange is a popular choice for business email. Microsoft's recent release of Exchange Server 2010 has material benefits that should prompt some Exchange 2007 and many Exchange 2003 customers to consider an...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Storage Savings With Domino and NetApp Deduplication

    NetApp deduplication technology provides block-level intelligent data compression by eliminating redundant data. Only one unique instance of the data is retained on storage. Redundant data is replaced with a pointer to the unique data copy. Combining NetApp deduplication and Lotus Domino offers customers not only lower storage space requirements and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Implementation Guide for Veritas Cluster Server for Windows on NetApp for Microsoft SQL Server

    Today's business requirements, such as high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery, are more extensive than ever before. As Microsoft SQL Server has become a mission-critical application in recent years, Microsoft SQL Server downtime costs companies millions of dollars per year. IT organizations work hard to eliminate or lessen the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementing an NDMP Backup Solution Using NetBackup 6.5 and 7.0 on NetApp Storage

    This paper describes how to implement an NDMP backup solution using NetBackup 6.5 and 7.0 on NetApp storage. It contains solution design and implementation details about how to configure NetBackup backup software. This paper is intended for storage and system administrators who are responsible for NetBackup infrastructure. It assumes that...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Creating a Dynamic Data Center With Oracle VM and NetApp

    Dynamic data center infrastructures use commodity servers, network storage, and full virtualization to create a flexible, scalable architecture that is capable of achieving much higher levels of resource utilization than traditional data centers built on point solutions. The pace of technological change has only quickened, and data center architectures are...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Creating an Architecture for Cloning Oracle Databases on Demand

    The traditional approach to copying a production database is a heavyweight activity. Since every copy requires 100% of the storage capacity of the original database, keeping many copies places a major burden on storage resources. Getting necessary approvals, locating storage capacity, and copying the data also typically take a long...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    MySQL 5.0 Performance Protocol Comparison

    The purpose of this paper is to present test results that clearly demonstrate the high performance of NetApp storage for typical 100GB MySQL Enterprise databases running on RedHat Enterprise Linux4 servers. To support these results, database Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) transaction throughput measurements for the major storage protocols are used:...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Iron Mountain NearPoint and NetApp Joint Solution: An Introduction to e-Mail Archiving, Disaster Recovery, and Cost-Effective Storage Using Iron Mountain NearPoint

    All organizations today deal with the challenge of managing growing volumes of e-mail. Between the four year periods from 2008 to 2012 the average number of messages a typical corporate user receives in a day is expected to grow from 126 messages to 233 messages, an increase of 85%. Correspondingly,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Citrix Xenserver and Netapp Storage Best Practices

    Citrix XenServer is a native 64-bit virtualization platform, with the scalability required by Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop and other business-critical applications. The highest host and guest CPU and memory limits available, coupled with fine-grained controls for processor, network, and disk, enable it to deliver...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    If You're Doing This, Then Your Storage Could Be Underutilized

    This paper will focus on how the combination of NetApp's unified storage technology and management software can be used to help reduce not only the capital expenditures for storage but also the operating expenditures associated with the management of that storage. Most of the open systems world of storage is...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    SQL Server Consolidation With Server Virtualization on NetApp Storage

    NetApp solutions provide storage efficiencies that offer numerous advantages for Microsoft SQL Server database consolidation, especially when virtualization is a part of the architectural strategy. As a result, companies can create flexible, secure, cost-effective, and efficient storage environments that complement and enhance the efficiencies and management benefits of SQL Server...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Streamlining Engineering Operations With Perforce SCM Software

    The Perforce Software Configuration Management (SCM) system has become an industry-leading solution because of its low cost, ease of use, high performance, and flexibility. Users of Perforce often find that NetApp storage complements Perforce capabilities by improving storage utilization, performance, data protection, and availability while helping intellectual property to remain...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint Server Mixed Workload on VMware VSphere 4, NetApp Unified Storage (FC, ISCSI, and NFS), and Cisco Nexus Unified Fabric

    This paper provides guidance on how to design and architect a scalable Microsoft applications mixed workload solution on highly available VMware vSphere 4 virtual infrastructure and NetApp unified storage. It highlights the flexibility of leveraging either a Fibre Channel (FC) protocol-based storage solutions or IP-based solutions (that is, iSCSI and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The NetApp Performance Acceleration Module II in File Services Workloads

    NetApp submitted three results for SPECsfs2008 over NFS, each of which was for the FAS3160 storage system. The first submission is based on a FAS3160 controller with 16 disk shelves of 15,000 RPM Fibre Channel drives, totaling 224 disk drives. In the next configuration one used the same drive types...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Development and Test Solution for SQL Server Databases

    NetApp solutions dramatically reduce the effort required to deploy databases for application development, testing, QA, maintenance, and migration. Database administrators and application developers can now use simple but powerful tools to quickly and easily create local or remote database clones in seconds, using little additional storage, without the need for...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 and NetApp SnapManager for SQL Server Fundamentals

    This paper discusses the best practices for working with Microsoft's BizTalk Server 2006 and SnapManager for SQL Server. The paper discusses the components of the BizTalk Server and how they relate to SQL Server and SnapManager for SQL. It discusses the backup set and different options for establishing backups and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Migration of Oracle Database to Data ONTAP 8.0 64-bit Aggregates

    Migration of large Oracle Databases such as data warehouses and decision support systems, which can easily consume many terabytes, presents one of the biggest technical challenges for any organization. This paper discusses various procedures for the nondisruptive upgrade and migration of Oracle Database to Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode 64-bit aggregates....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Using Performance Acceleration Module in Exchange 2007 Solutions

    In this paper, a specific implementation of PAM, namely PAM I, a PCI Express X4 card with 16GB of SDRAM (together with its software component), was tested using two vastly different Exchange 2007 configurations. Both configurations benefited from the use of PAM. Microsoft Exchange Server is an I/O-intensive application that...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    High-Availability Support for DataFabric Manager Server

    This paper explains how to set up high-availability solution for NetApp DataFabric Manager Server. The high-availability solution for DataFabric Manager Server on Windows is implemented using Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), while a high-availability solution for DataFabric Manager Server on Linux and Solaris server is implemented using Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)....

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Solutions for SAP Test Data Migration Server With NetApp Storage

    This paper describes the storage solutions used to support an environment that uses the SAP Test Data Migration Server product. It addresses the architecture and processes to efficiently integrate TDMS into a NetApp storage environment. It discusses scenarios in which the storage landscape is only NetApp and in which third-party...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Domino Backup and Restore Using a Scripted Solution With NetApp

    Normally, backup and restore operations require data movement from one storage device to another, which consumes time and resources. Advancements in storage technologies allow users to offload the backup and restore operations to the storage system. A good example of such technology is NetApp Snapshot. NetApp Snapshot offers an almost...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Integrating Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise for UNIX With a NetApp Storage System

    This paper describes the procedure to integrate Sybase Adaptive Server for UNIX with a NetApp storage system. This paper assumes familiarity with the following: Sybase Adaptive Server, The operation of NetApp storage systems, Knowledge of the version of UNIX. Some of the supported UNIX platforms are Solaris, HP/UX, IBM AIX,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Optimizing Storage Performance and Cost With Intelligent Caching

    NetApp is a pioneer in the development of innovative intelligent caching technologies to decouple storage performance from the number of disks in the underlying disk array to substantially improve cost. This white paper describes the NetApp implementation of write caching using NVRAM as a journal, as well as a three-level...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enhance Business Continuance With Application Mobility Across Data Centers

    With the continuing adoption of server virtualization technology, customers want to use the flexibility provided by virtual machines (VMs) to improve application availability. How to move applications within a server cluster or data center is well understood today. However, transparent mobility across data centers requires architectures that balance workload mobility,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    NetApp Integration With VMware vStorage APIs

    This paper provides an overview of NetApp support for VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI). VAAI is a collection of APIs that enable VMware vSphere-based virtualized infrastructures to be closely integrated with storage systems. By integrating with vStorage APIs, NetApp enables advanced storage capabilities to be accessed and executed...

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