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  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    Optimation Achieves Integrated Data Protection With Lynx, VMware, and NetApp

    Optimation Technology is a global design, engineering, and fabrication firm headquartered in Rochester, NY that provides industrial and manufacturing applications from concept to completion. Their challenge is to replace a tape-based backup infrastructure and establish robust Disaster Recovery (DR) to increase data protection and ensure business continuity and reduces complexity...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    Venyu Builds Data Protection Cloud Services With EchoStor and NetApp

    Venyu is a premier provider of data protection, recovery, and availability services tailored to support the recovery objectives and service levels companies require to stay competitive. Their challenge is to establish a future-ready shared IT infrastructure to support data protection, recovery, and availability service offering, deliver failsafe IT environment stability...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Shared IT Infrastructure - New Storage Buying Criteria

    You can't make the best storage decisions for your business if you're not asking the right questions. Our "New Storage Buying Criteria for Shared IT Infrastructure RFP template" makes it easy. The template reflects the latest technology and includes the key criteria to consider before buying storage. Use it to...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    Sacramento County Increases Storage Efficiency by Up to 80%

    Located in California's central valley, Sacramento County is home to the state capital and nearly 1.4 million residents. This is the centralized IT and telecommunications service provider for the county's 47 departments. Their challenge is to decrease IT costs, increase workforce productivity, and increase individual e-mail mailbox size limits. They...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    ESG White Paper: Address Storage Inefficiencies Before Outsourcing Exchange

    This paper discusses sources of potential savings in on-premise Microsoft Exchange deployments and outlines a three-step approach to achieving them. When companies account for these savings, they should be able to rework their "total cost per Exchange mailbox" to make a well-informed decision as to whether outsourcing will actually save...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Trends in Virtualization and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

    This whitepaper summarizes the results of a recent survey of 156 respondents responsible for the Microsoft Exchange email and messaging infrastructure in firms with 500 or more employees. Commissioned by Ziff Davis Enterprise (ZDE) and NetApp, this study provides an overview of current virtualization trends, including plans to deploy and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with NetApp and VMware

    Many customers are migrating to Exchange Server 2010 and a significant number of them are doing so with virtualization technologies. This paper highlights trends, benefits, best practices and steps for successful implementation of Exchange 2010 in a NetApp VMware virtualized environment.

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Sitco Diversifies With Powerful New Cloud Offerings Enabled by NetApp Storage

    Sitco Business Solutions has provided telecommunications services to thousands of customers in Indiana and Illinois. Sitco set out to establish a secure, fully redundant data center featuring the company's first-ever Storage Area Network (SAN) to support its StaaS offerings. Their challenge is to deliver high-reliability cloud services from a flexible...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Akin Gump Puts NetApp on the Case to Improve Storage Flexibility, Performance, and Recoverability

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Akin Gump) is one of the world's largest law firms. Their challenge is to improve operational efficiency and time to market for internal storage services. Increase storage elasticity and performance to support e-discovery across multiple locations. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Radiant Delivers Cloud-Computing Services Using Cisco-VMware-NetApp Secure Multi-Tenancy Architecture

    Radiant Communications is Canada's largest independent business-to-business broadband service provider faces challenges in Cloud-services must be reliable and secure, including hosted e-mail, hosted disaster recovery and virtual servers to enterprise customers. They learned about the secure multi-tenancy offering from Cisco, VMware, and NetApp and deployed to that in which they...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Managing Risk in the Cloud

    IT decision makers often find themselves of two minds when considering a move to a shared, or cloud-based, infrastructure. While the promise of cost efficiencies, scalability, and rapid provisioning compel a move to a cloud-based computing model, anxiety over one factor - security - often delays the move. Respondents to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Best Practices for Implementing E&P Technologies for Unconventional-Resource Development

    Unstable oil prices and a global economic downturn place Exploration and Production (E&P) asset teams under pressure to more precisely characterize prospects and existing dormant assets. At the same time, data managers look to stretch shrinking information technology budgets. These challenges are particularly acute for development of unconventional resources, which...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    An Overview of the Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy Architecture

    Cloud computing removes the traditional silos within the data center and introduces a new level of flexibility and scalability to the IT organization. This flexibility addresses challenges facing enterprises and IT service providers that include rapidly changing IT landscapes, cost-reduction pressures, and the focus on time to market. A cloud...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    NetApp for the Private Cloud: Enable the Delivery of IT as a Service

    Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. In a recent IDC survey of IT decision makers, 44% of respondents indicated that they were considering implementing a private cloud - a cloud deployment contained within the corporate...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Performance Report of SharePoint 2007 EBS Provider for NetApp Storage System

    With SharePoint 2007 SP1, a new capability called External Blob Storage (EBS) was introduced to allow customers to externalize BLOB storage. NetApp supports EBS with SnapManager MOSS 5.0 (SMMOSS). The detailed architecture of SnapManager MOSS 5.0 (SMMOSS) is described in the next section. This development raises the question of performance...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    AIX Protocol Performance Comparison With Oracle Database 11g Release 2

    The protocols used in this paper are kernel Network File System (kNFS) and Oracle's new Direct NFS (DNFS) running over 10GbE connections, as well as IBM Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2) and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) running over 4GB Fibre Channel (FC). This paper makes a distinction between two...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    NetApp White Paper: Transitioning to Microsoft SharePoint and Virtualization with Microsoft and NetApp

    The rapid growth and adoption of Microsoft? SharePoint? is straining existing IT infrastructures, including data management and storage systems. This white paper describes how deployment of virtualization and use of virtualized NetApp? data management and storage solutions optimize SharePoint environments, especially for midsize IT organizations.

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    IP Australia Consolidates on NetApp Storage for Higher Efficiency and Productivity

    IP Australia is one of Australia's oldest federal government agencies. Their challenge is to provide a scalable storage system to streamline inefficient legacy systems, allowing 24x7 availability to customers and staff, significant system performance improvements, and minimal business impact. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They implemented a storage-as-a-service...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Cisco UCS and VMware at NetApp Global Dynamic Lab: 1 Wire, 1 Management Point, 1 Hour to 10K Clients

    NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. With more than 150,000 unified storage systems deployed around the globe in some of the world's most demanding data center environments, NetApp understands customer requirements for product quality and performance. Their challenge is...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Comparing the Network Performance of Windows File Sharing Environments

    Improving employee productivity is an ongoing goal for companies. Reducing time to access data in a Microsoft Windows file sharing environment can help companies achieve this goal. However, capital expenditures can be significant for the deployment of new desktops, laptops, network infrastructure, and file storage systems. Therefore, understanding the benefits...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Using Flash Cache for Exchange 2010

    Microsoft Exchange 2010 includes several improvements to support larger mailboxes at lower cost. For example, a typical Exchange 2010 mailbox size is expected to be greater than 1GB, while generating ~0.10 Input/output Operations Per Second (IOPS), compared to ~0.30 to 0.40 IOPS for Exchange 2007. This reduced level of I/O...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Maximize Storage Efficiency With NetApp Thin Provisioning and Symantec Thin Reclamation

    Over the last several years the unbridled proliferation of storage systems has come under increased scrutiny. Coupled with macroeconomic pressure, storage efficiency is a key initiative for almost every company. To address this initiative, companies are increasingly turning to new approaches to realize efficiency gains. In particular, thin provisioning is...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    An Optimal Storage Environment for IBM FileNet Enterprise Content Manager

    The amount of unstructured data managed by today's enterprises is growing at an overwhelming rate. New corporate regulations and compliance requirements are making data management even more difficult. To tackle these challenges, organizations need powerful Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions along with unified and flexible storage infrastructure in order to...

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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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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    AIX Group Grows 6x Without Adding IT Staff With Lynx Technologies, VMware, and NetApp

    AIX Group, a member of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., is a property and casualty specialty insurance business that underwrites and manages unique programs. Their challenge is to create a robust, flexible, and cost-efficient IT infrastructure to support rapid business expansion, simplify administration of disparate servers and direct-attached storage and...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    NetApp and VMware Set Baldwin-Wallace College on Course to Reduce Server and Storage Costs by 45%

    Baldwin-Wallace College is a private liberal arts college, their challenge is to accommodate growing demand for IT services, enable disaster recovery, reduce costs, and maximize data center resources. Baldwin-Wallace College chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They implemented virtualize Windows environment using NetApp and VMware and achieve storage efficiency with...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Davis LLP Reduces Cost and Risk While Improving Performance With NetApp

    Davis LLP is a leading full-service law firm providing comprehensive legal services to clients through eight offices across Canada and in Japan. Their challenge is to expand and centralize an undersized, fragmented storage environment. Improve backup and recovery performance across a multinational organization. Davis LLP chose NetApp to overcome these...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    ESG Analyst Report: "Changing the Way You Purchase Storage"

    Most organizations are still buying storage based on outmoded ways of thinking. Find out why it's time to modernize your approach and the key criteria you need to consider before making your next IT investment.

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    New Storage Buying Criteria for Shared Virtual Infrastructure Request for Proposal (RFP) Template

    You can't make the best storage decisions for your business if you're not asking the right questions. Our "New Storage Buying Criteria for Shared Virtual Infrastructure RFP template" makes it easy. The template reflects the latest technology and includes the key criteria to consider before buying storage. Use it to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Virtualization - The Catalyst for Change: Best Practices for Virtualizing IBM DB2 With Technologies From VMware, Intel, and NetApp

    From an architecture and operational efficiency standpoint, virtualization offers enormous benefits for customers who virtualize compute resources in their data centers. The question to ask is not "Can one deploy virtualization technologies for the business application?" but "How fast can one deploy?" This white paper is the result of collaboration...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    50,000-Seat VMware View Deployment

    Desktop virtualization is a hot topic throughout the virtualization industry. Organizations view desktop virtualization as a way to control costs and use limited resources to manage large-scale desktop infrastructures while increasing security and deployment efficiency. NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Wyse joined forces to create an architectural design for a...

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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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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    LTU's VMware Environment Features 83% Faster Provisioning and 70% Storage Savings With NetApp

    Lawrence Technological University has been educating leaders in the middle of the Great Depression. Their challenge is to support the university's educational mission with robust, reliable information systems, reduce server sprawl, support key academic applications such as SunGard and Blackboard, and manage application and database upgrades. Lawrence Technological University chose...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    NetApp Business Intelligence Architecture Saves $3 Million

    With about 8,000 employees in more than 135 offices worldwide, NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Their challenge is to deliver near-real-time business intelligence from a global data warehouse with high availability worldwide. They implemented NetApp SnapMirror, FlexClone, and...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Consonus Guarantees Cloud-Based Data Protection and Business Continuity With NetApp Storage

    Consonus Technologies, provides resilient IT infrastructure solutions and data center services for more than 850 customers throughout the United States. Businesses today need top-notch DR and business continuity services to protect themselves from potentially crippling disruption of their IT infrastructures. Their challenge is to provide enterprise-class disaster recovery and business...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    NetApp and Microsoft Technologies Reduce Costs and Fuel Growth for Cloud Provider

    With the tagline "Guardians of Data," Microsoft Gold Certified Partner nGenX has been a pioneer in the on-demand IT services industry. Enterprise-class data protection has historically been too expensive for most SMBs to implement themselves. Their challenge is to deliver affordable, enterprise-class disaster recovery services to small and medium businesses....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    VMware Over NetApp NFS

    Server virtualization with VMware addresses the most critical problems plaguing IT shops, including server performance and reliability, escalating resource consumption, slow provisioning, and complicated data protection. However, choosing the right storage solution and the most optimal configuration are key to getting maximum efficiency out of the virtualized environment. This paper...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Integrating Sybase ASE Cluster Edition With NetApp Storage System

    This paper describes the installation and configuration of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition on an Oracle Solaris SPARC platform with NetApp storage. This is a certified configuration, so the components presented in this paper must be used in the same combination to gain support from all parties involved....

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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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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Hard Drive on the Internet - Storegate Relies on NetApp as the Storage Backbone

    Storegate is known as "Your Internet hard drive". Storegate's business idea is to offer an external hard drive to corporate and private customers, enabling them to store, access and distribute digital information in a secure, comfortable, and cost efficient way. Storegate expects from a storage platform what their customers expect...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Using NetApp Flash Cache (PAM II) in Online Transaction Processing

    NetApp Flash Cache (PAM II) is the second generation of intelligent caching modules for FAS family and V-Series storage systems. This paper shows a system that is running at its performance limit and discusses the relative merits of upgrading the system by adding additional disk drives or by adding Flash...

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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 // 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 // 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

    Making the 2010 Business Case for SRM

    Within the last few months Evaluator Group has seen a surge in interest in Storage Resource Management (SRM) applications among the enterprise storage user clients. The authors believe this is happening for at least four reasons: Networked storage environments are finally perceived to be too large and complex to manage...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Comparing the Network Performance of Windows File Sharing Environments

    Improving employee productivity is an ongoing goal for companies. Reducing time to access data in a Microsoft Windows file sharing environment can help companies achieve this goal. However, capital expenditures can be significant for the deployment of new desktops, laptops, network infrastructure, and file storage systems. Therefore, understanding the benefits...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    VMware Over NetApp NFS

    Server virtualization with VMware addresses the most critical problems plaguing IT shops, including server performance and reliability, escalating resource consumption, slow provisioning, and complicated data protection. However, choosing the right storage solution and the most optimal configuration are key to getting maximum efficiency out of the virtualized environment. This paper...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    NetApp Solution Guide: Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server Mixed Workload on Microsoft Hyper-V and NetApp Fabric MetroCluster

    Many businesses are interested in virtualization technology, and many often look for cost-effective ways to add newer and richer applications to meet their ever-growing business needs. Server virtualization addresses many issues associated with managing IT resources and provides the platforms required for these richer applications. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Upgrading to Oracle Database 11g With NetApp SnapMirror, FlexClone, and Oracle Real Application Testing

    Today, enterprises have to make sizable investments in hardware and software to roll out any infrastructure changes. For example, suppose an organization considers upgrading its databases to Oracle Database 11g to leverage its enhanced functionality and improve database performance. This would traditionally require that the enterprise invest in duplicate hardware...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Integrating Sybase ASE Cluster Edition With NetApp Storage System

    This paper describes the installation and configuration of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition on an Oracle Solaris SPARC platform with NetApp storage. This is a certified configuration, so the components presented in this paper must be used in the same combination to gain support from all parties involved....

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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 // Sep 2010

    Using Flash Cache for Exchange 2010

    Microsoft Exchange 2010 includes several improvements to support larger mailboxes at lower cost. For example, a typical Exchange 2010 mailbox size is expected to be greater than 1GB, while generating ~0.10 Input/output Operations Per Second (IOPS), compared to ~0.30 to 0.40 IOPS for Exchange 2007. This reduced level of I/O...

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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 // Jun 2009

    Best Practices for Deploying Rational ClearCase Using NetApp Storage

    IBM Rational ClearCase is an enterprise software configuration management tool that enables development teams to capture, control, and securely manage software changes through the entire cycle of software development. It provides version control, workspace management, build management, and process configurability to simplify the development process. In today's global scenario, development...

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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

    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 // Jan 2010

    VMware VSphere and ESX 3.5 Multiprotocol Performance Comparison Using FC, ISCSI, and NFS

    NetApp storage arrays and VMware vSphere natively support data access using FC, iSCSI, and NFS protocols. Because of the deployment and management differences in each protocol, determining which of these three protocols to use is one of the key steps in designing a virtualized infrastructure. With this in mind, knowing...

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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 // Apr 2009

    Solutions for SAP Development and Test Environments With NetApp Storage

    This paper addresses the challenges of designing storage solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. It describes the scenario in which the customer utilizes another vendor's storage platform to support production SAP instances while the nonproduction landscapes are supported on NetApp storage systems, it also describes the scenario in...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Managing Risk in the Cloud

    IT decision makers often find themselves of two minds when considering a move to a shared, or cloud-based, infrastructure. While the promise of cost efficiencies, scalability, and rapid provisioning compel a move to a cloud-based computing model, anxiety over one factor - security - often delays the move. Respondents to...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Best Practices for Implementing E&P Technologies for Unconventional-Resource Development

    Unstable oil prices and a global economic downturn place Exploration and Production (E&P) asset teams under pressure to more precisely characterize prospects and existing dormant assets. At the same time, data managers look to stretch shrinking information technology budgets. These challenges are particularly acute for development of unconventional resources, which...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    An Overview of the Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy Architecture

    Cloud computing removes the traditional silos within the data center and introduces a new level of flexibility and scalability to the IT organization. This flexibility addresses challenges facing enterprises and IT service providers that include rapidly changing IT landscapes, cost-reduction pressures, and the focus on time to market. A cloud...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Maximize Storage Efficiency With NetApp Thin Provisioning and Symantec Thin Reclamation

    Over the last several years the unbridled proliferation of storage systems has come under increased scrutiny. Coupled with macroeconomic pressure, storage efficiency is a key initiative for almost every company. To address this initiative, companies are increasingly turning to new approaches to realize efficiency gains. In particular, thin provisioning is...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    An Optimal Storage Environment for IBM FileNet Enterprise Content Manager

    The amount of unstructured data managed by today's enterprises is growing at an overwhelming rate. New corporate regulations and compliance requirements are making data management even more difficult. To tackle these challenges, organizations need powerful Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions along with unified and flexible storage infrastructure in order to...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Virtualization - The Catalyst for Change: Best Practices for Virtualizing IBM DB2 With Technologies From VMware, Intel, and NetApp

    From an architecture and operational efficiency standpoint, virtualization offers enormous benefits for customers who virtualize compute resources in their data centers. The question to ask is not "Can one deploy virtualization technologies for the business application?" but "How fast can one deploy?" This white paper is the result of collaboration...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    50,000-Seat VMware View Deployment

    Desktop virtualization is a hot topic throughout the virtualization industry. Organizations view desktop virtualization as a way to control costs and use limited resources to manage large-scale desktop infrastructures while increasing security and deployment efficiency. NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Wyse joined forces to create an architectural design for a...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Comprehensive Data Protection for Windows

    Microsoft Windows has become a critical part of the business. What would happen if a key business application such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Exchange were unavailable for several days? If critical documents or spreadsheets were offline - or worse, gone for good? Is the data protection strategy adequate...

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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...

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