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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 // 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 // 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 // Dec 2009

    NetApp Storage Best Practices for Microsoft Virtualization

    This technical report (TR) provides guidelines and best practices for integrated architectures and implementations of Microsoft? Hyper-V with NetApp? storage solutions. The NetApp technologies discussed in this technical report are important to achieving an integrated storage solution that is cost effective, operationally efficient, flexible, and environment friendly.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    ESG Report: Storage Efficiency Strategies for Microsoft Application Environments

    This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks. Readers will also learn why recent changes in Microsoft infrastructures, including the introduction of a server operating system and a server virtualization...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    IDC: IDC Expert ROI Spotlight

    This research paper outlines how the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General realized a three year ROI if 202% by using NetApp solutions to reduce infrastructure costs, increase user productivity, reduce downtime, and improve IT staff efficiency. Learn how they achieved annual benefits such as: ? Average of $556K in avoided...

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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 // Dec 2009

    PowerVM Virtualization and NetApp Storage: Best Practices

    IBM Power Systems servers coupled with PowerVM technology enable clients to build a dynamic infrastructure, reducing costs, managing risk, and improving service levels. By using NetApp storage solutions as the underlying storage, customers can make the best use of NetApp virtualization technologies, including virtual data center backup and restore with...

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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 // Nov 2009

    TCO Study: Managing Data Growth, Improving Performance, and Enhancing Disaster Preparedness with Storage and Server Virtualization

    Find out how NetApp and VMware customer, Tucson Electric Power, improved disaster preparedness while saving money, by standardizing on NetApp? storage and launching an aggressive server virtualization program.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Business Case Study: Assessing Storage Efficiency within NetApp's Data Centers

    This report looks at ways NetApp IT was able to put into practices what the company has been saying to its customers for some time: That the use of NetApp storage offers such efficiency that it can save companies significantly more money and management time than the use of an...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    ESG: Driving Storage Efficiency in SAN Environments

    Today's IT organizations need to operate on slimmer budgets while managing the increased demands of the data center. This ESG paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    NetApp Solutions Guide: 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 document 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // Nov 2009

    Uninterrupted Data Availability With NetApp MetroCluster and DB2 9.7 High-Availability Feature

    For today's enterprises 24x7 data availability is not an option but a necessity to succeed in an ever-increasing competitive environment. With globalization, data growth, and business reliance on data, enterprises today operate in an extremely complex environment and are more susceptible to interruptions than in the past. Organizations recognize the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    NetApp, Cisco, and VMware Deliver End-to-End Secure Multi-Tenancy

    Off late IT infrastructure too often suffers from siloed server and storage resources - leading to low utilization, gross inefficiency, and an inability to respond quickly and flexibly to changing business needs. The arrival of cloud computing - and the adoption of cloud infrastructure to deliver IT as a service...

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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 // Oct 2009

    Best Practices for File System Alignment in Virtual Environments

    This paper provides guidelines for preventing, detecting, and correcting file system misalignment issues for virtual machines hosted on VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer infrastructures. File system misalignment is a known issue in virtual environments and can cause performance issues for VMs. The steps outlined in this paper should...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    A Continuous Availability Solution for Virtual Infrastructure

    As enterprise customers look to virtualization as a cost-effective means to simplify their server environment, they realize the importance of a highly available storage environment. It is critical to address single points of failure scenarios. Planning a robust High-Availability (HA) infrastructure solution for virtual data center environments is of utmost...

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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 // 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 // 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

    Storage Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: NetApp Is the Technology Partner of Choice

    Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a reality, and forward-thinking IT organizations are moving quickly to evolve existing IT infrastructures to include cloud capabilities that provide IT as a Service (ITaaS). Shared cloud infrastructure has created new requirements for secure multi-tenancy, service automation, data mobility, storage efficiency, and integrated data protection....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Storage Infrastructure for Cloud Computing NetApp Is the Technology Partner of Choice

    Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a reality, and forward-thinking IT organizations are moving quickly to evolve existing IT infrastructures to include cloud capabilities that provide IT as a Service (ITaaS). Shared cloud infrastructure has created new requirements for secure multi-tenancy, service automation, data mobility, storage efficiency, and integrated data protection....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Building a Data Center for Cloud Computing Transform Your Storage Environment to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency

    Data centers are at a crossroad. Massive data growth, tough economic conditions, and physical data center limitations (power, heat, space) are exerting extreme pressure on traditional IT infrastructures. Additionally, many companies seek to deploy IT architectures that support new, service-based business models. Finding ways to take cost, complexity, and associated...

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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 // 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 // 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 // Aug 2009

    Delivering IT as a Service for Virtualized Data Centers

    As the IT landscape rapidly changes, cost reduction pressures, focus on time to market, and employee empowerment are compelling enterprises and IT service providers to develop innovative strategies to address these challenges. The cloud computing approach to IT service delivery has become a key area requiring attention. The abstraction of...

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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 // 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 // Jul 2009

    Looking Beyond the Hype: Evaluating Data Deduplication Solutions

    Data deduplication is an important new technology that is quickly being embraced by users as they struggle to control data proliferation. By eliminating redundant data objects, an immediate benefit is obtained through space efficiencies. When choosing a deduplication product, however, it is important to consider all aspects of design, including...

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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 // 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 // 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 // Oct 2008

    Why Visibility and Manageability Are Critical to the Adoption of iSCSI

    This paper explores some of the challenges that have slowed the adoption of iSCSI and discusses several ways to optimize iSCSI SANs. It also details several policies that can be created to maximize the reliability, security, and performance of iSCSI SANs. The paper concludes with a brief overview of NetApp...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    NetApp LKM Appliance With Brocade Encryption Solutions

    Brocade and NetApp have combined forces to provide a robust and scalable encryption solution with an industry-proven key management solution - NetApp Lifetime Key Management (LKM) Appliance. As their fourth generation key management platform, NetApp LKM Appliance offers the same FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification found in the NetApp DataFort...

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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...

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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 // 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...

    Provided By NetApp

  • 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...

    Provided By NetApp

  • 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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  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Nov 2009

    Uninterrupted Data Availability With NetApp MetroCluster and DB2 9.7 High-Availability Feature

    For today's enterprises 24x7 data availability is not an option but a necessity to succeed in an ever-increasing competitive environment. With globalization, data growth, and business reliance on data, enterprises today operate in an extremely complex environment and are more susceptible to interruptions than in the past. Organizations recognize the...

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