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  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Homebuilder Reduces Backup Work by 80%, Frees Up IT Staff with Cloud Solution

    Metricon lowered the cost and time spent protecting rapidly growing data while keeping backed-up information readily accessible with a hybrid cloud solution backed by NetApp AltaVault and Microsoft Azure.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Hybrid Clouds: Deriving the Biggest Business Impact

    The steady growth of Hybrid Cloud signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    CIO Report: Hybrid Cloud Requires a Transition from IT Service Builder to IT Service Broker

    According to a worldwide survey of IT executives, their organizations are already deploying multiple cloud models, and they expect that more than half of their IT services will be delivered via the cloud three years from now.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Enterprise Tech Report: Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data

    Find out how new hybrid cloud architectures enable you to take advantage of public cloud resources from Amazon, Microsoft, and others while keeping your enterprise firmly in the driver‘s seat. You’ll learn how you can benefit from the elastic compute power of public clouds and still maintain control over your...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Converting Real Estate Property Data into Actionable Information

    RP Data continuously collects and manages complex real estate property data and imagery from numerous disparate sources. Read more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Benefits of NetApp Flash for Database Workloads

    This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. It also reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio. Download this report now to find out more.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    CIO Guide: Hybrid Cloud Use Cases That Reduce TCO and Drive Business Value

    This CIO Guide examines several innovative solutions from NetApp that enable organizations to leverage Microsoft Azure in a hybrid cloud environment. NetApp AltaVault helps organizations to lower costs and reduces backup and archiving risks, while NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure improves disaster recovery and deploys primary enterprise workloads.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    NetApp Is Accelerating Your Data Protection Strategy to the Clouds

    This white paper, written by Enterprise Strategy Group Senior Analyst, Jason Buffingtonn, and Research Analyst Monya Keanes, explores how organizations are using the cloud for backup and recovery and how AltaVault fits into that ecosystem. 

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    State of California Technical Case Study

    California is the world’s eighth-largest economy, and its IT challenges exceed those of many national governments. That was particularly true during the budget crisis that began in 2008. In the face of severe budget cutbacks, state agencies needed to radically change the way they operated to keep meeting their missions...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    ESG: NetApp Multi-Cloud Private Storage: Take Charge of Your Cloud Data 

    75% of enterprise-scale organizations currently use some type of cloud service. With major cloud providers continually competing to offer new capabilities and low prices, choice abounds. No single cloud is guaranteed to meet all your needs today and in the future. Opt for a more flexible solution. Download this paper...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Your BT Agenda Demands A Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy

    This Forrester research report emphasizes that how CIOs handle storage will heavily influence their cloud success. Henry Baltazar of Forrester claims that although the road to hybrid clouds will not be short or easy, hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises.

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  • eBooks // Jun 2015

    CIO eBook: Cloud-Integrated Storage: Save Money and Drive Backup Efficiency

    This eBook, written by CIO, highlights how organizations can save money and drive backup efficiency with cloud-integrated storage solutions such as NetApp AltaVault.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: The Business Benefits of Unified Storage

    Data storage in the corporate environment has become increasingly complex. IT leaders face significant challenges in effectively storing and managing data. This report takes a detailed look into the challenges of data storage and examines how NetApp offers the capabilities that can benefit businesses and maximise efficiency.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    NetApp FAS2500 Series: Delivering best-in-class value and capability

    NetApp FAS2500 hybrid storage arrays provide more value for your money than any other systems in their class. FAS2500 simplifies the task of managing growth in house and in the cloud by providing support for a broader range of workloads along with seamless scaling of performance and capacity. Read the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG Report: Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

    This ESG whitepaper was commissioned by NetApp discusses that 41% of ESG research respondents reported that the cloud enabled them to realise IT cost reductions with 26% seeing improvements in productivity. Learn how you can achieve these benefits by reviewing common IT scenarios detailed in private and hybrid cloud, data...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Forrester Report: Cloud Management in a Hybrid Cloud World

    In this report, it explains how the Infrastructure and Operations role changes in a hybrid cloud world, how I&O professionals need to accelerate the cloud application delivery life cycle to exceed business expectations of cloud, and which cloud management capabilities I&O must master to take on the role of hybrid...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Cost Advantages of NetApp FlexPod Datacenter with VMware

    This whitepaper focuses on the NetApp FlexPod Datacenter offering. It compares NetApp’s capabilities to both VCE and EMC at a high level as well as demonstrating value via the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Reducing Total Cost of Ownership with Flash Storage

    This whitepaper explores several of the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits associated with flash storage compared to those of traditional hard disk storage environments. Experiences of customers with NetApp flash storage solutions demonstrate how deployment of flash storage can translate into a lower TCO than that provided by traditional...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Lab Evaluation of NetApp- Hybrid Array with Flash Pool Technology

    NetApp commissioned Demartek to evaluate the effectiveness of Flash Pool with different types and numbers of hard disk drives using an online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, and to evaluate the performance of Flash Pool in a clustered Data ONTAP environment during a cluster storage node failover scenario. In...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Delivering Customer Value with Enterprise Flash Deployments

    In this whitepaper, IDC examines the growing use of flash technology across the enterprise and how the technology is being deployed to improve performance and efficiency. This whitepaper explores various aspects associated with deploying flash technology and discusses the importance of a full portfolio of flash solutions that is designed...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    IDC: Enterprise Storage:  The Foundation for Application and Enterprise Availability

    Learn how storage environments can help address high-availability needs and identify critical features necessary for businesses to meet the bar for six 9s availability. You’ll also see how two customers have leveraged NetApp storage solutions to meet their stringent requirements for uptime as they manage dynamic, high-growth businesses.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG: NetApp Multi-Cloud Private Storage: Take Charge of Your Cloud Data 

    75% of enterprise-scale organizations currently use some type of cloud service. With major cloud providers continually competing to offer new capabilities and low prices, choice abounds. No single cloud is guaranteed to meet all your needs today and in the future. Opt for a more flexible solution. Download this paper...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    CIO Mag:  Hybrid Clouds: Deriving the Biggest Business Impact

    The steady growth of HYBRID CLOUDS signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG:  The Evolving Public Cloud Landscape

    ESG research indicates that the corporate usage of public cloud computing in the form of cloud-based infrastructure services, business applications , and/or application development continues to grow. What are the profiles of the organizations at the forefront of the cloud adoption movement, how are these services being leveraged today, and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG:  Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

    41% of ESG research respondents reported that the cloud enabled them to realize IT cost reductions with 26% seeing improvements in productivity. Learn how you can achieve these benefits by reviewing common IT scenarios detailed in private and hybrid cloud, data protection, BYOD and data movement use cases.

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  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Hybrid Cloud for Dummies eBook

    IT organizations need the right tools and technologies to make hybrid cloud strategies a flexible and efficient reality for their organizations. Learn how to address inhibitors to cloud adoption, recognize data challenges in the cloud and seamlessly move data in the cloud.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Overcoming the Cloud Storage Challenge: Building and Operating Real Hybrid Clouds Today with NetApp

    This report examines the most common hybrid cloud architectures and the storage management factors required for IT to extend their data center with efficiency. Learn about the keys to successfully implementing a hybrid cloud approach.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    CIO Study: Hybrid Cloud Requires a Transition from IT Service Builder to IT Service Broker

    According to a worldwide survey of IT executives,their organizations are already deploying multiple cloud models, and they expect that more than half of their IT services will be delivered via the cloud three years from now.

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Orange Business Services: A Telecom Business Reinvents Itself for the Cloud Era

    When your industry's revenue projections flatten, how can you break away and continue to grow? Learn how Orange Business Services leveraged NetApp storage to reinvent their company by becoming a cloud services provider and exceeded their revenue goals of zero to €500 million by 2015.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Gartner: Converged Infrastructure: Utopia or Myopia?

    Gartner predicts that the next generation technology will evolve integrated and converged infrastructure to be in step with applications and service delivery. Convergent designs will focus on performance, capacity, provisioning, service demands, infrastructure optimization and cloud stacks.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Gartner: Become a Cloud Enabler by Following Our Eight Steps to Hybrid IT

    With cloud computing usage growing rapidly, the role of I&O must expand to ensure the most effective and efficient use of cloud offerings. These eight steps teach I&O professionals how to act as internal cloud service brokers and facilitate a successful transition to hybrid IT.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG: Public Cloud Trends

    Early server virtualization was based on consolidation and cost containment. Today, automation, elasticity, and usage-based tracking is transforming virtualized data centers into private cloud infrastructures.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    NetApp Best Hybrid Cloud Insights

    This collection of insights, market trends and best practice recommendations, suggest ideas that are relevant for any organization evaluating or managing a hybrid cloud environment. NetApp enables unrestricted yet secure movement of data across any public and private clouds, allowing you to move to hybrid cloud architectures.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Rent, Lease or Buy: Choosing the best cloud storage consumption model to fit your business requirements

    As business requirements drive the need for a hybrid cloud strategy, companies must determine how best to run their applications and manage their data-whether in their private data center, near the cloud, or in the cloud. Hyperscale cloud providers offer excellent flexibility by allowing customers to buy raw resources in...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Enterprise Tech:  Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data

    Find out how new hybrid cloud architectures enable you to take advantage of public cloud resources from Amazon, Microsoft, and others while keeping your enterprise firmly in the driver‘s seat. You’ll learn how you can benefit from the elastic compute power of public clouds and still maintain control over your...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Enterprise Tech: Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data.

    The report looks at the operational and financial benefits that companies can expect to see through Cloud services. By capitalizing on private cloud and by using cloud services companies can have the flexibility to grow, maintain control of their data without expanding their data centers. They can also be more...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon View

    Enabling the workforce to work remotely is convenient for employees, but not so convenient for IT. The decision to virtualise desktops requires planning from multiple aspects of IT including storage, applications, and infrastructure. How can IT professionals make sure all these aspects are in sync to allow employees to work...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Flash Storage for Dummies

    This eBook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. Check it out to discover and learn all you need to: Optimise storage performance Leverage server flash as storage cache Identify workloads well suited for all-flash storage Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure

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  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    NetApp Hybrid Array with Flash Pool Technology

    NetApp commissioned Demartek to evaluate the effectiveness of Flash Pool with different types and numbers of hard disk drives using an online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, and to evaluate the performance of Flash Pool in a clustered Data ONTAP environment during a cluster storage node failover scenario. In...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    RP Data Turns Mountains of Property Data into Valuable Insights

    A 70% reduction in data processing time enables RP Data to deliver faster access to valuable property information for the real estate sector. Discover how RP Data turns mountains of property data into valuable insights for customers.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Converting Real Estate Property Data into Actionable Information

    RP Data continuously collects and manages complex real estate property data and imagery from numerous disparate sources. Read more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Benefits of NetApp Flash for Database Workloads

    This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. It also reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio. Download this report now to find out more.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Homebuilder Reduces Backup Work by 80%, Frees Up IT Staff with Cloud Solution

    Metricon lowered the cost and time spent protecting rapidly growing data while keeping backed-up information readily accessible with a hybrid cloud solution backed by NetApp AltaVault and Microsoft Azure.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Hybrid Clouds: Deriving the Biggest Business Impact

    The steady growth of Hybrid Cloud signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    CIO Report: Hybrid Cloud Requires a Transition from IT Service Builder to IT Service Broker

    According to a worldwide survey of IT executives, their organizations are already deploying multiple cloud models, and they expect that more than half of their IT services will be delivered via the cloud three years from now.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Enterprise Tech Report: Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data

    Find out how new hybrid cloud architectures enable you to take advantage of public cloud resources from Amazon, Microsoft, and others while keeping your enterprise firmly in the driver‘s seat. You’ll learn how you can benefit from the elastic compute power of public clouds and still maintain control over your...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • 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 // 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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  • Podcasts // Mar 2011

    Addressing Data Management and IT Infrastructure Challenges in a SharePoint Environment - Podcast

    In this podcast, SharePoint server expert Michael Noel will cover key topics around SharePoint infrastructure sprawl and high-availability, including reasons why SharePoint infrastructure grows quickly, how to address sprawl, high-availability at the web tier and high-availability database tier. Michael will also cover topics such as backup and restore requirements, site...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Live Webcast Series: Learn how to build your shared IT infrastructure

    Start today by registering for our three-part live Webcast series, which will offer interactive Q&A and featuring leading analysts, peer perspectives, NetApp experts, and strategic solution partners, including Cisco and VMware. Register now for all three Webcasts in the series. Your Roadmap to the Cloud Learn the steps...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 // 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 // Feb 2009

    Using Integrated Snapshot Backup Feature of IBM DB2 9.5 With NetApp Storage System

    This paper describes how to meet challenges posed by shrinking backup and recovery windows using the integrated storage Snapshot features of DB2 9.5. Regardless of the size of the database or the level of activity on the storage system, a Snapshot copy takes only a few seconds to create. The...

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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

    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 // Oct 2008

    Disaster Recovery Solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server User Sites Using SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

    Innovative NetApp technologies enable organizations to extract benefits out of their SharePoint deployments in the area of backing up and restoring these. The various technologies empower the SharePoint administrator to design a robust backup management strategy to protect the organization's SharePoint resources. NetApp provides industry-leading solutions in the areas of...

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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 2007

    Storage Performance Management: Monitoring Storage Performance Using NetApp Operations Manager

    With business infrastructures constantly growing more complex, IT professionals need the knowledge, skills, and tools to quickly identify potential bottlenecks in each element of the infrastructure and take corrective action, preferably before a problem becomes severe enough to be noticed. Of all the elements in the IT infrastructure, storage is...

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  • White Papers // May 2007

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Best Practices Guide

    Corporate messaging has become mission critical in nearly all organizations. Along with this critical importance come additional constraints for information technology organizations. Not only do they have to deal with requests for increased user mailbox sizes and additional users, they need to ensure high availability for their messaging infrastructure while...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2003

    SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange Best Practices

    This paper is intended to be a best practice guide and is for experienced Microsoft Exchange administrators who have read the Network Appliance SnapDrive and SnapManager for Exchange installation and administration guides. Readers of this best practice guide should have a solid understanding of the Exchange storage architecture and Exchange...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2007

    Total Cost Comparison: NetApp vs. EMC Solutions for Windows File Services Consolidation

    Once companies have made the decision to consolidate their Windows file services environments, a key consideration for many is which storage platform will provide the lowest total cost. This independent research by Mercer Management Consulting reviews the cost of acquiring, deploying, operating, and managing EMC Celerra and NetApp FAS environments....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2007

    Effective Practices for Data Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Effective information and data management (also known as information lifecycle management) consists of managing data from its creation to when it is no longer needed. In the upstream oil and gas industry, this involves actually managing the ever-increasing volume of data that oil and gas enterprises generate, while also managing...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    NetApp Virtualization Solutions for Citrix XenApp Environments

    Server virtualization has emerged as the most dramatic market trend of the decade and has resulted in millions of dollars in savings. The positive effects on business, technical and operational environments are still emerging and virtualization has delivered on the promise to reduce power, cooling and space requirements - anywhere...

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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 // 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 // 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 // Mar 2009

    Verification Test With MetroCluster in a Xen Environment

    This paper discusses the results of functional testing of MetroCluster in a Citrix XenServer environment. Proper operation is verified along with expected behavior during each of the test cases. Specific equipment, software, and functional failover tests are included along with results. The tests and results described in this paper complement...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery Solutions for PostgreSQL Database on NetApp Storage Systems

    As open source databases continue to grow and mature and with the continuing shift to control corporate spending, more and more corporations are turning to open source databases such as PostgreSQL and MySQL as viable alternatives for some applications instead of using commercial databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    SMB 2.0 - Next Generation CIFS Protocol in Data ONTAP

    Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0 is the next version of the Common Internet File System (CIFS)/SMB protocol. CIFS can also be considered as SMB 1.0. This paper describes the SMB 2.0 features, configuration details, and its implementation in Data ONTAP 7.3.1. This paper also describes SMB 2.0 benefits over CIFS...

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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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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    SAP Co-Innovation Lab Data Center Provisions "Green" Landscapes With Flexible NetApp Solutions

    Launched in Palo Alto, California in June 2007, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab offers a hands-on environment where SAP and its customers and partners can collaborate on new business applications and technologies. Co-Innovation Lab wanted to implement flexible, scalable storage to enable rapid provisioning of SAP development environments, or "Landscapes," to...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    City of Eden Prairie Runs on NetApp to Protect Critical 24x7 Services With Dollar-Saving Efficiency

    The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is home to more than 62,000 people and about 2,200 businesses, including the Minnesota Vikings National Football League franchise. The City of Eden Prairie implemented storage to complement VMware efficiencies and boost performance and availability for critical city services. The City of Eden Prairie...

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