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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    NetApp for the Private Cloud: Enable the Delivery of ITaaS

    Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organisations 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 firewall to...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC: Storage User Demand Study on Adoption of Public Cloud and Other Third-Party Storage Services

    This report focuses on analysing current and future deployments of enterprise storage systems for particular data uses ranging from major enterprise applications to various segments of the IT infrastructure support to storage infrastructures within public cloud datacentres. Download this report and learn more insights on adoption of third-party storage services.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    NetApp Delivers Efficiency at Scale

    This ESG report explores how NetApp Data ONTAP can help organisations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation for non-disruptive operations, operational efficiency and on-demand IT services. Download this report and learn how to create dynamic, non-disruptive environment that supports...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Flash Storage For Dummies (South Africa)

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/Ointensive applications. Find out more...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud - India

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud - Asia

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    ESG Spotlight: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Storage QoS

    This ESG Lab Spotlight explores how NetApp Data ONTAP 8.2 Storage QoS can help organizations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation for non-disruptive operations, operational flexibility and efficiency, and on-demand IT services.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Nondisruptive Operations and Clustered Data ONTAP

    As IT operations become more and more critical to business, no downtime can be tolerated. Downtime causes lost business, poor customer satisfaction, and competitive weakness. Today’s “always-on” data centers are all about how the underlying infrastructure provides continuous data availability to the applications despite changing business needs. Read more.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    FlexPod Infrastructure Guide for 2014

    This informative paper explores how one company easily and affordably implemented a data storage operating system that provides nondisruptive operations, proven efficiency, seamless scalability and much more. Read on to learn more.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Buyer's Guide to Private Cloud Storage Array

    The DCIG 2013 Private Cloud Storage Array Buyer’s Guide assists organizations in making decisions about which storage solution to use as a private cloud platform for some or all of their critical applications. This Buyer’s Guide covers private cloud storage arrays with capacities that have maximum capacities in the hundreds...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Technical Report: Using NetApp and VMWAre to Build Your Cloud

    Many organisations are recognising the importance of their virtualised systems and how they can work more efficiently. Find out some insights on how on to build your own cloud at the same time lowering maintenance costs and reduce the time required to implement new applications and solutions.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Case Study: Mission Australia: Better Serving the Community

    Most of organisations or businesses wanted to respond to their clients faster and more efficiently. This study gives you an idea on how to drive value-add IT projects and the ability to scale up and down as well as increase performance effectively. Download this case study today to learn...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Solution Brief: VMware vSphere Built on FlexPod Data Center Solution

    It gives you a solution brief on how to standardize configurations and processes for consistent deployments that eliminate guesswork, enabling your organization to efficiently transform your data center with minimal risk. Also, on how to reduce risk with an always-on architecture and built-in high-availability redundancy at each layer.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Executive Summary: Clustered Data ONTAP Delivers Foundation for Software-defined Storage

    This executive summary explores about traditional data centers, with infrastructure silos built around applications, limit responsiveness. Explains how it helps deliver on the promise of software-defined storage today, increasing IT agility and speeding delivery of services.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prepare for IT as a Service with the Right Storage Architecture

    Check out this informative paper to learn how to prepare for IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) with the right storage architecture. Discover some of the must-have storage attributes of a private cloud infrastructure and the emerging role of open standards. Read on to learn more.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Forrester Total Economic Impact Report- Cloud Infrastructure with Clustered Data ONTAP

    This Forrester study was commissioned by NetApp and highlights the costs and benefits of deploying a cloud infrastructure using Data ONTAP across the enterprise. The results of this study can be used as a guide for enterprises to determine the appropriate benefits for their particular environment. Read on to learn...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The Insider's Guide to Evaluating Private Cloud Storage Array

    This informative guide represents months of rigorous research that your organization can leverage to kick start its evaluation process. Read on to learn which private cloud array will qualify as best-in-class for your company .

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Best of Breed Private Cloud with NetApp and Windows Server 2012

    Check out this white paper to learn the benefits of a private cloud and discover how deploying one private cloud solution can provide: consolidated resources, flexible services, easy provisioning of new environments and more.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    ESG Spotlight lab on SnapVault

    This ESG Lab Spotlight explores how NetApp Data ONTAP 8.2 SnapVault can help organizations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data protection environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation for nondisruptive operations, operational flexibility and efficiency, and on-demand IT services.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    ESG Lab validation with 8.2 and FAS3200

    Businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve resource efficiency and ROI. This atmosphere, combined with the nearly ubiquitous adoption of server virtualization, increasingly complex IT environments, and a shortage of employees with the proper skill sets, has increased the focus on newer technologies such as desktop virtualization and cloud...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Do you Have an Enterprise-wide Cloud Strategy?

    Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction, and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. But as cloud models continue to mature, IT leaders face a number of decision points as they seek to maximize...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Whitepaper: Deploying Flash in the Enterprise - Choices to Optimize Performance and Cost

    Flash is quickly emerging as the preferred way to overcome the nagging performance limitations of hard disk drives. However, because flash comes at a significant price premium, outright replacement of HDDs with flash only makes sense in situations in which capacity requirements are relatively small and performance requirements are high....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Silverton Whitepaper: NetApp SAN performance and Clustered ONTAP

    Storage systems today must match agility with diversified I/O performance to satisfy an enterprise's changing needs. In their review, Silverton Consulting ranks the NetApp FAS6240 Clustered SAN, as an Enterprise OLTP “Champion of Champions.” Read the results of their benchmark testing and the features that impressed them the most.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Providing the Best-of-Breed Private Cloud with NetApp and Windows Server 2012

    Great things can happen when top technology providers partner up to deliver best-of-breed cloud solutions. Learn why NetApp was selected Microsoft Private Cloud Partner of the Year in 2012.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Report: Delivering Customer Value with Enterprise Flash Deployments

    When it comes to flash, "one size does not fit all." IDC examines recent flash trends in enterprise storage deployments. This includes: highlighting how SSDs are filling in gaps of existing storage systems when coupled with intelligent archiving and automated tiering, the pros and cons of different SSD approaches, and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    IDC: Delivering Customer Value with Enterprise Flash Deployments

    When it comes to flash, “one size does not fit all.” IDC examines recent flash trends in enterprise storage deployments, highlighting how SSDs are filling in gaps of existing storage systems when coupled with intelligent archiving and automated tiering, the pros and cons of different SSD approaches, and tips to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    VMware vSphere 5 on NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1 Operating in Cluster-Mode

    Technical Report - This document aligns the server hypervisor with the storage hypervisor by prescribing the best practices for deploying VMware® vSphere® 5 on Cluster-Mode

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Denver Broncos Success Story

    Learn how efficient NetApp IT empowers the Denver Broncos to invest in the future by providing asychronous disaster recovery and data protection.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    NetApp FAS6240 Clustered SAN Champion of Champions

    Storage systems today must match agility with diversified I/O performance to satisfy an enterprise’s changing needs. In their review, Silverton Consulting ranks the NetApp FAS6240 Clustered SAN, as an Enterprise OLTP “Champion of Champions.” Read the results of their benchmark testing and the features that impressed them the most.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    ESG Whitepaper FlexPod Your Gateway to the Private Cloud

    A private cloud needs to be built on a rock-solid data foundation. Learn why FlexPod is the solution of choice to enable an efficient and easily-managed cloud infrastructure.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    ESG Whitepaper Maximizing Private Cloud Benefits with an Efficient Storage Foundation

    How can you make sure that your private cloud is agile, responsive, and efficient? NetApp offers private cloud technology that aligns with the following recommendations from Enterprise Strategy Group: Optimize storage to fully realize the benefits of server virtualization and private cloud Treat storage efficiency as a...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    The NetApp Agile Data Infrastructure

    Monumental data growth brings new opportunities to users and companies but taxes the resources of IT organizations. A new infrastructure is needed, one that brings forward the concepts of intelligent, immortal, and infinite data management. NetApp's agile data infrastructure is designed to simplify IT complexity in today's data-driven world.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Best Practices for Shared Infrastructure Data Storage in the Federal Government

    To establish the most effective shared infrastructure data storage environment for the Federal Government as it embraces cloud computing, it is necessary to examine all parts of the IT stack, including enterprise storage. New best practices in shared infrastructure data storage can dramatically improve the cost, flexibility, and environmental impact...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    NetApp: Building Next Generation Agile Storage

    "Next generation storage" used to refer to scale-out storage systems. Now that we're seeing a broad transition to such systems, it begs the question: what's the next, next generation storage system? What types of systems will be required to enable widespread server virtualization and always-on availability to support cloud services?...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Solving Agencies' Big Data Challenges: PED for On-the-Fly Decisions

    With the growing volumes of rich sensor data and imagery used today to derive meaningful intelligence, government agencies need to address the challenges posed by these big datasets. NetApp provides a scalable, unified single pool of storage to better handle your processing and analysis of data to drive actionable intelligence...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    NetApp Storage Solutions for Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination

    With the growing volumes of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data captured by a myriad of sensors for motion imagery, satellite imagery and data, radar feeds, and aerial surveillance, government agencies need to address the challenges posed by these "big" datasets to ingest data, analyze content, and turn datasets into...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    The Federal Mandate for Data Center Consolidation

    The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) addresses decades of redundant IT investments that have resulted in a costly, unsustainable, and inefficient IT infrastructure. Redundant infrastructure investments, coupled with the inability to share resources and data across multiple agencies, is driving the federal government to implement a shared infrastructure and...

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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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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    NetApp Business Continuity Solutions for Oracle Virtualized Grid Environment

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

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Enterprise Backup and Recovery Methodologies for Oracle

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

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Development and Test Solution for Microsoft SQL Server

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

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    NetApp Solutions for Service Providers

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

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Achieving Network Convergence: Deploying FCoE Into the Data Center

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

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  • White Papers // 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 // Oct 2009

    Consolidate and Virtualize Your Windows Environment With NetApp and VMware

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

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Streamlining Data Management for Petrotechnical Applications

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

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  • White Papers // 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 // May 2010

    VMware vSphere and NetApp Storage Best Practices

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

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

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

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

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

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

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

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

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

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

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

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

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

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    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 // 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 // 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 // Jul 2010

    Oracle on NetApp NFS: A Database Implementation Over NFSv3 and NFSv4

    This paper discusses the advantages of architecting storage solutions in an Oracle Database environment using the Network File System (NFS) on NetApp storage. NetApp NFS offers significant advantages for suitable environments, including ease of management, decreased cost, simplified data protection and provisioning, and performance and scalability benefits. Best practices and...

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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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