Date Added: Sep 2009
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 extensive storage skills or storage administrator support. This can drastically reduce both storage and administrative costs for supporting application development efforts within the enterprise. In this paper the author discusses the solutions that address the challenges faced by DBAs in supporting application development and testing. These solutions are based on NetApp's technologies and bring tremendous savings in time, resource utilization, and effort.