Read about the simplicity of architecting a robust infrastructure with Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 Hyper-VT in a virtual environment with NetApp® storage, to provide the ability to maintain HA for both the computing and storage resources between the primary and secondary sites and complete disaster recovery in the event of the loss of a whole site.
Most organizations are still buying storage based on outmoded ways of thinking. Find out why it's time to modernize your approach and the key criteria you need to consider before making your next IT investment.
You can't make the best storage decisions for your business if you're not asking the right questions. This new RFP template makes it easy. It reflects today's IT reality and includes the key criteria to consider so you can position your organization for the future.
This paper discusses how consolidating your Microsoft® SQL Server®, Exchange, and SharePoint® Server data along with your Windows® files using NetApp® storage for Windows environments reduces the cost of physical storage as well as ongoing management costs in Windows environments.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of a NetApp Unified Storage Architecture deployed in a VMware virtual server environment with a goal of simplifying, protecting, and consolidating physical servers hosting Microsoft applications.
This white paper highlights an architectural design for a 50,000-seat VMware View architecture created by NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Wyse. Explore how the project demonstrates the most reliable methods for deploying a scalable and easily expandable environment, anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000 seats.
For midsized firms, the benefits of reduced IT infrastructure complexity, lower power and cooling costs, and space savings are all attractive, but the real long-term benefits are related to operational efficiency. Download this paper to learn more.
On the surface, the move to consolidate IT resources and virtualize infrastructure might seem to be a straightforward exercise, but IDC found the process to be as challenging as any other high-reward project. Download this paper to learn more.
After years of adding servers and storage hardware to keep up with demand, the Balwin-Wallace College invested in an initiative to virtualize and consolidate its sprawling computing and storage infrastructure. Download this study to see the results.
Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
A critical step in moving from a shared virtualized environment toward a private cloud is the transition from infrastructure optimization to service optimization. NetApp’s design approach, technologies, and ecosystem integration build upon our storage efficiencies to deliver service-level efficiencies using centralized, policy-based management and automation. With NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, an efficient service-oriented approach can be implemented that enables storage provisioning, data protection, and operational processes to be integrated and automated. As a result, enterprises can meet workload service-level requirements while greatly reducing management costs and improving business agility.
As organizations evolve from virtualized infrastructures to private clouds, IT management must measure success by the efficiencies of the infrastructure in providing end users with flexible and cost-effective services and service levels. NetApp® OnCommand® Insight storage resource management software provides service analytics that help enterprises manage the complexity of this transition. OnCommand Insight provides a holistic view into complex multivendor and multiprotocol storage services and powerful analytics to help organizations fully leverage the promise of cloud computing.
Self-service is an advanced element of private cloud environments that improves management efficiency and business agility, as well as lowering operating expenses. A self-service environment streamlines the interaction between users and the IT department. It empowers internal consumers of IT services to request and receive appropriately configured resources on demand with minimal IT intervention. NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, the NetApp Management SDK with open APIs, and key ecosystem partnerships enable enterprises to easily integrate their orchestration solutions and custom management tools with the NetApp storage service catalog for automated storage provisioning and protection. Customers can thereby create a self-service, web-based portal that efficiently delivers IT as a service to virtualization administrators, application administrators, and users, while enabling IT staff to focus on higher value activities.
Data Fabric is NetApp’s vision for the future of data management. A data fabric seamlessly connects different data management environments across disparate clouds into a cohesive, integrated whole.
A Data Fabric enabled by NetApp® helps organizations maintain control and choice in how they manage, secure, protect, and access their data across the hybrid cloud, no matter where it is.
Although the data fabric is constantly evolving, organizations can start taking advantage of it today using NetApp technologies that enable data management and seamless data movement across the hybrid cloud.
Learn about FlexPod Select with Hadoop and how this enterprise class Hadoop has validated, pre-configured components that allow for faster deployment, higher reliability, and smoother integration with your existing applications and infrastructure.
Learn how to maximize the business value of your data by having a storage infrastructure that will easily address long-term retention policies, finds and retrieves content quickly from long-term repositories, and uses object storage efficiently.
Download this solutions guide to get a technical overview on building Hadoop on NetApp E-series storage and learn how it will effectively help deliver big analytics with pre-engineered, compatible, and supported solutions ultimately reducing the cost, schedule, and risk of do-it-yourself systems.