Clustered, Scale-Out Storage

Gone are the days when organizations could afford to purchase new storage systems for each new application. Storage managers are increasingly deploying clustered scale-out storage solutions as a shared resource to increase availability, performance, and scalability while eliminating downtime and reducing the cost of storage operations. Learn more about using this approach to deploy a modern and efficient IT infrastructure in support of virtualized environments and business critical applications.


How to Calculate the Hidden Costs of Storage System Downtime

Eliminating storage downtime remains a top priority for enterprise IT professionals, according to a recent survey by NetApp. In fact, a majority of respondents said even limited system outages due to planned maintenance had become unacceptable for many of their business-critical applications. Perhaps most surprising were the hidden costs associated with storage maintenance operations—costs that can be avoided by deploying storage systems running the NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® operating system.

The Next Era of Data Storage Will Be One of Massive Scale

New technology and rapid data growth have been the drivers of each transition from one era to the next. And now we are on the verge of a new era of data growth, this one driven by mobile technologies and machine-generated data.

Enterprise Private Clouds and Scale-Out NAS Benefit From Clustered Storage

A new generation of clustered storage technology is now available, removing constraints and increasing efficiencies for IT organizations and the businesses they serve. Nondisruptive operations eliminate downtime; proven efficiencies free up budget dollars for new projects; and the ability to dynamically scale capacity, performance and operations enables companies to thrive in spite of rapid change.

Use Storage QoS to Manage Performance for Multiple Workloads

In highly virtualized and cloud environments, storage quality of service (QoS) is becoming more and more critical for preventing workloads or tenants from adversely affecting one another and for meeting service-level objectives for storage performance.

Using Clustered Storage for Nondisruptive Data Migrations

Data migrations are a fact of life within most data centers. In a recent study by TheInfoPro, IT professionals ranked storage migrations as their most time-consuming task, ahead of “perennial time sinks” such as backup administration and storage provisioning.

Use a Scalable SAN to Keep Up With Rapid Data Growth

Enterprises are struggling with an ever-increasing amount of data to store and manage. Across all industries, rapid data growth is outstripping the capacity of legacy storage systems and stretching the resources of understaffed IT organizations.

How to Eliminate Planned Downtime for Storage Systems

The cost of downtime is a major concern for organizations of all types and sizes. A disaster that causes an extended outage has the potential to put a company out of business entirely...

CERN Unlocks Secrets Of The Universe With NetApp Storage

As you read this, thousands of scientists around the world are sifting through seemingly limitless amounts of data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), searching for proof of new fundamental particles that could unlock the secrets of the universe...

A CEO Interview with PeakColo

Delivering an always-on cloud infrastructure requires a storage platform that delivers scalability, automation and agility. For a company like PeakColo, the stakes are huge...

New Benchmark Results for Unified Scale-Out Storage

When it comes to delivering performance for today’s highly virtualized enterprises, not all IOPS are created equal. There is more to benchmark results than the “big number” that usually ends up reported in the trade press, namely the maximum operations per second…