Is OpenStack Grizzly Ready for Deployment? sponsored by NetApp
The recent OpenStack Summit illustrated just how far the OpenStack platform has come over the last six months. Certainly, the hype hasn’t abated: Almost all of my customer conversations about internal cloud infrastructure now include OpenStack, and nearly every day I hear of another production deployment.
Storage Automation, Self-Service and Provisioning for a Microsoft Private Cloud sponsored by NetApp
The annual Microsoft Management Summit has become a key source of information and training for IT professionals building private clouds based on Windows Server® and System Center. One of the top rated sessions at this year’s event was presented by NetApp and focused on storage automation, self-service and provisioning.
Use a Virtual Storage Appliance for Remote Site Data Protection sponsored by NetApp
Remote sites no longer have to be quite so remote. In fact, with a virtual storage appliance (VSA), your remote servers can have all of the data protection and advanced functionality of a fully featured network storage array.
Revlon Realizes Benefits of Private Cloud Storage sponsored by NetApp
When it came time to build Revlon’s private cloud, CIO David Giambruno began by standardizing systems and technology on a global scale. According to the Revlon CIO, "Simplification equals speed, and that speed provides agility. We do what the business needs—only faster, cheaper and better."
Using Clustered Storage for Nondisruptive Data Migrations sponsored by NetApp
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.
When to Consider an All-Flash Array sponsored by NetApp
New flash-based storage options are motivating IT professionals to reconsider the mix of storage media in their data centers. Some are even starting to question how much longer spinning hard drives will play a role in their infrastructure.
Use a Scalable SAN to Keep Up With Rapid Data Growth sponsored by NetApp
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.
Three Reasons to Update Your Next Storage RFP sponsored by NetApp
Here are some tips and resources for crafting an updated storage RFP to address the three most commonly cited reasons for buying new storage systems: the need for more capacity, the desire for a technology refresh, and the need for increased performance.
NetApp Flash Pool and Flash Cache: A Deep Dive sponsored by NetApp
This article provides a closer look at the hardware elements that enable our hybrid flash arrays: NetApp® Flash Cache™ and NetApp Flash Pool™.
Top Storage Trends for 2013 sponsored by NetApp
Looking at the key storage trends for 2013, we predict it will be another big year for solid-state technologies. Flash will be applied broadly to a wide range of workloads, from virtualized servers and desktops to online transaction processing (OLTP) to file services...
NetApp Brings Private Storage to Amazon Web Services sponsored by NetApp
Now, for the first time, storage professionals have the option to combine the strengths of enterprise storage and data management with the elasticity and cost efficiencies of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
How to Eliminate Planned Downtime for Storage Systems sponsored by NetApp
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....
Three Options for Optimizing Flash in Your Storage Infrastructure sponsored by NetApp
Flash is a game-changing technology for the storage industry. When combined with intelligent caching software, flash can speed access to critical data and improve the efficiency of your entire storage infrastructure...
NetApp Data ONTAP Is Now the Industry’s No. 1 Storage OS sponsored by NetApp
What do network storage systems and smartphones have in common? In both cases, the software defines the user experience and separates the leaders from the rest of the pack...
CERN Unlocks Secrets Of The Universe With An Agile Data Infrastructure sponsored by NetApp
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...
Architecting the Virtual Environment: SANs vs. NAS sponsored by NetApp
In today's virtual environments, one of the most important decisions is whether to deploy a SAN or NAS for the storage infrastructure...
A CEO Interview with PeakColo sponsored by NetApp
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...
Tips for Test Driving a Cloud Service sponsored by NetApp
Are you in the process of evaluating a cloud service? IDC forecasts that over half of all midsize firms in the United States will use cloud capabilities by the end of 2012...
Building Private Clouds with Windows Server 2012 sponsored by NetApp
After a comprehensive beta-test phase and over 500,000 downloads of the release candidate version, the production release of Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 is now available...
Survey Highlights Private Cloud Benefits Beyond Virtualization sponsored by NetApp
Private cloud projects are often justified based on anticipated cost savings or as an extension of existing virtualization environments. However, the number one benefit of deploying a private cloud is agility, according to a survey of enterprise IT decision-makers who have already deployed private cloud solutions...
How Do You Measure and Report Storage Efficiency? sponsored by NetApp
Storage professionals have responded to unchecked data growth by deploying a number of new technologies, including data deduplication, data compression and thin provisioning, among others…
Accelerate Application Modernization with Converged Infrastructure sponsored by NetApp
A number of trends are driving organizations of all sizes to modernize their legacy IT infrastructure for Microsoft®, Oracle® and SAP® software, including transitions from RISC to x86 architectures, database and application upgrades…
New Benchmark Results for Unified Scale-Out Storage sponsored by NetApp
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…
Building the Foundation for an Agile Data Infrastructure sponsored by NetApp
Organizations are creating and saving more data than ever. By next year, they will be generating the equivalent of all data produced in the world from the beginning of time until 2003…
Five Strategies for Using Flash in Your Next Storage Project sponsored by NetApp
Flash technology has introduced a new set of options for storage professionals. By deploying flash technology, organizations can take advantage of increased IOPS and faster throughput to significantly boost performance…
The End of Tier 1 Storage as We Know It? sponsored by NetApp
Flash-based storage in its many forms is poised and positioned to cause a major disruption to what is currently viewed as tier 1 storage. As we move into an era in which business agility requires greater application performance…
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