Storage refers to computer components, devices and recording media that retain data for some interval of time. Storage provides one of the core functions of the modern computer, that of information retention. Topics include Storage Area Networks, NAS, and Virtualization.
Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.
Organizations expect their IT departments to deliver a SAN storage infrastructure that can support faster rollout of applications and services, continuous and fast access to data in key applications, and efficient scale to address corporate data growth without comparable growth in IT expenses. This IDC white paper reviews the key SAN storage features required to meet such challenges and the NetApp SAN storage portfolio offerings that best address your needs.
Organizations today are increasingly information-driven, requiring them to create, organize, and store more data every day. To handle the conversion of “data to information”, you need an agile and scalable infrastructure which will provide the backbone to run multiple business-critical workloads simultaneously. This IDC white paper examines the need for the NetApp FAS8080EX hardware-optimized platform to help organizations transform into data-driven entities, adopt newer technologies, and invest in business-critical applications to stay ahead of their competition.
IT managers and line-of-business stakeholders are striving to increase efficiency of their application environments. The biggest challenges they face in supporting database environments are managing data growth and database size, and meeting database performance requirements. This ESG Lab Report documents the performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments.
This white paper provides information on how Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.
This IDC white paper provides an overview of challenges corporations commonly face when making investment decisions focused on their SAN-based storage. This paper reviews the key SAN storage features required to meet such challenges and also presents the reader with the portfolio of relevant NetApp SAN storage offerings that best address the needs of this market segment.
This IDC white paper examines the need for the NetApp FAS8080EX hardware-optimized platform to help organizations transform into data-driven entities, adopt newer technologies, and invest in business-critical applications to stay ahead of their competition.
This ESG Lab Report documents the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF- Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments. A combination of hands on testing by ESG Lab and audited in- house performance testing executed by NetApp were used to create this report.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP in Oracle database environments, with a focus on ease of management, non-disruptive operations, and efficient scaling.
CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.
Learn how storage environments can help address high-availability needs and identify critical features necessary for businesses to meet the bar for six 9s availability. You’ll also see how two customers have leveraged NetApp storage solutions to meet their stringent requirements for uptime as they manage dynamic, high-growth businesses.
If the data center is the heart of the organization then the data center operators are the eyes. But today’s complex business environments also demand agility and flexibility to meet the requirements of your organization. Download this free paper to improve the data center visibility in your organization.
In most use cases involving flash storage deployments, the business environment changes, driving a need for higher-performance storage. However, the case of Epic Systems Corporation software is the opposite—the storage requirements haven’t changed recently, but the options for addressing them have.
Epic, a privately-held company founded in 1979 and based in Verona,Wisconsin, makes applications for medical groups, hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Epic software typically exhibits high frequency,random storage accesses with stringent latency requirements. IBM has been working with Epic to develop host-side and storage-side solutions to meet these requirements. Extensive testing has demonstrated that the combination of IBM® POWER8™ servers and IBM FlashSystem™ storage more than meets the performance levels Epic recommends for the backend storage supporting its software implementations—at a cost point multiple times lower than other storage alternatives.
The rapid increases in computing power described by Moore’s
Law offer theoretical advantages for IT organizations—but it’s
market competition that translates those benefits into real value.
As vendors battle for market share, costs are falling for every part
of the desktop virtualization architecture. Meanwhile, desktop
virtualization technology itself is advancing quickly, providing new
ways to enable business mobility and enabling the flexibility that
people and organizations need to thrive. This trend is a double
win for customers—better solutions at a lower cost—and it’s
making the benefits of a service-based approach to IT available to
According to this global survey, in three years more than half of all IT services will be delivered via private, public and hybrid clouds. This study highlights the challenges faced by IT organizations as they move into a new role as “cloud brokers” and how a common data platform can help enable seamless data management across multiple clouds. Read on to learn more.
This collection of insights, market trends and best practice recommendations, suggest ideas that are relevant for any organization evaluating or managing a hybrid cloud environment. NetApp enables unrestricted yet secure movement of data across any public and private clouds, allowing you to move to hybrid cloud architectures.
Companies today are able to focus more time on their core competencies by trusting email and other resource-intensive activities to experts in the cloud. Thinking of moving services to the cloud? Read SilverSky’s comprehensive list of things to consider when evaluating cloud-based email solutions.
Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.