White Papers by Topic: Storage

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Long Term Data Retention: 5 Key Considerations

This technology brief provides 5 topics to think about as you design your long-term data retention plans.

Need a Long-Term Archive Solution? Quantum Adds LTO-5 to Scalar Tape Libraries

Clipper Group's Analyst, David Reine, reviews the role of tape in a modern data center and the importance of LTO-5 technology. He also discusses the advantages of the Scalar i6000 tape library, iLayer technology as well as iLayer MeDIA (Media Data Integrity Analysis) – an exclusive Quantum feature.

Why Organizations Need LTO-5 Today

For years, tape storage systems have played a key role in efforts to store data for backup and retrieval, archiving, and contingency planning purposes. More recently, tape has been called on to help preserve and safeguard data to meet data retention laws and regulations.

Technical Report: NetApp Solutions Guide

This document provides guidance on how to design and architect a scalable Microsoft applications mixed workload solution on highly available VMware vSphere 4 virtual infrastructure and NetApp unified storage. It highlights the flexibility of leveraging either a Fibre Channel (FC) protocol-based storage solutions or IP-based solutions (that is, iSCSI and NFS) for hosting virtual machines, and also describes the NetApp backup and recovery solution for the Microsoft applications.

Top Five Hyper-V Best Practices

NetApp best practices cover important new features of Microsoft® HyperV™ as well as lessons learned from numerous deployments. Learn how to configure networks, set appropriate iGroups and LUN types, avoid alignment problems, and configure CSVs.

Discovering Improved Data Protection Strategies for the Virtual World

This report examines the impact that virtualization has on data protection and disaster recovery and the need for highly virtualized servers and storage within this context. It outlines the factors you should consider as you evaluate and implement data protection solutions in your virtual environment.

Tape Fallacies Exposed

Tape storage continues to play a vital role for data protection. David Hill of the Mesabi Group sheds light on the most common misperceptions.

Disk and Tape Square Off Again

Discover the total cost of storing data long term in SATA disk and in an LTO-4 tape system.

The Evolving Role of Disk and Tape in the Data Center

Learn about best practices in backup and archive for today's energy and cost conscious data center including performance, data protection and TCO.

Networking Deep Dive

Although almost every part of a modern datacenter can be considered mission critical, the network is the absolute foundation of all communications. That’s why it must be designed and built right the first time. After all, the best servers and storage in the world can’t do anything without a solid network. To that end, read this whitepaper to learn about a variety of design points and best practices to help tighten up the bottom end.

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