White Papers by Topic: Storage

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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.

The Case for Third-Party Archiving in Exchange 2010

This whitepaper has three primary goals: educate decision makers about the critical role that email archiving plays in minimizing risk and lowering the cost of doing business; educate them about the capabilities of archiving in Exchange 2010; and educate them about why third-party archiving solutions will continue to be necessary.

IDC Expert ROI Spotlight

This research paper outlines how the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General realized a three year ROI of 202% by using NetApp solutions to reduce infrastructure costs, increase user productivity, reduce downtime, and improve IT staff efficiency.

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