March Blog

by NetApp Staff on ‎2012-03-22 09:04 AM

Building a Cloud on FlexPod.  Boosting Availability with AutoSupport Tools. The Virtual Storage Guy Blog: Better Late Than Never, Predictions for 2012.

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TECH ONTAP NEWSLETTER: Building a Cloud on FlexPod

HIGHLIGHTS | March 2012

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Excitement continues in the marketplace about the FlexPod(TM) data center platform. So far, FlexPod configurations have been installed at over 600 customer sites in 33 countries. In this month's newsletter, we focus on validated FlexPod management solutions for automation and orchestration.

In addition to the great information on FlexPod, you may want to check out the AutoSupport article, 2012 predictions from The Virtual Storage Guy, and a blog on why not all snapshots are created equal.

Mina Eng

Tech OnTap

Editor

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LEAD STORY

Building a Cloud on FlexPod: Validated Management Solutions

Jeff Guerrero,  Solutions Product Manager

Anand Louis, Product Manager

Henry Vail, Reference Architect

With its pretested, validated design, FlexPod simplifies the move to a shared infrastructure and the cloud.

NetApp and Cisco are working with software partners to offer a range of validated FlexPod management solutions so you can pick the ideal toolset to build your cloud.

> More

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TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES

Boost Availability with AutoSupport Tools

Malcolm Chaney, Support Account Manager

Careful attention to best practices increases storage stability. Find out how one large bank eliminated Priority-1 incidents and exceeded availability SLAs by using AutoSupport, My AutoSupport and RSDT.

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BLOG OF THE MONTH

Predictions for 2012: Better Late Than Never

Vaughn Stewart, The Virtual Storage Guy

Find out what Vaughn is doubling down on from last year. Also learn what to bet on this year for new storage technologies and their use, integration into server virtualization infrastructures, and cloud computing solutions.

> Read the Blog

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OUR NEWS SHOW

Special Report--St. Baldrick's: Be a Hero for Kids with Cancer!

Whether you're willing to shave your head, do some shaving, raise some money, or volunteer your time, you can help St. Baldrick's raise money for childhood-cancer research.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Are All Snapshots Created Equal?

Cesar Orosco, Business Solutions Architect

There are clear and distinct differences between NetApp(R) Snapshot(TM) copies and other competitive snapshot solutions. It's important that we highlight key differences to our customers and prospects because the differences are essential to enable a robust data protection and recovery strategy.

> Read the Blog

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