Robust data management and enterprise-grade capabilities are key to staying on top of today's dynamic marketplace. The following features and and capabilities make the All Flash FAS (AFF) an enterprise-grade storage solution.
Introducing NetApp SnapCenter® software 1.0. This initial release of SnapCenter is our first step toward a larger vision of NetApp centralized data protection software: centralized data protection that works across a variety of applications, databases, platforms, and virtualization technologies. SnapCenter provides protection that works across the entire data fabric as applications move back and forth, in and out of the cloud.
Containers, and Docker in particular, have taken the world by storm.Nearly everyone is interested in what they are, how they work, and where they can be applied for maximum benefit.Virtualization pioneered datacenter consolidation and efficiency by reducing the number of physical servers needed to drive business forward.Containers are the next step, further increasing density, but also enhancing the application deployment paradigm and facilitating better application architectures through the use of microservices.
Flash is no longer the new kid on the block. In a relatively short period of time, it has gone from novelty to the primary source of performance in the data center. Furthermore, with traditional 10k spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) going the way of the dinosaur, flash is well on the way to becoming the standard technology for much of our data. That said, the conventional wisdom that “flash changes everything” simply ain’t so. The imperatives for managing your data on flash remain largely unchanged. You still need to serve data with reliability, to protect your data, and to deliver IT services across a range of requirements, regardless of the media under it. Standardization on flash has not changed that.
Sometimes it feels like an impossible mission: keeping your organizations' critical services protected—backed up, highly available, and quickly recoverable. This is especially true as business expectations keep rising, more systems are becoming critical, and overall complexity is threatening to derail your existing backup and DR plans. And of course, you already know that there is no “one size fits all” solution for protecting the enterprise: some services can tolerate less downtime and data loss than others, but you still need to match the protection level to the right architecture.
If this topic aligns with a key initiative at your organization, here is your invitation: Join the mission team. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to keep your organization’s critical infrastructure safe. Together, we will find the right mix of availability and cost, align recovery capabilities with recovery objectives, and sure, let’s save money and kill complexity while we’re at it.