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Finding a high-tech enterprise without shadow IT is like finding a three-legged unicorn. Since the beginning of IT, there have been business groups purchasing hardware, software, and/or a specific web services without going through their corporate IT team. The rise in web-based apps, cloud computing, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies has only made bypassing IT easier.

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In the last blog post SAP HANA on NetApp storage we’ve demonstrated how easy it is to backup an SAP HANA database using Snap Creator and its SAP HANA plugin on NetApp. Besides many other advantages, it delivers a reliable, fully integrated and blazingly fast way of backing up the SAP HANA database. Today, we want to focus on the restore and recovery of an SAP HANA database. By using the snapshot technology the actual restore of SAP HANA database volumes is a matter of a few seconds, independent of the size of the database.

 

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This week on the podcast, we amped up the brain power by inviting Jeff Steiner to discuss databases and the cloud as it pertains to ONTAP and SolidFire. We go over a wide array of things as Jeff tells us exactly how he feels about marketing and NVMe. Jeff pulls no punches.

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Despite how often I go on and on about why certification matters, it may surprise you to learn that I almost missed the deadline to get re-certified for my VCP (VMware Certified Professional) certification. I wish I could say that it wasn’t due to procrastination, but then I would risk getting called out by my fellow IT professionals.

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In my previous blog, I talked about a new product from NetApp—NetApp® Service Level Manager—that makes it significantly easier to manage and scale your storage, and improve operations with predictable performance and cost. In this blog, let’s look at a typical use case example to help you understand how it works.

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