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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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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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One year after its announcement, the NetApp® Resource Provider (NRP) for Windows Azure Pack has had several enhancements and is now in play at service providers (SPs) around the world, including two large tier 1s. If you will be at this year’s Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, stop by the NetApp booth to learn more about how NRP for Windows Azure Pack can help you streamline service creation and maximize profits.

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I’m excited to announce that I have recently been invited to join the NetApp A-Team, a group of NetApp advocates like myself who are dedicated to sharing the good news about NetApp while providing valuable feedback to the engineers and product managers that drive NetApp innovation. I’ve seen several other companies try to do this, but no one so far has been able to match the tight-knit, focused, and well-run group that is the A-Team. It’s an honor to officially become a part of the family.

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NetApp was a featured sponsor once again for the DevWeek Hackathon, the signature kick-off event for the DeveloperWeek 2017 conference in San Francisco. As the nation’s largest challenge-driven hackathon, DevWeek provides sponsors the opportunity to post challenges for architects, developers and DevOps practitioners to develop solutions and compete for prizes. NetApp’s Hackathon Challenge built upon last years’ Challenge by introducing new API services integration as well as data persistence through the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin

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