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Tech OnTap Newsletter April 2011

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April 2011
NetApp FlexClone
Automated Storage Tiering
Introduce Yourself to the Community
MS Apps on FlexPod for VMware
The Hidden Benefits of Efficiency
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Editor's Note
Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor
Mina Eng
Tech OnTap

Our December article on FlexPod™ for VMware® was so popular that we're bringing it back! This issue features a focused look at the advantages of running Microsoft® applications on FlexPod for VMware. We also share some best practices for deployment.

In this issue, we also explain the advantages of the NetApp® virtual storage tier caching-based approach to automated storage tiering. And we continue our Back to Basics series with the fundamentals of FlexClone®. See you in our Community.

Microsoft Apps on FlexPod for VMware
Microsoft Apps on FlexPod for VMware
Abhinav Joshi, Solutions Architect, Cisco

FlexPod for VMware is emerging as a game-changing technology for people deploying shared infrastructure and the cloud.

Learn about features that enhance performance, efficiency, data protection, DR, and more for Exchange, SQL Server®, and SharePoint®, and find out best practices for getting started.
Tips from the Trenches
NetApp Virtual Storage Tier
NetApp Virtual Storage Tier
Rajesh Sundaram,
Technical Director
Paul Feresten,
Sr. Product  Manager
Thinking about automated storage tiering? Learn about different approaches, find out how to evaluate solutions, and see how NetApp squeezes the most from Flash media.
Blog of the Month
Need Alt Tag
Five Reasons to Upgrade to Data ONTAP 8.0.1
Vaughn Stewart, Director and Evangelist for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
64-bit aggregates, NetApp Data Motion, UTAs, data compression, support for VMware VAAI, and the bonus: increased performance.
Read Vaughn's Blog
Back to  Basics
NetApp FlexClone
NetApp FlexClone
Carlos Alvarez, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
This Back to Basics installment digs into FlexClone technology: how it works, use cases, how to deploy it, and more.
Community Spotlight
Introduce Yourself to the Community
Introduce yourself to over 70,000 of your peers who use NetApp products and solutions every day.
Track and Monitor  Hidden Benefits of Efficiency
ROI models often paint a picture of the savings you can achieve with various efficiency technologies, but how do you track the hidden benefits of efficiency?


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