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Tech OnTap Newsletter February 2014

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Tech OnTap NewsletterFebruary 2014
Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor
Editor's Note
This month NetApp announced the all-new FAS8000 series of flash-accelerated, cloud-integrated enterprise storage systems—designed from the bottom up for clustered Data ONTAP®. Steven Miller, platform architect and long-time Tech OnTap® contributor, brings you the inside scoop.

The FAS8000 brings together the capabilities of our FAS and V-Series lines in a single platform. With the addition of NetApp® FlexArray storage virtualization software, any FAS8000 model can virtualize and extend the capabilities of your existing storage. Read the second article in this issue for full details.

We hope you enjoy these articles, and do let us know what you think!
—Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor, @minayeng
FAS8000: Scale-Out Storage for the Enterprise
FAS8000: Scale-Out Storage for
the Enterprise

Steven Miller, Senior Technical Director and Platform Architect
The IT landscape is changing more rapidly than ever. Your infrastructure—and especially storage—has to adapt and scale to meet evolving requirements. That’s why the new FAS8000 is designed from the ground up for flexibility. This unified platform scales up and scales out, and we’ve added more and faster cores and memory, a new I/O architecture, and expanded flash support to double performance—and price/performance. Read on to get the low-down on this hot new FAS architecture.
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Listen to the FAS8000 launch episode on the NetApp Communities Podcast
Teach Your Old Storage New Tricks with FlexArray
Teach Your Old Storage New Tricks
with FlexArray

Monu Pradhan, Senior Product Manager
Jon Jacob, Product Marketing Manager
Is your storage missing crucial capabilities? NetApp FlexArray storage virtualization software works with the new FAS8000 to let you virtualize existing arrays, giving them all the capabilities you expect from NetApp: SAN/NAS, nondisruptive operations, advanced storage efficiency, integrated data protection, flash acceleration, simplified cloud integration, and more.

This article tells you what you need to know and describes the latest use cases.
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Eliminate Your IT Downtime and Save
Eliminate Your IT Downtime and SaveOur Nondisruptive Savings Calculator measures the benefits of scale-out storage.
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Hybrid Cloud: Innovation Without Chaos
Hybrid Cloud: Innovation Without ChaosNetApp’s unified scale-out innovations enable IT organizations to transform themselves into brokers of cloud services.
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Our Team Qualifies for Tour de France
Our Team Qualifies for Tour de FranceNetApp Endura cycling team gets wild-card entry for top race this summer.
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New Products Offer Competitive Edge
George Kurian, Executive VP Product OperationsGeorge Kurian,
Executive VP, Product Operations
George Kurian, NetApp executive vice president, introduces the new FAS8000, FlexArray virtualization software, and Data ONTAP 8.2.1.
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