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Tech OnTap Newsletter March 2013

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Tech OnTap NewsletterMarch 2013
Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor
Editor's Note
If your job involves VMware® on NetApp®, then the Virtual Storage Console (VSC) is one of those free tools that will make your life so much easier.  Our virtualization expert Nick Howell explains.

Also in this issue, we take a closer look into our E-Series line, and how these systems are specifically designed for data-intensive applications.
-Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor, @minayeng
VSC: The Essential Tool for VMware on NetAppVSC: The Essential Tool for
VMware on NetApp

Nick Howell, Virtualization Solutions Architect
If you want to use VMware and NetApp storage together, the Virtual Storage Console is the one tool you must have. This plug-in lets you perform all storage-related tasks right from vCenter™ and adds features like automated host optimization, rapid datastore provisioning, and the capability to fix misaligned VMs without disruption.

Version 4.2, due out soon, adds full support for the clustered Data ONTAP® architecture and role-based access control.
Full article
NetApp E-Series Breaks Performance BarriersNetApp E-Series Breaks
Performance Barriers

Michael Jastad, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
The NetApp E-Series provides industry-leading performance, efficiency, and reliability for big data and HPC. The new E5500 has double the performance of the previous generation, sets a new bar for price/performance, and delivers more than two and a half times the performance per disk spindle than the closest competitor on the SPC-2 benchmark.

Learn about the E5500 and the full E-Series line—plus features like SSD Cache and Dynamic Disk Pools.
Full article
New E5500:  Meeting Your Extreme
HPC Needs
New E5500: Meeting Your Extreme HPC NeedsOur modular storage system delivers industry-leading performance, density, and energy efficiency.
Learn more
Monitoring, Alerting, and Reporting
Monitoring, Altering and ReportingBrendon Higgins,
A Storage Admin’s Guide
What is the difference between an outage and a disaster?  Brendon offers  his disaster-avoidance tips.
Read Brendon's blog
Brendon’s advice for storage admins
Revlon IT Harnesses Big Data with a
Private Cloud
Revlon IT Harnesses Big Data with a Private CloudThe cosmetic giant uses 2 racks with 3.6PB and 800 virtual servers to process an average of 14,000 TPS at 99.9999% uptime.
Learn more
Free Trial:  Top Software from VMware
and NetApp
Don’t wait to begin virtualizing.  You can test-drive NetApp and VMware virtualization and data protection software now.
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