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Tech OnTap Newsletter November 2012

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Tech OnTap NewsletterNovember 2012
Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor
Editor's Note
Like most IT organizations, yours is probably running lean and looking for ways to reduce the burden on IT. This month's issue of Tech OnTap® describes two approaches that can help you reduce management overhead.

The new FlexPod Express solution from NetApp and Cisco is designed for small and midsize organizations looking to consolidate IT infrastructure and simplify operations. Check out our feature article to find out if FlexPod Express is a good fit for you.

Do you have third-party storage that's difficult to manage or lacks some of the features you need? V-Series acts as a front-end virtualization layer for your existing arrays and provides simple, uniform management plus the full NetApp® feature set. Chapter 8 of our Back to Basics series explains how.
- Mina Eng, Tech OnTap Editor
FlexPod Express
FlexPod Express

David Klem and Michael Zimmerman, Reference Architects
Because growing small and midsize businesses often rely on just one or a handful of people to manage IT, NetApp and Cisco did something a little different to address their needs.

FlexPod Express delivers the same storage efficiency and Integrated Data Protection as the FlexPod® data center platform in two preconfigured and tested models designed for exceptional simplicity and value.
Full article
Check out the FlexPod Express Implementation Guide
Back to Basics: V-Series Open Storage Controllers
Back to Basics:
V-Series Open Storage Controllers

Steven Lusnia, V-Series Evangelist and Architect
V-Series delivers the benefits of NetApp® unified storage, Integrated Data Protection, and storage efficiency to storage arrays from EMC, HP, and HDS.  Learn about how it works, use cases, how to deploy it, and more.
Full article
Read about the V-Series Payback Guarantee Program
Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe
Unlocking the Secrets of the UniverseLearn how CERN runs critical operations on a foundation of Oracle® databases and
NetApp storage.
Learn more
Architecting the Virtual Environment:
SANs vs. NAS
Vaughn Stewart, Virtual Storage GuyVaughn Stewart, Virtual Storage GuyAs more and more customers deploy multiple hypervisors, this topic is relevant again. Hear Vaughn's perspective on this sometimes religious debate.
Read Vaughn's article
The Five Differences Between
NetApp and EMC
Larry Freeman, Dr. DedupeLarry Freeman, Dr. DedupeDr. Dedupe lists his observations; not technical, but cultural and philosophical. Do you agree?
Read Larry's blog
Eliminate Downtime, Win $25
Tell us in this five-minute survey about what you need to eliminate downtime and have the chance to win one of many $25
gift cards.
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