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Unified Storage Architecture Enabling Today’s Dynamic Data Center

The traditional model for enterprise storage requires a different storage system for each storage function: one storage architecture for NAS, another for SANs, and additional platforms for secondary storage, archive, and compliance. Because of the complexity and cost such an approach can incur, many vendors in the storage industry have begun to talk about “unified” storage.

This white paper examines the key elements of the NetApp unified storage architecture in detail, including multiprotocol support, single management interface, integrated data protection, support for multiple tiers of storage, QoS, and the ability to act as a front end for legacy storage systems. Read on to learn more.

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  • The Business Benefits of Unified Storage

    High data growth rates, variability in data center workloads, multiprotocol storage platforms, and the proliferation of dissimilar systems continue to drive the increasing complexity of data management. As a consequence, specialized skills are required to operate and administer storage – however acquiring employees with these skills is not always feasible budget-wise.

    This white paper examines how a unified storage system can help organizations overcome these issues specifically. Read on to learn about the key attributes that make unified storage ideal for dealing with the complexity of data management, including:

    • Multiprotocol support for a wide range of workloads
    • Clustered storage capabilities
    • Mature integrated management tools
    • And more.

     

  • Case Study: Effectively Testing New Storage Systems and Workloads

    A new storage system is a huge investment – make sure it performs properly is ensures the value of the system. How can you be sure your potential storage solution will perform well under future workloads?

    Access this white paper to discover one Storage as a Service (SaaS) company that validated their storage products to make sure they would perform under customer workloads and mitigated risks associated with their deployment. 

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