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Beyond Storage Efficiency: NetApp Asks “How Fit is Your Data Center?”

Earlier this week, NetApp launched a new marketing campaign and micro-site under the “Efficient IT” banner. The goal is to up-level the storage efficiency discussion to the broader IT infrastructure. It makes good sense, given that storage is still a significant (and growing) cost element of total infrastructure spending—an element that’s been stubbornly difficult to rein in.

  • Premiered: 03/31/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): NetApp Storage Vendors IT Efficiency Storage Efficiency Efficiency
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Auto tiering crucial to storage efficiency

Auto tiering is used to help optimize data running across LUNs and file systems. It’s an important storage efficiency tool, and many users and vendors see it as a must-have technology. It’s especially key for users who have solid-state drives (SSDs) in place. SSDs have capacity constraints, and auto-tiering software helps with performance demands.

In this podcast interview, Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director, validation services at Taneja Group, discusses the importance of auto tiering in today’s data storage industry. Find out auto tiering’s main purpose in the data center; the difference between sub-LUN tiering and auto tiering; when sub-LUN tiering is a better choice than auto tiering; who the big vendors are that support auto tiering; and what the future looks like for automated storage tiering. Read the transcript below or download the MP3.

To listen to this podcast, click here.

  • Premiered: 06/09/11 at On Demand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget and Dell Compellent
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Auto Tiering Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SSD Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Efficiency Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): automated storage tiering
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The Modern Data-Center: Why Nutanix Customers are Replacing Their NetApp Storage

Several Nutanix customers shared with Taneja Group why they switched from traditional NetApp storage to the hyperconverged Nutanix platform. Each customer talked about the value of hyperconvergence versus a traditional server/networking/storage stack, and the specific benefits of Nutanix in mission-critical production environments.

Hyperconverged systems are a popular alternative to traditional computing architectures that are built with separate compute, storage, and networking components. Nutanix turns this complex environment into an efficient, software-based infrastructure where hypervisor, compute, storage, networking, and data services run on scalable nodes that seamlessly scale across massive virtual environments.  

The customers we spoke with came from very different industries, but all of them faced major technology refreshes for legacy servers and NetApp storage. Each decided that hyperconvergence was the right answer, and each chose the Nutanix hyperconvergence platform for its major benefits including scalability, simplicity, value, performance, and support. The single key achievement running through all these benefits is “Ease of Everything”: ease of scaling, ease of management, ease of realizing value, ease of performance, and ease of upgrades and support. Nutanix simply works across small clusters and large, single and multiple datacenters, specialist or generalist IT, and different hypervisors.

The datacenter is not static. Huge data growth and increasing complexity are motivating IT directors from every industry to invest in scalable hyperconvergence. Given Nutanix benefits across the board, these directors can confidently adopt Nutanix to transform their data-centers, just as these NetApp customers did.

Publish date: 03/31/16