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NetApp Fast-Start Customer Workshop
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Provide Business Justification
 Identify objectives,
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 Discuss IT
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NetApp Fast Start Workshop Brief

  1. 1. Solution > Professional Services NetApp Fast-Start Customer Workshop for Data Center Transformation Key BENEFITS Increase time to market by up to 75%, lower TCO by up to 47%, and save up to 50% in data center costs from dramatic storage efficiency improvements. Reduce risk Our experts seek to create a precisely architected solution that avoids disruption and risk to your environment. Accelerate time to results We share our comprehensive realworld blueprints and best practices to get you to deployment quickly and effectively. Act now Get an actionable road map of the most effective path to maximum cost savings and long-lasting benefits. THE CHALLENGE Businesses need to minimize cost, reduce complexity, and decrease associated business risk without sacrificing service levels. Consolidation, virtualization, IT-as-a-Service, and cloud computing can help achieve this. But how do you implement new solutions while minimizing disruptions, protecting current investments, and avoiding adding costs to your existing operations? • A virtualized infrastructure—server and storage virtualization capabilities • A NetApp® dynamic data center— shared storage infrastructure; automated provisioning of storage, servers, and network; nonstop infrastructure design • A NetApp cloud-enabled infrastructure solution—self-service, pay-as-you-grow model; APIs; modular block structure; external cloud services integration OUR RESPONSE The first step in maximizing data center performance is an objective evaluation of your current infrastructure capabilities.1 The NetApp Fast-Start Customer Workshop provides a guide to transforming your data center and addressing today’s needs and future requirements. Our workshop can help you obtain: • Maximum storage efficiency—thin provisioning, virtual cloning, deduplication • A shared storage framework—ITILaligned processes, services-oriented infrastructure, services-management framework GETTING YOU TO THE SOLUTION FAST Our experience enables our customers to take big steps in a short time. Whether you choose NetApp or not, we promise to provide a significant return on your time with us. You can learn how to: • Grow your capabilities, not your footprint, through proven consolidation practices. • Run your storage infrastructure efficiently, in accordance with defined templates, processes, and procedures, to sustain the benefits of the solution.
  2. 2. Provide Business Justification  Identify objectives, strategies, and goals  Discuss IT funding, stakeholders, and governance  Identify business/ application selection for review Prioritize Projects  Rank opportunities based on business impact  Match business requirements and benefits  Align current architecture with desired improvements Deliver Business Case  Provide preliminary business case including functional and financial benefits  Deliver a project roadmap  Identify actionable next steps Two- to Four-Day Timeframe Figure 1) NetApp Fast-Start Customer Workshop framework. OUR PROVEN APPROACH The NetApp Fast-Start Customer Workshop delivers an end-to-end evaluation of your data center environment from an organizational, technological, capacity, and operational viewpoint. We estimate your current capability to cope with anticipated growth and business requirements. We may target multiple environments, including development and test, QA, production, and customer-facing IT. We consider: • Server and storage capacity and growth expectations • Storage and infrastructure utilization levels • Operational efficiency and management processes The result is a summary of the top areas for near-term improvement, a project road map, and actionable next steps for solution implementation. 1 We typically conduct four workshop sessions over four days. However, if time is a constraint, you can select any combination of modules. This enables you to satisfy both your longer-term strategic needs and your shorter-term tactical requirements. EXCLUSIONS The NetApp Fast Start Workshop is a limited assessment only. This workshop does not include storage or software technology design and implementation, installation of data collection tools, or configuration changes by NetApp personnel. WHY NETAPP CONSULTING For decades, enterprises in financial services, telecommunications, energy, high tech, and manufacturing have capitalized on our extensive experience. We deliver innovative solutions that return dollars to your bottom line immediately. Our credentials include: • More than 5,000 global customers • An extensive list of delivery partners • Worldwide strategic global technology partners • Thousands of Professional Services storage experts • Thought leadership for the Technology Professional Services Association (TPSA) and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) LET’S GET STARTED Learn more about how NetApp can work with you to capitalize on NetApp technology and maximize your entire IT investment. Contact your local NetApp representative or visit to jumpstart your savings today. Subject to certain conditions or limitations NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help you accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at © Copyright 2009, NetApp, Inc. All rights reserved. No portions of this document may be reproduced without prior written consent of NetApp, Inc. Specifications are subject to change without notice. NetApp, the NetApp logo, and Go further, faster are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/ or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. DS-2937-0809