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  • NetApp Storage EfficiencySuccess Stories
    September 2010
  • Government
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  • City of Hartford
    Challenge
    • Reduce desktop, server, and support costs while improving end-user support
    Solution
    • NetApp storage system cluster with FlexVol and deduplication technologies
    Result
    • Savings of over $37,000 in 12 months within production and development environments
    • Over 50% space savings with deduplication
    • 8x performance gain for financial applications
    • Single storage system and one point of contact
    Metro Hartford Information Services (MHIS) is dedicated to support the development and implementation of a unified, reliable and cost effective information technology environment for the city of Hartford, the largest metropolitan area in the state of Connecticut
    “NetApp has features like thin provisioning and disk deduplication that allow us to conserve as much storage space as possible. That allows me to put as much as I can in the space I have. Both in terms of our city’s green initiatives and in these economic times, stretching the dollar is of paramount importance.”
    Jonathan Shevis, Server Systems Manager
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  • City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Challenge
    • Support rapid growth in city population and city services
    • Eliminate risk of single-point failure in a growing standalone VMware® environment
    Solution
    • Pair VMware with NetApp® solutions for better reliability and faster data protection and restores
    • FAS3050C and FAS3020 system, FlexVol®, Snapshot™, SnapRestore®, and SnapMirror® technology
    Result
    • Reduced multi-hour tape backups and restores to minutes, or even seconds
    • Implemented reliable turnkey remote disaster recovery
    • Reduced time to provision storage from 6+ hours to 5 to 10 minutes
    The City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has a population of over 154,000 people and over 22 city department and 1,100 employees. The City’s data center staff supports city clerk’s office, library, health department, city parks, public works, and police and fire departments
    “We have to be very efficient with the staff we have. That’s why we have VMware®. It’s also why we have a SAN from NetApp that’s easier to manage. We just don’t have a lot of staff to manage all those different components otherwise. . . NetApp® has really been a burden off our shoulders.”
    - Monte Watembach, Data Center Supervisor, City of Sioux Falls, S.D.
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  • Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
    Challenge
    • Implement a one-year plan to overhaul the IT infrastructure and move to a virtualized environment.
    Solution
    Consolidation, virtualization, high availability
    FAS3020, SnapRestore®, SnapMirror®, SnapManager® for Microsoft® Exchange with Single Mailbox Recovery, SnapManager for SQL Server™, SnapDrive®
    Result
    More than $430K savings and cost avoidance
    Cut energy use 40%
    Reclaimed 35% storage capacity
    Manage 5x more data without more people
    The OAG serves as a commonwealth’s chief law enforcement officer and is organized into four major divisions: Public protection, Criminal law, Civil law and management services.
    “Ask our users about the new infrastructure and they’ll most likely tell you that when they need data, it’s there. The NetApp® solution works, and it’s transparent—that’s what makes it a great technology and a great deployment story.”
    • George White, Chief Information Officer
    Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
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  • Satellite Tracking of People LLC (STOP)
    Challenge
    • Find a cost-effective solution to maintain constant access to data at all times while supporting massive business growth
    Solution
    NetApp FAS6040HA and 3020HA storage systems, NetApp SnapManager and NetApp FlexClone Software
    Result
    Ability to manage 14-fold increase in company growth over 24 months
    Improved access to offender-tracking data provides competitive advantage
    Optimal system availability improves law enforcement
    High level of data integrity increases ability to leverage offender data in a court of law
    Satellite Tracking of People LLC (STOP) is the premier provider of the global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking system and service used by corrections and law enforcement agencies for offender monitoring.
    “Data integrity is critically important to our business. Our development team relies heavily on NetApp FlexClone to give us the freedom to perform dry-runs when we upgrade…. Now we can create a clone and test the upgrade first to ensure we’re getting the desired results.”
    - David LeJeune, system architect, Satellite Tracking of People
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  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Challenge
    Wanted to add iSCSI capabilities, obtain flexibility, and improve scalability without increasing costs
    Solution
    Clustered NetApp FAS series solution delivers multiprotocol support, high performance and availability, and 8X capacity with no increase in footprint or administrative costs
    Result
    Simplified management with single-pane-of-glass view of storage
    Reduced admin costs
    Multiplied storage capacity 8X, increased scalability
    Achieved fast recovery
    Reduced mailbox-level backups from 12 hrs to 10 minutes
    Penna Turnpike manages 530 miles of roadway travelled by almost 190 million vehicles annually. Engineered for driver safety and comfort, the Turnnpike is a key transportation route in the state of Pennsylvania.
    “NetApp technology lets you walk up to the box and pour yourself some data, no matter how you want it – iSCSI, FC SAN, and NAS. And it can all be automatically protected with NetApp Snapshot technology. But perhaps most importantly, the NetApp solution is one that the Turnpike can manage itself. That’s the huge advantage over competitive offerings.”
    - Steve Taylor, CTO, Plan B Technologies
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  • Täby Municipality
    Challenge
    • Streamline backup and restore while enhancing security and accessibility
    Solution
    NetApp SAN solution, utilizing NetApp Snapshot technology
    Result
    Saved one full-time salary by transforming the backup and restore process
    Reduced backups from up to 60 hrs to just 15 minutes or less
    Freed up data center space and saved on electricity and cooling by handling more storage through a smaller number of virtual servers
    Improved flexibility and ability to deliver higher quality services
    Täby Municipality, north of Stockholm, serves 60,000 residents and is in many ways a forerunner in the area of technology (www.taby.se).
    “With NetApp’s solution, we’ve achieved efficiencies in our processes and large savings in terms of ROI.”
    - Ingvar Alander, IT Operations Manager, Taby Municipality
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  • Austrian Ministry of the Interior (BMI)
    Challenge
    • Proliferation of file servers and direct-attached storage, inconsistent availability of files
    Solution
    Deploy NetApp file services solution including Virtual File Manager to consolidate file storage and provide continuous user access even during disaster recovery
    Result
    40% reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for file data management
    Consolidated storage on NetApp systems for improved management and availability
    Migrated mission-critical files to more robust storage without disturbing users
    Gained ability to add and manage storage without disturbing users
    Gained comprehensive disaster recovery plan to provide uninterrupted user access, even during disaster
    Responsible for public security throughout Austria, the Austrian Ministry of the Interior (BMI) oversees divisions of Central Management, Central Police Command, and Austrian police. Its IT department supports >32,000 users across 100 remote offices.
    “Using NetApp® VFM®, BMI has reduced TCO for managing file data by more than 40%.
    - Roman D’Alessio, Austrian Ministry of the Interior (BM.I)
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  • Herne Municipal Utility District
    Challenge
    • Provide more efficient enterprise storage for CIFS services, Microsoft Exchange, and SQL Server data-bases, with Microsoft SharePoint as a common work platform
    Solution
    NetApp unified storage deliverables flexibility and efficiency
    Result
    Improved data availability and performance
    Reduced database test time by 30%
    Gained ability to restore servers in hours/minutes instead of days
    Simplified migration from Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and File Service
    The Herne Municipal Utility (Stadtwerke Herne AG) ensures the supply of electricity, natural gas, heat, and water to the town of Herne, Germany.
    “NetApp offers incredible flexibility. It is always surprising how simple and convenient the data management is for Microsoft® File Service, Exchange, SQL Server®, and SharePoint®. We’ve also come to appreciate NetApp as a reliable partner that keeps its promises.”
    — Thomas Lohr, Director of Data Management
    Stadtwerke Herne AG
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  • Canton of Basel-Landschaft
    Challenge
    • Cost reduction and standardization of data management in cantonal head offices; strategic goal to centralize 95% of storage and server resources by 2012
    Solution
    NetApp FAS unified storage for primary data, backup and disaster recovery
    Result
    Efficient data management through consolidation
    Foundation for the canton’s Information lifecycle management strategy
    Simple implementation of a disaster recovery scenario with NetApp MetroCluster
    Flexibility and adaptability to new developments in public administration
    40% savings in operating costs through server and storage virtualization
    90% energy savings through high storage density
    The Canton of Basel-Landschaft is an important employer in its region of Switzerland with several thousand employees and provides the population with a broad range of services, including information technology.
    “Server virtualization requires a solid and fail-safe platform – just like NetApp MetroCluster which gives us peace of mind.”
    — Thomas Wenk, Head of ZID, Canton of Basel-Landschaft
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility
    Challenge
    • Protect data with backup and recovery and disaster recovery solution; provide flexible dev/test environment
    Solution
    Implement NetApp FAS storage systems with NetApp SnapManager for Oracle SnapMirror and FlexClone software
    Result
    97% improvements in RPO and 88% improvement in RTO
    30-minute database copies for test purposes versus 8 hours previously
    Five-figure expense averted for separate boxes to handle CIFS and NFS storage
    Up to 30% disk space saved with NetApp deduplication
    Avoided hiring another full-time employee
    The ABCWUA is responsible for keeping the water flowing to the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico and its surrounding metropolitan area. The authority has 500 employees, 172,000 customer accounts representing 520,000 water users, and more than $1 Billion in assets.
    “FlexClone is superb. It takes up no storage space, so each time we clone a 600-gigabyte database, we’re saving more than half a terabyte of disk space.”
    — John Lovato, Sr. Database Administrator, ABCWUA
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  • Pierce County
    Challenge
    • Improve Storage utilization and data recovery capabilities: archive e-mail to comply with state requirements
    Solution
    Deploy NetApp storage at data center and disaster recovery site
    Use Iron Mountain’s Mimosa NearPoint to archive e-mail and NetApp SnapMirror to replicate critical data
    Result
    Projected 70% reduction in TCO for storage for unstructured data
    $1.9 million over 5 years in projected savings by consolidating direct-attached storage from distributed file servers
    26 hours of staff time reclaimed per week formerly spent handling e-discovery requests
    Pierce County Information Technology Department provices IT services to the county’s 3100 plus employees, witih the continued goal of centralizing and standardizing technology resources among the various departments to optimize processes and reduce costs.
    “Our recent cost analysis indicates that we will see at least a 70% reduction in total cost of ownership as we consolidate our distributed file server data onto NetApp storage systems. We also have vastly improved e-mail compliance via NetApp and NearPoint.”
    — Systems Engineer Supervisor, Pierce County Information Technology Department
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  • City of Regensburg
    Challenge
    • Optimize storage management and establish failsafe administrative processes
    Solution
    Implement NetApp unified storage with data replication at a second location
    Result
    Established up to 100% availability
    Accelerated performance for data-intensive applications
    Improved management efficiency of rapidly growing data volumes
    Simplified storage landscape administration
    Saved up to 60% of disk space through deduplication
    Secured savings and cost control through leasing
    The city of Regensburg is the capital of the Bavarian district Oberpfalz, and with its 150,000 residents, is one of the largest cities in the Free State of Bavaria.
    “The citizens appreciate it when thanks to the powerful storage system, they can access this data and use interactive e-government applications, even on the weekend.— Dr. Thomas Krenert
    Director, Officer of Information and Communication Technology, City of Regensburg
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  • Government (Military)
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  • US Army North
    Challenge
    • Enable critical communication for a fleet of mobile emergency-response-command-and-control centers
    Solution
    Turn mobile command-and-control vehicles into full tactical data centers with NetApp Business continuity solution for Microsoft Exchange
    Result
    Reduced time to deploy from days to minutes
    Enabled critical communications capabilities for emergency responders with no downtime
    Delivered enterprise functionality and reliability in a small footprint
    Created self-sufficient field operations with no training
    As the U.S. Department of Defense’s premiere land-based homeland defense reponse force, U.S. Army North is a team of highly skilled professionals that interoperate with federal, state, tribal and local partners to respond to America’s security and civil support challenges.
    “NetApp delivered the capability and the size we needed in our platform. There was just no comparison to the ease of administration that NetApp could deliver.
    — Chris Miller, Chief of NetWork Operations Branch, U.S. Army North
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  • High Tech
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  • Cisco Systems
    Challenge
    • Disk failures and intense database growth needs began costing Cisco significant time and money
    Solution
    • Implement NetApp storage for added reliability and extreme capacity savings
    Result
    • Achieved over $8 million in NetApp TCO savings in just 8 months
    • Reduced the storage footprint and power needed by more than 60%
    • Can now provision 100TB of storage in 30 minutes instead of several days
    • Reduce refresh time for many large Oracle Database environments from 60-80 hours to under 8 hours
    Cisco Systems is a leading provider of IP-based networking technologies. Today, with over 67,000 employees worldwide and revenue of over $34 billion, Cisco remains true to its vision: change the way people work, live, play and learn.
    “The NetApp system has done more than pay for itself. It’s just been really impressive.”
    Rich Harper, Storage Domain Design Architect, Cisco
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  • Xilinx
    Challenge
    • Respond to storage demand from growing product complexity while achieving faster time to market simplifying costs and management across all company storage needs
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp unified storage architecture to support all aspects of critical software development and business data
    Result
    • Implemented robust development infrastructure
    • Accelerated time to market
    • Achieved significant cost savings
    • Obtained ability to perform native multiprotocol testing
    • Gained ability to support long-term growth
    Xilinx supplies 51% of the world’s programmable logic devices (PLDs), making it he leader in this fast-growing segment of the semiconductor industry. The company employs 35000 people, with more than 50% of them dedicated to software development.
    “NetApp storage is a technological enabler of the Xilinx software development architecture, allowing us to compile 25 million lines of code daily. That performance helps accelerate product time to market for Xilinx and, ultimately, for our customers.”
    -Thomas Weis, Senior Director, Design Software Division, Xilinx.
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  • Oracle Corporation
    Challenge
    • Maximize asset utilization, increase storage availability, decrease management overhead, and improve TCO
    Solution
    • Oracle relies on NetApp to support internal operations, OEBSOD, multiple product development organizations, and other functions
    Result
    • Reduced overhead of storage-related management by 50%
    • Implemented high storage availability
    • Enabled 3X scalability
    • Gained the ability to quickly provision systems
    • Increased QA productivity
    • Achieved faster time to market
    Oracle Corp is the world’s second-largest enterprise software company. With revenues exceeding $22 Billion, it was 75000 employees worldwide.
    “NetApp has reduced the overhead necessary to perform storage-related management activities by 50%.”
    Bill Weils, Sr. Director, Oracle Global IT Services Command Center
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  • Oracle Global IT
    Challenge
    • Minimize downtime and IT costs, improve management of critical ERP and CRM applications
    Solution
    • NetApp Fibre Channel (FC) SAN
    Result
    • Projected savings of US$2 million over three years
    • Improved alert processing by 80%
    • Accelerated response time by 88%
    • Gained ability to monitor twice as many targets (10,000 versus 5000) and scale seamlessly
    • Slashed storage management overhead by 50%
    • Enhanced long-term planning and trend-spotting capabilities
    The world’s largest enterprise software company, Oracle has offices in more than 145 countries around the world with 68,000 employees.
    “The reduction in administration time has freed up the equivalent of three IT staffers. Because we’re spending less time on break-fix lssues, we can focus on more strategic projects.”
    -Bill Tarbox
    Director of Tools and Architecture Services, Oracle
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  • SAP Co-Innovation Lab
    Challenge
    • Implement flexible, scalable storage to enable rapid provisioning of SAP development environments, or ‘landscapes’ to support dynamic co-innovation projects
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp storage and use NetApp FlexClone software to thin provisioning landscapes
    Result
    • 80% less storage space required with thin provisioning
    • 2:1 LUN utilization ratio with NetApp deduplication
    • Reduced time required to provision SAP landscapes from days to hours
    • Support 40+ concurrent projects
    SAP Co-Innovation Lab offers a hands-on environment where SAP and its customers and partners can collaborate on new business applications and technologies. The lab is supported by HP, Intel, Cisco and NetApp.
    “The use of NetApp thin provisioning and optimization technologies by SAP Co-Innovation Lab allows the lab to use less disk and therefore conserve power and cooling, thus contrubuting to SAP’s green IT initiatives.”
    - Axel Henning Saelck, VP, SAP Co-innovation Lab
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  • Siemens IT
    Challenge
    • Reduce costs, simplify administration, and improve service with a streamlined, virtual infrastructure
    Solution
    • Deploy VMware on NetApp FC SAN solution
    • NetApp FAS3020 system, NetApp FlexVol technology
    Result
    • Achieved faster, non-disruptive storage deployment and provisioning (hours vs. days)
    • Reduced backup times by 50%
    • Gained ability to recover in minutes rather than hours
    • Saved 50% on headcount, able to reassign staff to other needs
    • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by 52%
    Siemens IT Solutions and Services China is a leading international provider of IT solutions and services. It covers the entire IT service chain—from consulting to system and software development to system integration and the management of IT infrastructures—all from a single source.
    “The VMware infrastructure with NetApp’s storage gives us an unprecedented ability to serve our customers. We expect average annual savings of E 2,000 per virtual machine for 5 years. With plans to transition 50 machines the first year and another 100 each year thereafter, our five-year savings should exceed E 2.5 million.”
    -Li Xiao Yi, Data Center and Infrastructure Team Lead,
    Siemens IT and Services, Siemens Ltd, China
    23
  • CSR
    Challenge
    • More complex chip design goals needed new ways to boost storage performance, recovery and availability
    Solution
    • Achieve zero downtime and peak performance with NetApp Data ONTAP GX
    Result
    • A 300% performance boost lets IT support three (instead of one) simultaneous tapeouts
    • No more service disruptions in the face of planned or unplanned downtime
    • Added IT confidence to meet exceed CSRs business goals
    CSR delivers single-chip products that appear in much of the world’s mobile and wireless devices, from cell phones and laptops to automotive and mobile GPS systems.
    “Since [NetApp® Data ONTAP®] GX is a scalable solution, it gives us aadded advantage: We’re pretty confident we can triple our simultaneous tape-out capabilities now with ease. And, if tape-out bottlenecks are likely, we can simply add more compute capability with new nodes. It allows us to do more and stay ahead of the competition.”
    -David Mountford, Vice President of Information Technology, CSR
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  • NetApp
    Challenge
    • Support rapid adoption and data growth and data management of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for improved collaboration across the global enterprise
    Solution
    • NetApp SnapManager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server facilitates powerful content management and recovery options and supports rapid company adoption of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
    Result
    • 83% faster new-hire training
    • 300% productivity gains via improved collaboration and information sharing
    • Reduced TCO via automated backup and restore processes
    • Ease of data management
    NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help customers achieve outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs.
    “As I started to explore Office SharePoint Server, a light bulb went on in my head. I realized this wasn’t just a document management system. It was a full application framework that would enable me to quickly and easily build what I needed to manage our business.
    -John Hanna, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, NetApp
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  • Manufacturing
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  • Organic Valley Family Farms
    Challenge
    • Increase storage capacity and enable disaster recovery while reducing management costs and conserving data center resources
    Solution
    • NetApp unified storage systems with SAN and NAS protocols, FlexVol, deduplication and SnapManager
    Result
    • Reduced provisioning from 13 hours to seconds
    $200K increase annual sales/employee ($1.2M up from $1M)
    • Reduced storage administration to less than 25% of a full-time employee
    • Realized over $500K capital savings
    • Avoided $250K expansion + 90% higher energy costs
    Organic Valley is a leading organic brand and America’s largest organic farmers’ cooperative. Organized in 1988, it represents over 1,340 farmers in the U.S. and Canada. Independent and farmer-owned, Organic Valley achieved revenues of $526 million in 2008.
    “Success in our business is delivering a competitive and sustainable pay price to our farm families. NetApp efficiency helps us compete, and NetApp® solutions deliver value as promised—not value if you just buy one more thing.”
    George Neill, Director of IT
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  • Emmi
    Challenge
    • Secure a flexible, expandable storage solution to address data growth
    Solution
    • Implement unified storage systems along with centralized backup
    Result
    • Increased availability for virtualized server environment
    • Centralized backup at production sites
    • Reduced costs, maintenance, and support
    • Saved 60-70% storage space through deduplication
    • Improved storage efficiency for better data growth management
    Emmi is the largest Swiss milk processor and one of the most innovative premium diaries in Europe. In Switzerland, Emmi’s main area of business is the development, production, and marketing of a full range of dairy and fresh products.
    “ With NetApp, we have had the best experience and know that we will be in good hands in the future.”
    Stephen Luthi
    • System Engineer, UNIX and Databasee, Emmi
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  • Tasty Baking Company
    Challenge
    • Establish storage strategy to support high standards of quality manufacturing
    • Build redundant, easy-to-manage infrastructure for business applications; simplify SAP® test/rollout
    Solution
    • Implement VMware® on NetApp®
    • NetApp FAS3020HA system
    • NetApp FlexVol® and FlexClone® technologies
    • NetApp SnapRestore®, SnapMirror®, SnapManager® for Exchange, Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR), and SnapDrive® software
    Result
    • Achieved ability to more-effectively respond to business needs with:
    • 40% faster SAP upgrade
    • 24x7 operations with fast backup/recovery
    • Reduced rack space requirements by >75%
    • Reduced energy costs by 70%
    Headquartered in Philadelphia, Tastybaking is one of the country’s leading bakers of snack cakes, pies, cookies, and donuts. The company bakes 4.8 million products daily to generate annual revenue in excess of $250 million
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  • Burt’s Bees
    Challenge
    • Achieve a more sustainable IT approach to resource usage and address rapid company expansion and 100% annual data growth
    Solution
    • VMware® server virtualization and NetApp storage
    Result
    Reduced data storage capacity needed for virtual machines by at least 50%
    • Gained greater use per VMware ESX server
    • Achieved shorter recovery times for core systems
    • Accelerated provisioning of new computing resources to support the business
    • Aligned with Burt’s Bees processes and culture of sustainability
    Burt’s Bees is one of the most successful natural personal care product manufacturers in the world with 2007 retail sales topping $250 million. Burt's Bees remains true to its original beliefs: to fulfill "the greater good" with products, processes, and philosophies that are good for consumers, the company's employees, and are also good for the environment.
    “We decided to look for a storage vendor that was sustainable in its own right and had technology that thought about the environment first.”
    -Tres Vance, Manager of Technical Infrastructure
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  • Sealy
    Challenge
    • Improve IT infrastructure provisioning agility and scalability while reducing data center costs
    Solution
    • Deploy VMware on NetApp to maximize infrastructure value-add, conserve resources, and protect investment.
    • NetApp high-availability FAS6040, FAS3070, NearStore on FAS3170 solution, FlexClone, SnapManager for SQL server, SnapDrive, SnapVault software, SnapShot and deduplication technologies
    Result
    • Provision storage in minutes
    • Reduce refreshes/backups from eight to <0.25 hrs
    • Reclaim >20TB capacity in dev/test
    • Avoid $150K in new purchases
    • Achieve 99.99% storage-related uptime
    • Manage approximately 200TB with one FTE
    With sales of $1.5 billion (FY08), Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world. Sealy sells products through more than 7000 retail outlets, including furniture stores, national mass merchandisers, specialty sleep shops, department stores and warehouse clubs.
    “Being a make-to-order business creates a culture of flexibility and quick reaction. That same culture cascades over to IT. Server virtualization and NetApp storage have proven to be invaluable technologies in helping Sealy create a very efficient and responsive data center.”
    - David Twine, Senior Vice President, IT, Sealy Inc.
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  • Polysius Corporation
    Challenge
    • 20% to 30% annual storage growth prompted too frequent investments in additional storage capacity
    Solution
    • NetApp’s unified storage solution, FAS3020
    • NetApp deduplication to significantly reduce the required storage footprint
    Result
    • Defer new capacity purchases six to eight months
    • Doubled the archival period for retaining backup data on disks
    • Reduce size of data volumes by 47% to 70%
    • Slash SQL Server report run times 75%
    • Gained easier, more flexible data management
    Atlanta-based Polysius designs, supplies and installs and improves the performance of new or existing cement plants and equipment for processing raw material and minerals for such industries as the refractory, lime and chemical markets.
    “Since I began using NetApp’s deduplication technology, it’s deferred the need to purchase any additional storage hardware by at least six to eight months.
    - James Krochmal, Manager of IT, Ploysius USA
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  • Cascade Corporation
    Challenge
    • Upgrade storage, consolidate SANs and standardize on one vendor for efficiency
    Solution
    • NetApp FAS3040 storage system, plus five DS14mk4 shelves and NetApp Virtual File Manager (VFM) software
    • Enterprise edition software, NetApp CIFS, HTTP, SnapMirror, and NFS software
    Result
    • Gained efficiency by consolidating enterprise storage onto one platform with plenty of room to grow
    • Simplified the migration from three SANs to one with NetApp Virtual File Manager software
    • Reduce storage cutover time by 86% (one night versus the seven nights required in the past)
    Cascade Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of materials-handling equipment and related technologies, including forklifts.
    “NetApp’s replication model really shone for replicating over the WAN. Its low bandwidth requirements for updating over the WAN convinced me that even if we weren’t already a NetApp shop, NetApp definitely had the edge in WAN replication of SAN data.”
    -Scott Larsen, Network Administrator, Cascade Corporation
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  • Bimba Manufacturing
    Challenge
    • Build a virtual infrastructure with centralized storage to expand application services and simplify administration
    • Make better use of server and storage resources and assure availability
    • Enable faster response to always-evolving business needs
    Solution
    • Combined Citrix and NetApp® solution for continuous application services, single-console manageability, and reduced data center costs
    Result
    • Accelerated company-wide upgrade to Exchange 2007.
    • Eliminated 16 servers with DAS that will result in hardware cost savings of $70K
    • Cut yearly energy costs by $16K
    • Assured simple scalability for growth, new applications
    A forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, Bimba Manufacturing specializes in cutting-edge solutions for engineering challenges. Bimba products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to OEMs and end users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries,
    “By standardizing on NetApp storage, we can be certain that no matter which ERP product—or other business applications, for that matter—we ultimately deploy, we will have the storage performance, capacity, and scalability to support it.”
    Matt Nantais, Network Manager, Bimba Manufacturing
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  • Mazda
    Challenge
    • Isolated storage islands were difficult to manage. Wanted to simplify fragmented backup processes and reduce risk to mission-critical data
    Solution
    • Replace all networked storage, direct-attached storage, and tape backup systems with NetApp FAS for primary storage. Create new DR solution using SnapVault and a NearStore system
    Result
    • Improved performance, flexibility
    • Achieved comprehensive data protection
    • Implemented rapid backup and reliability recovery
    • Achieved significant TCO improvements
    • Streamlined management
    Mazda North American Operations is responsible for sales and marketing, parts and service operations, and research development in the United States. Its customers include 700 dealerships throughout America
    “Our NetApp unified storage deployment paid for itself in just 10 months while providing immediately, identifiable cost savings.”
    -Kai Sookwongse, System Manager for LAN Services, Mazda North American Operations
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  • Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG (PWO)
    Challenge
    • Handle data growth with shared storage pools using easy-to-manage solution with synchronized mirroring
    Solution
    • NetApp MetroCluster with two NetApp FAS3020 storage systems providing redundant, virtualized storage for scalable and highly available business processes
    Result
    • Migrate to NetApp SAN with no interruption in operations
    • Achieve 100% uptime for 30 months
    • Deliver high performance for business-critical PDM system
    • Enable easy expandability
    • Maintain competitive cost structure
    PWI is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated metal components and subsystems for security and convenience in automobiles. They are reliable partners and supplying companies to Bosch, Ford, GM, Volvo, BMW, Dialmer and VW.
    “ Beyond the high cost efficiency, NetApp also offers significant advantages for small and medium-sized companies. Thanks to its high degree of flexibility, there is a fitting solution for every need.”
    • Roland Siefermann
    Director of System and Network Administration, PWO
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  • Sulzer
    Challenge
    • Optimize and centralize storage to support virtual server infrastructure
    Solution
    • Consolidate data on NetApp unified storage for high availability and centralized backup
    Result
    • Flexible and reliable storage for virtualization
    • Continuous Availability with Metrocluster and performance for business critical applications
    • Centralized data protection for branch offices
    • Optimized backup and recovery, simplified administration
    • 70% savings on disk space for VMware environment through deduplication
    Sulzer has transformed latest engineering know-how into innovative solutions to serve customer needs. Today, Sulzer has 12,000 employees in more than 120 locations.
    “ Using NetApp deduplication, we were able to save 70% on disk space with virtual machines; with the file shares, 25-40%, depending on the type of data. This allowed us to use our resources more efficiently and reduce costs.”
    • Pius Galwiler
    • Systems Engineer, Corporate IT, Sulzer Management Ltd
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  • Albany International
    Challenge
    • Reduce costs associated with outsourced infrastructure
    • Accommodate data growth in a more scalable manner
    Solution
    • Migrate storage to NetApp storage for VMware environment
    • Enable efficient remote management and backups with NetApp management software
    Result
    • Reduced storage expenses by $110,000 per month, paying back the original investment in NetApp storage systems within five months
    • Reduced risk and data protection costs by speeding backups and restores from hours to 5-10 minutes
    • Increased total storage managed by 140TB without adding headcount
    • Converted 140 virtual machines to the new platform in a single month, far ahead of schedule.
    Founded in 1895, Albany Intl. Corp, is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company. Its core business is custom-designing fabric and belts essential for production of paper and paperboard. They have 4,700 employees.
    “ Any one of these NetApp or VMware products can pay for itself, but it’s when you integrate them – that’s when you can really save time, effort, and stress.”
    • Joe Pardi
    • Manager, Enterprise Data Services, Albany International Corp.
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  • Snap-tite
    Challenge
    • Upgrade aging infrastructure and eliminate costly downtime
    Solution
    • Migrate to a virtualized VMware environment on NetApp storage systems
    • Replicate using NetApp SnapMirror and manage backups with NetApp SnapManager
    Result
    • Reduced Microsoft Exchange backup time from six hours to 45 minutes
    • Eliminated downtime through improved reliability and hot backups or mirrored data
    • Reduced required server floor space by over 90% and cut costs for power and cooling
    • Achieved 50% reduction in data storage requirements thorough NetApp deduplication technology
    Snap-tite is a global organization manufacturing quick disconnect couplings, hydraulic valves, lay-flat fire hoses, high-pressure valves, vessels, reactors, and fittings.
    “ We felt up front that NetApp was the technology to go with – that it would make up more flexible, it would cost us less, and our operating costs would be lower.”
    Gary Clark
    • Chief Administrative Officer, Snap-tite
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  • TRUMPF Group
    Challenge
    • Implement a high-performance, highly available storage infrastructure with the goal of automating storage provisioning in a dynamic data center
    Solution
    • Consolidate data on NetApp storage to increase efficiency
    Result
    • High availability with NetApp MetroCluster
    • Simplified storage provisioning
    • Automated backups every two hours
    • Less capital commitment for storage resources due to accurate planning
    • Proactive versus reactive processes
    The TRUMPF Group, based in Ditzingen, Germany, near Stuttgart, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machine tools and power tools. It has 57 subsidiaries in more than 26 countries and over 8000 employees worldwide.
    “ We are benefiting from the tremendous reliability of NetApp storage, from high performance to automated storage management. Our vision of a dynamic data center has a very sound foundation with NetApp.”
    Gernot Schilling
    • Head of IT Infrastructure/CISO, TRUMPF Gruppe
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  • Union Bank of California
    Challenge
    • Provide a less expensive, more flexible storage solution to support an Oracle data warehouse
    Solution
    • Store data warehouse for local backup as well as disaster recovery. Deploy Netapp FAS3070 for testing infrastructure changes and upgrades without disrupting the production environment.
    • NetApp FAs6080, FAS6070 and FAS3070 storage arrays, NetApp Snapshot software, NetApp SnapMirror software, NetApp FlexClone software
    Result
    • Substantial annual savings in maintenance costs compared to EMC arrays
    • 83% faster local restores for data warehouse
    • 12-hour savings on recovery time of current day’s database
    Union Bank of California (UBOC) is a full-service commercial bank offering investment and financial management, trust services, private banking, insurance services, and global custody services.
    “The NetApp solution has been running very well, and we were able to achieve our three requirements of gains in performance, flexibility and price point.”
    Claudia Ku,
    VP Enterprise Server Services, Union Bank of California
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  • Samsung Life Insurance
    Challenge
    • Support business growth with continuous access to client data
    • Adopt next-generation systems to support financial industry regulation compliance
    • Improve backup while enabling stable storage management
    Solution
    • NetApp FAS storage systems, FlexVol technology, SnapShot technology, NetApp Operations Manager, Vmware
    Result
    • Reduced time required to allocate storage from 30 minutes to just 3 seconds
    • Improved availability with nonstop access to data
    • Increased efficiency with simplified backup process
    • Gained ability to quickly and easily analyze storage performance in real time
    Samsung Life Insurance is Korea’s largest life insurance company, with assets of 108 trillion won (approximately $108 billion) and revenue of 23 trillion won (approximately $23 billion).
    “By deploying NetApp’s integrated storage optimized for our VMware® solution, we have been able to significantly reinforce the server’s scalability and convenience as well as assure efficiency during backups.”
    - Sang-ho Yoon, CTO, Samsung Life Insurance
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  • Insight Investments
    Challenge
    • Upgrade IT infrastructure to accommodate 100% annual growth in sales
    • Reduce space, power, and cooling requirements
    • Streamline business processes
    Solution
    • NetApp fabric attached storage (FAS) systems to support a VMware virtual infrastructure environment
    Result
    • Tripled hardware utilization
    • Slashed power, cooling, and other operating costs by 65%
    • Reduced time for replication and recovery
    • Accelerated deployment of new projects
    Insight Investments provides services and solutions that help companies manage technology needs and financial objectives, while providing control over assets, capital, and data. Insight’s team of industry experts works closely with clients across multiple industries to develop customized financing and technology solutions that increase their clients’ profitability.
    “The amount of consolidation we were able to achieve was astounding. It looks like our server and storage inventory went on a huge diet. Maintenance and administration are now much easier, and we can deploy applications orders of magnitude faster and at a lower cost.”
    - Rob Cotter, CTO, Insight Investments
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  • Virginia Credit Union
    Challenge
    • Improve member services, gain agility, and dramatically improve DR capability
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp for VMware®, Exchange, SQL Server™,Windows® fileshares, near-line storage, and backup/recovery; use NetApp FlexVol®, FlexClone®, and deduplication technologies
    Result
    • Fast, reliable rollout of new services
    • Reduced backup times by 82%
    • Shrank capacity needs by up to 80%
    • DR with <1 hour return to operations
    Chartered in 1928, the Virginia Credit Union (VACU) serves more than 180,000 members. With assets exceeding $1.4 billion, VACU ranks as one of the 75 largest credit unions in the United States.
    “ Running VMware on NetApp helps us deliver the best value and service to credit union members. Previously it took one week and $15,000 to deploy a server. Now we can deliver multiple, space-efficient virtual servers in 20 minutes—that gives us tremendous business agility.”
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  • Allied Cash Advance
    Challenge
    • Implement storage for virtual server/desktop environments to gain faster provisioning, manageability, and cost savings
    Solution
    • Deploy NetApp® products for provisioning, space, and cost efficiencies
    • Snapshot, deduplication, and SnapMirror technologies
    • Operations Manager, SnapDrive and SnapVault software
    • SnapManager for SQL Server and SnapManager for Exchange software
    Result
    • Provision storage in minutes
    • Reduce VDI capacity requirements by up to 80%
    • Avoid two to three years of new-capacity purchases
    • Achieve affordable DR with one-hour RPO, 3/4-hour RTO
    • Administer storage in just two to three hours per week
    Founded in 1999 in Northern California, Allied Cash Advance is one of the nation’s largest providers of payday advances, operating 221 branches in 12 states. Headquartered in Miami, the company employs more than 500 people.
    “We don’t need a storage expert to manage our NetApp deployment.”
    – David DePillis
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  • TruWest Credit Union
    Challenge
    • Consolidated storage for better performance, manageability, flexibility, and server virtualization
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp for fast provisioning, business agility, and efficiencies in a Citrix XenServer environment
    Result
    • Deploy imaging service twice as fast
    • Support 25% growth in less than half the rack space
    • Reduce data center BTUs by more than 27%
    • Shrink RPO from 24 hours to less than 1 hour
    • Reduce RTO from days to hours
    • Avoid $64K in new capital expenses
    Arizona based TruWest offers its members a wide variety of loan and deposit products and services. Operating through 9 branches and with more than 68,000 members, TruWest recorded $58.5M in revenue in 2008.
    “We’ve reduced our heat load by 18,000 BTUs (more than 27%) and we expect to achieve an overall reduction of at least 45% upon completion of our transition to the virtual-server environment. We’ll also consolidate 10 bays of equipment down to just 4.”.
    -Tom Gessel - Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TruWest Credit Union
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  • Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union
    Challenge
    • Deliver IT infrastructure needed to support steady business growth
    • Save space and minimize ongoing purchases, reduce administrative costs
    Solution
    • Establish a unified NetApp storage solution to provide easy scalability with flexible provisioning and simple automated management.
    Result
    • Accelerated performance by 50% improving service delivery and business productivity
    • Established a robust storage environment within a limited budget and within a smaller footprint
    • Achieved the flexible scalability needed to accommodate immediate and foreseeable storage needs
    • Simplified storage management, freeing IT administrators time
    • Realized 100% ROI plus $35K - $40K savings to deferred in storage space with deduplication
    The Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution dedicated to anticipating and satisfying the financial needs of members and their families. The credit uniion has over $200 M in assets and serves over 29,000 members,
    “We can better meet our performance and scalability requirements now while maintaining flexibility. This is very important with limited IT staff.”
    Mathew Margosian
    CIO, Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union
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  • General Broker Service
    Challenge
    • Consolidate and Virtualize storage for a VMware environment to enhance services, deliver 24x7 business continuity, reduce costs
    Solution
    • Consolidate on a NetApp MetroCluster solution for enhanced services and business continuity
    Result
    • Consolidate information
    • Achieved storage redundancy
    • Deliver 24x7 business continuity
    • Provide scalability and flexibility
    • Streamline backup, upgrades
    • Easily add new functionality such as deduplication
    GBS core business is insurance intermediation – that is, working as an intermediary between insurance companies and customers. GBS is among top 10 Italian insurance groups.
    “From the client point of view, nothing substantially changed, and we didn’t even have to work evenings, as often happens in a data centers when updating the system.”
    Pasquale Lionetti
    IT Manager, General Broker Service
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  • ING Private Banking, Singapore
    Challenge
    • Eliminate manual tasks, Automate data management processes
    • Build a scalable, integrated, and cost efficient storage infrastructure
    Solution
    • NetApp NAS and SAN solutions
    Result
    • Reduce time taken to restore and back up data
    • Improve RPO and RTP
    • Minimize total cost of ownership
    • Enhance corporate compliance efforts and risk management
    • Increase data security
    ING Private banking in Singapore is the regional Asia headquarters for the company, and it offers first-class fiscal guidance, investment services, and financial planning services through a team of ING private bankers.
    “ We now have a dynamic storage infrastructure that allows us to implement more value-added applications to help grow the top-and bottom-line of ING Private Banking.”
    • Elaine Lee
    Head of IT, ING Asia Private Bank
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  • Financial Technologies Group
    Challenge
    • Improve enterprise-wide data security, availability and archival.
    • Provide a common platform for storage consolidation and virtualization to support the rapid growth of the organization
    Solution
    • NetApp unified storage solution FAS 2050 to consolidate SAP and WMware, SnapManager and SnaoShot for automated backups and better disaster recovery
    Result
    • Increased CPU utilization rates
    • Faster provisioning and backups
    • Huge cost savings in terms of space and power utilization
    • Enterprise class disaster recovery
    The Financial Technologies group is a global leader providing solutions for creating and operating next generation financial markets that are transparent, efficient and liquid, commodities, currency and debt.
    “ Data ONTAP 7G, helped our company bolster storage efficiency through higher utilization of capacity, thin provisioning and SnapShot technology.”
    • Keshav Savant
    VP and Head – Information Technology
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  • The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC)
    Challenge
    • Comply to the highest international security standards and develop an IT infrastructure that will support future workload expansion
    Solution
    • NetApp at both data center and disaster recovery site
    Result
    • Cost-effective solution that exceeded organization needs
    • Able to provide 24/7 services without any need for additional staff
    • Saves time and cost by reducing the use of expensive storage devices
    SEC was established in 1992 to act as the Thai Capital Market supervisory agency entrusted with the mission to ensure “efficiency, fairness, transparency and integrity”.
    “NetApp products truly and seamlessly answer the SEC’s needs and, more importantly, help us save time and cost, while improving the over usage of our existing storage devices .”
    • KumpolSontanarat
    Director, Information and Communication Technology, SEC
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  • Open Link Financial
    Challenge
    • Expand storage options to conserve disk space; leverage and scale legacy storage without ‘forklift’ upgrade
    Solution
    • Move critical workloads to NetApp unified storage; front-end legacy /SAN with NetApp V-Series
    Result
    • Saved six figures by avoiding HP forklift upgrade
    • Greater flexibility by using NFS
    • 50% savings in storage capacity for VMware with deduplication
    • 30% savings in storage capacity for Oracle with NetApp FlexClone
    • 2x improvement in RTO
    Founded in 1992, Open Link Financial is a software vendor specializing in trading, risk management, and operations processing solutions for energy and financial markets.
    “ We’re saving around 50% of the total storage capacity we would require for our VMware environment by using NetApp deduplication.”
    • Thomas Mertz
    • Director of Global MIS, Open Link Financial
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  • SPAR
    Challenge
    • Large data growth and complex storage management
    Solution
    • NetApp FAS3170 cluster in the Salzburg headquarters and NetApp FAS3140 cluster at secondary site
    Result
    • Highly efficient storage for optimized data management
    • Deduplication saves 6 TB of storage space
    • Improved data protection thanks to accelerated backup and restore processes
    • Reduced time and money spend because of implified administration
    • High availability and disaster recovery via cluster architecture
    • Replacement of an optical archiving system with SnapLock
    SPAR Austria Group is a retail giant that employs 35000 people in Austria, making it the largest, private employer across the country. SPAR operates in markets like Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia.
    “NetApp, of all the systems evaluated, offers the best storage efficiency and price performance ratio.”
    Rainer Anschober, System Developer, SPAR
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  • Zumiez
    Challenge
    Create an easy-to-manage, scalable storage infrastructure to protect data
    Solution
    NetApp manageability software scales up to the demands of the business and protects data at three sites
    Result
    Improved key application performance by 15%
    Supported storage growth of 50% without staff increase
    Reduced server stand-up time from one day to one hour
    Eliminated risk to data loss
    Helped reduce IT costs to less than half industry average
    Zumiez anticipates and delivers the latest style trends in a fast-moving market. This retailer caters to young men and women focusing on skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross, and BMX.
    “NetApp delivers a single software interface to the entire storage environment. I shiver to think how complex storage management would be without NetApp tools.”
    - Lee Hudson, Technology Director, Zumiez
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  • AhorraMás
    Challenge
    Modernize storage infrastructure, manage data backup in a fast, simple, and reliable manner, and shorten recovery time
    Solution
    Implement two NetApp FAS920 storage systems
    Result
    Greater system and application availability
    Shorter interruption times and increased performance
    Better personnel productivity with higher information availability
    Capability to accelerate backups and recoveries to obtain instantaneous copies
    AhorraMás is a commercial distribution company in Madrid, Spain. It has more than 180 stores in 4 provinces, which places it among the market leaders.
    “We chose NetApp because of cost, flexibility, trust and simplicity and because with NetApp we had all the technological storage solutions we needed in a single product.
    - Samuel Recuenco, AhorraMas Director of Information Technology
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  • McKesson Relay Health
    Challenge
    • Lacking a cost-efficient solution to maintain 24/7 access to data
    • Needed to minimize expenses without compromising quality and availability of services
    • Aging EMC system lacked speed
    • Existing deployment created potential for a single point of failure
    Solution
    • Replaced EMC with a NetApp FAS270C and FAS6040
    • NetApp provided support for over 80 Oracle databases via iSCSI
    • Consolidated file service via NetApp® CIFS for production, disaster recovery, user acceptance testing
    Result
    • $280,000 cost savings over three years
    • 36% reduction in storage management costs
    • Improved responsiveness to the needs of the business
    • File services consolidation simplifies backup and recovery
    RelayHealth, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides solutions to improve clinical communication, care delivery, and cash collection. It provides health insurance providers with a robust prescription drug benefits claims processing system to administer claims efficiently.
    “NetApp offers tremendous value because it’s allowed us to centralize storage on one platform with a user-friendly system that is easy to manage. We…can now respond much faster to requests from the business and clients.”
    - Tracy Thompson, Senior Director of Technical Services, McKesson RelayHealth
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  • University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
    Challenge
    • Support multiple systems and protect patient information and research data with a reliable, cost-effective storage solution
    Solution
    • NetApp FAS and NearStore storage systems along with SnapManager for MicroSoft Exchange and SnapMirror software
    Result
    • Slashed full backup and recovery time by about 80%
    • Gained headcount savings of about 60%
    • Cut servers required by about 70%
    • Reduced database copy time by about 60% and time to restore corrupted data by 75% to 80%
    University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is an academic medical center that funds health science professionals and researchers, cares for patients, and solves biomedical puzzles through scientific inquiry.
    “NetApp has kept pace, every step of the way, as our storage requirements have grown from about 9 TB of raw data storage to approximately 250 TB.”
    Brian Grimm, Projects and IT Architecture, UTMB
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  • Sentara Healthcare
    Challenge
    • Build a robust, scalable, reliable storage solution for EMR and other patient-care initiatives
    • Simultaneously fortify and simplify storage infrastructure
    Solution
    • NetApp® V-Series storage virtualization solution
    • NetApp V3050 system, FAS3020, SnapMirror®, SnapRestore®, SyncMirror®, SnapVault®, SnapManager® for Microsoft® SQL Server™, FlexVol®, FlexClone®
    Result
    • Accelerated Microsoft SQL Server backups
    • Achieved 99.999% availability for ERM system
    • Shortened dev/test cycles
    • Completed database re-indexing six times faster
    • Provided an highly available CIFS infrastructure
    Sentara Healthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare provider serving more than two million Virginia and North Carolina residents with more than 100 care-giving sites and a full range of health coverage plans and services.
    “The NetApp® V-Series solution lets us leverage our high-end disk arrays for critical SQL applications, as well as environments that use the CIFS protocol, while dramatically improving storage manageability and utilization. Within two days of deployment, we were presenting storage via FC protocol to Windows® hosts.”
    • Joseph Rowell, enterprise Architect Solutions Manager
    Sentara Healthcare
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  • Toronto’s University Health Network
    Challenge
    • Provide safe and reliable data storage, minimize downtime, and improve recovery processes.
    Solution
    • Used NetApp professional services to migrate PACS data to new MetroCluster solution
    Result
    • Enabled synchronous data replication between sites located miles apart for disaster recovery
    • Gained the ability to respond to changing storage needs quickly and easily
    • Increased utilization of existing storage
    • Dramatically improved I/O performance and reduced bottlenecks
    • Minimized downtime with simple and powerful recovery processes
    University Health Network (UHN) is an umbrella organization that encompasses three major hospitals in Toronto, Canada, and a group of medical laboratories and foundations.
    “If you’re looking for the full package – professional, reliable performance, service, and support – then NetApp® is the right solution for you.”
    Luis Faustino, University Health Network
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  • Gateway Health Plan
    Challenge
    • Support fast-growing health plan business with uninterrupted member-ship services, even during a disaster
    Solution
    • NetApp Professional Services (PS) helped build a storage solution that delivers business continuity through a redundant architecture and virtualization
    Result
    • Enabled failover resulting in nearly continuous operations during disasters
    • Slashed recovery time objective (RTO) by more than 98%
    • Saved millions in networking, hardware, utilities, and staging costs to save money and increase funds available for investment in member services
    Gateway Health Plan is an alternative to Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare’s Medical Assistance Program. It is rated among the best Medicaid health plans in the country.
    “NetApp’s PS staff was doing double duty, helping ensure the solutions were tightly integrated. Their expertise with VMware was invaluable.
    David Guilinger, Director of Information Services
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  • ExamWorks
    Challenge
    • Implement best-of-breed cloud-infrastructure to support tripling business growth, deliver application flexibility, and slash IT costs
    Solution
    • Deploy VMware vSphere/View on Cisco UCS with NetApp storage for scalability, agility, and $ 1.%M savings
    Result
    • Avoid >$1M IT staffing costs
    • Achieve nearly $500K capex/opex savings
    • Deploy 3-rack data center to support >2000 employees business
    • Scale seamlessly for triping revenue growth
    • Eliminate high-cost PC refreshes
    • Eliminate helpdesk
    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ExamWorks is a fast-growing independent medical examination (IME) and review company.
    “The Cisco/NetApp/VMware infrastructure is a game changer. We can run our entire business on an integrated and verified platform that we deployed in our data center in a matter of hours. This infrastructure is where everybody’s going to be in 2012, but we’re already here.”
    Brian Denton, CTO, ExamWorks, Inc.
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  • Mosaic Community Services
    Challenge
    • Upgrade storage, backup, and recovery to accommodate large volumes of data and lay a scalable foundation for growth
    Solution
    • Install NetApp FAS2050 storage running both SAN and NAS in the primary site and replicate to NetApp FAS2020 storage off site for backup and DR. Virtualize servers with VMware to increase server flexibility.
    Result
    • Improved backup speed from an average of 19 hours to minutes
    • Reduced server recovery time from days to minutes
    • Reduced storage usage by 35% across all applications with deduplication
    • Enabling aging servers to be replaced with fewer, higher-quality servers.
    Since 1984, Mosaic offers an array of services throughout central Maryland. Mosaic delivers effective, community-based, outcome-focused services that are consumer driver and flexible.
    “Between NetApp, VMware, and CTI, we’re positioned where we need to be in order to provide the critical services we need to, and provide them 24x7 regardless of any scenario, disaster or otherwise.”
    Matt Peeling
    Chief of Information and Telecommunications, Mosaic Community Services
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  • University of Utah
    Challenge
    • Provide students and medical staff with nondisruptive access to medical data and applications
    Solution
    • Replace 30 file servers with two NetApp V-Series units front-ending an HDS for streamlined, high-performance, scalable data management
    Result
    • Eliminated 30 file servers for reduced costs for $422,500
    • Zero downtime since deployment
    • 30% improvement in storage utilization
    • 750 man-hours of administration and troubleshooting saved per year
    • More efficient use of existing SAN assets
    The University of Utah is affiliated with academic research and education institutions, healthcare clinics, and a hospital ranked as one of ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ for 13 consecutive years.
    “ Comparing life before NetApp to where we are now, it’s like night and day. NetApp has solved our business challenges. When we need to scale, we simply add disk and we’re done.”
    • John Fagg
    • Manager, Storage Management Services, University of Utah Healthcare
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  • OraMetrix
    Challenge
    • Develop scalable storage solution for growing databases that must be available 24x7
    Solution
    • Implement NetApp FAS storage systems with NetApp SnapManager for Microsoft SQL server and NetApp Snapshot software
    Result
    • Instantaneous backups of growing, business-critical databases
    • 24 times faster file restores (10 minutes versus 4 hours)
    • 88% savings of disk storage with NetApp deduplication
    • Growing the business without adding headcount
    Orametrix uses 3-D images that are translated into custom braces that are shaped by robots from an alloy that remembers its shape and gradually pulls the teeth into its proper position.
    “ It was pretty clear early on that the NetApp product was going to give us what we needed at a substantially reduced cost over an EMC solution.”
    • Patrick Peters
    • Director of IT, OraMetrix
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  • VAMED Group
    Challenge
    • Centralized, flexible, and scalable storage for SAP applications
    Solution
    • NetApp unified storage with a tiered data protection concept for SAP
    Result
    • Reduced administrative overhead with centralized management
    • Ensured uptime due to MetroCluster and on-the-fly scalability
    • Shortened SAP backup cycles from 4 hours to a few minutes
    • Extended consolidation to non-SAP applications
    • Achivedlont-term ROI through flexibility and scalability
    VAMED Group is a global provider of project and management services for the healthcare sector. The company manages hospitals such as the Vienna General hospital as well as healthcare centers, day spas, and wellness hotels.
    “ We invested in a storage and data management platform which delivers exactly the flexibility and simplicity we need today.”
    • Bernhard Parr
    • SAP Customer Competence Center
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  • Gilead Sciences
    Challenge
    Meeting project timeline commitments to ensure products are released on schedule
    Have reliable access to all information related to drug research and development to comply with stringent FDA regulations
    Implement efficient and manageable storage infrastructure
    Support worldwide deployments on Oracle and PeopleSoft applications
    Solution
    NetApp Technologies: SnapShot, SnapManager for Exchange with single Mailbox Recovery, SyncMirror
    A clustered storage system with hundreds of terabytes of data.
    NetApp products deliver availability, manageability, disaster recovery, and virtualization
    Result
    Reduced systems administration costs by $500,000
    Achieved 100% uptime and complete DR solution
    Met expanding needs for storage while improving system reliability and operating efficiency
    Leveraged virtualization to consolidated from 300 servers to 30 machines
    “Remarkably easy”
    Employees recover own data
    Easy upgrade, data migration
    OS upgrade as easy as “Install. Download. Done.”
    99.9% faster e-mail restore
    In 20 years, Gilead Sciences has become one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world. With each new discovery and experimental drug candidate, Gilead Sciences seeks to improve the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.
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  • Apache Corp
    Challenge
    • Implement a storage solution that provides performance, reliability and scalability for a 64-bit collaborative geologic modeling and seismic interpretation application environment
    Solution
    • Install NetApp solution optimized for a 64-bit E&P application environment to seamlessly handle data growth from 500TB to 3.5PB
    Result
    • 700% data growth, no additional administrative costs
    • Data delivered in seconds, rather than minutes
    • Improved decision making among geoscientists worldwide
    Headquartered in Houston, Apache Corp is an independent company that explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. Employing 4000 people, Apache has assets of $24.3B and operates in 6 countries.
    “ We have seen 700% data growth since moving to this 64-bit platform with Petrel, and solutions from NetApp have helped us prevail without additional administrative support costs.”
    • Bradley Lauritsen
    • Manager, Exploration Computing Department, Apache Corp.
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  • Affymetrics
    Challenge
    Flexibly respond to growing storage needs related to design of Affymetix’sGeneChip technology and the data-intensive scientific analysis, and processing in a cost-effective way
    Solution
    Deploy NetApp unified storage architecture across multiple sites to support all aspects of product development and research services
    Result
    Significant administrative cost savings due to ease of management (two FTEs)
    Five nines availability in production
    Reduced tape-based backup by 70%
    Improved backup times from two days to 30 minutes
    Backup failure rate reduced from 25% to <1%
    Ability to quickly provision storage to meet customer demands
    Affymetrix technologies analyze complex human, plant, animal, and food genetic information to understand and improve life through the advancement of molecular technologies.
    “NetApp® helps Affymetrix with doing IT cheaper, better, and faster.”
    – Karl Konnerth
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  • TNO Science and Industry
    Challenge
    • Support complex mathematical modeling with extremely high-performance, scalable storage that is easy to manage
    Solution
    • NetApp Data ONTAP GX system, NetApp WAFL file system, RAID-DP, and Snapshot technologies
    Result
    • Achieved fast multi-giga byte-per-second performance needed to support enormous calculating power of supercomputer
    • Gained easy scalability of storage capacity to multiple petabytes
    • Maintained simple, efficient management, requiring less administrative time and costs
    • Accelerated performance of additional scientific applications
    TNO Science and Industry is a core area of TNO’s organization, focusing primarily on the business community, specifically helping organizations in the processing and manufacturing sector to gain competitive edge by supporting the innovative development of products, materials and production processes.
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  • Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy
    Challenge
    • DAS storage and growth produced slow research processing, ineffective use of storage, and an IT space crunch
    Solution
    • NetApp with deduplication, Snapshot, and SnapMirror
    Result
    • Deferred additional IT hardware purchase by 12 months
    • Gained ability to support up to 30 virtual machines per ESX server versus the prior limit of 10 to 12
    • Boosted research processing with effective handling of heavy data I/O workloads
    • Reduced storage capacity needs for VMware® by reclaiming 83% of duplicate VM data
    North Carolina–based Duke University is known for its growing involvement in genomic research. The university's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) includes seven centers of genomic research
    “You just can't go wrong with NetApp. NetApp's user management is tremendously better than any other storage platform I've used…I spent more time managing 60TB to 70TB of direct-attached storage than I do managing the 225TB of NetApp storage we have now.”
    -Jonathan Davis, System Administrator
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  • J. Craig Venter Institute
    Challenge
    Support continual growth in critical research data with a reliable, easy-to-manage, and cost-effective storage environment
    Solution
    NetApp V-Series storage virtualization enable JCVI to bring inactive EMC devices into its NetApp NAS and manage them like NetApp hardware.
    Result
    Support institute mission with instant access to critical research data
    Reduce TCO of storage by using NetApp functionality across NetApp and EMC arrays
    Preserve investment in EMC storage, avoiding a purchase of new hardware that would cost hundreds or thousands of dollars
    JCVI is a world leader in discovering and exploring genomes. Formed through the merger of several affiliated organizations, JCVI employs approximately 400 people.
    “V-Series helps us make sure our scientists always have the data they need. It also helps us make the most of the dollars we get from our grants so that JCVI can continue to lead efforts to conquer disease and improve the environment through genomic research.”
    - Eddy Navarro, Computer Systems Manager for Storage, JCVI.
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  • Sky Research
    Challenge
    • Handle multiple data types and protocols, enable easy access to data, protect against data loss
    Solution
    • A NetApp FAS3020 system stores geographical image data, backed up with NetApp Snapshot copies and replicated with NetApp SnapMirror software to another FAS3020
    Result
    • Slash cost of data storage from $17/GB to $6/GB
    • Support multiple protocols
    • Increase storage utilization
    • Store 10 TB+ of data with nearly 100% uptime
    • Save cost of dedicated storage personnel
    Sky Research collects and processes high-quality spatially dense data on thousands of acres of land to create high-resolution imagery that will help remediation teams pinpoint danger from unexploded ordnance (UXO)—and ID where there is no danger.
    “What with ease of administration, flexibility, and greater utilization, the NetApp solution slashed our cost of data storage by 65%, from $ 17/GB to $6 /GB.”
    -Steven Fletcher, IT Director, Sky Research
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  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Challenge
    • Meet the needs of exponential data growth and provide an efficient and reliable cross platform integration for a heterogeneous environment while reducing maintenance costs and improving performance
    Solution
    • Implement clustered primary storage for high availability, high performance and built-in scalability
    Result
    • Streamlined storage management and reduced costs
    • Improved performance with faster I/O processing
    • Provided fast scalability
    • Facilitated provisioning between the hardware offering greater flexibility
    • Increased reliability reducing the risk of data loss and eliminating complicated restore issues
    The EMBL’s main laboratory is based in Heidelberg (Germany) and is Europe’s flagship for research in molecular biology. With more than 1400 staff across its 5 sites, EMBLs mission extends to training programs for scientists, students and visitors.
    “The dramatically reduced the number of storage devices by 90% and we can confidently say that this lowered overhead costs especially management by 60 to 80%.”
    -Dr. Rupert Luck, Head of IT Services, EMBL
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  • National Cooperation for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra)
    Challenge
    • Increase the standard of quality in the central data center
    Solution
    • Virtualize server environment and consolidate on NetApp Unified storage architecture
    Result
    • Simplified administration with flexible volume management
    • Reduced energy consumption by 60%
    • Significantly improved availability and stability of data access
    • Reduced rack space requirements by 80%
    • Reduced backup volume by 30% with deduplication
    • Accelerated tape backup eight times
    Nagra’s more than 30 years of experience in the field or radioactive waste disposal has also been applied in other national and international waste disposal programs, as well as in non-nuclear projects. Nagra has 80 employees headquartered in Canton Aargau, Switzerland.
    “ With the previous environment, we had to deal with server crashes and hardware failures over and over again. Since the NetApp consolidation, everything works smoothly, which of course makes our users happy.”
    Benjamin Meier
    • IT Director, Nagra
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  • Sensis
    Challenge
    • Provisioning storage project by project was inefficient, expensive, and slow. To support Sensis’s more than 50% annual growth, the company needed a more responsive and cost-effective storage solution
    Solution
    • NetApp helped Sensis create a shared storage framework that enables the company to provision and launch new services more quickly, and provides greater data protection through backup and disaster recovery capabilities
    Result
    • Slashed time to market by provisioning in hours instead of weeks
    • Reduced projected staffing requirements
    Sensis is a leading information services company in Australia with 3500+ employees and AU $1.86B in revenue
    “ The NetApp IP SAN solution has helped us reduce storage requirements and operational costs. From an IT operations perspective, we’re faster and less costly, cutting our time to provision a system from weeks to days – in some cases, just hours.”
    • Grainne Kearns
    • G.M. Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Sensis
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  • Thomson Reuters
    Challenge
    • Deliver innovation and responsive client services while reducing IT costs and energy usage
    Solution
    • FAS6080HA storage systems, SnapShot, FlexVol, deduplication, SnapMirror, and SnapRestore technologies; MultiStore and SnapVault software; NetApp SANScreen product suite; NetApp Global services
    Result
    • Enable doubling of storage utilization to 60%
    • Achieve 99.85% utilization on backup storage
    • Reduce annual storage CAPEX/OPEX by millions of dollars
    • Eliminate one year’s power growth 9=1MW or =$650K)
    • Defer building three data centers at tens of millions of dollars each
    Headquartered in New York, Thomson Reuters employs 50,000 people in 93 countries. The company combines expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to decision makers in financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets
    “ The VMware-on-NetApp project will save one year’s power growth, or about one megawatt of consumption, We’re currently recovering 9.6 kilowatts per week and expect that over eight years we’ll defer building three new data centers. That’s where we save the serious money.”
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  • Radio Television of Serbia
    Challenge
    Create high performance, reliable virtual infrastructure to support real time broadcasting, and consolidate and virtualize its server and storage infrastructure
    Solution
    NetApp FAS2020 provides a reliable and stable storage platform for critical 24x7 broadcasting data
    Result
    Set new performance standard for content-rich broadcast
    Support 3,500 users sending rich media
    Flexible capacity allocation
    Extreme reliability
    Fast, reliable backup and recovery of audio, visual files
    As the public broadcaster in Serbia, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) produces and broadcasts a variety of news, drama, and sports programs through radio, television, and the Internet.
    “NetApp was simply the best choice to meet all our needs in terms of stability, disaster recovery, VDI support, cost-effectiveness, and scalability.”
    - SrboljubNikitovic, Executive Director, Radio Television of Serbia
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  • Spin West VFX
    Challenge
    • Keep storage from negatively affecting render jobs, artist productivity, and IT support efforts
    Solution
    • Move to more reliable, flexible storage with NetApp Data ONTAP GX
    Result
    • Improved system reliability with no downtime
    • Easy scaling to add more storage controllers without disrupting production
    • Rapid load balancing with NetApp FlexVol
    • An economical growth path with reuse of legacy storage
    With headquarters in Toronto, SPIN Productions’ Vancouver, B.C.- based franchise, SPIN West VFX, has won many awards for visual effects, animation, and design work, including a LEO award for best visual effects, animation, and design work for the movie FIDO.
    “With NetApp global namespace, I can put files anywhere within the cluster. I can add new storage controllers. I can run NetApp FAS3050 storage controllers today. Then, if a project requires more horsepower, I can add faster NetApp FAS3070 or FAS6070 controllers.”
    Joel Shaikin, Director IT, SPIN West VFX
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  • Vantage Media
    Challenge
    • Constantly offer new and innovative online marketing services to rapidly expanding client base
    Solution
    • The combination of NetApp FlexClone and VMware enables Vantage to quickly create an infinite number of software development and test environments
    Result
    • Cut time to create test environments by 98%, accelerating time to market of new software functionality
    • Maximize innovation through a 100% increase in projects in simultaneous development
    • Save $100,000 in staffing costs by simplifying the creation of test environments
    Vantage Media is one of the largest performance search marketing firms in the U.S.
    “NetApp FlexClone software helps us create as many test environments as we want, so we can develop and test multiple ideas in parallel before they get anywhere near our production systems. That’s how we stay on the leading edge without being on the bleeding edge.”
    • Dave Ross, Director, NetWork Operations, Vantage Media
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  • Corelio NV
    Challenge
    • Virtualize storage to unify NAS/SAN for manageability and reduced costs; provide continuous availability.
    Solution
    • Implement NetApp V-Series and MetroCluster solution for high availability, cost savings, and simple storage admin
    Result
    • Achieve four years (and counting) uptime
    • Pool storage for fast provisioning
    • Add capacity without adding IT staff
    • Reduce help desk calls
    • Reduce cost of growth with admin, capacity, bandwidth savings
    • Deliver flexibility for new apps, VDI, and more
    Corelio NV is Belgium’s largest newsletter publisher, selling nearly half a million copies daily. Their multimedia products and services touch some 58% of the Belgian Population.
    “The V-Series maximizes our efficiency and flexibility in using and assigning storage. With pooled storage resources, we can easily provision capacity wherever its needed for file shares or databases or to the VMware environment. It’s easier to accomplish, five times faster, and we’re making the maximum use of existing capacity.”
    • Jan LaFosse, Information Communication Technology Manager, Infrastructure, Corelio NV
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  • Kelley Blue Book
    Challenge
    • Guaranteeing reliability, performance, and support for Kelley Blue Book’s extreme expansion and growth needs
    Solution
    • Expand NetApp storage to support Kelley Blue Books production, development, QA and staging activities driven by VMware
    Result
    • Boosted storage utilization for virtual servers by over 200%
    • Improved storage system performance by up to 400%
    • Postponed $ 100,000 in new disk acquisition costs by 12 months or more
    • Avoided $300,000 in upfront storage purchases with ‘just-in-time’ scalability
    • Rapid provisioning with easy maintenance to resolve ‘final hour’ development requests
    • Granular Exchange mailbox recovery in minutes instead of a day or more
    Since its emergence on the web in 1995, kkb.com has become the number-one automotive web site among new and used car vehicle shoppers. The site averages more than 13M visits a month and generates over 35M monthly vehicles pricing reports.
    “NetApp allowed us to scape up and grow our infrastructure modularly on a ‘just-in-time’ basis without having to make huge forward looking guesses about capacity.”
    • Grant Leathers,
    • Director of Enterprise Infrastructure, Kelley Blue Book
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  • Terremark
    Challenge
    • Provide robust, secure cloud-based DR services that are cost effective for customers and for Terremark.
    Solution
    • Deliver cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) solutions built on a NetApp storage infrastructure including NetApp FAS6040 and NetApp FAS3020 storage systems running the Data ONTAP operating systems
    Result
    • Reduced data storage capacity needed for virtual machines by at least 50%
    • Reduced administrative time and costs two-to threefold
    • Reduced customer RPO and RTO from days to hours to minutes
    Terremark is a leading IT infrastructure service provider providing managed hosting, colocation, networking, and security services. In 2009, Terremark was named VMware Service provider of the year.
    “With NetApp, we also have a trusted partner that is committed to our success and is constantly providing operating system upgrades, dedplication, and other powerful new functionality at no charge.
    -Mike Fink,
    Director of Cloud DR Solutions, Terremark Worldwide
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  • Siemens IT Services, Germany
    Challenge
    • Simplify management, reduce costs, and improve availability of MicroSoft Exchange Services
    Solution
    • NetApp FC SAN Clsutered FAS Series systems, NetApp SnapManager for Exchange with Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR), NetApp NearStore systems, and NetApp SnapVault software
    Result
    • Maintained zero downtime
    • Achieved fast D2D backup and recovery
    • Improved utilization of storage assets
    • Gained competitive edge with lower cost per mailbox
    Siemens IT Solutions and Services is a leading international provider of IT solutions and services. The group employs 43,000 people and posts annual sales of about 5 B Euros
    “After comparing solutions for our Exchange consolidation project, we chose a NetApp FC SAN for performance flexibility scaling and availability. NetApp SnapManager for Exchange software was also a high factor – no other vendor had a equivalent management tool at that time.”-Andreas Huber
    Senior Systems Engineer and Planning Manager for Exchange, Siemens IT Solutions and Services
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  • Razor Technology
    Challenge
    • Implement best-of-breed infrastructure to uplift functionality and drive down costs of external cloud-based backup/recovery, hosting, and IT services
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp for MB to TB services scalability, enterprise-class features, and maximum efficiency
    Result
    • Spend 50% less, save 50TB with deduplication
    • Shrink dev/test refreshes from days to minutes
    • Provision resources on the fly
    • Precisely meet customer IT needs – deliver ‘no more, no less’
    Razor Tech is an IT solutions provider focussed on end-to-end enterprise infrastructure solutions. Razor designs, plans, delivers, and support high-performance, integrated solutions for some of the most demanding data centers in the world
    “With NetApp deduplication, we use 50% less storage on internal systems – that’s a 50TB savings. Withiut it, we’d need 100TB to do the same business.”
    -Tyler Britten
    Director of Cloud Solutions, Razor Technology
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  • Databasement
    Challenge
    • Provide enterprise-class data protection and other services at an affordable price
    Solution
    • Safeguard client data with a cloud-based, service-oriented infrastructure built on NetApp unified storage systems and software
    Result
    • Supported diverse customer needs, applications and budgets
    • Built tiered service model on unified storage platform to support StaaS model
    • Managed four petabytes of storage with two administrators
    • Instantaneously recovered customer data
    • Reduced TCO while improving service levels
    Founded in 2002, Databasement was among the first companies to deliver storage as a service (STaaS). Today, operating out of 8 data centers, the company is a top provider of data protection services
    “NetApp gives us our key differentiator – the ability to provide our customers with SLAs that are appropriate for their businesses at reasonable costs.”
    -Rob Christ, Founder and Director, Databasement
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  • SAP Hosting
    Challenge
    • Replace decentralized local storage and optical media for e-mail, R/3 documents, and archiving with a centralized, highly available solution
    Solution
    • Data consolidation on redundant NetApp storage and synchronous mirroring access Fiber Channel with MetroCluster software provides fail-safe operation
    • SnapManager for Exchange protects e-mail data
    Result
    • Delivers high-availability access to e-mail and archive files
    • Streamlines administration and increases scalability
    • Provides ability to restore individual e-mails
    SAP AG is the world’s leading provider of e-business software solutions. Today, more than 18,800 companies in over 120 countries run more than 56,000 installations of SAP software
    “The archives of our customers alone are growing by around 1TB per year, and capacity must be increased accordingly. The simple scalability of NetApp storage reduces administration to the absolute minimum and contributes to high availability.”
    Christopher Hermann, Director, Business Systems Services, SAP Hosting AG
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  • Swisscom
    Challenge
    • Manage data growth of up to 40%
    • Decrease long runtimes for backup jobs
    • Control increasing costs and space shortages in computing centers while efficiently meeting customer SLAs
    Solution
    • File service backup optimization through NetApp® V-Series and NetApp SnapVault® software
    • NetApp V-Series: V6070, V6080, V3070, GF960, GF940, GF920; SnapVault; SnapRestore®; MultiStore®; MetroCluster; Snapshot™; Operations Manager; Protection Manager
    Result
    • File backups in minutes at 2.5 times lower cost
    • Utilization of 8 times less disk space
    • Return on investment (ROI) in weeks
    • Enhancement of competitive strength
    Swisscom IT Services is a leading Swiss IT service provider whose core business is the integration and operation of complex IT infrastructures for full and partial outsourcing. Swisscom employs 2,600, has 14 locations, and has sales of over 900 million CHF (U.S.$800 million)
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  • Porsche Holding
    Challenge
    Implementation of a powerful, highly available storage infrastructure for thousands of users across Europe
    Solution
    NetApp Unified storage and MetroCluster software in combination with flexible and efficient NetApp data management
    Result
    Cost benefits in operation, scalability and licensing
    Wide range of options for storage virtualization
    High level of flexibility in connectivity, data recovery and quality assurance
    Seamless scalability and upgrade options
    Predictability and investment protection
    Porsche Informatik GmbH, is responsible for continuous IT operations of the holding company and serves as an application service provider for the company’s subsidiaries and the dealership network.
    “With our decision for NetApp, we have not only introduced a new storage architecture but also a philosophy of data management.”
    - Anton Spitzer, Manager Infrastructure Services, Prosche Informatik GmbH
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  • San Diego Data Processing
    Challenge
    • Enable more timely delivery of server/storage resources while simultaneously cutting IT costs
    Solution
    • Implement VMware on NetApp for fast resource deployment, better capacity utilization, and lower costs
    • NetApp FAS6030 and FAS 6040 systems, NetApp deduplication and FlexClone software, FlexVol, SnapMirror and SnapRestore technologies
    Result
    • Achieved up to 60% capacity savings
    • Attained within-minutes storage provisioning
    • Streamlined database backup/recovery
    • Enabled seamless DR for SAP
    San Diego Data Processing Corporation (SDDPC) is a not-for-profit provider of government information technology solutions. SDDPC provides a wide range of phone, data, and IT services for city, county, and other clients, including 71 law enforcement agencies. SDDPC employs more than 250 people and is actively involved in over 150 projects.
    “NetApp FlexClone and Snapshot technologies help us meet aggressive deployment deadlines, such as those imposed on us by the city’s SAP project, where we’re supporting 24x7 development processes. Worth mention in is that NetApp backup, cloning, and recovery processes can be done with space efficiency and negligible performance impact.”
    - Rick Scherer, VMware Infrastructure Architect, SDDPC
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  • Reliance Communication
    Challenge
    • Build a cost-effective, scalable system to support rapid customer growth and data-intensive business
    Solution
    • Deployed NetApp for active-active clustered primary storage system over NAS (NFS) to improve performance of mission-critical applications and backup processing
    Result
    • Over $4.25 million in total cost savings
    • Reduced overall server utilization from 99% to 35%
    • Increased subscriber capacity by 47 million
    • Additional 1 million call data records (CDRs) processed per day
    • Increased backup speed by 8x
    • Eliminated six- to eight-hour lag for downstream systems’ CDR receipt
    • Eliminated 24-hour delay in business intelligence reporting
    • Reduced backup time by approximately eight hours
    Reliance Communications Ltd. is India’s largest integrated telecom service provider and one of the fastest growing service providers in the world, with a base of >50 million subscribers
    “Having it perform flawlessly has given RCOM the opportunity to rearchitect other pieces of our systems and infrastructure and continue to beat our own TCO benchmarks”.
    - Dr. Sumit Chowdhury, CIO, RCOM
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  • Avanade Inc
    Challenge
    • Support rapidly growing service offerings with scalable storage solutions
    • Reduce data center costs while improving IT service recovery and availability
    Solution
    • Combine Hyper-V™ with NetApp® solutions for faster delivery of IT services and easy hot-site failover
    • NetApp FAS3040 and FAS3020 systems, Snapshot™, SnapMirror®, FlexVol®, deduplication
    Result
    • Ease off-site disaster recovery deployment
    • Supports rapid provisioning of added child partitions
    • Speeds ongoing test and development
    • Extends green IT savings from servers to storage
    With 8,000 global consultants and a growing client roster, Seattle-based Avanade is a leading global technology integrator that helps companies achieve success using a Microsoft® enterprise platform. The company is a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture.
    “With my previous experiences with tape, I would have never thought about being part of a backup project before in my life. Now, with data protection features like NetApp® Snapshot™ and SnapMirror® —combined with Microsoft® Hyper-V™—I’ll go for it.”
    Andy Schneider, Senior Systems Engineer
    Avanade
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  • AISO
    Challenge
    • Complexities to host additional clients, lower server and storage utilization
    • Higher cooling costs and additional footprint
    • Build high-availability infrastructure for world-class web-hosting services
    • Reduce energy consumption to stay 100% solar powered
    Solution
    • Implement VMware on NetApp to maximize uptime, conserve space and shrink energy usage
    Result
    • High server and storage utilization
    • Reduced power consumption by 60%, cooling costs and footprint
    • Scale to support 20% Y/Y growth: Remain 100% solar powered, Energy use shrunk 70%
    • Reduce capacity 8x: complete protection using minimal storage
    • Increased reliability, more responsive to clients
    • Capability to seize new and expanded service opportunities
    Founded as the country’s first solar-powered hosting company, Affordable Internet Services Online, Inc. (AISO) runs its data center and office 100% on solar energy. As a reliable and responsible green Web-hosting company, AISO strives to deliver world-class customer service while simultaneously protecting and preserving natural resources
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  • Cartika
    Challenge
    • Implement fluid storage architecture to handle unpredictable loads of on-demand cloud services
    Solution
    • Deliver enterprise-grade elasticity, scalability, and high availability with NetApp storage for Citrix-based CartikaCloud hosting services
    Result
    • Deliver around-the-cloud availability
    • Provide seamless, no-waste scalability
    • Use 50% less capacity for virtual machines
    • Automate processes to manage heavy demand
    • Increase admin efficiency 100%
    Founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in May 2000, Cartika, Inc. is a leading open-source application service provider.
    “ NetApp technology, combined with low TCO, helps us offer advantages that our competitors don’t have or can’t deliver as efficiently.”
    • Andrew Rouchotas
    CEO, Cartika, Inc.
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  • Tiscali
    Challenge
    • Grow revenues by offering hosted e-mail services, provide business continuity, and increase competitiveness by minimizing IT costs
    Solution
    • Storage infrastructure 100% on NetApp, deployed on a full range of NetApp software for storage efficiency, ease of management, and DR
    Result
    • Achieve 99.997% uptime for e-mail services
    • Achieve 80% storage utilization rate
    • Manage 1PB of storage with 4 FTEs, accommodate 60% annual growth with no increase in IT staff
    • Reduce storage by 48% with deduplication
    Tiscali Italia S.p.a. is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Italy. Tiscali has about 704,000 customers in Italy, of which more than 570,000 were ADSL customers.
    “ NetApp has a culture of commitment to the success of its customers. NetApp storage systems are highly reliable and flexible and provide great value to Tiscali.”
    • Michele Fadda
    • IT Manager, Tiscali Italia S.p.a
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  • Consonus Technologies Inc
    Challenge
    • Provide enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity to customers at an affordable, predictable price
    Solution
    • Securely archive customer’s e-mail and file data and provide virtual business continuity with cloud-based infrastructure built on NetApp storage systems and software
    Result
    • Guaranteed 100% data recovery SLA
    • Saved 40% of required storage capacity using NetApp deduplication
    • Scaled to accommodate service growth of 50%
    • Provide customers with low TCO and high service levels
    Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Consonus offers world-class data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity services for more than 850 customers throughout the United States
    “ It’s a game changer: With NetApp, we can deliver a better service more quickly and cost effectively than with any other vendor I know.”
    • Michael Overton
    • Director of Consulting Services, Consonus.
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  • nGenX
    Challenge
    • Deliver affordable, enterprise-class disaster recovery services to small and medium businesses
    Solution
    • Safeguard client data with a cloud-based, service-oriented infrastructure
    Result
    • Launched new, affordable, enterprise-class cloud services
    • Demonstrated complete VM failover in three minutes over 500 miles
    • Reduced support costs by 40%
    • Used 50-60% less storage in Hyper-V environment
    • Supported 32% annual growth
    nGenX has been a pioneer in the on-demand IT service industry in the US since 2000. nGenX provides its Office Anywhere application and environment management solution for Microsoft Exchange, Office and SharePoint and its customers’ line-of-business software.
    “ Using NetApp storage efficiency techniques like thin provisioning and deduplication in Microsoft Hyper-V environments, we can maximize infrastructure utilization and lower costs for the end user…we use 50-60% less storage than we would otherwise need to support cloud services for our customers.” Robert Bye
    Executive Vice President and General Manager, nGenX
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  • A & A Contract Customs Brokers
    Challenge
    • Resolve "out-of-disk" growth issues and simplify storage scaling for server virtualization
    Solution
    NetApp storage with deduplication to dramatically reduce storage and server footprints
    Result
    • Postponed storage expansion by 15 -24 months
    • Freed 25% of primary storage for reuse
    • Reclaimed close to 70% of disk space for Hyper-V™ guests and Microsoft® DPM backups
    Tripled disk-based backup retention times
    Canadian-based AACB’s mission is to “provide customers with first class trade facilitation through their passion for service. They have provided customs brokerage, freight forwarding,warehousing, distribution and shipping services since 1979.
    “Since starting with NetApp deduplication, it has sort of become an addiction to see how much I can actually fit into the system. I am still amazed at how well it works and that I have not seen any kind of performance hit.”
    -Dan Morris, System Engineer
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  • Transplace
    Challenge
    Build a virtual infrastructure that improves availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity
    Solution
    Use NetApp flexibility to achieve multiple goals for the same storage system.
    NetApp FAS3070 systems, Snapshot, SnapMirror, SnapManager for Exchange, SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, SnapManager for Oracle, FlexVol, FlexClone, Deduplication
    Result
    Achieved turnkey offsite disaster recovery (DR) and DR testing
    Reclaimed 11TB of storage space with NetApp deduplication
    Accelerated test and development
    Reduced IT administration time
    America’s #1 non-asset-based-based third-party logistics (3PL) and technology provider, Transplace manages millions of shipments per year as well as a portfolio of more than $5 billion in total spend
    “I no longer have to have dedicated servers in my backup facility. I can use NetApp deduplication software on all of the VMs and free several terabytes of disk space. My test team can also perform higher quality tests, along with more load and QA testing because of the time NetApp sales us in building and tearing down environments… Bottomline: NetApp saves us a ton of time and money.”
    - Vincent Biddlecombe, CTO, Transplace
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  • Trimac
    Challenge
    Replace legacy Fibre Channel storage with easier to manage, more flexible, more cost-effective solution.
    Solution
    Standardise on NetApp for all storage needs, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases and growing VMware environment.
    Result
    50% reduction in RTO for critical applications
    24-fold improvement in RPO for critical applications
    Ability to refresh developer environments in minutes
    Capacity to scale comfortably for three years
    50% savings on monthly lease payment for storage
    Trimac, a provider of truck transportation and distribution has differentiated itself by using technology to steamline operations and deliver better customer service.
    “With NetApp, we’re saving on power and cooling costs, our monthly lease payment is half what it was, and we have three times the storage capacity.”
    - Perry Shivak, Director, Technical Services, Trimac Corporation
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  • BERNMOBIL
    Challenge
    • Modernize and increase efficiency of data center operations
    Solution
    • Centralize data storage on NetApp FAS unified storage with disk-to-disk backup
    Result
    • High availability of all applications from newly introduced storage yard management system to passenger information
    • Simple, efficiency disk backup using Snapshot technology with rapid backup
    • Lower administration cost and flexible expandability
    • Simplified allocation of resources for the SAP portal’s test, integration, and production systems
    BERNMOBIL operates three tram services and 19 bus and trolley services in Berne, Switzerland. With ridership increasing, the company served a record 87 million passengers in 2008.
    “ The efficient storage infrastructure also helps reduce resources consumption. Even for a medium-sized company such as BERNMOBIL the investment in NetApp Storage Solutions is worth it.”
    • Markus Suter
    IT Director, BERNMOBIL
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  • Coppin State University
    Challenge
    Minimize costs while implementing storage for mission-critical applications, VMware and DR
    Solution
    Deploy NetApp storage to boost performance and availability with maximum management, space, and budget efficiencies.
    Result
    Improve PeopleSoft and Exchange performance
    Maintain 24x7 availability
    Enable fast backups and within-four-hour DR
    Reduce admin by 67%
    Conserve data center space, cooling and power
    Coppin State University is an historically black university located on a 45-acre campus in west central Baltimore, Maryland. Part of the University system of Maryland, the institution offers 53 majors and 9 graduate degree programs.
    “Whenever we need storage, NetApp lets us deploy it quickly, easily and within our financial resources. For a state university with limited finances, efficiency is always important, but in this economy it’s imperative.”
    • Dr. Ahmed El-Haggan
    VP of IT, CIO and Professor of Computer Science
    • Coppin State University.
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  • Virginia Community College
    Challenge
    • Ensure tier 1 disaster recovery within 24 hours. Enable recovery to the last committed transaction. Simplify disparate tier 1 and tier 2 storage architecture
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp’s unified architecture to enable automated, synchronous data replication and achieve storage efficiency
    Result
    • Secured business continuity for more than 240,000 users
    • Enabling tier 1 services recovery within hours
    • Automated DR without adding to staff
    • Achieved more than $800,000 savings
    Established in 1966, the Virginia community college systems (VCCS) spans 23 community colleges on 40 campuses across the state. The college serves more than 230,000 students and another 170,000 people enrolled in workforce-training programs.
    “With NetApp technology in place, we expect that in the event of a main-site disaster, our mission-critical enterprise applications and services will be back online in a matter of hours, not the several weeks and long staff hours that it would have taken to recover from tape in our pre NetApp infrastructure.”
    -Matt Lawson, Director of Enterprise Services, Virginia Community College System
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  • Education First
    Challenge
    • Accommodate rapid data growth; streamline storage management, backup, and recovery; increase performance and uptime
    Solution
    • Replace a SAN storage infrastructure with NetApp storage systems for business-critical database and Microsoft Exchange; use NetApp SnapShot and SnapManager for Exchange technologies to back up and restore critical data; use NFS and deduplication for VMware infrastructure.
    Result
    • Reduced backup times from days to hours
    • Increased reliability with efficient backup solution
    • Simplified administration and maintained costs
    • Enhanced performance for Microsoft Exchange
    EF Education First is the world’s largest private education company, and has provided tailored education programs to 15 M students of all ages and nationalities for over 40 years.
    “SnapShot technology is a great asset for our company and has proved easy to implement. All of our offices are provided with remote technical support for our IT infrastructure team wo can aim to respond to restore any lost data when requested.”
    -Yousuf Khan, IT Infrastructure team
    Education First.
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  • University of Georgia
    Challenge
    • Scale to meet unpredictable and growing demands from researchers for high-throughput storage without adding staff
    Solution
    • NetApp cluster solution that scales to extreme levels, achieves exceptional reliability, and enables the University of Georgia to maintain more storage at lower costs
    Result
    • Achieved 15% lower TCO than other storage solutions
    • Managed rapidly increasing storage demands without increasing headcount
    • Achieved zero downtime over 48 months and counting
    • Superb support and services from Sirius and NetApp delivered successful cluster implementation
    As a designated R1 top-tier research univerisity, UGA earned more than $246 M in external research grants in fiscal year 2009.
    Among the university’s outstanding resources is the Research Computing Center, supporting areas from life ­sciences to social sciences
    “With NetApp, we get ease of administration and management so we can grow without adding personnel, high uptime for researcher productivity, and superior service. I’d estimate that total cost of ownership due to the powerful software NetApp provides is about 15% less than other storage solutions.”
    -Jerry NeSmith, Director of IT for the Office of Vice President for Research, The Univeristy of Georgia..
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  • University of West Florida
    Challenge
    • Ensure reliability and availability of business-critical Microsoft and SunGard applications; deliver high performance without increasing costs
    Solution
    • Consolidate on NetApp unified storage systems to host the University’s business applications and support its virtual environment; deploy SnapMirror, SnapVault and SnapManager software to streamline backup and disaster recovery
    Result
    • Established a 30-minute RPO
    • Eliminated downtime
    • Lowered anticipated hardware costs by $250,000
    • Reduced backup time by 90%
    Founded in 1963, UWF has 2 main campuses, and serves through several shared facilities at regional community colleges. The university offers 25 degree certifications online. Over 10,000 students attend UWF each year
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  • Excelsior College
    Challenge
    • Consolidate DAS, reduce storage management cost and complexity
    • Enable flexible storage growth of about 40% additional storage every year
    Solution
    • Design and implement a unified, single-interface storage architecture
    • Consolidate DAS, streamline storage management and improve efficiencies
    • Provide scalability for immediate needs and flexibility for nondisruptive expansion
    Result
    • Reduced backup from 30 hrs to 3 minutes, recovery from 2 days to 20 minutes
    A private, nonprofit institution, Excelsior offers efficient and more affordable access to higher education by providing multiple avenues to degree completion.
    “ With NetApp storage coupled with ATEC Group’s top-notch expertise and support, Excelsior College has found the perfect unified storage and disaster recovery solution to support faculty, staff and student mission-critical services.”
    • David Krzynowek
    Systems Engineer, Excelsior College
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  • St. Paul’s School
    Challenge
    • Consolidate IT infrastructure to improve performance, management, utilization, and efficiency
    • Develop DR Strategy
    Solution
    • Establish a unified NetApp storage architecture with easy management and flexible provisioning
    Result
    • Reduce the time to restore files from one hour or more to just seconds
    • Achieved 19% storage space savings with Deduplication
    • Simplified storage management, reducing administrative burden and increasing staff efficiency
    Founded in 1849, St. Paul’s School is a kindergarten through 12th grade college-preperatory dat school in Brooklandville, Maryland. It is a top tier school in the Baltimore area.
    “ NetApp has changed my life. The NetApp software is intuitive and easy to understand. I can easily and quickly create and share volumes, copy and snapshot data, or test disaster recovery techniques without disruption. And restoring a file is also fast.”
    • Jennifer Schneider
    • Network Administrator, St. Paul’s School
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  • Art Center College of Design
    Challenge
    • Support diverse IT environment
    • Boost infrastructure availability and operational flexibility
    • Stay within tight budget and staffing constraints
    Solution
    • Virtualize storage using NetApp, VMware and Citrix storage
    • Storage consolidation with flexible provisioning, enhanced data protection, and centralized management
    Result
    • Avoid purchasing $45K if fibre channel storage through deduplication
    • Avoid purchasing $90K if storage by supporting 8:1 over-provisioning for personal storage
    • Recover corrupted mailbox 98% faster (45 minutes versus 2 days)
    • Reduce staff time needed to migrate to new leased servers
    With 2 campuses in Pasadena, California, Art Center offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of art and design fields, as well as continuing studies.
    “ Deduplication has reduced our VMware storage requirements 40%. We’ve saved over 4TB of Fibre Channel Storage, a cost savings of $45K.”
    • Jason Blackader
    • Unix System Administer, Art Center College of Design
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  • Baldwin Wallace College
    Challenge
    • Accommodate growing demand for IT services, enable disaster recovery
    • Reduce costs and maximize data center resources
    Solution
    • Virtualize Windows environment using NetApp and VMware and achieve storage efficiency with NetApp unified architecture
    Result
    • Anticipated 45% savings when fully virtualized
    • Implemented cost-effective disaster recovery
    • Improved service levels and achieved 99.95% uptime
    • Manage 28TB without dedicated storage administrator
    • Reduced data center footprint 25%
    Located near Cleveland, Ohio, Baldwin-Wallace College is a private liberal arts college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, certificates, and professional education programs. The school has 600 employees and 4,300 students.
    “ When we saw how well the NetApp systems would work with VMware to virtualize our Windows environment, that was the deal closer.”
    • Greg Flanik
    • Manager of Network Services, Baldwin Wallace College
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  • Lawrence Technological University
    Challenge
    • Reduce server sprawl, support key academic applications
    • Manage applications and database upgrades
    Solution
    • Virtualize IT infrastructure including MicroSoft SQL Server using VMware server software and NetApp storage
    • Deploy full suite of storage management tools to streamline backups and simplify storage management.
    Result
    • Reduce recovery time for Oracle Database by 92%
    • Reduce time to provision virtual machine by 83%
    • Reduce overall virtual machine storage by 70% with deduplication
    • Restored corrupted virtual machine 92% faster
    Founded in 1932, based in Southfield, Michigan, LTU has more than 4,500 students pursuing degrees in architecture, engineering, management and the arts and science.
    “ If you’re going to VMware, get NetApp too. They work so well together, it will make your life much earlier.”
    • David Toth
    • System Support, Lawrence Technological University
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  • Teacher Training College of Zurich
    Challenge
    • Provide efficient storage for an increasing volume of data.
    Solution
    • Standardize on NetApp unified storage and data management tools for Microsoft Exchange e-mail and Microsoft Windows file shares.
    Result
    • Highly scalable, stable, and available storage
    • Simplified data management for messaging systems
    • Backups and restores in minutes instead of hours
    • Flexible, unified storage offers multiple connectivity options
    The Teacher Training College of Zurich is one of the largest training institutions in Switzerland and a leading center of expertise, with numerous options for continuing education and services for teachers, school administrators, and PTAs.
    “ What we have achieved up to now is a significant simplification of administration and data protection for our critical application. But we have barely begun to explore all the possibilities of NetApp unified storage.”
    • John Wilhelm
    • IT Director, Teacher Training College of Zurich
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  • Central Connecticut State University
    Challenge
    • Meet growing needs for storage and streamline data protection
    • Minimize staff size, storage expenses and data center footprint
    Solution
    • Virtualize IT infrastructure using VMware and NetApp to streamline provisioning and reduce backup and restore times.
    Result
    • Boost availability of Oracle database by 99.85%
    • Increase storage allocation by up to 100x
    • Avoid buying 36TB storage through deduplication and thin provisioning
    • Manage 90TB of storage with 2 FTEs
    • Reduce time to recover single mailbox by 94%
    • Respond faster to major Freedom of Information Act requests
    • Reduce staff time to support backup by 75%.
    Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is one of the 4 campuses in the Connecticut State University system. CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a full range of academic disciplines.
    “ 10 years ago, students were lucky to get 50MB of personal storage space. By adding NetApp storage and with thin provisioning, we’ve bumped that number to 5GB: a hundredfold increase .”
    • David Orschel
    • Director of Technical Services, Central Connecticut State University
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  • Nixon Peabody LLP
    Challenge
    Select the right storage platform to support the firm’s consolidation, server virtualization, and DR goals
    Solution
    Switch to NetApp IP-based storage for greater flexibility with VMware and more efficient capacity savings
    Result
    Saved $75,000 to $100,000 annually on storage through use of NetApp FlexVol
    Accelerated rollout and growth in VMware environment
    Saved 30% on capacity for disk-based snapshots, enabling weeks (instead of days) of retention
    Reduced data center power consumption by approximately 30%
    Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as one of the largest “global 100” law firms in the world, with 800 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in 19 major cities
    “NetApp’s ease of management, ease of provisioning, and ability to make quick changes has greatly led to our success in virtualization with VMware.”
    - Peter Allen, Director of IT Operations, Nixon Peabody
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  • Alston and Bird
    Challenge
    Enable “Everything. Everywhere. Always.” initiative, supporting rapid data growth and providing a competitive edge
    Solution
    Consolidate storage infrastructure and establish disaster recovery system
    Result
    Saved $700,000 over 5 years by eliminating tape system
    Enhanced business continuity with <10-minute failover to DR site
    Simplified management, enabling IT staff to be reassigned to more strategic tasks
    Experience no storage-related downtime in 5 yrs
    Realized complete ROI within 3 years
    Alston & Bird LLP, a major U.S. law firm, provides a full range of services to clients who conduct business worldwide. The firm maintains a competitive edge by overlaying its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation & technology.
    “NetApp allows us to scale out the infrastructure to quickly respond to business needs. NetApp’s technology has been fundamental to our ability to keep up with the growth in data.”
    - Robert Marburger, CIO, Alston & Bird LLP
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  • Best Best and Krieger
    Challenge
    • Deliver flexibility, scalability, and manageability in a zero-maintenance-window operating environment
    Solution
    • Deploy NetApp to bolster VMware environment agility/resilience, simplify admin, and shrink storage costs
    Result
    • Replace four storage systems with one-box storage virtualization solution
    • Enable cost-effective DR
    • Achieve within-minutes RPO/RTO for Exchange, DMS
    • Use 66% less capacity for virtual machines
    • Scale two times while trimming maintenance costs by 6%
    • Reduce rack space by 20%, power use by 9%
    • Saved more than $835K vs competitive DR strategy
    BB&K is a full service law firm employing about 200 lawyers in 8 offices across California. They deliver effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals.
    “ Instead of managing four different systems, we’re able to administer a scalable solution from a single point of management. No rip and replace to scale the system, no complexity, and all at a lower cost.
    • Dario Frescas
    Project Manager, VMware and Storage, BB&K
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  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
    Challenge
    • Protect access to sensitive data, enable availability of business-critical Microsoft application, and reduce the data center footprint
    Solution
    • Virtualize application with VMware on NetApp unified storage to increase efficiencies and reduce costs; deploy NetApp SnapMirror, SnapRestore and SnapManager software to streamline backup and recovery processes and deliver business continuity
    Result
    • 99.99% uptime for critical applications
    • 24x7 availability of Microsoft Exchange e-mail
    • 95% reduction in RTO, less than 2-hour RPO
    • 68% less storage needed for VMware environment
    • 30% cut in data center footprint
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLp is a National litigation form with attorneys practicing in a range of areas, including complex commercial law, white collar crime, government ethics, legal ethics, food and drug law, insurance and securities.
    “ Today we use NetApp single Mailbox Recovery for Exchange software and retrieve e-mails in minutes. The process is simple and we nearly eliminated recovery wait times for our legal staff.”
    • Mark Harris
    • Network Operations Manager, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
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  • Hess Corporation
    Challenge
    • Timely analysis of the potential for oil and gas reservoirs in the subsurface
    Solution
    • Deploy a 3D seismic data interpretation environment supported by NetApp storage with 10-GigE adapters
    Result
    • Dramatically faster backups
    • 10x faster 3D data load times
    • 4x more 3D seismic interpreters supported
    • Improved efficiency with migration of PC-based petrol and Eclipse data sets to NetApp unified storage
    • Just three staff members administer over a petabyte of storage globally
    Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company, explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas as well as refines and markets refined petroleum products, natural gas, and electricity.
    “ Using NetApp Operations Manager, just three storage administrators manage over a petabyte of storage globally.”
    Jeff Davis
    • Manager of Technical Computing, Hess Corporation
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  • Newfield Exploration
    Challenge
    • Make sure of performance and flexibility, improve availability/recoverability, and eliminate costly local storage standardizing across global geographies
    Solution
    • Implemented a NetApp IP SAN solution to store key data using the iSCSI protocol. A NetApp NearStore system adds capacity for economical archival storage and non-performance critical seismic attribute processing
    Result
    • Increased performance by 20%
    • Achieved eight-minute server recoverability
    • Lowered TCO
    • Consolidated storage
    • Simplified administration
    • Obtained a scalable, global architecture
    With annual revenues in excess of $1 B,Newfield Exploration is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company that ranks among the top operators in the Gulf of Mexico in terms of daily gross production.
    “The NetApp IP SAN supports our Windows applications the same as local disk while performing 20% better.” -Mike Spicer, IT Manager, Newfield Exploration
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  • Norsk Hydro
    Challenge
    • Existing mesh of storage networks and direct-attached storage islands used various local backup procedures and were difficult to manage
    Solution
    • Consolidate on NetApp unified primary storage and NearStore systems and replicate data to NearStore systems using NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault software
    Result
    • Simplified management
    • Centralized DR solution
    • Achieved significant cost savings
    • Eliminated tape-based backup at remote sites
    Norsk Hydro is Norway’s largest energy and materials providers. Hydro IS Partner provides information services and IT management that support over 50,000 employees in 60 countries worldwide
    “Our decision to deploy NetApp storage turned out to be the best investment we could make.”
    -Herald Sevaldsen, Service Line Manager, Infrastructure Services, Norsk Hydro
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  • Tucson Electric Power
    Challenge
    • Enormous growth in storage for expanded geographical information system
    • Support exponential storage growth with a consolidated, multiprotocol solution that delivers on aggressive backup and disaster recovery objectives
    Solution
    • NetApp systems providing unified storage and backup/restore capability across 250 virtual and 25 non-virtual servers
    Result
    • Significantly expanded geograpic information system (GIS) capabilities, enabling enhanced services for customers
    • Quadrupled storage capacity without increasing administrative headcount
    • Virtualized 95% of systems, saving $2 million over a three to five year period
    • Reduced time required to restore systems from an average of 4 to 48 hours to an average of 10 minutes
    Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) is an electric utility with more than 2,000 watts of generating capacity serving more than 375,000 customers in Southern Arizona.
    “We’d have 300 physical servers today instead of 80 if not for virtualization. By supporting our virtual infrastructure, the NetApp solution is helping us to save at least $2 million over a three to five year period.”
    - Chris Rima, Supervisor, Infrastructure Systems
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  • Gaznat
    Challenge
    • Simplify data storage at two locations and establish an automated disaster recovery system.
    Solution
    • Implement a redundant Fibre Channel SAN and MetreCluster architecture from NetApp to support a VMware environment.
    Result
    • Protected data, increased reliability and ability to expand
    • Reduced maintenance times and simplified administration
    • Simplified management of data growth
    • Saved 45% of physical storage space through deduplication
    Founded in 1968 as a public company, Gaznat has the primary task of supplying French-speaking Switzerland with natural gas. The company’s activities focus on the purchase, transport, storage, and sale of natural gas.
    “ Since our IT team is small, we were looking for an efficient, secure, and reliable solution that requires minimal support.”
    Remo Monn
    • IT Director, Gaznat
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  • FMC Technologies Singapore
    Challenge
    • To upgrade storage system
    • Improving backup and disaster recovery to ensure access to mission-critical information and business continuity
    Solution
    • Consolidated mission-critical databases onto NetApp SAN storage infrastructure
    • Implemented a complete data protection solution
    Result
    • Instant and integrated disk-to-disk backup and the ability to recover from any disaster with no loss of data
    • Easy and non-disruptive expansion
    • Improved storage efficiency with up to 50% savings in capacity
    FMC Technologies is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry and other industrial markets. It has over 10000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries.
    “Best of all, NetApp has continued to help us improve our storage utilization even after the deployment was completed. I have not seen this from our previous vendors.”
    Kenneth Lorenzo
    • Senior Network Engineer, FMC Technologies Singapore
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  • Six Flags
    Challenge
    Minimize need for local IT expertise, update aging infrastructure, and comply with regulations
    Solution
    Install NetApp FAS3020 systems in each park and provide data replication to a central FAS3050 system with NetApp SnapMirror software
    Result
    Reduce TCO by 30%
    Avoided $174,000 in costs for regional park backups
    Saved $58,000 per year (ongoing) in tape and off-site storage costs
    Achieved 99% availability for key accounting application
    Reduced RTO from 8 hours to 20 minutes
    Six Flags operates the world’s largest regional theme park company, with 29 theme parks throughout North America
    “The total cost of ownership for our NetApp storage subsystem is 30% less than with competitive products.
    - Michael Israel, SVP of IS, Six Flags Inc
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  • Tech Museum of Innovation
    Challenge
    Secure a scalable storage infrastructure to host visitor-generated content and to support an evolving customer relationship management (CRM) system
    Solution
    NetApp FAS960 storage system delivers reliability, performance, and scalability to accommodate growth
    Result
    Supported 30% increase in system use while providing consistent performance and steadfast reliability
    Scaled to accommodate increasing intensive data formats
    Enabled capture of behavior and preference data for growing number of visitors
    The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives
    “The scalable capacity and performance of NetApp’s storage solution enables us to easily manage the increase in data that comes with the growing attendance, and it has also given us the ability to store must richer content that we had originally envisioned.”
    - Peter Friess, President, The Tech Museum.
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  • Manhattan Associates
    Challenge
    • Needed mixed access to robust centralized storage for production and development/test environments.
    Solution
    • Combine VMware® with NetApp® for fast multiprotocol access to production and development data from mixed OS environments
    Result
    • Streamlined development/support with storage as an enabler, not a bottleneck.
    • Improved IT cost savings for development/support with VMware, NetApp storage, and deduplication.
    • Enabled easier administration and management and standard delivery of IT services
    • Provided cost savings on off-site disaster recovery
    Founded in 1990, Atlanta-based Manhattan Associates has more than 1,200 global customers using its end-to-end supply chain management software solutions. The company recently completed its 13th consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth.
    “One of our biggest pushes from the CIO is to make VMware® and centralized storage through NetApp a key component of how we do IT. We’ve since moved over 400 systems from standalone servers onto virtual machines and plan to use NetApp deduplication technology to substantially reduce the VMware image data we have to keep.”
    • John Miller, Senior Manager of Production Systems,
    Manhattan Associates
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  • Kerzner International
    Challenge
    Provide consistent management, high-performance access to data, and superior reliability
    Solution
    Standardize on NetApp storage at all facilities and replicate all data world wide to a central data center
    Result
    Simplified storage administration
    Gained superior reliability and faster access by replacing tape backup for secondary storage with disk-based backup
    Saved man-hours: storage issues were nearly eliminated across all properties vs. previously spending one to two hours/day fixing backup problems
    Florida based Kerzner International, is leading developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels.
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  • Shelter Group
    Challenge
    Replace an aging IT infrastructure and centralize storage
    Streamline server and storage management for greater efficiency
    Solution
    Use VMware to virtualize servers for more efficient expansion and support
    Consolidate direct-attached storage silos and streamline storage on NetApp
    Result
    Established flexible scalability
    Reduced backup time from 6-8 hrs to seconds and recovery time from 48 hrs to <1hr
    Achieved 35% storage space savings with NetApp deduplication
    Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the Shelter Group is a national real estate development and property management company specializing in multifamily and senior living communities
    “We are achieving substantial performance, utilization, and administrative efficiencies with VMware and NetApp. This helps us effectively manage business growth while reducing operating costs.”
    - Sandy Scheuerman
    Director of IT, The Shelter Group
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  • WhiteWater West
    Challenge
    • Consolidate mixed-application e-mail environment and eliminate planned/unplanned downtime.
    Solution
    • Virtualize with Microsoft and NetApp for capacity savings, admin efficiency, and 24x7 exchange availability
    Result
    • Deliver 24x7 Exchange and SharePoint availability
    • Store 30 days of e-mail online
    • Enable within-minutes mailbox/message recovery
    • Use up to 83% less capacity for virtual machines
    • Run two times more servers, 260% more storage in 10% less space
    Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, with regioanl offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, WhiteWater West is a worldwide builder of water parks and aquatic attractions.
    “ On a non NetApp SAN, if you carve out 10 100GB virtual machines, you need 1TB of storage. With NetApp, we take advantage of deduplication and use just 100GB for the same virtual machines.”
    • Dan Morris
    • Senior Systems Engineer, WhiteWater West
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  • Cleveland Indians
    Challenge
    • Implement a storage solution that can handle team’s digital media-including still imagery, video, and scoreboard – as well as its business applications
    Solution
    • Implement NetApp’s FAS3050 storage system with NetApp SnapMirror replicating data to a NetApp FAS2050
    Result
    • $150,000-$120,000 expense averted for replication
    • $35,000 cost avoidance with NetApp deduplication
    • 60% reduction in storage requirements for virtual environment
    • 4x the storage capacity as EMC solution with the same maintenance costs
    The Cleveland Indians is one of the four charter American League Baseball teams to have played their entire history in the same hometown. Over 1.7 million people attended Cleveland Indians home games in 2009.
    “ With NetApp, we are able to avoid $150,000 to $200,000 in infrastructure costs because we didn’t have to install a Fibre Channel storage network at our secondary site.”
    • Whitney Kuazmaul
    Network Manager, Cleveland Indians
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  • Virginia Farm Bureau
    Challenge
    • Deliver business continuity and disaster recovery along with increased storage efficiency
    Solution
    • NetApp open storage controller with FAS systems for advanced storage capability
    • MetroCluster, SnapManager and SnapVault for faster backup and data replication
    • Deduplication for space savings
    Result
    • Accelerate email resotres from 5 hours to 15 minutes
    • Store 15 days online Microsoft Exchange backups using <1TB
    • Compress replicated Microsoft SQL Server data by as much as 12:1
    • Reduce storage space by 50%
    • Avoid costly upgrade of existing DS-3 line
    With nearly 150,000 members in 88 county far bureaus throughout the state, the VFB is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. VFB’s 1100 employees in 110 offices throughout the state, support members through rural development, agriculturals and health programs.
    “ The combination of deduplication and SnapMirror compression helped us avoid the cost of upgrading our DS-3 line, which gives us significant ongoing operational cost savings.”
    • Todd Horne
    VMware and Storage Administrator, Virginia Farm Bureau
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  • J. Craig Venter Institute
    Challenge
    Support continual growth in critical research data with a reliable, easy-to-manage, and cost-effective storage environment
    Solution
    NetApp V-Series storage virtualization enable JCVI to bring inactive EMC devices into its NetApp NAS and manage them like NetApp hardware
    Result
    Support institute mission with instant access to critical research data
    Reduce TCO of storage by using NetApp functionality across NetApp and EMC arrays
    Preserve investment in EMC storage, avoiding a purchase of new hardware that would cost hundreds or thousands of dollars
    JCVI is a world leader in discovering and exploring genomes. Formed through the merger of several affiliated organizations, JCVI employs approximately 400 people.
    “V-Series helps us make sure our scientists always have the data they need. It also helps us make the most of the dollars we get from our grants so that JCVI can continue to lead efforts to conquer disease and improve the environment through genomic research.”
    - Eddy Navarro, Computer Systems Manager for Storage, JCVI.
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  • Corelio NV
    Challenge
    • Virtualize storage to unify NAS/SAN for manageability and reduced costs; provide continuous availability
    Solution
    • Implement NetApp V-Series and MetroCluster solution for high availability, cost savings, and simple storage administration
    Result
    • Achieve four years (and counting) uptime
    • Pool storage for fast provisioning
    • Add capacity without adding IT staff
    • Reduce help desk calls
    • Reduce cost of growth with admin, capacity, bandwidth savings
    • Deliver flexibility for new apps, VDI, and more
    Corelio NV is Belgium’s largest newsletter publisher, selling nearly half a million copies daily. Their multimedia products and services touch some 58% of the Belgian Population.
    “The V-Series maximizes our efficiency and flexibility in using and assigning storage. With pooled storage resources, we can easily provision capacity wherever its needed for file shares or databases or to the VMware environment. It’s easier to accomplish, five times faster, and we’re making the maximum use of existing capacity.”
    - Jan LaFosse
    Information Communication Technology Manager
    Corelio NV
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  • Sentara Healthcare
    Challenge
    • Build a robust, scalable, reliable storage solution for EMR and other patient-care initiatives
    • Simultaneously fortify and simplify storage infrastructure
    Solution
    • NetApp® V-Series storage virtualization solution
    • NetApp V3050 system, FAS3020, SnapMirror®, SnapRestore®, SyncMirror®, SnapVault®, SnapManager® for Microsoft® SQL Server™, FlexVol®, FlexClone®
    Result
    • Accelerated Microsoft SQL Server backups
    • Achieved 99.999% availability for ERM system
    • Shortened dev/test cycles
    • Completed database reindexing six times faster
    • Provided an HA CIFS infrastructure
    Sentara Healthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare provider serving more than two million Virginia and North Carolina residents with more than 100 care-giving sites and a full range of health coverage plans and services.
    “The NetApp® V-Series solution lets us leverage our high-end disk arrays for critical SQL applications, as well as environments that use the CIFS protocol, while dramatically improving storage manageability and utilization. Within two days of deployment, we were presenting storage via FC protocol to Windows® hosts.”
    • Joseph Rowell, enterprise Architect Solutions Manager
    Sentara Healthcare
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  • Cadence
    Challenge
    • Support large, highly distributed storage environment
    • Ensure high availability
    • Enable remote collaboration
    • Simplify administration
    Solution
    • Data Protection and Storage Consolidation
    Result
    • Enable easy storage provisioning to meet fast-changing project needs
    • Ensures that design teams have nonstop data access
    • Achieve shorter development timelines
    • Dramatically reduce TCO
    Cadence Design Systems is a leader in global electronic-design automation innovation. The company’s revenues exceeded $1.3 billion in 2005, with over 5,000 employees in the company’s 63 offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world.
    “ We’re primarily a software company but we’re also a service company. Cadence chose NetApp primarily because of its reliability and performance.”
    • Mike Forman
    Group Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cadence Design Systems
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  • Swisscom
    Challenge
    • Manage data growth of up to 40%.
    • Decrease long runtimes for backup
    • Control increasing costs and space shortages in computing centers while efficiently meeting customer SLAs.
    Solution
    • File service backup optimization through NetApp® V-Series and NetApp SnapVault® software
    • NetApp V-Series: V6070, V6080, V3070, GF960, GF940, GF920; SnapVault; SnapRestore®; MultiStore®; MetroCluster; Snapshot™; Operations Manager; Protection Manager
    Result
    • File backups in minutes at 2.5x lower cost
    • Require 8x less disk space
    • Return on investment (ROI) in weeks
    • Enhancement of competitive strength
    Swisscom IT Services is a leading Swiss IT service provider whose core business is the integration and operation of complex IT infrastructures for full and partial outsourcing. Swisscom employs 2,600, has 14 locations, and has sales of over 900 million CHF (U.S.$800 million)
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  • American Greetings
    Challenge
    • Virtualize storage to unify NAS/SAN for better utilization, multi-vendor storage manageability and reduce costs
    Solution
    • Implement NetApp V-Series to reclaim capacity, reduce costs, and streamline storage admin for business-criticl apps such as SAP, DB2, Oracle, SharePoint and VMware/VMware View environments.
    Result
    • Realized up to 86% capacity savings
    • Avoided $300,000 in capacity spending
    • Managed 150TB with 1.0 FTE
    • Avoided adding three FTEs
    • Enabled non-disruptive SAP dev/test
    • Supported five-nines application availability
    American Greetings Corporation is a leading manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships.
    “In the past, doing technology refreshes or maintenance on a critical application required that we either bring down the system or make the change one LUN at a time. That was just not an option for SAP. Today we can do all our maintenance without ever bringing down the application.”
    - Robert Hunt Enterprise Systems Management, Team Lead, American Greetings Corporation
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