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Systems

NetApp V-Series for Heterogeneous


Storage Environments
Reduce costs and simplify management of your heterogeneous
storage environments with our virtualization solution

THE CHALLENGE THE SOLUTION


KEY BENEFITS
Maximizing storage utilization and access Implement NetApp’s V-Series storage
Lower TCO As your company evolved its storage environ- virtualization solutions
Get the only storage virtualization ment from direct-attached to networked With the NetApp® V-Series product line,
solution to unify NAS, SAN, and IP storage, you probably made significant you can consolidate your mission-critical
SAN under a common architecture. investments in multiple storage architectures data across your enterprise no matter how
—DAS, SAN, and NAS—to support the big your company is or how many different
Save storage, power, and space different access methods required by your storage platforms you have. Once you
Maximize your storage utilization varied storage solutions. As a result, you consolidate, you can more efficiently protect
with thin provisioning and end-to-end may have an inefficient and underutilized and recover your mission-critical data across
deduplication. storage environment. Now, while continuing your enterprise.
to support a variety of storage systems,
Protect your investment With our Data ONTAP® 7G software, you
you’re also being pressed to maximize
Maximize your investment protection can support an expanded set of business
the efficiency of current storage capacity
and ROI by integrating existing SAN applications. Our software makes this
and improve your company’s return on
storage with superior data management. possible by dynamically virtualizing storage
investment (ROI).
throughout your existing Fibre Channel SAN
Reduce operational costs
To resolve this dilemma, you can invest more infrastructure. We unify all your block and
Reduce your operational costs through
in new storage systems that incorporate file storage networking paradigms under a
advanced data management solutions
advanced data management. But this means common architecture. We also give you a
that also maximize availability.
replacing your existing storage arrays, some- complete suite of advanced tools to manage
Partner with an industry leader thing you may be reluctant to do. If your your consolidated data.
We have over 15 years of experience company already has a number of extensive
SAN storage arrays, how can you broaden We build the V-Series with scalability in
providing industry-leading enterprise
your use of your current infrastructure? How mind, so you can expand the system as
solutions.
can you simplify your data management and your business grows. You get industry-
lower your total cost of ownership? leading performance, with many terabytes
of managed capacity. You can configure
your system for simultaneous active-active
access with secure failover across two
independent controllers in a storage system.
Consolidate heterogeneous storage including solution testing and knowledge by enabling simultaneous access among
You can improve your business efficiency transfer. We provide you with complete heterogeneous clients and servers through-
while reducing complexity by consolidating documentation every step of the way. out your enterprise while consolidating
your storage and using a single data your servers by eliminating the need for
management architecture. Our V-Series, V-Series implementation includes planning standalone or SAN-attached file servers.
in conjunction with our Data ONTAP 7G the back-end setup tasks necessary to
software family, allows you to place a variety integrate your V-Series system with your MAXIMIZE YOUR INVESTMENTS
of storage arrays in SAN environments under existing storage array, including: With our V-Series systems, you gain the
one umbrella system. advantages of enterprise Fibre Channel
• Cabling
storage connectivity without the costs of
The NetApp V-Series product line supports a • Zoning
physically connecting each host to your
broad range of storage arrays, including: • Host groups
SAN infrastructure. You save money by
• LUN creation and setup
optimizing storage while preserving future
• IBM Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) • RAID group setup
scalability. We make this possible by building
• IBM DS 4000 Midrange Storage
We can also help you test and verify that our systems to seamlessly integrate into
• HP StorageWorks
implementation is complete, and we’ll leave your mission-critical SAN infrastructures,
• HDS USP
you with a record of how we configured allowing you to deliver NAS as well as block
• HDS Lightning
your system. solutions.
• HDS Thunder
• HDS SANRISE INCREASE FLEXIBILITY REDUCE TCO
• EMC Symmetrix
Your V-Series storage system opens the To reduce your total cost of ownership
• EMC Clariion
door to new business solutions that require (TCO), the V-Series uses our Data ONTAP
• Fujitsu ETERNUS
NAS or SAN access to make use of SAN software, a highly optimized, scalable, and
• 3PAR InServ
storage. Out of this consolidation, you get flexible operating system. Data ONTAP
GET UP AND RUNNING QUICKLY improved utilization as well as increased integrates seamlessly into UNIX®, Windows®,
Our Professional Services can help get you flexibility when planning storage growth. and Web environments to give you proven
up and running quickly with our V-Series multiprotocol access, scalable performance,
You now have the flexibility to select and and flexible data management capabilities.
implementation to enable that your new easily provision the optimum data access
storage system is fully configured to imme- approach for your storage needs. Your
diately begin storing your mission-critical V-Series solution also facilitates file sharing
data. We’re ready to help you tackle every
aspect of planning the configuration,
FC SAN Virtualization
NAS Gateway iSCSI

Fibre
Channel

CIFS and NFS iSCSI


File Service Block Services
NetApp
V-Series

HDS Arrays IBM Arrays HP Arrays EMC Arrays Fujitsu Arrays 3PAR Arrays

Figure 1) NetApp V-Series solution


Our industry-proven data access and management
capabilities improve consolidation of your data by
extending SAN functionality

INCREASE STORAGE UTILIZATION It allows you to create test versions of data set recovery with very little storage and
You get dramatic improvements in your databases in minutes instead of hours. performance overhead. With our Snapshot
storage utilization using the built-in thin provi- FlexClone accomplishes this by creating technology, you can back up your production
sioning and end-to-end deduplication in our cloned LUNs or volumes that only require data. NetApp Snapshot creates up to 255
V-Series systems. With our FlexVol® techno- additional storage when data is modified. data-in-place, point-in-time images per LUN
logy, you are able to focus on management or file system.
ENHANCE DATA AVAILABILITY
of your data rather than the underlying
Access data continuously Recover data in minutes
physical hardware. NetApp’s deduplication
You’re protected against planned and Now you can recover terabytes in minutes
technology lets you to achieve huge savings
unplanned system outages with our V-Series rather than hours with our SnapRestore®
in storage space not only for backups but
active-active failover software. You have technology. It allows any system to revert
for primary and archival data as well. The
continuous access to your data because to a specified point in time for instant file
bottom line: we can help you reduce storage
the system automatically fails over to an system or file recovery.
space, power, and cooling requirements in
your data center. additional V-Series controller—without any
Create remote, heterogeneous
data loss.
disk copies
Consolidate tiered storage
Protect against component failure You can quickly and efficiently mirror data
With our MultiStore® software, you can
Our SyncMirror® software provides you with for distribution, disaster recovery, backup, or
consolidate multidomain server and data
increased protection against multiple storage testing with our SnapMirror® software. With
storage by using simplified tiered manage-
component failures by synchronously repli- our transport-independent synchronous,
ment to logically partition your network and
cating mission-critical data in your local data semi-synchronous, and asynchronous
its V-Series storage resources.
center environment. You can quickly resume capabilities, you can create remote hetero-
Optimize system throughput mission-critical operation at a remote site geneous disk copies at high speed over
Your system suffers minimal or no user in a campus or metro area—with no data any type of network, including:
disruption when you use our SnapMover® loss and minimal downtime—using our
• LAN
software to accomplish no-copy data MetroCluster software.
• WAN
migration for workload distribution among
IMPROVE DATA PROTECTION • MAN
V-Series systems sharing a RAID array.
• SAN
Back up with little overhead
Optimize resource utilization Our Snapshot™ technology saves you time
Our FlexClone® software cuts the cost and and money by allowing your V-Series system
time required for application and database to create near-instantaneous file-level or full
development and predeployment testing.
Back up quickly and cost-effectively Recover a single mailbox Simplify administration
You get quick, cost-effective, tapeless With our Single Mailbox Recovery function- With our FilerView® feature, your staff is
backups with our SnapVault® software. Your ality and SnapManager for Exchange, you able to use Web browsers to access a
protection is enhanced by frequently backing get near-instantaneous, accurate, cost- consistent, easy-to-use graphical user
up changed data from multiple NetApp effective backups at your choice of interface for everyday administrative tasks
storage systems or other storage platforms granularity, including: in today’s open storage networks. The
to a common Snapshot file on a central SecureAdmin™ software option allows
online repository. • Single messages you to apply a new level of security by
• Single mailboxes providing strong encryption for command-
Enable compliance • Folders line and HTTP-based administration and
With SnapLock® enterprise software, • Databases management sessions.
you can be confident that your company’s • Storage groups
data complies with government records Simplify management
retention and best practices for keeping Deploy more easily You can easily manage and optimize storage
business records. With SnapLock, you get You can deploy our V-Series more easily in distributed, multiprotocol environments
nonrewritable data permanence storage. and without having to learn a new naming with our VFM® (Virtual File Manager™),
or authentication system. We use standard which provides a highly scalable, highly
SIMPLIFY DATA MANAGEMENT conventions, so you can seamlessly inte- available file virtualization solution. You can
Simplify SAN management grate V-Series with your existing UNIX and even reduce your training costs by using
With our SnapDrive® software, your SAN Windows environments. We include native specialized ApplianceWatch™ plug-ins,
management is simplified through host- support for Microsoft Active Directory® and which support leading systems management
based provisioning, Snapshot consistency, Kerberos authentication. frameworks, including Tivoli Enterprise and
and dynamic volume management. HP OpenView.

Recover applications in minutes


With our SnapManager®, you get application-
level recovery in minutes with consistent
backup images. SnapManager integrates
Snapshot management with:

• Microsoft® Exchange
• SQL Server™
• SAP® applications

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