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Inside the NetApp Synergy Booth 2013

En route for Synergy 2013 (Last call)…

This is a preview of the demo pods we will be showcasing at the NetApp booth during Citrix Synergy 2013. Come back May 25 – after the show – the demos will be live on my blog.

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Want to win an iPad… For the lucky one who are attending the show check this blog.

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ShareFile users Save Big with Data ONTAP

En route to Synergy 2013 “Bis”…

The on-premise version of ShareFile benefits of multiple features from NetApp storage – both for Clustered Data ONTAP  and 7-mode users. This architecture requires a new CIFS to be created on NetApp Storage. It is recommended to enable NetApp SnapShots to quickly recover files and turn on NetApp efficiency features to reduce the storage space on your primary/secondary systems.

Recently in the NetApp lab, I have been able to show case the solution. One of the  most obvious gain is with the storage efficiency capabilities: data deduplication and data compression.

>>> 40% space savings from NetApp lab deployment of 45 users <<<

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There is more to discover… One of my breakout sessions is directly targeting this topic.

Again, if you happen to stop by the NetApp booth #207 during the show please take a few minutes to check the demo stations.

For more information on this product checkout this joint document.

 

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Accelerating SnapMirror with CloudBrige

How CloudBridge accelerate Snap Mirror DC to DC replication?

One of the key topics we will be highlighting at Synergy this year is around Citrix CloudBridge for NetApp SnapMirror.

SnapMirror is a key element of the Disaster Recovery strategy for NetApp customers and has its own WAN optimizations mechanism – Based on window size (2MB), Compression and Deduplication.CloudBridge

CloudBridge can speed up even more this data flow by acting as a WAN accelerator for NetApp SnapMirror traffic. Test results have demonstrated a gain of factor ten. This means that your local SnapShot are transfered ten time faster. If other traffics compete with the SnapMirror data stream, CloudBridge has the ability to do application classification, shaping and prioritization. This ensure that SnapMirror can run in combination with other critical applications.

Here is a view of the architecture that Citrix and NetApp jointly tested:

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Two of the breakout sessions are directly targeting this topic. If you happen to stop by the NetApp booth #207 during the show please take a few minutes to check the demo stations.

For more information on this product checkout this joint document.

 

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