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Running Microsoft Enterprise Apps on VMware vSphere, NetApp Unified Storage and Cisco Unified Fabric

White Paper Published By: NetApp and VMware
NetApp and VMware
Published:  Jan 09, 2012
Type:  White Paper
Length:  60 pages

As customers move toward their goal of 100% virtualized data centers, they increasingly look for ways to bring the benefits of VMware virtualization to their mission-critical Microsoft applications. Customers planning a new deployment, performing an upgrade, or planning to entirely virtualize their data centers have an ideal opportunity to transition to a VMware virtual infrastructure built on NetApp unified storage.

This document provides guidance on how to design and architect a scalable Microsoft applications mixed workload solution using highly available VMware virtual infrastructure and NetApp unified storage. It highlights the flexibility of leveraging either a Fibre Channel (FC) protocol-based storage solution or IP-based solution (that is, iSCSI and Network File System [NFS]) for hosting virtual machines.   It also describes the NetApp backup and recovery solution for the Microsoft applications. All the FC, iSCSI, and NFS-based solutions are applicable for all enterprise types (large, midsize, and SMB) and can be scaled up or down based on business requirements.





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unified storage, virtual, infrastructure, leverage, protocol, application, solution, backup, recovery, netapp solutions for service providers, service-oriented infrastructure (soi), secure multi-tenancy, service automation and management, data mobility, storage efficiency, integrated data protection