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Flash Storage Made Easy: How C190 Helps Small Enterprises Future-Proof Their Business

With technology advancing at a rapid rate, investing in the right IT solution can be challenging, especially for a small enterprise or branch locations at a larger enterprise that often lack the necessary IT specialist. Important investment questions surface such as how can you be sure that the IT solution you invest in today will serve you well tomorrow? And, does a more affordable solution mean it’s less secure, less agile or less scalable?

When it’s time for your small enterprise to invest in storage and data management you want a solution that is simple, smart and highly secure, built for your needs today, and ready to adapt for tomorrow. You also want to align your business with an industry-leading provider that you can trust. Introducing the new NetApp AFF C190 all-flash storage, an affordable, scalable storage solution from the data authority, NetApp.

The Future is Inundated with Data

In a recent survey concerning data storage plans, approximately half of all respondents claimed a data growth of 1-99 TB over the last two years, with an additional 14 percent of respondents claiming growth in the range of 100-999 TB. Fifty-five percent of survey respondents project a data increase anywhere from one to 999 TB over the next two years. Current and projected data growth are significant enough to present a formidable challenge to outdated storage platforms. This means companies need to look at investing in secure, simple, and smart storage solutions.

Invest in Security

The increase of ransomware incidents and data theft hacks over the past few years has highlighted the susceptibility of many enterprise environments. Add to that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, and similar legislature around the world, require significant changes in how companies worldwide manage personal data. NetApp AFF C190 offers a value-priced solution for simple and secure storage. With C190, more affordable does not mean less secure.

If an incident occurs, with synchronous replication for zero data loss, you’ll never lose your most critical data. Even pending transactions are saved thanks to integrated application-consistent backup. Your application data is encrypted and secure, and you can control data access, which is vital to comply with data protection and privacy laws.

Invest in Simplicity

A small enterprise often means a leaner IT team, perhaps even a singular IT “go-to” generalist. C190’s intuitive management software is easy to deploy without a specialized team and easy to manage, giving you provision storage in under ten minutes. With C190, you can consolidate and manage all of your SME’s files and block data from a single system, increasing efficiency. Connect to your preferred cloud service with ease and automatically backup, tier or migrate your data.

Invest in Scalability

Small enterprises need storage solutions that are scaled to fit their needs. Paying for too much storage is throwing away money, yet, at the same time, you want a solution that can grow as your business grows. C190 allows you to store more data for less with inline data reduction. Flash storage also means a ten-times faster application response time. Increasing efficiency in your SME means more time and more money to put towards other priorities, like growing your business.

Invest Smartly

They say that hindsight is 20/20; however, having accurate foresight also gives a clear picture. C190 can help you see into the future. Data-driven insights help you identify and correct problems before they occur, which can save your organization time, money and unnecessary headaches. With the new NetApp AFF C190 all-flash storage’s capabilities, IT professionals who want a low-cost flash solution to modernize, future-proof and simplify their infrastructure have access to a scalable, efficient, and high-performing file storage system.

Don’t wait until you need more storage. Start future-proofing your company’s IT now. Look into your SME’s future; you should see the NetApp AFF C190 there.

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NetApp Channel Partners Have a Simple Entry into Flash for Managing Data in Hybrid Multi-cloud

NetApp debuts new channel-led AFF C190 entry-level all-flash storage

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), the data authority for hybrid cloud, today reinforced the company’s commitment to the channel with the announcement of the NetApp® AFF C190 system, a simple, smart and secure all-flash storage solution. The new entry-level solution was developed with the channel in mind. It enables NetApp channel partners to aggressively and self-sufficiently expand their market share by helping smaller organizations modernize their IT infrastructure as part of their data fabric strategy.

“NetApp is focused on making it simpler for our partners to do business with us,” said Jeff McCullough, vice president of Americas partner sales at NetApp. “This new entry-level all-flash storage solution represents our commitment to our channel partners and how we are expanding their opportunities to reach new markets.”

Announced in May, the latest enhancements to the company’s award-winning Unified Partner Program makes it easy for NetApp partners to offer customers a seamless data management experience across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The new NetApp AFF C190 system extends this support by providing partners with more growth opportunities to deliver an all-flash system that is priced for smaller enterprises and for emerging companies. The ordering, configuring and quoting process for AFF C190 is also simple, so partners can to close deals quickly and efficiently. In addition, it qualifies for NetApp’s program incentives, adding to the multiple ways that partners can be profitable while attaining new customers.

NetApp AFF C190 system make the benefits of all-flash storage with NetApp ONTAP® data management software accessible to organizations that previously thought all-flash was beyond their budget. Simple to deploy and to manage, AFF C190 bundles ONTAP premium software to deliver enterprise-class data services for effortless connectivity to the cloud, storage capacity efficiency for great value and integrated data protection and security.

“We provide channel partners with reach, efficiency and expertise to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes,” said Jessica Yeck, vice president, vendor solutions, Tech Data. “The AFF C190 supports this mission by providing an entry-level all-flash solution developed with the channel in mind. NetApp is making the value of data fabric accessible to all customers, helping them enter the hybrid multi cloud world.”

The AFF C190 system is a flexible flash storage solution that is designed to support business applications, virtual machines (VMs), file systems and mixed workloads. The solution offers:

  • A single system to manage both file and block data, enabling consolidation of workloads for ease of use
  • Comprehensive data protection, including data encryption, helping to secure data and prevent data loss
  • Effortless connection to the major public clouds for simple tiering and backup, enabling organizations to more easily and affordably future-proof their IT environments
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Okada Manila

Okada Manila delights guests by delivering a data-driven customer experience with NetApp

This year, over 7.3 million guests will experience a new level of personalization at Okada Manila as they enjoy leisure in one of the largest casino resorts in the world. NetApp’s hybrid flash storage solutions ensure uninterrupted availability of Okada Manila’s business applications and reliable access to mission critical data.

"NetApp solutions not only simplify data management, but also provide a robust and flexible IT infrastructure that can adapt to changing business needs. With these capabilities, Okada Manila will be able to effectively cope with the growing volume and complexity of data, and continue being a data-driven organization."
Dries Scott
Chief Technology Officer, Okada Manila

Okada Manila realized early on that consistently providing such a top-notch guest experience is only possible with a data-driven approach to running all of its operations. However, this initially posed as a challenge. Since it has a multitude of customer touchpoints across its facilities, Okada Manila needed an IT backbone that allows the right data to be delivered to the right channel at the right time.

With NetApp’s hybrid flash storage solutions, Okada Manila systems will run optimally 24 hours a day, seven days a week as it combines highly reliable hardware, software and sophisticated service analytics to alert IT teams of possible issues that could lead to service outages.

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Block vs Object Storage

What is Block Storage?

Block storage is a type of data storage that involves storing data in consistently-sized, easily accessible blocks.

Block storage definition

Ideal for data that must frequently be accessed and edited, block storage refers to a form of data storage wherein files are stored in even blocks. The most common type of data storage, block storage is usually used in SAN environments.

Why block storage?

Although block storage isn’t as scalable as object storage, it is the solution for those looking to store data they need to access and change often. With block storage, individual pieces of data can be edited without compromising the entire block of data. Block storage is more expensive and complex, but block data can be accessed without compromising operating system performance.

HPE block storage products and services

HPE solutions will help you consolidate, simplify and increase uptime. And help you address user file data headaches efficiently, effortlessly and without compromises.

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File Persona

HPE 3PAR StoreServ with HPE 3PAR File Persona is the industry’s most efficient storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file, and object access. It is easier to provision and easier to monitor in reduced data centre space.

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Unlike typical gateways, HPE 3PAR file services provided by the HPE 3PAR StoreServ File Controller deliver advanced integrated capabilities, including repurposing capacity easily and dynamically between file shares and block volumes.

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Tier 1 all-flash data storage array that scales from midsize to the largest enterprises and service providers.

What is Object Storage?

Object storage is a type of data storage that involves storing data as objects with associated metadata and
unique identifiers.

Object storage definition

Ideal for data that must be accessed, but not edited, object storage refers to a form of data storage wherein files are stored as objects with associated metadata and unique identifiers that enable them to be accessed on a network. Common types of data stored as blocks include songs, photos, and video clips.

Why object storage?

Object storage is currently the best solution for storing mass amounts of data. It is virtually endlessly scalable, and, in a world where the rate of data being generated is increasing exponentially, this is good news for storing certain types of data. However, it is also important to remember that the data cannot be edited without the entire object being rewritten. Data that is often stored as objects includes songs, images, and video clips.

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Huawei Earns the Recommended Ranking in DCIG’s Evaluation of All-Flash Storage

In May 2018, the world-famous technical analysis organization, DCIG, released the 2018-19 All-Flash Array Buyer’s Guide, in which Huawei’s all-flash array earned the Recommended Ranking. This demonstrates the market recognition and the technical competitiveness of Huawei’s all-flash arrays: the OceanStor Dorado series and the latest OceanStor F V5 series.

The DCIG Buyer’s Guide provides users with comprehensive and in-depth procurement analyses and suggestions from a technical perspective. The evaluation covers numerous aspects, including commercial value, integration efficiency, and data reliability, and is regarded as an important reference for CIOs looking to purchase data center infrastructures.

DCIG scored and ranked 32 mainstream all-flash storage products from 7 storage vendors. DCIG assessed the products in 57 categories, falling into the areas of performance, management and software, hardware, virtualization, and technical support. After careful classification, analysis, and filtering, DCIG classified the products into two levels, in descending order, depending on scores. These levels were Recommended Ranking and Excellent Ranking. Only all-flash storage products with outstanding performance and that attain excellent scores are included in the Recommended Ranking.

In the latest DCIG 2018-19 All-Flash Array Buyer’s Guide, Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado V3 storage systems (3 models) and OceanStor F V5 storage systems (5 models) were awarded the Recommended Ranking.

Since its launch in 2016, OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash arrays have continued to perform strongly in the market. According to an authoritative third-party consulting report, the growth rate of Huawei’s all-flash storage revenue topped the global AFA market in 2017. In March 2018, Huawei launched their next-generation AFA OceanStor F V5 series, completing Huawei’s all-flash storage product portfolio and enabling Huawei to better meet the diverse requirements of its customers. Huawei’s all-flash storage has won the trust of customers worldwide, such as Russia Post, Brazil Caixa Bank, and China Pacific Insurance.

Huawei started research on flash technologies back in 2005, adhering to the concept of ”Data on Demand”. Now, thanks to 13 years of continuous investment, Huawei has a complete range of all-flash storage offerings, designed for mission-critical applications of enterprises, that can further unleash the potential of flash memory. Stick with Huawei Storage to remain at the forefront of All Flash, All Cloud, and All Intelligence trends for data storage.

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