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Netapp Storage

Working with Netapp Support

I have spent a lot of time with various vendors support departments, and I have to say, Netapp has one of the best support departments.  If I call Netapp at 2:00 AM on a Sunday morning, I can get someone on the phone right away.  My one complaint is that I cannot open a ticket via E-Mail. …

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Introduction to Storage

In the field of storage, you used to be able to simply buy enough hard drives to fill your space needs and you would end up with sufficient disks to fulfill your performance needs. Unfortunately, with hard disks getting so large, this is no longer the case. To make matters worse, when you start moving …

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Introduction to Server Virtualization

When people talk about Virtualization, they are most of the time referring to either Machine Virtualization, or Application Virtualization. When You Virtualize an application, you isolate the application to run it its own little world, sometimes called a Sand Box. By doing this you can get around application compatibility issues, and simplify application deployment. These …

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What is JSON? (JavaScript Object Notation)

Javascript Object Notation, or JSON for short, is a data structure that uses only human-readable text to transfer or store information. It is very popular, especially in the context of web technologies, for transferring data between applications. JSON allows you to import and export data in a structured manner without doing a lot of work …