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NetApp IT fitness plan

Anushkar Mohinani | May 5, 2011
Loh Ching Soo, country manager of NetApp Singapore, talks about gauging the health of data centres.

Efficiency Blueprint: Using the blueprint of an IT infrastructure, this tool shows how organisations can improve on their efficiency in every single area of their IT environment using NetApp solutions.

Customer References: The success of organisations can inspire their peers to make the move towards a more efficient and flexible IT environment. The Data Center Fitness page provides a wealth of resources for customers who want to understand how the right storage infrastructure can help their business innovate.

Communities, Blogs and Twitter: Leveraging on social networking tools such as blogs and Twitter, the Data Center Fitness page makes it simple for customers to connect online to other customers and experts from NetApp on various topics concerning storage efficiency and explore more ways to improve on their IT environment.

As proof that NetApp customers around the globe are continually gaining from NetApp’s innovation, the Data Center Fitness page features a counter to measure the number of gigabytes that have been saved through NetApp Storage Efficiency solutions.

5. How will it help businesses achieve an efficient data centre?
Ninety per cent of organisations today are paying too much for storage as most IT departments buy 25 per cent more storage than they actually need. Optimising IT efficiency can save time, money, and valuable resources. The steps to achieving an efficient data centre would first involve evaluating the organisation’s current environment before looking at solutions that can be implemented to achieve an efficient data centre. However, many organisations are unsure of how to measure and monitor IT efficiency, much less drive necessary change.

Therefore, tools and resources found on the NetApp Data Fitness Center page allow organisations to gain an overview of their current IT environment and help them learn how to optimise that environment, and ultimately boost their bottom line.

It is basically about changing the economics of IT, shifting money away from the daily IT operations administration by minimising the time, resources, and effort of running today’s data centre. Having a more efficient and flexible IT infrastructure allows teams to spend money where they really want, while freeing up resources to innovate for the future.


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