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NetApp Cloud Insights: A GigaOm Benchmark Reportv1.0

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Optimizing the Hybrid Cloud
  3. NetApp Cloud Insights
  4. Testing Scenarios
  5. Methods
  6. Results
  7. Conclusion
  8. About William McKnight
  9. About Jake Dolezal

1. Executive Summary

This report format incorporates a field test/benchmark with a white paper-level paper. The body of the paper provides only a summary of testing/results, with the bulk of the process/findings moved to an annex. It therefore makes for a highly readable, punchy, yet detailed paper.

The below can be treated as an overall structure, plus a checklist of possible things to include depending on the report type.

The goal of our study presented in this paper is to objectively uncover whether NetApp is truly positioned to deliver on value propositions to the enterprise. To meet this objective, we designed a field test derived from monitoring, troubleshooting, optimizing, and securing scenarios common to the modern enterprise with, or in the process of, migrating to a hybrid cloud.

This test measured enterprise response to usual and important situations including greedy/degraded applications, underutilized infrastructure, and ransomware simulations.

We found that, in handling applications impacted by shared resource contention, NetApp Cloud Insights would pay off a small company $232,757 per year and a large company over $3.7 million. In terms of underutilized/over-provisioned infrastructure, the gains would be between $314,842 and over $7.8 million. We tested a simulated ransomware event where over 500 files were encrypted with a file extension over a period of 10 minutes. Cloud Secure successfully detected the event after two minutes, took a snapshot of the affected volume, and issued a notification.