I migrated my first SAP database to NetApp® storage in 1999.
When I demonstrated the ease of restoring a large Microsoft SQL Server database to a consistent point in time, my customer was willing to deal with integrator complaints and give it a go, first for their development/testing systems, and then for their production systems. Although they loved the reliability of their rapid data protection, they were very surprised that the database performed better than their local disk had previously.
I got pretty good at applying that experience and did about 10 other SAP implementations over the years. NetApp’s relationship with SAP grew a hundredfold. Soon they even had NetApp SnapManager® for SAP, which automated the process for data protection, cloning, database replication, and disaster recovery in ways no other storage vendor had.
Glenn is a NetApp storage expert by day and an avid musician by night. He plays guitar and keyboards, and he sings in his two-man band, The Dumbwaitors.