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Traditionally, Stanford has used SAN to support its internal customers. But recently, they discussed the benefits of running Oracle databases on NAS. Rather than make an immediate purchase, Stanford went through a rigorous requirements gathering process and then completed comprehensive testing of three systems to identify the one that met its requirements - both technological and cost.

ESG's Brian Babineau interviewed the Director of Stanford Storage Systems Group to review the major steps of Stanford's NAS Shootout. While many organizations believe that a 'shootout' solely involves performance testing, Stanford focused on manageability, resource utilization and information access.

Download this presentation to learn the process and results of Stanford's NAS Shootout.


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