NetApp Design & Implementation

Remove risk from your implementation of NetApp FAS and E Series storage with this project service.

Total will design and implement your new NetApp NAS or SAN storage. This service provides you with the benefit of a trouble-free, optimised implementation tailored to your needs and the expertise of an experienced consultant, with face-to-face knowledge transfer.

Why would you want it?

Storage is fundamental to the operation of your infrastructure and NetApp is a recognised leader in enterprise storage. But if not deployed correctly it will perform poorly compromising the performance of dependent systems. You can remove risk from your deployment of NetApp FAS and E Series storage with Total’s NetApp Design and Implementation service.

With it, you get:  

  • the expert advice of a NetApp certified consultant
  • a best practice design, optimised to your needs
  • a trouble-free implementation executed on time and budget
  • a detailed design document describing all key settings and their rationale
  • face-to-face knowledge transfer to your system admins.

What Total do

As part of our non-chargeable (pre-sale) work a consultant will access your requirements and produce a high-level design and formal proposal outlining the products required and work required to successfully implement them. This involves consideration of your current infrastructure (the targets, fabric and protocols) and determination of future requirements (storage space, IOPS, backup, vaulting and high availability).

A NetApp Design and Implementation project typically consists of five stages.

1 Detailed design and planning
Total’s consultant will verify your requirements and current environment and develop a detailed design. The consultant will develop an implementation plan, detailing all changes to your environment (eg software to be deployed to hosts) and identifying any outages required so these can be scheduled appropriately. 

2 Installation and configuration
Total’s consultant will install your NetApp storage, configuring its component parts.

3 Operational setup
This crucial stage involves getting your NetApp storage to operational readiness by applying the right settings to optimise performance and to meet your storage needs. This includes setting up disks, aggregates, volumes, disk allocation and access rights plus network configurations.

4 Initiation
Total’s consultant will work closely with your system administrator(s) to transition your NetApp storage in to production use. The consultant will define the data transfer process, identifying and undertaking all of the more problematic aspects of this. Where customers wish to conduct part of the data transfer, Total’s consultant will guide your system admin through a structured transfer.

5 Handover
Formal handover of technical documentation combined with face-to-face knowledge transfer to enable your system admin to manage your NetApp storage. 


Successful project delivery requires administrator rights to relevant systems.

Why Total?

As well as being NetApp certified, Total’s NetApp consultants have a breadth of operational experience combined with expertise in the interrelated areas of virtualisation, data centre and networking.  

What next?

To learn more contact your account manager, submit the enquiry form below or call us on 0845 647 0000* to arrange an initial conference call. 


NetApp Design & Implementation Factsheet
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