In this IDC Analyst Connection, NetApp posed a number of questions to Ashish Nadkarni, research director of IDC's Storage Systems research practice, on clustered storage and why it matters; how firms are using it; and key considerations when evaulating systems.
There are many situations where having the option to scale the same enterprise storage out, up or both is a better way forward than continuing to rely on the traditional scale up model. In this report the Evaluator Group compares the approaches and points out the significant operational and economic advantages of the new scale out paradigms.
The data residing on your storage systems and media, data-at-rest, presents serious security concerns. Regulations and various mandates around the world are putting the burden on companies and government entities to protect the private information they store. Increasingly, companies are being required to publicly disclose breaches that put individuals private data at risk, be it a customer, employee, shareholder, partner, or other stakeholder.
Despite its six syllables, 'virtualization' is a straight - forward concept. It can enable your organization to get more value not only from computer and storage hardware but also from the labor required to keep your systems up and running. Virtualization is an approach to pooling and sharing IT resources so the supply of resources—processing power, storage, networking and so on—can flexibly and automatically meet fluctuating business demand. Virtualization can improve the quality of your IT services, enabling more consistency and predictability of operational availability.
F5 and Data Domain have joined their respective solutions, forming a partnership designed to assist customers in deploying and realizing the benefits of tiered storage. By combining F5’s tiered storage policy engine with Data Domain deduplication storage systems, mutual customers can realize the benefits of deploying tiered storage and, importantly, see dramatic reductions in the costs of storage.
Regardless of industry or geographic location, business information is exploding on a massive scale—affecting primary, secondary, and archival storage systems. The sheer quantity of data being amassed is outpacing organizations' ability to keep tabs on it, maintain corporate compliance, meet strict government regulation, and even simply house it in a useful format that can provide invaluable history and knowledge. Learn more today.
NetApp has been providing advanced storage features to VMware ESX solutions since the product began shipping in 2001. During that time, NetApp has developed operational guidelines for the FAS systems and ESX Server. This technical report reviews the best practices for implementing VMware® Virtual Infrastructure on NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems.
Frustrated by the costs of maintain ever larger data centers-or building new ones-many companies are exploring virtualization. Virtualization lets your IT staff turn your data center into an internal cloud of computing resources controlled by a single virtual data center operating system (VDC-OS).
Today's use of virtualization technology allows IT professionals to automatically manage the resources of the physical server to efficiently support multiple operating systems, each supporting different applications. This IDC Technology Assessment presents IDC's view of how virtualization technologies are impacting and will continue to impact operating environments and the operating environment market near- and long-term.
VMware virtualization enables customers to reduce their server TCO and quickly delivers signification ROI. This paper describes commonly used TCO models and looks at several case studies that apply TCO models to virtualization projects. Learn more.
In this white paper Quest's data protection experts offer five tips for effective backup and recovery to help you avoid the challenges that might keep you from fully protecting your virtual assets and infrastructure.
Improvements in scalability, availability, performance, and functionality of midrange storage systems have blurred the boundaries between network-attached, midrange, and high-end storage systems. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders understand storage vendors' strategies and market strengths.
Today’s organizations are tasked with managing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organizations are finding that in order to deliver insights in a timely manner, they need a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems. A data lake is an architectural approach that allows you to store massive amounts of data into a central location, so it’s readily available to be categorized, processed, analyzed, and consumed by diverse groups within an organization. Since data - structured and unstructured - can be stored as-is, there’s no need to convert it to a predefined schema and you no longer need to know what questions you want to ask of your data beforehand.
HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays are enterprise-class storage systems that deliver dependable performance for environments where downtime is not an option. Complete redundancy throughout the architecture provides non-disruptive online upgrades and no single point of failure so you can count on your data being available.
"As the rapid rise in the number of mobile devices and users creates an explosion in data and virtual machine instances, datacenter transformation becomes imperative for many enterprises. It is essential enterprises move to consolidate resources and cut both capital and operating costs while still providing support for distributed applications.
This brief white paper delves into a Q&A with Eric Sheppard, research director of IDC’s Storage Software program, on integrated systems and whether you should buy compute, network, and storage resources together. Read on as you will discover:
What integrated systems are, and its benefits
The differences between an integrated platform and integrated infrastructure
How datacenters are leveraging these new systems today
This is a white paper that assumes familiarity with Oracle database administration as well as basic Linux system and storage administration tasks as required for a typical database installation, such as creating partitions and file systems. The Pure Storage Flash Array is ready to run your Oracle database with no changes to your existing configuration. You can realize significant improvements in performance and ease of manageability
This report covers the challenges of first generation deduplication technology and the advantages of next-gen deduplication products. Next generation Dedupe 2.0 systems use a common deduplication algorithm across all storage systems-whether they're s
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 19, 2017
IT leaders are looking to deliver agile, scalable and cost-effective storage for ever-increasing amount of unstructured data. This research assesses the key attributes, vision and executional prowess of distributed file systems and object storage vendors.
Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
94% of IT professionals consider it valuable to manage data based upon the business value of it. Yet only 32% are doing it - because it's hard. Are you looking to be a part of the 32% without the difficulties?
There is a substantial gap between those who want to use data to its full potential and those that are actually doing so. Storage systems have never been designed with the end-goal to help customers prioritize their data based on their own priorities and the value of that data.
Narrowing that gap may not be as hard or expensive as many companies think. Solving these challenges was one of the founding principles around NexGen's Hybrid Flash Array.
Download now and learn how IT professionals can use NexGen storage architecture and software to simplify data priority assignment and management process.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
Blades are one of the fastest-growing segments in the IT industry. This white paper examines the requirements for servers, storage, and blade systems in the midmarket; describes the features and capabilities of the HP c3000; and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities HP will face as it seeks to extend its innovative HP BladeSystem c-Class product line to serve the needs of the midmarket.
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