Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Aug 09, 2019
IT organizations everywhere are undergoing significant transformation to keep pace with the needs of their businesses. They’re tasked with
consolidating data centers and migrating both workloads and data to the cloud. The transition has been easier for some than others.
As hybrid architectures increasingly become the norm, how are enterprises gaining complete visibility, simplifying management, and making use
of all of their data—both on-premises and in the cloud?
Five enterprises explain how they’ve replaced multiple products that created legacy data silos with Cohesity – a single, hyperconverged softwaredefined
platform with native Microsoft Azure integration for simplified secondary data and applications. For them, Cohesity and Azure together
boost IT agility while lowering costs, solving critical secondary data challenges from long-term retention, storage tiering, test/dev, disaster
recovery and cloud-native backup in a proven hybrid cloud architecture.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Disaster recovery and long-term retention of data can be very challenging for organizations of any size, especially small to mid-sized companies. Cloud can provide efficiencies such as scale, agility, and initial lower storage costs, but organizations face significant challenges when expanding their data protection environments to the cloud. Dell EMC recognizes the use of cloud as a backup destination that is only going to increase in the future and as such they have architected modern IT solutions for small and mid-sized organizations that require powerful, easy to manage and to deploy data protection solutions with the introduction of the Dell EMC DP4400. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®
"Flash has permeated enterprise storage in small, medium-sized, and large enterprises as well as
among webscale customers like cloud and service providers. It is available in a variety of different
system architectures, including internal storage, hyperconverged and converged platforms, and shared
storage arrays. Revenue driven by shared storage arrays, of both the hybrid flash array (HFA) and the
all-flash array (AFA) type, is much larger than from other segments today and will continue to dominate
enterprise storage spend through at least 2020."
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN
(SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational
changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and
high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud
security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport.
The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were
start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN
use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies
offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial,
Infinidat provides the difference you seek in a data storage solution for media and entertainment organizations. New demands have everyone in the industry feeling the impact of high latency storage and its impact on efficiently delivering speed to market on new and dense workload management. The Infinidat unified storage architecture enables the scale, performance and best overall TCO required to deliver an extreme competitive advantage to media and entertainment companies.
Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Nimble Secondary Flash array represents a new type of data storage, designed to maximize both capacity and performance. By adding high-performance flash storage to a capacity-optimized architecture, it provides a unique backup platform that lets you put your backup data to work.
Nimble Secondary Flash array uses flash performance to provide both near-instant backup and recovery from any primary storage system. It is a single device for backup, disaster recovery, and even local archiving. By using flash, you can accomplish real work such as dev/test, QA, and analytics.
Deep integration with Veeam’s leading backup software simplifies data lifecycle management and provides a path to cloud archiving.
FreedomPay, a leader in global digital commerce solutions, wanted to expand its global presence in the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific while reinforcing business infrastructure, expanding storage to the cloud and providing a more security shopping experience.
The company leveraged an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA®) strategy on Platform Equinix along with other design and deployment partners to achieve its goals and realize $1 million saving in CAPEX and OPEX costs.
To find out more, download this case study today.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport. The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial, it
As enterprises undergo digital transformation, storage infrastructure modernization is a key focus. With new storage technologies and architectures available, CIOs have more opportunity than ever to match storage platforms with workload requirements and consolidate workloads where appropriate. This white paper focuses on evolving storage requirements in the midrange market, as enterprises look to improve efficiencies in how they handle enterprise workloads. It also discusses key midrange enterprise storage capabilities CIOs should consider as they modernize infrastructure.
As IT demands mount, IT organizations simply no longer have the luxury of spending resources to verify every vendor promise. Systems just need to work, while delivering a future free from costly data migrations. As a response, IT vendors have begun to offer guarantees in performance, guarantees in data reduction rates, guarantees in data deduplication, or free upgrades. These programs, however, are often limited to a single storage or data protection product offering, typically with all-flash technology. Dell EMC solutions, powered by Intel® Xeon® processor goes one step further with a program that delivers a future-proof infrastructure promise that extends to its larger storage, hyperconverged, and data protection portfolio and provides support across both generational and architectural transitions.
It is now apparent that three specific technology advancements—non-volatile memory express (NVMe), NVMe over fabrics (NVMe-oF), and storage-class memory (SCM)—are transformative and will end up guiding the future of high-end data storage. Each of those technologies reduce I/O latency significantly.
However, organizations working to transform their data centers shouldn’t regard performance as the only end goal. Great performance is important because it increases an array’s ability to handle any workload intelligently, scale to meet unpredictable demand, and operate cost efficiently. The Dell EMC PowerMax powered by Intel® Xeon® processor is an impressive example of this type of modern storage architecture. It has been designed deliberately to maximize the speed of NVMe and by extension, offer transformational efficiency benefits and business value.
Today’s organisations are tasked with analysing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organisations are finding that in order to deliver analytic 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 enormous amounts of data in a central location, so it’s readily available to be categorised, processed, analysed, and consumed by diverse groups within an organisation? 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.
As flash storage has permeated mainstream computing, enterprises are coming to better understand
not only its performance benefits but also the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at
scale. This combination of benefits — lower latencies, higher throughput and bandwidth, higher
storage densities, much lower energy and floor space consumption, higher CPU utilization, the need
for fewer servers and their associated lower software licensing costs, lower administration costs, and
higher device-level reliability — has made the use of AFAs an economically compelling choice
relative to legacy storage architectures initially developed for use with hard disk drives (HDDs). As
growth rates for hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays fall off precipitously, AFAs are
experiencing one of the highest growth rates in external storage today — a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 26.2% through 2020.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Until recently, Manhattan Associates had used a traditional secondary storage solution to manage its large and rapidly expanding data footprint of ~1PB. Designed for traditional workflows, the company’s IT team realized it had become cost prohibitive to add features to their existing environment to support their VM level backups. Like most traditional storage options, the existing solution did not scale-out linearly, and complicated the environment by creating silos. With Cohesity’s scale-out architecture, the team was able to start small and grow their Cohesity environment on the go, yet keep it unified and simple. See how Manhanttan Associates achieved operational efficiency and lowered their TCO by supporting VM data protection, supporting native integration with the public cloud and providing simple converged solution for data protection, target storage and files. Get the case study.
Published By: Systemware
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Five key trends are shaping the enterprise content management (ECM) space. New business objectives, new market imperatives, and new cloud-based platforms compel technology and business decision makers to take a fresh look at their strategy and underlying platforms. This report will help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals make informed decisions about their content management agenda.
Published By: Systemware
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
How’s your digital transformation going? What processes are you focusing on? Who’s leading the transformation? What technologies are a priority? What challenges do you face? To answer these questions, tap into the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Business And Technology Services Survey of your peers. Digital business pros should open this infographic to see the state of digital transformation.
Veritas' NetBackup software has long been a favorite for data protection in the enterprise, and is now fully integrated with the market-leading all-flash data storage platform: Pure Storage. NetBackup leverages the FlashArray API for fast and simple snapshot management, and protection copies can be stored on FlashBlade for rapid restores and consolidation of file and object storage tiers. This webinar features architecture overviews as well as 2 live demo's on the aforementioned integration points.
The purpose of IT backup and recovery systems is to avoid data loss and recover
quickly, thereby minimizing downtime costs. Traditional storage-centric data protection
architectures such as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and the conventional
backup and restore processing supporting them, are prone to failure on recovery. This
is because the processes, both automated and manual, are too numerous, too complex,
and too difficult to test adequately. In turn this leads to unacceptable levels of failure for
today’s mission critical applications, and a poor foundation for digital transformation
Governments are taking notice. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements have
implications for data recovery processes and are an unwelcome but timely catalyst for
companies to get their recovery houses in order. Onerous malware, such as
ransomware and other cyber attacks increase the imperative for organizations to have
highly granular recovery mechanisms in place that allow
Download this white paper and discover how Nimble Storage, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, achieves six nines measured availability using predictive analytics and data science as the core architecture of every system. Gavin suggest using the next one.
Forward-looking organizations are looking to next-generation all-flash storage platforms to eliminate storage cost and performance barriers. Advancements in all-flash technology have led to remarkable priceperformance improvements in recent years. The latest all-flash solutions from HPE deliver breakthrough economics, speed and simplicity, while improving availability and data durability. All-flash storage can help you reduce TCO and boost the performance of traditional applications as well as accelerate the rollout of new initiatives like IoT, big data and analytics. But moving data to a new storage architecture introduces a variety of organizational and technical challenges.
Over the past several years, the IT industry has seen solid-state (or flash) technology evolve at a record pace. Early on, the high cost and relative newness of flash meant that it was mainly relegated to accelerating niche workloads. More recently, however, flash storage has “gone mainstream” thanks to maturing media technology. Lower media cost has resulted from memory innovations that have enabled greater density and new architectures such as 3D NAND. Simultaneously, flash vendors have refined how to exploit flash storage’s idiosyncrasies—for example, they can extend the flash media lifespan through data reduction and other technique
Today’s data centers are expected to deploy, manage, and report on different tiers of business applications, databases, virtual workloads, home
directories, and file sharing simultaneously. They also need to co-locate multiple systems while sharing power and energy. This is true for large as
well as small environments. The trend in modern IT is to consolidate as much as possible to minimize cost and maximize efficiency of data
centers and branch offices. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is highly efficient, flash-optimized storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file,
and object access to help consolidate diverse workloads efficiently. HPE 3PAR OS and converged controllers incorporate multiprotocol support
into the heart of the system architecture
This Hyper Converged Infrastructure solution brief describes the key benefits of NetApp's next generation HCI solution including enterprise scale, efficient storage architecture, trustworthy data services, and IT operations transformation.
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