The Nimsoft for Server Monitoring solution supports iSeries AS400, Netware, Linux, Windows, and UNIX from a single, easy-to-use console. The solution monitors core server resources (CPU, memory, disk, event logs, counters, etc.) and enables centralized management of remote processes and services (automated and manual start/restart/stop).
So you are intrigued by the idea of dumping disk from your solutions offering, but flash storage is new to you. We know it can be a bit confusing, with all the different product approaches, form factors, and vendors, as well as worries like cost and flash lifespan. We created a vendor-neutral Flash Storage Buyer's Guide with leading analyst Ben Woo of Neuralytix. If you are new to flash, start here.
Up until just a few years ago, the hard disk drive (HDD) was the de facto choice for storage in a laptop or desktop computer. Today computer users have more options to fine-tune storage to exactly what they need. Solid state drives (SSD) and newer solid state hybrid drives (SSHD) can enhance the performance of your computer compared to using a traditional hard drive. So whether it’s a new computer or an upgrade to your existing system, how do you choose the right storage option for you?
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 14, 2011
As the economy emerges from the global financial crisis of 2009 and businesses start to take a cautiously optimistic view of the future, IDC is seeing certain changes take place within the
business environment, especially around attitudes to IT purchasing and specifically around the
challenges that have emerged regarding storage technologies.
Most critically is the emergence of storage as a business critical solution environment that proved to be immune to the recession, in that businesses were quick to discover that, in spite of the slowdown in revenues and income, data continued to grow and, in some cases, this growth in data was a direct result of the impact of the recession. Consequently, one of the unexpected outcomes of the financial crisis is that storage has emerged as a new area of concern for business owners as they began to understand that it was almost impossible to reduce data growth and, therefore, efficient methods of managing data will have a direct impact to the efficiency of the business.
Published By: SanDisk
Published Date: Oct 28, 2015
The video surveillance market is continuing to transition from analog to digital, with sales of IP-based solutions growing at about double the rate of analog systems.1 The shift to digital, along with the need for higher image quality, increased mobility and faster access, is creating a need for manufacturers and users of video surveillance equipment to explore newer storage technologies—in particular, solid-state drives (SSDs)
Published By: SanDisk
Published Date: Oct 28, 2015
Businesses that rely on point-of-sale (POS) systems are constantly looking for ways to improve performance, stability, accuracy and reliability. Today’s POS systems are critical to managing inventory, tracking orders, recording customer information, understanding sales cycles, logging worker hours and myriad other activities that improve customer service and enhance worker productivity. As noted by Payments Source, the POS system “is undoubtedly the single most important device in a store.”
Published By: SanDisk
Published Date: Oct 28, 2015
The important trends driving the growth of digital signage are creating a compelling business case that solid-state storage devices (SSDs) should be the foundational storage platform for current and future solutions. SSDs deliver greater performance, reliability and durability than rotating hard disk drives (HDDs), all of which are critical factors for digital signage solutions.
Designed to meet the changing needs of businesses of all sizes, IBM Storwize V7000 Unified is a powerful and easy-to-use storage system that provides a single point of control for storage resources to support improved storage efficiency.
Stellen Sie sich eine Personalleiterin vor, die eine hoch effiziente HR-Abteilung führt: Als CHRO – oder vielleicht trägt sie auch den heute schon gängigen Titel „Chief Employee Experience Officer“ – nimmt sie in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft an einer Telefonkonferenz zu den Finanzergebnissen teil. Sie unterstützt den CEO darin, zu veranschaulichen, wie neu formierte Mitarbeiterprogramme zu dem jüngsten, positiv überraschenden Unternehmensgewinn beigetragen haben. Im Anschluss stellt die Personalchefin eine Verbindung zu einem modernen Virtuality-Reality-Konferenzraum in einem Tokioter Hotel her, um ein Pressebriefing zu geben. Sie bittet die Teilnehmer (mithilfe ihres „Hearable“- Übersetzers, der sie in Echtzeit dolmetscht und der nun von jedermann diskret im Ohr getragen wird) auf Japanisch, ihre kurze Verspätung zu entschuldigen, bevor sie ihre innovativen Pläne zur Schließung von Kompetenzlücken durch kontinuierliche Schulungen am Arbeitsplatz vorstellt, die auf die gesamte Asien- Paz
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.
The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30%
in the next three years1
. Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a
seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and
challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more
players, in more places, in less time.
TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming
companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show
the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are
facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host
of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace
of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts
to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and
events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently
updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another
dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple
screens across devices.
To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile,
high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective
online distribution channel. This requires f
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
For the typical enterprise, the volume of data that needs to be managed and protected is growing at roughly 40% per year. Add to that the performance requirements of new applications and the demands for instant response time, always-on availability, and anytime-anywhere access. With such demands, data center managers face storage challenges that cannot be addressed using traditional, spinning-disk technology.
In-memory technology—in which entire datasets are pre-loaded into a computer’s random access memory, alleviating the need for shuttling data between memory and disk storage every time a query is initiated—has actually been around for a number of years. However, with the onset of big data, as well as an insatiable thirst for analytics, the industry is taking a second look at this promising approach to speeding up data processing.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
The world of storage is being transformed by the maturing of flash arrays, an approach to storage that uses multiple, solid state flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives. An all-flash array performs the same functions as traditional spinning disks but in a fraction of the time required and in more compact form factors. Given its superior performance in certain contexts, all-flash arrays are experiencing strong industry adoption. However, best practices and a true understanding of key success factors for all- flash storage are still emerging. This paper is intended to educate you on best practices based on real user experience drawn from ITCentralStation.com. We offer all-flash user advice in selecting and building the business case for a flash array storage solution.
The increasing demands of application and database workloads, growing numbers of virtual machines, and more powerful processors are driving demand for ever-faster storage systems. Increasingly, IT organizations are turning to solid-state storage to meet these demands, with hybrid and all-flash arrays taking the place of traditional disk storage for high performance workloads.
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The Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays is intended to help IT leaders better understand general-purpose disk array vendors' relative positioning in the market. In their 2017 report, Gartner places Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in the Leaders quadrant. HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE XP7 represent HPE’s offerings in the general-purpose disk array market.
Imagine the benefits that a VDI environment could realize during a boot storm. All the VMs are based on the same template, and therefore they all have the same set of files during initial boot. Normally, 100 VMs all booting at the same time would require a significant number of HDDs, but with this hyperconverged infrastructure platform, the first VM to boot reads the block off the HDD, which promotes that block into cache. Now the next 99 VMs can all access that same block from cache. That’s a 100:1 IOPS reduction on the IOPS-bound disks.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Enterprises today increasingly turn to array-based snapshots and replication to augment or replace legacy data protection solutions that have been overwhelmed by data growth. The challenge is that native array snapshot tools – and alternative 3rd party solutions – have varying degrees of functionality, automation, scripting requirements, hardware support and application awareness. These approaches can add risk as well as administrative complexity and make it more difficult to realize the full potential of snapshots – whether in single disk vendor estates or in heterogeneous storage environments.
This checklist will enable you to build a shortlist of the 'must have' features needed for snapshots to deliver exactly what you require in your application environment or Private Cloud.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been
top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar
database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as
quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data
from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure
1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP
database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks
can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data.
In-memory databases have helped address p
This start-up guide provides instructions on how to configure the Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX chassis with Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 in a supported failover cluster environment. These instructions cover configuration and installation information for chassis-shared storage and networking, failover clustering, Hyper-V, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), and specialized requirements for Windows Server 2012 to function correctly with the VRTX chassis.