Data centers face financial pressure as server-side compute cycles grow while space, power, and funds continue to be limited. Increased demand for compute capacity comes from growth in mobile devices, big data and analytics, cloud computing, media consumption, hosted desktops, and more. Data center managers find themselves maxed out on storage, power, cooling, space, storage, and compute capacity. Even with virtualization, there is a capacity limit to existing resources. Building more facilities is an option, but the emerging technology of ultra-dense computing offers a more compelling financial alternative for many common workloads.
As flash costs continue to drop and new, flash-driven designs help to magnify the compelling economic advantages AFAs offer relative to HDD-based designs, mainstream adoption of AFAs —first for primary storage workloads and then ultimately for secondary storage workloads — will accelerate. Well-designed AFAs that still leverage legacy interfaces like SAS will be able to meet many performance requirements over the next year or two.
Those IT organisations that aim to best position themselves to handle future growth will want to look at next-generation AFA offerings, as the future is no longer flash-optimised architectures (implying that HDD design tenets had to be optimised around) —
it is flash-driven architectures.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: May 02, 2017
Constellation Research presents case studies of two companies that cut costs, gained flexibility, and eased administration by adding cloud data warehouse capacity to their on-premises environment.
Both of these deployments:
• Solved problems and yielded expected and unexpected benefits
• Required some adjustments to administrative processes and expectations
• Led to hybrid architecture as being an invaluable aspect of their respective data warehousing strategies
Download the case studies now to explore each company’s journey, understand recurring themes, and walk away with actionable insights.
Guidance on the strategies and tools needed for a secure and productive bring-your-own-device program. Security is a prime concern with a BYOD initiative and organizations must adjust their security strategy to accommodate increased mobility, particularly for BYOD users.
Read about how Symantec provides the security needed to protect valuable information without hindering productivity. This white paper documents how Symantec helps identify, authorize, inspect and protect, so companies feel comfortable with their employees working from anywhere and from any device.
"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
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Connections are great. Having a network to connect to is even better. Humans have been connecting, in one form or another, throughout history. Our cities were born from the drive to move closer to each other so that we might connect. And while the need to connect hasn’t changed, the way we do it definitely has. Nowhere is this evolution more apparent than in business. In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centers and clustering servers in separate locations.
The challenge is that companies vary hugely in scale, scope and direction. Many are doing things not even imagined two decades ago, yet all of them rely on the ability to connect, manage and distribute large stores of data. The next wave of innovation relies on the ability to do this dynamically.
Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
Are you looking to add new data domains or solve new business problems? IBM InfoSphere MDM comprises a complete MDM suite with multi-domain MDM capabilities and built-in domain patterns. IBM offers several editions of InfoSphere MDM, each designed to integrate with your existing architectures and business processes. You can choose the platform that best meets your immediate and long-term needs.
You can have all the latest features of iOS 8 on your iPhone, but if you’re still using an iPhone 4s, you won’t be able to take advantage of most of them.
This should serve as an appropriate metaphor for this audience because when it comes to data storage, many of today’s storage solutions have been around since the 1970s…as in the the world of mobile, today’s data storage needs are revealing just how limited those older solutions are. Even if a company has updated almost everything in its IT ecosystem, it takes only one unchanged layer to prevent them from realizing the benefits of the latest technology.
With petabyte scale, reliability, performance, and efficiency the order of the day we are fast approaching that point with storage. There is without question a need to change in the current storage paradigm.
In this webinar you will learn about current IT storage challenges and useful insights about next-generation storage solutions.
Infrastructure matters. Today’s business environment is increasingly dominated by mobile and cloud-based platforms, and by the skyrocketing volume of new data. And with 70 percent of the average organization's IT budget being spent on operations and maintenance, infrastructure must be simplified, adaptive and responsive. Those are the characteristics of the software defined environment: IBM’s optimized, customized, virtualized IT platform designed to replace systems that assign server, storage and network resources manually. This eBook serves as an essential introduction to SDEs: what they are, and why your organization needs them now more than ever.
An increasingly global and mobile workforce is changing the way IT needs to support the business. Worker demographics are also changing, resulting in different expectations on how IT delivers data and applications.
HP and VMware make this important move to Client Virtualization safe and easy by testing and developing the most popular solutions. On its sixth generation Client Virtualization reference architecture, HP tests many combinations of storage, networking, and blades to best handle the Client Virtualization workloads.