Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Oct 26, 2015
Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) combines a software-centric architecture with integrated compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a commodity hardware platform. Simply put, HCI is the union of key resources and capabilities in a single, appliance-like device.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
No matter how advanced data centers may become, they remain in a perpetual state of change in order to meet the demands of virtualized environments. But with the advent of software-defined storage (SDS) architecture, capabilities associated with hyperconverged technologies (including compute, storage, and networking), help data centers meet virtualization requirements with less administrator intervention at webscale.
Read this white paper and learn how:
• Cloud technology bridges the gap between IT and the business, but on-premises cloud deployments often offer a lower TCO than the public cloud.
• Dell enables organizations to create and manage cloud solutions customized to unique needs.
• Organizations have several options for building a cloud infrastructure based on Dell solutions.
• In the realm of cloud computing, Dell differentiates itself through servers, storage, networking, and integration with infrastructure and management tools.
• Implementing a cloud environment requires stakeholder identification, as well as resources and capabilities.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
Companies need capabilities for identifying data assets and relationships, assessing data growth and implementing tiered storage strategies-capabilities that information governance can provide. It is important to classify enterprise data, understand data relationships and define service levels. Database archiving has proven effective in managing continued application data growth especially when it is combined with data discovery.
Published By: Storiant
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
Emerging storage vendors offer data center managers and storage administrators new antidotes for their storage challenges. This research details five companies that provide innovative storage capabilities via new architecture and deployment methods, and looks back at two past Cool Vendors.
"Get performance rankings for all-flash storage arrays and a comparison of top vendors.
Read this report by an independent analyst and learn about:
• Top all-flash vendors and how they ranked in raw performance, best value, and performance consistency
• Recommendations for entry-level to enterprise-class storage solutions
• New storage software capabilities
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
GARTNER HAS NAMED DELL EMC AS A LEADER FOR DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEMS AND OBJECT STORAGE. This report evaluates Distributed File and Object Storage vendors that help customers deal with the rapid growth in unstructured data. Isilon, the industry leader in scale-out NAS storage, and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), were both recognized as leaders in this Gartner report. We believe this recognition demonstrates our industry-leading capabilities to help prepare our customers for their digital future.
"As IT continues to implement advanced capabilities, as well as traditional services such as server virtualization, storage systems become more complex. The complexity only increases because of the rapid growth of data that needs to be managed.
View this resource to learn the results of ESG Lab hands-on evaluation of NetApp storage systems with a focus on those enterprise-class capabilities required to manage increasingly large and complex storage environments."
HPE technology experts talk about two new storage products from HPE that bring flash performance and other enterprise storage capabilities down to price and simplicity levels that can benefit nearly any organization in the market for shared storage.
Enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) have some similar challenges in the realm of data protection. Both have to deal with expansive environments—with enterprises protecting distributed offices/geographies, and MSPs protecting many independent subscribers. Both also have been seeing production data storage and secondary protection storage demands rising. Enterprises and MSPs alike should therefore be looking for data protection architectures that have scale-out capabilities built into their core foundation.
The Titan 3000 family of high performance network storage hardware from BlueArc is yet another example of the company's innovative abilities, with enhanced and eye-popping capacity and performance specifications matched to its strong, familiar—and growing—feature and management capabilities. With perfect timing, it looks as if this product is a good match for emerging market needs.
Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.
In this ESG white paper, the capabilities and common characteristics of flash implementations are categorized as “bronze”-, “silver”-, and “gold”-type approaches, depending on the degree to which they enable fully featured storage systems. It evaluates how HP’s storage delivers the basics and follows with a series of flash-specific optimizations and advances that we’ll call “gold standard” flash capabilities, after which it hints at HP’s vision of the future for their flash storage architecture. Throughout the paper, the importance of both IT architecture and business implications is emphasized.
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Retailers continue to collect this data and many have made good use of it, segmenting and targeting customers and rewarding loyal behavior with discounts and offers. Still, many sense that there’s untapped potential. They’re right. With the cost of data storage plummeting and the capabilities of analytical tools on the rise, this data’s value is set to skyrocket. John Bible, Senior Director of Retail Data Science and Insight at Oracle Retail shares his view on how insights from these vast data storehouses can scientifically inform retailers’ decision-making in critical strategic, tactical and operational areas, including category management, shelf space allocation and new product introductions.
This paper focuses generally on optimal storage and storage management for SharePoint and specifically evaluates NetApp's approach, detailing how the capabilities in NetApp's DataONTAP and SnapManager for SharePoint Server offerings help to drive storage efficiency, reduce cost, and exclude complexity in a comprehensive SharePoint implementation. It is not so much a "how to" guide, but rather a "why to" explanation. Learn more today!
Windows 8 includes many new security features, such as secure password storage, secure boot functions, anti-malware defenses, and even enhanced reputation capabilities. Will these features be enough to mitigate risks to users and corporate networks?
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
Over the past few years, new IT infrastructure options for enterprise transactional applications have arisen thanks to numerous improvements in storage processing power and the robustness of networking protocols. SAN protocols are no longer the only option for IT storage administrations. VMware, Hyper-V, SQL, and even SAP and Oracle deployments have taken advantage of the benefits offered by NFS, and more recently SMB 3, network-attached storage (NAS) protocols. However, support for NAS protocols alone is not enough. EMC and Brocade understand that supporting enterprise applications requires delivering enterprise storage and networking capabilities to maximize resiliency and performance.
By 2022, only 12 percent of warehouse operations will use pen and paper, according to a recent Zebra study. Why are manual processes vanishing? Because automation and connectivity enable the modern warehouse to stay compliant, deliver on time and ensure more overall customer satisfaction, every single time. You can create a more efficient, compliant and profitable warehouse. Learn how with our free eBook, 6 Steps to Flawless Fulfillment. You’ll discover actionable strategies to:
Deploy industrial wireless solutions to optimize team productivity and workflow.
Improve staff communications and management to maximize on-the-job efficiency and effectiveness.
Streamline order picking processes to cut costs and save time.
Create advanced inventory and storage capabilities to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Upgrade inbound handling operations to process more shipments, more accurately.
Turnaround outbound performance to deliver the ‘last mile’ in flawless fulfillment.
Storage virtualization has been around for several decades. While technologies have advanced and capabilities have become more sophisticated over time, the motivations for virtualizing resources and the anticipated benefits have remained relatively stable. Storage virtualization continues to be an important topic because it addresses a number of significant challenges.