The key to a dynamic data center is a powerful platform that provides compute capacity and storage connectivity that is easy to order and deploy.
Read the full white paper to learn why HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization with 10GbE Adapters provided by Emulex is the right choice for your company.
Whether selling hardware or software or a combination of integrated solutions, you have multiple paths and profit opportunities. With five hardware competencies (Server, Storage, Networking, Desktop Virtualization Solutions, Cloud Services & Solutions) and four software competencies (Security, Data Protection, Systems Management, Information Management) and training programs, you can benefit from increased sales due to greater expertise with Dell products and solutions. Think of this guide as a tool to walk you through the competencies, training, requirements and benefits for your success.
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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: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
With the massive growth of data from IOT to collaboration to compliance, end users are demanding low cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage datacenter storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures in existence today. Combined with Cisco’s world class Unified Compute System (Cisco UCS), Cloudian’s HyperStore Software-defined enables Enterprises to efficiently meet their growing data needs and rapidly respond to business demands.
The market for converged systems is surging. In 2015, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 8.3 percent, to hit $10.6 billion, according to IDC.1 In the fourth quarter of 2015, this market generated more than 1,500 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments, which was up nearly 27 percent from same period a year ago.
These sales trends point to a lucrative opportunity for Dell partners, including system integrators, value-added resellers, and technology partners. If you’re a Dell partner or a prospective partner, this is an ideal time to explore your opportunities to ramp up your sales of our Intel-based converged systems.
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.
Learn the top five reasons why you should sell EMC's new VNXe series, which facilitates a simple, application-focused approach to managing shared storage. Now you can offer your customers an affordable, simplified, and competitively priced solution that addresses a variety of information management challenges, differentiates your business from all midrange and SMB storage offerings, and is rated #1 for managing VMware environments. Read how to increase opportunities and shorten your sales cycle with VNXe systems.
When IDC speaks with IT executives, questions about a storage solution's usability are often paramount. See what IDC says about storage usability as a critical requirement for IT in small and medium-size businesses and remote offices. Find out how EMC's new VNXe systems, built to fit into the space constraints of the smaller business while scaling up to 300 TB, offer advanced storage functions such as snapshots, replication, sophisticated management, and substantially improve usability.
Published By: Imation
Published Date: Apr 04, 2014
Virtualization is well-established as a key strategic technology in large enterprises, delivering the scalability and agility needed to handle the vast data growth and shifting business priorities that define these organizations. Many organizations with smaller IT teams are also adopting virtualization, some to address a specific tactical need and others as part of strategic initiatives to become more nimble and efficient.
To learn more about this growing trend, Imation surveyed more than 1200 IT professionals (predominantly in enterprise organizations with 100-1000 employees), asking a variety of questions related to their use of storage systems in virtualized environments. Explore this e-book to learn more.
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.
Published By: Nexenta
Published Date: Sep 22, 2011
For service providers, hosting providers, or enterprise IT organizations looking to implement a cloud infrastructure, the knowledge, experience, and best practices gained from previous implementations can help to expedite planning and deployment. This paper outlines a reference architecture for a cloud storage infrastructure that integrates pivotal "scale-out" technologies including NexentaStor* from Nexenta Systems, Inc. The reference architecture presented in this paper can help to reduce the learning curve for building a cost-effective scale-out storage infrastructure.
Published By: Nexenta
Published Date: Sep 22, 2011
Based on the power of the ZFS file system, NexentaStor offers superior price/performance over traditional storage solutions for VDI, overcoming limitations of many traditional storage solutions and supporting a virtually unlimited numbers of files, file systems, and snapshots. NexentaStor leverages commodity, heterogeneous storage to deliver an economical yet high-performing solution for write-intensive VDI workloads, especially when SSDs are deployed to further reduce write latencies.
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 14, 2011
The Oakley Union Elementary School District in California has a long track record of providing
quality education to children living in Oakley. Operating seven schools at different locations
around the city, the school district handles large amounts of data. As an educational institute,
data needs to be properly protected in order to preserve student records and other vital
The data backup configuration that was being used by the school district was inefficient and
costly, and was no longer able to meet data backup demands. The school district commenced
a search for a new solution, and after a careful selection process it decided to adopt Infortrend's iSCSI-host ESVA solution.
The growth of virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center and raised numerous questions about data security and privacy. In fact, security concerns are the largest barrier to cloud adoption. Read this e-Book and learn how to protect sensitive data and demonstrate compliance.
Virtualization is the creation of a logical rather than an actual physical version of something. such as a storage device, hardware platform, operating system, database or network resource. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving resilience, scalability and performance and lowering costs. Virtualization is part of an overall trend in enterprise IT towards autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on an activity or set of activities. This means organizations use or pay for computing resources only as they need them.
OTS' experiences with all-flash technology mirror what many customers have experienced over the past several years. Hesitatingly optimistic, OTS deployed its first AFA in a limited environment to prove the system out, and when it performed and/or exceeded the company's expectations, it quickly started moving more workloads to it over time.
Like OTS, many customers do not immediately retire their legacy storage, but in moving the more demanding workloads off of their existing environments, they provide better application performance both for those applications on the AFA and for those that stay on the legacy storage. And like OTS, the majority of AFA customers have in the past year in particular come to the conclusion that all-flash technology is the future of primary storage for performance, reliability, ease of management and expansion, and economic (as measured by total cost of ownership) reasons.
EMC to 3PAR Online Import Utility leverages storage federation and Peer Motion to migrate data from EMC Clariion CX4 and VNX systems to HP 3PAR StoreServ. In this ChalkTalk, HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito gives an overview.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
Want to know where flash storage technology is heading? Watch Part V of our "Mainstreaming of Flash" video series to hear what's next with this exciting technology!
HPE 3PAR StoreServ was built to meet the extreme requirements of massively consolidated cloud service providers. Its remarkable speed—3M+ IOPS—and proven system architecture has been extended to transform mainstream midrange and enterprise deployments, with solutions from a few TBs up to 15PB scale.
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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