Storage refers to computer components, devices and recording media that retain data for some interval of time. Storage provides one of the core functions of the modern computer, that of information retention. Topics include Storage Area Networks, NAS, and Virtualization.
The Editor interviews Deidre Paknad, Vice President of IBM’s Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) Solutions Business, former CEO of PSS Systems, and founder of the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC).
Not storing data is cheaper than storing it. As enterprise data continues to grow and IT budgets remain flat, organizations need to more effectively maximize existing storage capacity and manage storage spend based on data value. In this white paper, Enterprise Strategy Group Sr. Analyst Mark Peters demonstrates how IBM's Information Lifecycle Governance solutions can help IT buyers improve the information economics for their organizations by curtailing data growth through defensible disposal of data.
As organizations seek to continue leveraging the advantages of virtualization technologies, many are embracing virtualization of end user desktops via approaches such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But while VDI solutions promise significant security and operational efficiency improvements, they also bring with them unique deployment challenges.
Today’s IT organizations face huge challenges such as the ever-increasing number of applications, virtualization, the cloud, and the rising value of information stored in data centers. The combined effect of these factors is placing pressure on IT infrastructures to increase performance and operate more efficiently while reducing costs.
An emerging technology, flash storage technology, is helping business and technology leaders address these issues by making their IT infrastructures more operationally efficient. Learn more in this white paper from Logicalis.
Your clients and end users want instant access to their chosen applications — anytime, anywhere. To meet this demand, you have undoubtedly investigated cloud services. You know that with cloud services you should be able to turn up applications very quickly. You also expect cloud services will help you simplify operations and control costs. However, for cloud services to meet your expectations, the networks within and across datacenters must evolve to become as virtualized and readily available as the server and storage infrastructure.
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This report focuses on commercial-software-only private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud solutions and serves as a refresh to Forrester’s “Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011” report.
Join this session to understand how you can reduce the cost and complexity of backup and recovery while ensuring comprehensive data protection across virtual environments, core application and remote sites.
Join this session to learn how you can quickly convert existing storage to Cloud storage, standardize advanced data protection capabilities, and utilize advanced data-driven analytics to optimize tiering across storage systems --- reducing per unit storage costs up to 50% and freeing up valuable IT budget.
Organizations have gained significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Software-defined networking holds significant promise to deliver a new network architecture that is abstracted and virtualized; however, organizations would be well served to learn from previous efforts to virtualize other domains in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Riverbed and VMware joined forces to help eliminate those problems and make it easier to deploy VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers by integrating application-aware network performance management software and vSphere 5.1
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy: producing new revenue streams, guiding the way through the hosted options, taming new cloud-based app workflows, and using the cloud to help ensure their organization’s success.
Any strategy for managing the network infrastructure must include a direct understanding of how well the network is playing its role in application and service delivery. This is the realm of Application-aware Network Performance Management (ANPM), and it is essential to understand the primary requirements for such systems in order to adequately evaluate and select tools and products that will best meet the need. This paper reviews the challenges that ANPM solutions are best fit to address, which qualities and capabilities are of most importance, and how one alternative, Riverbed’s Cascade Solution, stacks up.
In January 2012, Riverbed® Technology announced version 9.5 of its Cascade® network performance management solution, which included a number of major enhancements. Collectively, the new capabilities are designed to improve visibility into the health and activity of applications and services traversing networks from the branch to the data center.