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.
This report examines the issues that are driving organizations to replace older archive and backup-and restore systems with business continuity and always-available solutions that can scale to handle extreme data growth while leveraging a cloud-based pricing model. The report also looks at the role of Storiant and its long-term storage services solution in the strategically important long-term storage market.
When it comes to the increasingly complex task of managing data storage, many small and midsize organizations face even greater challenges than large, global enterprises.
Small and midsize companies have ever-increasing volumes of information to manage and secure, and they are confronting a number of difficulties when it comes to storage. Among the biggest hurdles:
›› Scaling storage as the business grows rapidly
›› Meeting the rising expense of data storage capacity
›› Dealing with the complexity of management and architecture
›› Devoting precious staff time managing storage and data backup
Whereas larger organizations have significant IT budgets and staff to handle storage-related challenges, small and midsize companies lack the IT resources to dedicate to storage management. Fortunately, there are new approaches to data storage on the market that can help such companies address their data storage needs without requiring dedicated storage management resources, while at the same ti
Virtualization promises cost savings, improved productivity, and the ability to transform your business. But too often security can either detract from the performance gains that virtualization promises, or just not give you the protection you need. Getting the balance right is critical.
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.
Organizations expect their IT departments to deliver a SAN storage infrastructure that can support faster rollout of applications and services, continuous and fast access to data in key applications, and efficient scale to address corporate data growth without comparable growth in IT expenses. This IDC white paper reviews the key SAN storage features required to meet such challenges and the NetApp SAN storage portfolio offerings that best address your needs.
Organizations today are increasingly information-driven, requiring them to create, organize, and store more data every day. To handle the conversion of “data to information”, you need an agile and scalable infrastructure which will provide the backbone to run multiple business-critical workloads simultaneously. This IDC white paper examines the need for the NetApp FAS8080EX hardware-optimized platform to help organizations transform into data-driven entities, adopt newer technologies, and invest in business-critical applications to stay ahead of their competition.
IT managers and line-of-business stakeholders are striving to increase efficiency of their application environments. The biggest challenges they face in supporting database environments are managing data growth and database size, and meeting database performance requirements. This ESG Lab Report documents the performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments.
Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.
"It takes companies an average 18.5 hours to recover from an event with 4.8 hours of lost data." (Forrester/DRJ 2010 survey). How do your customer stack up? Watch the recorded webcast where Forrester Research senior analyst Rachel Dines has a provocative conversation with Veeam strategist Doug Hazelman on the future of disaster recovery, how virtualization can help - or hinder - your customer's DR efforts and 5 simple ways to begin the move to Business Technology Resiliency.
A lot of your customers will tell you: "VM backup is a pain" - but it doesn't have to be...Veeam Backup & Replication provides unified VMware and Hyper-V backup and replication that: is simple to use, provides great features at a great price and it just works!
Offsite data replication is key to ensuring ongoing business operations, but it can be complex and costly, especially when performed over long distances.
Join this discussion to discover how you can apply fast, cost effective and reliable remote replication that can:
• Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) by reducing remote replication times by up to 20X
• Reduce bandwidth costs and extend replication distances
• Lower storage costs while increasing storage flexibility
• Leverage emerging cloud and virtualization technologies for better offsite disaster recovery
Hear from the experts and users at Dell Compellent, Silver Peak and AlaskaUSA discuss essential data replication strategies and technologies.
This TDWI Best Practices report explains the benefits that Hadoop and Hadoop-based products can bring to organizations today, both for big data analytics and as complements to existing BI and data warehousing technologies.
Why data centers need network automation? As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
Learn how a simple, open and smart network can help with accelerating the deployment and delivery of applications. This Whitepaper on network virtualization best practices explains how to transform and bridge the virtual and physical networks.
Get our eBook on Virtualization and learn how you can improve business agility and service delivery via an open, agile network architecture. This eBook explains how to bridge the physical and virtual worlds and simplify connections across multiple data centers.
Understanding new data center developments and how they can help you better serve your end users and driver operational efficiencies is an essential step in identifying the right colocation provider, so read this whitepaper today.
Learn how Microsoft’s end of support for its 2003 Windows Server presents the best opportunity for a technology upgrade and see what your organization should do to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
CIOs and other senior IT leaders have a growing responsibility to ensure that the right steps for cost savings and optimization are understood and applied. This report focuses on the clear and practical steps you can take to optimize cloud spend and get the most value for your dollar.