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.
You are being buried by data. Multimedia including videos, audio and photos. Unstructured data in presentations, documents and social media feeds. Even the voicemails and databases that used to be the primary residents of your storage system are growing beyond your ability to manage them effectively. How can you keep it all under control without buying an endless stream of disk and storage devices?
Experts from EMC and other leading storage manufacturers discuss the very latest trends in storage solutions and how an effective application of storage strategy can help tame the information beast and keep performance and availability issues at bay.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the hidden drivers in storage growth
- How businesses of all sizes can benefit from a tiered storage strategy
- Why virtualization is penetrating every level of IT
- What role SSD and flash will play in every storage environment
- What to do now to improve storage utilization and save costs
We now live in a flash centric world where all active data must be on flash. This doesn’t mean, however, that all data must be on flash. The best approach is to understand your application mix and workload requirements. Some key apps, like databases, are latency intolerant and should be pinned to flash. Others apps can benefit from fully-automated storage tiering. EMC’s market leading VMAX and VNX systems are flexible choices that can deliver all-flash and hybrid services. CDW and EMC has you covered!
An affordably priced, unified storage platform for smaller businesses, the EMC VNXe Series delivers automated, application-ready storage with solution-focused software that’s easy to manage, provision and protect.
EMC’s unified storage solution provides the efficiency, scalability and performance needed to manage today’s influx of data. It consolidates your growing piles of data into a single, easy-to-use system and can easily expand with your organization’s needs, so you’ll never waste money on unused drive space again. And your workers will be able to quickly and safely access their data wherever they go.
In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. IBM’s new eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers up the all-flash storage system as a solution.
Leading organizations don’t think of data protection in traditional back-office terms—and that’s no accident. They think and act like service providers, and in doing so transform data protection operations from mere cost centers to business enablers. Traditional data protection architectures can’t meet today’s challenges of massive growth, application performance, and data availability. And they aren't designed for services-oriented business models.
Deduplication reduces the amount of disk storage needed to retain and protect data by an average of 10-30 times, making disk a cost-effective alternative to tape for protecting backup and/or archive data. Data on disk is available online and onsite for longer retention periods, and restores and retrievals become fast and reliable. Storing only unique data on disk also means that it can be cost-effectively replicated over existing networks to remote sites for safe, reliable tape-free disaster recovery.
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. EMC meets this need with a high performing, functionally capable, and competitively priced high-end networked storage system—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 20K system with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The VMAX 20K scale-out architecture helps organizations exceed the performance and capacity demands of hyper-consolidation, cloud deployments, and all-virtual Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), while simplifying the costs of data management.
Organizations of every type rely on the timely retrieval of information to facilitate transactions and decision making. While a typical organization is experiencing double-digit data growth, IT budgets, staffing, and traditional storage capabilities are not keeping pace. As a result, IT organizations are under constant pressure to employ more efficient storage strategies and increase the amount of data their staff can manage without additional headcount. Customers are looking to storage vendors for innovations to solve these challenges in the same way that server virtualization has enabled them to experience greater efficiency by pooling server resources and dynamically provisioning compute power according to business needs. The storage imperative is not only to move information dynamically according to business activity, but also to make the process fully automated and self-managing.
With a starting price that others can’t match, the newest member of the EMC® VNXe® Series is the most affordable unified hybrid array – and it’s also the most capable. The new VNXe3200™ has the power of EMC’s VNX2 unified storage systems - compressed into an efficient, easy-to-use package designed for resource-constrained IT departments in any size company. The VNXe3200 adds powerful features which were only available on higher end VNX models including FAST™ VP auto-tiering, FAST Cache SSD caching, Fibre Channel host connectivity, and MCx™ multicore optimization. The new multicore enhancements alongside a beefed up quad core 2.2 GHz processor delivers up to 3X the performance compared to the previous generation VNXe3150 – supporting over 125 VM’s, 2500 Exchange users, or 600 Virtual Desktops in a very small space.
Every ten to fifteen years, the types of workloads servers host swiftly shift. This happened with the first single-mission mainframes and today, as disruptive technologies appear in the form of big data, cloud, mobility and security. When such a shift occurs, legacy servers rapidly become obsolete, dragging down enterprise productivity and agility. Fortunately, each new server shift also brings its own suite of enabling technologies, which deliver new economies of scale and entire new computational approaches.
In this interview, long-time IT technologist Mel Beckman talks to HP Server CTO for ISS Americas Tim Golden about his take on the latest server shift, innovative enabling technologies such as software-defined everything, and the benefit of a unified management architecture. Tim discusses key new compute technologies such as HP Moonshot, HP BladeSystem, HP OneView and HP Apollo, as well as the superiority of open standards over proprietary architectures for scalable, cost-effect
This white paper demonstrates how to increase profitability by reducing the operating costs of backup and archiving using Riverbed Whitewater and Amazon Glacier cloud storage, instead of traditional tape backup methods. A convenient checklist summarizes operational cost categories used to calculate this
ROI. These include ongoing monthly costs for media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data, and monthly costs for cloud storage of backup and archival data.
Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever
before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and
recovery. But to continually grow on-site capacity requires unsustainable investment and introduces unnecessary risk. Prominent cloud service providers present an appealing alternative with their vast amounts of storage, offering low cost, high availability, and built-in redundancy. Riverbed’s Whitewater® family of cloud storage gateways is a drop-in replacement for existing tape- and diskbased backup targets, cuts backup costs 30-50% compared to tape and disk, and provides effective DR capability with minimal effort.
This paper examines various technologies and strategies that have traditionally been the basis for DR planning, as well as new methodologies that have arisen around the public cloud. For those situations where a cloud-based DR strategy makes sense, specific best practice recommendations and implementation steps are described.
Storing data in the cloud using a Whitewater™ cloud storage gateway from Riverbed Technology overcomes what is becoming a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast, and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. Whitewater eliminates concerns about data security, data transmission speeds over the Internet, and data availability, while
providing great flexibility and a favorable return on investment. Moving data to the cloud replaces the high costs of tape and disk
storage systems with a pay-as-you-go cloud storage tier. This paper makes the business case for cloud storage, outlining where
capital and operational costs can be eliminated or avoided by using the cloud for backup and archive storage.
HP, a $120 billion company with five major business lines and an employee base of more than 300,000 people, faces many of the same IT challenges as other global enterprises at hyperscale: it must accommodate ever-increasing demands for business services without allowing its IT costs to spiral out of control. So the company embraced a solution from its own hardware portfolio: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, modern Tier-1 storage for mission-critical IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and cloud environments. And the benefits of implementing this storage solution have been substantial, including increased storage capacity and density, as well as more agile, responsive IT services that better meet HP’s business needs.
To prepare for doubling its growth and, at the same time, update its 20 year-old IT systems, Focal Point implemented an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage Area Network (SAN) with an HP StoreOnce backup to match. The old system was causing weekly unplanned outages and seriously hindering critical business processes.
AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive intelligence company that is experiencing a high growth rate. The company needed to find, and quickly deploy, a scalable storage solution to support its big data performance and future scalability requirements. Today, utilizing its 3PAR StoreServ storage solutions, AgilOne boasts a lower cost per terabyte, higher efficiency, and the ability to rapidly accommodate its new customers.
Today, the widespread availability of 3G and 4G cellular or wireless broadband networks enables digital signage to be deployed virtually anywhere. Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations, new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.
Data Intensity is an enterprise cloud services provider focusing on Oracle applications. Founded in 2001, it currently has 240 employees and operates two data centers with about 1,200 virtual servers. They needed a flexible storage platform to handle growth of individual customer applications, such as Oracle ERP, with minimal downtime with low operating costs. Testing included storage systems from five different vendors to find a solution that was easy to administer and provides thin provisioning, snapshots, and rapid provisioning.
Whether your businesses are connected to the Internet via T1/T3, DSL or Cable, incorporating a mobile broadband backup solution adds uptime whenever there is a loss in connectivity via your wired line. With CradlePoint routers as your Internet backup solution, you're ensured more uptime for your POS transactions and cloud-based services while gaining significant financial and operational benefits over wired backup solutions including: better reliability, lower operating costs, greater ease of use and management, and quicker speed to deployment.
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National Stock Exchange decreases latency by 50% with the help of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP ProLiant servers after evaluating storage and server solutions from several vendors to determine which could offer the best performance and availability to support the proprietary, next-generation trading platform.
Learn how to manage storage growth, cost and complexity, while increasing storage performance and data availability with IBM Software Defined Storage solutions including the IBM General parallel File System (GPFS).