Network-attached storage (NAS) is the name given to dedicated data storage technology that can be connected directly to a computer network to provide centralized data access and storage to heterogeneous network clients. NAS differs from traditional file serving and Direct Attached Storage in that the operating system and other software on the NAS unit provides only the functionality of data storage, data access and the management of these functionalities.
Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren’t they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually managed or of the “build-it-yourself” variety, there may be several reasons that they aren’t working very well.
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
EMC Isilon scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) is a simple and scalable platform to build a scale-out data lake and persist enterprise files of all sizes that scale from terabytes to petabytes in a single cluster. It enables you to consolidate storage silos, improve storage utilization, reduce costs, while providing you a future proofed platform to run today and tomorrow's workloads.
EMC Isilon Cloudpools software provides policy-based automated tiering that lets you seamlessly integrate with the cloud as on additional storage tier for the isilon cluster at your data center. Learn more about groundbreaking software in this solution brief.
The EMC IsilonSD product family combines the power of Isilon scale-out NAS with the economy of software-defined storage. IsilonSD Edge is purpose built to address the needs associated with growing unstructured data in enterprise edge location including remote and branch offices. Read the solution brief to find out more about the power of software-defined storage combined with EMC Isilon.
IDC believes that EMC Isilon is indeed an easy to operate, highly scalable and efficient Enterprise Data Lake Platform. IDC validated that a shared storage model based on the Data Lake can in fact provide enterprise-grade service-levels while performing better than dedicated commodity off-the-shelf storage for Hadoop workloads.
You can have all the latest features of iOS 8 on your iPhone, but if you’re still using an iPhone 4s, you won’t be able to take advantage of most of them.
This should serve as an appropriate metaphor for this audience because when it comes to data storage, many of today’s storage solutions have been around since the 1970s…as in the the world of mobile, today’s data storage needs are revealing just how limited those older solutions are. Even if a company has updated almost everything in its IT ecosystem, it takes only one unchanged layer to prevent them from realizing the benefits of the latest technology.
With petabyte scale, reliability, performance, and efficiency the order of the day we are fast approaching that point with storage. There is without question a need to change in the current storage paradigm.
In this webinar you will learn about current IT storage challenges and useful insights about next-generation storage solutions.
Download this case study to learn how Seagate/Xyratex partnered with HP to develop an innovative storage system solution with the scalable performance the Institute needed to continue its groundbreaking work.
Finding a better place to store an ever-expanding volume of valuables is a near universal challenge—for individuals and their businesses. From physical holes in the ground to the ethereal cloud and beyond, the range of options for stashing stuff is immense. And, depending on what you’re storing and how easily you want others to find it, some options are better than others.
Read this white paper to learn how a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system provides the customization, speed, ease-of-use, security and affordability needed to protect and share digital assets for many small business owners.
This white paper takes a close look at the importance of moving to an agile, high-performance, next-generation data center network with three key areas that need to be addressed in order to do so: The Data Center Interconnect, Cloud Connectivity, and Building Cloud-Aware Networks.
In this webinar an expert panel will examine the security and visibility needs of mesh SDN networks by examining the security challenges faced by businesses in distributed SDN environments. The webinar will also present real-world case studies of companies who excelling at providing a superior customer experience for their applications and their sites.
Read our interconnectivity infopaper to find out how tapping into our more than 900 networks and 450 cloud providers can give you secure, high-bandwidth connections with zero latency and ensure your success in the Internet of Everything era.
"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, the race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily intensifies. This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information. Building on the foundation provided by fusing industry-standard technologies, federated scale-out software, and converged management, HP is now extending Converged Storage into new solutions and segments with a new initiative that introduces the next evolution of this HP Converged Storage strategy and vision.