A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a network designed to attach computer storage devices such as disk array controllers and tape libraries to servers. As of 2006, SANs are most commonly found in enterprise storage. A SAN allows a machine to connect to remote targets such as disks and tape drives on a network for block level I/O.
The term “Big Data” has become virtually synonymous with “schema on read” unstructured data analysis and handling techniques like Hadoop. These “schema on read” techniques have been most famously exploited on relatively ephemeral human-readable data like retail trends, twitter sentiment, social network mining, log files, etc.
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.
This paper also tries to explain in simple terms some of the jargon and practices in the storage industry. It is an attempt to demystify magic marketing statements and help the buyer to make a wise and educated choice.
In this Gigaom Research webinar, the panel will discuss how the multi-cluster approach can be implemented in real systems, and whether and how it can be made to work. The panel will also talk about best practices for implementing the approach in organizations.
Following a series of in-depth interviews with Senior IT professionals in various industries this video provides their findings and the direct and in-direct value derived from using HPs Backup, Recovery and Archiving solutions.
Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology.
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This report documents the results of ESG Lab’s hands-on testing and validation of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 storage array, with a focus on autonomic simplicity, efficient unified storage, application performance, and resilience for mid-range enterprises.
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.
Taking a more comprehensive, unified approach to managing data—recovering any data from a single console—can not only reduce your capital and operating costs, but can also provide enhanced application availability for improved IT service levels.
Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers — while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of manageability, scalability and flexibility.
Savvy IT professionals are finding that blade servers are less expensive than traditional rack servers for most new deployments, while also delivering improvements in agility, scalability and manageability.