Enterprise Storage Management is the field of information technology focused on the storage, protection, and retrieval of data in large-scale environments. It is differentiated from consumer storage in many practical ways, ranging from the size of the environment to the technologies used.
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.
This document provides an overview of EMC’s XtremIO architecture as it compares to SolidFire. Not intended to be exhaustive, this overview covers select elements where the solutions differ and presents their impact to overall suitability for data center needs.
So you’ve chosen OpenStack for your cloud infrastructure. Now another big decision needs to be made: Block storage or object storage? OpenStack has sub-projects that deliver both block (Cinder) and object (Swift) storage. A variety of performance-focused primary storage and optimized secondary storage solutions are on the market, and they provide flexible, highly scalable storage services for OpenStack.
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.
Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
The EMC VNX family delivers industry-leading innovation and enterprise capabilities for file and block storage in a scalable, easy-to-use unified storage solution. VNX storage combines powerful and flexible hardware with advanced efficiency, management, and protection software to meet your economical, and performance needs.
With the VNX you can consolidate multiple workloads and still enjoy the best economics for yoru virtual and physical applications without compromise. The VNX allows you to enjoy the performance of flash at the cost-effectiveness of disk for all your mixed workloads.
With industry leading application integration, you can start small and scale to multi-petabyte environments, you can utilize automated storage tiering, encryption, local and remote protection all while knowing that VNX is trusted by tens of thousands of customers.
It is time to finally get over the misconceptions generated by the loud and misleading rhetoric regarding the superior efficiencies of close-coupled and liquid cooled server cabinet solutions, as well as the supposed limits on power densities that can be effectively cooled by air
The world of data centers and IT has been historically been one of gradual evolution, but events and capabilities that have emerged over the past 3-5 years present both a challenge, and opportunity to the IT organization. Click here to read about the IT Metamorphosis.
This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.
A comprehensive approach to security requires much more than simply installing locks and hiring security officers. This paper has examined the elements and organization of a holistic approach to security.
The Vatican Apostolic Library implemented the Panduit Integrated Data Center Solution to create a robust and highly available network infrastructure to support the conservation of its literary treasures.