Storage Virtualization refers to the process of completely abstracting logical storage from physical storage. The physical storage resources are agregated into storage pools, from which the logical storage is created. With storage virtualization, multiple independent storage devices, that may be scattered over a network, appear to be a single monolithic storage device, which can be managed centrally. Storage Virtualization is commonly used in SANs.
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.
This paper focuses on Data Domain Boost and the many benefits it provides compared to doing traditional backups. Its purpose is to explain the technical and business reasons why DD Boost will change the way you do backups.
This paper focuses on Data Domain technology leadership and differentiation and why it matters to you. The purpose of this paper is to explore the technical and financial reasons why Data Domain systems are ideal for backup and archiving in your environment.
As organizations seek to continue leveraging the advantages of virtualization technologies, many are embracing virtualization of end user desktops via approaches such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But while VDI solutions promise significant security and operational efficiency improvements, they also bring with them unique deployment challenges.
This report focuses on commercial-software-only private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud solutions and serves as a refresh to Forrester’s “Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011” report.
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy: producing new revenue streams, guiding the way through the hosted options, taming new cloud-based app workflows, and using the cloud to help ensure their organization’s success.
Organizations have gained significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Software-defined networking holds significant promise to deliver a new network architecture that is abstracted and virtualized; however, organizations would be well served to learn from previous efforts to virtualize other domains in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Riverbed and VMware joined forces to help eliminate those problems and make it easier to deploy VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers by integrating application-aware network performance management software and vSphere 5.1
In January 2012, Riverbed® Technology announced version 9.5 of its Cascade® network performance management solution, which included a number of major enhancements. Collectively, the new capabilities are designed to improve visibility into the health and activity of applications and services traversing networks from the branch to the data center.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers organizations the means to centrally manage and deliver desktops as a service to reduce costs, increase data security, and streamline desktop management while enabling anytime, anywhere access across a wide variety of devices. IT consumerization trends such as BYOD (bring your own device) and device diversity are accelerating VDI adoption, which is expected to double over the next year.
Join us for this brief 20-minute webcast to learn how IBM offers a complete end-to-end hybrid cloud solution that may be key to improving your organization’s effectiveness and expediting time to market for your products.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) allows organizations to deliver networking with the same level of flexibility and agility as virtualization has allowed them to deliver other parts of their infrastructure. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Pluribus Networks for a free analyst webinar on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. PT.
The popularity of the data lake architecture is rapidly growing. However, deriving value from the data lake, whether for data visualization, discovery of insights or advanced analytics, requires transforming data from a “mayhem” of varied raw data into shape ready for analysis. Join this analyst roundtable webinar on Wednesday, September, 24th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PT, and find out.
Purpose-built for use with the dynamic computing resources available from Amazon Web Services ™ the Intel Lustre* solution provides the fast, massively scalable storage software needed to accelerate performance, even on complex workloads. Download now to learn more.
Around the world and across all industries, high-performance computing is being used to solve today’s most important and demanding problems. More than ever, storage solutions that deliver high sustained throughput are vital for powering HPC and Big Data workloads.
Your clients and end users want instant access to their chosen applications — anytime, anywhere. To meet this demand, you have undoubtedly investigated cloud services. You know that with cloud services you should be able to turn up applications very quickly. You also expect cloud services will help you simplify operations and control costs. However, for cloud services to meet your expectations, the networks within and across datacenters must evolve to become as virtualized and readily available as the server and storage infrastructure.