The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Enterprise data requirements grow at 50 - 100 percent a year, creating a constant storage infrastructure management challenge. As new storage is brought into the environment, it is typically added within inflexible single server-silos.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Mar 06, 2007
Quocirca conducted two surveys separated by 12 months that looked at the data management infrastructure of UK and Irish businesses and how this was linked to their ability to respond to the whims of the regulators. In the year between the two surveys a lot had changed.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 07, 2007
Mid-sized organizations have similar issues to large organizations when it comes to the storage and management of information and data, yet they often have limited capability to attract, retain and maintain the skills that large organizations will use in managing their data assets. There is a strong need for more effective tools that will enable mid-sized organizations to manage their data assets and gain the greatest value from them.
Published By: Xiotech
Published Date: Apr 13, 2007
Data keeps growing with no signs of stopping. An effective storage solution seamlessly scales to meet an organization's growing appetite for capacity, while ensuring availability and fast access. SAN storage should be designed to deliver strong top-end performance so throughput does not degrade as storage needs scale higher.
Company data is vulnerable to threats from - insiders, unauthorized access to data, data backup, off-site mirroring - just to name a few. Encrypting data at rest, on tape or disk, significantly mitigates these threats. This document provides guidance into some of the factors a company should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
Published By: TeraCloud
Published Date: Dec 11, 2007
Storage spawns where it is needed. This leaves IT to manage many islands of storage devices scattered across the enterprise. Compliance requirements, multimedia-rich applications, unstructured content and a proliferation of databases are pushing IT departments to increase the size and complexity of their storage networks. All of this is occurring at a time when the need for centralized storage management has never been greater.
Esri, a U.S. software company, had growing data volumes as they added new applications. System response slowed down and their existing infrastructure had no room for extension. Read the white paper and see how with the IBM Migration Factory helped Esri consolidate 16 physical servers to two, automate storage management and drastically cut costs.
Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
Following the sale of a company division housing its corporate data center, Source Interlink had to relocate core IT operations. Teaming with CDW, they were able to not only relocate, but lower capital and operating costs, reduce
their carbon footprint, and increase efficiency.
WHEN IT COMES TO DATA CENTER OPTIMIZATION, IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU KNOW. IT’S WHO YOU KNOW. That’s why we partner with leading vendors like EMC. They offer a wide range of devices for primary storage, archiving, backup, recovery and data center management. And with years of experience in EMC deployments, CDW has the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we give our customers access to the latest technologies that help optimize their data centers to keep their organizations running smoothly.
HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft is designed to provide a scalable, high-performance integrated infrastructure optimized for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V. Designed and built according to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture, HP Virtual System for Microsoft comes standard with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (which includes Hyper-V) and is designed to deliver top performance for a wide range of virtualized applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. This paper will focus on ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discreet, non-integrated compute, storage, network, and management components.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2014
So many people are realising that yesterday’s technology can’t support today’s fast-changing data and are turning to a new generation of database: NoSQL.
NoSQL makes it easy to consolidate your heterogeneous data and consolidate disparate data silos because you don’t need to make data conform to the row-and-column restrictions of relational technology.
Get a head start and download Enterprise NoSQL for Dummies and discover:
• The NoSQL lingo
• What it does and how it works
• How it can be used
• Tips for what to look for in an Enterprise NoSQL database
Go beyond relational and learn how NoSQL allows you to build applications with greater ease and speed!
Gartner: Moving Toward the All Solid-State Storage Data Center
Are you only using solid-state arrays for your primary data? If so, you’re missing out on the benefits flash can deliver to other applications, such as active archives, data lakes, and big data infrastructures. In this independent report, Gartner finds that progressive I&O leaders are already moving toward an all solid-state data center and predicts that others will soon follow. Read the report here.
For customers looking to implement flash for primary data center storage, NetApp's All Flash FAS systems offer some significant advantages over competitive offerings. Customer can deploy All Flash FAS arrays for specific applications now and later extend them to private and hybrid cloud-based applications as enterprise IT's longer term strategy dictates. Read this technology insight paper on investing strategically in all flash arrays.
Did you know that by 2020, 50% of analytic queries will be generated using search, natural-language processing or voice, or will be automatically generated?
Read the Gartner report Technology Insight for Modern Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms and find out how to meet the time-to-insight demands of today's competitive business environment. Learn how to:
• Determine when to use existing, traditional BI technologies versus modern analytics and BI
• Broaden data access beyond relational systems
• Adopt new approaches to data modeling
By 2018, more than 70% of new DBMS deployments will leverage cloud for at least one use case. Read the Gartner report State of the Operational DBMS Market, 2017
and get the latest insights and recommendations on DBMS strategy.
Discover how to:
•Evaluate modern data management capabilities before adopting new DBMS products
•Lead a nonrelational technology assessment to determine which DBMS best meets your business requirements
• Deploy a multimodel DBMS and reduce complexity in your data center
Are solid-state arrays (SSAs) worth the extra cost? This independent report, based on end-user surveys and inquires, finds that SSA deployments provide a positive ROI after within months. Discover why Gartner strongly advises that SSAs be considered whenever legacy storage systems need to be replaced.