Consumer-focused technologies that are deployed by employees can provide tremendous value to any business and can provide IT organizations with more functionality than they can afford or are willing to deploy. However, consumer technologies must be appropriately managed in order to satisfy corporate security, compliance and other requirements. This means integrating consumer technologies into the existing IT fabric in order to achieve the greatest possible synergies between consumer-focused and IT-deployed technologies.
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is an overarching philosophy for implementing better data centers. The most basic way to think about an SDDC is as a combination of virtualized computing resources, plus software-defined storage and networking. In addition, SDDC often includes overarching security aspects: in other words, SDDC abstracts and automates all the compute, storage and networking aspects that are traditionally physical, and it can put that automation and abstraction to use in enhancing security.
The emergence of genomics and advanced gene sequencing techniques has made the collection and storage of data a centerpiece of biomedical research. As the data generated in biomedical research becomes richer and richer, having the infrastructure in place to deal with data growth efficiently is going to be a cornerstone of biomedical data management. This white paper examines a joint solution that features data reduction technologies combined with a network-attached storage system that offers storage optimization capacities along with an affordable, manageable, and scalable petabyte-ready storage platform.
Medical research is surging into the 21st Century, and includes the dawn of personalized medicine. The realization of personalized medicine is being driven by the increasing speed and dropping costs of gene sequencing. These new technologies for rapid sequencing have created a dramatic need for storage technologies that will radically increase the speed, while reducing costs for research storage. Read this white paper to learn how the exponential growth in genome-mapping data has spawned the growth in affordable, petabyte-capacity storage solutions that can scale as quickly as the data is produced.
The usual cure for exploding file volumes is to add more general purpose file servers. That strategy eventually leads to server sprawl, which brings with it more management complexity, stranded disk capacity, wildly differing storage utilization rates and slower file access. Network-attached storage (NAS) appliances can add file serving capacity that's more easily managed, shareable, more scalable and more efficient than a sprawl of general purpose servers. Read this online article to learn about three basic considerations that can help simplify your NAS buying decision.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 09, 2012
This informative ESG Lab report examines the Riverbed® Steelhead EX + GraniteT appliance, which delivers a powerful combination of wide area network (WAN) optimization, a virtual services platform, and innovative block-storage optimization to help organizations consolidate servers and storage and deliver IT services globally, while ensuring the performance required in remote and branch offices. Download this informative report now to find out how edge-VSI can improve your IT infrastructure.
"As the rapid rise in the number of mobile devices and users creates an explosion in data and virtual machine instances, datacenter transformation becomes imperative for many enterprises. It is essential enterprises move to consolidate resources and cut both capital and operating costs while still providing support for distributed applications.
This brief white paper delves into a Q&A with Eric Sheppard, research director of IDC’s Storage Software program, on integrated systems and whether you should buy compute, network, and storage resources together. Read on as you will discover:
What integrated systems are, and its benefits
The differences between an integrated platform and integrated infrastructure
How datacenters are leveraging these new systems today
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport. The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial, it
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
Software-defined infrastructure is no longer the future. It is now.
In this hyperconvergence overview, we provide a quick overview of what hyperconvergence is and how data center architectures benefit. You will also see some systems, software examples, and recommendations to get you on your way!
When meeting the needs of a growing infrastructure, do you build or buy? This video illustrates how using the Oracle Database Appliance, which contains the server, software, networking and storage, is easy to deploy and maintain compared to a traditional build scenario, while also being an affordable high availability database solution.
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Labs performed a hands-on analysis of IBM's System Storage SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization solution in order to validate its value proposition to customers. ESG Labs found that SAN Volume Controller is a rock-solid, feature-rich platform that delivers on the promise of network based storage virtualization: reducing the complexity and cost of managing SAN attached storage.
Data integrity and ultra-high performance dictate the success and growth of many companies.
One of these companies is BridgePay Network Solutions, a recently launched and rapidly growing financial services organization that allows merchants around the world to process millions of daily credit card transactions. Due to the nature of their business, their IT team needed to strike the perfect balance between meeting regulatory-mandated data security measures with the lowest possible levels of latency and response times.
As their growth accelerated, BridgePay realized the need to immediately address infrastructure shortcomings and prepare for their future growth.
Download the case study now and see how BridgePay built a competitive advantage and scaled transactions by 500% in the same storage footprint using some of the most advanced and differentiated technology available today.
With the advent of iSCSI as the standard for networked storage, businesses can leverage existing skills and network infrastructure to create Ethernet-based SANs that deliver the performance of Fibre Channel—but at a fraction of the cost. iSCSI enables block-level data to be transported between a server and a storage device over an IP network. An iSCSI initiator is hardware or software that runs on a host and initiates I/O to an iSCSI target, which is a storage device (usually, a logical volume) that responds to read/write requests.
Storage area networks (SAN) deliver consolidated storage and advanced storage management features. One advanced SAN configuration involves booting servers directly from the SAN, eliminating all locally attached storage, and improving server operations. Several server boot options are available. To select the right boot option for your environment, you should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Call it growth, scaling, or expansion – whatever you call it, increasing your storage resources often strikes fear and loathing in the heart of the IT administrator. It conjures up visions of downtime, extra management tasks, frustrated users, and working nights and weekends. In addition, since capacity and performance are intimately connected, increasing storage resources can require balancing changes that affects the entire the SAN.
Storage consolidation was a launching point for various new technologies delivering advanced functionality. The next generational shift that is in process will free storage administrators from handling storage provisioning for applications – instead, applications will be able to request and provision storage for themselves. While today multiple tools are required to add storage to your database, soon the database will be able to take care of that itself.
This white paper details how continuous data protection for files is important in this current day where lost data can significantly affect productivity, customer satisfaction, and, ultimately, revenue.
This white paper highlights two new additions to the Cisco® Small Business Network Storage System (NSS) line of products. The Cisco NSS2000 Series is a 2-bay network attached storage (NAS) system, and the Cisco NSS3000 Series is a 4-bay system.
This paper describes the Symphony VPDC enterprise-grade infrastructure service that provides true high availability enterprise IT environments, supporting development to production, with automated provisioning of servers, network, storage, software and security.