All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
Infinidat provides the difference you seek in a data storage solution for media and entertainment organizations. New demands have everyone in the industry feeling the impact of high latency storage and its impact on efficiently delivering speed to market on new and dense workload management. The Infinidat unified storage architecture enables the scale, performance and best overall TCO required to deliver an extreme competitive advantage to media and entertainment companies.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: May 13, 2019
It’s time to think bigger than incremental processing power and storage capacity upgrades. In 2019 IT modernisation offers much more, providing opportunities to closely align infrastructure with your most ambitious goals and build a future-facing foundation for success.
Whatever your goals, this playbook gives you six versatile strategies that can help you plan a successful IT modernisation project, supported by examples from our industry-leading data centre portfolio.
In-memory technology—in which entire datasets are pre-loaded into a computer’s random access memory, alleviating the need for shuttling data between memory and disk storage every time a query is initiated—has actually been around for a number of years. However, with the onset of big data, as well as an insatiable thirst for analytics, the industry is taking a second look at this promising approach to speeding up data processing.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
The world of storage is being transformed by the maturing of flash arrays, an approach to storage that uses multiple, solid state flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives. An all-flash array performs the same functions as traditional spinning disks but in a fraction of the time required and in more compact form factors. Given its superior performance in certain contexts, all-flash arrays are experiencing strong industry adoption. However, best practices and a true understanding of key success factors for all- flash storage are still emerging. This paper is intended to educate you on best practices based on real user experience drawn from ITCentralStation.com. We offer all-flash user advice in selecting and building the business case for a flash array storage solution.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.
It is possible that a significant number of people reading this piece may find themselves confused, or at least intrigued, by its title: “The Importance of Flash Storage in a Hybrid IT World.” Might it be that two separate white papers have been inadvertently muddled and integrated? After all, "hybrid IT" is about a sweeping strategic trend for the industry, whereas "flash storage" seems prosaically tactical. Download to read more!
In order for enterprises and IT organizations to truly innovate and offer differentiated value to customers, you need an IT infrastructure based on the latest advancements in computing, networking, and storage.
Considering an investment in flash storage or converged infrastructure? Read this brochure to learn more about the Vblock® System 540, the industry’s first all-flash Converged Infrastructure System for high-performance mixed workloads and emerging 3rd platform applications—built on best of breed technology components including EMC XtremIO all-flash storage. All of this with the VCE™ Experience of unmatched management and one-call support.
Consolidating to a flash-optimized infrastructure results in 50% to 80% fewer drives being deployed. This, along with the need for high performance and agility, has propelled flash to have one of the highest growth rates within the storage industry. Learn how the combination of flash-optimized architectures and cloud have changed the storage requirements for mixed workloads that are common among most organizations.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
Watch this on-demand Ask Us Anything HIMSS webinar as we engage with a panel of experts from St. Joseph Health, Box, and MobileIron. We'll uncover St. Joseph Health’s recent deployment of Box cloud storage with MobileIron to their employees’ mobile devices, major changes we’re seeing in the healthcare industry, and so much more!
To keep pace with an increasingly digital world, enterprises are transforming their data infrastructures using all flash storage. As a leading all flash storage provider, NetApp simplifies your infrastructure to improve economics, while accelerating performance and increasing availability to enhance your company’s competitiveness. NetApp future-proofs your IT investments, allowing you to grow with confidence.
NetApp® all flash storage reduces your storage footprint, power, and cooling by up to 10x; doubles performance at half the latency of leading competitors; and lets you migrate confidently from your existing SAN with a pathway to the cloud.
With NetApp, all flash arrays, your business is prepared to take on anything and everything the future can throw at it: rapid growth, new technology, or a shift in the industry. Cut fear out of the equation. Be data ready to bring on the future.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
GARTNER HAS NAMED DELL EMC AS A LEADER FOR DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEMS AND OBJECT STORAGE. This report evaluates Distributed File and Object Storage vendors that help customers deal with the rapid growth in unstructured data. Isilon, the industry leader in scale-out NAS storage, and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), were both recognized as leaders in this Gartner report. We believe this recognition demonstrates our industry-leading capabilities to help prepare our customers for their digital future.
Pure Storage has significant expertise creating scalable, enterprise-class, flash-optimized storage platforms, and with FlashBlade, Pure Storage has crafted a turnkey, purpose-built platform that is well suited to cost effectively handle the performance and capacity requirements of genomics workflows. Pure Storage has differentiated itself from more established enterprise storage providers by delivering an industry-leading customer experience, as shown by its extremely high NPS, indicating it knows how to meet and is committed to meeting customer requirements. Whether genomics practitioners plan an on-premises deployment or a cloud-based deployment for their genomics workflows, they should consider the performance, cost, and patient care advantages of the Pure Storage FlashBlade when choosing a platform, particularly if they plan to retain data for a long time and use it frequently.
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
"Storage system architectures are moving away from monolithic scale-up approaches and adopting scale-out storage – providing a powerful and flexible way to respond to the inevitable data growth and data management challenges in today’s environments. With extensive data growth demands, there needs to be an increase in the levels of storage and application availability, performance, and scalability.
Access this technical report that provides an overview of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and shows how it incorporates industry-leading unified architecture, non-disruptive operations, proven storage efficiency, and seamless scalability."
"Flash technology is becoming more prominent in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives – flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments.
This ebook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. Check it out to discover and learn all you need to:
* Optimize storage performance
* Leverage server flash as storage cache
* Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure in the data center "
I&O leaders can no longer rely on the assumption that it is safer to buy from established storage vendors when compared to new suppliers. This research describes what I&O leaders must do to benefit from structural changes in the storage industry.
Managing technology refreshes is not a popular task among enterprise storage administrators, although it is a necessary task for successful businesses. As a business evolves, managing more data and adding new applications in the process, enterprise storage infrastructure inevitably needs to grow in performance and capacity. Enterprise storage solutions have traditionally imposed limitations in terms of their ability to easily accommodate technology refreshes that keep infrastructure current and operating reliably and most cost effectively. In 2015, Pure Storage introduced a new technology refresh model that has driven strong change in the enterprise storage industry by addressing the major pain points of legacy models and provided overall a much more cost-effective life-cycle management approach. In conjunction with other aspects of Pure Storage's enterprise storage product and services offerings, the company's "Evergreen Storage" technology refresh model has contributed to this all-f
Online media and entertainment companies face a tidal wave of content demand. Legacy infrastructure will be overwhelmed by the compute, storage and network demands. Businesses that make the right investment decisions and fine-tune performance can provide consumers with the user experience they expect.
Download Intel's latest eGuide, ‘Thriving in Today’s Media and Entertainment Economy' to discover:
• Expectations for the growth of the streaming media industry over the next few years
• Consumer expectations for high-quality media experiences
• How to defend against hacking with upgraded infrastructure
• The predicted effects of 5G on the media and entertainment landscape
• The infrastructure upgrades required to keep up with these demands
Collaboration and email applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint are critical for business productivity. But care needs to be taken in selecting the right infrastructure for hosting these applications. Download this technical overview and learn how VMware, Cisco, and Nimble Storage have developed a pre-validated reference architecture that delivers industry-leading performance, data protection, and management simplicity.
Nimble Storage’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the industry’s first flash-optimized storage designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency. In this product brief, you’ll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.