As flash storage has permeated mainstream computing, enterprises are coming to better understand
not only its performance benefits but also the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at
scale. This combination of benefits — lower latencies, higher throughput and bandwidth, higher
storage densities, much lower energy and floor space consumption, higher CPU utilization, the need
for fewer servers and their associated lower software licensing costs, lower administration costs, and
higher device-level reliability — has made the use of AFAs an economically compelling choice
relative to legacy storage architectures initially developed for use with hard disk drives (HDDs). As
growth rates for hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays fall off precipitously, AFAs are
experiencing one of the highest growth rates in external storage today — a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 26.2% through 2020.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
I&O leaders responsible for storage must rethink their backup procedures to realize cost savings and improve backup infrastructure resource utilization. Cloud services can help your infrastructure modernization initiative, as they alleviate the burden on the data center backup infrastructure.
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This paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational costs.
"VMware Horizon View is an enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution that delivers virtualized or remote desktops and applications to end users through a single platform. Horizon View is a tightly integrated, end-to-end solution built on the industry-leading virtualization platform, VMware vSphere.
Although Horizon View enables levels of availability and agility of desktop services unmatched by traditional PCs, the complexity of deploying and managing thousands of virtual desktops in a VMware environment can be daunting without the right tools. Storage is often the leading cause of end-user performance problems. The NetApp all-flash FAS solution with the FAS8000 platform solves the performance problems commonly found in VDI deployments.
In this reference architecture, NetApp tested VMware Horizon View user and administrator workloads to demonstrate how the NetApp all-flash FAS solution eliminates the most common barriers to virtual desktop adoption.
The testing covered common
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary storage utilization. By
allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single physical server, organizations can significantly
lower their hardware costs and take advantage of efficiency and agility improvements as more and more
tasks become automated. This also alleviates the pain of fragmented IT ecosystems and incompatible data silos.
Currently, this virtualization juggernaut shows no sign of slowing. As businesses recognize the potential for
increased reliability and scalability offered by virtual technology, they are ramping up their investments in data
center modernization and upgrading. In fact, 33 percent of the respondents to a recent ESG survey on cloud
usage said that making greater use of server virtualization was one of their top five spending priorities for the
next 12 to 18 months.
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary
storage utilization. By allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on
a single physical server, organizations can significantly lower their hardware costs and
take advantage of efficiency and agility improvements as more and more tasks become
automated. This also alleviates the pain of fragmented IT ecosystems and incompatible
Protecting these virtualized environments, however, and the ever-growing amount
of structured and unstructured data being created, still requires a complex, on-prem
secondary storage model that imposes heavy administrative overhead and infrastructure
costs. The increasing pressure on IT teams to maintain business continuity and information
governance are changing how businesses view infrastructure resiliency and long-term data
retention—they are consequently looking to new solutions to ensure immediate availability
and complete protection of the
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary
storage utilization. Protecting these virtualized environments, however, as well as the
ever-growing amount of structured and unstructured data being created, still requires a
complex, on-prem secondary storage model that imposes heavy administrative overhead
and infrastructure costs.
IT has never been more important to doing business, which means that IT infrastructure must be simpler, smarter, faster, more flexible, and more business-aligned than ever. New service delivery models are driving new Tier-1 storage requirements that reveal how the traditional focus on performance and availability are clearly not enough to support virtualization, ITaaS, and new cloud service delivery models. The world is moving rapidly towards a New Style of IT, and will leave behind any business that doesn’t adapt even more rapidly. Is your storage ready?
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Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Jun 29, 2016
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.
NetApp® SnapManager® for Oracle (SMO) is designed to significantly simplify all these tasks and more. In this article, we examine how you can deploy SMO to simplify and even automate data protection, recovery, and cloning across both primary and secondary storage. Learn more today!
This paper focuses generally on optimal storage and storage management for SharePoint and specifically evaluates NetApp's approach, detailing how the capabilities in NetApp's DataONTAP and SnapManager for SharePoint Server offerings help to drive storage efficiency, reduce cost, and exclude complexity in a comprehensive SharePoint implementation. It is not so much a "how to" guide, but rather a "why to" explanation. Learn more today!
Storage is a critical factor when virtualizing your business-critical applications like Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle databases. What features should you look for when selecting a storage vendor? Download this tech overview to learn how flash-optimized Nimble Storage accelerates performance, maximizes utilization, and cost-effectively protects your mission-critical data.
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.
EqualLogic provides storage virtualization features with its award-winning PS Series arrays, offering higher storage utilization rates than alternative solutions. By combining PS Series arrays with VMware, IT administrators achieve virtualized environments with fewer servers and less wasted space.
Aerospec, a system engineering and manufacturing company, leverages VNXe and VMware to cut operating costs, increase reliability. They have seen a 2x increase in data access and 75% increase in storage utilization.
Years of IT infrastructure advancements have helped to drive out vast amounts of costs within the datacenter. Technologies like server and storage virtualization, data deduplication, and flash-based storage systems (to name just a few) have contributed to improvements of utilization rates, performance, and resiliency for most organizations. Unfortunately, organizations still struggle with deeply rooted operational inefficiencies related to IT departments with silos of technology and expertise that lead to higher complexity, limited scalability, and suboptimal levels of agility. The recent tectonic shifts caused by the rise of 3rd Platform applications that focus on social, mobile, cloud, and big data environments have amplified the pains associated with these structural inefficiencies.
This ESG paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational costs.
In recent years, data deduplication has made its ways from the storage to the networking community. More specifically, it has become an important tool for optimizing application performance across the WAN. By eliminating the transfer of repetitive IP traffic, deduplication significantly improves WAN utilization and accelerates data transfers between geographically disperse locations. This saves bandwidth costs and helps to overcome many obstacles when communicating across a WAN.
This paper discusses how WAN deduplication works, and how it can be effectively deployed as a complement to existing storage deduplication solutions.
There’s no stopping information growth. How then, can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? IBM® Storwize® V7000 has the answers. In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
"Storage consolidation" is a term that has typically meant the consolidation of direct attached storage to a storage network, whether it is Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Area Network (SAN). Consolidation has usually been undertaken to improve utilization of assets, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), increase return on capital investment, improve IT operational efficiency and increase service levels.
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.
Endless capital requests for additional storage resources are the bane of existence for many storage directors and infrastructure VPs. This white paper proposes a more effective approach to solving the utilization challenge in complex SANs.