Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
The average SMB has most of the same data protection needs as its larger competitors. But most SMBs can't afford a trained staff assigned specifically to storage management and protection. As a result, when they buy storage management software they look for solutions that are both less expensive and easier to use than traditional products.
With ever-increasing data growth worldwide, organizations must find smarter ways to store and manage their massive volumes of data. Learn how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Management software solutions help to maximize your current storage environment and reduce operational and capital costs while improving service and managing risks.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
Looking for the right Flash Array for you? Tired of all data being treated the same but want to save time and budget?
Flash storage is helping to address the latency inherent with disk drives, enabling you to virtualize more, and reduce application response times. It's an inescapable fact that the $/GB of flash is much higher than disk drives.
So why do the majority of storage vendors indiscriminately accelerate all data, regardless of its value to your business?
All-flash arrays waste money by storing non-critical data in flash, and hybrid arrays can't control whether mission-critical or non-critical data accesses flash, leading to unpredictable performance. So what do you do to find a solution that addresses both of these issues?
Download now and see NexGen's approach to value-driven data management. Make it simple to control what data is stored in flash and affordably tailor application performance to match your organizations priorities now!
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94% of IT professionals consider it valuable to manage data based upon the business value of it. Yet only 32% are doing it - because it's hard. Are you looking to be a part of the 32% without the difficulties?
There is a substantial gap between those who want to use data to its full potential and those that are actually doing so. Storage systems have never been designed with the end-goal to help customers prioritize their data based on their own priorities and the value of that data.
Narrowing that gap may not be as hard or expensive as many companies think. Solving these challenges was one of the founding principles around NexGen's Hybrid Flash Array.
Download now and learn how IT professionals can use NexGen storage architecture and software to simplify data priority assignment and management process.
The nature of the financial services industry places a myriad of international compliance requirements on a company's IT team, as well as an expectation by its customers to deliver the high test levels of performance and reliability.
To survive and thrive, businesses in the industry must not only keep pace with customer demand but gain competitive advantage. Those demands mean the IT team must be at the forefront of adopting emerging technologies.
This is certainly true for Orangefield Columbus, who recently experienced significant growth in its multiple databases which led to the serious performance degradation of its existing storage system. By focusing on a proactive data management storage array, Orangefield was able to eliminate resource contention.
Download now and examine Orangefield's journey to find a solution that would meet, and exceed, their performance and capacity requirements.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
This white paper, created for solutions architects, engineers, and project managers, contains planning information to help customers effectively plan a VMware Infrastructure running on HP ProLiant servers, HP StorageWorks storage solutions, and HP ProLiant Essentials management software components.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Apr 22, 2010
Regulatory compliance, legal discovery and storage management issues are driving more organizations to consider email archiving. Here's what you should know when making decisions about your organization's use of email archiving technology.
Although hardware storage prices have come down, storage administration and software expenses still run about seven times the cost of storage hardware. Storage consolidation provides a partial solution by expanding device connectivity and reducing points of management. However, once storage is consolidated, the job is only half done. You still need a centralized, flexible method of management that masks the complexity of the storage environment and reduces administrative overhead. That’s where virtualization fits in.
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.
This paper discusses how consolidating your Microsoft® SQL Server®, Exchange, and SharePoint® Server data along with your Windows® files using NetApp® storage for Windows environments reduces the cost of physical storage as well as ongoing management costs in Windows environments.
Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Mar 27, 2012
This white paper describes 10 ways that IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions can help organizations save money while addressing their data storage challenges, including those associated with exponential data growth.