The Internet of Things (IoT) is composed of sensor-embedded devices and machines
that exchange data with each other and the cloud through a secure network.
Often referred to as “things” or “edge devices”, these intelligent machines
connect to the internet either directly or through an IoT gateway,
enabling them to send data to the cloud. Analyzing this data can reveal
valuable insights about these objects and the business processes
they’re part of, helping enterprises optimize their operations.
Devices in IoT deployments can span nearly any industry or use case.
Each one is equipped with sensors, processing power, connectivity,
and software, enabling asset control and other remote interactions
over the internet. Unlike traditional IT assets, these edge devices are
resource-constrained (either by bandwidth, storage, or processing
power) and are typically found outside of a data center, creating unique
security and management considerations.
Today’s organisations are tasked with analysing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organisations are finding that in order to deliver analytic insights in a timely manner, they need a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems. A data lake is an architectural approach that allows you to store enormous amounts of data in a central location, so it’s readily available to be categorised, processed, analysed, and consumed by diverse groups within an organisation? Since data—structured and unstructured—can be stored as-is, there’s no need to convert it to a predefined schema and you no longer need to know what questions you want to ask of your data beforehand.
If you're researching storage solutions for a small or medium enterprise (SME) you need to look at features, cost, reliability, service and support. Read why IBM's breadth of offerings, ability to offer integrated solutions and commitment to support heterogeneous storage management offer a clear advantage over EMC for SME storage solutions. Download this free IBM white paper today!
This report looks at ways NetApp IT was able to put into practices what the company has been saying to its customers for some time: That the use of NetApp storage offers such efficiency that it can save companies significantly more money and management time than the use of an alternate storage system.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
This Taneja Group paper outlines a new technology that addresses increasing virtual complexity and radically simplifies IT infrastructure, without sacrificing functionality. Get your complimentary 17-page report now.
Business happens at the speed of “right now” across departmental, physical, geographical and organizational lines. Secure, anywhere, anytime access to the most up-to-minute business content ensures that employees, partners and customers can do business faster. Neither remote VPN access nor cloud-only sharing solutions provide the flexibility, security, and universal access required to support today’s business. What’s needed is a solution that offers the benefits of cloud-based file access along with the control and
manageability of local file systems.
Discover the Soonr Hybrid Cloud Sync and Share Solution that preserves existing file server infrastructure, while delivering complete mobile file sharing and collaboration capabilities.
Download this guide for a critical look at 6 EFSS products - Accellion, Anchor/eFolder, Citrix Sharefile, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Soonr Workplace.
In each of the first five, you'll discover 10 reasons why they are not well-suited for business. Then see how Soonr Workplace delivers mobile file sharing and collaboration in an enterprise-grade solution.
"Solid-state arrays have matured beyond performance-oriented workloads, and the benefits are now compelling for all primary storage plus old and new unexpected workloads. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market.
Gain insights into the rapidly evolving market for solid-state arrays with this Gartner report. Discover vendor strengths and the criteria that must be met to be positioned in the leaders’ quadrant."
With customers demanding higher service levels, enterprise applications need to be fast and available at all times. Flash storage is the obvious choice if you want to make the best use of your IT resources and get the most from your applications, but which flash solution should you choose? This eBook discusses nine specific areas where NetApp ONTAP flash storage systems enable business breakthroughs. Topics include nondisruptive operations, cost economies, business agility, and providing a bridge to the hybrid cloud.
"All-Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp Special Edition, explores the expanding role of all-flash storage in the enterprise. Originally used to accelerate performance for dedicated, mission-critical applications, all-flash arrays are now replacing disk and hybrid-flash systems as the preferred storage systems for virtualized environments. At the same time, scale-out solutions have emerged that are designed to power the new cloud services of the future.
The book examines various elements of all-flash storage: how it evolved, and why you should now consider it for all of your primary applications. You get acquainted with the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions and learn how each is designed to meet the needs of a specific type of application environment.
You’ll also learn five strategies for making smart decisions about all-flash arrays for your next storage project. In that classic Dummies style, you’ll walk away with useful tips on how to select and deploy all-flash
How can hybrid-flash array users benefit from a move to all-flash? This case study profiles a large European organization that moved their VMware server and desktop environments from hybrid-flash to NetApp AFF all-flash systems.
All-flash storage is increasingly being used to consolidate multiple workloads onto a single platform to reduce complexity, enhance agility and lower costs. Learn how these three factors are shaping the use of all-flash storage and find out the evaluation criteria when considering all-flash storage solutions.
All-flash storage arrays—with increasingly attractive performance levels— are a much sounder investment than traditional spinning disks. If you’re looking for affordable ways to boost application performance and simplify data management, you need to evaluate flash technology and how it can deliver a compelling return on investment. Watch this short webcast featuring industry experts including IDC, discuss proven strategies and best practices.
This independent study from IDC looks at the economic benefits of flash deployments from a business perspective. It provides essential guidance for IT decision makers and also highlights scenarios where flash may not be the best choice.
This white paper describes the advantages of scale-out iSCSI storage in four areas-cost, high availability and disaster recovery, performance, and management-and illustrates how SANs provide better overall support for virtualized environments.
This document will explain the behavior and benefit of implementing Diskeeper defragmentation software with intricate modern hardware technologies such as RAID, NAS and SANs. SANs, NAS devices, corporate servers, and even high end workstations and multimedia-centric desktops characteristically implement multiple physical disk drives in some form of fault tolerant disk striping (RAID).
With continued expansion of organizational storage allocation requirements, the time required for file-based data backup also continues to increase yet the time allotted for this data backup remains constant, exposing a critical issue. Though backup software vendors continue making advancements in technology to speed up the process, disk fragmentation will continue to remain an unresolved issue that must be addressed on the file system level to solve this bottleneck.