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.
Messaging archiving can help organizations solve all of these problems and can satisfy a wide range of legal compliance, regulatory, storage management, knowledge management and other problems. This Osterman Research white paper discusses the several reasons to implement a messaging archiving system and provide an overview of Sunbelt Software’s offering focused squarely on the archiving space.
In this brief 23-minute on-demand Webinar, opinion leaders from Pillar Data Systems and industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., break down the challenges that today's organizations face and help them to select a flexible storage platform that will adapt to changing business and application requirements while minimizing risks and reducing management complexity.
Virtualization reduces the number of physical servers IT needs to provision and maintain, but it also transforms the data protection paradigm. Now businesses can recover from failures in minutes, not hours, with unprecedented affordability. The key to achieving the best business uptime and cost savings is the effective design of storage management and data protection. This white paper outlines an end-to-end storage and data protection architecture optimized for VMware vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V environments.
This report describes how improving the efficiency of data storage, deduplication solutions has enabled organizations to cost-justify the increased use of disk for backup and recovery. However, the changing demands on IT storage infrastructures have begun to strain the capabilities of initial deduplication products. To meet these demands, a new generation of deduplication solutions is emerging which scale easily, offer improved performance and availability and simplify management and integration within the IT storage infrastructure. HP refers to this new generation as "Deduplication 2.0.
HP offers an approach to the modern data center that addresses systemic limitations in storage by offering Tier-1 solutions designed to deliver the highest levels of flexibility, scalability, performance, and quality—including purpose-built, all-flash arrays that are flash-optimized without being flash-limited. This white paper describes how, through the incorporation of total quality management throughout each process and stage of development, HP delivers solutions that exceed customer quality expectations, using HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage as an example.
Sponsored by: NEC and Intel® Xeon® processor
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about emerging technologies and products in the storage, data management and information security industries. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement. ESG Lab's expert third-party perspective is based on our own hands-on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments. This ESG Lab report was sponsored by NEC Corporation of America.
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Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
The complex high availability and storage management of data is difficult. In this fifth of a series of informative e-books from Exablox, we take a look at the challenges of storage availability , and offer simple, practical ways that you can make sure you can always
access your data.