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.
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.
Understanding the latest developments in storage technology is crucial when planning a virtual server storage architecture, and choosing the wrong storage architecture can dramatically impair your ability to provide application resources and recoverability. This best practices guide will show you how to lay the foundation for an efficient, easy-to-manage storage environment.
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.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
Get this 36-page technical report and learn how to deploy 1,000 virtual desktops using VMware View 5.1 with VMware vSphere 5, Cisco UCS, and a single 3U Nimble Storage array. This validated solution provides efficient infrastructure, adaptive performance, rapid provisioning, linear scalability, and dramatically simplified management.
"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."
Knowing the potential benefits of cloud computing, IBM implemented this technology for six workloads—development and test, analytics, storage, collaboration, desktop and production application. And the results have yielded significant financial and operational improvements. IBM shares some key insights through this report, learned after a successful move to cloud, including different ways in which each workload benefited. It also reveals how adopting cloud enabled significant improvements in efficiency, innovation, service and support levels. Download: Success in the cloud: Why workload matters.
When data center technology such as servers or storage area networks are aligned with specific applications or organizational departments, the result is often inefficiency. Through data center convergence, IT resources can be managed more easily.
Forrester Consulting provides an analysis of four HP 3PAR Storage customer implementations to quantify the efficiency and cost savings achieved over legacy storage platforms. On average, HP 3PAR Storage customers achieved a 10.4 month payback period with a 55% ROI over a 3-year evaluation period and a significant reduction in CapEx and OpEx over that same period as a result of thin provisioning, maintenance costs avoided and labor productivity gains
After years of adding servers and storage hardware to keep up with demand, the Balwin-Wallace College invested in an initiative to virtualize and consolidate its sprawling computing and storage infrastructure. Download this study to see the results.
For midsized firms, the benefits of reduced IT infrastructure complexity, lower power and cooling costs, and space savings are all attractive, but the real long-term benefits are related to operational efficiency. Download this paper to learn more.
On the surface, the move to consolidate IT resources and virtualize infrastructure might seem to be a straightforward exercise, but IDC found the process to be as challenging as any other high-reward project. Download this paper to learn more.
With real storage virtualization, according to the report, you can improve operational efficiency and drive down costs. And you can do this without sacrificing - or while even improving flexibility - giving you the ability to "continuously migrate" applications as a part of normal business operations
IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and efficiency. Read on to find out more.