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Big Trending in 2014: Big Data’s Rise Creating Evolution of Business

by Storage Guy Mark

As data collection has grown exponentially over the past five years, so has the focus on Big Data. Structured data, the primary type of Big Data, consists of dates, numbers, and groups of words and numbers that are organized most often in a database. These strings of data are machine- or human-generated, and are being produced rapidly with advancements in technology.

Trending in 2014: Converged Infrastructure Advancing the Future of the Data Center

by Storage Guy Mark

Converged infrastructure is swiftly becoming the preferred way that enterprises of all sizes and industries are designing their IT environments. According to IDC, converged infrastructure spending will reach an impressive $17.8 billion globally in 2016, up from only $4.6 billion in 2012.

Trending in 2014: Flash-Based Storage Continues to Evolve, Changing IT Landscape

by Storage Guy Mark

Flash storage is growing in popularity. This is evident in the major enterprise-level storage providers incorporating flash memory into their solution and product lines. These systems are improving IT environment performance and speed, enhancing application efficiencies and responsiveness, and reducing required IT space.

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage: A Software-defined Storage System for SMBs

by Laura Leonti

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage is a hybrid storage system that automates the movement of frequently accessed data from HDDs to SSDs. The system’s unique Adaptive Optimization feature accelerates application performance at a significantly lower cost than SSDs alone can provide. By using a combination of HDDs and SSDs and intelligently utilizing space on both storage options, the system allows SMB customers to spend less on storage while still supporting more virtual machines.

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HP Converged Systems

by Laura Leonti

The sheer number of devices in play has changed what business expects from IT. It’s time for IT to embrace technology designed to change traditional infrastructure.This is where converged storage systems like HP Converged Systems come in. These systems are designed to eliminate fragmented complexity and have a single approach to storing and protecting data in all forms. HP Converged Systems is a portfolio of complete, engineered systems optimized for virtualization, cloud, and big data.

Brocade Networking Solutions for Educational Institutions

by Patryk Kelley

With a decade of experience in networking solutions specifically for campus infrastructures, Brocade brings end-users automated, cost-effective, and agile solutions. This provides educational institutions and campuses with scalable tools and the technological capabilities required to host lightening fast internet speeds and a secure IT infrastructure.

HP 3PAR New and Improved

by Laura Leonti

HP 3PAR allows you to reduce your storage capacity requirements by up to 50%. Recent improvements to HP 3PAR solutions have increased application performance and improved workload scalability. Now is the time to switch to HP 3PAR and start doing more with less.

HP Introduces Data Protector 8.1

by Laura Leonti

HP recently introduced HP Data Protector 8.1, the newest iteration of the company’s innovative software that brought backup and recovery performance and scalability to a new level. Data Protector 8 was announced in June, and was a major upgrade to existing solutions. This new version, takes the idea of dynamic data recovery further and brings additional innovations to the table. 

Economic Advantages of Adopting a Comprehensive BYOD Strategy

by Alan Lach

There’s no doubt that “bring your own device” (BYOD) is a fast growing global phenomenon, driven by employee demands to use the devices, applications, and cloud services they prefer. BYOD promises tantalizing benefits such as better work-life balance, greater innovation, and improved productivity. Yet some fear that security risks and the complexity of managing so many different personal devices might outweigh the benefits.  So here are some economic benefits as researched by the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group.

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Hitachi Accelerated Flash: Storage Solution Innovation Reduces Costs, Expands Performance

by Mark Boisvert

What can storage professionals use to enhance productivity by increasing speed and performance, all at a low cost? Hitachi Accelerated Flash is the unique storage solution that achieves these goals. Its robust Hitachi controller technology expands multilayer cell flash (MLC) performance above single-level cell flash (SLC), which dramatically drives costs down.

Use ConRes to Help You Stop that Next Potential Cyber Breach

by Patryk Kelley

We hear about it every day. People’s information is under constant threat of being compromised. Virtual privacy is becoming all but an illusion. The protective walls guarding our information aren’t being built fast enough to keep pace with how frequently they are being knocked down. Everyone’s schedules are already strained for time. Maintaining security can be a round-the-clock task. The great news is that ConRes can help.

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Oracle’s Database Program: How will it Change Your Organization?

by Dave Cosio

Oracle’s latest Database 12c offers the industry’s highest database management and consolidation capabilities. The unique software of Oracle’s Database allows users to significantly lower server costs because of the server architecture that the database software pushes to those servers.