With the rapid emergence of new technologies and applications vital to business operations, data center management is becoming more complex. Most IT professionals in small to midsize businesses are juggling the integration of these technologies – like mobile computing – with networking challenges, security and storage issues, and server sprawl.
It’s vital for businesses today to have the flexibility to protect, manage, and recover their data without spending a fortune on various solutions. Symantec™ NetBackup™ software with NetApp® SnapVault® and SnapMirror® is an integrated solution that is both easy to manage and cost-effective.Comments (1)
It’s a problem every IT professional is familiar with: how to increase performance and efficiency while cutting storage costs. High-performance data access is key to staying competitive in today’s fast-paced business world. Acquisition cost combined with management costs, power costs, cooling costs, and data center space add up to create a serious challenge for IT departments when it comes to budget.Comments (1)
Thanks to social media, digital entertainment, telecommunications, and electronic financial services, among other data creators, extreme data usage has permeated all aspects of modern life – presenting a serious challenge to IT managers. This unprecedented growth creates a high demand for storage that can prove taxing for managers trying to juggle operational, efficiency, and security needs – usually with budgets that are not sufficient to comply with ever-expanding demands.
High-performance computing (HPC) is the catalyst for new developments in medical and scientific research, financial management, and technology solutions, among other industries and government agencies. The ability to process large and complex data applications reliably and efficiently is central to the success of HPC projects and maintenance
The NetApp FAS8000 features a multiprocessor Intel® chip set and leverages high-performance memory modules, NVRAM to accelerate and optimize writes, and an I/O-tuned PCIe gen3 architecture that maximizes application throughput.
Virtualization for storage and compute is driving business efficiencies and simplifying IT environments. Yet these solutions rely on physical network and security platforms with dedicated hardware that require slow, manual provisioning services to update and maintain. This limits the opportunities provided by virtualization, reduces productivity, and prevents businesses from streamlining application and data management to meet demand.Comments (2)
With so many platforms on the market, what makes a platform right for your organization? There is no easy answer. Beyond interactive features companies need to also evaluate where the data is stored, who maintains the systems, how it will be accessed, the device matrix, security, scale, vendor financial viability, and many other factors. Organizations should also look into what it would require to roll off any given platform should it not meet future needs.
VMware Virtual SAN is a new, software-defined storage tier advancing the future of virtualized storage. Designed for VMware vSphere environments but hardware-agnostic, it is the first policy-based storage solution that streamlines storage provisioning. This results in a drastic reduction in manual tasks, leading to automation and simplification that improves productivity and leverages budgets.
It is an exciting time for Continental Resources as we unveil our new Custom Cloud Solution. To learn more about this offering I sat down with ConRes’ CIO, Sam Schoelen, to learn more.
In the BBC Sci-Fi adventure series, Doctor Who, The Library is a planet-sized library containing every book ever written in the entire universe. At the core of The Library sits the largest hard drive ever designed. It holds backup copies of every single book. Massive datacenters like this...
Symantec’s eDiscovery Platform cuts costs, creates efficiencies, and improves control throughout the eDiscovery lifecycle. This covers legal hold and collection to processing, review, analysis, and production (offering exceptional functionality across every stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM). Users can deploy the solution as one unified application or tailor it by selecting only specific lifecycle modules.
We’ve written in this blog about how Oracle’s Database can change your organization and about IBM Flash and its advantages here and here. It’s about time we brought this topic full circle and discussed how IBM Flash can enhance Oracle Database Performance. It focuses on performance and real-time compression advantages.
The platform’s integrated structure streamlines IT environments. All hardware, including servers, storage, networking, and management are consolidated into a single chassis – which has a 48TB storage capacity for future growth. The chassis is available standalone (small enough to fit under a counter) or rackable. It plugs into a standard wall outlet, making installation easy and eradicating the need to allocate space and resources for sprawling hardware.Comments (1)
Oracle sets new precedents in what is expected of data storage appliance through the appliances, ease of deployment, performance, functionality, quality, and pricing. Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance Solutions cut back-up recovery times in almost half, adhere and even improve on strict data protection requirements, and are priced almost four times lower than a similar functioning storage solution from competitors.