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NetApp, VMware and Cisco’s FlexPod Express: Simplifying Data Centers, Cutting Costs

by Storage Guy Mark

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. 

Flash Pool: Do More with Less

by Storage Guy Mark

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.

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Harness Big Data Growth with Complimentary NetApp Infrastructure Assessment Service

by Storage Guy Mark

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.

NetApp’s ® E5500 Storage System Solves Big Data Challenges

by Storage Guy Mark

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

Virtualize with VMware NSX

by Mark Boisvert

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.

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The Big Data Revolution

by Mark Boisvert

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.

The Future of Data Storage has Arrived with VMware Virtual SAN

by Mark Boisvert

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.

Symantec Leading eDiscovery Market with Clearwell Platform

by Mark Marro

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.

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Simplifies IT Environments for SMBs, ROBOs

by Mark Marro

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. 

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Data Got You Down? Get Back On Top

by Dave Cosio

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.