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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.

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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.

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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.

HP 3PAR FREE Assessment

by Laura Leonti

Request a free assessment to learn how to reduce your storage capacity requirements and cut costs in the process.  We will analyze your HP infrastructure to collect all necessary data, and then provide a free assessment of your storage, servers and management software environment to help you understand what is truly going on and where various aspects of your HP environment can be improved upon.

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.

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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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