This report describes how improving the efficiency of data storage, deduplication solutions has enabled organizations to cost-justify the increased use of disk for backup and recovery. However, the changing demands on IT storage infrastructures have b
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 08, 2017
Changing business needs and the drive toward cost efficiencies and performance mean an end to reliance on traditional, proprietary storage approaches. Modern storage infrastructure enables CIOs to tackle some of their biggest pain points and put their data to work rather than viewing that data as a cost center. Driven by a desire to be flexible and “do more with less,” IT leaders are embracing things like software-defined storage, because it emphasizes freedom and openness.
You can't make the best storage decisions for your business if you're not asking the right questions. This new RFP template makes it easy. It reflects today's IT reality and includes the key criteria to consider so you can position your organization for the future.
With ever-increasing data growth worldwide, organizations must find smarter ways to store and manage their massive volumes of data. Learn how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Management software solutions help to maximize your current storage environment and reduce operational and capital costs while improving service and managing risks.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
Has your organization been dealing with storage latency and performance issues?
With a population of nearly 10 million people, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. It's no surprise that with 1.5 million people taking public transportation every day to help ease some of LA County's infamous traffic, making sure passengers get where they're going is a monumental task.
At the heart of it all is the organization's IT department. The LA Metro infrastructure consists of 600 servers, 500 of which are virtualized. When the city's IT team began receiving user complaints and experiencing performance issues with their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment, they began looking for alternatives.
Download the case study now and learn how replacing the city's existing storage solution helped solve a wide range of technical problems and eliminated unnecessary latency, ensuring all 1.5 million passengers got where they needed to be.
Desktop management at any scale is a tedious job. Imaging, reimaging, and troubleshooting desktop systems consume valuable IT resources, and keep employees from being productive. Securing the information generated on desktops, tablets, and smartphones is no simple job either.
Many organizations are deploying virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) for these reasons. But for deployment to be successful, computing and storage infrastructures must deliver high-quality, predictable, and productive user experiences.
Often, the best way to accomplish this is through flash-based storage solutions due to its low latency/high IOPS nature. Unfortunately many IT professionals aren't sure what type of flash array is best for their needs or how to ensure that all elements of their VDI work seamlessly.
Download now and learn how to validate a provide VDI configuration across NexGen N5 Hybrid Flash Array, VMWare Horizon View, Cisco Unified Computing System™(UCS), and Cisco Nexus Switches.
With the advent of iSCSI as the standard for networked storage, businesses can leverage existing skills and network infrastructure to create Ethernet-based SANs that deliver the performance of Fibre Channel—but at a fraction of the cost. iSCSI enables block-level data to be transported between a server and a storage device over an IP network. An iSCSI initiator is hardware or software that runs on a host and initiates I/O to an iSCSI target, which is a storage device (usually, a logical volume) that responds to read/write requests.
Published By: Gluster
Published Date: Mar 17, 2011
This document discusses some of the unique technical aspects of the Gluster architecture, discussing those aspects of the system that are designed to provide linear scale-out of both performance and capacity without sacrificing resiliency.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Sep 23, 2011
The ever-increasing pace of data growth calls for a comprehensive storage strategy that protects data infrastructure from performance problems and is also flexible enough to handle changing business requirements. Read the advisory brief from Frost & Sullivan's Stratecast group and learn how IBM's suite of storage solutions addresses big data challenges. You'll also learn how you can introduce scalability and efficiency to your storage environment - avoiding the storage Armageddon.
Adaptive Infrastructure provides fast and reliable access to data and the applications that rely on that data. When a problem occurs, you better be able to get things running again in a very short order. There are multiple solution architectures available to provide reliable access to data and applications - find out more now.
Protecting data is becoming more and more important and new technologies are making backup and recovery strategies more viable to smaller businesses. Now is the time to create an effective BDR plan or review one already in place - before disaster strikes.
This white paper highlights an architectural design for a 50,000-seat VMware View architecture created by NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Wyse. Explore how the project demonstrates the most reliable methods for deploying a scalable and easily expandable environment, anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000 seats.
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdgeT family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
The investment that an organization makes in their virtualization or cloud initiative is significant, but so is the ROI (Return On Investment) that these projects deliver. The challenge is that the cost of providing the storage infrastructure to these initiatives can be expensive and can quickly eat into any ROI that was gained by the virtualization and/or cloud project.
It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Businesses have no choice but to acclimate their storage infrastructure to the unprecedented levels at which data is growing.
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