Increasingly demanding IT requirements are necessitating change to the data center network (DCN). Like servers and storage, the network needs to evolve to deliver the flexibility and scalability required by a more virtualized IT environment. In this interview, Michele Girola, IBM network integration services product manager, explains how to enhance your DCN to support evolving technologies today and in the future. Listen to the full 12-minute interview or read the two-page abbreviated version to learn how IBM is working with clients to build a better data center network.
IT today is more complex than ever. Public cloud, networks, storage systems, servers, and applications all combine to deliver today’s IT services. But how do you manage such a diverse and complex infrastructure? Can legacy tools help after this seismic shift? This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.
Today’s IT environment provides greater promise than ever before. New technologies are driving new capabilities and even more opportunities to differentiate. The opportunity for innovation has never been greater: faster compute, more storage, and new applications all working together to drive greater efficiency and greater power. But this wave of innovations has also added greater complexity since one failure in this increasingly complex IT stack means a failure of the entire service. New consumer-focused cloud based applications are setting a high standard—nearly 100% up time with peak performance all while IT.
As the drive to "do more with less" becomes a mantra for many organizations, optimizing space utilization is a key goal of many IT departments. Storage continues to be one of the major cost components of today's infrastructure deployments. Thin technology, including thin provisioning, offers efficiency benefits that can significantly reduce both capital and operational costs. However, implementations of thin technologies differ with the storage vendors. This Edison Group report looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace and compares the thin implementations from seven storage array platforms, including Hewlett-Packard's 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays.
In any storage system it is essential to ensure that the integrity of the data stored is maintained so data can be recovered exactly as it was written. HP StoreOnce appliances have been designed with the necessary technology that delivers this essential high degree of data protection. HP has unique technology that protects data throughout its lifecycle when stored on the HP StoreOnce appliance. This paper will discuss the methods used at various stages to provide this high degree of data integrity.
Deduplication is not new—and HP was certainly not the first to market it. Instead, by watching how deduplication was introduced and listening to the evolving demands of customers who struggle with storage and backup issues, HP built StoreOnce as a next-generation or “Dedupe 2.0” architecture that is available now. With its formidable enterprise experience, server and storage product lines, and broad partner ecosystem, HP intends to catch up with and, in fact, surpass the status quo to bring better deduplication at a lower cost.
This video (3:58 min) shows the typical journey that your data might take from its creation to its retirement. HP Experts discuss how various storage solutions are used to best handle, protect and retain that data regardless of how and where it is being used.
The deduplication is one of the fastest growing segments in storage. Accordingly, every vendor is telling their version of the deduplication story. With emerging technologies, it is difficult for IT managers to determine what the true IT benefits vs. marketing spin are. This brief document discusses several key areas of deduplication and uncovers six NetApp “challenges” customers should understand when evaluating HP StoreOnce Backup Systems and NetApp as their deduplication solution of choice.
A few years ago, two technologies emerged to dramatically improve the industry’s ability to protect data. The cost of disk drives came down, and deduplication technology was introduced. This breakthrough is sometimes referred to as Deduplication 1.0. Like any technology, you’d expect it to evolve over time. HP launched the HP StoreOnce deduplication technology roadmap in 2010 to do just that. The result? Deduplication 2.0 or what HP calls “Federated Deduplication”. This next generation deduplication addresses some of the issues inherent in existing deduplication solutions: performance, flexibility, and data management and not only that, when moving from your legacy storage backup systems, you can reduce the amount of your stored backup data by 95 percent or we’ll make up the difference with free disk capacity and support.
Just Right IT solutions, based on HP servers, storage, networking, and services, simplify business technology, giving you more time to focus on your business. Whether you’re just getting started with virtualization and file sharing, or supporting expansion with solutions for server consolidation, data backup, and business consolidation, Just Right IT solutions provide appropriate technologies for your organization’s needs today. And when your business is ready for the next level of expansion, HP offers Just Right IT solutions that address growing requirements for collaboration, continuity, and consolidation. Learn more.
Make sense of modern storage technologies and architectures and how they might impact your business. HP helps you understand unstructured data, block and object storage, storage system architectures, and storage networking options. Discover how the right mix or technologies such as virtualization, file sharing, and deduplication can help control storage costs, protect your data from loss or corruption, and provide reliable access to critical business information for every authorized user. See how.
his paper describes how these trends have affected storage technologies and how Oracle's storage solutions enable organizations to reduce IT costs, accelerate provisioning of private cloud services, and achieve higher service levels.
This paper describes how these trends have affected storage technologies and how Oracle's storage solutions enable organizations to reduce IT costs, accelerate provisioning of private cloud services, and achieve higher service levels.
After a decade and a half optical technologies in the enterprise storage market account for only a fraction of 1% of enterprise storage hardware spending. For a traditional optical-based enterprise storage supplier, these are tough facts to acknowledge. Yet there will be a dramatically different future.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
There is an impression today that Information Lifecycle Management is a new concept. Management of the information lifecycle has been with us since the dawn of the computer age. While recent legislation and shifts in media cost have spawned a mini-boom in replication start-ups and new storage technologies, the fundamentals of information management have not changed.
Data deduplication technology represents one of the most significant storage enhancements in recent years, promising to reshape future data protection and disaster recovery solutions. Data deduplication offers the ability to store more on a given amount of storage and replicate data using lower bandwidth links at a significantly reduced cost. This white paper explains how deduplication technologies work in practice, the pros and cons of each approach, and when to choose a particular type.
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
Server technologies and storage technologies are converging, enabling a powerful new era of information on demand. IBM System Storage solutions are supporting companies’ green initiatives with energy efficient tools and technology that reduce cooling costs and take up less space. The solutions are also resilient enough to grow and adapt with you.
Most data storage devices can be broadly characterized as either fixed media or removable media. This paper briefly examines and compares magnetic tape, magneto-optical disk, and removable magnetic disks, and identifies their positioning, future trends, and market applications.
EMC, the world leader in storage and IT management, developed these Top 10 Tips for SMBs considering stepping up to SAN. The following tips can help you make informed decisions when selecting the hardware and technologies that you use.
This white paper describes a virtualized infrastructure that applies storage and server virtualization technologies to cost-effectively achieve a flexible, high performance, dynamic IT infrastructure that is simple to manage and scale.
This document is intended for the use of Enterprise1 Storage Professionals, focused on Data Protection — Backup, Restore,DR and Archive operations — who are interested in evaluating the potential impact of de-duplication technologies to their business. There is much hyperbole associated with de-duplication. The purpose of this document is to help readers distill the essence from the hype, as the basis for sound decision-making.
New technologies exist that can radically slim down the physical storage requirements for secondary disk storage. Taneja Group refers to these technologies as Capacity Optimization (CO) technologies. In this technology brief, we will examine what IT teams should be looking for in a capacity optimization solution, and then share our perspective on the Diligent HyperFactor technology.
Learn how businesses can use advanced storage technologies, such as thin provisioning, deduplication and autotiering, to create a competitive advantage by speeding the delivery of IT services to customers and satisfying their ever-changing demands.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Sep 23, 2011
ESG Lab Validation Report - Reducing Storage Capacity and Costs without Compromise. Even with the plethora of storage efficiency technologies-such as deduplication and thin provisioning-available in the market today, users have not been able to stem the growth. This ESG Lab report looks at how IBM Real-time Compression can be used to reduce the cost of storing primary file data without impacting performance. The results of hands-on testing of IBM Real-time Compression Appliances performed by ESG at an IBM facility is used to demonstrate the value of non-disruptive deployment, loss-less capacity savings, real-time performance, and non-stop high availability.
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