The five architectural principles guiding the development of a next generation data center are provided in this paper, describing key market influences leading a fundamental enterprise IT transformation.
A visual infographic highlighting the five architectural principles of developing the Next Generation Data Center (NGDC), including scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. This infographic typically accompanies the white paper, Designing the Next Generation Data Center, which is more in-depth account of the 5 principles.
An overview of EMC's ExtremIO architecture as it compares to NetApp SolidFire. Provides an overview of each solution's differences and their overall impact suitability needs of a next generation data center
A NetApp SolidFire pure storage architectural comparison brief. Covers each solution's architectural elements, where they differ and the impact on the overall suitability needs of a next generation data center.
Emerging storage hardware and software enable I&O leaders to lower acquisition costs per terabyte and improve manageability. In additon to focusing on agility, automation and cost reductions, IT leaders should address the cultural changes and skill set shortages caused by digital business projects.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 15, 2015
This Wikibon research shows that flash will become the lowest cost media for almost all storage from 2016 and beyond, and that a shared data philosophy is required to maximize the potential from both storage cost and application functionality perspectives.
As state and local governments join the digital revolution, it’s increasingly important that they find safe, effective and efficient ways to store the data they’re creating. In this case study you’ll see how an integrated solution from Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Commvault Complete Backup gave one municipality the security they needed while increasing performance and cutting costs. This city had been using Amazon Glacier but was frustrated with the speed and unpredictable fees associated with retrieving their data. In turning to Wasabi they were able reduce costs by 80% and increase speed over 6x. Plus since Wasabi offers just one tier of service with one price and no fees to retrieve your data they were able to simplify both the process and budgeting. Between Wasabi and Commvault their skyrocketing data needs now scalable solution that gives them the security and performance they need for significantly less than they were paying before. To learn more please download the case study.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
With businesses developing larger data volumes to improve their competitiveness, their IT infrastructures are struggling to store and manage all of the data. To keep pace with this increase in data, organizations require a modern enterprise storage infrastructure that can scale to meet the demands of large data sets, while reducing the cost and complexity of infrastructure management. This white paper examines IBM’s FlashSystem 9100 solution and the benefits it can offer businesses.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Apr 24, 2018
As organizational needs change and workloads become increasingly distributed, a key realization is emerging: traditional approaches to backup and recovery may no longer be sufficient for many organizations. These companies may have discovered that their existing tools are not keeping pace with other advancements in their computing environments, such as scale-out storage systems and hyperconverged systems, which seek to reduce data center complexity and help manage surging storage costs.
Managing technology refreshes is not a popular task among enterprise storage administrators, although it is a necessary task for successful businesses. As a business evolves, managing more data and adding new applications in the process, enterprise storage infrastructure inevitably needs to grow in performance and capacity. Enterprise storage solutions have traditionally imposed limitations in terms of their ability to easily accommodate technology refreshes that keep infrastructure current and operating reliably and most cost effectively. In 2015, Pure Storage introduced a new technology refresh model that has driven strong change in the enterprise storage industry by addressing the major pain points of legacy models and provided overall a much more cost-effective life-cycle management approach. In conjunction with other aspects of Pure Storage's enterprise storage product and services offerings, the company's "Evergreen Storage" technology refresh model has contributed to this all-f
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Jun 08, 2018
When studies indicate that around 70 per cent of an organisation’s data is usually ROT – redundant, obsolete or trivia – it makes no sense to leave it taking up expensive primary storage space. By downloading Redstor’s new Storage Analyser, you take the first step towards better capacity planning and cutting primary storage costs. It allows you to find out what space would be freed up if inactive data was offloaded to the cloud.
Download the FREE Storage Analyser here today.
Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led, purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) such as Data Domain, integrated with RMAN, Oracle’s automated backup and recovery utility. This disk-based backup approach solved two problems:
1) It enabled faster recovery (from disk versus tape)
2) It increased recovery flexibility by storing many more backups online, enabling restoration from that data to recover production databases; and provisioning copies for test/dev.
At its core, however, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (RA) customers report that total cost of ownership (TCO) and downtime costs (e.g. lost revenue due to database or application downtime) are significantly reduced due to the simplification and, where possible, the automation of the backup and recovery process.
Databases tend to hold an organization’s most important information and power the most crucial applications. It only makes sense, then, to run them on a system that’s engineered specifically to optimize database infrastructure.
Yet some companies continue to run their databases on do-it-yourself (DIY) infrastructure, using
separate server, software, network, and storage systems. It’s a setup that increases risk, cost, complexity, and time spent deploying and managing the systems, given that it typically involves at least three different IT groups.
The implications of getting your next generation data center strategy wrong can be fatal for a cloud and hosting business. The Fueled by NetApp Consulting team has seen a trend with service providers testing the waters with many different go-to-market strategies due to these high stakes.
With organizations keeping larger and larger quantities of data the question will come up that given dropping storage costs, does uncontrolled data growth even matter? It does matter, and in this IBM publication featuring Gartner research you will learn about this ever growing problem and ways for information managers to address solutions.
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary
storage utilization. By allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on
a single physical server, organizations can significantly lower their hardware costs and
take advantage of efficiency and agility improvements as more and more tasks become
automated. This also alleviates the pain of fragmented IT ecosystems and incompatible
Protecting these virtualized environments, however, and the ever-growing amount
of structured and unstructured data being created, still requires a complex, on-prem
secondary storage model that imposes heavy administrative overhead and infrastructure
costs. The increasing pressure on IT teams to maintain business continuity and information
governance are changing how businesses view infrastructure resiliency and long-term data
retention—they are consequently looking to new solutions to ensure immediate availability
and complete protection of the
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary
storage utilization. Protecting these virtualized environments, however, as well as the
ever-growing amount of structured and unstructured data being created, still requires a
complex, on-prem secondary storage model that imposes heavy administrative overhead
and infrastructure costs.
Mountains of data promise valuable insights and innovation for businesses that rethink and redesign their system architectures. But companies that don’t re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being buried in the avalanche of data.
The problem is not just in storing raw data, though. For businesses to stay competitive, they need to quickly and cost-effectively access and process all that data for business insights, research, artificial intelligence (AI), and other uses. Both memory and storage are required to enable this level of processing, and companies struggle to balance high costs against limited capacities and performance constraints.
The challenge is even more daunting because different types of memory and storage are required for different workloads. Furthermore, multiple technologies might be used together to achieve the optimal tradeoff in cost versus performance.
Intel is addressing these challenges with new memory and storage technologies that emp
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Disaster recovery and long-term retention of data can be very challenging for organizations of any size, especially small to mid-sized companies. Cloud can provide efficiencies such as scale, agility, and initial lower storage costs, but organizations face significant challenges when expanding their data protection environments to the cloud. Dell EMC recognizes the use of cloud as a backup destination that is only going to increase in the future and as such they have architected modern IT solutions for small and mid-sized organizations that require powerful, easy to manage and to deploy data protection solutions with the introduction of the Dell EMC DP4400. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®
Many companies consider using cloud storage to reduce costs and the IT burden of storing data in the enterprise. However, simply calculating the annual cost of a SAN or NAS server versus the per GB cost of cloud storage does not produce an accurate view of cost savings, because cloud storage alone is not equal to all the functionality found in today’s enterprise-class storage solutions. Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) delivers the benefits of cloud storage with the features and functionality that enterprises require, while still reducing the cost of storage. Using examples of real companies, this white paper will illustrate five different ways enterprise organizations can save money by transitioning from traditional hardware to Nasuni Cloud-integrated Storage for storing file data.
When world-class architecture and design firm Perkins+Will needed a high performance storage platform to support their global teams, they turned to Nasuni. With 24 locations around the world, traditional storage and data protection schemes were becoming expensive and difficult to manage. Teams in different locations wanted access to shared project data. Nasuni has allowed Perkins+Will to deploy a high performance storage platform that delivers data protection and synchronization at a fraction of the cost and complexity of any existing solution.
Realizing market penetration and a fast path to revenue comes with a unique set of challenges for SaaS vendors looking to provide cloud-based software applications. Download the white paper to see if your infrastructure is up to the task.
Get the OpenStack Private Cloud Storage blueprint. Learn about the benefits of cloud computing, how to orchestrate your IT infrastructure, why you should consider OpenStack, and what the right OpenStack block storage looks like.