This white paper reveals the five storage imperatives or virtualizing mission critical applications and explains how to improve performance and responsiveness, achieve reliability and availability, reduce costs and implement powerful data protection.
Published By: PernixData
Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Storage arrays are struggling to keep up with virtualized data centers. The traditional solution of buying more capacity to get more performance is an expensive answer – with inconsistent results. A new approach is required to more cost effectively provide the storage performance you need, when and where you need it most.
As agencies continue to modernize data center infrastructure to meet evolving mission needs and technologies, they are turning to agile software and cloud solutions. One such solution is hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), a melding of virtual compute, storage, and networking capabilities supported by commodity hardware.
With data and applications growing exponentially along with the need for more storage capacity and flexibility, HCI helps offset the rising demands placed on government IT infrastructure. HCI also provides a foundation for hybrid cloud, helping agencies permanently move applications and workloads into public cloud and away from the data center.
VMware is once again positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. In the latest Magic Quadrant, Gartner acknowledges hyperconverged infrastructure is moving from compute and storage to a "full-stack." VMware believes it has the most trusted stack incorporating all major data center functions to deliver a single, ubiquitous control plane, agnostic of hardware.
Download the report today to learn more about the hyperconverged infrastructure landscape and VMware's leading solution.
The enormous volume, velocity and variety of data flooding the enterprise, along with the push for analytics and business intelligence, is creating a massive challenge that is overwhelming traditional storage approaches. As the demand for capacity continues to escalate, companies must be able to effectively and dynamically manage the storage supply, but also the demand for storage resources. The key is to optimize the infrastructure through standardization and virtualization, and replace manual tasks with policy-based automation.
Published By: Storiant
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
Emerging storage vendors offer data center managers and storage administrators new antidotes for their storage challenges. This research details five companies that provide innovative storage capabilities via new architecture and deployment methods, and looks back at two past Cool Vendors.
New innovations in storage technology are changing the game for data centers, and NetApp is working to help our customers capitalize on them. The introduction of faster and faster media types and more efficient mechanisms to access those media across well-defined SAN and Ethernet infrastructures will unlock unprecedented speeds, lower latencies, and dramatic improvements in system and application efficiency.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
I&O leaders responsible for storage must rethink their backup procedures to realize cost savings and improve backup infrastructure resource utilization. Cloud services can help your infrastructure modernization initiative, as they alleviate the burden on the data center backup infrastructure.
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This IDC study provides an evaluation of 10 vendors that sell all-flash arrays (AFAs) for dense mixed
enterprise workload consolidation that includes at least some mission-critical applications.
"All-flash arrays are dominating primary storage spend in the enterprise, driving over 80% of that
revenue in 2017," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage. "Today's leading AFAs offer all the
performance, capacity scalability, enterprise-class functionality, and datacenter integration capabilities
needed to support dense mixed enterprise workload consolidation. More and more IT shops are
recognizing this and committing to 'all flash for primary storage' strategies."
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become.
To learn more, visit purestorage.com/cloud.
Prime your business for growth with a software-defined approach.
The current business-enterprise climate demands robust connectivity and delivery in services. As IT executives continue to invest in integrated infrastructure, companies that remain committed to hardware-centric infrastructure are being left behind and subsequently are exposing their enterprises to risk and loss. Liabilities include time wastage and financial costs in the management and maintenance of legacy infrastructure, creating a deficit in executives’ energy when it comes to innovation and future planning.
VMware’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a malleable, sophisticated solution which facilitates the vital transition from physical to virtualized storage solutions. HCI is the foundation for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) destined for leading enterprise operations.
"Flash technology is becoming more prominent in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives – flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments.
This ebook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. Check it out to discover and learn all you need to:
* Optimize storage performance
* Leverage server flash as storage cache
* Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure in the data center "
Download this eBook to learn the steps you can take now to prepare for the all flash data center.
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Although the cost of flash storage solutions continues to fall, on a per-gigabyte capacity basis, it is still significantly more expensive to acquire than traditional hard drives. However, when the cost per gigabyte is examined in terms of TCO, and the customer looks past the pure acquisition cost and accounts for “soft factors” such as prolonging the life of a data center, lower operating costs (for example, power and cooling), increased flexibility and scalability, or the service levels that a flash solution enables, flash solution costs become increasingly competitive with spinning media.
This report examines the most common hybrid cloud architectures and the storage management factors required for IT to extend their data center with efficiency. Learn about the keys to successfully implementing a hybrid cloud approach.
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.