Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
"Storage consolidation" is a term that has typically meant the consolidation of direct attached storage to a storage network, whether it is Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Area Network (SAN). Consolidation has usually been undertaken to improve utilization of assets, lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), increase return on capital investment, improve IT operational efficiency and increase service levels.
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The emergence of genomics and advanced gene sequencing techniques has made the collection and storage of data a centerpiece of biomedical research. As the data generated in biomedical research becomes richer and richer, having the infrastructure in place to deal with data growth efficiently is going to be a cornerstone of biomedical data management. This white paper examines a joint solution that features data reduction technologies combined with a network-attached storage system that offers storage optimization capacities along with an affordable, manageable, and scalable petabyte-ready storage platform.
This paper focuses generally on optimal storage and storage management for SharePoint and specifically evaluates NetApp's approach, detailing how the capabilities in NetApp's DataONTAP and SnapManager for SharePoint Server offerings help to drive storage efficiency, reduce cost, and exclude complexity in a comprehensive SharePoint implementation. It is not so much a "how to" guide, but rather a "why to" explanation. Learn more today!
Consumer-focused technologies that are deployed by employees can provide tremendous value to any business and can provide IT organizations with more functionality than they can afford or are willing to deploy. However, consumer technologies must be appropriately managed in order to satisfy corporate security, compliance and other requirements. This means integrating consumer technologies into the existing IT fabric in order to achieve the greatest possible synergies between consumer-focused and IT-deployed technologies.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
Over the past few years, new IT infrastructure options for enterprise transactional applications have arisen thanks to numerous improvements in storage processing power and the robustness of networking protocols. SAN protocols are no longer the only option for IT storage administrations. VMware, Hyper-V, SQL, and even SAP and Oracle deployments have taken advantage of the benefits offered by NFS, and more recently SMB 3, network-attached storage (NAS) protocols. However, support for NAS protocols alone is not enough. EMC and Brocade understand that supporting enterprise applications requires delivering enterprise storage and networking capabilities to maximize resiliency and performance.
This document will explain the behavior and benefit of implementing Diskeeper defragmentation software with intricate modern hardware technologies such as RAID, NAS and SANs. SANs, NAS devices, corporate servers, and even high end workstations and multimedia-centric desktops characteristically implement multiple physical disk drives in some form of fault tolerant disk striping (RAID).
Improvements in scalability, availability, performance, and functionality of midrange storage systems have blurred the boundaries between network-attached, midrange, and high-end storage systems. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders understand storage vendors' strategies and market strengths.
Published By: Cleversafe
Published Date: Mar 29, 2013
Scalability has always been an important characteristic of enterprise storage systems, maybe the most important, since the rationale of consolidating storage assumes that the system can easily grow with aggregate demand.
The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Labs performed a hands-on analysis of IBM's System Storage SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization solution in order to validate its value proposition to customers. ESG Labs found that SAN Volume Controller is a rock-solid, feature-rich platform that delivers on the promise of network based storage virtualization: reducing the complexity and cost of managing SAN attached storage.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Object-based storage (referred to as OBS throughout this document) platforms continue to perpetuate cloud and enterprise IT infrastructure. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, OBS solutions are turning out to be the right choice for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. By way of their core design principles, OBS platforms deliver unprecedented scale at reduced complexity and reduced costs over the long term. Early OBS platforms suffered from "necessity crisis," were too
cumbersome to deploy and, in some cases, caused a platform lock-in because of their proprietary access mechanisms. In spite of their from-the-ground-up design, a departure from how traditional SAN and NAS arrays are deployed and, more importantly, a lack of standard interfaces made it difficult for
IT organizations to deploy OBS solutions in the infrastructure. Thanks to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift becoming de facto access interfaces, this situation has changed.
Storage area networks (SAN) deliver consolidated storage and advanced storage management features. One advanced SAN configuration involves booting servers directly from the SAN, eliminating all locally attached storage, and improving server operations. Several server boot options are available. To select the right boot option for your environment, you should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each.
VPs of Infrastructure and Operations are under constant pressure to more rapidly provision infrastructure to support applications, hit cost reduction targets, and maintain or improve application availability for network attached storage. To meet these goals, they are the directors of a carefully orchestrated dance of network, server, storage and datacenter operation teams.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Unstructured data has exploded in volume over the past decade. Unstructured data, media files and other data can be created just about anywhere on the planet using almost any smart device available today. As the amount of unstructured data grows exponentially, customers using this data need to be able to take advantage of the right storage solutions to support all of their file and object data requirements. IBM® recently added a new storage system to their Spectrum product family, IBM Spectrum Network Attached Storage (NAS). IBM Spectrum NAS adds another software-defined file storage system to IBM’s current unstructured data storage solutions, IBM Spectrum Scale™ and IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS). Below, we will discuss the three systems and supply some guidance on when and where to use each of them.
This white paper looks at what it takes to deliver a broad set of network storage solutions that address the ongoing needs of IT managers while accommodating their current business requirements. Learn more today!
Medical research is surging into the 21st Century, and includes the dawn of personalized medicine. The realization of personalized medicine is being driven by the increasing speed and dropping costs of gene sequencing. These new technologies for rapid sequencing have created a dramatic need for storage technologies that will radically increase the speed, while reducing costs for research storage. Read this white paper to learn how the exponential growth in genome-mapping data has spawned the growth in affordable, petabyte-capacity storage solutions that can scale as quickly as the data is produced.
VMware virtualization enables customers to reduce their server TCO and quickly delivers signification ROI. This paper describes commonly used TCO models and looks at several case studies that apply TCO models to virtualization projects. Learn more.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
NAS solutions built using the Windows Storage Server 2003 on standard Intel platforms provide a very cost effective solution to file serving. Servers built on this platform can export file services using CIFS, NFS, and other protocols, which provides a convenient platform to consolidate files.