Five Cloud Computing Myths Debunked for Midsized Businesses
Everyone is talking about how cloud computing may bring considerable benefits to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It allows even organizations with limited resources to store critical data or leverage considerable computing power without purchasing additional software and hardware. Cloud computing not only reduces overhead costs but also allows SMBs to focus their resources on
Storage Virtualization: An Insider’s Guide
Storage virtualization has moved from “nice-to-have” to “must-have” status. This paper introduces storage virtualization and surveys the challenges that it can help to solve in the critical areas of engineering, operational and financial efficiency.
Software-Defined Storage Makes Economic Sense
The appliance approach to data storage is inefficient and expensive. Find out what your storage vendor doesn’t want you to know about storage virtualization.
Storage for VDI Environments: Planning and Considerations
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (also known as VDI) is a growing trend among companies in an effort to reduce costs and administrative overhead while improving reliability and security of users desktops. The three primary vendors with desktop virtualization software are Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Successful implementations require several factors, including reasonable costs and good performance from
Balancing the Seven Key Requirements for Today’s Enterprise Storage with Zebi Hybrid Arrays
Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Shared Databases and File Services not only demand high capacity storage, they also demand high performance storage that can handle high volume transitions and a larger number of concurrent users. Advances in data reliability, protection and efficiency, such as RAID, compressions and de-duplication, also demand better performance. As a result, IT
Why You Need Virtualization-Aware Storage
Your virtual infrastructure needs shared storage. You must have it to be able to use advanced virtualization features like high availability and distributed resource scheduling. Up until now, the only storage available was shared storage that knew nothing about virtualization. Similarly, the virtual infrastructure knows little about the storage, other than the basics (LUN, filesystem,
ESG – Economic Value Validation – Riverbed Performance Management: Cascade
In this whitepaper, analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), presents an economic value validation study of Riverbed Performance Management solution, Cascade application-aware NPM. ESG interviewed current Riverbed Cascade customers and based on these interviews, developed an economic model that predicts the benefits of deploying a Riverbed Cascade solution.
ESG – The Importance Of Performance Monitoring In The Midmarket
Midmarket organizations are transforming their IT infrastructure to better accommodate the needs of the business. Two major pieces of this transformation are virtualization and cloud computing, which rely heavily on network performance to ensure success. However, in many cases, these organizations lack the tools to properly monitor virtualized environments in order to meet SLAs. Riverbed
EMA – Advanced Visibility Into Virtual Data Centers
The growing complexity and abstraction that cloud and virtualization bring makes visibility across the enterprise all that more important. Consequently, any new options and capabilities that can help to shine a light into an otherwise obscured part of the IT architecture are most welcome. In this report EMA reviews Cascade to see how it measures