DEFEND – Data Protection For Businesses With Remote Offices Across Multiple Locations
A study conducted by industry analyst Enterprise Strategy Group found that the top three IT priorities for remote office / branch office (ROBO) locations were driven by business priorities: to improve information security, ensure regulatory compliance, and enhance disaster recovery2. However, the many choices in data protection technologies and approaches, coupled with a wide range
Why Storage Convergence? Why Now?
As business purposes have changed over the years, IT approaches and infrastructures have had to change in lock-step to serve them optimally. IT professionals are now combining the best of the centralized approach – via virtualization, federation, and clouds of all sorts – with the best of the decentralized model – via mobile and localized
Defining Data Services for Virtualizing and Automating IT
To respond to rapid business environmental changes, enterprises are now adopting a more agile and services-oriented model for centralized IT, often characterized as “private cloud.” Public cloud service providers have become adept at adding new customers, new applications, and more compute-intensive workloads with minimal delay. While traditional enterprise IT may not be able to fully
HP Thin Technologies: A Competitive Comparison
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
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000: Enterprise for the Mid-range
Over the past couple of years the mid-range storage market has become a hotbed of ongoing innovation. The mid-market demands enterprise capability — performance, resiliency, and features — but with an innovative level of simplification and a unique level of adaptability. In this Product in Depth paper, Taneja Group surveys mid-range storage systems across key
Email Is A Key Workload For Storage Strategy
Email has been a mission-critical application for years and at the heart of organizations’ communications and business practices. From an architecture perspective, email has frequently been walled off, sitting on separate servers and using separate back-end storage systems. With advances in server hardware and the rise of virtualization, this appears to be changing. Read this
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.