If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
Think it's too complicated to change your storage strategy? Think again! With HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage it’s never been easier to migrate from legacy EMC, HDS or HP EVA while shrinking footprint, improving capacity, at a lower price point!
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
While flash storage can enhance the performance of your applications, there are three potential roadblocks to realizing the full value from a flash investment:
• Storage network capacity
• Storage architecture
Vish Mulchand is Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Forget about the complex task of building your own solution. Commvault offers a portfolio of integrated backup appliances that allow you to go from power-up to backup in less than an hour. Each appliance combines Commvault’s industry-leading software with pre-configured and optimized hardware, including an option that uses NetApp’s category-leading NetApp E-Series storage system. To further simplify ordering and deployment, the appliances include a licensing option aligned to the usable storage capacity (e.g., 36TB of NetApp E-Series storage includes 36TB of Commvault back-end terabyte licensing). Or you can purchase the hardware separately and use it with Commvault’s traditional front-end terabyte capacity licensing. Either way, Commvault serves as the single point of contact for software and hardware support issues, and the installation wizard allows you to be up and running quickly regardless of the option you choose.
How has flash evolved over the years? This infographic takes you from the invention of flash memory in 1980 to its introduction in storage systems in 2008 to where we are today: an all-flash platform that supplies flexible, independent scaling of both capacity and performance.
Pure Storage, a pioneer in block-based flash arrays, has developed a technology called FlashBlade, designed specifically for file and object storage environments. With FlashBlade, IT teams now have a simple-to-manage shared storage solution that delivers the performance and capacity needed to bring Spark deployments on premise.
To help gain a deeper understanding of the storage challenges related to Spark and how FlashBlade addresses them, Brian Gold of Pure Storage sat down with veteran technology journalist Al Perlman of TechTarget for a far-reaching discussion on Spark trends and opportunities.
A scale-out storage architecture helps organizations deal with demands for growing data capacity and access. Dell engineers put DellT EqualLogicT scale-out storage through its paces to demonstrate its scalability in both file and block I/O scenarios.
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.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
Global data deduplication provides important benefits over traditional deduplication processes because it removes redundant data through entire enterprises, not just single devices. Global deduplication increases the data deduplication ratio—the size of the original data measured against the size of the data store after redundancies are removed.
This helps reduce the amount of storage required at a time when businesses face exponential storage growth.
Chief benefits of global deduplication include:
Reductions in storage of up to 60%
The most optimal deduplication ratio
Massive reductions in backup-related WAN traffic
By shrinking storage capacity needs, data deduplication can cut storage costs quickly. At the same time, businesses today need to access and utilize their data in real time, making the most recent and relevant information available. By eliminating redundant data, deduplication technology makes it simpler for data to be managed across various b
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.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
Successful businesses are nimble and built to scale. At times you might need to grow your sales capacity by bringing more people on board. Other times you might simply need them to get more
active, boosting performance. Sometimes you need to do both.
To support the ebb and flow of your business your storage should be capable of scaling up capacity while increasing performance. Yet you might be surprised to know that only one All-flash vendor can do so, while keeping costs predictable.
Read on to learn about 3 scalabity benefits that will transform your storage purchasing experienc
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.
In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
Pure Storage has significant expertise creating scalable, enterprise-class, flash-optimized storage platforms, and with FlashBlade, Pure Storage has crafted a turnkey, purpose-built platform that is well suited to cost effectively handle the performance and capacity requirements of genomics workflows. Pure Storage has differentiated itself from more established enterprise storage providers by delivering an industry-leading customer experience, as shown by its extremely high NPS, indicating it knows how to meet and is committed to meeting customer requirements. Whether genomics practitioners plan an on-premises deployment or a cloud-based deployment for their genomics workflows, they should consider the performance, cost, and patient care advantages of the Pure Storage FlashBlade when choosing a platform, particularly if they plan to retain data for a long time and use it frequently.
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.
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
"Today’s data centers are being asked to do more at less expense and with little or no disruption to company operations. They’re also expected to run 24x7, handle numerous new application deployments and manage explosive data growth. Data storage limitations can make it difficult to meet these stringent demands.
Faced with these challenges, CIOs are discovering that the “rip and replace” disruptive migration method of improving storage capacity and IO performance no longer works. Access this white paper to discover a new version of NetApps storage operating environment. Find out how this software update eliminates many of the problems associated with typical monolithic or legacy storage systems."
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 paper examines that there are all sorts of elements—differing applications, attitudes, budgets, outcomes for the business—that go into the decision of how much and what type of solid-state storage to use. And how this large range of use cases inherently means that users are going to need a portfolio of solid-state deployment options because no single product is going to solve everything for everyone. The paper then examines NetApp’s flash portfolio and belief that the right storage solution at all times balances performance, capacity, functionality and manageability: this means that for flash too, multiple approaches will become the standard for enterprises as they evolve their long-term IT strategies.
In the current landscape of modern data centers, IT professionals are stretched too thin. Triage situations are the norm and tend to reduce the time spent on strategic business objectives. This paper offers a solution to this IT dilemma, outlining the ways to achieve a storage infrastructure that enables greater performance and capacity.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Its secondary storage was a combination of multiple point solutions. The UI/setup and maintenance was complex. Maintaining multiple licensing and maintenance agreements negatively impacted the administrative cost. The skyrocketing cost for additional backup capacity limited the team’s ability to expand their backup protection to many critical systems. With Cohesity's unified hyperconverged secondary storage platform, the IT team provided a single solution for all 13 departments to consolidate their backups on one platform, and scale-out as required. Read the case study and get details on how UCSB consolidated everything from backup to recovery, analytics to
monitoring and alerting.
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