Open Source Flash Cache? August 30, 2011
-- Flash storage as a cache for storage devices or file systems is becoming increasingly common. Little seems to be going on for this in the open source world, however.
What Is Enterprise Storage? August 29, 2011
-- What differentiates enterprise storage is both the availability and the consistency of performance. But it's not that simple
ESG Lab Review: EMC Avamar 6.0 August 28, 2011
-- Based on hands-on testing of EMC Avamar 6.0, this ESG Lab Validation focuses on how new features can improve data protection performance and management.
Hosting Provider Increases Storage and Virtualization Reliability and Performance with HP 3PAR August 24, 2011
Hosting Provider Increases Storage and Virtualization Reliability and Performance with HP 3PAR
Prior to deploying HP 3PAR Utility Storage, hosting service provider, Intercept, was burdened by a poorly performing, inefficient legacy storage environment. The company determined that it needed a solution with built-in backup and recovery capabilities, proven to work well with virtual server and virtual desktop infrastructures and capable of supporting both its existing and planned virtualization services.Sponsored by HP
HP 3PAR Utility Storage Benefits Summary: Next-Generation Storage Virtual and Cloud Data Centers August 24, 2011
HP 3PAR Utility Storage Benefits Summary: Next-Generation Storage Virtual and Cloud Data Centers
HP 3PAR Utility Storage was designed from the ground up to deliver massive scalability, secure multi-tenancy, high performance, and high availability to fuel enterprise-class virtual data centers and cloud computing environments. Industry-leading software solutions provide unique benefits that make any cloud more agile and efficient while ensuring secure segregation of user groups and applications. By reducing or eliminating capital and operating expenses, and by enhancing, accelerating, and protecting application and service ROI, HP 3PAR Utility Storage, powered by Intel Xeon processors, improves the return on IT, and on information itself. Most importantly, HP 3PAR Utility Storage provides the storage foundation necessary in building a converged infrastructure that transforms the data center. Such transformation is key to overcoming the inflexibility and high costs created by IT sprawl and shifting the focus to innovation and strategic initiatives that add value to the business.Sponsored by HP
HP's Converged Storage: A Vision for Emerging Customer Requirements August 24, 2011
HP's Converged Storage: A Vision for Emerging Customer Requirements
Over the next five years, enterprise IT will be challenged to become an efficient and responsive service delivery organization. Administrators at all levels will be stretched to rapidly deploy IT services. A computing infrastructure that mimics the efficiency of a highly tuned engine will be needed. As new management and delivery models emerge, Evaluator Group believes the continued importance of data is driving IT to adopt new storage technologies and new approaches to managing the storage environment. Learn how HP's Converged Storage strategy, including HP 3PAR Utility Storage, powered by Intel Xeon processors, establishes HP's unique approach to storage going forward.Sponsored by HP
Blu-Ray and Stones (Not the Rolling Kind) August 18, 2011
-- The concept of keeping data on hand for multiple decades is not unusual, but few firms consider the importance of usability. The startup Millenniata, along with Hitachi-LG Data Systems, is working to make this possible.