Storage

Choosing a storage technology from the many options available is an on-going challenge. Storage-area-networks, network-attached storage, cloud storage, and virtualized storage represent only a few of the methods and combinations that may be considered. TechRepublic covers these areas, as well as best practices, policies, and procedures for establishing a data storage strategy.

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Upgrading Your vCenter Server and ESXi Host to vSphere 5.5

    There are many issues and requirements to consider when you upgrade vCenter server and ESXi hosts to vSphere 5.5. The last thing you want is to have the upgrade fail or to encounter problems that you could have avoided with a little bit of research. This paper highlights the process,...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Company Success Through Business Intelligence

    Forrester conducted in-depth surveys and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Big Data Gets Personal: Business Report

    Big data and personal data are converging to shape the Internet's most surprising consumer products. They'll predict your needs and store your memories -- if you let them. Fast-developing methods for collecting and analyzing these types of "big data" promise valuable insights to retailers, urban planners, and for individuals. This...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Securing Big Data HADOOP Performance with Vormetric Transparent Encryption

    This White Paper shows the performance of several benchmark tests of Vormetric Transparent Encryption running on a Cloudera HADOOP system using several different workloads. The overhead is minimal and within acceptable norms of performance vs. security tradeoffs.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Big Data Service Desk - 3 Ways Big Data Can Transform your Service Desk

    Proactive problem solving. When you connect the intelligence of agents and users, you can analyze trends, anticipate user issues, and adjust to future business needs. Read this white paper and learn how.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Ensuring the Availability of Your IBM Tivoli Monitoring Infrastructure

    This white paper addresses four different components of the Tivoli monitoring infrastructure for creating a high availability environment while providing redundancy and failover capacity. Although the principles are the same for each of these systems, the methods for adhering to these principles are different for each of them.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data Research

    Based on EMA’s survey of more than 250 business and technology stakeholders that provided data on more than 600 active Big Data efforts, this paper explores what’s really happening in the world of Big Data. Read the whitepaper to find out the key trends surrounding the adoption, expectations and challenges...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality

    Organizations are transforming not only their systems, cultures, and processes to take advantage of an increasing volume of data collected in the moment. They’re reinventing the enterprise not simply so they can react to business demands in real time but also to anticipate changes before they occur.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Using Encryption and Access Control for PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance in AWS

    Compliance and security continue to be top concerns for organizations that plan to move their environment to cloud computing. Besides that, achieving PCI compliance is not a simple task. It is difficult for many organizations to navigate the current landscape of information systems and adequately fulfill all PCI DSS requirements....

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Federal Government Should Have NIST As Well

    Critical to certification for meeting FIPS, is the implementation of security controls from NIST 800-53, Appendix F. Focusing on the capabilities needed to meet these requirements, this paper provides background about the Vormetric Data Security Platform and the Vormetric Transparent Encryption product that is delivered through that platform.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Analytic Databases for Big Data

    Organizations are contemplating a replacement of their analytic databases, data warehouses, and similar platforms to keep pace with new and intensifying requirements for advanced analytics in a "big data" world. As user organizations make such platform replacements -- or add additional platforms to their expanding data warehouse architectures -- they...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013

    The 2013 EMA/9sight Big Data research makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. This year's survey went beyond simple questions of strategy adoption and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Big Data Predictive analytics solutions, Q1 2013

    Vendors must rise to the challenge of big data predictive analytics; the big data market is growing as organizations scramble to harness predictive analytics; and big data handling, modeling tools, and algortihsm are key to differentiators

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    SAP Makes Big Data Real

    Big Data refers to the challenges of capturing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of various types of data with great velocity. Big Data presents a big opportunity for you to gain greater business value. From major league sports and personalized shopping to carbon reduction and cancer treatment, organizations are leveraging...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Streamlined server management at every stage of the IT life cycle

    Traditional server management and provisioning can create unnecessary burdens for many organizations. Information technology (IT) administrators in today’s business environments need a more streamlined process to manage servers throughout the IT life cycle, including tools to help them diagnose problems and procedures for efficiently resolving errors. This white paper provides...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Your Business: Addressing Business Risk with Effective Technology

    Over the past five years, companies of all sizes have been under increased pressure to improve IT efficiency and effectiveness. This is especially true for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that have fewer than 1,000 employees but must match larger company competitors in managing their on-premise resources (most notably x86...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations

    VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution built on vSphere®, which empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure. As a result, government agencies can avoid the cost and complexity of re-architecting and retraining sta¬ff for public cloud infrastructure that is...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies An inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud

    The majority of government customers operate some combination of onsite and offsite IT environments and are struggling to manage both new and legacy applications and infrastructure. Enterprise-class hybrid cloud empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure, and avoid the complexity of having to rewrite applications to...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances

    This White Paper explores the increased use and adoption patterns of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    EMC Infoarchive eBook

    Download this eBook to learn how to make archiving an enterprise advantage. This eBook looks at how traditional methods of archiving have become inadequate when confronted with the need to preserve huge quantities of both structured and unstructured data. It also shows how EMC provides a unified approach to reduce...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Storing and Archiving Big Data - Sanofi Case Study

    This Case Study looks at how Sanofi implemented EMC's InfoArchive solution and in the initial phase archived over 100 applications and 10 million documents, integrated 4,000 applications to new data centers and increased storage utilization by 30%. Download this case study to learn more about how InfoArchive provided Sanofi the...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Reducing Cost for Archiving - Jaguar Land Rover Case Study

    Jaguar Land Rover was facing storage and infrastructure costs related to business applications They also needed to manage structured and unstructured data. Learn how EMC InfoArchive helped JLR implement a scalable, unified platform and project-based archiving system for easy and fast retrieval of structured and unstructured data.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Tech Tips: Backup and Recovery for Your IT Environment

    VMware vSphere® Data ProtectionTM is a backup-and-recovery solution that provides reliable, space-efficient, disk-based data protection for VMware virtual machines. Leveraging mature, proven technology from EMC Avamar, vSphere Data Protection is fully integrated with VMware vCenterTM Server and the vSphere Web Client – for easy deployment and management. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Tech Tips: VMware Horizon View

    Straight from our experts at VMware®, follow these technical tips for a successful and smooth implementation of VMware Horizon View™. From application requirements to end user expectations, reference these tips as you move to a virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Infographic: Understanding the real value of Big Data

    Big Data continues to create new ways of gathering and analyzing information. In the latest research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, a real-world lens of big data is provided for all sorts of organizations. See this infographic read to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    Product Preview: Big Data Analytics

    Ready for strategic real-time answers to your most critical business questions? Want the ability to make decisions based on predictive data-driven insights and not just intuition? See how Workday Big Data Analytics allows managers and executives to gain insight into information that was previously too difficult or time-consuming to obtain.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deduplication solutions are not all created equal, why Data Domain?

    There is a common misconception that all deduplication systems are created the same and many organisations are doing their homework prior to making a purchase decision. There are certain key things to look for when you are researching a deduplication storage solution and that is the subject of this whitepaper....

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: See the Big Picture in Big Data -- Pinpoint Security Risks with 100% Better Insights

    Security breaches can happen anywhere in an organization, and having the ability to analyze any form of data can give you the edge against fraud, theft, and infiltration by pinpointing abnormal behavior patterns. Understanding your security vulnerabilities requires rapid, deep analytics against business data, machine data, and unstructured human information....

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    APJ IDC CIO Infographic

    APJ businesses face tremendous pressure to reduce capital expenses, maximise existing investments and improve utilisation and efficiency. Overarching management services to add value and the oversight the business needs. View this infographic to find out how.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    15 Minute Guide to Smarter Backups

    Backup and recovery has become an essential element of data protection. Information is useless if customers, employees or business partners can't access it when needed. Ability and integrity of information, or the lack of it, can directly impact revenues and profits and company reputations.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    CITO Research: Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way

    This big data revolution is also behind the massive adoption of Hadoop. Hadoop has become the platform of choice for companies looking to harness big data’s power. Simply put, most traditional enterprise systems are too limited to keep up with the influx of big data; they are not designed to...

    Sponsored By MapR

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    CITO Research: Optimized Data Engineering - A Crucial Challenge for the Internet of Everything Era

    From its inception, MapR has been a leader in architectural innovations to make Hadoop easier to use and more dependable. These innovations range from self-healing of critical services, point-in-time data-recovery snapshots and frequent enhancements that help prevent outages. MapR also overcomes the limit on the number of files that can...

    Sponsored By MapR

  • eBooks // Sep 2014

    The Executives Guide to Big Data & Apache Hadoop

    An introduction to Big Data, describing what it consists of and what’s driving its remarkable momentum. I also explain how distributed, parallel processing methodologies – brought to life in technologies such as Hadoop and its thriving ecosystem – can help harvest knowledge from the enormous volumes of raw data –...

    Sponsored By MapR

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Data Sheet: HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series

    Read about the key features and benefits of the HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s privacy statement.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud - Asia

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud - India

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • Research // Sep 2014

    SANS Analyst White Paper: Finding Hidden Threats by Decrypting SSL

    This white paper describes the growing role SSL/TLS decryption plays in security, options for deploying decryption, and best practices for sharing the information generated by SSL/TLS decryption with other security monitoring systems.

    Sponsored By Blue Coat Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Meeting the Big Data Challenge: Get Close, Get Connected

    Big Data can be a key tool in gaining a competitive advantage—allowing businesses to better understand and target their customers and transform their processes. This paper outlines the challenges related to Big Data and how to manage and overcome them, so you can derive value faster.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Hybrid Approach Rewrites The Rules For BackUp Storage

    Today’s IT professionals are expected to handle vast, rapidly-growing quantities of unstructured and structured data while slashing storage costs. That often requires settling for sluggish backup storage...until now, that is. Learn how hybrid storage shrinks backup windows and reduces RPO & RTO targets...without breaking the bank. Combining the speed of...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Whitepaper: Stop the Finger-Pointing: Managing Tier Applications with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

    There is a tradition of finger-pointing in too many IT departments. When problems occur, server administrators blame the storage, storage administrators blame the network, and network administrators blame the applications. This finger-pointing wastes tremendous IT resources and, more important, causes downtime or poor performance that impacts the business. In other...

    Sponsored By VMware APAC