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 // Sep 2014

    5 Myths of Cloud Computing

    Like many industries, the IT industry has a habit of latching onto buzzwords and then applying them everywhere. The term “cloud” is certainly no exception—and, like other similar terms, its use is varied and oftentimes inaccurate. This report focuses on the myths of the cloud buzzword. HP is the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • 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

  • eBooks // May 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Unified Data Protection for Physical and Virtual Environments

    This white paper will discuss the evolution, benefits and challenges of data protection for virtual environments and how a modern data protection solution can enable both virtualization professionals and storage managers to perform successful backups, but more importantly guaranteed restores.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS

    Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and businesses are realizing tangible results from investments in big data analytics. IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) offers an enterprise class alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for building big data platforms and provides a range of enterprise-class...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • Analyst Briefings // Apr 2014

    The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery (Forrester)

    Are you considering in-house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study “The Risks...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership

    In this report, Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership details to IT leadership the importance of cyber resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats. It defines the state of cyber resilience and the importance of security intelligence in achieving it, and recognises that security needs to go beyond systems, software...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    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 HP US

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Open Source is Driving Innovation

    Competition is rapidly growing. Margins are getting slimmer. And the need for business efficiency is at a critical level. In today’s wold, companies are turning to open source technologies to make better and smarter business decisions, faster than ever before. See how IBM Linux Server solutions can help your company...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Whitepaper - Next Gen Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud with ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

    The pace of change in IT systems is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Organizations are constantly seeking to simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative to get a competitive advantage. IDC has quantified the network-related...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Infographic - Why Choose Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

    An infographic explaining application deployment at the speed of business. Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is application aware, enables dynamic application instantiation and removal, and is capable of supporting physical, virtual, and cloud integration with full management visibility. Download this infographic to understand how ACI can boost the efficiency of your...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • 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

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Big Data in HR and Finance: Understanding the Real Value

    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 HR and Finance. View this infographic below to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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 // 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 // Jan 2015

    Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances

    Deduplication backup target appliances have played an instrumental role in reducing or eliminating tape for backup. This research will help storage professionals shortlist 11 vendors that offer such solutions.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Questions to Consider When Selecting an All-Flash Array

    All-flash arrays have become one of the top choices for improving storage, but with so many options out there it can be difficult to choose the right solution to fit your organisational needs. This exclusive whitepaper breaks the process down into four major categories such as performance, resiliency, efficiency, and...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Achieving Security with Cloud Data Protection

    Today, more and more companies recognize the value and convenience of using cloud backup to protect their server data. HP Autonomy offers hosted data storage that enables you to reduce the costs, risks, and complexity of storing and protecting your business information. With a heightened focus on security, privacy, and...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    The Questions to Consider When Selecting an All-Flash Array

    All-flash arrays have become one of the top choices for improving storage, but with so many options out there it can be difficult to choose the right solution to fit your organisational needs. This exclusive whitepaper breaks the process down into four major categories such as performance, resiliency, efficiency, and...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Why HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage for Client Virtualization and best practices

    The rising demands on infrastructure, coupled with diminishing IT budget has caused major concerns for IT administrators such as infrastructure and maintenance complexity, mobile and remote access needs, security and disaster recovery, cost containment directives, and user productivity requirements. This technical report explores a storage solution with client virtualisation that...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    NetApp Delivers Efficiency at Scale

    This ESG report explores how NetApp Data ONTAP can help organisations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation for non-disruptive operations, operational efficiency and on-demand IT services. Download this report and learn how to create dynamic, non-disruptive environment that supports...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Improving the cost and management of mirroring data with a Stretched Cluster Solution

    In today’s world, storage and performance requirements are growing faster than ever before and the costs of managing this growth are eating up more and more of the typical IT budget. With the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) four core elements of IT Infrastructure – networking, CPU, storage and security–...

    Sponsored By Tectrade

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IBM Storage with OpenStack Brings Simplicity and Robustness to Cloud

    While many storage vendors have submitted OpenStack drivers for their equipment, IBM has gone much further than that to support the OpenStack community. Read this paper and learn how.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // May 2014

    The Fast, Simple, Scalable and Complete Storage Solution

    Learn how GPFS accelerates data intensive work flows and lowers storage costs in Life Sciences, Energy Exploration, Government, Media & Entertainment and Financial Services by removing data related bottlenecks, simplifying data management at scale, empowering global collaboration, managing the full data life cycle cost effectively and ensuring end-to-end data availability,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Future of Email and Applications is Social

    This white paper examines the state of collaboration in today's enterprise and provides an IBM point of view on how collaboration will evolve, along with how Notes and Domino software will fit into the new collaboration equation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // Sep 2014

    IT Service Provider Breaks Into Storage Services With Disaster Recovery as a Service

    In this fast-changing technology landscape, are you looking for cost-effective ways to expand the services your enterprise offers while retaining your share of the market? At first glance, branching out into cloud storage services might appear to be a risky proposition, considering the formidable competitors who occupy that space....

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Workforce Mobility Comparison Guide

    Are you challenged to find a mobile solution that enables employees to safely create and share content without compromising your enterprise’s security? With the rise of BYOD in the workplace, IT decision makers are faced with finding ways to securely deliver file synchronizations capabilities. The limitations of traditional file...

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Global Insurance Company Tackles Fraud Detection On-Site With Hitachi Content Platform Software

    Is your enterprise looking for ways to reduce storage costs and delay capital expenditures (capex) with highly scalable public cloud computing services? Today’s top cloud services support enterprises with data encryption, tiering options and attractive, pay-as-you-go pricing. While public cloud services can cut storage costs, they are not cost-effective...

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Flash Storage for Dummies

    This eBook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. Check it out to discover and learn all you need to: Optimise storage performance Leverage server flash as storage cache Identify workloads well suited for all-flash storage Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon View

    Enabling the workforce to work remotely is convenient for employees, but not so convenient for IT. The decision to virtualise desktops requires planning from multiple aspects of IT including storage, applications, and infrastructure. How can IT professionals make sure all these aspects are in sync to allow employees to work...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    NetApp Hybrid Array with Flash Pool Technology

    NetApp commissioned Demartek to evaluate the effectiveness of Flash Pool with different types and numbers of hard disk drives using an online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, and to evaluate the performance of Flash Pool in a clustered Data ONTAP environment during a cluster storage node failover scenario. In...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    How to Fix Hot Spots in the Data Centre

    IT technicians will be all too familiar with the frustration of hot spots in their data centres. Many attempts to solve the problem will be short term or even cause it to spread into other areas of your data centre. Learn about some of the most common causes of...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    10 Cooling Solutions to Support High-Density Server Deployment

    High-density servers present an organisation with a massive performance benefit, but does this benefit out-weigh the challenge and cost of the cooling systems needed to support them? Discover the top ten solutions used by organisations to ensure their cooling efficiency and capacity is optimised for the density and workload...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Infographic: Better Business in a Flash

    With the growing mobility of consumers, comes greater demand for businesses to provide better and smarter services. With NetApp’s multi-patented Flash storage technologies, you can be sure to always put your best business foot forward.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Data Centre Project: System Planning

    Planning an infrastructure project can often put a strain on your time, budget and patience. This report discusses the reasons it does not need to drive you and your team mad. If you can prioritise and solve the right problems in the right order, you can build yourself a practical...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    5 Strategies for Modern Data Protection

    It’s no secret that today’s unprecedented data growth, datacenter consolidation and server virtualization are wreaking havoc with conventional approaches to backup and recovery. Read the five strategies for modern data protection that will not only help solve your current data management challenges but also ensure that you’re poised to meet...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Gartner 2014 Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances Magic Quadrant

    According to Gartner, the backup/recovery software and integrated appliance market comprises tens, if not hundreds, of vendors. This research narrows it down to those that have a strong presence in midsize and large organization IT environments.” Download the report to learn why CommVault has been named a leader and why...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems