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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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

    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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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 // 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