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 // Apr 2014

    Survey Report: The State of Real - Time Big Data Analytics

    Read how your peers ranked the importance of Big Data Analytics capabilities, the need for real-time Big Data Analytics, the ability to act on both streaming and stored data, the benefits from Big Data Analytics, and their preparedness for such initiatives. As the speed of business accelerates, organizations must be...

    Sponsored By Vitria

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Architectural Best Practices for Streaming Big Data Analytics

    More and more companies today are deploying Business Intelligence (BI) tools for optimizing daily business operations. Standard BI methodologies, unfortunately, have not been able to support analyzing and acting on live, streaming data. This whitepaper explores the use cases for streaming analytics in the era of Big Data, examines the...

    Sponsored By Vitria

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM: The Evolution of Business Reliliency Management

    A white paper details IBM’s approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today’s evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM’s portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Addressing The Small and Midsized Business Storage Challenge

    As small and midsize businesses (SMBs) struggle with the challenge of managing more data with fewer resources and limited budgets, the industry has responded with storage solutions that are either too small (low functionality and hard to deploy and manage) or too big (high capacity and performance with a high...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM System Storage Interactive Product Guide: Intelligent, efficient and automated storage for your IT infrastructure

    Whether your business is focused on gaining competitive advantage, mitigating risk or controlling IT costs, your storage infrastructure matters—a lot. IBM Smarter Storage is an intelligent, efficient, automated approach to the design and deployment of storage systems. This approach enables organizations like yours to take control of their storage so...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Lets You Have It Your Way - Enhanced Storwize V3700

    Today´s small and midsized data centers need to provide the same seamless delivery of IT services as the ones of major enterprises. With Storwize® V3700, IBM® has tailored one system specifically to address the block storage needs of the smaller data center, with functions derived from IBM’s high-end storage platforms....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Build your scalable storage environment upon a dynamic IBM Storwize family foundation

    The IBM Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are proven, efficient and dependable, in a wide range of storage systems designed to meet the differing needs of organizations, all built on a common platform. Shared technologies and common management features make the Storwize family the right system to meet today's...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Storage: Economics Remains Crucial

    IT managers and industry experts talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics -- otherwise all data would be stored in main memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Storwize V3700: Ideal for Microsoft Environments

    Working together with Microsoft, independent software vendors and customers, IBM® has identified key Microsoft technology areas that have synergy with storage solutions, IBM System x® and IBM Tivoli® products, and can help improve Microsoft IT environments. The high-performing IBM Storwize® V3700 offers support for Microsoft applications and platforms including Microsoft...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Storwize V3700 Entry Disk Data Sheet

    IT organizations have limited resources but need to stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify and optimize their IT infrastructures. The new IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, self-optimizing, and cloud-agile, enabling organizations to overcome storage challenges. The...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Storwize V5000 Disk System Data Sheet

    The IBM Storwize family is the primary IBM storage solution for supporting software-defined environments and virtual infrastructures. Storwize V5000, the latest addition to the family, is a virtualized, flexible, easy-to-use solution that enables midsized organizations with complex storage and scalability needs to overcome storage challenges.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive Performance White Paper

    This white paper examines the performance benchmarks of the IBM® System Storage® LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive which uses technology specifically designed for the midrange open systems environment. It features hardware encryption of data, two interface options, and two form factors. The native data rate of up to 160 MB/s...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Storage Switzerland: Software Defined Storage Needs A Platform

    Simply put, software-defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software-defined storage needs...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Storwize V3700: Ideal for VMware Environments

    Many businesses already have deployed or are considering VMware virtualization solutions to reduce costs through server consolidation while increasing the efficiency, utilization and flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Realizing the full benefits associated with server virtualization also requires a complementary and robust shared storage foundation. The new IBM® Storwize® V3700...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Windows Storage Server 2012 on System x

    With the introduction of the Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions which precisely match their specific needs. Combined with the IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and pre-installed by...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    HEROLD powers its rapidly growing information business With IBM BladeCenter HX5 and IBM System x3850 X5 servers

    Founded in 1919, HEROLD Business Data has evolved from a printfocused directory services company into a provider of multimedia searchand location-based services. The company continues to grow its print revenues even as it introduces innovative services such as the provision of augmented-reality content to smartphones. HEROLD serves around 370,000 small...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    ESG: IBM x3650 M4 BD: System x Server for Big Data Analytics

    The paper discusses the rise of Big Data and the importance of analytics for rapidly extracting insights from this data for improved business decisions. It outlines key market requirements for Big Data servers, & explains how the new x3650 M4 BD meet

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Power Boost Your Big Data Analytics Strategy- Exec Summary

    An executive summary by Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) of a research study on the impact of platform selection for Big Data Analytics (BDA). In this far-reaching research based on analysis of over 31,000 BDA environments SIL examined the real-world impact on businesses that deploy big data analytics on a variety...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC: Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage

    Goal is to demonstrate how IBM Smarter Storage provides customers with an ideal, proven platform for cloud computing. IBM has a differentiated storage portfolio, including XIV, Scale Out NAS (SONAS), SAN Volume Controller (SVC), Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC), and SmartCloud solutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    CloudAccess.net brings high performance to the cloud Case Study

    CloudAccess.net is using an all-flash storage array to support top performance at a competitive cost for its Joomla! Virtual Private Memory Cloud – the world’s fastest Joomla cloud hosting system.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Blue Skies with your Cloud with IBM XIV storage White paper

    IBM XIV Storage is the ideal storage foundation for cloud computing, with optimal resource sharing, best of breed virtualization, cost-saving ease of use, and maximum elasticity.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Forrester Report : The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery

    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 of ‘Do It Yourself’ Disaster Recovery” to learn the critical components that make a disaster...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Five Myths of Do-It-Yourself: Disaster Recovery

    Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions—from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Maximizing Your Virtual Environment

    Virtualization is in high demand these days because it reduces costs while increasing business efficiency and agility. But deploying and managing virtualization can be very complicated and, if not done correctly, can lead to issues with network and storage capacity, performance and server sprawl. Read this white paper to learn...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    SIG Combibloc reduces planning time by half using Quintiq Macro Planner

    This case study shows how SIG Combibloc overcame its struggle with spreadsheets to reduce its planning time by half using Quintiq’s Macro Planner.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • 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

  • 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 // Mar 2014

    Strategies for Storage: Modernize data protection practices

    Traditional approaches to data protection are no longer enough. A strategy that thoughtfully augments your legacy infrastructure with modern data protection approaches can help reduce complexity, slash costs, and minimize risk of loss —while accelerating your organization’s time to value. This report addresses key ways to manage data and provides...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Changing the Economics of Flash Storage

    For most IT pros, the quest for flash storage ends with sticker shock. But, what if you could get flash performance at disk economics? Now you can. Are you ready to put all your hot data on flash, within the tightest footprint, in a fully functioning array? Finally, flash...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Embracing flash storage

    The performance gap between CPU and hard disk based storage systems increases exponentially every year. To meet the needs of today's performance hungry applications, IT professionals have utilized a variety of clever approaches to bridge this gap. However, the traditional hard disk drive (HDD) storage systems still struggle to keep...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • 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 // Mar 2014

    HP Proliant Gen8 Servers Positioning Guide

    HP ProActive Insight architecture fundamentally redefines how administration is performed across the entire server lifecycle. Powerful new capabilities automate and simplify system provisioning, troubleshooting, and software updates. Read about the four discint pillars that the HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers and HP Active Insight architecture were built around and what it...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Hardware Support Services 2013 Vendor Assessment

    This study is IDC's datacenter hardware support services provider assessment of the worldwide support services market using the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in this important but slow-growing market. This two-section study both describes characteristics that IDC believes lead to success...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    HP Firmware Update Analysis and Implementation Services

    Firmware updates provide you with the opportunity to obtain product enhancements. In addition, firmware updates are recommended for HP servers, storage, network products, and solutions to prevent outages due to known problems that have been corrected in the latest firmware. Review this HP guide to Firmware Update Analysis and...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Achieving Security with Cloud Data Protection

    More and more organizations are recognizing the value and convenience of using cloud backup to protect server data. This exclusive paper discusses a hosted data storage solution that enables you to reduce the costs, risks and complexity of storing and protecting your business information, taking a heightened focus on...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Advanced Data Protection For Your Virtualized Environments

    Virtualization is the leading technology for transforming today's data centers. While it offers several benefits in terms of cost reduction and operational efficiency, data protection in virtualized environments is actually one of the biggest information management challenges. In this paper you will learn: Top five challenges that you...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Critical Business Information Beyond the Data Center

    Mobile working has become the norm rather than the exception. However, protecting the information that resides on a wide array of distributed endpoints is quite challenging – especially when it comes to backup and recovery. Discover why data protection for distributed environments differs from traditional server backup and recovery...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    The Power of One Video featuring HP VP Paul Durzan

    Introducing HP BladeSystem with HP OneView. One system and management platform. More efficient, faster, more reliable. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor: Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    IDC ROI Spotlight: Achieving Organizational Transformation with HP CI Solutions

    Seeking the business benefits generated by private cloud and to free themselves from the rigid silos of traditional IT infrastructures, organizations are turning to an approach that extends virtualization to all compute, network, and storage resources in their datacenters. This approach requires pooling and aggregating resources into a single utility...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    What can you do differently to guard against threats from rapidly evolving mobile malware?

    Mobile security is more than protecting the device. It is protecting applications on the device and preventing data leakage in the enterprise. IBM Security AppScan helps determine vulnerabilities early in the application development cycle to eliminate vulnerabilities malware can exploit.

    Sponsored By IBM