Storage

Architecting a storage strategy that supports big data, mobile, long-term archives, high-speed SSD, and cloud is a tall order. Learn about convergence, software-defined storage, and tiered storage options here.

  • White Papers // Sep 2015

    Fast, Good and Cheap

    Enterprises of all sizes are now increasingly moving on-premise solutions to the cloud and with good reason - reduced implementation times, decreased demand on IT resources, greater flexibility, and lower costs.

    Sponsored By Infor

  • White Papers // Sep 2015

    HP Data Center Transformation workshop

    Learn how the HP Data Center Transformation Workshop helps to consolidate, standardise and automate technology; reduce energy consumption; reduce costs and changes the economics of IT.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    The Ultimate Storage for VMware Horizon View

    This whitepaper discusses on how Pure Storage deduplication and compression work great on all kinds of applications, but VDI is one of the best. With >10-to-1 data reduction, Pure Storage can make all-flash VDI cheaper than disk or hybrid disk/flash solutions, without the performance compromise of adding disk to your...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    FlashStack Converged Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops

    This report will help bring the power and efficiency of all-flash storage to your entire data centre. By building a highly available converged infrastructure solution based on industry-leading components from Cisco and VMware. It scales seamlessly from small to large, and provides all-flash speed and reliability to all your data...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Five Reasons to run MS-SQL on All-Flash

    All-flash arrays are now priced at a point that they are less expensive than a performance HDD system, but with significantly much higher performance. The DBA and storage administrator can leverage this excess capacity to both simplify the MS-SQL environment while at the same time consolidating non-database workloads onto a...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Case Study: Flash array speeds up Skull Candy's data centre

    Skullcandy sees reduction in data centre footprint and improved speed and reliability of analytics system, giving granularity that wasn't possible before. Learn more about how Skullcandy’s Pure Storage FlashArray deployment eliminated performance bottlenecks in its virtualised data centre for less than the cost of mechanical disk.

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Dell: The Definitive Guide to Virtualisation Management Software

    Most modern data centers have become quagmires of chaos — multitiered applications, hybrid clouds, multiple sites, 24x7 expectations, latency-sensitive applications, slashed budgets and a constant rate of change. Many data center managers and admins struggle to simply keep from falling further into the abyss. Read more...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Flexible Storage: The Secret to Converged Infrastructure Success

    The appeal of flipping the “on” switch and getting ready access to sophisticated infrastructure resources helps explain why Gartner, in its “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems,” estimated that “the overall market for integrated systems will exceed $6 billion in 2014, with a growth rate of 50 percent over the prior...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    The Three Drivers of Converged Systems

    Every so often enterprises encounter a purchase choice that’s a distinct advantage for them and the advantages of converged systems are clear: They’re easier to set up and manage, which reduces staff resource expenses. Enterprises can decrease the number of licensing agreements and vendor relationships from three to one and...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Mobile Information Management (DE)

    The shift to BYOD is not new. It has been a source of industry debate for a few years and is a logical evolutionary step in the consumerization of IT process that took root in the mid-1990s. In fact, given the advanced capabilities of consumer-grade technology, it is more appropriate...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Mobile Information Management

    The shift to BYOD is not new. It has been a source of industry debate for a few years and is a logical evolutionary step in the consumerization of IT process that took root in the mid-1990s. In fact, given the advanced capabilities of consumer-grade technology, it is more appropriate...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Videos // Aug 2015

    Scale-Out NAS Video - Are you Ready to Handle the Explosive Growth of Unstructured Data?

    Harness the power of unstructured data with Isilon, the world’s most efficient, simple, and scalable Scale-Out NAS Platform.

    Sponsored By EMC Partner

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Lenovo XClarity – Enhancing Server Value with Innovative System Management

    As with most mechanical devices, the cost of managing business servers over their lifecycle far outstrips their acquisition price. So it is wise for companies to adequately study their options prior to committing to any specific management platform. But in the case of Intel x86-based systems, the management solution market...

    Sponsored By Lenovo & Intel

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Strengthen Security. Enhance Productivity.

    The goal of IT is to drive your business forward, while simplifying operational processes. It should also help you streamline technology initiatives to improve productivity and security, at lower costs. For a limited period, Lenovo System x servers come with attractive price-offs. Now you can accelerate productivity in a simplified,...

    Sponsored By Lenovo & Intel

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Workday: Europe Set To Move En Masse To HCM

    Adoption of cloud-based HCM solutions is progressing rapidly among large and mid-sized organisations in Europe. This survey of 100 IT executives working in organisations with 1000+ employees reveals that 56% of those still using legacy on-premise HCM solutions plan to move to a cloud-based solution in the near future (i.e....

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Next Generation Storage Tiering with EMC Isilon SmartPools

    Most file systems are a thin layer of organization on top of a block device and cannot efficiently address data at large scale. This paper focuses on OneFS, a modern file system that meets the unique needs of Big Data. OneFS includes SmartPools, a native tearing capability, which enables enterprises...

    Sponsored By EMC Partner

  • Videos // Aug 2015

    Technical Demo: Data Tiering with EMC Isilon SmartPools

    This technical demo provides an implementation level overview of SmartPools, a software module of the EMC Isilon OneFS operating system. The demo walks through common configuration and implementation tasks using the OneFS web administration interface.

    Sponsored By EMC Partner

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    ESG White Paper: EMC VNX Family - A Unifying Force in Storage

    Why unified storage? Convergence and consolidation is a rallying cry across IT to drive necessary efficiencies - and unified storage can make a substantial contribution to such efforts. Learn how you can benefit both operationally and financially using EMC's new unified storage platforms.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    EMC Isilon ONEFS Operating System - Powering the Isilon Scale-out Storage Platform

    This white paper provides an introduction to EMC Isilon OneFS operating system, the foundation of the Isilon scale-out storage platform. The paper includes an overview of the architecture of OneFS and describes the benefits of a Scale-out storage platform.

    Sponsored By EMC Partner

  • Videos // Aug 2015

    Video: EMC Customers on Why EMC VNX with FLASH 1st

    Watch customers across the world discuss how an EMC VNX FLASH 1st configuration improves performance, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and effectively handles data growth.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Why you should make the move to the new EMC VNX

    This document shows you the top Five reasons you should switch to EMC VNX.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Altering Business Efficiency and Agility with Integrated Systems

    The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Integrated converged infrastructure systems – the integration of computer, networking, and storage - have rapidly become the preferred foundational building block adopted by enterprises of all shapes and sizes. 'Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of...

    Sponsored By HP and Intel UK

  • Case Studies // Aug 2015

    Super Agent 15 - Veritas Storyboard

    Super Agent 15—the backup and recovery superhero—is here to save the day. Armed with Symantec Backup Exec 15, find out how he has helped Jack, an IT administrator, to overcome multiple backup and recovery challenges flexibly, effectively and with ease. Watch all Episodes now!

    Sponsored By Veritas (Symantec)

  • Downloads // Aug 2015

    Answer This: When Will Your Next Storage Failure Occur?

    If you can't answer this in one minute, you’re at risk. With Storage Resource Monitor, you will know exactly what's going on in your multi-vendor storage environment & more: Get automated alerts triggered by monitored performance & capacity thresholds, so you're the first to know about issues with your...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report

    As adversaries rapidly refine their ability to develop and deploy malware that can breach network defences and evade detection, the security industry, as a whole, struggles to innovate at a similar pace. This dynamic creates a significant problem for organizations investing in security products and services: They often end up...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Next-Generation Storage Efficiency With EMC Isilon Smartdedupe

    Most file systems are a thin layer of organization on top of a block device and cannot efficiently address data on a large scale. This whitepaper focuses on EMC Isilon OneFS.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cisco Paper: Your Data Centre is Everywhere

    Data is everywhere, so computing and storage resources have to be accessible everywhere as well: from the core of the data centre to the employees, customers, citizens, and machines at the edge. Companies have started to recognise the need to transform the way they manage data and their entire IT...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cisco Paper - Your Data Centre is Everywhere

    Data is everywhere, so computing and storage resources have to be accessible everywhere as well: from the core of the data centre to the employees, customers, citizens, and machines at the edge. Companies have started to recognise the need to transform the way they manage data and their entire IT...

    Sponsored By Cisco-Intel

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cisco e-Book: Data Centres That Deliver

    Organisations thrive when applications and information move faster. But most IT staff spend 70 percent of their time maintaining existing systems - leaving only one day per week for initiatives that create competitive advantage. Cisco looks to flip that ratio. Cisco's integrated infrastructure and IT solutions help you simplify application...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report

    Cybersecurity is a broad and complex topic that has a far-reaching impact on users, companies, governments and other entities around the world. The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which presents the research, insights, and perspectives provided by Cisco® Security Research and other security experts within Cisco, explores the ongoing race...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Head First Into The Sand Box - Applications to Modern Threat Landscape

    Sandboxes were traditionally used for executable files, but now they’re also used to run application data that can contain hidden malicious code. As cyber criminals figure out more about common methods of security detection, they tend to invest more of their research and development efforts in security evasion. Sandbox...

    Sponsored By FORTINET

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Advanced Attacks Require an Advanced Solution

    The threat against networks today is greater than it has ever been. If there is a weakness it will be found and ruthlessly exploited. Designing an effective defense against these threats requires thinking beyond just putting products into the network. It’s no longer enough to only protect the perimeter against...

    Sponsored By FORTINET

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cohesive Approach to Addressing Advanced Targeted Attacks

    2013 and 2014 saw many major brands and large companies making headlines for massive data breaches. More than 100 million customers had personal and/or credit card information stolen through just one of these bold and extended attacks. Malicious hackers have attempted to conceal malware by using different file types and...

    Sponsored By FORTINET

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Redefine Flash

    The speed and efficiency of flash have given rise to a new wave of apps and approaches that redefine what is possible in IT. But experiencing the full effect of this new technology depends on having the right architecture. With EMC’s flexible solutions, organizations of all sizes can harness the...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    10 Signs that you need to modernize your backup and recovery solution (German Asset)

    Your business cannot survive without data management and protection, but getting control of rapidly growing and increasingly distributed information silos is a huge challenge. Infrastructures are growing more complex, virtualization and cloud create more obscurity, and BYOD creates dozens if not hundreds of new endpoints to protect. Legacy backup methods...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    5 Reasons your Storage Snapshots aren't working (German Asset)

    Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren't they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually-managed or of the build-it-yourself variety, there may be several reasons that they aren't working very well. Learn more about the top reasons your snapshots are...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Data Protection: Quality Plus Fast ROI

    Too many organizations today struggle with backup and recovery solutions that not only fail in their primary mission of reducing the risk of data loss but also cost far too much — in wasted IT staff time, reduced employee productivity, monthly fees and ever-growing storage requirements. You need reliable, automated...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Downtime Costs How Much? Calculating the Business Value of Disaster Recovery

    There is misalignment between what the business expects and what IT can actually deliver — especially when it comes to disaster recovery. Following these nine steps can help you organize your thoughts, ask the right questions and develop the right strategy to begin taking a more business-centric approach to disaster...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Solution Guide - Choosing Your Next Move

    Improving your security posture takes more than simply implementing a new solution. How can you continue to improve your ability to find and stop advanced attackers? The answer depends on your internal capabilities, existing investments, your tolerance for risk and many other factors. Our quick self-assessment will help you navigate...

    Sponsored By FireEye

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    An Adaptive Approach To Cyber Threats For The Digital Age

    Conventional security detects threats too late (if at all), and resolves them too slowly. Organizations need a flexible, deeply integrated framework that offers a far-reaching view of threats and evolves as quickly as conditions do. And it must take an active, “lean-forward” posture. FireEye calls this approach Adaptive Defense™. This...

    Sponsored By FireEye