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 // Oct 2013

    AppAssure 5: The next generation of backup, replication and recovery software

    IT environments are increasingly complex, with virtual and physical machines spread across local, offsite and—increasingly—cloud resources. AppAssure 5 alleviates these concerns with fast backup and even faster replication and recovery. As a key data protection element of Dell’s Fluid DataTM Architecture, AppAssure 5 controls cost, optimizes performance and enhances protection...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Keep only the data you want

    In today’s information economy, organizations are facing unfathomable data growth rates. In fact, Aberdeen Group estimates that data is growing at a rate of 56% year over year. And now, the big data phenomenon means data is growing in every single operational and analytic application. In fact, data is growing...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Transforming spreadsheets: planning, budgeting and forecasting for midsize companies

    A spreadsheet-based approach to performance management won't meet the challenges facing growing midsize businesses. You need confidence in the information you're using for critical decision-making. Read this white paper to see how IBM® Cognos® Express can transform spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Getting more from big data, faster

    The IBM PureData System can help your company keep up with the volume and complexity of data. It is a key component of the IBM Big Data platform, and provides a smarter approach for organizations to deploy complete, ready-to-run systems optimized for analytics and transactional data workloads in hours without...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Download Lippis’ “Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric”

    Deploying the correct Ethernet fabric is integral to any organization, but selecting it can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric reports the findings from a recent study of several types of Ethernet fabric and provides recommendations based on the results.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IDC Technology Spotlight: Optimizing Storage with All-Flash Solutions

    Today, enormous amounts of data are being created from a variety of sources, such as applications, new mobile devices, big data analytics, and the cloud. This is changing the speed with which business is conducted and the scale in which it occurs. Moreover, the digital explosion shows no sign of...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Comparative Guide: Hitachi Unified Storage VM

    IT decision-makers often struggle to achieve a balanced information infrastructure that meets all their needs. Historically, they have chosen between low initial costs and higher efficiencies or market advantages. A platform that combines enterprise virtualization, data unification and efficient packaging enables businesses to extract increasing value from their data for...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    3 Key Guidelines To Help Increase Energy Efficiency In The Data Center

    Nobody needs to tell you that energy efficiency is at the top of the data center’s to-do list. Every data center is looking to cut power consumption while maintaining the highest level of service. But achieving real energy efficiency is easier said than done. Sprawling and convoluted infrastructures make it...

    Sponsored By Emerson Network Power

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Datasheet: Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance

    Back up in minutes with an integrated backup appliance Speed up recovery and reduce storage cost with Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance, which offers deeper visibility into virtual environments. Find out more about achieving swift backup and recovery with an all-in-one backup solution.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    SharePlex Connector for Hadoop Improving analytics with real- and near real-time data replication

    Learn how alternative methods for replicating changes from an Oracle database to a Hadoop® cluster can help you maintain real-time or a near real-time copies of the tables your organization needs to meet its data analytics requirements in this brief from Dell™.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Simplify Cloud Infrastructure with IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System

    See how clients have deployed PureFlex and Flex System for successful virtualization and cloud solutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    vRanger Pro - Simple, fast, and scalable image-based backup, replication, and recovery

    Protecting virtual environments with traditional backup and replication software is no small feat. These agent-dependent solutions are slow, expensive, and difficult to manage— sapping virtual host CPU and I/O resources and often wasting large amounts of backup storage. vRanger Pro offers a better alternative. This simple, fast and scalable data-protection...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • Downloads // Feb 2014

    AppAssure 5 Trial

    Download your trial of AppAssure™ - an advanced data protection tool that unifies backup, replication and recovery in one software solution. It offers a variety of flexible recovery options so you can retrieve your data quickly, whether it resides on physical or virtual servers, or in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Case Study: Meka Pro harnesses analytics to improve profitability of manufacturing projects

    To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts

    With so much talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer, the truth behind what big data is—and what it can do for businesses—can be hard to determine. However, according to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk is not hard to see,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • 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

    Top 10 Advantages of Unified Storage: Hitachi VM All Flash System

    IDC says it best: “For enterprise customers, flash storage changes everything.”1 Driven by the need to provide better storage performance and efficiency at a lower cost, more enterprises are turning to flash solutions, which now include Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) all flash system. This unified system integrates Hitachi...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • 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 // Feb 2014

    Use IBM PureSystems patterns to achieve simplified IT with superior economics

    The skills needed to design, test, configure and integrate solutions can be costly. IT managers may be unable to develop and deploy applications efficiently, even in virtual and cloud environments. IBM PureSystems is designed to deliver faster time-to-value, reduced costs and lower risk.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Dec 2013

    NSS Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System Product Analysis- IBM GX7800

    Learn how IBM performed in the latest NSS Labs testing, exploring the security effectiveness and performance characteristics of the GX7800 intrusion prevention appliance. This analyst paper covers: How IBM achieved an exploit block rate of 95.7% Ratings for stability/reliability and evasion Performance ratings based on "real-world" "scenarios"

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Boosting Enterpise Security with Integrated Log Management

    This white paper explains an integrated approach for reducing potential security risks and facilitating compliance, and introduces how IBM® Security QRadar® Log Manager can help organizations stay a step ahead of the latest security threats.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Security intelligence is the smart way to keep the cloud safe

    Many of the same characteristics that make cloud computing attractive can also make it challenging to secure. An integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide visibility and control to help better secure cloud environments.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Dec 2013

    The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

    As cloud computing gains more traction, more businesses are beginning to align their security strategy to better manage the privacy and compliance challenges of this new deployment model. Indeed, cloud models are being used not only to add compute and storage resources, they are also becoming an imperative for data...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    IBM: An Early Leader across the Big Data Security Analytics

    This analyst paper, written by Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst at ESG, show how IBM is an early leader across Big Data Security Analytics. ESG believes that tactical security analytics solutions and compliance centric SIEM tools are no match for todays big data security analytics needs & IBM is one...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Smarter Security Intelligence: Leverage big data analytics to improve enterprise security

    Big data has been big news in recent years. While organizations have, to date, been busy exploring and experimenting, they are now beginning to focus on using big data technologies to solve business problems.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Web Gateway Appliance

    The report summarizes the Tolly Group’s evaluation of the performance characteristics of the IBM Security Web Gateway AMP 5100 Appliance. It finds the IBM appliance to be 100% effective in blocking inline-preventable web threats and attacks, as well as being powerful and easy to use.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Jan 2014

    ESG Lab Review: Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance

    Fuss-free backup in less than 25 minutes. According to ESG research, nearly 64 percent of IT budget was spent on maintaining existing infrastructure. Discover how Symantec NetBackup 5230 can overcome such infrastructure complexity and create an efficient backup and recovery environment.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Solution Overview: Symantec NetBackup Appliances

    Reduce backup cost and complexity with Symantec appliances Discover how to enhance backup and disaster recovery by eliminating the hidden productivity costs of acquiring, building and integrating your own servers and storage with Symantec NetBackup 5200 Series Appliances.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS with Intel Xeon Processors: Built for Virtualization and Consolidation

    Although virtualization technology has made server consolidation possible, it has also created many challenges. Infrastructure is complex, difficult, and time consuming to scale. Network ownership is split between network and server administrators. Security is managed by least-common-denominator approaches. And the massive number of virtual machines these environments spawn taxes server,...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • 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 // Jan 2013

    The Business Value of the HP Proactive Insight Experience

    This IDC white paper describes the challenges associated with managing the growing complexity of IT infrastructures, with a focus on support services for the enterprise. It highlights the important role of support services in maximizing system performance and minimizing downtime. The paper also examines the HP Insight Online, HP Insight...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • 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 // Feb 2014

    Using Data Replication to Upgrade Your Oracle Database with Minimal Downtime

    To save money, many companies are migrating to less expensive hardware and operation systems, and away from older versions of Oracle. In this white paper, learn about these types of migrations – and how to conquer their challenges. Then, learn about a data replication solution that reduces downtime and failure...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Managing Data through Replication: Avoiding Errors, Improving Access

    CIOs and IT entities looking to secure data and ensure its availability during times of emergency could benefit from employing a data replication tool. Learn the ins and outs of data replication with this brief from the Center for Digital Government, and gain insight into how it works, what it...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    EMC VSPEX for Rapid ROI

    Many organizations are struggling to embrace new innovative solutions that provide strategic value to the business. These challenges are exacerbated for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) with fewer resources than their midmarket and enterprise counterparts. This analytical report looks into how organizations are looking into new technologies to see greater...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Integrated Computing Platforms - Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s Data Centre

    Prior to server virtualization, IT landscapes were plagued by server sprawl and underutilized capacity, which were brought on by data growth and the one-application, one-server requirement. The consolidation of physical servers has driven massive efficiencies across the IT ecosystem, including improved resource utilization rates for CPU and storage capacity. This...

    Sponsored By EMC