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 // Oct 2009

    Configuring EMC Summetrix Arrays for Linux on System z

    This white paper documents considerations needed to deploy Linux on System z with a Symmetrix storage array. It will examine both ECKD and FBA device configuration from the Symmetrix, to the z/VM platform storage allocation and configuration, concluding with device enablement to Linux on System z. It describes the various...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Backup and Recovery: Accelerating Efficiency and Driving Down IT Costs Using Data Deduplication

    A virtual information infrastructure allows organization to make the most of their data center environment by sharing computing, network, and storage resources across the world. EMC's virtual information infrastructure solution provides virtualized computing, unified switching fabric, and FAST tiered storage architecture. In a virtual information infrastructure the entire environments, whether...

    Provided By EMC

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    VMware Case Study: Campbell Clinic

    Since 1909, Campbell Clinic has been recognized as a world leader in sports medicine, orthopedics, joint replacement, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. With more than 80 physicians and physical therapists on staff, the Clinic is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care while continuing its role as the leader in teaching...

    Provided By VMware

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Retailer in Austria Assigns Storage Volumes in Two Hours With Virtualisation Technology

    Austria-based REWE International is the largest food and drug retailer in the country. The company - which has around 2,500 stores - continues to grow and invest in its IT infrastructure to help employees meet their business goals. The IT team began virtualising servers to cope with an increasing demand...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Storage Solutions for Managing Information Growth

    The speakers of this webcast are Joe Smothers, LSI Corporation Tom Hughes, CIBER, Inc.In. Here the attendee can learn how they can leverage affordable storage technology from IBM and CIBER while maintaining cost controls. Whatever be the company's size, one can know these four trends which addresses every business requirements....

    Provided By CIBER

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    An advanced file server backed by top cloud storage providers

    Store files in this simple and elegant file server that connects to the cloud. Store your company's files with cloud storage providers Amazon, Iron Mountain, Rackspace or Nirvanix using Nasuni's virtual file server. Free up storage space while creating offsite copies. The Nasuni Filer is the simplest, most secure way...

    Provided By Nasuni

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Powering The Google Engine: Innovation Is Key

    It's a $20 billion company with formidable staff strength of 20,000, but the spirit of innovation (and enterprise) is alive and well at Google Inc, 11 years after the company was founded by then-students Larry Page and Sergey Brin. "One of the things I think is special to innovation at...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // May 2010

    EMC Performance Optimization for Microsoft Windows XP for the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Applied Best Practices

    The current VDI platform of choice - Windows XP - was never meant to be deployed in the manner required to support a VDI use case. In its default state, the Operating System (OS) performs various activities that cause unwanted overhead in a virtualized instance of the OS and it...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    A Secure Destination for Confidential Data

    Evolving technology makes it increasingly easy to do more with less, particularly with cloud based services. As organizations consider new cloud options, which vendor can be trusted with the most confidential data and what should be looked for in terms of security in the cloud? Data growth and associated storage...

    Provided By nScaled

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Computing and Trusted Storage

    Cloud computing has become a reality and all comes into focus when one thinks about what IT needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software. The question sparking so much debate today is whether...

    Provided By Promise Technology

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Senior Home Skills Centre Cuts IT Management Time by Around 20 Per Cent and Finds Room for Growth With Virtualization

    WIA Wohnen im Alter AG (WIA) provides housing and care for older people in five of its own centres. It also offers services such as finance and accounting, housing administration, human resources, IT and project management to third parties. WIA wanted to consolidate and renew its disparate IT infrastructure and...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    eBridge Solutions Case Study: The Pace Agency

    After looking at the price of new file cabinets and the monthly fees associated with a storage facility, the Paces began to look for other alternatives. As they were looking for storage solutions, they found eBridge Solutions - a Tampa-based company that is the exclusive provider of document management for...

    Provided By eBridge Solutions

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Virtualizing With XenServer and NetApp

    Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated safety products. Like many companies, over the last year they have been moving forward aggressively with server virtualization and storage consolidation so that they can better support the engineering, manufacturing, and business needs. To do this they deployed a combination...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Boosting Storage Efficiency With Deduplication, Thin Provisioning, and FlexClone

    San Diego Data Processing Corporation (SDDPC) provides a wide range of phone, data, and IT services for city, county, and other clients, including the 71 law enforcement agencies of ARJIS (Automated Regional Justice Information System).they acquired the first NetApp system, they moved quickly to adopt the latest NetApp technologies to...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Consolidating Windows Storage and Servers Yields Big Benefits

    Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. has been working since 1992 to develop and commercialize cellular therapies based on stem cells isolated from readily available and noncontroversial adult bone marrow. They were in the midst of clinical trials to bring the world's first stem cell therapy to market, and the data storage needs...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Maximizing Storage Efficiency With the NetApp V-Series at National Semiconductor

    Like most storage teams, the company at National Semiconductor over the last few years has worked to consolidate storage to maximize efficiency. This is a necessity when deployed storage is growing at 50% or more per year. However, because they have separate NAS and SAN systems, a level of inefficiency...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    X10sure Integrated Storage (IS): Cost Effective Protection Against Hardware and Software Errors

    When providing optimal business support through IT, companies initially focus on the application side. This is why they also prefer IT service providers as partners who have the relevant know-how of their branch of industry and business applications appropriate to them. Small to medium-sized companies are also glad to work...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Value of Using ECC Memory in Embedded Applications

    This paper provides an introduction to Error Correcting Code (ECC) DRAM. It discusses the risks of a system encountering random memory errors and the approaches for combating them. DRAM is susceptible to random occurrences of bit(s) flipping, or changing logical states unexpectedly. While originally attributed to alpha particles from the...

    Provided By Advanced Micro Devices

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Email Archiving ROI:2 Simple Reasons to Archive Your Email Data Now

    Discover why over 75% of enterprise organizations will adopt an email archiving solution within the next year and the answer isn't to be compliant. (Hint 1. To save time. 2. To save money.) Join experts from ESG and Iron Mountain to learn how email archiving services can help you...

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    IDC iView: How BI Software and Other Advanced Technology Can Help SMBs Sharpen Their Edge in Today's Competitive Environment

    Watch this invaluable IDC iView video and learn how SMBs can use IT - including business intelligence and ERP - to stay viable in today's economic climate. Find out about the important role that technology can play in helping SMBs survive and thrive in challenging times. And see how the...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Configuring DELL PowerEdge 11G Servers Running Windows Server 2008 for iSCSI SAN Boot

    This paper provides instructions for configuring Dell PowerEdge 11G family of servers to boot the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 or the Windows Server 2008 R2 from iSCSI SAN-based boot images. The evolution of server and storage virtualization as well as the adoption of Storage Area Networks (SANs) by SMB,...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Beyond Software RAID

    A Virtual RAID Adapter (VRA) is a unique and new class of pure, host-based software RAID solution. It combines the key advantages of pure software RAID with many of the key advantages of hardware RAID adapters. Unlike other host-based offerings, VRA solutions are not tied to any single vendor's disk...

    Provided By Dot Hill Systems

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Real Time Processing - Capacity Planning at WHSmith

    The Capacity Planning team at the Swindon-based IT headquarters for W H Smith has adopted Metron's Athene/Unix Performance Management software. The software is being used to analyze and monitor the performance of the company's hundreds of ICL UNIX PCs, being installed in W H Smith branches throughout the country and...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Rsync Internet Backup Whitepaper

    BackupAssist provides a simple and automated solution for organizations who want to store a backup copy of their data offsite via LAN or WAN using an efficient and effective transfer method. This whitepaper outlines: how the Rsync client works, performance and best practices, how to setup Windows and Linux machines...

    Provided By BackupAssist Backup Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Smarter Systems - Taking a Workload Optimized Approach

    Whether an organization needs to uncover hidden insights in tremendous volumes of data, accommodate a rising number of online transactions or manage expanding case loads, it needs systems designed for the unique requirements of their workload. This 6-page

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Fujitsu Case Study: Paik Hospital

    Inje University Paik Hospital was first opened in 1932 when Dr. Inje Paik, clinical professor of Gyeongseong Medical School. The hospital evaluation system directed by the Ministry of Health & Welfare required the introduction of EMR (Electronic Medical Records), PACS (Picture Archiving & Communication System) and OCS (Order Communication system)....

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Storage I/O Control Technical Overview and Considerations for Deployment

    Storage I/O Control (SIOC) provides storage I/O performance isolation for virtual machines, thus enabling VMware vSphere ("vSphere") administrators to comfortably run important workloads in a highly consolidated virtualized storage environment. It protects all virtual machines from undue negative performance impact due to misbehaving I/O-heavy virtual machines, often known as the...

    Provided By VMware

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Case Study: Siemens Indonesia

    Siemens has been actively engaged in supporting Indonesia's infrastructure with innovative technologies since 1855. Siemens needed to consolidate IT resources after facing complexity in managing data centers with growing data size, scattered in all of its branch representative offices. To support business, Siemens IT organizations needed a flexible, cost effective...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    BMW Wien Drives Flexibility With PRIMERGY and VMware

    BMW Wien is Austria's largest BMW dealership. They wanted to replace servers that are up to seven years old due to the extreme expense of extending maintenance agreements also they wanted to Implemented disaster recovery concept for effective protection against system outages and also wanted to achieve improvement in terms...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    SAP Hosting and Fujitsu

    SAP AG is the world's market leader in business software, generating annual sales of 10.25 billion Euros and employing more than 43,000 people. Customers of SAP all over the world trust in the efficiency and reliability of its hosting services. Their number is growing, since more and more users are...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Bauerfeind Consolidates Business Processes With SAP Business Suite on a Dynamic IBM Infrastructure

    Bauerfeind AG is a specialist manufacturer of medical aids, such as supports, orthoses, compression stockings and foot orthoses. Bauerfeind set out objectives including: Standardized processes based on SAP applications. Worldwide provisioning of standardized business processes through a central IT organization. Flexible extension of the application landscape through scalable IT. They...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Infrastructure Optimization

    Infrastructure optimization solutions from CDW can help consolidate resources and improve performance while reducing maintenance and operating expenses.

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Storage Management: Choosing efficiency over capacity

    Today, many companies face the challenge of how to accommodate growing storage needs. The easiest answer might be to simply purchase more storage, but at a time when IT dollars can be hard to come by, that may not actually be an option. Suddenly, two priorities hang in the balance:...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Sun Systems for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software

    Virtually every company, regardless of size or industry, needs data archive capabilities. Datacenter administrators across all industry segments face similar archive challenges: explosive data growth, pressure to meet promised service levels and backup windows for users, "Forever" archive data retention and retrieval requirements, and rising energy costs. Their data protection...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Entrepreneur Business Building ToolKit: Last Chance Don't Miss Out!

    This video explains exactly WHY the story ends up here at our storage locker, but began way back in 2006 when we had the honour.

    Provided By Howcast

  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    VMware Case Study: United Bank and Trust

    Founded in 1860, United Bank and Trust (United) is an independent community bank offering personal banking, business banking and wealth management services to customers in southern Michigan. United Bank and Trust wanted to upgrade IT infrastructure and create a cost-efficient virtualized IT environment. United Bank and Trust deployed VMware Infrastructure...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Behind The Scenes With NFL, NBA And MLB Team Executives

    Chief financial officers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns all work for organizations that don't want to make a profit, they told Thunderbird students Feb. 4 at the Arizona Sports Business Panel on campus. "You take in money to put the best team on the field or...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Margin Changes And Futures Trading Activity: A New Approach

    The paper examines the impact of margins, adjusted for underlying price risk proxied by market volatility, on trading volume and at the same time incorporates the relationship between trading volume, and price volatility documented in equities and futures markets. The study estimates bivariate GARCH-M models to take account of the...

    Provided By City University of London (Cass)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Efficient Metadata Management for Cloud Computing Applications

    Cloud computing applications require scalable, elastic and fault tolerant storage system. In this paper, the authors describe how metadata management can be improved for a file system built for large scale data-intensive applications. The authors implement Ring File System (RFS) that uses a single hop Distributed Hash Table, found in...

    Provided By University of Illinois

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Windows Azure and Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is arguably the next big paradigm shift in the IT industry. Customers can now rent IT infrastructure and services securely via the Internet rather than incurring the capital expenditure and running costs of provisioning their own systems. Compute and storage capacity can quickly be added or removed to...

    Provided By Active Web Solutions