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.

  • eBooks // Nov 2013

    Transform Your Data Centers - HP ProLiant Gen8 - the World's Most Intelligent Servers

    From core to cloud HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are transforming data center expectations and economics with the world's most intelligent servers. Learn how they deliver maximum performance and reliability while simplifying day-to-day management. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : Intel,...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • 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

    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

  • Webcasts // Jan 2014

    Watch the Gartner Webcast to learn how fabrics reduce complexity

    Banish network complexity with expert input. In this Gartner Webcast, you’ll discover best practices for transitioning to a fabric-based network and how to find the networking vendor that best suits your business. Also learn how GEHA improved service delivery for more than one million subscribers with Ethernet fabrics.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    Virtual Event: Test without writing a single line of code…really

    Testing business-critical packaged applications is a high priority for many organizations. These applications must meet the same aggressive project time frames and operations benchmarks as internally-developed software. In this session, you will learn how Turnkey Solutions is helping Iron Mountain increase the speed and effectiveness of its packaged apps testing...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    De-duplication appliances: Can HP put a dent in EMC’s hegemony?

    The early days of the de-duplication target market could be characterized as the Wild West according to 451 Research, with a slew of startups shooting it out in an emerging market with tremendous potential. That phase was followed by a consolidation phase where the big guns (most notably EMC and...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Protecting server data with HP StoreOnce Catalyst and HP Data Protector

    In today’s business environment, customers rely on the most efficient, high performing, and reliable backup systems to protect critical business information. Customers need to protect increasing levels of data while keeping costs under control. HP StoreOnce Backup systems provide a disk-based data protection platform while addressing data growth by applying...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Analyst Briefings // Apr 2013

    Datamation: Addressing the Top 4 Data Protection Pain Points Using Intelligent Backup and Deduplication

    In today’s world of explosive data volumes, midmarket companies face a growing number of challenges when it comes to safeguarding data, and today's approaches to backup and data protection are falling short. The Brief outlines HP solutions to meet IT needs for backup appliances that tightly integrate deduplication, data protection...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Edison Group: HP StoreOnce Extends its Industry Leadership in Deduplication 2.0

    Disk-based backup with deduplication has emerged as a way for enterprises to deal with explosive data growth. Using it, they can accelerate backup and recovery processes and reduce total capacity requirements. This report sponsored by HP and Intel® compares some of the leading solutions in this field and reveals which...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    HP StoreOnce: Boldly Go Where No Deduplication Has Gone Before

    Fast-growing data and widespread virtualization have ratcheted up data protection challenges no matter what the size of your business. This paper will describe the challenges of data protection, why deduplication is critical to meeting the challenges, how HP is achieving its vision of federated dedupe with StoreOnce – and what...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Podcasts // Apr 2013

    Video: Real World ROI - HP Backup, Recovery, and Archive Customers Share Their Experiences

    This video from Enterprise Strategy Group discusses findings of research they did with HP customers on how backup, recovery, and archiving solutions from HP, including the HP StoreOnce Backup product family, have helped them save time and money. The main reason for this is that HP has a single-product...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    HP Backup and Recovery Solutions

    As a long-time leader in data protection and backup solutions, and with innovations such as HP StoreOnce deduplication, HP TapeAssure and HP StoreOpen with LTFS, HP understands your immediate requirements and strategic business direction. With an integrated approach to comprehensive business protection, we can help you safeguard the integrity of...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Protect your data: StoreOnce and HP Data Protector

    Your data is everywhere. It’s in the cloud, in virtual environments, in remote offices, and on mobile devices. Plus, there’s more of it, and much of it is business-critical, meaning you need to back up larger volumes of data than ever before without adding costs or bandwidth. Even more importantly,...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Videos // Apr 2013

    Remote Office Data Protection with HP StoreOnce Catalyst

    Fastest disk backup and recovery in the industry. Fast—Meet shrinking backup windows and challenging RTO/RPO commitments; Flexible—Dedupe and replicate backup from anywhere to anywhere; Federated—Single deduplication engine deployed where you want with no need for data rehydration. The main reason for this is that HP has a single-product approach...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Videos // Apr 2013

    Data Center Data Protection with HP StoreOnce Catalyst

    With the only federated deduplication solution available today, HP StoreOnce Backup with StoreOnce Catalyst overcomes the gaps, inefficiencies and costs associated with fragmented, first-generation deduplication technologies and delivers industry leading backup speeds. The main reason for this is that HP has a single-product approach to end-to-end de-duplication in its...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • 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 // Aug 2013

    Why IT Professionals Use Intergrated Computing Platforms

    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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    So Long to Conventional Wisdom around Data Migration

    This paper describes the benefits of change of DBMS in today's modern computing environment. The most important reasons are saving money in both the long and short term; upgrading technology for greater efficiency and functionality; and improving service levels by alerting the incumbent vendor that there are alternatives.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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

    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 // 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 Hewlett Packard

  • 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 // 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 // Jun 2013

    Building a Home Lab for VMware sphere 5.1

    I often get asked by my students how to setup a home lab for study after class, and the result is this white paper. This paper is broken down into three major sections: the hardware required, the VMware Workstation configuration, and installing vSphere and Virtual Center (VC). This white paper...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    VMware vSphere Essentials

    Gain a basic understanding of some of the concerns or planning points to consider when you get ready to deploy vSphere in your organization.

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Flash vs. Disk Video

    Ambuj Goyal and Larry Chiu discuss the importance of flash and how this technology outperforms disk in capacity, cost efficiency, energy consumption and speed to deployment.

    Provided By IBM

  • Presentations // Nov 2013

    The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems

    The 2012 Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems provides insight into the market for relational database management systems (DBMSs) used as platforms for data warehouses specifically. In this report, Gartner places IBM in the Leaders Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant compares 14 vendors and evaluates IBM's PureData System...

    Provided By IBM