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 // May 2014

    EMC XtremIO- Executive Overview

    XtremIO develops enterprise data storage systems based completely on random access media such as flash solid state drives (SSDs). By leveraging the underlying abilities of random access media, XtremeIO delivers unparalleled levels of performance, ease of use, operational efficiency and other advanced storage features.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    20 Questions about All Flash Arrays

    This whitepaper asks 20 simple questions about all flash arrays and how they can impact the success of your data centre roll out through purpose built flash specific design, integrated storage management stacks, content aware architecture and sustainable bandwidth performance.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Flash Implications in Enterprise Storage Array Designs

    This whitepaper examines some common practices in enterprise storage array design and their resulting trade-0ffs and limitations. The goal of this paper is to help the reader understand the opportunities XtremIO found to improve enterprise storage systems by thinking with random rather than sequential I/O in mind and to illustrate...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    15 Minute Guide to Redefine Flash

    The XtremIO storage system is based on a scale-out architecture. Big, small, or anywhere in between, there’s an XtremIO array sized right for you. With a scale-out design that grows accordingly to your needs, additional performance and capacity are added in a building-block approach. XtremIO’s advanced architecture ensures that maximum...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • eBooks // May 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IBM Storage with OpenStack Brings Simplicity and Robustness to Cloud

    While many storage vendors have submitted OpenStack drivers for their equipment, IBM has gone much further than that to support the OpenStack community. Read this paper and learn how.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS

    Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and businesses are realizing tangible results from investments in big data analytics. IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) offers an enterprise class alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for building big data platforms and provides a range of enterprise-class...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // May 2014

    The Fast, Simple, Scalable and Complete Storage Solution

    Learn how GPFS accelerates data intensive work flows and lowers storage costs in Life Sciences, Energy Exploration, Government, Media & Entertainment and Financial Services by removing data related bottlenecks, simplifying data management at scale, empowering global collaboration, managing the full data life cycle cost effectively and ensuring end-to-end data availability,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Security intelligence Report: The smart way to keep the cloud safe - Download

    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

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Taneja Group - The HP Solution Backup Complexity And Scale

    In this report, we’ll examine first why HP StoreOnce and HP Data Protector products are truly game-changing on their own rights. Then, we will look at why they get even "better together” as a complete BURA solution that can be more flexibly deployed to meet backup challenges than any other...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Announcing the New Intel VTune Amplifier XE 2015

    Intel VTune Amplifier XE 2015 is the premier performance profiler for C, C++, C#, Fortran, Assembly, and Java. Get the data to meet a wide variety of tuning needs and the tools to mine the data and assess next steps. Powerful analysis lets you sort, filter, and visualize results on...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership

    In this report, Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership details to IT leadership the importance of cyber resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats. It defines the state of cyber resilience and the importance of security intelligence in achieving it, and recognises that security needs to go beyond systems, software...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Deploy Exchange HP Platforms Midsize Businesses Advantages HP Flex-Bundles

    Businesses and organizations rely on email to communicate with customers, business partners, suppliers and employees. It has become the single most universal and business critical application in the world today. The explosive growth of mobile devices has created new opportunities for collaboration but has also increased the pressure to deliver...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    ESG Research Report - Symantec Implements Holistic Changes to Backup Exec 2014

    Symantec has launched Backup Exec 2014 under the banner of “Powerful, Flexible, and Easy.” In consideration of the many customers, ESG has analyzed the latest release in the context of the “powerful/flexible/easy” claims that serve as the launch’s thematic centerpiece. Download this report to explore the findings of ESG.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Symantec Data Sheet - Backup and Disaster Recovery

    Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. The data sheet explains how Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 can help organizations provide: • Radically faster backup and recovery with innovative virtualization capabilities...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Top Storage Capabilities Needed in 2014  to Reduce Risk and Maximize Performance

    The burden of storage continues to get heavier for organizations that wrestle with fast growth and are highly sensitive to outages and data loss. To dig deeper into this topic, HP commissioned Forester Consulting in October 2013 to leverage existing Foresights data and to survey IT hardware decision-makers in North...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Changing Face of Tier 1 Storage in the Modern Data Center

    Great changes are occurring today in IT and in data centers. In the data center of 2014, predictability and order have given way to flexibility and the unexpected. Virtualization and flexible business needs, together with public, private, and hybrid clouds have led to demands on storage infrastructures that are both...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Rapidly Evolving Flash Storage Architecture Delivers Business Value

    The flash-based storage market is rapidly maturing in terms of both organizations’ understanding of flash technology and solid-state storage options as well as the number of offerings and capabilities from vendors. This paper balances a generic explanation of market choice, users’ needs, and a guide for buying considerations with a...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Achieving Security with Cloud Data Protection

    Today, more and more companies recognize the value and convenience of using cloud backup to protect their server data. HP Autonomy offers hosted data storage that enables you to reduce the costs, risks, and complexity of storing and protecting your business information. With a heightened focus on security, privacy, and...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    NetApp Delivers Efficiency at Scale

    This ESG report explores how NetApp Data ONTAP can help organisations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation for non-disruptive operations, operational efficiency and on-demand IT services. Download this report and learn how to create dynamic, non-disruptive environment that supports...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • 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.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Make the best SAN choice with this storage comparison chart

    This downloadable chart provides a quick-glance comparison of some of the storage products and servers available from Dell, HP, and IBM. One of the most important decisions an enterprise information technology department can make concerns the choice of a storage area network (SAN) server solution. The major server vendors all...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Preparing for IEEE 802.11ac

    This business white paper discusses the history that led to the IEEE 802.11ac standard and the considerations you need to weigh before you decide to deploy it. This new WLAN technology is being introduced in the market in two waves. Topics that will be addressed in this paper are: ...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Desktop Workspace: Extending Support for Windows XP-Based Apps

    Discover how to quickly implement secure desktop containers running Windows XP on a Windows 7 or 8 PC, or even on a Mac®. You can centrally manage and tightly lock down your XP environment, and still execute locally to maintain access to those applications for as long as necessary.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Executive Guide to Big Data and Apache Hadoop

    This special edition ebook, from the author of Hadoop for Dummies, contains everything you need to know to get started with Big Data and Hadoop. It also recommends how to evaluate Hadoop’s platform offerings so you can meet your business objectives. Download this ebook to learn critical big data...

    Provided By MapR

  • White Papers // May 2014

    STAC Report: IBM BigInsights vs Apache Hadoop, using SWIM - How PC accelerates

    In an audited benchmark conducted by STAC®, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop was found to deliver an approximate 4x performance gain on average over open source Hadoop running jobs derived from production workload traces. The result is consistent with an approximate eleven times advantage in raw...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions,

    Hadoop is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly and deeply into enterprises. Its refreshingly unique approach to data management is transforming how companies store, process, analyze, and share big data. Read this report to find out more.

    Provided By MapR.

  • 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...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • 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™.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment Tool

    Use IBM's assessment tool to learn how you can increase server efficiency and availability while lowering costs. The IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment helps you identify how an IBM Managed Services solution can: Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Server Management Improve Server Resource...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Total Ecocomic Impact of IBM PureApplication System

    IBM PureApplication System converges computer, storage, networking components, and software into a preconfigured and pretested system. This Forrester Whitepaper will help you to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the IBM PureApplication System.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances

    This White Paper explores the increased use and adoption patterns of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Best Practices in Video Surveillance Storage: A Guide for IT and Security Managers on the Reliable Storage of Surveillance Video

    This paper discusses video surveillance storage options, their evolution from DVRs and Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to Storage Area Networks (SANs). It also discusses the importance of selecting a storage system optimized for recording video from multiple cameras. The paper concludes by providing a paper on a solution using a...

    Provided By Milestone Systems

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    How do I clone a hard drive with Clonezilla?

    With Clonezilla you can clone a single drive or even a single partition within a drive and then recover that drive later. Jack Wallen shows you how.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    How do I use a Windows 7 Virtual Hard Disk as a backup device?

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to create and use a virtual hard disk (VHD) as a backup device. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog and as a TechRepublic Photo Gallery.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    FlexPod Infrastructure Guide for 2014

    This informative paper explores how one company easily and affordably implemented a data storage operating system that provides nondisruptive operations, proven efficiency, seamless scalability and much more. Read on to learn more.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Enabling Public Auditability and Data Dynamics for Storage Security in Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing has been envisioned as the next-generation architecture of IT Enterprise. It moves the application software and databases to the centralized large data centers, where the management of the data and services may not be fully trustworthy. This unique paradigm brings about many new security challenges, which have not...

    Provided By Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • 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,...

    Provided 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.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    EMC CLARiiON Storage: A Guide to Deploying EMC CLARiion CX4-240 iSCSI With VMware View

    Built on the industry-leading VMware virtualization platform, VMware View 3 is a universal client solution that lets manage operating systems, hardware, applications and users independently of each other, wherever they may reside. VMware View streamlines desktops and application management, reduces costs and increases data security through centralization, resulting in greater...

    Provided By VMware