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.

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Driving Cost Out of the Data Center With Veritas Cluster File System and Veritas Cluster Server

    Looking for real life examples on how other customers are driving cost out of their datacenter? Learn how Cluster File System High Availability is being used to reduce or even eliminate downtime costs through its fast failover capabilities. In addition, find out how other customers now finding additional new and...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Reduce Your Storage Footprint and Improve File Server Performance With Archiving

    Reduce the storage footprint and reclaim space on the file servers that is unnecessarily housing large, old and duplicate data. Has a person ever run an analysis to see how old the information is that one is constantly backing up and having to manage? Is one struggling with performance and...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Application Pack 1 for Storage Foundation & High Availability Solutions 5.1 SP1 for Windows

    The presenter of this webcast will discuss the new application support of the upcoming Application Pack 1 release. The primary focus will be enhanced quick recovery, availability and disaster recovery features provided by Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows for Exchange 2010 environments. In addition, the attendee will gain insight...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Medical Image Storage Dilemma: Why Hosted Archiving Makes Sense

    Secure storage capacity and lowering costs - do these seem like mutually exclusive propositions in the healthcare industry? Most healthcare organizations can't keep adding storage capacity to keep up with their growing medical image archive. Exponential growth in image size and volume translates into more servers, and yet space in...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Enhancing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Availability With Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows From Symantec

    Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows from Symantec is designed to support the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server; all versions of the Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Windows Server 2008 operating systems, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions; and VMware and Microsoft Virtual Server environments. SQL...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Maximize MS-Exchange Performance, Scale, and Compliance With Archiving

    Information management is about protecting, managing and finding unstructured information - including information in email - wherever it goes. This webcast will focus on key problems in managing information within the Microsoft Exchange eco-system including keeping Exchange data volumes at predictable levels; gaining control and eliminating PST files; finding information...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Optimizing Your Storage Environment With Veritas Storage Foundation

    Organizations are constantly looking to drive automation and reduce storage hardware costs while improving access to data. The attendee of this webcast learns how Veritas Storage Foundation solves these key challenges by leveraging thin provisioning, thin reclamation, solid state drives and storage tiering. Attendees will also learn how these solutions...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Eliminating Unscheduled Downtime By Forecasting Useable Life

    The Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) function was introduced in the ANSI standard group's release of the ATA-3 specification. The SMART technology is designed to act as an early warning system for pending problems with mechanical media such as Hard Disk Drives (HDD). The integrated controller on the HDD...

    Provided By Western Digital

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Archiving Best Practices: 9 Steps to Successful Information Lifecycle Management

    Organizations looking for ways to manage their data more effectively are increasingly considering Information Lifecycle management as a way to better align the business value of data with the most appropriate and cost-effective IT infrastructure. This white paper describes why archiving provides a highly effective ILM solution and best practices...

    Provided By Informatica

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Best Practices for Provisioning Databases for Test & Development - Oracle Applications

    Organizations maintain on average 8 to 12 database copies per production application which are typically used for testing, development, training and QA. As production databases get larger, the traditional approach of generating non-production copies incurs significant costs. This paper from Applimation, now Informatica, provides information on best practices and new...

    Provided By Informatica

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Improve Performance, Reduce Data Growth Costs - Archiving ERP Applications

    View this Webcast to find out from the experts how effective application archiving can help you effectively manage your production database, control data growth, and ultimately improve your bottom line. You'll learn to: Improve performance of the production environment Archive or purge inactive transactional data automatically to an online...

    Provided By Informatica

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Virtualize With Confidence in Hyper-V Environments

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses advantages for Hyper-V environments gained from Live Storage Migration and Wide Area Disaster Recovery features in Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability for Windows 6.0.

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Improve Service Levels and Reduce Cost With Storage Foundation Manager

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses why Storage Foundation Manager is a must have for Data Center Environments running Storage Foundation and High Availability software to dramatically improve service levels while reducing cost.

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Storage Foundation and High Availability Products on Solaris

    In this webcast, the presenter explains about using Veritas Storage Foundation and high availability products in a Solaris environment, including the importance of standardization, moving to clustered file systems, and workload performance.

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Mobility, Employees, Policies

    According to a 2009 survey by New York-based research firm Access Markets International (AMI) Partners, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are becoming increasingly mobile organizations. This paper will discuss the growing concerns these organizations face with an increasingly distributed and mobile workforce, their specific information security needs and initial protective...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Best Practices for Managing Financial Services Compliance

    Financial service organizations are constantly grappling with ever-changing, ever-mounting regulatory obligations to supervise and archive all discoverable content. This white paper discusses the fundamentals of financial services compliance. It then puts forth a case for considering archiving and security as a unified decision, and proposes an archiving solution based on...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Securing Your Company's Confidential Data

    Data volume is on the rise. Companies are collecting and storing more information than ever - about employees, customers, transactions, partners and assets. And this data is being accessed and shared in new ways such as through mobile devices and collaboration technologies. It's becoming increasingly important for companies to protect...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Complete Protection Without Compromise

    One faces formidable challenges every day balancing the need for security and increased data protection with the flexibility demanded by the rest of the organization. Strategy can take a backseat while one concentrates on day-to-day firefighting. One thing a person shouldn't have to do is compromise the security and availability...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Store Efficiently - Spend Less on Storage and Optimize What You Have

    Most organizations today are faced with the difficult challenge of managing explosive data growth. Adding to that challenge is the problem of poor storage utilization rates, which typically hover around 30-40% for most organizations. The end result is intense pressure on IT organizations to contain skyrocketing storage costs while dealing...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Practical Approach to Information Management

    Information is the fundamental connecting fabric of businesses today. Businesses rely on information technology and systems to run their business and help to drive new opportunities, as well as to operate efficiently and comply with corporate governance practices and industry regulations. Yet most organizations today are not organized around information,...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Backup Exec 2010: Deduplication Option

    Customers of all sizes and needs are seeking new ways to tackle their data protection challenges. While the challenges of data growth are not new, the pace of growth has become more rapid, the location of data more dispersed, and linkages between data sets more complex. Data reduplication offers companies...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Database Storage Management With Veritas Storage Foundation by Symantec: Manageability, Availability, and Superior Performance for Databases

    Enterprises are required to manage a rapidly growing number of database-dependent applications and mission-critical database environments, often with stringent service level agreements and reduced operational budgets. The requirement for information availability has created an operational imperative to shrink database backup windows, recover more quickly from outages, and move non-critical, resource-intensive...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Announcing Backup Exec 2010: Protect More, Store Less, Save More

    If one is like most growing companies, one is facing an increased challenge to backup all the data while keeping storage costs under control. Would one like to improve the backup performance while reducing storage costs? The attendee of this webcast learns how to easily eliminate excess storage consumption with...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Get Leaner and More Resilient With the New Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 Release

    The attendee of this webcast learns about the recent 5.1 launch of Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster File System and Veritas Cluster Server, Symantec's industry-leading heterogeneous storage management and high availability solutions. This webcast will cover new capabilities that will help the attendee optimize storage resources and reduce downtime: Considering...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Cut Storage Costs in Your Virtual World

    There's little question that virtualization is the single biggest game-changing trend in IT today. But virtualization can make information management more complex as well as increase storage consumption and costs. What can prevent one from fully realizing the promise of virtualization lies in poorly utilized or managed storage and an...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Protect More, Store Less by Upgrading to Symantec Backup Exec 2010

    If one likes most growing companies, one is facing an increased challenge to backup all their data while keeping storage costs under control. How can one improve the Backup Exec backup performance while reducing storage costs? The attendee of this webcast learns how to easily eliminate excess storage consumption with...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    Orange Business Services Gets Green Light to Highly Available Services

    In this webcast, the presenter explains about Symantec data storage. The presenter also explains about solution, opens door to highly available, reliable virtualization and cloud computing strategy which is provided by integrated Symantec data storage.

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    VimpelCom Success: Data Center

    In this webcast, the presenter explains about Symantec storage management, data protection, and high availability and tells about the solutions to drive down capital and operating costs while delivering optimal services to 181-plus customers in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    A 40% Faster Backup and 40% Lower Storage Volumes With Symantec

    In this webcast, the presenter explains about Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and its benefits. The presenter explains his benefits which is accelerated backup by 40% and reduced the volume of stored data by the same amount.

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    VMware ESXi Webstart

    Interested in server virtualization and have downloaded FREE VMware ESXi but would like to get some tips before getting started? VMware Education Services is pleased to announce the ESXi vJumpstart to help install and configure the bare metal hypervisor, ESXi. The presenter will introduce new users to the concepts of...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Virtual Machine and Storage Integration With VMware and Dell

    This webcast take a deeper dive into storage and networking in VMware Infrastructure. Storage topics included the details on how VMware ESX and ESXi use Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage; the architecture of VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS); multipathing in Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs; raw disk...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    VMware View on NetApp Storage Solution Brief

    This paper provides an overview of a virtual desktop solution featuring VMware ViewTM 4 and NetApp storage. With the display protocol (PCoIP) advances in VMware View 4, and storage efficiencies from NetApp (achieving a per seat storage cost as low as $40), enterprises can now deploy cost effective virtual desktop...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Scalable Infrastructure With VMware VStorage VMFS and 3PAR Utility Storage

    IT administrators today rely on infrastructure that is dynamically scalable and highly available. A scalable, resilient datacenter is achieved by augmenting or replacing hardware and software, based on the model of one application per server. This model not only results in underutilized resources but also creates hard-to-change boundaries that impair...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Performance Study of VMware Thin Provisioning

    This paper determines that a workload run on a thin-provisioned disk performs very closely to that of thick-provisioned disk, in both the zeroing and post-zeroing phases of disk growth. Additionally, scaling up the servers from 1 host to 16 hosts showed improved throughput as more hosts were added. After the...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Dynamic Storage Provisioning: Considerations and Best Practices for Using Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning

    VMware vSphere 4 introduces many new features that enable greater efficiency, control, and choice for storage resources. With the full support for thin provisioned virtual disks, VMware has provided a new management optimization feature that, if correctly used, can save significant storage resources. However, if not used correctly, could result...

    Provided By VMware

  • Case Studies // May 2009

    VMware Case Study: Lulu.com

    Lulu.com (Lulu) is a digital marketplace that eliminates traditional entry barriers to publishing by enabling content creators to bring their work directly to their audience. The company has approximately 125 employees. Lulu.com (Lulu) wanted to reduce IT costs (human & capital) and deliver fast, reliable, end-to-end business continuity. Lulu.com deployed...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    PVSCSI Storage Performance

    VMware vSphere 4 offers Paravirtualized SCSI (PVSCSI), a new virtual storage adapter. This paper provides a performance comparison of PVSCSI and LSI Logic. The experiment results show that PVSCSI provides better throughput and lower CPU utilization in virtualized environments where guest applications are very I/O intensive. The experiment results also...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Best Practices for Running VMware vSphere on Network Attached Storage

    The significant presence of Network Filesystem Storage (NFS) in the datacenter today, as well as the lower cost-per-port for IP based Storage, has lead to many people wanting to deploy virtualization environments with Network Attached Storage (NAS) shared storage resources. As virtualization increases adoption, so does the deployment of VMware...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    Reduce IT Costs With VMware View Composer and EMC Storage Deduplication

    VMware server virtualization has been transformative in significantly driving down costs associated with building, deploying and managing IT assets. Many customers today are looking at virtual desktop solutions as a way to extend those real TCO benefits more broadly by driving down the costs of managing and maintaining a traditional...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    VMware and NetApp Virtualization: The Right Investment for a Tough Economy

    The presenters of this webcast discuss how VMware virtualization can provide the company a competitive cost advantage, and the various ways to reduce costs and gain efficiencies in the datacenter. The attendee will also discover why NetApp is the essential storage platform for VMware, and how NetApp can help to...

    Provided By VMware