Storage

Whether it's RAID, SSD or NAS, storage hardware and management affects IT from the data center to your smartphone.

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    New Dell.com Boosts the Customer Experience While Reducing IT Effort

    Dell relies on its public Web site, Dell.com, as a key channel for its direct sales. To help customers more easily find the information they need and to simplify site management, Dell decided to redesign the underlying architecture of the site. It chose a solution based on Microsoft products and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Microsoft Exchange 2007 Deployment for 2,000 to 5,000 Users Integrated With High Availability, Backups, and Disaster Recovery

    NetApp Reference Architecture Deployment Guides assist customers in designing and deploying solutions to meet specific business requirements. A NetApp reference architecture is a deployed and documented solution based on experiences with existing NetApp customers, real-world simulations, and NetApp engineering lab validations. Reference Architecture Deployment Guides help customers through the entire...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    EMC Centera Replication - A Detailed Review

    EMC Centera Replication allows customers to add another level of protection for their EMC Centera stored content by replicating all content written to their primary Centera cluster to a replication cluster. This provides customers the capability to restore access to their content should a disaster occur at the primary site...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    EMC Centera Virtual Pools Introduction and Principles of Operation - A Detailed Review

    This white paper provided an overview, introduction, and the principles of operation of the EMC Centera virtual pools technology. It is expected that the information provided in this paper will help storage administrators to be able to understand the concept of the virtual pool and the underlying features it provides.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    EMC Clariion Reserved LUN Pool Configuration Considerations

    Reserved LUNs support the copy-on-first-write activities of SnapView sessions, SAN Copy incremental sessions, and MirrorView/A mirrors, providing a consistent point-in-time copy of data Each product has generally the same guidelines for reserved LUN consumption: size of source LUN, rate of change of data on the source LUN. as well as...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Optimize Your Storage - Storage Resource Management in VMware Environments With Veritas CommandCentral

    With physical storage now separated by two or more degrees from the logical storage an application consumes, traditional storage management approaches are no longer valid. The task of understanding and optimizing resources that applications depend on - which now traverses the virtualization layer - can be a daunting one for...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Storage Management and Backup & Recovery: Best Practices for Microsoft Hyper-V Environments

    Virtualization introduces new requirements that affect IT business continuity such as backup, disaster recovery, and storage management. Ensuring rapid and reliable application and data recovery while controlling storage growth can be challenging as virtualization creates a whole new set of complexities. Symantec integrates with the leading virtualization platforms, including Microsoft...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Understanding Storage Virtualization of Infortrend ESVA

    This white paper introduces different ways of implementing storage virtualization and illustrates how the virtualization technology embedded in Infortrend ESVA storage systems benefits users with optimized efficiency of storage utilization. Storage virtualization is a technology to create logical abstraction that isolates applications from physical storage systems. It allows administrators to...

    Provided By Infortrend Technology

  • 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

    Storage Virtualization: Increasing Information Availability. Lowering Storage Costs

    How well is one handling the information explosion? Can the storage infrastructure handle the next growth phase? Success in today's business climate will require a dynamic information infrastructure that is highly available, responsive, efficient and cost effective. In this webcast, hear how Oakwood Healthcare Systems has leveraged storage virtualization with...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Thomas Telford School Stays Top-of-the-Class With HP Server and Storage Technologies

    Thomas Telford School (TTS), the UK's top performing City Technical College (CTC), is a comprehensive school. TTS needed to equip a new state of the art data centre within its latest new Build Project - Madeley Academy and also consolidate its own server estate, introduce virtualisation and improve storage capacity...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Financial Services Firm Reduces Recovery Time by 50 Percent and Saves $1 Million

    BGC Partners, a provider of voice and electronic brokerage services, had an e-mail environment that could not easily scale to support expansion and did not provide adequate flexibility. In addition, exponential growth in the volume of e-mail messages and data created performance, stability, and storage issues. To address these challenges,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Recommendations for Optical Disc Archival Storage

    For a multitude of reasons, printing to paper is still the best option for long term preservation of archival records. However, this is not possible for all records. Audiovisual recordings obviously need to remain in a machine-readable format that can be played using current technology. Many users of digital cameras...

    Provided By University of Waterloo

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    NetApp, Cisco, and VMware Deliver End-to-End Secure Multi-Tenancy

    Off late IT infrastructure too often suffers from siloed server and storage resources - leading to low utilization, gross inefficiency, and an inability to respond quickly and flexibly to changing business needs. The arrival of cloud computing - and the adoption of cloud infrastructure to deliver IT as a service...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Green Spot Reduces System Downtime by 75 Percent and Lowers Total Cost of Ownership by 50 Percent With Virtualized Dell Solution

    A major soy milk producer in Thailand, Green Spot expanded its ERP system and found that this also demanded an upgrade of its supporting server infrastructure. The company also needed to increase the capacity of its storage system but was concerned that expanding its existing storage system would be overly...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Belgian Bank Reduces IT Energy Costs by Up to ?9,000 a Year With Dell Virtualized Server and Storage Platform

    Delta Lloyd Bank Belgium - one of the fastest growing banks in the Belgian market - is taking a pragmatic approach to the need for greater efficiencies and using IT to help reach its goals. IT personnel at Delta Lloyd Bank found server and storage management complex and time-consuming. The...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    HP Business Value of EVA Storage Virtualization

    The growth in data storage requirements continues to impact organizations of all sizes. For those organizations whose size, budgets, or technical requirements fit into what is called the midrange, the comparative business value of solution choice depends upon several factors. In addition to acquisition costs these factors include administrative costs,...

    Provided By Edison

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Geek out on the Cloud-Based Infrastructure of Google Apps

    On demand version of this webinar. Learn how Google's global, multi-tenant infrastructure meets the demands of today's Internet generation, and how your business can benefit from increased service levels, enhanced security and sustained economies of scale. Compare Google's zero RPO and RTO design targets for instant failover to your disaster...

    Provided By Google

  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Always On, Always Available

    The company's challenge was to gain a competitive edge in the tight Web-hosting marketplace by launching an affordable new Virtual Private Server (VPS) offering that delivers high availability and scalability for e-commerce customers. Applied Innovations built a virtualized environment for the VPS offering by running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2009

    EMC Unified Storage for Oracle Database 11g/1Og Virtualized Solution

    This white paper provides an overview of the architecture of a virtualized solution for midsize enterprises that uses the EMC Celerra Unified Storage Platform (Celerra) and Oracle Database 11 g and 10g on Linux over Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and NFS. Information in this white paper can be used as...

    Provided By EMC

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Building From the Ground Up

    The Commonwealth Medical College needed to build a new IT infrastructure anticipating future needs with flexible and scalable equipment and without expanding its IT team too fast. The college is building research, teaching and administrative environments using Dell PowerEdge blade servers to create a cluster that can grow for research,...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Helping Secure Success

    Blansol found IT management was complex at its Barcelona site. Plus, backing up directly to tape was time consuming and hindered disaster recovery. Working with Dell Financial Services, Blansol deployed a Dell solution featuring storage and virtualized servers. The solution is backed by ProSupport for IT. Because of deployment of...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Creating Space for Generation z

    Council Rock School District needed a scalable storage solution to accommodate multimedia-intensive learning favored by students growing up in the digital age. The district also needed to reduce the data center footprint, power and cooling for 112 servers. The district is virtualizing 80 percent of its servers as virtual machines...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Informed Choice

    An important classroom technology initiative requires choosing the correct technology from an array of alternatives. In addition, IT efficiency suffers from a diverse mix of desktop PCs and a server-based storage system that no longer keeps pace with growth. The Dell team arranges side-by-side vendor presentations to help the district...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    The Host With the Most

    Increase capacity to maintain Intermedia's commitment to reliability and performance while developing a lights-out data center to accommodate new business. Intermedia and Dell designed an IT infrastructure based on Dell PowerEdge servers and a Storage Area Network (SAN), allowing Intermedia to remotely manage 100,000 of its premium hosted Microsoft Exchange...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Hitachi Storage Virtualization in a Heterogeneous Computing Environment

    The Department of the Navy (DON) under the direction and authority of the Chief Information Officer has taken a leadership role in defining the vision, scope, strategy and concept of operations for the future Naval Networking Environment. The DON seeks to implement a plan to reduce IT network assets (servers,...

    Provided By Hitachi

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Virtualized Storage for Mainframe Environments

    Hitachi intelligent storage control systems can be used to lower the cost of storage connected to a mainframe in an IBM z/OS environment by allowing lower cost midrange (SATA) and other open systems storage to be used for applications that have Tier 2 or Tier 3 performance and availability requirements....

    Provided By Hitachi

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    StarHub Conducts Successful Trial of Exchange 2010

    StarHub is a pioneer in the delivery of converged services, providing a full range of information, communications and entertainment offerings for both the consumer and corporate markets. Its business has been growing and with it, the volume of business communications. To cater for this without incurring a steep escalation in...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Managing Your Organization's Data and Multimedia Disc Burning Strategy

    Optical storage devices including CD and DVD drives have become essential and ubiquitous on desktop and laptop PCs in organizations from small businesses to large enterprises. With the expanded capacity and increasing popularity of Blu-ray, the use of optical media as a way to backup, archive and share data and...

    Provided By Sonic Solutions

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Bank Increased Mailbox Sizes for a Fraction of Earlier Cost Levels

    Due to the improved database management functionality in Exchange Server 2010, demand for high performance can be met by SATA disks that are much cheaper than expensive FC SCSI disk subsystems. As a result, OTP Bank could reduce costs of 1 gigabyte storage space to one fourth of the earlier...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Brasfield & Gorrie Builds a Flexible ERP Platform With IBM Solutions

    To meet the company's changing requirements in areas such as payroll and forecasting, Brasfield & Gorrie needed to deploy a flexible ERP software solution and choose an efficient, scalable server and storage platform that would provide a robust IT foundation. Brasfield & Gorrie engaged IBM Global Services to configure and...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Welch's Grows a Strong Storage Strategy With IBM XIV System Storage

    Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Welch's has been in business since 1869. Today, its products are sold in more than 35 countries and territories around the globe. To meet the company's rapidly growing and changing storage requirements, Welch's needed an efficient, scalable storage solution that could be implemented on a modest...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    DIISR Innovates on Storage and Shrinks Power Costs With IBM XIV Storage System

    The Core Policy Department of DIISR, which employs approximately 1,800 people, was experiencing the same rapid rates of growth in data volumes as other federal departments, with around 60 percent annual growth. It had become vital to significantly increase capacity while ensuring the continued ability to scale adequately. A further...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The French Connection - Implementing a RAID Controller Algorithm in Base SAS

    RAID configuration of storage arrays is fairly ubiquitous nowadays, and many IT professionals have a conceptual awareness of how RAID provides redundancy and thus protects against data loss when one or more disks in an array should fail. However, few people know exactly how this redundancy works on the level...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    NetApp Storage Efficiency Guide

    Data proliferation is a fact of life. Harnessing the spread of data is a near impossibility, but correcting provisioning inefficiencies; managing storage allocation for test and development, data backup, data replication; and eliminating data redundancies are well within the grasp of system administrators with today's storage efficiency tools. NetApp provides...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Storage Efficiency in an Oracle Environment

    This paper discusses various design decisions that can be taken when implementing data center infrastructure for Oracle Database and application environments to maximize storage efficiency. This paper provides insight into various design considerations impacting storage efficiency when implementing NetApp storage solutions for an Oracle Database and application environment. This paper...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Using the Performance Accelerator Module II in Online Transaction Processing

    The storage industry is undergoing a major transformation as flash memory technology transitions from a tool for storing cell-phone address books into an enterprise-ready performance acceleration technology for large-scale disk-storage. This new technology opens a number of options for storage managers confronting a need for increased performance. Consider a storage...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Building a Dynamic Data Center: Transform Your Environment to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency

    This paper discusses the steps required to have the data center make the transition to a cloud infrastructure. It describes the elements of the NetApp dynamic data center, including technology and best practices, and the know-how to make the solution a reality. The NetApp approach offers considerable advantages for those...

    Provided By NetApp