You’re looking at flash storage because you see it’s taking the storage world by storm. You’re interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above. This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business today, and for the future.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Want to join your peers in database storage nirvana? Learn how many organizations have benefited from the Dell EMC All-Flash portfolio, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors—and how it can help you can solve the most common database storage challenges: Time-to-market, consolidation, and complexity.
This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment.
Flash storage is taking the enterprise market by storm. With all-flash arrays (AFAs) now available from every major enterprise storage vendor, they are quickly becoming a mainstream general purpose deployment platform for mixed workloads. According to IDC, flash technology will come to dominate primary storage platforms by 2020.
Read this independent whitepaper to learn what sets the NetApp AFF apart from other AFAs on the market, and discover why IDC describes the AFF as “the crown jewel” in the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions.
To find out how to simplify the virtualized network transforming multiple storage silos into a singular solution, watch our Webinar. Learn how network simplification solves data storage issues for optimized application performance.
Cloud computing and all-flash storage are two of the most important innovations driving next-generation IT initiatives. While it may seem at first that these are parallel trends, in reality they are inextricably intertwined. Without the benefits of all-flash storage —driving new levels of performance, agility and management simplicity — enterprises would not be able to modernize their infrastructures to deliver cloud services. It is no coincidence that the largest hyperscale cloud providers rely on all-flash storage solutions as their storage foundation.
Pure Storage all-flash storage arrays provide enterprise customers with a safe, secure and smooth path to the all-flash cloud. You can take the journey in stages, starting small with a single application or two, and then adding more applications through consolidation and virtualization. You can also implement multiple stages at once.
XtremIO all-flash-arrays (AFAs) have redefined everything you know about SQL Server database infrastructures. Through a ground-breaking, fresh approach to storage design, XtremIO is uniquely engineered for SQL Server database requirements utilizing a powerful and vastly simplified scale-out performance architecture, with in-memory always-on compression, deduplication and space efficient copy services enabling application acceleration, consolidation and agility.
The all-flash array (AFA) market has undergone significant maturation over the past two years. A high percentage of customers have already committed to an "all flash for primary storage" strategy, and every customer interviewed for this study was among those. In 2017, AFAs will drive over 80% of all primary storage revenue. All of the established storage vendors have entered this space, and there are several start-ups with over $100 million in revenue. With this level of market maturation, multiple segments have developed within the primary flash array space. There are systems targeted for dedicated application deployment, there are systems specifically for web-scale applications, and there are systems intended for dense mixed workload consolidation. These latter systems are driving most of the AFA revenue, and they aspire to become the primary storage platforms of record for enterprises of all sizes. This study evaluates the suitability of 10 vendors' AFA platforms for dense mixed ent
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
In this report, Taneja Group explores how Riverbed Technology has identified a way to lower IT costs in branch offices. The new Steelhead EX + Granite appliance combines a "branch-office box" virtualized hardware platform with a first-of-its-kind block storage technology to allow consolidation of edge storage, servers, and applications to the data center. Download the report to learn how your organization can benefit.
In this white paper Quest's data protection experts offer five tips for effective backup and recovery to help you avoid the challenges that might keep you from fully protecting your virtual assets and infrastructure.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 12, 2012
Consolidating IT infrastructures is a continuing trend, particularly in an uncertain economy with organizations looking to reduce costs. Download and learn to maximize the data center of the future and consolidate without compromise.
Veritas' NetBackup software has long been a favorite for data protection in the enterprise, and is now fully integrated with the market-leading all-flash data storage platform: Pure Storage. NetBackup leverages the FlashArray API for fast and simple snapshot management, and protection copies can be stored on FlashBlade for rapid restores and consolidation of file and object storage tiers. This webinar features architecture overviews as well as 2 live demo's on the aforementioned integration points.
Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
The Austin Diagnostic Clinic recovers critical data in less than an hour with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack software. ADC reduced backup window for electronic medical records from two hours to five minutes; were able to restore many services in under an hour; reduced time and cost of server consolidation initiative and achieved up to 75% reduction in testing times.
Although hardware storage prices have come down, storage administration and software expenses still run about seven times the cost of storage hardware. Storage consolidation provides a partial solution by expanding device connectivity and reducing points of management. However, once storage is consolidated, the job is only half done. You still need a centralized, flexible method of management that masks the complexity of the storage environment and reduces administrative overhead. That’s where virtualization fits in.
Storage consolidation was a launching point for various new technologies delivering advanced functionality. The next generational shift that is in process will free storage administrators from handling storage provisioning for applications – instead, applications will be able to request and provision storage for themselves. While today multiple tools are required to add storage to your database, soon the database will be able to take care of that itself.
This paper discusses how consolidating your Microsoft® SQL Server®, Exchange, and SharePoint® Server data along with your Windows® files using NetApp® storage for Windows environments reduces the cost of physical storage as well as ongoing management costs in Windows environments.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of a NetApp Unified Storage Architecture deployed in a VMware virtual server environment with a goal of simplifying, protecting, and consolidating physical servers hosting Microsoft applications.