A few years ago, two technologies emerged to dramatically improve the industry’s ability to protect data. The cost of disk drives came down, and deduplication technology was introduced. This breakthrough is sometimes referred to as Deduplication 1.0. Like any technology, you’d expect it to evolve over time. HP launched the HP StoreOnce deduplication technology roadmap in 2010 to do just that. The result? Deduplication 2.0 or what HP calls “Federated Deduplication”. This next generation deduplication addresses some of the issues inherent in existing deduplication solutions: performance, flexibility, and data management and not only that, when moving from your legacy storage backup systems, you can reduce the amount of your stored backup data by 95 percent or we’ll make up the difference with free disk capacity and support.
To prepare for doubling its growth and, at the same time, update its 20 year-old IT systems, Focal Point implemented an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage Area Network (SAN) with an HP StoreOnce backup to match. The old system was causing weekly unplanned outages and seriously hindering critical business processes.
Data Intensity is an enterprise cloud services provider focusing on Oracle applications. Founded in 2001, it currently has 240 employees and operates two data centers with about 1,200 virtual servers. They needed a flexible storage platform to handle growth of individual customer applications, such as Oracle ERP, with minimal downtime with low operating costs. Testing included storage systems from five different vendors to find a solution that was easy to administer and provides thin provisioning, snapshots, and rapid provisioning.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Storing data in the cloud using a Whitewater™ cloud storage gateway from Riverbed Technology overcomes what is becoming a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast, and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. Whitewater eliminates concerns about data security, data transmission speeds over the Internet, and data availability, while
providing great flexibility and a favorable return on investment. Moving data to the cloud replaces the high costs of tape and disk
storage systems with a pay-as-you-go cloud storage tier. This paper makes the business case for cloud storage, outlining where
capital and operational costs can be eliminated or avoided by using the cloud for backup and archive storage.
Integrated computing platforms enable IT to focus on more valuable tasks that will speed time-to-market and improve application deployment and availability to better support the business. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. Built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP StoreServ storage, and HP 5900-Series and HP Flex10 networking. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere solutions are designed to address virtualization complexity, expedite virtualization deployments, and serve as the foundation for private cloud implementations. Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, nonintegrated compute, storage, network, and management compon
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
At first, virtualization efforts focused on optimization – making the server more efficient. These efforts transitioned into standardizing virtualization across the data center, including management of servers, storage and networking. Now customers are looking to use virtualization technology and all supporting infrastructure as a complete and extremely efficient system.HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – deploying applications faster through virtualization but in a way that does not increase IT complexity. Pre-configured to meet the needs of mid-market customers, HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization offerings can be easily, reliably, and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application use cases such as general IT infrastructure, decision support, collaboration or business processing.
HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that is enabled for cloud management. Read this techincal whitepaper to learn more.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that can support multiple hypervisors and is enabled for cloud management. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Integrated Computing (IC), also known as Converged Infrastructure, stands to revolutionize everything about IT. IC takes all of virtualization, storage, networking, and compute into a single system and allows total infrastructure oversight through one console. As you can imagine, the improvements in ease of use, agility, and efficiency are quite substantial.
This is essential because infrastructure maintenance devours about three-fourths of annual IT budgets. IC changes all of that, delivering high efficiency solutions for the lifecycle of system,reducing costs and freeing up valuable personnel.
The evolution of IT awaits.
Make sense of modern storage technologies and architectures and how they might impact your business. HP helps you understand unstructured data, block and object storage, storage system architectures, and storage networking options. Discover how the right mix or technologies such as virtualization, file sharing, and deduplication can help control storage costs, protect your data from loss or corruption, and provide reliable access to critical business information for every authorized user. See how.
To extract value from an ever-growing onslaught of data, your organization needs next-generation data management, integration, storage and processing systems that allow you to collect, manage, store and analyze data quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. That’s the case with Dell | Cloudera® Apache™ Hadoop® solutions for big data.
IT today is more complex than ever. Public cloud, networks, storage systems, servers, and applications all combine to deliver today’s IT services. But how do you manage such a diverse and complex infrastructure? Can legacy tools help after this seismic shift? This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.
Enterprise applications are the lifeblood of IT. We rely on them for everything from optimizing manufacturing to tracking customer satisfaction. This paper examines the criteria for selecting flash storage in support of enterprise applications and makes recommendations based on the strengths of each flash system. Explore how to align enterprise application performance, management, and growth with business priorities through the use of connected flash storage systems.
Published By: Alacritech
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Customers are increasingly constrained by large transfers of data backup, long backup times to storage devices, and less efficient use of server resources as a result. System and database availability is heavily impacted during backup periods, and with the rapid growth of storage and the need to archive customer data, IT managers are actively seeking solutions for their backup problems.
This white paper covers the need for backup and the unique challenges faced by small and medium sized businesses when addressing storage needs. He then highlights different backup options and selection criteria for choosing the best backup solution.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
An effective storage management solution must consider the role of SAN security in ensuring network and data integrity. When Direct Attached Storage (DAS) was the majority of storage, security was not an issue. By preventing access to the server you could stop access to the server-owned storage resources of disk and tape. Holes in SAN security practices can threaten data integrity and system availability.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Imagine a world where storage management is simplified; everything works together; there are no configuration issues when upgrading, and vendors all cooperate to allow information to be easily stored and retrieved seamlessly. This was a reality in the mainframe world, but the deployment of open systems shattered these concepts.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
There is a holistic storage-management trend taking place in companies today. IT groups are acknowledging that storage should become part of the network. What businesses are finally seeing is that storage is not an isolated island, or a group of isolated islands, but part of a holistic management domain.
Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.
In these days of rampant data growth, a technology that can increase the effective capacity of a disk-based backup system by a ratio of up to 50:1 is big news. Data deduplication allows you to store up to 50 times more backup data into the same disk footprint — giving you a better chance of restoring your users' lost data from exactly the point they need it. This white paper explains how this innovative data deduplication solution works and also establishes how a 50:1 deduplication ratio may be achieved.
Data deduplication technology represents one of the most significant storage enhancements in recent years, promising to reshape future data protection and disaster recovery solutions. Data deduplication offers the ability to store more on a given amount of storage and replicate data using lower bandwidth links at a significantly reduced cost. This white paper explains how deduplication technologies work in practice, the pros and cons of each approach, and when to choose a particular type.