End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
The perfect mix of performance and energy savings, the IBM BladeCenter S is ideal for the small to mid-sized office and the remote office. It neatly consolidates your storage, servers and networking into a single chassis that plugs into a standard electrical outlet, supports virtually all applications, and uses less energy than comparable systems. Get inside the IBM BladeCenter S with this 3D Virtual Tour that lets you dissect the BladeCenter chassis and look through its components.
Large corporations can weather sudden changes in today's volatile markets, but change is a greater challenge for mid-sized companies. However, you can grow even in disruptive and emerging markets if your business systems and data storage can adapt. This IBM white paper includes case studies that show you how systems can spur growth in times of change.
Server technologies and storage technologies are converging, enabling a powerful new era of information on demand. IBM System Storage solutions are supporting companies’ green initiatives with energy efficient tools and technology that reduce cooling costs and take up less space. The solutions are also resilient enough to grow and adapt with you.
Small and mid-sized businesses are dealing with larger volumes of data than ever before, but without the big enterprise budgets. What they need are budget-stretching solutions that reduce the complexities of data storage while being easy to use.
With the IBM® System Storage™ DS3400 storage server, SAP customers can increase the efficiency of their storage infrastructure while reducing costs at the same time. This white paper describes the advantages of using the DS3400 storage server in an SAP® environment, and how to get the performance you need with the right layout for your SAP system.
A cost-effective way to take advantage of storage consolidation, the IBM System Storage DS3400 Express, features Fibre Channel direct-attach or SAN solution for easy transition. It’s also simple to deploy and manage, and it’s expandable as you grow.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
A Windows-based Storage server can utilize its internal disk drives, or connect to an external storage array, which provides more flexibility for expansion and allows file services to be integrated into an existing SAN.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
Clustered volume manager enables administrators to centrally configure and assign storage assets in a SAN storage environment in Microsoft System Management Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 environments.
By utilizing the speed and reliability of the EMC CLARiiON® AX150 networked storage system and the convenience of EMC Retrospect® 7.5 for Windows backup and recovery software, SMBs can implement fast, effective, reliable data protection that is easy to set up and manage without placing undue strain on IT resources.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Small and medium sized organizations have similar issues to large companies when it comes to the processing and storage of information and data, yet often have little capability to attract, retain and maintain the skills for managing their data assets compared to large organizations. Blade systems offer an effective way to address the specific challenges faced by smaller organizations in managing their IT assets, and allows then to gain greater value from them.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands. But in this rush to virtualize, security can fall by the wayside.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Nov 15, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands.
CCU sought to encrypt its backup tapes for keeping customer data secure in transit and in storage at the offsite tape-vault vendor’s facility. As a financial institution, CCU was subject to stringent government regulations. With nearly 60 gigabytes of data to encrypt each night, CCU knew that a software solution was out of the question.
Given Payformance’s longstanding commitment to protecting the privacy of its clients’ information, the company has decided to investigate data encryption solutions for its primary hard drive storage and secondary backup tape storage. With its multi-vendor interoperability, NeoScale’s CryptoStor storage security appliances emerge as the obvious choice.
Chartered in 1973, San Francisco-based Spectrum Federal Credit Union serves over 12,000 members. When the issue arose on how to protect their members’ personal data residing on backup tapes, Spectrum FCU took no chances – they and their Techical Advisory Board made the decision to encrypt this important information with the help of NeoScale Systems, an undisputed leader in this emerging market.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
Qsent needed to shore up its disaster recovery strategy. This meant sending backup tapes – each with more than 2.5 terabytes of data – between data centers and storing them offsite. To keep all its data safe and secure, Qsent chose NeoScale’s CryptoStor wire-speed tape security appliance to encrypt and decrypt data.
With horror stories in the news every week about lost or stolen laptops and backup tapes, the senior management team at Oregon Community Credit Union knew they had to do everything within their powers to protect their critical data as it traveled offsite to a third-party tape vaulting vendor. They were tasked with finding an affordable solution that would strike a balance between security, ease of use, and scalability.
As more states pass regulations governing the security, confidentiality, and integrity of customer data, a leading national bank has recognized its need to ensure the safety and security of personal data for its thousands of customers. To ensure compliance and maintain the security of this information, the bank has deployed NeoScale’s CryptoStor Tape appliances to help accomplish its objectives.
Until recently, NorthStar Trade Finance Inc. had primarily been holding their data on legacy storage systems. Find out how they solved their infrastructure performance and growing storage issues using EMC VNXe in this complimentary case study!
It is often said that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The corollary is also true-adding an ostensibly
strong link to a weak chain doesn't necessarily deliver much tensile value. Yet, from all the rhetoric and hype, you
might be forgiven for thinking that solid-state storage will single-handedly strengthen every weak storage chain,
wherever the solid-state storage is and however it is used. Specification-based strength added to a weak chain will
soon be exposed in the real world, whether it's a tug-of-war team or a storage system.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Apr 15, 2011
See how Delphix database virtualization shrinks nonproduction database storage requirements by up to 10x, and reduces database provisioning and refresh times from days to minutes with zero impact to production systems.