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August 25, 2015
Soon after adding VMware VADP support, Catalogic Software's ECX copy data management software will support IBM FlashSystem and Storwize arrays.
August 03, 2015
Storing important data in the cloud is a non-starter for many organizations. There are number of reasons for this, including legislation, risk and compliance. Oh, and of course, cost. For those organizations, an on-premises cloud could be a promising alternative. In other words, building a storage system that offers the key attributes of cloud storage while avoiding all that scary stuff. In our cover story, you'll find out what it takes to build an on-premises cloud system, the technologies required and what an on-prem cloud offers that traditional storage does not.
Backup is no longer simply copying data in case something goes wrong. Nowadays, the bleeding edge of backup is about meeting the demands of the "always-on" data center. It wasn't too long ago that meeting these types of demands seemed impossible, but that is changing. You'll find out about the new technologies and approaches that are addressing modern data protection challenges.
Building an effective disaster recovery (DR) plan requires a detailed analysis of the types of risks it will need to protect against and the impact those risks represent. With our step-by-step roadmap, learn where to focus DR resources and how much to invest in building and maintaining those resources.
May 13, 2015
Gridstore HyperConverged OS has been expanded for Windows shops and gives midsize enterprises a way to stand up a private cloud with Azure Pack.
February 24, 2015
The latest iteration of Scale's hyper-convergence enhances cloning with block-level replication of VMs for failover and failback across clustered nodes.
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EVO:RAIL and EVO:RACK mark VMware’s entrance into the hyper-converged infrastructure market. The question now is whether or not either can separate from the competition. Also, what does this mean for VDI shops? Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged systems are increasingly popular as a way to combine compute, storage, networking and server virtualization -- and bring them together under one offering, one product, from one vendor. Storage pros are hearing plenty about these systems as vendors look to compete in the hyper-converged space. These systems are designed to look and feel seamless, and vendors are working to make their hyper-converged systems stand out with things like WAN optimization, snapshot, and replication abilities. In this technical guide, learn how these systems work, how they differ from traditional storage systems, and which hyper-converged technologies can best serve your shop. Continue Reading
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In this Storage Decisions clip, Jon Toigo discusses the problems with software-defined storage and how SDS management may be more complex than it appears. Continue Reading
FlashSystem 840 and V840 are all-flash storage systems from IBM that use Variable Stripe RAID for high performance in case of failure. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged products are increasingly adding support for public cloud access – a move that can make it easier to use the cloud as a storage tier. Continue Reading
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SCVMM 2012 R2 plays a vital role in managing your Hyper-V infrastructure. Learn how to set it up properly to avoid potential problems. Continue Reading
Users shouldn't choose a Hyper-V virtual hard disk format without knowing if it's the right fit for their production workload. Continue Reading
With Virtual Volumes in vSphere, policy-based storage management promises to give admins a better grip on VM data stores. Continue Reading
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VMware VVOLs could be the elixir traditional external storage systems need to gain ground on VM-centric storage and hyper-converged products. Continue Reading
Right sizing physical server capacities is the key to a successful server virtualization deployment. An expert lists down key server sizing lookouts. Continue Reading
Plug-ins were each a separate install – now they are bundled all together in a single installer – and NetApp have adopted the Virtual Storage Console as the moniker to cover a whole range of functionality. Continue Reading