The Benefits of In-line, Real-Time Data Compression
Today, the amount of mission-critical information to which enterprise must have ready access continues to escalate dramatically. According to research from the Enterprise Strategy Group, file capacity is projected to increase from just more than 10,000 PB in 2008 to more than 62,000 PB 2012 (55% CAGR). Together...
Leveraging Managed Services For Better Storage Solutions
In today’s challenging economic and highly competitive climate, businesses and other organizations such as government agencies, healthcare providers, and educational institutions can’t afford to have their mission-critical applications and information disrupted due to system issues, planned and unplanned...
A Profitable Storage Strategy
Never before have solution providers had a better opportunity to help their customers control costs by making the storage those customers already own into a more flexible and efficient solution. A variety of innovative technologies can significantly reduce storage costs, enabling solutions providers to guide their...
Email Archiving For Your Business
Email archiving is not just the backup system for a company’s communications; it is a regulatory requirement for many businesses in the United States. Often overlooked and dismissed in the past, email archiving is becoming the biggest storage and security issue in IT.
The primary purpose of the email...
The Cost of Free Deduplication
Deduplication is suddenly everywhere. From its start in specialized appliances, it has spread to ISV agents, media servers, and hardware, even into hypervisors like VMware.
An interesting new option allows customers to simply add deduplication as a feature to their backup software. Some backup vendors have...
Introducing Hybrid Storage
Just as a hybrid automobile combines a gas-powered motor and an electric motor for improved efficiency and resource usage, “hybrid storage” blends two different storage platforms into one intelligent and efficient system. High-performance storage systems can be combined with economical, efficient storage...
Taking A New Look At Business Continuity
It’s a given — virtually every organization knows that successful business operations often depend on continuous application availability. Most companies rely on internal applications, ranging from email to enterprise resource planning to payroll systems, to keep their businesses moving. At the same time...
Data Storage Systems Of The Future: The Home Entertainment Center Model
For decades, the hard disk drive has been the fundamental basis for storing electronic information. Direct attached storage (DAS) and storage area network (SAN) systems using traditional hard disk drives as the foundation have done an adequate job for many years. But today, the explosion in the amount of electronic...
Business Continuity Tricks of the Trade
Implementing a strong business continuity plan is a goal that mature businesses strive to achieve. While this seems like a viable way to minimize loss from catastrophe, many organizations wrongly assume that they are doing enough to protect their business systems, data, and processes against disaster.
Shared Internal Storage A Boon For Solution Providers
Industry research firms are forecasting steep declines on disk storage system spending in 2009 due to the poor economy. But rather than wringing our hands over losing disk storage sales, savvy solution providers are looking to partner with technology vendors developing server and storage virtualization, deduplication...