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A Modern Approach to the Data Deluge [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- Modern enterprises require I.T. organizations to become more agile to manage complex physical, virtual, and cloud technologies. I.T. leaders and their organizations must manage this complexity, keep operating costs low, and deliver on ever-increasing SLA expectations. With the rapid growth in unstructured data volumes, I.T. leaders are rethinking how storage is delivered for their organizations.

Read this whitepaper to learn how infrastructure leaders can confidently manage cost, complexity, and risk, ...

Mixed All Flash Arrays Delivers Safer Higher Performance [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- What is the impact of an all-flash array with enterprise features and reliability on the mainstream data center? In the mainstream environment, storage system reliability and consistency are as important as extreme performance. This lab report from Storage Switzerland details how the Dell All-Flash Array achieves this balance nicely, allowing you to do more with the same hardware while spending less time fine tuning the storage for performance.

Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Array Leaves Competition in the Dust [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- Online transaction processing (OLTP) applications are at the heart of today's business functions. As the foundation for a wide range of mission-critical applications, OLTP operations depend on exceptional storage performance and reliability. Read this article to learn how Dell's EqualLogic hybrid SAN array compares with other OLTP storage solutions in the market.

Boosting Storage Performance for IO Intensive Enterprise Applications [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- Implementing enterprise applications can be a complex undertaking for IT organizations. Successful deployments depend on high-performance storage systems that are easy to manage and quick to scale. Read this white paper to learn how Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3 arrays address specific storage challenges to help optimize workload performance in business-critical application environments.

Flash Optimized Data Progression [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- For several years, Dell Compellent Storage Center arrays have leveraged a unique application of RAID and tiering methods - Dell Compellent Data Progression - to optimize storage performance and capacity. With the emergence of higher performing controllers, as well as the rapid adoption of SSDs, Dell has a new level of Data Progression optimized for flash drives. The combination of write- and read-intensive SSDs and Flash-optimized Data Progression enables Storage Center arrays to deliver large ...

Simplifying Employee Investigations [ Source: SpectorSoft Corporation ]

March 2014- You just got news of yet another issue that just happened in your business that now you need to deal with - it could be a sexual harassment claim, a tip on an employee stealing, or just someone goofing off on the Internet for way too long. Some issues only require the employees involved to get in a room with HR to address, while others require extensive detective work by the good folks in IT. ...

Insider Threat Survey Report [ Source: SpectorSoft Corporation ]

March 2014- Are you Catching the Signals

The insider threat is alive, thriving and often responsible for major data breaches that expose everything from consumer credit-card information to valuable intellectual property (IP), and the findings of our most recent survey support this assertion. The results from a pool of 419 enterprise-security respondents revealed that 23 percent of enterprises have experienced insider-driven data breaches.

Download this report and read more about 10 alarming Insider Threat trends.

Implementing an Employee Monitoring Program [ Source: SpectorSoft Corporation ]

March 2014- Security & Risk professionals recognize the value and benefits of implementing an employee-monitoring program. Privacy advocates and Legal and Human Resources professionals see potentially unwarranted invasion of employee privacy as reasons not to monitor, or at least to restrict monitoring to instances where enough "probable cause" exists to warrant tilting the balance between the privacy of an employee and the interests of the company.

In this whitepaper you will learn how to assist company ...

How Flash Storage Changes Everything [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built storage array that overcomes these barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating Environment.

When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is:
10X faster (on both IOPS and latency);
10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling;
More reliable on enterprise workloads;
So simple that it installs in minutes; ...

Siemens Redefines Efficiency With Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014-
Challenges
Server consolidation stalled due to storage performance limits
IO-intensive Oracle database would not consolidate with other applications
Multiple instances of virtual applications plus the Oracle DB

Results
Consolidated 30 servers to 5
23% increase in Oracle performance after virtualization
6.7-to-1 data reduction
Provisioning time reduced by 4x
2x increase in VMware snapshot release time

Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor Report with Flash for All - Competitive Differentiation with Flash Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Learn how every business can improve efficiency, compete better, and deliver compelling user experiences with flash. You'll also gain access to Gartner's 2013 Cool Vendor Report

Download our ebook and learn how you can:
Improve efficiency
Compete better
Deliver compelling user experiences

Using All-Flash Arrays to Solve Tier-1 Database Problems [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When transactions slow, it is often a direct result of disk contention at the storage layer driving-up storage I/O latency, which directly translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience.

Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits:
Simplify operations
Eliminate tuning
Provide a price ...

San Jose Sharks Score Big With Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014-
Challenges:
Legacy disk-based SAN performance plummeted with the addition of just 10 VDI users.
The management complexities of the legacy disk-based SAN did not allow for a "set-it-and-forget-it" operation, but the organization required simplicity.

Results:
Currently supporting 250 virtual desktops, with more to be deployed
Reduced latency to sub-millisecond
Dramatically simplified storage management
Achieved 12-to-1 data reduction

ESG Study Validates Need for Hybrid Online File Sharing Solution [ Source: Egnyte ]

March 2014- Learn why companies that adopted the public cloud approach are now looking at alternative deployment models for online file sharing. Research shows 97% cloud adopters prefer a hybrid solution which gives them more control over their data.

Changing the Economics of Storage with Compellent Flash Optimized Solutions [ Source: Dell ]

March 2014- As the exponential data growth and an increasing pressure on the data center to become more efficient continues, a traditional "one size fits all" strategy for storage design is no longer adequate. Trends such as server virtualization, proliferation of multi-core processors, and a rising adoption of desktop virtualization are increasing the requirement for high I/O performance with low latency and very fast response times. On the other side of the spectrum, an explosive growth ...

Embracing Flash Storage [ Source: Dell ]

March 2014- Flash storage can deliver impressive performance, especially for random I/O, by eliminating rotational and seek latencies that are common in all hard disk drive (HDD) storage systems.

Read this technical bulletin to understand some basics of flash storage technology, along with key adoption considerations, to help determine if flash storage is right for your organization's needs.

Embracing Tiered Storage [ Source: Dell ]

March 2014- All data is not created equal and thus all data need not be treated the same by the storage system. IT executives must deploy innovative solutions to make the most relevant data available to applications and decision makers in the most expedience way while containing overall storage costs.

This brief describes the need for automated and intelligent tiered storage, the benefits of tiered storage, and adoption considerations to help you differentiate the available ...

Simpana Software Storage Efficiencies Calculator [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- CommVault Simpana software combines archiving, backup, reporting, snapshot management, eDiscovery, and secure data access into a single software platform - an industry first.

Forrester Wave Report for Enterprise Backup & Recovery [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- The enterprise backup and recovery software market is, as ever, in a state of flux as more and more I&O professionals grow tired of traditional backup methods. From missed backup windows to slow or failed recoveries, many firms are weary of the constant battle with their backup software and are looking for a change.

Info-Tech Email & Content Archive Vendor Landscape [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- Leading analyst firms are recognizing the value of the singular software platform approach to information governance. With that value in mind, Info-Tech Research Group has named CommVault's Simpana 10 software a 'Champion' in their Content and Email Archive Vendor Landscape. Use the download link below to access the full report.

Gartner Newsletter : A Smart Idea for Big Data [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- A Smart Idea for Big Data

Protect Against Advanced Evasion Techniques [ Source: McAfee ]

February 2014- The network security paradigm is currently shifting toward a new reality as advanced hacking methods become more prevalent and harder to detect. An example of such a method is advanced evasion techniques (AETs). Although evasions have been documented extensively in the last fifteen years, security vendors have systematically ignored the significance of evasions. Some vendors have even downplayed the threat posed by evasions as being purely theoretical. Yet this debate misses the bigger issue: the ...

GigaOm Pro: The Rewards and Risks of Enterprise Mobility [ Source: Accellion ]

February 2014- The productivity gains that are uniquely enabled by the cloud and mobile also present significant enterprise security challenges. Valuable and private data stored on mobile devices presents potential nightmare scenarios for departments and teams using the technology as well as CIOs, CSOs, and IT managers. This research report will outline the importance of balancing the advantages and risk of increasing enterprise mobility.

Enterprise Mobility Management: A Data Security Checklist [ Source: Accellion ]

February 2014- Secure file sharing, syncing and associated productivity requirements impose pressing technical and operational challenges on organizations. This document presents a checklist of features organizations should review when evaluating a data security solution as part of an enterprise mobility management strategy.

Hitachi Unified Storage VM: All Flash Solution [ Source: Hitachi ]

February 2014- Choose higher performing storage to handle the growing demands from your infrastructure, but without a significantly bigger data center footprint.

Unified Storage Comparison Guide [ Source: Hitachi ]

February 2014- Understand the landscape of unified storage for entry-level enterprises. Easily identify your storage solution for today and the future

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