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 ...
• 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.
• 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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
March 2014- CommVault Simpana software combines archiving, backup, reporting, snapshot management, eDiscovery, and secure data access into a single software platform - an industry first.
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.
March 2014- For a cloud to deliver on its full potential, it needs optimal utilization of all available resources. The network plays a vital role in determining how well other resources are utilized, connected and secured. But too many organizations leave network planning until late in the design of a cloud solution. The result is a cloud that delivers less-than-hoped-for business value.
March 2014- Cloud technologies have proven to be a force of change, upending established methods of acquiring, managing and using technology, and providing exceptional opportunities for transforming traditional business models. As the evidence mounts, cloud computing is increasingly becoming a priority for many companies. The IBM 2011 Global CIO Study and 2012 Data Center Study pointed to rising levels of interest and adoption.
March 2014- This Application Performance Management Forrester Research study captures insight into the benefits and challenges with today's IT monitoring solutions as well as the types of monitoring features that will help meet application performance and availability expectations.
March 2014- This IDC study examines leading vendor shares and market trends in the worldwide APM software market during 2012.
March 2014- Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Managing today's more complex and interdependent mission-critical applications is a growing challenge with even larger business implications.
March 2014- There is no "silver bullet" in the cloud. No single product or packaged bundle can deliver all the virtualization you need to make the cloud real or all the control you need to make it effective. Heterogeneous, evolving and typically complex, the cloud requires a measured approach to its implementation and an integrated approach to its many components. A technology such as the hypervisor that creates compute virtualization is, in fact, only one of a ...
A 2012 IBM study found that 35 percent of organizations are planning to rely on the cloud to drive business model innovation within three years. Cloud has been the talk of the IT industry for years. Yet there's still a lag in adoption: Just 38 percent of organizations currently use cloud services, according to a recent Gartner survey.
There's no reason your organization can't be among the leaders leveraging the cloud to create new customer value ...
February 2014- Choose higher performing storage to handle the growing demands from your infrastructure, but without a significantly bigger data center footprint.
February 2014- See how to take advantage of advancements in semiconductor technology and the popularity of NAND flash that have made NAND flash-based SSDs into a cost-effective solution for the enterprise. Find higher performance and improved responsiveness while mitigating the inefficiencies of existing hard disk drive (HDD) technology.
February 2014- Understand the landscape of unified storage for entry-level enterprises. Easily identify your storage solution for today and the future
February 2014- In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers - Box, Cisco Systems, Citrix Online, Google, IBM, Microsoft, salesforce.com, and Yammer - in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other. Given the relative immaturity ...
February 2014- Although cloud is recognized as a technological change, its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. Cloud computing can have an impact on operations, customer relationships and industry value chains. Read this executive report to discover how the cloud can open the door to more efficient, responsive and innovative ways of doing business.
January 2014- IBM shares observations about cloud deployment and the potential for business transformation, following the successful migration of six of its own IT workloads: development and testing, analytics, collaboration, desktop, storage and production.
January 2014- The cloud holds the power to transform and redefine development and operations - a process that is becoming known as DevOps. This IBM-sponsored, Frost & Sullivan IBM executive brief defines DevOps and examines how the new process can benefit IT operations by streamlining the end-to-end process and ongoing management of applications.
January 2014- Setting the stage: cloud challenges and opportunities. Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important technology. Its adoption is expected to accelerate rapidly. In a recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value, for example, almost three-fourths of business leaders surveyed said that their companies have already piloted, adopted or substantially implemented cloud technologies.
January 2014- Whether your business is focused on gaining competitive advantage, mitigating risk or controlling IT costs, your storage infrastructure matters - a lot. IBM Smarter Storage is an intelligent, efficient, automated approach to the design and deployment of storage systems. This approach enables organizations like yours to take control of their storage so they can focus on gaining more valuable insight from their data - and delivering greater value to the business.
January 2014- 20% of organizations have discovered a secret source of competitive differentiation. It allows them to serve customers in new ways, reimagine their business models, surface valuable insights from their data and tap expertise across the enterprise. The secret: Cloud computing.
January 2014- Cloud computing offers new possibilities and new security challenges. These challenges range from governance, through to securing application and infrastructure. Fundamentally it is important to be able to assure the security of these new models in order to build trust and confidence. IBM has extensive experience of delivering in shared environments, a common characteristic of cloud. This experience ranges from managed services, through to infrastructure as a service and platform as a service. This paper ...
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