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Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VNX Storage

Read why with a FLASH 1st strategy, customers don't need to compromise between performance and TCO. Understand how FLASH 1st ensures that highly active data is stored on and served from flash drives for optimal performance while less active data is tiered on high capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) for the lowest TCO.

Sponsor: EMC Corporation


 

Analyst: EMC's FLASH 1st Strategy

Gain insight from analyst ESG on Flash storage and how the logic and value behind EMC's strategy for Flash.

Sponsor: EMC Corporation


 

Addressing the Broken State of Backup with a New Category of Disk-Based Backup Solutions

Today, IT organizations are faced with a number of challenges when managing backup processes, including the need for faster backup, restore, tape copy, and recovery times. This report looks at the challenges and best practices in use today, and examines the modern backup solution that will solve these challenges forever.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


 

Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery

IT organizations are faced with ensuring that backups occur in the shortest amount of time and are not operationally disruptive as well as maintaining a timely backup window as data continues to grow. However, because companies are demanding faster backup, restore, and recovery, many are foregoing investments in physical tape infrastructure in favor of general-purpose disk storage systems and/or purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs).

Sponsor: ExaGrid


 

How Backup Disk Architecture Impacts the Backup Window

When data grows, backup windows expand. A common tactic today employs disk for backup combined to keep ahead of the backup window. But as Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan explains, selecting the right disk architecture is critical if you want to meet today's demands and avoid costly bottlenecks - and upgrades - in the future.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


 

How Data Deduplication Impacts Recovery

Data deduplication has clear benefits when it comes to efficiently retaining backup data on disk and replicating data offsite for disaster recovery - you save both disk space and bandwidth by employing deduplication - however, how you implement data deduplication greatly impacts backup performance as well as restore, tape copy and instant recovery performance.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


 

Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication

This eBook is a "must read" if you are considering a move from tape backup to disk-based backup with deduplication. Did you know that depending on the architecture you choose, you could either improve your backup environment or go backwards? You may not be aware of the many considerations that need to be assessed.

A wrong decision could mean:
- Your backup window will continue to expand as data grows
- You'll face expensive forklift upgrades
- You will find productivity impacted due to longer restores and downtime on critical systems.

Get "Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication" today.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


 

A Tale of Two Architectures: Why Backup Architecture Matters

If you're looking to solve your backup and recovery challenge you may be unaware of how backup architectures can make a difference. Read why scale-out architecture handles data growth very differently than a scale-up architecture. By adopting a scale-out approach the problems of data growth, processing and movement are eliminated and allow you to fix your backup window forever.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


 

IBM FlashSystem At-a-Glance

The IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution accelerates applications with enterprise-class advanced storage capabilities for less than the cost of disk. This at-a-glance overview highlights how the FlashSystem V840 provides 5X storage capacity, flexible deployment options, tight integration with VMware, software defined storage services, and preserves existing storage investments.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Top Reasons for Upgrading to Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs

Did you know that the decision to purchase a Host Bus Adapter (HBA) can actually enable you to do more with less? With Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs you can run more virtual machines and applications per server, cut your HBA installation and management time in half to and protect your valuable data assets.

Sponsor: Infortrend