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ESG Lab Report: Virident FlashMAX Connect

This ESG Lab Validation report documents remote hands-on testing of the Virident | HGST FlashMAX ConnectSoftware Suite, with a focus on the performance advantage the solution provides and the ability to deploy the suite in a distributed storage/application environment.

Sponsor: HGST


 

Accelerating Oracle with Preferred Reads

This article shows how the Virident | HGST FlashMAX II card can be used to gain read Flash performance in an ASM cluster, while keeping a copy of the data in the existin SAN storage array.

Sponsor: HGST


 

What is this "File Sync" Thing and Why Should I Care About It?

Not so long ago, the office was the only place you could work. But when smartphones and tablets came along, the only thing holding us back from getting work done anywhere, any time was having access to our data. That led to the creation of a whole new class of solutions designed to keep files current across our rapidly proliferating fleets of devices - through a technology known as 'sync.' All of a sudden, getting a file from your work laptop to your iPad became as simple as clicking "Save." So it's no surprise that 55% of information workers in North America and Europe who use a tablet at work are using file sync and share tools

Sponsor: Dropbox


 

The Keys to Securing Data in a Collaborative Workplace

Losing data is costly. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach costs US organizations an estimated $200 per record, or $5.4 million total per breach. And apparently these breaches are equally likely to be from criminal attack as from employee or contractor negligence. It makes sense then that surveys point to data loss via unsecured file sync and share solutions as one of IT's biggest concerns. IT professionals have spent years learning how to protect their organizations from hackers, but how do you ward off both external and internal threats when employees are seeking ways to collaborate more and more?

Sponsor: Dropbox


 

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Case Study: AMAG Pharmaceuticals

As an IT pioneer in the pharmaceuticals industry, AMAG realized that SaaS backup and recovery would give them the confidence to fully embrace cloud-technologies. Learn about their revolutionary approach to IT and how Spanning Backup supports it with backup and recovery for Google Apps.

Sponsor: Spanning


 

9 Essentials for a Complete Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Solution

Choosing a backup solution can be complex, but it doesn't have to be. In 9 Essentials for a Complete Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Solution, we'll walk you through potential sources of data loss in the cloud and provide you with a checklist that you can use to evaluate any cloud-to-cloud backup provider.

Sponsor: Spanning


 

Report: Back Up Critical Cloud Data before It's Too Late

Read the February 2014 Forrester Research Inc. Report, Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It's Too Late: Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection by Rachel Dines, Senior Analyst. Brought to you by Spanning Cloud Apps.

Sponsor: Spanning


 

Mobile Content, Collaboration & IDC's 3rd IT Platform: The Next Frontier for the Mobile Enterprise

IDC focuses this article on talks about the new IT platform. This 3rd IT Platform will be the new wave for about the next 25 years, so they urge all current companies to embrace it themselves.

They also talk about how mobile is a huge part of this new platform, and that not only sales for smartphones are rapidly expanding, but so is developer interest. Offices are requiring more and more features built into their mobile devices so they can contribute in and out of office.

IDC finishes with three pieces of advice for companies. 1) Embrace 3rd Platform technologies such as mobile content and collaboration 2) Take a strategic and holistic approach to enterprise mobility and 3) Accelerate the cloud.

Sponsor: Box


 

2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

Enterprise backup is among the oldest, most-performed tasks for IT professionals. Gartner provides analysis and evaluation of the leading providers that offer a range of traditional to innovative recovery capabilities.

Sponsor: CommVault


 

Data Warehousing: modern ecosystems for big data & analytics

Five years ago, IBM observed that the planet was becoming more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. Some 20,000 engagements later, here's what we've learned matters in designing a modern data warehouse.

Sponsor: IBM


 

IBM PureData System for Analytics compared with Teradata

This report from ITG compares the cost and time to value of IBM PureData System for Analytics with that of Teradata DW Appliance 2750 using comparable applications and workloads. Read how IBM is more cost-effective and enables faster deployment.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Why Dell PowerEdge VRTX for ROBO and Small Offices

Remote and branch offices, as well as small business, often have the dilemma of balancing office productivity with the complexity of providing IT services in small locations. Remote and Branch office deployments typically don't have floor space afforded to IT, or have IT services available on site. Furthermore, typical server, networking and storage solutions for remote offices require 2 or more vendors, adding cost and complexity to supplying and securing applications and data. Dell used customer-inspired innovation to converge server, networking and storage architectures into an easily managed solution specifically designed for the remote, branch and small office: The Dell PowerEdge VRTX.

Sponsor: Dell


 

How Toad DBA Suite for IBM DB2 Complements IBM Data Studio

DBAs and developers working with IBM® DB2 often use IBM® Data Studio®. Toad™ DBA Suite or IBM® DB2 LUW complements Data Studio with advanced features that make DBAs and developers much more productive. Learn about some of these features, and compare them to Data Studio's functionality.

Sponsor: Dell Software


 

Infographic: The Power of Enterprise PaaS

View this infographic to see why the enterprise Platform-as-a-Service market is a burning issue for CEOs and CIOs today: what it is, how big it is, what's fueling the growth, and how it helps businesses develop new applications quicker and at great scale.

Sponsor: Pivotal


 

Archiving Is More Than E-mail

Some IT professionals assume that archiving is mostly related to e-mail and that it is done mainly to support regulatory compliance. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a data-management process, archiving yields a wide variety of operational benefits beyond regulatory adherence. Furthermore, other types of data-files and database records specifically-can benefit as much if not more than e-mail when it comes to having a solid archiving process in place.

Sponsor: Symantec


 

Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing has been around since at least 2000 when Salesforce.com emerged as one of the first major "software as a service" (SaaS) providers, offering sales automation tools for the CRM application market. Since then cloud computing has exploded, with both major vendors and lean start-ups rolling out a growing variety of cloud-based services for enterprises. Yet many enterprises have avoided cloud computing altogether or dabbled tentatively. The main obstacle to enterprise cloud deployment, according to a new survey of more than 350 IT executives by Unisys and IDG Research, is security. What can enterprise IT professionals do to help make their cloud deployments more secure? The answer can be complex.

Sponsor: AT&T


 

Archiving benefits more than just email

Many organizations assume archiving is mostly related to email and compliance; however, archiving is associated with a wide range of business improvements. This ESG paper covers the real reasons companies archive, as well as the business value that can be achieved through archiving.

Sponsor: Symantec


 

Server and System Admins Challenged to Keep Up with Storage Explosion

The rapid evolution of enterprise storage technologies, combined with external forces, like the explosion of big data, can cause Linux® and server administrators to play catch-up when it comes to storage. Running a bunch of monolithic storage devices and proprietary, disconnected technologies forces administrators to spend valuable time creating and managing complex solutions.

Read this whitepaper to learn how administrators are leveraging their existing skills to simplify the management of storage and servers.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Administrators need an agile platform to usher the new era of enterprise storage

With the increasing demand for social, mobile, and big data applications, the creation and consumption of data continues to grow. Cloud computing is changing the way services are deployed and managed.

The enterprise IT landscape is evolving rapidly and software-defined storage is critical to its successful transformation. Read this whitepaper and learn how administrators are keeping up by guiding their enterprises toward new, software-defined storage platforms that simplify and unify storage capacity across the enterprise and into the cloud.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

5 eDiscovery Challenges Solved

eDiscovery challenges continue to present themselves as data storage becomes more complex and grows the Big Data Era. Read this CommVault Solution Brief to learn how to deal with 5 persistent eDiscovery challenges with Simpana 10 software.

Sponsor: CommVault