Product Briefings

Primary Storage Should Secure Itself – RackTop Systems Briefing Note - News of another data breach is becoming all too common of an occurrence. The cost to the organization is not just its reputation but increasingly results in punitive fines. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set a new
Multi-Cloud is a Reality – How to Deal With it – NooBaa Briefing Note - Multi-Cloud, the idea of using a variety of cloud service providers based on their capabilities or who has the best price sounds great. While it sounds great that organizations will have the foresight to systematically review and move workloads in
Creating a Storage Performance Validation Practice – Virtual Instruments Briefing Note - Storage architects have the responsibility to place workloads properly on the right storage tier. Workload placement requires a careful balance between the correct level of performance and the right price. The problem is these architects do not have the tools
Reshaping the Storage Technology Landscape – Kaminario Briefing Note - The storage industry isn’t changing; it is reshaping. What is the difference? If the industry were changing, it would be its choice to change, driven by internal motivations. Instead, outside influences are reshaping the industry. What are the primary drivers
It is Time to Get Serious About Your Cloud Strategy – Zerto Briefing Note - Most organizations, if they are using cloud resources at all, are only using the cloud for a single purpose. The two most common use cases are backup storage and archive storage. Most organizations also look at the cloud as a
Realizing the Full Potential of NVMe – E8 Storage Briefing Note - When flash storage first came to market it exposed the weakness in storage designs, hidden by the latency of hard disk media. Now, NVMe promises to expose weaknesses in the designs of the first generation of all-flash arrays. One of
Can Software Defined Networking Bring Scale to HCI? – Big Switch HCI Briefing Note - Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of those technologies that look great on the whiteboard. The idea of collapsing the compute, storage and networking tiers into one, and creating an infrastructure that automatically scales as each node is added to the
Why and How to Change Backup Solutions – Catalogic Briefing Note - Almost every organization is looking for a better backup solution. Given the number of new solutions that appear on the market, seemingly every day, IT needs to decide why they need to change backup solutions and then how to replace
How to Backup Big NAS – Igneous Briefing Note - One of the top use cases for a network attached storage system (NAS) is to be the catchall for unstructured data to make it easy to distribute data to compute in a shared infrastructure for use by many applications. The
Can HyperConvergence Work at the Edge? – StorMagic Briefing Note - Edge computing, remote offices, branch offices (ROBO), small data centers, and IoT use cases are on the rise. Most research predicts that the amount of data stored outside the data center will be 40X more than what is stored inside

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