Virtualization

Virtualization

Solving the Software Defined Storage Bottleneck – Mellanox Briefing Note - Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts commodity storage hardware so that it can be used in a scale-out architecture, but this can create a bottleneck between the CPU and the storage media. In many cases, the latency of hard disk drives
Backup Software Needs to Provide Freedom of Choice – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.5 - Backup software used to be a conduit through which data moved from primary storage to some form of protected storage. Today though, backup software vendors are increasingly forcing customers down a pre-selected path. Vendors are now bundling their solutions with
Rethinking the Role of Enterprise Data Protection – IBM Briefing Note - Enterprise backup is at times a behemoth. While it does provide the data center a foundational level of protection, the solutions tend to be slow to adopt new environments and too heavy-handed to solve specific feature requests. As a result,
Solving the Storage Problem of Data Center Modernization – Datera Briefing Note - A decade ago when cloud providers like Amazon entered the market, they redefined how to provision IT services. These services provided self-service capability that raised the bar for how users and application owners wanted to interact with IT. The mission
Protecting the VMware Only Data Center – Unitrends Briefing Note - Today, companies that make up the “M” part of small to medium sized businesses (SMB) as well as small enterprises, have data centers that are 100% or close to 100% virtualized, leveraging VMware as their hypervisor. There are no “teams”
How to Solve VMware Problems, Not Just Knowing About Them – Runecast Briefing Note - Troubleshooting is a big part of the VMware Administrator’s job description. The problem is that most troubleshooting is a reactive process where something has to break before IT leaps into action. The situation gets worse because after a problem has
What is Next in Backup and Recovery? – NAKIVO Briefing Note - Data protection has changed. Most data centers are heavily virtualized, and are using more than just VMware as their hypervisor. Organizations are also well down the path of moving workloads to the cloud, most notably into Amazon EC2. Expectations of
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
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
Protecting MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop – Datos IO Briefing Note - Data center modernization usually includes the organization moving to modern cloud applications like MongoDB, Cassandra and Hadoop. Like most new initiatives a forgotten element is data protection. These environments are particularly challenging to protect because they are designed to run

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