Virtualization

Virtualization

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
How to Scale Recovery In Place Data Protection – Quest Data Protection Portal - Recovery time and recovery point objectives continue to become more narrow. IT has less time than ever to bring an application back online, and users are less tolerant than ever of data loss. To meet these challenges, IT is turning
End to End VM Management Driven By Storage – Tintri Briefing Note - Organizations are experiencing unprecedented growth in their virtual environments and as they grow, maintaining a consistent level of performance becomes a major problem. Most enterprises combat this challenge by over-provisioning resources; they buy too much compute and make massive investments
The Value of High Focused Data Protection – HYCU Backup for Nutanix - Anytime an enterprise considers a new platform it has to address one particular requirement; how exactly IT will protect the new platform. If the platform promises enough value, IT may forgo that requirement and cobble together a “best efforts” data
Enterprises Need a Metadata First Strategy – Infinite io Briefing Note - Organizations looking to improve the storage performance of their data centers often turn to all-flash arrays. The problem is an all-flash array is hitting the performance problem with a sledgehammer when all that may be needed is a scalpel. The
How To Make Your Private Cloud Act Like a Private Cloud – Turbonomic Briefing Note - The ultimate goal of a private cloud is to create a pool of compute, memory, networking and storage resources that allocate automatically to applications on an as needed basis. The cloud should ideally be 100% self-service and require almost no
Beating the VMware Tax – Maxta Briefing Note - The term VMware Tax was a derogatory description of a change in VMware licensing a few years ago that charged users based on the amount of vRAM they used. VMware, after public outcry, dropped that policy. The term is now

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