Storage Whitepapers

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10 Ways to Stretch your storage budgets in virtualised, consolidated environments
By Oracle | 8/3/2012
Everyone’s heard the line about the only inevitabilities in life being death and taxes. IT managers, however, would quickly assert a third absolute – higher storage needs. There’s no question data storage requirements continue to skyrocket, and there’s absolutely zero likelihood of that ending any time in our lifetime. Enterprises have successfully controlled their IT budgets and server sprawl issues with the help of virtualisation technologies, but what’s next? Increasingly, organizations are turning to storage consolidation for virtualised server environments in order to reduce data center costs and inefficiencies.
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2012 Data Backup Strategy Guide
By IDG Communications | 13/1/2012
Articles include: 10 best cloud backup strategies for biz continuity, Disk or tape? How about both, Protect Your Backup Data from Murphy’s Law, Back up without crashing.
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20 Questions for all-flash array success
By EMC Corporation | 24/6/2015
This whitepaper covers the 20 simple questions you must ask about all-flash arrays that will set you up for success in your data centre roll-out. These questions will help you cover your bases when choosing a solution, looking at everything from design and efficiency to customer service.
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3PAR Storage: Tailor-Made for Virtual Infrastructures
By HP | 14/9/2011
Virtual infrastructure users are on the verge of a breakthrough. Up until now some major storage challenges have stood in the way of enterprises virtualising their critical production applications. As Taneja Group’s recent survey on virtual server storage practices revealed, users are facing, among other problems, some significant storage capacity, performance, provisioning and management issues, which taken together, considerably drive up the cost and risk of virtual server deployments.
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5 Reasons your storage snapshots aren't working
By CommVault | 24/6/2015
Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren't they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually-managed or of the build-it-yourself variety, there may be several reasons that they aren't working very well. Learn more about the top reasons your snapshots are failing.
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6 Tips for building a future-ready infrastructure
By Dell | 16/6/2015
Big data, mobility, compute-intensive apps, virtualisation, and cloud computing tax enterprise servers and swiftly changed the face of enterprise IT. This guide prepares decision-makers to choose servers that meet their current needs, while building a flexible, reliable and scalable infrastructure, survive a constantly evolving IT infrastructure environment and explains the 6 factors they must keep in mind to handle future requirements.
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7 Benefits you realise with a holistic data protection approach
By CommVault | 24/6/2015
Like a wildfire that quickly spreads as it increases speed and power, today's data growth increases the demand and management complexity of storage, backup and recovery. Imagine trying to stop that fire with a garden hose. Your legacy backup and recovery software is equally under-equipped to manage and facilitate operations that need more speed, efficiency, scalability and reliability to handle today's 24/7, always-on environment. Read about the benefits of moving from a solution comprised of multiple legacy point products to a holistic data protection platform designed to serve today's enterprise environment.
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8 Critical Requirements for Secure Mobile File Sharing
By Accellion | 24/1/2012
With more and more employees downloading free, consumer-grade apps to access work files from mobile devices, your enterprise may be at risk for a security breach. Learn the requirements to ensure mobile file sharing does not jeopardize your organization's data security or compliance mandates.
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Accelerating Billing Infrastructure Deployment While Reducing Risk and Cost
By Oracle | 17/12/2012
Today, integrated revenue and customer management solutions not only enhance revenue stream capture for service providers, but also they build the brand of their services. Find out more on why Oracle is a premier provider of billing and revenue management solutions for the global communications, media, entertainment, information services and cloud markets.
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A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Unified Data Center
By Cisco | 16/3/2012
The data center has gone through several major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in computing. The shift to a virtual data center will be the single biggest transition in the history of computing. This transition will reshape all the major data center tiers: applications, storage, servers and the network. This paper examines the drivers of this transition, provides real-world case studies and includes data centre fabric best practices.
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