It’s high time we tamed the monster we created! Against a backdrop of sustained and uncontrollable data growth, most of today’s operational problems revolve around backup and recovery. Understanding the hidden costs and implications for data protection strategies is critical, but the complexity of the nebulous and amorphous cloud can make everything hazy. This white paper breaks it down to different dimensions of virtualisation and how to deliver the productivity and flexibility it promises.
Historically, datacentre administrators have been faced with challenges while managing multi-tier business services. The modern datacentre is often heterogeneous in terms of hardware, software, operating system and virtualization technologies. This can bring challenges and complexity to their management. This whitepaper looks at the how businesses can standardise their storage and availability management to deliver best practice
For many organizations, a “disaster” usually means something that impacts the datacentre from the outside, such as the wrath of a storm or of a violent terrorist act. From a business perspective, a disaster isn’t just what makes the news, but anything that makes the ordinary conduct of business difficult or
even impossible. This guide offers a business perspective, which finds that what matters most is not the size of the “storm,” but the scale of the impact.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to recoup lost revenue and rebuild a corporate reputation that is hurt by downtime. While IT professionals can't expect to avoid every downtime event, the majority of system outage is caused by preventable failures. In this Q&A, we look at the consequences of data centre downtime and the steps IT staff can take to reduce risk.
As organisations move toward fully virtualised datacenters, the storage systems they choose today must be able to handle hundreds, even thousands, of virtual machines and mixed workloads to support the business. Flash media promises to close the compute and storage performance gap. In this white paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" controllers capable of optimising flash media, and provides organisations with guidance for strategic storage planning. Learn more.
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