For years, most companies have dealt with the evolving dynamics of data archiving by addressing an immediate need rather than building a long-term strategy. But over time, putting all information on costly storage is likely to be very expensive. This whitepaper explains why it’s time for organizations to start to strategically evaluate archive solutions for capabilities they need, both now and in the future. While no technology is future proof, an archiving solution can make you “future ready.”
Data is growing at a tremendous rate, and organisations of every type rely on the timely retrieval of information to facilitate transaction and decision making. Processing powers are also expanding, now equipped with storage efficiency technologies that help simplify the many IT challenges that companies are facing. This white paper describes how proper simple storage efficiency features help you leverage daily storage, maximise capacity and performance optimisation, while reducing power consumption and total cost.
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
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.
Many Asia-Pacific organisations lack or are hindered in their ability to integrate, analyse, and extract insights from multiple internal and external databases. When it comes to big data, Asia-Pacific organisations lag behind the U.S. and Europe in data warehouse, business intelligence, and analytics investments. But don’t expect that to last. Download to find out the big shifts in marketing strategies to improve behavioural targeting and personalisation.
Because of the growing complexity of IT architecture, organisations need to think more strategically about their approach to license and asset management. In this whitepaper, we hear the insights from industry leaders and discuss five reasons why IT departments need a centralised, coordinated and proactive approach to license and asset management. Click to download!
Many IT professionals are drawn by the savings Linux can bring to the data centre but are concerned about the potential uptime and data protection risks that arise from trysting business-critical applications to 'free' or native software. In this collection of case studies, we look at what the biggest challenges of a Linux deployment are and how to best deliver a comprehensive disaster recovery solution that is enterprise class.
All businesses and organisations rely on an 'always on' IT infrastructure to provide a competitive advantage and create unique customer values. Since today's data centres are rarely built on platforms form a single vendor, multiple tools and operations processes are required to mitigate any downtime. Find out how to build robust efficiency and cost efficiency that isn't tied up to a specific hardware vendor.
When big retailers and manufacturers want to better understand their customers' preferences and buying patterns, they look to market research. In this case study we look at how NPD Group, a leading market research firm, enhanced their visibility into its multi-vendor, multi-platform server and storage environment, as well as build a file syustem that would allow concurrent access to shared storage in a distributed environment. Download for more.
For many years, businesses and customers have expected “mission-critical” applications to be available on a 24x7 basis. However Applications which were once considered complimentary such as email and social media are now all critical to business success. Read about how to deliver continuous availability of critical applications in order to maintain an organisation's profit and market position. Click to download!
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