As IT organisations work to maintain application availability while controlling costs, a greater
emphasis on operational efficiency is essential. One key area where operational efficiencies
can be achieved is in the storage infrastructure. Traditional storage systems are inherently
inefficient, with multiple arrays of dedicated storage and various management points. Thin
provisioning is now recognised in the industry as a critical approach to simplifying storage
management while drastically improving capacity utilisation. This white paper explains how Oracle’s Pillar
Axiom 600 storage system creates an application-aware storage environment to most
efficiently provide all the benefits of thin provisioning. Read more.
Your databases store critical financial records, sensitive customer information, and proprietary operational details. This data has an astounding 60 percent compound annual growth rate. Scaling your storage environment fast enough to keep up with this pace of expansion is difficult enough. But you also face the challenge of keeping data safe while staying within budget. No wonder two of the top five business priorities for IT leaders in 2010 were managing data growth and improving backup and recovery. Read more.
Most business users don’t spend time thinking about where their files are stored. They log in to the applications they need, create documents, retrieve information, enter transactions, and periodically hit the Save button. They have been told that if they follow a few simple guidelines, all of their critical information will be saved, backed up, and duplicated behind the scenes. The vast storage infrastructure that automates these activities is largely hidden from view. Read more.
The Pillar Axiom 600 system was designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical,
deterministic Quality of Service (QoS) consistent with the business value of the application and its
data. It eliminates the requirement to overbuy and underutilize storage to buffer against application
interference in a multi-tenancy shared storage system. This allows organizations to buy the capacity
they need, scale when needed, and conserve capital in the process—all while delivering consistent
performance under load. Read more.
See for yourself how much you can save with compression technologies. This tool illustrates typical storage cost associated with your data, as we as the time it takes to back up your databases, it allows you to compare the savings that are possible using compression technologies. Download now.
Traditional tape-based archival is under threat from cloud storage services that act as an offsite archival
medium, facilitating integrated and seamless remote disaster recovery sites. The cloud provides all the advantages of disk-based storage while still competing effectively on price. Because the cloud is essentially remote disk-based storage, it is much faster to find and restore exact files or recover entire servers when combined with sector-based, real-time recovery software. Read more.
Moving away from older legacy systems to newer database environments can often be a challenge - however the cost today of being stuck in the past is too great. With proper planning and thoughtful data management, companies that take the leap return with a greater capacity than before. Read on.
The total volume of data being processed and stored by businesses is rising exponentially. IDC has estimated that the size of the "digital universe" will increase 29 fold between 2010 and 2020. Data storage technology has undergone a steady increase in capacity, along with a steady decline in the cost per unit to store information. Unfortunately, data storage capacity is not keeping pace with data growth and necessitating greater intelligence in the storage infrastructure. Read more.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is well understood among IT professionals as an application that rapidly becomes critical to an enterprise. Initially, a CRM installation is usually conceived as a tool for improving business efficiency in some singular, straightforward way. Large volumes of data eventually get moved over to the CRM systems in support of new, larger projects. Read more.
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