Includes WAFS, Wide Area Data Services or WDS, Replication.
Remote Offices have been the bane of IT for decades. Issues surrounding performance, collaboration, bandwidth management and latency abound. In this area of research Taneja Group analysts define a variety of new technologies and their pros and cons, the issues they solve, the players that are active and how they differentiate themselves from each other. Taneja Group analysts also provide guidance to IT as it struggles to evaluate new technologies and implement these new technologies in a coherent manner.
Microsoft officially acquired StorSimple on November 15, 2012. StorSimple was a relative startup that had been shipping products for about 18 months. Why did Microsoft buy StorSimple? What is the strategy behind the purchase? Where will Microsoft take this newly acquired technology? These are many of the questions we are being asked at present. Here is our view....
This paper examines CTERA’s storage and data protection solution for large-scale remote and branch offices (ROBOs), and demonstrates its fundamental advantages over alternative approaches, including a real-world customer example and comparative cost assessment.
eBook on Cloud Storage -- 6 Critical Questions and Answers You Need to Know
Cloud storage can be a beast to wrangle. Deciding which applications to move into the cloud, understanding how to select and deal with a cloud storage provider, deciding on cloud storage solutions – none of these are easy. Is it worth it?
It's worth it, but it’s vital that you do into it with your eyes wide open. There are many, many questions you need to ask before entrusting your data to a cloud storage provider. Questions like:
#1. What is your system uptime?
#2. What data availability service levels do you support?
#3. How easy is it to move my data to another provider?
#4. What data protection service levels do you provide?
#5. What is your level of performance?
#6. What applications can I best host in the cloud?
*This eBook is free with registration.
How to Improve Disaster Recovery for the Enterprise:Advanced Replication Powered by WAN Optimization
In this profile we examine the business and technology trends that complicate and increase the cost of enterprise-wide DR planning, and we summarize the proven benefits of disk-to-disk backup and replication technologies. We then dive deeper, and explore the critical role WAN optimization plays in unlocking DR efficiencies when deployed along with these data protection solutions. WAN optimization enables the enterprise to do more with its current network capacity—more frequent and faster backups and replication, plus faster recovery—while leveraging new capacity quickly and efficiently. We conclude that a WAN optimization solution, when combined with advanced replication technologies, delivers remarkable flexibility, performance, and cost benefits for multi-datacenter enterprise disaster recovery.
Government regulations require proper protection of personally identifiable information (PII) for many industries, including financial services, government, education, and healthcare, and are mandatory in those vertical markets. PII is defined as any private data specific to a customer, client, or patient that is retained by an organization in account records, and can include information such as social security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers, academic transcripts, and healthcare records. In this Solution Profile, we’ll take identify best practices for PII compliance that span industries, and show how ROBOBAK, a backup and restore solution targeted for use in remote office and branch office (ROBO) environments, can be used to meet those requirements.
To best optimize your infrastructure for cost-effective storage, you need to understand your blended cost to store your primary and secondary data, not just the $/GB cost to store each data tier independently. An effective storage tiering strategy will move you towards the blended optimal average cost of storage, lowering costs signfiicantly without requiring major changes to existing processes and infrastructure. In this Solution Profile, we discuss the concept of creating a tiered storage infraustructure using ProStor InfiniVault, a removable disk storage system, that promises to reduce primary storage capacity and energy usage, improve backup times and lower overall backup costs, and create a cost-effective, long-term strategy for data preservation that can be used to meet both business and regulatory mandates.