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Cat. 8: future-proofing Data Centers

Cat. 8: future-proofing Data Centers
October 9, 2014 No Comments »

  Data Centers today need ever-higher speeds, flexible design and cost-effective migration paths, driven by a wide range of developments. These include widespread adoption of 10Gbase-T equipment, the upcoming 40G standard, virtualization, mobile applications and ‘big data’, new ways of ... Read More »

What’s Abandoned Data Costing You?

What’s Abandoned Data Costing You?
October 2, 2014 No Comments »

The average corporate turnover rate for employees is 15.1 percent across all industries, with some specific verticals experiencing as high as 30%. For an organization with 10,000 employees this can account for 1,500 to 3,000 people annually (Compensation Force: 2013 ... Read More »

VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?

VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?
September 9, 2014 No Comments »

Note that this is a three part series with the first piece here (e.g. VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?), the second piece here (e.g. Part 1 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals) ... Read More »

Part 2 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals

Part 2 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals
September 5, 2014 No Comments »

Note that this is a three part series with the first piece here (e.g. VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?), the second piece here (e.g. Part 1 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals) ... Read More »

Part 1 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals

Part 1 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals
September 4, 2014 No Comments »

Note that this is a three part series with the first piece here (e.g. VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?), the second piece here (e.g. Part 1 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals) ... Read More »

10GBASE-T in Data Centers without ANEXT

10GBASE-T in Data Centers without ANEXT
September 3, 2014 No Comments »

In a few years, 10 G will be the most widespread Ethernet protocol. Increased processing power, uptake of smartphones, laptops and tablets,  virtualised servers, I/O-intensive applications, cloud computing and wireless technology advances are all completely changing data network infrastructures. As 10GBase-T ... Read More »

Fibre Channel and FCoE continues to evolve with FC-BB-6

Fibre Channel and FCoE continues to evolve with FC-BB-6
September 2, 2014 No Comments »

Despite being declared dead, Fibre Channel continues to evolve with FC-BB-6 Like many technologies that have been around for more than a decade or two, they often get declared dead when something new appears and Fibre Channel (FC) for networking ... Read More »

Three Reality Checks for Cloud-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Three Reality Checks for Cloud-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions
August 28, 2014 No Comments »

We don’t need to tell you that the importance of backup and disaster security systems have become more pronounced than ever before. Data is a valuable commodity, and enterprise organizations are investing big bucks into making sure their data is ... Read More »

The 5 Most Prominent Advantages of Backup Appliances

The 5 Most Prominent Advantages of Backup Appliances
August 25, 2014 No Comments »

Backup processes are complicated and involve several crucial details. The absence of even a single aspect can lead to serious disasters. Considering these intricacies, the most viable solution for businesses today may be the backup appliance: a one-stop solution that ... Read More »

Key Challenges of Encrypting Backup Data

Key Challenges of Encrypting Backup Data
August 19, 2014 No Comments »

Following the relentless activities of cyber criminals trying to steal data for profitable ends, encryption has now almost become a de facto requirement to protect data. With data as a valuable commodity, the choice is no longer whether to encrypt, ... Read More »