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Download FREE eBook Now! 6 Essential Strategies For Economizing Your Storage Difficult economic times require new strategies. Years of traditional IT procurement have left many organizations with underutilized and oversubscribed storage capacity. With today’s tightening budgets, many organizations are faced with demands to do more with less and tough decisions on where to invest available funds. The good news is, there are technologies and strategies proven to reduce storage infrastructure costs – simply put, they make storage cheaper to own. The technologies and strategies discussed in this eBook can transform your data center into an economically superior storage environment. In today’s information-intensive environment, you need a reliable flow of data with minimal downtime and interruptions. Hitachi Data Systems offers a wide variety of storage solutions, from ... (more)

Understanding Cloud Models

Cloud computing has been a key buzzword on the lips of every IT pro for the past several years. However, as more and more cloud solutions make it down to the consumer market, the meaning can get lost or muzzled. After all, with millions of users walking around talking about iCloud, it can be a little bit hard to make the connection between that and, for example, a cloud-hosted application. The truth of the matter is that there have always been several different types of cloud computing technology. Each model offers something different, and they all work together to help you get ... (more)

How to Prevent VM Sprawl

Virtualization has revolutionized the data center, and has solved much of the impending trouble organizations would have faced in the past few years. Greater demand for computing services has been met, largely, by technologies such as virtualization. Yet along with virtualization has come a parallel problem: VM sprawl. VM sprawl occurs when your virtual machines are spread across your virtual infrastructure, hogging resources whether or not they’re being used proportionately. Here are some things you can do in your data center to prevent or at least reduce the impact of VM spraw... (more)

IBM's Fast Retrieval Storage System

Long a leader in storage technology, IBM last summer gave us a peek at some of the advances they’re making in storage. Today, IBM has created a high-speed storage system than can scan over 10 billion files in just under 45 minutes. The previous system from IBM scanned just 1 billion files over three hours. At the heart of this increased performance was the use of flash memory. The flash memory is used to store metadata in the storage system, and that meta data is used to find requested information. Usually, metadata lives on the disk, which can greatly slow down storage operatio... (more)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1: A Brief Overview

Red Hat has been on the leading edge when it comes to open source virtualization solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides robust virtualization from the network to storage and all the way to the desktop. The latest update, version 3.1, offers even more features to add to its list of capabilities. Here are some of the things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1: The latest version is more scalable than previous versions, narrowing the gap between the big competitors like VMWare and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. The management interface for Red Hat Ent... (more)