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ALSO CALLED: Storage, SRM
DEFINITION: Storage resource management (SRM) is the process of optimizing the efficiency and speed with which the available drive space is utilized in a storage area network (SAN). In recent years, numerous programs have become available that can help SAN administrators accomplish this task. This diverts the burden of performing the chore manually, which can be considerable, away from administrators. Functions  … 
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Quantum DXi6500 Family to Challenge Data Domain with Mid-Market-Targeted Deduplication Solution
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The efficiency benefits introduced with deduplication technology are driving mid-market organizations to modernize their backup infrastructures. With the introduction of its DXi6500 family of secondary storage systems with deduplication, Quantum has a competitive offering for mid-market companies—in features and price.
Posted: 15 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

Quantum Corporation

Storage in a Tough Economy: Five Targets for Lowering Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: When determining a potential storage system's TCO, you must include both capital and operating expenditures, some of which are easy to calculate and others are less obvious. Read this whitepaper to identify target areas for cost savings in your new storage system.
Posted: 20 Nov 2009 | Published: 19 Mar 2009

Xiotech Corporation

The Raw Truth about Storage Capacity
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines several factors that limit the capacity of your data storage system and how they contribute to the true cost of storage.
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 | Published: 19 Nov 2009

Xiotech Corporation

Ten Things You Need to Know about Virtualization
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Thinking of making the move to “total enterprise virtualization?" Here are some interesting points of view about virtualization you should know coming from the vantage point of a storage virtualization pioneer, DataCore Software.
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 | Published: 19 Nov 2009

DataCore Software Corporation

Building a Powerful, Resilient, Affordable IT Infrastructure
sponsored by CompuCom and IBM
WHITE PAPER: Small and midsize companies with strapped IT budgets and limited IT resources do not have to be limited to inflexible, inefficient IT infrastructures that offer unreliable IT services. Instead, smaller companies can empower their IT environments through virtualization, optimizing assets and realizing new opportunities for efficiency.
Posted: 18 Nov 2009 | Published: 09 Oct 2009

CompuCom and IBM

More Functionality, Less Infrastructure: Managed IT with Double-Take Flex
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: Double-Take Flex provides increased functionality by using your existing technology infrastructure, saving you time and money when deploying new computers, protecting workloads and migrating existing workloads to new platforms.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Double-Take Software

Virtualization, Deduplication, and the Data Protection Connection: Reinventing IT Infrastructure Consolidation with Efficient Data Protection
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: As data center resource consolidation gains traction, many organizations are missing the big picture. For reducing primary storage footprints, they're looking at virtualization in isolation; for reducing secondary backup storage, they're focusing on deduplication in isolation. To consolidate optimally, they must consider the full landscape.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

Syncsort

Using VMware Infrastructure 3 with 3PAR Utility Storage in Datacenter Deployments
sponsored by 3PAR
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the complementary benefits of combining features of VMware and 3PAR technologies to gain increased performance and avoid the cost of over-provisioning servers and storage in an IT infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

3PAR

Business Value of Storage Virtualisation: Scaling the Storage Solution; Leveraging the Storage Investment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This analysis looks at the positive business impact of networked storage virtualisation solutions that improve storage asset utilisation, reduce the administrative costs of provisioning new storage systems, and improve application availability.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 19 Feb 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Getting Virtualisation Right: Five Virtualisation Rules Every Organisation Must Know
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP has identified five common virtualisation rules employed by organisations that have succeeded where others have not. While technology differs in complexity and scale from one business to the next, nearly every successful organisation deployed the same five rules to realise the full potential of virtualisation.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Improving IT Economics with Storage and Server Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the powerful combination of HP StorageWorks SVSP storage virtualization solution with server virtualization products to produce a more dynamic IT infrastructure that improves efficiencies and simplifies operations.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 20 May 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Business Value of Intelligent Tiered Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Tiered storage is one of those things that is a means to an end—and not an end in itself. The reason is a matter of economics. Read this paper and find out why.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for VMware Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The rapid adoption of server virtualization technology by organizations of all sizes has been driven by cost, flexibility and time to market. The cost savings in server consolidation are the primary motivators, but the ability to quickly deploy new applications to suit changes in the business has led many to use VMware products.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by HP StorageWorks Division India
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a general overview of virtualization technology and explains in more detail the value of storage virtualization in modern IT infrastructures. It presents a number of common use cases and describes more specifically the benefits of the SVSP in those scenarios.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

HP StorageWorks Division India

Continuity of Operations Planning: Implement COOP Requirements For Storage with HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is the disciplined planning needed to prepare for a natural or man-made emergency that affects service availability. This data sheet presents an effective solution for COOP from HP.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP LeftHand SAN Failback Procedure for VMware
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper documents the procedure for failback from a VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) recovery site after SRM has performed a failover on an HP LeftHand SAN. This document is intended for customers who are using an HP LeftHand SAN with VMware.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 05 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Building High-performance, Highly Available IP Storage Networks with HP SAN/iQ Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: If you’re an administrator who’s planning to build a high performance, highly available IP network using HP SAN/iQ Software, you should read this document in its entirety. You’ll find important configuration guidelines, best practices, and frequently asked questions that will help you to accelerate a successful deployment.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Achieving flexible storage scalability: The Case for Enterprise Modular Storage Arrays
sponsored by NEC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For businesses on a data growth path, the management of storage creates numerous problems, including business disruptions when upgrading and the need for greater availability and scaling flexibility. This paper makes the case for enterprise modular storage arrays to achieve the flexible storage scalability businesses need.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

NEC Corporation

HP StorageWorks MSA2000 Best Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the best practices for optimizing the HP Storage Works MSA2000 G1 and MSA2000 G2 pre-designed for use in conjunction with other HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array manuals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP StorageWorks Tape and Disk-to-disk Data Protection
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides a comprehensive look at the complete HP data protection and recovery solution offering. Choose the solution that best fits your business requirements and budget, and get the assurance you need—knowing your assets are protected.
Posted: 13 Aug 2009 | Published: 11 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

More Functionality, Less infrastructure: Managed IT with Double-Take Flex
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this free whitepaper to learn about Double-Take Flex - a cost-effective and flexible solution that will allow you to better manage desktops or servers by booting them from images stored on any iSCSI storage area network.
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Double-Take Software

Key management strategies for your virtualized environment: Increasing your return on investment (ROI) on virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization helps reduce IT costs and increases business agility. Because of this, virtualization technologies are particularly suited to these economic times. This white paper explores the evolution of virtualization, and then gives practical advice on how virtualization can benefit your organization.
Posted: 22 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Understanding the HP Data Deduplication Strategy: Why one size doesn't fit everyone
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how HP deduplication technologies work in practice, the pros and cons of each approach, when to choose a particular type, and the type of low-bandwidth replication models HP plans to support.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Enterprise Backup and Recovery Considerations: How to Maintain Your Restore-Readiness
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: IT systems are vulnerable to a variety of disruptions. This paper will focus on common processes and procedures that should be part of any effective enterprise backup/restore system.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 26 Jun 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Best Practices for Defining and Establishing Effective Archive Retention Policies
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Electronically stored information (ESI) has become a major source of business records, and any organization that uses ESI - from email to word processing to instant messaging - must manage those records. This paper explains best practices for establishing effective archive retention policies.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 30 Jun 2007

Symantec Corporation
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STORAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): … Storage resource management (SRM) is the process of optimizing the efficiency and speed with which the available drive space is utilized in a storage area network (SAN). In recent years, numerous programs have become available that can help SAN administrators accomplish this task. This diverts the burden of performing the chore manually, which can be considerable, away from administrators. Functions of an SRM program include data storage, data collection, data backup, data recovery, SAN performance analysis, storage virtualization, storage provisioning, forecasting of future needs, maintenance of activity logs, user authentication, protection from hackers and worms, and management of network expansion. An SRM solution may be offered as a stand-alone product, or as part of an integrated program suite.
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