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Reducing Power Consumption With Dell/EMC CX4 Series Storage
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Rising energy costs and growing volumes of information mean is a sign to increase the efficiency of storage systems and reduce power consumption. Employing capabilities such as disk drive spin-down, virtual provisioning, and tiered storage design in Dell/EMC CX4 Series storage arrays helps IT organizations keep energy costs under control.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

DellEMC and Intel®

Closing Critical IT Gaps and Driving Towards Converged Infrastructure with Storage Virtualization
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: IT and business managers who are charged with controlling their budgets while closing infrastructure gaps and extending the benefits of IT virtualization will benefit from this white paper.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 20 Jan 2010

HP & Intel®

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

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

The Business Value of Intelligent Tiered Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
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 Vantara

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for VMware Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
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 Vantara

HP LeftHand SAN Failback Procedure for VMware
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Continuity of Operations Planning: Implement COOP Requirements For Storage with HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Building High-performance, Highly Available IP Storage Networks with HP SAN/iQ Software
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

HP StorageWorks Tape and Disk-to-disk Data Protection
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Key management strategies for your virtualized environment: Increasing your return on investment (ROI) on virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

Enterprise Information Management
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: EIM is the effort and practice of reaching across all data and application silos embedded in the organization's operating infrastructure; then binding those repositories together into one effective information management environment. This white paper will discuss metadata management, master data management, data quality, and data migration...
Posted: 04 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

iSCSI for TL-Series Tape Libraries
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series of tape libraries. This allows a customer to directly attach a tape backup target to their iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with little to no degradation in transfer speed. This white paper explores this setup and configuration.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

Dell/EMC CX4 Exchange Performance
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a high-level look at the features and functionality that make the CX4 an excellent choice for Microsoft Exchange and other electronic mail systems. It examines new features, discusses disaster recovery and VMware integration, and provides a brief example of CX4's performance in Exchange environments.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

Integrating Blades Solutions with Dell EqualLogic SANs
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: There are many ways that blade enclosures can be attached to a Dell EqualLogic SAN. This paper reviews three ways, but depending on the blade enclosure design features there may be other options. Each of the three architecture strategies presented here provides different trade-offs in cost, complexity and scalability.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 30 Dec 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

Data Protection Strategies Leveraging Replication: An In-Depth Look at Evaluation Criteria and Usage Scenarios
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: As dependence on continuous access to critical data grows, so does the importance of avoiding service interruption. This paper examines four data protection strategies and compares their merits for the most common business continuance scenarios.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 29 Feb 2008

Double-Take Software

ESG: Realizing and Maximizing E-mail Archiving ROI
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: ESG research indicates that organizations with e-mail archive implementations experience several measurable benefits, including lower storage costs as well as more efficient compliance, electronic discovery, and data protection operations. This white paper discusses the benefits of evaluating solutions to achieve the statuses mentioned above.
Posted: 23 Apr 2009 | Published: 23 Apr 2009

EMC Corporation

Agentless Architecture: Agentless Backup is Not a Myth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Agentless backup is NOT a myth. The Asigra solution is proof because it requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions. This paper serves as an introduction to Asigra's Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery Software.
Posted: 20 Apr 2009 | Published: 20 Apr 2009

Asigra

Implementing Virtualization in a Global Business-Computing Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT planned, engineered, and has implemented a virtualized business-computing production environment. This multi-year initiative has confirmed virtualization benefits including server consolidation ratios between 10:1 and 16:1, faster deployment, and faster recovery. This white paper explains how they implemented virtualization.
Posted: 17 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2008

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Enterprise De-Duplication Solutions: How to Navigate the Pitfalls and Hyperbole
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This document is not intended to judge what is good or bad, right or wrong. The primary focus is educational, providing a background on the principles of de-duplication and recommendations to consider in planning an evaluation of de-duplication solutions.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

User Directed Storage Management: How To Make Users Accountable For Responsible Storage Usage
sponsored by Northern Parklife
WHITE PAPER: The accelerated pace of doing business in today's world puts organizations under tremendous pressure. They need to be fleet and flexible, able to rapidly respond to opportunities, make decisions, and deploy resources. Critical to this is the way information is managed and stored.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Northern Parklife

Streamline Your Storage Usage: 4 Straightforward Ways To True NAS Management
sponsored by Northern Parklife
WHITE PAPER: In a relatively short span of time, Network Attached Storage [NAS] has become a popular, widely implemented technology given its many attractive features and benefits. This whitepaper details four techniques for managing network attached storage, including file management simplification and data access without server intervention.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Northern Parklife

Advantages of Amanda over Proprietary Backup
sponsored by Zmanda Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Amanda compares to other backup products. It will help you understand some key Amanda differences and how to evaluate and transition to Amanda.
Posted: 09 Jul 2008 | Published: 08 Jul 2008

Zmanda Inc.