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  • Choosing the Best Removable Disk for Your Backup

    Sponsored by: Imation Corp.

    In this E-Guide you'll learn the pros and cons of utilizing removable disk storage for your backup and recovery operations. Discover what types of organizations can benefit most from this technology, explore a side-by-side comparison of disk vs. tape solutions, and explore key considerations before implementing a removable disk solution.

  • E-Guide: Choosing a Data Archiving Strategy: Disk, Tape or Both?

    Sponsored by: Symantec Corporation

    Today’s organizations typically have three data archiving strategies they can choose from: disk archiving, tape archiving or a combination of both. This SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide offers insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each method, how to choose the best approach, and  the best and worst practices of data archives.

  • E-Guide: New Wave of Automated Tiering Software Eases Migration, Adds Control

    Sponsored by: Dell Compellent

    In this tutorial on automated tiering, we outline the sub-LUN offerings the major storage vendors are promoting alongside their SSD options. We also explore five questions users need to consider as they evaluate sub-LUN tiering options, and more.

  • Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment

    Sponsored by: EMC

    Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.

  • Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment

    Sponsored by: EMC

    Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.

  • Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment

    Sponsored by: EMC Corporation

    Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.

  • Presentation Download: Advanced Backup School

    Sponsored by: Iron Mountain

    This Advanced Backup School seminar presentation is guaranteed to provide you with time-tested advice and techniques that will make backup easier. Renowned backup guru W. Curtis Preston will review the basics – but will also be going into in-depth detail on the newest issues, technologies, and solutions surrounding backup.

  • A Better RAID Strategy for High Capacity Drives in Mainframe Storage

    Sponsored by: Oracle Corporation

    This paper demonstrates that RAID 6 is less capable to prevent data loss with today's large capacity SATA and SAS HDDs. It will also share Oracle's designs to mitigate this risk. The integrity of customers' data is in jeopardy if these large capacity SATA/SAS HDDs are simply packaged into a RAID 6 group without additional mitigation.

  • E-Book: Making the Case for Solid-State Storage

    Sponsored by: Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

    This all encompassing SearchStorage.com e-book will cover the bases of solid-state drives (SSD). Learn more about adding SSD drives instead of disk drives, how to implement NAND flash, and the benefits and fallbacks of standalone SSD arrays.

  • IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization

    Sponsored by: IBM

    With the availability of solid-state storage within Version 5 of its SAN Volume Controller, IBM once again delivers outstanding tech-nological innovation to the data center. Read this paper to find out so much more.

  • Presentation Transcript: The Basics of RAID

    Sponsored by: Nexsan

    A RAID is a method of ganging up, so to speak, a bunch of disk drives, such that the availability and/or the performance is actually improved. Read this transcript for more basics of RAID.

  • Presentation Transcript - Solid State Drives and their Rapid Advent in Enterprise

    Sponsored by: Atrato, Inc.

    I’m Deni Connor, Senior Analyst for Storage Strategies NOW. We are here today to talk about solid state drives, and their rapid advance in the enterprise. In this presentation transcript, I’m going to ask why the advent of SSDs and what is the problem that is being solved by them.

  • Benchmarking Enterprise SSDs

    Sponsored by: sTec | HGST

    This paper will demonstrate differ­ences in comparative SSD products. The analysis reconciles instanta­neous benchmark data to actual user performance, over time in a work­ing system under a true enterprise workload.

  • Making Cents of Tape vs. Disk: The Complete Guide on What to Choose and Why

    Sponsored by: Nexsan

    Since the cost comparison between tape and disk is obviously far more complex than the media itself, this brief outlines all the considerations necessary for a more complete understanding of the benefit and true cost comparison between tape and disk to help IT professionals choose and justify their backup environment.

  • Why SAS Matters - Cost Effective Performance with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Technology from Hitachi

    Sponsored by: Hitachi Vantara

    Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is replacing Fibre Channel drives in high performance applications such as online transaction processing, real time analytics & streaming media. The key reasons for this transition are that SAS drives have the same or better reliability and data availability characteristics of Fibre Channel drives but are less expensive.

  • ESG: Data De-Duplication and Disk Backup Systems, Part 1: Technology Considerations

    Sponsored by: EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

    Data de-duplication is a very important topic because it really changes the way we perform backups. Read this presentation transcript for a discussion on the various technology considerations when applying data de-duplication technology to disk backup.

  • EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage System

    Sponsored by: EMC Corporation

    The EMC® CLARiiON® AX4 is a versatile and cost-effective solution for organizations looking for an alternative to server-based storage. The AX4 delivers performance, scalability, and advanced data management features in one, easy-to-use storage solution.

  • RAID FAQ Presentation Transcript

    Sponsored by: Nexsan

    Please read this presentation transcript, in which Andrew Burton, features editor for searchstorage.com, interviews Greg Shulz, Founder and Senior Analyst with Storage Dial Group, about RAIDS. Shulz will provide a synopsis of the different RAID levels, their characteristics and when to use each level?

  • High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs)

    Sponsored by: Adaptec, Inc.

    Built on Adaptec Unified Serial® (SATA/SAS) Series 5Z, Series 5 and Series 2 storage controller technology, High-performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) provide for maximum performance at the lowest capital investment and operating costs.

  • ESG Report: Key Questions to Ask When Considering Deduplication and D2D Backup

    Sponsored by: EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

    Please read this presentation transcript featuring the first of a two-part ESG e-Seminar Series on data de-duplication. In part one, Tony Asaro, ESG Senior Analyst, and Heidi Biggar ESG analyst, will discuss the various technology considerations when applying data deduplication technology to disk backup.

  • Tucson Police Department Moves To Digital Imaging With Linear Systems And LSI 3ware RAID Controllers

    Sponsored by: LSI Corporation.

    When the Tucson Police Department decided to equip its crime scene specialists with digital cameras, it chose Linear Systems Enterprise DIMS ImageServer for the ID Section’s server and storage needs. For its RAID protection, Linear Systems chose the LSI 3ware 9650SE controller card. Read on to find out the amazing results.

  • Windows Server and Storage eBook, Ch 3 - Assess Your Data Center Storage Needs

    Sponsored by: Dell, Inc. and Intel®

    Servers play a crucial role in daily enterprise operations. But even the most powerful and resilient servers are useless without adequate storage. Storage solutions contain the operating systems, applications and virtual images needed to operate every server. This eBook chapter will help you better understand your data center storage challenges.

  • MicroScan De-Duplication Minimizes Replication Bandwidth and Storage Requirements

    Sponsored by: FalconStor Software

    Read this document to learn how FalconStor's powerful MicroScan technology works to minimize duplicate data and help save considerable bandwidth, storage resources, and overhead.

  • Go Green with IBM System x Servers and Intel Xeon Processors

    Sponsored by: IBM

    By "going green" with energy-efficient IBM® System x™ servers featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, you can win back control of your IT budget--and win the battle with data center power constraints.

  • Dell ProSupport Certified Data Destruction

    Sponsored by: DellEMC and Intel®

    The Certified Data Destruction Service can give Dell customers - from small businesses to large public companies and government agencies - peace of mind that your sensitive data stored on a failed hard drive will not fall into the wrong hands.

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