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What’s best for VDI Hybrid or All-Flash StorageGeorge Crump, Storage SwitzerlandThe top concern for IT planners looking to implement or expand the use of their VDI investment is storage performance. This is because every step that is taken to drive down cost per desktop, or improve the user experience, impacts storage performance and capacity. All-flash arrays address the performance problem with a sledgehammer and for many environments they can be the most cost effective option. But for others, hybrid solutions may make more sense.
Join Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems for a live, interactive webinar as we discuss the various challenges that VDI scale brings to storage and how All-Flash Arrays and Hybrid Arrays can address those challenges.Read more >
Snapshots have been a key feature of primary storage infrastructures that IT professionals have relied on for years. But storage systems have traditionally been able to support only a limited number of active snapshots. And snapshots, being pointers and not actual data, are also susceptible to a primary storage system failure. As a result, most IT professionals use snapshots sparingly for protecting data. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Nexenta show you how primary storage can be architected so that snapshots are able to meet almost all of the data protection requirements an organization has.
Data is the new currency of business. To fully protect and exploit this data requires that it be copied to various backend processes like data protection, compliance and data analytics. The problem is that primary data is growing by 35 to 50% per year, the need to copy all this data can exacerbate this problem by 10X! Data centers have to find a way to mitigate this problem but still drive full value from backend processes.
In 2015 IT professionals will be hearing a lot about how copy data management will address this problem. But all copy data solutions are not created equal. Join us for our live webinar “Why 2015 is the Year of Copy Data” to listen to experts from Storage Switzerland and Catalogic to define exactly what copy data is and what IT professionals should expect from these solutions.
Hyper-scale data centers (and many enterprises as well) face relentless pressure to contain costs. One way to lower those costs is to use consumer-grade solid-state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used in these environments. This strategy can lower the initial cost for flash drives, but can have other undesirable consequences that cause real, long-term problems. In these high drive-count infrastructures, deploying the wrong flash can cause a nightmare scenario of:
• Inconsistent Performance of non-enterprise drives
• Poor Reliability of non-enterprise drives
• Replacement of failed drives - adds cost, disruption
• Management of mixed drive environment - can be complex
• High Cost - of abandoning alternative SSDs altogether
Protect yourself and register for our live webinar “Hyper-scale Nightmare: 5 Ways Flash can Cripple your Data Center” featuring Storage Switzerland Founder, George Crump and Shawn Worsell, Director of Product Management at OCZ/Toshiba.
Moving business critical applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, to virtual server and cloud environments, requires high availability and a solid disaster protection plan. The question often asked -- will implementing that protection eliminate the cost savings and configuration flexibility you gain in these environments? This webinar will simplify the confusing array of availability and redundancy features offered in Windows Server Failover Clustering, SQL Server, and leading cloud and virtual server software vendors. Participants will learn how to protect SQL Server and other Windows applications from downtime and disasters, all the while ensuring configuration flexibility and infrastructure efficiency.
TLC Flash, 3D NAND, NVM and Hybrid Memory Arrays are the four big changes coming to memory based storage in 2015 that enterprises need to be prepared for. The technologies promise to dramatically reduce the cost of flash storage while at the same time increase the performance of the storage infrastructure. Join Storage Switzerland founder, George Crump and Tegile System’s Chief Marketing Officer, Narayan Venkat for this live webinar event. By attending this webinar you will learn about the future of flash technology, how it will help the data center meet user demands and most important how you should use current flash technology right now.
Join Storage Switzerland's founder and lead analyst, George Crump in for this webinar where he will examine the new capabilities of backup applications and see if they can meet all of an organizations backup and recovery objectives.
One of the toughest decisions when selecting a new storage system is deciding between an All-Flash Array and a Hybrid Array. Do you go with the predictable high performance of the all flash architecture or the attractive price per GB of the mixed flash and hard disk architecture? What if you can have both? In this webinar learn how to get predictable performance from your Hybrid Arrays so it will perform like an All-Flash Array.
In this webinar, join George Crump Lead Analyst of Storage Switzerland as he discusses that state of software defined storage. His analysis will help you determine if you should be moving to software defined storage or sticking with shared storage.
In this webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and Tegile to discover if the All-Flash Data Center can become reality. We will explore the return on investment that All-Flash systems can deliver, like increase user and virtual machine densities, lower drive counts and simpler storage architectures. We will also look at some of the methods that All-Flash systems employ to deliver an acceptable cost per GB like thin provisioning, clones, deduplication and compression. Finally we will take one last look at disk, does it have a role in the All-Flash Data Center and if it does what should that role be?
Businesses are looking to the cloud to either be an extension of their current MS-SQL application infrastructure (Hybrid Cloud) or they are considering having their MS-SQL applications fully hosted in the cloud. A key consideration in either scenario is how they are going to provide high availability and disaster recovery to the applications so that users can continue working no matter what happens.