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  • White Paper

    Efficient storage strategies for virtualized data centers

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    The compelling cost and management benefits of virtualization have sparked virtual machine (VM) sprawl inside corporate data centers. At the same time, organizations are experiencing explosive data growth.
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    Amerijet Case Study

    Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:00 am

    For enhanced data protection, Amerijet uses Dell Compellent Data Instant Replay to take storage-side snapshots, which it then uploads to a cloud-based service provided by its data center partner.
  • White Paper

    Dell and the Value of Density

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    In this paper, we define high density, discuss its relationship to the driving forces of virtualization and consolidation, and offer cost savings examples from various studies.
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    InfoWorld: Dell Blade Servers Tips the Scales

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    The InfoWorld Test Center conducted a thorough evaluation of the Dell M1000e blade system. Receiving a 9 out of 10 rating and an "Editor's Choice," experts at InfoWorld were impressed.
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    Consolidating Oracle Databases on the Dell PowerEdge R820 Server Using Oracle VM

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    This technical whitepaper describes how the Dell PowerEdge R820 server can be used for consolidating Oracle databases.
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    Database Backup and Recovery using NetVault™ Backup and PowerVault MD3260

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    This paper describes a data protection solution for databases running SQL Server and Oracle using NetVault Backup software running on a Dell R620 server integrated with PowerVault MD3260 storage.
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    Consolidating Oracle OLTP Workloads Onto Dell™ PowerEdge™ R720xd

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    This white paper quantifies the advantages of consolidating Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads on to a single Dell PowerEdge R720xd server.
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    Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Using Dell Storage Snapshot Technologies

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    This technical whitepaper describes how Dell storage snapshots can be used to offload the Oracle RMAN backups from the production host to backup server thereby reducing the performance impact on the production database.
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    Cost and Performance benefits of Dell™ Compellent™ Automated Tiered Storage for Oracle® OLAP Workloads

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    This paper emphasizes Dell Compellent Automatic Tiering and provides the cost and performance benefits that are achieved using the automatic storage tiering.
  • White Paper

    Flash-optimized Data Progression

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Dell™ Compellent™ unified block and file, highly scalable storage changes the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments.
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    Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Storage Switzerland was brought in to validate the technology behind Dell's newest entry to the Compellent Storage System family - The Compellent All-Flash Array - as well as Dell's claim of "Flash for the price of disk".
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    Changing the economics of storage with Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    As the exponential data growth and an increasing pressure on the data center to become more efficient continues, a traditional "one size fits all" strategy for storage design is no longer adequate.
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    Boosting storage performance for I/O-intensive enterprise applications

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    This paper details how Dell Compellent meets escalating storage requirements of I/O-intensive workloads such as virtual desktops, messaging and database environments.
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    Efficient Storage Consolidation with Dell Compellent

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    80% of the IT budget is spent just to keep the data center running, and the volume of global data is expected to grow nine fold in the next 5 years, with 90% of it being the most challenging, unstructured data.
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    A Tale of Two Architectures: Why Backup Architecture Matters

    Posted October 31, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Read why scale-out architecture handles data growth very differently than a scale-up architecture. By adopting a scale-out approach the problems of data growth, processing and movement are eliminated and allow you to fix your backup window forever.
  • White Paper

    Leveraging EMC VSPEX for Rapid ROI

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:00 am

    ESG analyzes VSPEX and its impact on three customers - through interviews and quantitative research. Findings report that VSPEX provides a flexible solution that reduces CAPEX and leads to positive ROI. Read the complete report.
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    Unlock the Power of Flash with MCx Enabled Next Generation VNX

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:00 am

    As organizations move toward virtualized datacenters, the storage systems they choose today must be able to handle hundreds, even thousands, of virtual machines and mixed workloads and support the business not only in the present but into the future.
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    Save Time and Money with Savvy Use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Designing a storage environment to scale for both capacity and performance used to be somewhat mutually exclusive. Armed with new discoveries on data life cycle, storage vendors such as EMC are tackling this problem head-on.
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    Best Practices Series: Moving from Tape to Disk

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    To address the problems of tape, the optimal solution is to back up all data to disk onsite, replicate the backup data to disk offsite, and eliminate tape along with its associated drawbacks.
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    Best Practices Series: Key Considerations for Purchasing Disk-based Backup

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    A number of questions should be asked before you acquire a disk-based backup system to avoid undesired outcomes. This paper will address some of the questions you need to ask vendors about their disk backup solution and support.
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    Best Practices Series: Shortcomings of Tape and the Consequences

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Traditional tape backup has been a low-cost method of protecting valuable data for years. However, tape can be cumbersome and time consuming, and can require a considerable amount of manual intervention to successfully perform regular backups.
  • White Paper

    Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    This eBook is a "must read" if you are considering a move from tape backup to disk-based backup with deduplication. You may not be aware of the many considerations that need to be assessed.
  • White Paper

    Addressing the Broken State of Backup

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    This report looks at the trend to modernize backup and sheds light on strategies and lessons learned for eliminating legacy backup infrastructure problems and getting faster, more reliable backups and disaster recovery.
  • White Paper

    Take a Holistic Approach to Your Cloud Implementation

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 6:30 pm

    Cloud is not simply a new technology platform, it's a new way of running your IT processes. Success changes relationships with users, with services and with operations.
  • White Paper

    Cloud Storage and Backup

    Posted September 30, 2013 - 2:45 pm

    The proliferation of cloud computing options has begun to change the way storage is thought about, procured and used. IT managers and departments need to think through how cloud options might fit into and complement their onsite data infrastructures.
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