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  • SAP rolls out 'smart' new way to do data warehousing

    Posted March 25, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    SAP is continuing to merge its HANA in-memory database platform with its Business Warehouse data warehousing software, with the latest update adding support for HANA's real-time data loading services.
  • Review

    Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?

    Posted March 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

    We took a mainstream PC and individually upgraded it's processor, graphics card, memory, and storage to determine which upgrade will yield the biggest performance increase.
  • Review

    Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center

    Posted March 21, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN.
  • Symantec fires CEO, appoints interim replacement

    Posted March 20, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Symantec fired its second CEO in less than two years on Thursday, dismissing Steve Bennett and putting a board member in charge while the security vendor searches for a permanent replacement.
  • Dell targets mid market with SC4000 storage

    Posted March 20, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Dell is going after the mid market with its new SC4000 series of storage arrays.
  • White Paper

    A Non-Geek's Big Data Playbook

    Posted March 20, 2014 - 11:31 am

    A visual playbook for the non-geek yet technically savvy business professional who is still trying to understand how big data impacts the enterprise data game we've all been playing for years.
  • SpiderOak streamlines its enterprise secure-cloud pricing to $5 per user

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Cloud storage provider SpiderOak has simplified the pricing of its enterprise service, updated its management console and introduced a mobile app for Android and iOS.
  • White Paper

    Box beats Dropbox - and all the rest - for business

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Box trumps Dropbox, Engyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting and enterprise integration. Learn more in this article from InfoWorld.
  • White Paper

    Storage Performance for Everyone!

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Learn how the data protection features and capabilities of highly flexible and scalable unified SAN and NAS systems can benefit your organization's efficiency, reliability and bottom line.
  • White Paper

    Storage Configuration Guide

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Choosing the right architecture for the application and environment. Read Now>>
  • White Paper

    The Power/Density Paradox for Data Storage

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Learn how to properly plan and deploy the proper efficiencies and architecture to deliver efficient and cost-saving data storage.
  • Gartner: Storage spending growing again, but not quickly

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Enterprises finally started opening their pocketbooks for external storage systems in the final quarter of last year, but economic uncertainty and the appeal of public cloud services continue to hold back the market, according to research company Gartner.
  • White Paper

    Boosting Storage Performance for I/O Intensive Enterprise Applications

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Implementing enterprise applications can be a complex undertaking for IT organizations. Successful deployments depend on high-performance storage systems that are easy to manage and quick to scale.
  • White Paper

    Changing the economics of storage with Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:31 am

    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.
  • White Paper

    Efficient Storage Consolidation with Compellent Solution Brief

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Consolidation through virtualization has become a key priority for IT decision makers looking for solutions to meet growing business demands and rein in costly complexity.
  • White Paper

    Flash Optimized Data Progression

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:31 am

    For several years, Dell Compellent Storage Center arrays have leveraged a unique application of RAID and tiering methods -- Dell Compellent Data Progression -- to optimize storage performance and capacity.
  • White Paper

    Analyst Report-Mixed All Flash Arrays Delivers Safer Higher Performance

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

    What is the impact of an all-flash array with enterprise features and reliability on the mainstream data center? In the mainstream environment, storage system reliability and consistency are as important as extreme performance.
  • White Paper

    Embracing Flash Storage Exec Brief

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Flash storage can deliver impressive performance, especially for random I/O, by eliminating rotational and seek latencies that are common in all hard disk drive (HDD) storage systems.
  • White Paper

    Embracing Tiered Storage Exec Brief

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 10:15 am

    All data is not created equal and thus all data need not be treated the same by the storage system. IT executives must deploy innovative solutions to make the most relevant data available to applications
  • Slideshow

    Data storage -- then and now

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:56 am

    As size of storage drives shrink, capacity increases -- dramatically. Here is a look at how data storage it has changed over the last six decades.
  • Flashy, storage-happy supercomputers due in 2015

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    Supercomputing speed is typically boosted by adding more processors, but two new systems funded by the National Science Foundation due to go live next January will take an unconventional approach to speed up calculations and data analysis.
  • Google shrinks Drive cloud storage prices

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Google has slashed the price of some Drive plans, as it battles Microsoft, Dropbox, Box and others in the red-hot cloud storage market.
  • How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual machine-centric storage provisioning.
  • VMware releases Virtual SAN software defined storage system

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Targets VDI deployments as plan to virtualize entire data center continues.
  • VMware launches virtual SAN software

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    VMware has introduced software designed to make it much easier for its customers to store large numbers of virtual machines (VMs) created with the company's software.
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