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Why storage virtualisation?

Posted by Dave White on 27-Nov-2015 17:13:33

Topics: Data Storage, IBM, object storage, storage virtualisation,

Storage virtualisation is a fast growing technology in the datacenter, making a perfect complement to the more established server virtualisation.

By abstracting advanced function in software the technology helps to commoditise storage purchasing and simplify its management.

Storage specialist Dave White thought it best to try and clarify a few points and answer a few questions.

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The state of the data protection market – bringing it all together

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 04-Sep-2015 15:09:14

Topics: Flash, Data Deduplication, Data Storage, Storage Software, turbo compression, flash storage

In our last few blog posts we’ve covered a number of different, key subjects that really outline the interesting state of the current market.  It’s said that the only consistent thing about the IT marketplace is that it is always changing.  For the first time in a few years, in our specialist sector, this is currently more true than ever before.

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Has IBM cracked the dedupe code with TSM 7.1.3?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 28-Aug-2015 15:30:00

Topics: Data Deduplication, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management, dedupe

On August 26th IBM announced v7.1.3 of Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM). The announcement included improvements to the user interface to please VMware administrators and a new device class to leverage public cloud storage.

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Five questions to ask your line of business execs about flash and why you should ask them

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 21-Aug-2015 16:19:00

Topics: Flash, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management, business, flash storage

Recently I outlined five key questions that line of business execs should be asking IT staff about Flash storage and why they should be asking those questions.  Now it’s the turn of the IT staff to ask the questions.  Unfortunately many line of business people just see IT as a money pit and they don’t understand the business you deliver.  Silverstring are here to help you get into their good books this year and help you to get your hands on the hot techology that can make your users happy (OK, happier) too.  What’s not to like?

 

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Delivering data protection as a service? How to raise your game

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 14-Aug-2015 16:28:00

Topics: Storage Management, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management

 You’ve spent a bit of time and a lot of money creating your new Data Protection service. The marketing brochures are done, the sales team are trained and the support team is in place. You’re ready to tell all your customers about this great new way to buy backup and disaster recovery. What could go wrong?

 

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Are you still paying for backup and disaster recovery as two separate items?

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 19-Jun-2015 10:30:00

Topics: Storage Management, Cloud, Data Storage, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, Data Management, backup

 The ‘march to the cloud’ continues across much of the business solutions our customers use, but most often people are swapping out like-for-like solutions.  This isn’t always the best way to take advantage of the new capabilities of the cloud.

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What data storage will be required for the Internet of Things?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 12-Jun-2015 14:41:00

Topics: Storage Management, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management

 The 1,000-ft. Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is now the tallest structure in South America, built at a cost of $9 billion. Located 100 miles from the nearest city in the Amazon rainforest, it will give scientists unparalleled insights about climate change. The tower’s data will be readily available to scientists across the globe.

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IBM Announce Spectrum Storage - So What Should You Expect?

Posted by Silverstring on 20-Feb-2015 09:29:00

Topics: Data Storage

This week, IBM announced its new storage software portfolio, along with a promise to invest another $1 billion in R&D. As part of a broader shift to Cloud, they are attempting to apply analytics to dumb storage so that data is stored on the most economical and secure locations.

Sure, it’s easy to pour scorn on yet another $1 billion investment, but the fruits of its last $1 billion storage investment was also seen this week in its latest Flash storage product – the V9000 - was unveiled.

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5 Data Storage Trends For 2015

Posted by Silverstring on 16-Jan-2015 09:29:00

Topics: Data Storage

As we enter this New Year, we always find ourselves doing two things - looking back on the last 12 months to see what has been achieved, and looking forward to the coming 12 months to see what can be achieved.

For the latter, a large part of this is understanding what we’re likely to need to pay more attention to or invest more time in.

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