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What I learnt from a day at Red Bull Racing

Posted by Chloe Craughan on 29-Apr-2016 17:01:02

Topics: Features, Cloud, Flash, Events, Predatar

Yesterday Silverstring hosted their first customer event of the year at Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes.  Why there I hear you ask? 

 

 

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Flape and Floud.....Huh?

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 15-Apr-2016 16:30:00

Topics: Features, Cloud, Flash, flash storage, Predatar

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve dug around storage technologies on this blog, so it seems a reasonable point to discuss two of the strangest terms bandied about in the storage world over the past year, or so.


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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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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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Five questions you need to ask your IT Department about flash and why you should ask them.

Posted by Silverstring on 07-Aug-2015 15:36:31

Topics: Cloud, Flash, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, DRaaS, BaaS

It’s been hard to miss the almighty shouting across the industry about flash and SSD storage over the past 18 months. We’ve seen it starting to proliferate in some of our early adopting customers.  Obviously, it promises speed, but that’s what the IT industry has promised us all since about forever, but what are the questions you should really be asking your IT department, to understand whether you should be introducing flash storage into your estate, or not?

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Improving data protection with hybrid cloud

Posted by Silverstring on 24-Jul-2015 13:00:00

Topics: Cloud, Flash, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, hybrid cloud, DRaaS, BaaS

From software and applications, to storage, the cloud continues to dominate the IT agenda. However, with many business-specific factors to consider, hybrid cloud adoption should not be viewed as one of the first steps in a wholesale move to the cloud. Instead, the aim should be to get the best of two or more different elements by bringing them together and creating a faster and more agile solution.

 

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Hybrid cloud solutions- What you need to know

Posted by Seb Barfield on 17-Jul-2015 17:00:00

Topics: Storage Management, Cloud, Flash, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, Data Management, News, backup, hybrid cloud, DRaaS, BaaS, backup as a services

At Silverstring we take IBM storage software into the global cloud. Utilising the cloud in conjunction with your current TSM setup can provide benefits in disaster recovery scenarios, when archiving data and when being used for applications.

 

The cloud can be used for multiple products across the spectrum range including Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Virtualise, Spectrum Accelerate, Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Control. This article concentrates on uses of Spectrum Protect in a Hybrid Cloud solution

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IBM storage: Turbo Compression – Increase Capacity AND performance without buying any disks.

Posted by Dave White on 03-Jul-2015 10:00:00

Topics: Storage Management, Flash, Storage Software, Data Management, News, backup, turbo compression

 

At the IBM Technical University in Prague, there were many fascinating presentations. Being a technical storage and data protection kind of guy with an aversion to jargon (leveraging synergies etc.), I tried to stay clear of the more ‘salesy’ ones. I did, with heavy heart, attend a lecture entitled “Spectrum Virtualize Infrastructures & Turbo Compression: technology, use cases, financial savings & client studies” by the excellent Pierre Sabloniere. It was a lecture on how to sell IBM storage, but the story he told was so compelling that the technology sells itself.

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Flash! ah ahh! Saviour of the database universe

Posted by Silverstring on 12-Jul-2013 09:14:30

Topics: Flash

As more and more data accumulates in datacentres, it is paramount that storage administrators look to maintain performance whilst simultaneously keeping costs down and the business running.

It's this focus on performance that the new FlashSystem products from IBM aim to cater for.

The modern datacentre faces an ever-increasing requirement to meet the needs of the evolving applications that it hosts. We have discussed seeing a 6x growth in data being stored, but that doesn't come with a requisite increase in datacentre capacity or performance (that is, unless intervening action is taken to provide it).

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