Tier 1 applications have been virtualized, but enterprise data centers are seeing little action when it comes to virtualized mission-critical applications.
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Join Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst with Taneja Group, and Jason Collier, CTO of Scale Computing, for a discussion on solving data growth challenges. In this presentation attendees will learn which storage architectures deliver on scalability and address both capacity and performance, and how to avoid those that undercut consolidation efforts due to an inability to scale simply and affordably.
During this online-only event, you will hear actual case studies where storage deployments lowered capital expenditures, and increased operational savings by using storage with simple management and simple scalability. Jason and Jeff will discuss these cases and the critical features that most small to medium-sized enterprises will need in a storage solution to accomplish consolidation, virtualization and availability goals.
- Premiered: 11/21/11 at OnDemand
- Location: Online: Please Register
- Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
- Sponsor(s): Scale Computing & Ziff Davis Enterprise
Cloud services can save SMBs significant operational and capital costs. But it’s not always clear what should be ported to a cloud service, nor how or when. Questions of application integration, data de-duplication, and data optimization, along with other issues, must be addressed. In this edition, Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst/Director, Validation Services, Taneja Group, discusses the focus on making a smooth transition from onsite storage to cloud services.
Tiering storage can be a challenge. Data must be classified into the right storage tiers, and it’s not always clear what data should go where. IT managers must also comb through several different types of storage tiering, such as automated storage tiering, dynamic storage tiering and sub-LUN tiering. Although tools (such as data migration tools) exist to help users tier their storage, they can often be complicated to use.
Automatic failover for disaster recovery is an option for organizations that need a zero downtime environment, and there are a number of approaches available in the market today. Andrew Burton, senior editor of SearchDisasterRecovery.com and Jeff Boles, senior analyst with the Taneja Group, discuss who should consider automatic failover, the vendors that offer products in this space, how the technology works, and the challenges associated with automatic failover.
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Auto tiering is used to help optimize data running across LUNs and file systems. It’s an important storage efficiency tool, and many users and vendors see it as a must-have technology. It’s especially key for users who have solid-state drives (SSDs) in place. SSDs have capacity constraints, and auto-tiering software helps with performance demands.
In this podcast interview, Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director, validation services at Taneja Group, discusses the importance of auto tiering in today’s data storage industry. Find out auto tiering’s main purpose in the data center; the difference between sub-LUN tiering and auto tiering; when sub-LUN tiering is a better choice than auto tiering; who the big vendors are that support auto tiering; and what the future looks like for automated storage tiering. Read the transcript below or download the MP3.