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IBM Protectier And SAP Critical Data Protection Without Da-ta Disruption

SAP is a business-critical application for enterprise and mid-range business. SAP products generate huge volumes of critical data that must be fully protected, the majority of it stored in databases like DB2, Oracle and SQL. This Solution Profile describes IBM ProtecTIER’s fast performance, scalable capacity and replication for SAP backup environments.

Publish date: 10/31/11
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Sepaton S2100 and the Database Backup Challenge

SEPATON purpose-built the S2100 platform as the only backup appliance dedicated to managing and optimizing large database backup and recovery in enterprise environments. The SEPATON S2100 appliance serves large enterprise storage environments with high backup and recovery performance, replication, deduplication and scalable capacity. This enables enterprise IT to cost-effectively meet critical database SLAs with a single unified storage system.

Publish date: 11/22/11
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In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also "talking" convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA IT infrastructure TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Networking TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hadoop TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Compression TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA Compute TBA hyperconvergence TBA Server Virtualization
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In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

What exactly is convergence and what is making vendors scramble to get included in this category?

  • Premiered: 06/10/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA IT infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Storage TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Backup TBA Hadoop TBA Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Capacity TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged TBA VCE TBA VMWare TBA Cisco TBA EMC
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Flat backup grows into viable tool for data protection

Flat backups reduce license fees and improve recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives, making them useful for data protection.

  • Premiered: 07/08/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Backup TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Recovery TBA Snapshots TBA flat backup TBA NetApp TBA HP TBA EMC TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce TBA VMAX TBA Data Domain TBA RPO TBA RTO TBA COW TBA ROW TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA WAN TBA Microsoft TBA Oracle TBA SAP TBA SnapProtect TBA RMC TBA Recovery Manager Central TBA ProtectPoint TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare
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Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Demanding Enterprise Workloads

Date: January 26, 2016 at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET
Presenters: Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Sachin Chheda, Nutanix

In 2015, IT organizations large and small found hyperconverged infrastructure built with the right technology foundation to be a capable replacement for traditional servers and standalone storage in the datacenter for demanding enterprise applications such as critical databases.

Join the experts at Taneja Group and Nutanix in this technical webinar covering the infrastructure requirements for today’s demanding enterprise applications and how a virtualized first methodology along with a software-based approach to storage can change the way enterprise applications are hosted and served.

The session will also cover the different architectural options for different hyperconverged infrastructure and walk through real world implementations of IT organizations Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform for demanding enterprise applications such as Oracle and SAP.

  • Premiered: 01/26/16
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Sachin Chheda, Nutanix
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Nutanix Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Jeff Kato Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hyperconverged infrastructure Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hyperconverged Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hyperconvergence Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Datacenter Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Enterprise Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Oracle Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SAP
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Nutanix XCP For Demanding Enterprise Workloads: Making Infrastructure Invisible for Tier-1 Ent. Apps

Virtualization has matured and become widely adopted in the enterprise market. Approximately three in every five physical servers are deployed in a virtualized environment. After two waves of virtualization, it is safe to assume that a high percentage of business applications are running in virtualized environments. The applications last to deploy into the virtualized environment were considered the tier-1 apps. Examples of these include CRM and ERP environments running SAP NetWeaver, Oracle database and applications, and Microsoft SQL Server. In many 24X7 service industries, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint are also considered tier-1 applications.

The initial approach to building virtualized environments that can handle these tier-1 applications was to build highly tuned infrastructure using best of breed three-tier architectures where compute, storage and networking were selected and customized for each type of workload. Newer shared storage systems have increasingly adopted virtualized all flash and hybrid architectures, which has allowed organizations to mix a few tier-1 workloads within the same traditional infrastructure and still meet stringent SLA requirements.

Enter now the new product category of enterprise-capable HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI). With HCI, the traditional three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single software-based system that is purpose-built for virtualization. In these solutions, the hypervisor, compute, storage, and advanced data services are integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block. These modern scale-out hyperconverged systems combine a flash-first software-defined storage architecture with VM-centric ease-of-use that far exceeds any three-tier approach on the market today. These attributes have made HCI very popular and one of the fastest growing product segments in the market today.

HCI products have been very popular with medium sized companies and specific workloads such as VDI or test and development. After a few years of hardening and maturity, are these products ready to tackle enterprise tier-1 applications?  In this paper we will take a closer look at Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) and explore how its capabilities stack up to tier-1 application workload requirements.

Nutanix was a pioneer in HCI and is widely considered the market and visionary leader of this rapidly growing segment. Nutanix has recently announced the next step - a vision of the product beyond HCI. With this concept they plan to make the entire virtualized infrastructure invisible to IT consumers. This will encompass all three of the popular hypervisors: VMware, Hyper-V and their own Acropolis Hypervisor. Nutanix has enabled app mobility between different hypervisors, a unique concept across the converged system and HCI alike. This Solution Profile will focus on the Nutanix XCP platform and key capabilities that make it suitable for teir-1 enterprise applications. With the most recent release, we have found compelling features appropriate for most tier-1 application workloads. Combined with the value proposition of web-scale modular architecture this provides an easy pathway to data-center transformation that businesses of all sizes should take advantage of. 

Publish date: 11/30/15
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CI and disaggregated server tech can converge after all

Converged IT and disaggregated servers are trends that work together. Learn how you can use both to optimize the performance and cost-efficiency of data center infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 04/20/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Optimization TBA Performance TBA Datacenter TBA Data protection TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA Oracle TBA SAP TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Compute TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA scalability TBA software-defined TBA modularity TBA modular TBA scale-out TBA cluster TBA EMC TBA composability TBA OPEX TBA application performance TBA application performance management TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA Google TBA AlphaGo TBA Big Data
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Server Powered Storage: Intelligent Storage Arrays Gain Server Superpowers

At Taneja Group we are seeing a major trend within IT to leverage server and server-side resources to the maximum extent possible.

  • Premiered: 05/05/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA SAP TBA VMWare TBA NSX TBA CPU TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA software-defined TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA SimpliVity TBA Gridstore TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA TCO TBA ROBO TBA mobile TBA Riverbed TBA SteelFusion TBA Hybrid TBA Big Data TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA Deduplication TBA scale-out TBA Infinio TBA Pernix TBA SanDisk
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The Modern Data-Center: Why Nutanix Customers are Replacing Their NetApp Storage

Several Nutanix customers shared with Taneja Group why they switched from traditional NetApp storage to the hyperconverged Nutanix platform. Each customer talked about the value of hyperconvergence versus a traditional server/networking/storage stack, and the specific benefits of Nutanix in mission-critical production environments.

Hyperconverged systems are a popular alternative to traditional computing architectures that are built with separate compute, storage, and networking components. Nutanix turns this complex environment into an efficient, software-based infrastructure where hypervisor, compute, storage, networking, and data services run on scalable nodes that seamlessly scale across massive virtual environments.  

The customers we spoke with came from very different industries, but all of them faced major technology refreshes for legacy servers and NetApp storage. Each decided that hyperconvergence was the right answer, and each chose the Nutanix hyperconvergence platform for its major benefits including scalability, simplicity, value, performance, and support. The single key achievement running through all these benefits is “Ease of Everything”: ease of scaling, ease of management, ease of realizing value, ease of performance, and ease of upgrades and support. Nutanix simply works across small clusters and large, single and multiple datacenters, specialist or generalist IT, and different hypervisors.

The datacenter is not static. Huge data growth and increasing complexity are motivating IT directors from every industry to invest in scalable hyperconvergence. Given Nutanix benefits across the board, these directors can confidently adopt Nutanix to transform their data-centers, just as these NetApp customers did.

Publish date: 03/31/16
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Copy management systems demystified

The race for dominance in the copy data management market has stiffened as vendors offer competitive functionality and plan to expand their offerings.

  • Premiered: 09/06/16
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA copy data management TBA CDM TBA copy data TBA Data protection TBA primary data TBA compliance TBA analytics TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Backup TBA Storage TBA Actifio TBA Cohesity TBA Veritas TBA Virtualization TBA data virtualization TBA Virtual Appliance TBA EMC TBA Hitachi TBA IBM TBA Catalogic TBA CommVault TBA Snapshot TBA replication TBA data optimization TBA Oracle TBA indexing TBA SQL Server TBA SQL TBA API TBA SAP
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The Best All-Flash Array for SAP HANA

These days the world operates in real-time all the time. Whether making airline reservations or getting the best deal from an online retailer, data is expected to be up to date with the best information at your fingertips. Businesses are expected to meet this requirement, whether they sell products or services. Having this real-time, actionable information can dictate whether a business survives or dies. In-memory databases have become popular in these environments. The world's 24X7 real-time demands cannot wait for legacy ERP and CRM application rewrites. Companies such as SAP devised ways to integrate disparate databases by building a single super-fast uber-database that could operate with legacy infrastructure while simultaneously creating a new environment where real-time analytics and applications can flourish. These capabilities enable businesses to succeed in the modern age, giving forward-thinking companies a real edge in innovation.

SAP HANA is an example of an application environment that uses in-memory database technology and allows the processing of massive amounts of real-time data in a short time. The in-memory computing engine allows HANA to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading it from a disk. At the heart of SAP HANA is a database that operates on both OLAP and OLTP database workloads simultaneously. SAP HANA can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Originally, on-premises HANA was available only as a dedicated appliance. Recently SAP has expanded support to best in class components through their SAP Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) program. In this solution profile, Taneja Group examined the storage requirements needed for HANA TDI environments and evaluated storage alternatives including the HPE 3PAR StoreServ All Flash. We will make a strong case as to why all-flash arrays like the HPE 3PAR version are a great fit for SAP HANA solutions.

Why discuss storage for an in-memory database? The reason is simple: RAM loses its mind when the power goes off. This volatility means that persistent shared storage is at the heart of the HANA architecture for scalability, disaster tolerance, and data protection. The performance attributes of your shared storage dictate how many nodes you can cluster into a SAP HANA environment which in turn affects your business outcomes. Greater scalability capability means more real-time information is processed. SAP HANA workload shared storage requirements are write intensive with low latency for small files and sequential throughput performance for large files. However, the overall storage capacity is not extreme which makes this workload an ideal fit for all-flash arrays that can meet performance requirements with the smallest quantity of SSDs. Typically you would need 10X the equivalent spinning media drives just to meet the performance requirements, which then leaves you with a massive amount of capacity that cannot be used for other purposes.

In this study, we examined five leading all-flash arrays including the HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 All Flash. We found that the unique architecture of the 3PAR array could meet HANA workload requirements with up to 73% fewer SSDs, 76% less power, and 60% less rack space than the alternative AFAs we evaluated. 

Publish date: 06/07/17
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Catalogic ECX supports more databases for DevOps

Catalogic adds support for SAP HANA and healthcare database programs to ECX. The company is focusing its ECX copy data management software for DevOps use cases.

  • Premiered: 04/19/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Catalogic TBA SAP HANA TBA SAP TBA ECX TBA copy data management TBA copy data TBA CDM TBA DevOps TBA Steve Ricketts TBA Microsoft SQL TBA SQL TBA Microsoft TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Linux TBA IBM TBA Snapshot TBA replication TBA cloning TBA clone TBA Data protection TBA Microsoft NetApp TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA Dell EMC TBA Pure Storage TBA Oracle TBA REST API
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Larger AWS EC2 instance types seek to conquer enterprise demands

AWS has churned out a host of new EC2 instance types over the past year, as it responds to a shift toward more production workloads on the platform.

  • Premiered: 06/08/17
  • Author: Ryan Newfell
  • Published: TechTarget: Search AWS
Topic(s): TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon EC2 TBA Jeff Kato TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Cloud TBA SAP HANA TBA SAP TBA HANA TBA Public Cloud TBA enterprise cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA High Performance TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA VMWare TBA VMotion TBA Data Center