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Asempra BCS - Continuous Availability

The reality today is that too many data protection platforms targeted at the small and medium enterprise (SME) market fail to deliver basic capabilities with the ease of use, speed, and flexibility necessary to provide the holistic, effective data protection demanded.  What the SME requires is a new approach to data protection that is easy to use and ensures the business that both the application and data remain available. We’ve identified this approach to data protection as Continuous Availability.

Publish date: 10/07/07
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DH2i: Getting Mission Critical Apps Virtualized

Application Virtualization may be the way to reap the benefits of virtualization for mission critical apps like databases, which tend to not virtualize completely beneficially at the server or machine level. DH2i's initial offering, DxConsole, claimes to virtualize SQL Server instances above and agnostic of the underlying physical or virtual operating system with great resulting mobility, simplified management, and software license savings.

  • Premiered: 04/18/12
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Virtualization Application Virtualization DH2i SQL Server database virtualization
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Violin and Microsoft play a duet to speed up applications

A partnership between Microsoft and Violin Memory will let enterprises tightly tie a new all-flash storage array to their servers, speeding up popular Microsoft applications.

  • Premiered: 04/22/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: CIO
Topic(s): TBA Violin Memory TBA Microsoft TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA network TBA server TBA VDI TBA Virtualization TBA SQL Server
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Turn to in-memory processing when performance matters

In-memory processing can improve data mining and analysis, and other dynamic data processing uses. When considering in-memory, however, look out for data protection, cost and bottlenecks.

  • Premiered: 05/21/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Memory TBA Storage TBA Performance TBA Database TBA RAM TBA CPU TBA Amazon Web Services TBA AWS TBA HP TBA Dell TBA Oracle TBA Hadoop TBA Microsoft TBA SQL Server TBA DRAM TBA MongoDB TBA Tokutek
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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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SimpliVity launches all-flash appliance models for hyper-convergence

Far from the first to do so, SimpliVity adds all-flash hyper-converged appliances, but waited until price levels dropped to avoid investing 'too early into the buzz.'

  • Premiered: 08/23/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-convergence TBA AFA TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Backup TBA OmniStack TBA Cisco TBA Unified Computing System TBA UCS TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Lenovo TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Nutanix TBA VxRack TBA VxRail TBA Pivot3 TBA vSTAC TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HyperGrid
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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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Hyper-convergence: It's for more than primary data storage

The lines between primary and secondary storage and applications such as hyper-convergence remain blurry. But they are a starting point for further discussion.

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SQL Server machine learning goes full throttle on operational data

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in IT, and Microsoft has made strides to synchronize SQL Server with machine learning tools for use in analyzing operational data pipelines.

  • Premiered: 03/06/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search SQL Server
Topic(s): TBA SQL TBA SQL Server TBA Machine Learning TBA Big Data TBA operational data TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA AI TBA Microsoft TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Workflow TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA predictive analytics TBA vNext TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA Optimization
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McKesson looks to simplify big data ecosystem for healthcare analytics

The big data ecosystem has many twists and turns. A McKesson data manager saw Splice Machine's database as a means to straighten the path by putting analytics and operations data in one place.

  • Premiered: 04/03/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Management
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Big Data TBA McKesson TBA Splice Machine TBA analytics TBA Data Management TBA Machine Learning TBA Healthcare TBA healthcare analytics TBA Hadoop TBA HBase TBA Spark TBA NoSQL TBA cluster TBA Oracle TBA SQL Server TBA clusters TBA Google TBA predictive analytics TBA prescriptive analytics TBA Mike Matchett