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Maximizing Database Performance With Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays

Today’s combination of rapidly-accelerating demand for data and rapidly-consolidating datacenter infrastructure makes choosing the right storage for each of your business applications more important—and more difficult—than ever. In our view, it’s time more of this burden is taken on by the SAN itself. In other words, it’s time for more SAN intelligence. The intelligent SAN should optimize all available storage resources—automatically. In this profile explore how dynamic, multi-tiered OLTP workloads test the limits of traditional manual storage tiering strategies, and further strengthen the case for automated tiering on the SAN itself. Then we review Dell’s internal benchmark test results and speak to Carnival Cruise Lines, an EqualLogic customer, in order to evaluate how Dell’s hybrid SSD/SAS arrays are delivering higher performance and lower overhead both in the lab and in the field.

Publish date: 05/23/11
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Tiering storage primer: Data classification, archiving key

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.

  • Premiered: 07/22/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA tiered storage TBA Archiving TBA tiering TBA Data Classification
Profiles/Reports

The case for Intelligent Storage (Dell)

In the past decade, a volatile business climate and a dynamic technology landscape have combined to raise the pressures on the enterprise datacenter, and especially on the storage infrastructure that underlies it. The need to adapt to such constantly-shifting demands and technology developments has sorely tested the limits of existing networked storage solutions. The virtualization mega-trend has dramatically changed the way information is sized, controlled, and protected. But traditional networked storage solutions are too often rigid, complex, and inefficient. Taneja Group has identified a way forward. We have collected the essential elements of the storage solutions needed for today’s new IT realities under the term “intelligent storage.” In this profile, we define what we mean by storage intelligence, whether that storage is file or block, and whether its architecture is SAN, NAS, or unified. We then examine how Dell is delivering this intelligence with its EqualLogic storage line. Wherever you are in your datacenter evolution, we think it’s time to examine whether your storage has the intelligence to carry you to your end goals.

Publish date: 10/04/11
Profiles/Reports

Dell Compellent: Fluid Storage for a Virtualized World

The enterprise datacenter was a very different place just a few years ago. Over the last decade, several macro trends have converged: rapid server consolidation enabled by virtualization, dramatic data proliferation and the rise of “big data,” solid-state drive technology advances, and an increasingly mobile and demanding workforce. In short, IT continues to consolidate, while business becomes more distributed. This tension drives the search for greater efficiency now at the heart of every IT decision. And no-where is this pressure felt more acutely than in the storage layer. Virtualized and consolidated work-loads create new types of storage I/O contention, which are costly to troubleshoot and repair. Storage costs continue to rise because capacity planning is harder in today’s dynamic business environment. Over time, performance limitations, wasted capacity, and complex operations eat into the bottom line and increase lifetime storage TCO. These realities drive the need for more intelligence in the storage layer. In this technology brief, we explore the ways in which Dell Compellent’s Storage Center is delivering such intelligence today.

Publish date: 12/08/11
Profiles/Reports

Dell Equallogic FS7500: Unified Storage Simplifies File Sharing And Accelerates Virtualization

With the introduction of the FS7500 NAS appliance for the EqualLogic PS Series, Dell customers now have a unified storage option to further reduce management overhead and improve efficiency. All too often, companies have been forced to deploy different storage platforms for different needs: NAS for file-based applications and user file shares and SAN for block-based applications and high-performance virtualized workloads. The FS7500 changes the game. Your unified storage solution should let you easily scale your file shares to handle today’s tremendous growth in unstructured data. It should also accelerate and simplify your virtualization efforts by giving you the freedom to choose the best storage protocol for each virtual workload based on your unique application requirements, skill sets, and existing storage investments. In this technology brief, we explore how Dell’s customers can benefit from the addition of scale-out NAS to the leading scale-out iSCSI SAN storage family.

Publish date: 01/30/12
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AMI / Taneja Group Tiered Storage Joint Webinar

Taking place on July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST/EDT.

Small and medium-sized businesses face the same data storage challenges as their enterprise cousins. Tiered storage presents an obvious solution to many of these challenges. But is true Tiered Storage really affordable for today's SMB?

It is with StorTrends - and industry analysts from the Taneja Group agree. Attendees to this live webinar will get the inside scoop from senior Taneja Group analyst Jeff Boles. During the webinar, Jeff will cover:

-The State of Tiered Storage Today
-The Importance of Tiered Storage for Today's SMBs
-Overview of StorTrends Tiered Storage-The StorTrends Difference

Taneja Group Findings from StorTrends Lab Validation
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about the best kept secret in tiered storage.

Register here: http://bit.ly/MgW1Yc

  • Premiered: 07/31/12 at July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST/EDT
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): AMI - StorTrends
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): AMI Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): StorTrends Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): tiered storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Webinar Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SMBs
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Taneja Group and American Megatrends, Inc. Present Findings on Trends in Tiered Storage

NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), developer and owner of the StorTrends line of SAN & NAS data storage solutions, is joining analysts from the Taneja Group on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 to present findings on the “state of tiered storage” in the U.S. market.

  • Premiered: 07/30/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: AMI
Topic(s): TBA tiered storage TBA Webinar TBA AMI TBA StorTrends TBA 3400i TBA Dual Controller TBA iSCSI TBA SAN