Tip Of The Databerg: 80% Of Your Data Is Unknown Or Redundant [Video]

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Anyone who’s sailed the North Atlantic in winter or spring knows how massive icebergs can be. Yet about 90% of their mass is underwater. The same thing can be said about an organizational databerg.

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Need a Strategy for Backup and Data Growth? Read This First

Need a Strategy for Backup and Data Growth? Read This First Before you make any decisions about backup and replication, there’s one critical thing you need to do. When choosing a backup solution, the first thing you need to do is build a snapshot of your current data usage to gauge where you are now, and what you may need to meet future demand. One of the easiest ways to do that is using Veeam Backup and Replication Version 7. It’s what our own IT team chose, and we recommend it to all our SMB clients. [Read more…]

Virtualizing mixed storage environments [IBM]

The furious pace of data growth – according to Gartner, 650% over the next five years – has led IT decision makers to react by quickly expanding their storage hardware, creating a variety of heterogeneous environments. Unfortunately those environments often work disparately, reducing productivity, disrupting migrations and leading to a whole host of other challenges.

For instance, if you have an IBM DS4700 SAN at 90% utilized and an HP EVA4400 at 30%, you can’t share resources between the two.

This sort of dilemma has led IT pros to the conclusion that it isn’t simply about more storage but rather smarter and more efficient use of storage – which is where virtualization comes in.

While storage virtualization enables large-scale consolidating of heterogeneous storage environments few midrange offerings out there can actually virtualize mixed storage environments easily and effectively – that was, until IBM® Storwize® V7000. [Read more…]