Better Processors Optimizing the Data Center [Intel]

Over the next five years, a billion more people will be using the internet with an estimated 15 billion connected devices and untold more visual and interactive content, increasing the internet’s data footprint to over 1,000 Exabytes – or (get used to hearing this term a lot more) – 1 Zettabyte.

This trifecta of more users, more devices and more data will inevitably escalate demands on IT and data centers, posing some daunting infrastructure challenges in terms of performance, efficiency and cost.

Wanted: more powerful and integrated engines.

And that means that, at the heart of the next-generation data center and everything related to it – from enterprise infrastructure to workstations to cloud installations, storage systems and high performance computing that will be expected to “just work” – will have to be more flexible, powerful engines to keep things humming. [Read more…]

A Unified Front Against the Threat of Data Overgrowth [IBM]

The explosive growth in data and increased complexity are some of the biggest challenges in storage management today. But the old ways of buying and managing storage no longer cut it. Resource constraints from physical storage resources to human resources make it even more vital for organizations to optimize and simplify their infrastructure. Unaddressed and unchecked, data growth will only become a bigger problem over time.

In addition, small and midsize organizations are suffering from a range of other challenges:

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Tivoli Storage Manager: Unified recovery management and advanced data protection [IBM]

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager helps protect data assets through a single point of control.

Increasingly stringent compliance demands. Growing complexity of storage infrastructures. Data growth at an unprecedented rate. IT staff budgets in a permafreeze. It’s all liable to give storage administrators more than their fair share of gray hairs, headaches and sleepless nights.

But it’s not all bad news. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager can help businesses manage and protect their data assets by delivering a single point of control and administration for most of their storage management needs. In fact, Tivoli Storage Manager delivers centralized, web-based administration and intelligent data move-and-store techniques to help ease storage management. The product scales from small to very large installations, and supports more than 50 operating system versions and hundreds of devices. It also facilitates a multitude of connections, including internet, WANs, LANs and SANs.

What are you doing to address data growth head on? [Read more…]