Easily manage data protection and recovery in virtual environments [IBM]

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“Virtualized servers,” STORAGE Magazine reported in its December 2010 issue, “have been a boon to the systems side of the house, but a bane for storage managers.”

That’s because, while virtualization has transformed the way data centres and remote offices are managed, reducing floor space, driving up utilization metrics, and enabling new levels of service management and operational flexibility, the one measure that has not been reduced is the amount of data that’s created and managed. It continues to grow and grow and grow. [Read more…]

Winning storage: Turning the spotlight on storage virtualization [IBM]

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You might say storage virtualization is the Emilio Estevez of enterprise IT. It’s at least as capable as its brother, server virtualization, a.k.a. Charlie Sheen, plus it may be easier to work with and offer more value for the money, yet server virtualization somehow manages to hog all the attention.

Winning.

Well, it might finally be Emilio’s—I mean, Storage Virtualization’s time to bask in the spotlight. What’s changed? The down economy, for starters. In this healing time, any approach that can help offset capital costs is welcome news to continually budget-strapped IT departments. And more and more IT pros are asking themselves “hey, if I can get economies of scale by virtualizing my servers, why can’t I get the same savings by doing the same to my storage?” [Read more…]

One console does it all – and cuts admin time by up to 90% [HP]

From management of arrays to multi-site replication and automatic disaster recover, managing your storage environment can be complex enough. But leading utility storage provider HP 3PAR just made it astoundingly simpler – and not just for cloud service providers, but for large and mid-size enterprises too.

Now one console does it all, including:

If you’ve spent weeks doing this in the past, you probably won’t believe it but it really is easy. In fact, you can manage your entire storage environment from a single window – including remote replication to 3PAR’s disaster recover site – with the latest version of the HP 3PAR Management Console. Designed to deliver greater simplicity, usability and visibility, it offers a single screen with a dashboard view of all your connected HP 3PAR systems regardless of model, as well as graphical charts and tables representing important system data and remote replication configuration. Everything you need to provision, manage, optimize and protect your utility storage deployment is right at your fingertips. [Read more…]