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Download FREE eBook Now! 6 Essential Strategies For Economizing Your Storage Difficult economic times require new strategies. Years of traditional IT procurement have left many organizations with underutilized and oversubscribed storage capacity. With today’s tightening budgets, many organizations are faced with demands to do more with less and tough decisions on where to invest available funds. The good news is, there are technologies and strategies proven to reduce storage infrastructure costs – simply put, they make storage cheaper to own. The technologies and strategies discussed in this eBook can transform your data center into an economically superior storage environment. In today’s information-intensive environment, you need a reliable flow of data with minimal downtime and interruptions. Hitachi Data Systems offers a wide variety of storage solutions, from ... (more)

Five Characteristics of IBM iSeries

If you’ve been running in solely Windows and/or Linux environments, you may be ready to move up to a more robust solution. For more than 20 years, IBM i series has provided solutions not only to larger and medium sized businesses, but to small businesses as well. Here are some things you should know about IBM i series if you’re thinking about making a move: 1.    IBM i Series Uses an Object-Based Kernel IBM i series has always been created using an object-based kernel. This means that you will find some features in the IBM i series that you won’t find in other operating systems,... (more)

Three Ways Virtualization Benefits Infrastructure

Virtualization offers obvious benefits from the beginning. Certainly, the prospect of reduced capital costs is enticing. The security and redundancies offered by the right virtualization setup are compelling, as well. One of the areas that virtualization can help that many people don’t realize, however, is in the area of IT infrastructure. Here are three ways in which virtualization helps to boost IT infrastructure: 1. Flexibility Virtualization products are designed to work with multiple hardware and software platforms. This includes things like storage technology, network equip... (more)

Mission-Critical Features and the Public Cloud

Google announced last week the end of the "experimental" availability of its high-replication data store; it's now a "real" part of the Google App Engine SDK. This is part of a key 2012 trend: Cloud providers will rush to address cloud computing concerns from enterprise IT -- including security, performance, and availability -- through the addition of features taken from existing private enterprise computing environments. In the past, many cloud providers dismissed requests that features be added to replicate what existed in enterprise data centers. Typically, they referred to t... (more)

Desktop Virtualization Pros and Cons

Server virtualization has proved itself to be a wise and robust solution over the past several years. Organizations of all sizes have benefitted from virtualization, making the most of their system resources. Desktop virtualization, however, has been much slower going. For the past several years, experts and pundits have declared that it would be the “year of desktop virtualization,” and each year they were proved wrong. While desktop virtualization is gaining some ground, it’s certainly not as widely implemented (or even being considered as much) as server virtualization. A mix... (more)