Resources (752)

  1. Get Your Data Under Control in 5 Steps

    Across every industry vertical and without regard for organization size, there is one fact that remains true: the data deluge is upon us.  The much-ballyhooed “Big Data” phenomenon that prognosticators have warned about is here.  Whether or not you’re a believer in the transformational power of data, it’s hard to ignore the fact that organizations are simply drowning in data.  The reaso… Read More

  2. How to Migrate Workloads to the Google Cloud Platform

    IT Organizations of all sizes are moving their workloads to the public cloud in order to gain business agility, unlimited workload scalability, and free their time to work on the projects that matter. One of the leaders in public cloud is the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). GCP offers access to the complete set of Google services, industry leading infrastructure, and innovative platform allowing fast… Learn More

    • Cloud
  3. Key Data Protection Best Practices

    If you’re like most organizations, keeping your data safe and available are critically important tasks to your business and you’re always looking for ways to make sure that you don’t succumb to a disaster. To help aid you in your data protection journey, Tintri and Veeam have come together in this virtual event to share with you best practices around data protection. Join industry veteran… Learn More

    • Data Protection
    • Virtualization
  4. Meet Container-Defined Storage from Portworx

    As agility in the data center increases with increasing adoption of container-based provisioning, some have noticed a major infrastructure component lagging behind: storage. Enterprise storage is notoriously slow-moving from a provisioning perspective; beyond that, most or all of the storage platforms in use today weren't created with containers in mind. That all changes today with the launch o… Read More

  5. Should Data Protection be Taken to a Higher Level - the OpenStack Cloud?

    10 years ago data protection (primarily backup and recovery) worked at the physical server level. When server virtualization gained popularity, data protection vendors first said that they could continue to work at the host level until the end users demanded that their data protection vendors rise to a higher level and recognize the virtual infrastructure. Of course with that came some amazing fea… Read More

  6. Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server

    Databases are wild! How can you successfully virtualize and provide storage for SQL Server? In this case, what you don't know CAN hurt you! This brand new webinar featuring Gorilla Guide author and SQL expert David Klee will help you get up to speed on the latest advancements in SQL performance optimization and virtualization. Discover everything you need to know to swing effortlessly through the… Learn More

    • Storage
  7. About "Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server"

    James Green and I recently announced the launch of the Gorilla Guide to Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server. Storage and SQL Server go hand in hand, but rarely do the technologists involved have the background on the technologies involved. Infrastructure administrators usually do not have a background with SQL Server storage internals, nor do DBAs have an infrastructure and systems backgroun… Read More

  8. Conquering Disaster Recovery Challenges

    More and more companies are leveraging the cloud for disaster recovery. After all, the limitless compute resources of the cloud are perfectly suited for disaster recovery. Still, too many companies have struggled with leveraging hybrid cloud for DR because of the lack of automation & orchestration as well as the struggle to easily connect corporate system-of-record data with cloud compute. Learn More

    • Cloud
    • Data Protection
  9. New eBook! The Gorilla Guide to Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server

    The intersection of storage infrastructure and database platforms is one of the most critical yet misunderstood relationships in the entire data center. And it's not getting any easier for storage admins or DBAs. The volume of data retained and accessed by today’s organizations is exploding at an unprecedented rate. Business expects the IT department to keep data online and accessible indef… Read More

  10. Machine Learning Analytics

    Consider this scenario: your end-users complain about an application performance issue that is keeping them from getting their jobs done. Your IT team has deployed numerous well-proven monitoring and analytics tools for your VMware vSphere environment, for your storage environment, and for the network. Your IT staff is inundated with alerts, false positives, and data points without a guidance o… Learn More

    • Virtualization
  11. Don’t Miss This! Our 2016 Hyperconvergence MegaCast – April 27th!

    Be among the thousands of IT Pros that have attended our live MegaCast events! Don't miss out and Register to join us April 27th at 12:00PM Eastern time! Read More

  12. News from Intel Cloud Day 2016

    Towards the end of last week, the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center in the heart of San Francisco was abuzz with excitement from technology enthusiasts discussing the modern data center. Intel hosted #IntelCloudDay 2016 there on March 31st. Following are some of the exciting announcements made in the morning general session address. The big product sort of announcements were a new processor model… Read More

  13. The Transformation of NetApp

    There may be some of you who (like me) essentially "wrote off" NetApp as being one of those companies that stopped innovating and will slowly "go by the wayside". This is easy to do when all you hear about is "the hot new thing" from "the hot new startup" (which for some time, wasn't NetApp). Just like fashion, "what was once old is now new again" (thanks to a tweak here and there + new sales an… Read More

  14. What you don’t know about your 3rd party scripts can hurt you!

    Did you know that a typical web page today can contain upward of 75 third-party scripts? Your web site is probably one of — in not the — primary revenue drivers in your company. But do you know what’s really happening to your visitors? If you have third party components on your site, how do you manage the risk and the ROI of the tools provided by these parties? Join the discussion with We… Learn More

    • Other
  15. SimpliVity Announces OmniStack Version 3.5

    Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in SimpliVity's first "SimpliVity Connect" conference where a number of partners, influencers, analysts, and star customers gathered to discuss what SimpliVity is doing in the market and what comes next for them. (Disclosure) Unfortunately, the most exciting parts of the event to me personally were under NDA. However, some of the exciting news is… Read More

  16. Exploring 10-year Trends

    Storage is the cornerstone of data center. Without it, the world as we know it today wouldn’t exist. The data that we store is extremely important to our businesses and even to our families. As such, the storage industry - and storage administrators in particular – are notorious for moving very slowly and being extremely cautious. It only makes sense when you consider what’s at risk. Interes… Read More

  17. Bridging the Cloud Gap: Hybrid Cloud is the Technical and Financial Choice

    For years, we’ve heard the mantra of “to the cloud” in which pundits have said, with absolute certainty, that a journey to the public cloud is inevitable and will be the platform of choice for every business in the not-too-distant future. Nope.  Not gonna happen. Here’s what will happen – and is already happening – instead: organizations across the globe will be supporting hybri… Read More

  18. UNDERSTANDING DRaaS

    You need a disaster recovery plan and the the technology behind it to make sure it actually works when disaster strikes. With ever changing infrastructures and applications, most IT organizations struggle to, not only keep their plan up to date, but to keep the disaster recovery infrastructure in sync with production, ensure that data is always protected, and periodically test disaster recovery pr… Learn More

    • Data Protection
  19. New eBook! The Gorilla Guide to Hyperconvergence for the SMB

    IT is changing for businesses of all shapes and sizes. IT professionals are being asked to do more with less, and to do it faster. Especially with a small staff, this can be a serious challenge. In the new Gorilla Guide to Hyperconvergence for the SMB, you’ll learn about technological advantages that can help you and your organization meet the demands of a modern business. You’ll learn about d… Read More

  20. Latency: The King of Storage Performance Metrics

    Storage vendor 1: “Our array can deliver 1 million IOPS!” Storage vendor 2: “Well, our array can deliver 1 billion IOPS, so take that!” This might be the start of the latest round of storage gang violence as storage vendors fight over who can do more IOPS.  Or, it could be those same vendors talking about a metric that, while important, actually takes second place when it comes to s… Read More