Adding more complex and powerful tools allows we as humans to apply greater leverage; a single human can accomplish much more with a good set of tools than that same human can with just their bare hands. Data management is no different. In this post, Justin Warren looks at the tools NetApp has created for that task with NetApp Fabric Orchestrator.
The hybrid cloud has become a reality for enterprise IT and has brought with it complexity and fragmentation. Cohesity believe’s their platform is something of a Swiss Army knife for data, aimed at simplifying data management by providing a unified experience. The company’s growth and progress towards the vision of a hybrid cloud data management platform is getting closer to a reality as the company and product mature.
We weren’t wrong to want a data warehouse, it’s just that the world around us continued to change, and what was once an appropriate and useful choice became… well, less so. Data has inertia, and making sure the right data is in the right places at the right times is a complex exercise. Justin Warren looks at how NetApp’s Data Fabric helps to address this problem.
Seeing a new platform like Aparavi take on a increasingly difficult problem that is not solved by existing products and strategies is not only revitalizing to the data protection space, it’s necessary.
In this piece, we break down the difference between data management and secondary storage. This is necessary to understand the importance of what Komprise presented at Storage Field Day. Their software solution provides data management to make data visible, save space, and manage your data in a way that enables the data, instead of just storing it.
On today’s show, each of our roundtable panelists chose what was the hot ticket item of 2017. Tune in to hear their arguments why 2017 was the year of SD-WAN, HCI, Net Neutrality, or Data Management!
If the name Congruity360 isn’t immediately familiar, don’t worry, you haven’t fallen out of the IT loop. The company was established in 2017 after a merger with Congruity and KNJ. Congruity itself was only established in 2016 after a prior merger between Rockland IT and MSDI. All this adds up to a company with a long legacy in data management, but without a lot of name recognition.
With Automated Tiering solutions now rapidly becoming de rigeur, well in announcement form anyway; perhaps it’s time for us to consider again what is going to go wrong and how much trouble the whole thing is going to cause some people.
Too often we are backing up when we should be archiving. We generate so much content which is pretty much Write Once Read Never but it sits there just in case; getting backed-up time and time again whereas it should just go straight into the archive or certainly get moved after a number of days into the archive. Not only will it help with your back-ups, it will save you money.
The Technical Case: Continuing the blog posts on Storage Resource Analysis (SRA), this post focuses on the technical case on why analysis of your storage platforms is important and how it might help you discover inconsistencies in storage environments.