White Papers

 

SAS-2 Primer

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is quickly becoming the primary storage protocol and connection type of choice for many storage technologies. The recently shipping SAS-2 is going to accelerate that change. Any time a new storage connection methodology and protocol appears there are questions about what it is, what can it do and when should it be used. The goal of this paper is to answer those questions.



The Reality of Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage is a hot topic and is now a reality that ALL data centers and organizations should consider. Still there is a lot of confusion over what this technology really is. This white paper will provide an in-depth tutorial on Cloud Storage.



Defining Enterprise Archive

Archiving is the process of moving inactive data from primary disk-based storage to an easy-to-access secondary storage tier. The objective of archiving is to gain cost and operational efficiencies while reliably protecting information for the long-term.  An Enterprise Archive is the mission-critical facility for storing information vital to a large organization so that it is always accessible and available and can be retained for decades.



Defining Enterprise Archive

Archiving is the process of moving inactive data from primary disk-based storage to an easy-to-access secondary storage tier. The objective of archiving is to gain cost and operational efficiencies while reliably protecting information for the long-term.  An Enterprise Archive is the mission-critical facility for storing information vital to a large organization so that it is always accessible and available and can be retained for decades.



Primary Storage Deduplication Lab Report

Our lab report on Primary Storage Deduplication in which we test NetApp and Ocarina Network’s offerings in the market. Area’s tested in this Lab Report include: Details of the test data set, Details of the results of each test scenario, Recommendation on how to apply these results to your environment, Summary of test result findings.



Visual SSD Readiness

This report will show you pictorially what to look for in your enterprise to make sure you are not only ready for Solid State Disk but can take full advantage of the investment.



Thin Provisioning White Paper

This paper will show you what to look for in your next storage systems purchase to make sure that you get all the capabilities that thin provisioning should provide.



Case for Scale-Out NAS

This paper will show you how to resolve the storage I/O performance bottleneck which is even more critical in a soft economy, when profits are the most elusive.



Cloud Archive

This paper provides an in depth look at using the Cloud as an Archive and how it can enable you to slash your storage costs with its use.