Windows Servers and Storage – Choosing Your Server

A physical server is such a fundamental component of an information-processing system that its operational state directly affects an organization’s ability to run the business. Selecting, installing and implementing your servers are critical challenges. When deciding which servers to invest in, first carefully consider your proposed use. Start by making a thorough list of the applications your organization needs to run properly. Then talk to the likely users of those applications. The applications themselves can generally be put into two broad categories:

NetApp Storage for Windows Environments: Challenges and Solutions

Windows environments in today’s businesses can be complex. There are a variety of users to accommodate, ranging from product-collateral hungry salespeople, to engineering power users, to the compliance and cost-conscious executive. These users depend on the many critical applications running on different Windows servers: applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server for messaging, Microsoft SQL Server supporting tasks such as order management, and Microsoft SharePoint Server for collaboration and workflow. Additionally, also found in these environments are file servers to provide Windows file storage used to store critical documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and engineering data.

IBM Aspera: Direct-to-Cloud Storage

The Aspera FASP high speed transport platform is enabled to provide high-performance secure WAN transport of files, directories, and other large data sets to, from and between a number of leading third-party cloud storage platforms. The implementation is an enhanced transport stack and virtual file system layer in the Aspera server software that allows for direct-to-object-storage transfer over the WAN using the FASP protocol and the native I/O capabilities of the particular third-party file system.

Health and Safety Tips for Moving

When it is time for you to move to a new home, there are several health and safety concerns about the process. Here some tips that experts recommend for remaining safe and healthy while you move.

Tip 1: Eat a Nutritious Daily Diet While You are Moving

Make sure to continue eating a nutritious diet while you are moving to avoid feeling lethargy or getting ill. This may seem difficult if you are trying to empty the refrigerator in your old home while transporting items to a different place, but it is vital when you want to remain healthy. If you must eat in restaurants while you are moving, then make good choices, such as buying salads or soups rather than only eating greasy french fries and hamburgers. Blending fruits and Veggies to create a smoothie with lots of nutrients is a healthy and tasty way to give you energy through the day without having to stop to eat.

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation Makes the Transition to All Flash for Primary Storage

All-flash arrays (AFAs) have rapidly grown to become a major segment of the external enterprise storage market, generating $2.55 billion in revenue in 2015. Flash storage brings many benefits, including very low latencies and high throughput that is consistent with heavy and/or highly burstable workloads, reduced energy costs, increased storage density for effective storage capacity, and improved server efficiencies (due to its ability to drive significantly higher CPU utilization in application and database servers).

Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise

Server virtualization strengthens IT production environments … but only if the data protection environment is strengthened as well. Fortunately, organizations are prioritizing that effort. At 33% of the IT organizations surveyed by ESG, increasing their use of server virtualization has been earmarked for significant investment in data center modernization efforts for 2018 and beyond. And 31% of the surveyed IT managers told ESG that improving data backup and recovery is a significant investment area for them as well.

Optimizing an Enterprise Data Warehouse for a Multicloud Strategy

Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDWs) have existed for about 20 years. They serve as the foundations of insight-driven organizations, delivering timely analysis and reporting of structured data, handling large analytic workloads, and supporting the high levels of concurrency that these organizations demand (i.e., many users simultaneously accessing the Enterprise Data Warehouse).