Here’s a scary way to put the rise of big data into perspective. Look at these facts from the hosting tribunal – more data was generated in the last two years than ever before in human history. Google averages 1.2 trillion searches annually. Smart devices produce five quintillion bytes of data each day. And we haven’t even touched on Facebook, YouTube and smartphones. So, how [...]


With the seemingly exponential growth of data storage, it’s no surprise that storage can take up quite a bit of the company's bottom line. Forbes polled executives in 2020 and found that 30% of cloud spending is wasted. It’s a good bet that a large amount of this loss is from the storage area network (SAN). Beyond the price of storage arrays, there are also [...]


By 2025, the World Economic Forum predicts that 463 exabytes of data will be created globally every day. No matter what size, every business is storing and crunching data to keep ahead of the competition. According to IDC, the compound annual growth rate of data storage should reach almost 17.8 percent, with the volume of global data stored expected to double every four years. With [...]

IT Directors | Uncover Budget In Your Unused Storage Space

September 24th | 11 AM CDT IT Directors | Uncover Budget In Your Unused Storage Space Reclaiming unused storage space allows IT Directors to avoid unnecessary storage purchases and prevent a total budget disaster. Without your strategic focus, unidentified storage free space will result in unbudgeted purchases of emergency storage, stripping available funds, resulting in inadequate funding to support basic [...]

Data Recovery Trends

From Data Recovery to Resilience Virtual Data Replication Virtual data replication is a key trend in data recovery.  Companies use data replication to safeguard against the catastrophic loss and cost of being unable to recover data from a system failure.  Today’s virtual environments require disaster recovery solutions that work with Virtual Machines (VMs).  Zerto’s disaster recovery solutions are specifically designed for virtual environments.  Clear Technologies [...]

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is better with VSI

Improve NAS efficiency with Visual Storage Intelligence® Network Attached Storage (NAS) is an exceptional solution for customers who wish to quickly and extensively share files within their network. The reasonable cost of NAS devices has led to expanding usage by organizations, and has led to the development of clustered NAS solutions by IBM and other storage hardware suppliers. Regardless of the storage technology used, the [...]

HPE Announces New NVMe Storage Options and More at Discover 2019

At Discover 2019, HPE announced new innovations expanding their Intelligent Data Platform to solve major challenges for our customers and drive new levels of enterprise agility. HPE Primera, mission-critical redefined. As enterprises become increasingly digital, new storage capabilities are required for mission-critical apps. While traditional high-end storage delivers extreme resiliency and performance, it also holds enterprises back with extreme complexity and administration. The big [...]

Moving to Hyperconverged? How VSI can help.

The Problem with the Legacy Datacenter Legacy infrastructure—with separate storage, storage networks, and servers—is not well suited to meet the growing demands of a service- oriented delivery model or the fast pace of modern business. The silos used in traditional datacenters have become a barrier to rapid adaptation, adding complexity to every step from…ordering to deployment to management. Enterprise IT teams today are looking for [...]

NVMe and Flash – Now Available Throughout IBM Storage Portfolio

Two weeks ago, IBM made a number of significant enhancements to their storage portfolio, further enhancing one of the industry’s most complete set of solutions for storage. These announcements were focused on adding exciting and innovative upgrades to their already comprehensive and feature-rich storage portfolio including NVMe additions, enhanced data protection, AI integration, and more.

HA/DR Insurance for Your Data Center

Information is the backbone of your business. Lose access to it, and you can lose valuable time, money and even end-user clients. Yet many businesses still haven’t implemented a proper High Availability/Disaster Recovery strategy. They see it as a cost and not an investment. The truth is, it’s very much like your homeowner’s insurance. You may not notice its benefits immediately – and may even [...]

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