Leveraging the Dell EMC PowerStore for Storage Modernization

Dell EMC PowerStore

Many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are at a crossroads when it comes to how to deploy and manage storage now and into the future. Over the past few years, there have been major innovations in storage solutions that reduce complexity, increase security, improve performance, and enhance flexibility. We’re going to specifically discuss challenges that … Read more

Immutable Backup Storage: How to Stop Worrying About Ransomware

Immutable backup storage

The Challenge Immutable backup storage has become prominent because hackers are everywhere and they are becoming smarter.  And because the Internet is inherently globally connected, hackers from anywhere in the world can attack the networks and IT infrastructure of anyone, from the smallest business to the largest governments.  They use various methods to attack including, … Read more

Dell EMC Isilon Node Migration

[vc_row][vc_column][rs_section_heading big_heading=”Dell EMC Isilon Node Migration”][vc_column_text]If you’re in the process, or will in the future need to upgrade Isilon nodes, we’re breaking down some steps for you to follow. It’s important to note that all environments are different so this document should only act as a guide for walking you through that process. Whether you … Read more

Database Snapshots within Dell EMC Unity & SC Series Storage

Most organizations database applications are the most critical data in the organization.  Protecting those databases with database snapshots provide a mechanism to meet the Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives  (RTO) requirements these organizations need.  While database snapshots are only part of a data protection strategy, they are useful in solving a variety … Read more

The Return of Nearline Storage – Dell EMC Unity

Cloud Tiering Appliance

A Little History Hierarchical Storage Management or HSM is an architecture focused on placing the right data on the right storage for the right price.  This solution decades ago was often called “Nearline” because data was all online but not on the same type of media.  By using a Nearline or HSM approach organizations could … Read more

Dell EMC Unity Storage – Test Drive Recap

This past week we had the privilege of attending a Dell EMC Unity Test Drive at the Dell EMC office in Warren, NJ. For those that aren’t familiar with these test drives, they enable customers to get a hands on experience with a variety of different products. This technical deep dive is a great tool … Read more

Dell EMC Unity All Flash Array Storage Sizing

The Dell EMC Unity Storage array has many factors to consider when sizing the solution. Today we dive into the innovative Dell EMC Unity Storage solution and help you determine what you need to size the Dell EMC Unity array appropriately. We’ll talk about how to calculate capacity using a Unity feature called ‘Dynamic Pools,’ … Read more

Check Out This Demo On The Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA)

The Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) is a converged solution that offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access and restore—plus, cloud extensibility with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud—all in a single appliance—for 10X faster deployment and a lower cost-to-protect than other solutions. IDPA combines Dell EMC Avamar, Data Domain, Data Protection … Read more

Storage Upgrades Made Easy With SC Live Migrate

  Why Our Engineers Love the SC Live Migrate Feature for Storage Upgrades   Storage Upgrades often require after hours work and can impact performance. Data center administrators are constantly challenged with balancing workloads, resources, mitigating costs, and optimizing performance. Server virtualization enabled mobility of application workloads across servers, and now Dell EMC SC Series … Read more