Recovering From a Ransomware Attack Seen Through 1 Interesting Analogy

As a solutions architect, the most important advice I give to my clients when designing new ransomware protection and recovery solutions is “Transform your data into a couch!” The couch ransomware analogy To understand what I mean by this seemingly silly statement, consider the following scenario: One day, you answer a phone call from a [...]

3 Key Factors Influencing Data Center Modernization

For organizations trying to get a better handle on their data so they can see how it affects their business outcomes, the digital age has accelerated the need for modernizing the data centers. IT is constantly under immense pressure to improve, scale, consolidate, and optimize applications to meet the needs of their end-users. A modern [...]

IBM Brings Enterprise-Class Capabilities to the Entry Storage Space

IBM FlashSystem 5200 | Image courtesy of IBM On February 9, IBM introduced a new FlashSystem family of entry-level, all-flash storage systems with full enterprise capabilities and full container support. Minimize cost, maximize efficiency The IBM FlashSystem 5200 is a compact, end-to-end NVMe platform that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore modules, [...]

Top 2 Reasons to Say Yes to Hyperconvergence

A typical data center has multiple generations of servers, operating systems, hypervisors, and storage devices—often from multiple vendors and designed around the concept of predefined, discrete workloads designed for specific tasks. But how can an enterprise accurately predict where (and how much) IT capacity is going to be needed at any given time? It can’t—particularly [...]

The Key to Defining Data Protection for Your Business

Data protection is one of the best investments you can make for your organization because it keeps your most valuable assets safe. But how do you define data protection for your organization? The key is to outline a plan and then put in the work to see it to completion. Here is an easy-to-follow roadmap [...]

4 Reasons Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure May Be Worth Your Investment

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is achieving greater efficiencies and cost savings for many organizations. Let’s face it: purse strings are tight, and as an IT leader, you are trying to do more with less, while facing pressure to deliver high-performing applications for your clients—especially if you need to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Everything needs to [...]

3 Ideal Use Cases for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

You may be surprised by what can fit into a single platform with a hyperconverged solution. It combines server, storage and hypervisors to transform your infrastructure, resulting in a significant reduction in costs and reduced operational workload. Prior to hyperconvergence, many small businesses had constraints—such as network connectivity, and lack of IT staff and physical [...]

3 Benefits to Adopting a Storage as a Service Model

Like a utility bill, don’t you wish you could pay only for the storage you use? Maybe you want more flexibility to add capacity to your storage infrastructure? Many people are examining the benefits of storage as a service model, but why? The question may be, why not? The adoption of Storage as a Service [...]

Optimizing Flash Storage Infrastructure With Object Storage

How tiering data using object storage can improve both flash storage performance and data center ROI High-performance flash storage is quickly becoming the norm for many modernized data centers. However, that high performance can also come with a high price tag. By using object storage to tier hot and cold data, many organizations can reap [...]