Rackspace launches OpenCenter

Rackspace® Hosting has announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter™, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise datacentre.

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The case for Scale Out Storage

Scale-out is a new category of storage architecture that challenges the limitations associated with traditional SAN and NAS systems. The aim of scale-out storage is to provide service predictability allowing the user to grow storage resources in-line with data center demands as business needs change over time. Scale-out storage systems must therefore be able to expand but still maintain functionality and performance as they grow. By Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at Solid State...

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Consider the value of implementing four essential tiers

Many financial institutions deal with the data deluge by buying increasing amounts of primary storage. While this approach keeps data close at hand, it is excessively expensive and makes it difficult to find specific data - similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. By Luc Gheysens, vice president and general manager, Imation, Europe.

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Cloud storage: A rosy future – once the thorns are removed

Cloud storage is starting to become accepted as a normal part of an enterprise IT architecture, according to research published by Avere Systems. By Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing, Avere Systems.

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Accelerating the cloud with flash

The rapid increase in processor performance and the deployment of highly virtualized datacentres has placed increasing stress on conventional storage to the point that it is now often the main bottleneck to application performance, and just as importantly, to server utilisation. By Greg Huff, SVP, Corporate Strategy, LSI Corporation.

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Time for a data management revolution

There is no doubt that data management has gone through an evolutionary process, starting with a focus on straight forward backup and recovery in the 1990’s and then moving to integrated protection solutions in the 2000s. However the impact of Big Data and the move to adopt a more mobile way of working again requires a radical new approach. By Nigel Tozer, Business Development Director, EMEA, CommVault.

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Technical Discussion: Encryption and Security at High Speed over Distance for IP Storage

Why do so many IP replication solutions lack encryption capabilities, and why is performance an issue when you need to encrypt data inflight? Check out Brocade subject matter experts discussing the challenges of maintaining security while replicating data between data centers at high throughput, including how Brocade addresses this architecturally with IP Extension.

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