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Advanced Encryption and VTL Features Give Organizations New Impetus to Use the Dell DR Series as their “One Stop Shop” Backup Target

| Backup Appliance, Data Protection, DCIG Sponsored Analysis, Deduplication, Disk Based Backup, Encryption, Legal Hold, Security | No Comments

The closer any new solution comes to being non-disruptively introduced into existing organizational backup infrastructures, the greater the odds that the solution will succeed and be adopted more broadly. By Dell including FIPS 140-2 compliant 256-bit AES encryption and VTL features as part of its 3.2 OS release for its existing and new DR series of backup appliances at no charge, organizations have new options to introduce the DR Series appliances without disrupting their existing backup processes.

It was All About the Petabytes at the NAB Show

| Flash Memory, Solid State Storage Flash Memory, Solid state storage Flash Memory SSD, SSD Storage Systems, Storage Systems | No Comments

A little over a decade ago when I told people that I was managing three (3) storage arrays with eleven (11) TBs of storage under management, people looked at me with a mixture of shock and awe. Fast forward to 2015 and last week’s NAB conference in Las Vegas, NV, and it was hard to find many storage vendors who even wanted to have a conversation with a customer unless it had at least a petabyte of data under management.

HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console Answers the Call for Centralized, Simplified Storage Operations Management without Technical Compromise

| DCIG Sponsored Analysis, HP Storage, Storage Management, Storage Systems | No Comments

Scalable. Reliable. Robust. Well performing. Tightly integrated with hypervisors such as Microsoft Windows and VMware ESXi. These attributes are what every enterprise expects production storage arrays to possess and deliver. But as enterprises grow their infrastructure, they need to manage more storage arrays with the same or fewer number of IT staff. This requirement moves storage array manageability center stage which plays directly into the strengths of HP 3PAR StoreServ storage arrays and HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC).

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