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Monday, August 9, 2010
- An off-site tape storage tutorial: Tape backup and recovery best practices
Tape still fills the role of media for choice for off-site vaulting, but organizations have other options such as the cloud and replication for securing data for disaster recovery.
- IP telephony gateway primer
IP telephony gateways serve an important and ever-increasing role in an enterprise unified communications infrastructure, delivering both circuit-switched and newer packet-based telephony solutions to the enterprise. Initially designed to adapt analog voice, the gateways are now the conduit to bring video and data solutions to enterprise users, no matter where they may be.
- Object Management Group's legacy modernization work focuses on developing ADM standards
Legacy modernization provides a way out for IT organizations that are running out of ways to extend the capabilities of legacy systems to meet business needs. Object Management Group's ADM Task Force is developing standards to facilitate an architecture-driven modernization approach to legacy modernization.
- Oracle pulls about face on Solaris support
Data center pros hope that Oracle's decision to support Solaris on Dell and HP hardware means flexibility.
- Microsoft adds single sign-on capabilities to Azure
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform now offers single sign-on capabilities, possibly even in conjunction with Google and Yahoo's Web services.
- HP VARs stunned by Hurd exit
Partners mourn loss of Mark Hurd, channel champion and turnaround artist at Hewlett-Packard.
- Using NAS devices for data center virtualization storage
Network attached storage (NAS) devices are finding a role in data center virtualization storage, whether it be for quick swap space or for a central library of virtual machines.
- Storage resellers: How to find the right one and get the most from the relationship
Read up on the advantages and disadvantages of working with a storage reseller, as well as techniques for choosing the right one and managing the relationship.
- Channel Chat: Ruckus channel chief talks wireless networking services
Wireless technologies are always a profitable addition to any business portfolio, and the ability to ensure efficient wireless LANs can boost customer trust in any networking solution provider. In this podcast, the director of global channel programs at Ruckus Wireless, a vendor of wireless technologies, discusses the Ruckus channel, which is the primary selling vehicle for its ZoneFlex technology. Learn about the Ruckus channel program, including how verticals fit into the Ruckus partner program, and the future of wireless networking services.
- FalconStor storage virtualisation replicates for rapid disaster recovery restore
Northern Rail uses FalconStor storage virtualisation to replicate SAP data between sites and cut disaster recovery restores from three days down to two hours.
- Chief technology officer: What does the title stand for?
With IT usage's changing dynamics, the chief technology officer (CTO) designation has seen substantial change (and lesser allure). So what does it mean now?
- BCM certification roadmap for the data center pro
Today there's much demand for business continuity management (BCM) skillsets. So a BCM certification will help if you are interested in making an entry.
- SAN disk array, disaster recovery software help NHL team with ticket sales
When the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning consolidated servers to upgrade its data center, InMage Systems' DR-Scout and disaster recovery software completed the project.
- Super Micro tops hardware sales growth list
Super Micro Computer saw sales growth of 63.4% during the last fiscal year, placing it first in the top five vendors; plus more daily news.
- Acronis Backup & Recovery chosen by British Gypsum for disaster recovery; and other storage news
Storage roundup: British Gypsum opts for Acronis backup software; new BakBone FASTRecover offers Exchange 2010 support; Crossroads' tape library analytics; Double-Take's UK partner initiative; iStorage signs European reseller deals.
- Storage resellers: Trust is the key
Storage resellers must be trustworthy, knowledgeable, well connected to vendors and possess accreditation. Analyst Andrew Buss addresses the key questions to consider when working with a storage reseller.
- Hurricane disaster recovery planning for data centers
This column focuses on hurricane DR planning for the data center. Learn how to keep your data center safe and communicate effectively with your employees during a hurricane.
- Storage solution providers: Their pros and cons, and how to manage them
Storage solution providers can be vital in implementing and supporting storage systems through sickness and health. But be careful how you choose a potential storage reseller partner.
- Dealing with data storage resellers: Top 10 tips
Data storage resellers can range from box shifters to vendor-specific accredited partners. These top 10 tips will help you get what you need from the storage reseller relationship.
- VMware users tepid on vSphere's storage array features
VSphere 4.1's new storage array features could alleviate serious I/O constraints for large IT shops, but users are in no rush to retool their environments to use them.
- Special report: Mainframe application modernization
Mainframe application modernization keeps legacy systems vital. The mainframe remains central to large-scale high-performance enterprise computing, and its ongoing transformation is among notable SOA success stories. At one time, legacy mainframe applications resisted renewal -- teams sorted through spaghetti code and tried to rewrite systems not easily rewritten. Now it is very common for organizations to ably sort through their application portfolio, and transform what needs transforming via wrapped Web services.