On–budget project deployment is No. 1 business requirement for midsize firms

Organizations across Asia Pacific with more mature and reliable infrastructures considered delivery of high uptime as top performance criteria and on–budget project deployment as the number one business requirement, according to Frost and Sullivan 2010 White Paper entitled “Business Application Optimization in Asia Pacific Survey.” The survey data also reveals that although an overall low […]

Avere adds global namespace to FXT series

Avere Systems Inc. today added a global namespace capability to its FXT Series of tiered NAS accelerator appliances, making it easier to manage data across heterogeneous filers. Avere’s FXT clustered tiered storage devices work as a high-performance cache and reside between the client and heterogeneous NAS filers. Global namespace is part of the 2.0 release […]

Building a cloud that fits

BMC announces that the upcoming version of its Cloud Lifecycle Management solution is now available to an exclusive group of enterprises and service providers.   The new capabilities of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management are designed to enable cloud administrators to easily and flexibly customize their cloud to meet business users’ demands, while concurrently maintaining control […]

Winchester Systems launches new EcoRAID line

Winchester Systems, a provider of data storage products, announced their new EcoRAID line of economical RAID disk arrays. EcoRAID expands to 96 TB with iSCSI, SAS and Fibre Channel host ports. EcoRAID is available bundled with CA ARCserve Replication. EcoRAID 2U base unit offers with single or dual redundant enterprise-class, active-active, failover controllers and twelve […]

Optimizing data storage

The last five years have been about IT efficiency — from an operations standpoint, and also in terms of making our “stuff” more efficient. We’ve made storage, networks and servers more efficient by virtualizing them. But now it’s time to stop concerning ourselves with making gear more efficient and instead focus on data efficiency. After […]

Survey finds Web infrastructures lacking

Akamai Technologies has sponsored the IDC Asia-Pacific Web Application Survey 2010 in which it discusses the trends driving demand for Web applications. The survey revealed businesses have become reliant on the Internet for their daily operations, and outlines the challenges IT departments face as they strive to improve application performance and the end-user experience. And […]

NetApp expands FAS arrays

NetApp is rolling out a portfolio-wide refresh this week, with new midrange and high-end FAS storage arrays, and the introduction of a pre-configured stack for virtual environments, solid state drives (SSDs) and inline compression for primary data. The new systems are the FAS3200 midrange, FAS6200 enterprise, and a FlexPod bundle that includes Cisco server and […]