Brocade's vice president for Asia Pacific, Deb Dutta, says that SAN storage adoption in Asia is growing, riding on the growth of blade servers and virtualization in the data center.
As vice president for Brocade's Asia Pacific operations, Deb Dutta shares his views about the rapid growth of storage networking in the region. He believes that blade servers and virtualization had a significant impact on SAN adoption. He also believes that as price points come down and SAN management ease, SMBs are expressing interest in how SAN can support their business.
The data center is under siege from management that wants to see better TCO and faster ROI. IT virtualization will see concurrent storage and server virtualization projects. A focus on time to restore will mean greater interest on disk-to-disk solutions. IP storage and modular storage will be hot in 2008.
There is a propensity to store a lot more information today digital than before.Today we store our photos, videos and MP3s on computer drives thinking these are safe forever. But they aren't. Adrian Briscoe lists common mistakes in recovering from a hard disk failure.
Over 90% of transactions involve file tranfers. The most common means for transferring files are email and FTP. Both are not 100% secure. Stree Naidu explains the rational behind the necessity to have secure file transfers and offers insights into best practices as used by leading businesses today.
Virtualization is hot because businesses believe they can reduce cost and improve tech utilization through virtualization. But many approach virtualization for the wrong reasons. Peter Pan gives potent advise on the steps that would improve your chances of successfully introduction virtualization into your data center.
Why is support critical to your business? Because technology is very complex and your time is best suited for running your business - not taking care of the help desk. Kenny Liao discusses the key elements for ensuring you get the right level of service for your organization.