Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lowering long-term archive storage costs with Crossroads Systems StrongBox

This white paper updates the 2012 white paper to highlight the financial benefits associated with a new way to store file-based archive information. The paper explores the use of IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology , LTO Gen 6 tape and intelligent archiving to lower the total cost of ownership for storing file-based information. The paper provides examples of operational, acquisition, and maintenance costs to create a true understanding of the cost for storing digital data. A low-cost solution is introduced and research methodologies are explained in detail.
The paper can be found at Archive TCO White Paper

Monday, June 3, 2013

Taming Big Data Storage with Crossroads Systems StrongBox

Big Data has burst onto the Information Technology scene. The confluence of advances in servers, analytic techniques and software has changed the way enterprises deal with computing infrastructures.  The variety, volume and velocity of Big Data are also accelerating. Diverse applications such as simulation, visualization, modeling, seismic, video surveillance, and analytics are creating and processing unprecedented amounts of unstructured information.  While these applications provide exciting new insights for business, they also place increasing requirements on the storage infrastructure and challenge storage management in a multitude of ways. Users of Big Data require new, innovative storage solutions to cost effectively manage this information while meeting demanding service levels and compliance needs. The StrongBox Big Data solution is a powerful new tool that integrates IBM tape libraries to simplify management of storage repositories and lower associated costs.
For more information on StrongBox see StrongBox . For the complete white paper go to Taming Big Data with StrongBox