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Astute Networks, Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, has announced that, together with Microsoft and Veeam, it will host a "Vino and Virtualization Educational Event" at EdgeWild Winery, in Chesterfield, Mo. The event, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, will feature informative presentations on how to achieve unprecedented performance for database applications in a Hyper-V environment. Applications such as virtualized databases and VDI have demanding I/O performance characteristics that legacy storage architectures were never designed to support. Ensuring the performance of Oracle and SQL Server-based applications while maximizing data availability and minimizing costs is a significant challenge. Database server transaction processing applications are very random I/O intensive. But supporting enterprise-wide deployments of these p... (more)

Gridstore Survey Reveals Top IT Pain Points for the Mid-Market Customer

Gridstore, a provider of software defined storage solutions, has announced findings from a new study on the top IT pain points impacting today's mid-market enterprises. The study revealed that managing the storage lifecycle due to staggering data growth is a significant challenge for IT administrators. Organizations are faced with the need to both overcome storage limitations and the resulting complexity and expense of storage upgrades and over-provisioning storage to accommodate for this growth. According to IDC, over 1.8 zettabytes of data was created last year in the form of ... (more)

Storage Switzerland Lab Test Validates Zetta.net

Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the results of a Storage Switzerland lab review that validates Zetta DataProtect as the next generation enterprise-grade server backup solution for small and medium sized enterprises that doesn't require appliances and can be deployed within minutes. The Storage Switzerland video review demonstrates the ease in which Zetta DataProtect was deployed and configured. From day one, it ran flawlessly on both Windows and Mac platforms. Granular data recovery was also simple with sever... (more)

Zetta.net Offers a SysAdmin Day Special for 3-in-1 Online Server Backup

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, today announced a two-day special pricing for the 13th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. For two days only, July 26 and 27, Zetta.net is offering 3-in-1 online backup service consisting of offsite backup, disaster recovery and archiving for just $195 a month. It includes 500GB of enterprise-grade secure online storage, unlimited licenses of backup and recovery software, a virtual appliance and 24x7 U.S.-based technical support. "Sysadmins today are faced with mounting challenges when it comes to protecti... (more)

Protecting IT Assets From a Hurricane: A How To Guide

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net When the local news starts reporting that a tropical storm or hurricane will make landfall near your town, do you know how to protect your company’s IT assets? If you do, congrats! This post isn’t for you. If not, here are some suggestions. A Weather Warning Is When You Implement The Plan, Not Start It A hurricane — or a similar event, like the June 29, 2012 “derecho” that slammed the eastern United States can strike without warning. “In the greater Washington, D.C. area, where I live, the derecho was so rare and so violent that no one saw it coming — t... (more)