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Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced the publication of a free white paper that provides best practices for successfully transitioning data to new storage platforms. While upgrading and/or expanding storage can deliver a number of benefits, it can also result in stalled applications, lost data, business disruptions, and immobilized end users. Understanding the challenges in advance can ensure a smooth migration process for better performance, utilization & cost-savings. The white paper - Moving data successfully: Take 10 for a smooth transition to new storage (http://www.sanpulse.com/content/white-paper-10-steps-best-practices-migrations) - provides 10 steps - six before, two during, and two after performing a migration - to ensure success. Following this guide can red... (more)

Actifio to Showcase Data Management Virtualization Solution

Actifio, a provider of Data Management Virtualization (DMV), on Monday announced that it will showcase its industry-leading solution for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity at VMware Partner Exchange 2011. The conference will be held February 8-10 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. The need for a new approach to data management has been underscored by IDC research.  According to the market intelligence firm, unstructured data is growing by 60 percent a year, and by 2014 the cloud is expected to account for 14 percent of all IT spendin... (more)

Queplix Data Virtualization Platform Integrates with NoSQL Databases

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, on Tuesday introduced new Application Software Blades for Hive, HBase and Cassandra. Queplix is the first vendor to deliver a NoSQL data integration environment expanding the opportunity to leverage data from any database technology regardless of its structure - relational, object-oriented, XML, or NoSQL. Intelligent Application Software Blades enable the Queplix Virtual Data Manager platform to securely connect to many different source applications and data. The new software blades for NoSQL databases can identify and extract ke... (more)

An Overview of Data Virtualization

In this video, Queplix chief marketing officer Michael Zuckerman provides an overview of data virtualization and discusses how advanced data virtualization technology enables organizations to solve their data integration, data management, business intelligence and data warehousing problems. With an architecture based on a persistent metadata server, advanced data virtualization seamlessly integrates data across multiple disparate sources, from legacy applications to the cloud, in a highly automated and seamless manner - and without the use of SQL. Queplix is a leader in data int... (more)

Mentora Group Chooses Nexsan for Cloud Storage Platform

Nexsan, an independent provider of disk-based storage systems, has announced that Mentora, a provider of testing, tuning, and hosting services for business-critical systems, has chosen high-density Nexsan storage systems to save valuable rack space in its data centers and provide reliable, flexible, high-capacity storage in a private cloud environment. In its deployment, Mentora is using multiple Nexsan storage systems, including a SATABeast® for disk-based backup and SASBeast® for the company's private virtual platform. Mentora architects, builds and maintains customer environmen... (more)