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Gridstore, a provider of scale-out NAS solutions, has announced that its Gridstore 2.0 solution has received top marks in a three-month “test drive” by analyst firm Storage Switzerland as the easiest scale-out NAS implementation they have tested. In the hands-on review, “Storage Switzerland Drives SME Scale Out NAS – Initial Set Up of Gridstore 2.0,” Storage Switzerland’s senior analyst, George Crump, focuses on all aspects of the Gridstore Scale-out NAS out-of-the box experience including installation, expansion, and consolidation of multiple file servers into a single storage grid. Gridstore’s Scale-out NAS solution has stood up to months of rigorous performance and reliability testing by Storage Switzerland with absolutely no issues or outages. In the past, the analyst firm has tested other NAS systems without proper power shutdown and found that they inexplicab... (more)

Nexsan’s Hybrid Storage Benefits Explained

Nexsan, an independent provider of data storage systems, has announced the publication of a new white paper presenting the benefits of Hybrid Unified Storage technology when used in today's high-performance, virtualized environments. The document provides information to organizations in need of high performance storage with the capacity to host business critical applications without stressing IT resources and budgets. The paper complements Nexsan's recent introduction of next generation NST5000 Hybrid Storage systems. As the number of virtual machines increase, even the fastest ... (more)

Thinking of Application Performance Management (APM) Tools?

During this webinar attendees will learn about the very significant problems with legacy Application Performance Management (Monitoring) tools. Threshholds - how do you know where to set them? Complexity - why are rocket scientists required? Diversity - do you really need 9 different APM tools? Throttle Settings - make no sense! How do you manage this? Measurement metrics - misleading metrics cause SLA contention Cloud and on-premise - what do we really need? Fit - where do APM tools fit well? Where don't they fit? Also to be presented will be new alternate technologies that re-posi... (more)

IPR International Improves Data Security and Availability

Nexsan's Assureon online archive gives IPR the reliability and compliance-level privacy it needs to deliver high data availability to its customers while reducing overall costs by 40% Leading disaster recovery and data protection service provider IPR International was facing growing operational and capital costs associated with its data archive infrastructure for customer emails and unstructured files. Needing to lower overall costs without risking the high service-level they guarantee their demanding customer base, IPR turned to Nexsan. Nexsan's Assureon online archive has give... (more)

Legal Consulting Firm Increases Business Performance and Reduces Storage Operating Costs by 40% with Nexsan

Customer Overview With offices in Washington DC and San Diego, Calif., Bates White is a consulting firm offering services in economics, finance and business strategy to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Bates White provides the latest empirical and theoretical technologies to data mining and processing that bring clarity to complex issues which, in turn, enable their clients to make more informed decisions.   Business Challenge: Eliminate The Storage Performance Bottlenecks Impacting Business Performance At Bates White, storage system performance... (more)