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A Few Questions to Consider About SANs

Have you adopted server virtualization? Do you have a SAN to support it? To take full advantage of server virtualization, you need to leverage storage virtualization as well. The Compellent SAN can amplify the benefi ts of server virtualization, increasing utilization and improving availability. Do you have a Disaster Recovery plan? How long does it take you to recover? The vast majority of companies that experience a major data loss go out of business. With Compellent, you can recover any size volume to any server in less than 10 seconds and implement replication at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. What is your storage growth rate? Are you storing inactive data on high performance drives? How do you decide what data to store on your highest performing drives? If you think about email data, old attachments and calendar invites really shouldn’t be on your highest performing storage. Our storage architect can explain how to automatically tier you

Article Worth Reposting

How to Develop a Technology Investment Strategy · AllBusiness.com · Friday January 2, 2009, 8:00 am EST While most small businesses require technology to grow, they are also likely to have tight budgets and be unable to invest in "pie in the sky" IT projects with no guaranteed returns. That's why it's important to lay down a technology investment strategy that aligns with the specific goals of your organization. Begin by looking at your business strategy over the next two to three years and determine in which areas you plan to grow, change, or improve. It will be easier to identify technologies that can help your business if you have a clear picture of where you're heading and what steps you must take to get there. Once you've set down your business strategy, you should appoint a member of your organization to track IT trends and advancements in the marketplace. With the explosion of possible technologies available to y

iland and Vizioncore Team to Deliver Outsourced and Transatlantic DR

Launches first of its kind, managed replication and continuity service to UK; presents channel-ready offerings for SMB through to enterprise ________________ Hoffman Estates, IL, and Houston, TX, August 17, 2009 – Vizioncore Inc., the market leader in virtualization data protection and management solutions, and iland™ Internet Solutions today announced that iland, a leading global provider of Cloud Infrastructure Services, has chosen Vizioncore's vReplicator and vConverter products to underpin iland's outsourced, cloud-based disaster recovery services in the UK. The new channel-ready service forms part of the global iland Continuity Cloud, a highly resilient infrastructure spread across six datacenters and the first to offer managed transatlantic disaster recovery services. With virtualization reaching maturity in organizations of all sizes, simplifying its management has become the next hurdle for business and topping that list is successfully protecting and

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A Couple of Interesting Articles

First Look: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 http://www.crn.com/it-channel/219100130;jsessionid=YLI2F23YSPIUDQE1GHPSKHWATMY32JVN DDR2-DDR3 http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-011965.htm There are several types of memory configuration available. Dual Channel Single Channel Flex Mode Triple Channel

Windows 7 Upgrade

Windows 7 Upgrade Qualifying PC List Overview: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-option.aspx HP http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/windows7-upgrade/eligmodels.html Lenovo http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/windows7/index.html Buying less than 25 PCs http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/windows7/program_details_%20pc_less.html Buying over 25 PCs http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/windows7/program_details_pc_over.html Dell https://win7.dell.com/Eligibility.aspx Other Participating PC Manufacturers Country: United States [change] § Acer § Asus § Averatec § Dell § eMachines § Fujitsu § Gateway § HP § Lenovo § Samsung § Sony § Toshiba § Other PC manufacturers

Interesting Article on Virtualization

" Avoiding nasty surprises By Dale Vile, FreeformDynamics • Get more from this author Posted in Virtualization Workshop , 10th August 2009 15:10 GMT Free whitepaper – Managing Desktop Software for fun and profit Reader Workshop The benefits of virtualization, particularly in relation to x86 server consolidation, are pretty well recognised. The significant reduction in hardware requirements and operational overheads that many have achieved with their initial deployments will in many cases have easily justified the cost of the virtualization technology itself. As organisations move beyond the low hanging fruit of obvious consolidation opportunities and begin to work virtualization into the fabric of their infrastructure, however, both the cost of acquisition and the ongoing total cost of ownership come into sharper focus." read the rest click here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/10/avoiding_nasty_virtualization_suprises/