Why Cisco HyperFlex is a Big Deal

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Typically when I write a blog post it is more about observations from the industry, clients and events and less about a specific product (because in general product companies have people to do that). However today Cisco announced a new solution that is not only noteworthy but will be very impactful. Today Cisco [...]

Recap of NetApp Insight 2015

Kent Christensen on Monday, October 19, 2015

NetApp Insight, a technical conference for customers and partners, kicked off on Monday, October 12. Datalink was a gold sponsor and invited nearly one hundred customers to attend the conference as well as a hosted dinner on Tuesday evening. Datalink treated booth visitors to an NFL experience and live [...]

The Value of an Experienced Data Migration Partner

Jeevan John on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Many IT organizations take on data migration projects themselves, only to soon realize that they should have used outside help from the beginning. Moving business-critical data has the potential to cause serious disruption to the organization and requires significant planning to alleviate risk. Data [...]

The Biggest Amazon S3 Security Risk: Your Company’s Employees?

John Richardson on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Last week, security firm Rapid7 released the results of a scan they did of Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service), and the results have caused shockwaves around the Cloudsphere.

An update from EMC World

Datalink on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This week, our team is meeting with customers and soaking up the latest details on EMC at EMC World 2012 in Las Vegas.

Maximizing existing storage

Juan Orlandini on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Many businesses have net utilization rates of less than 30-percent. But that’s not the only problem they face… unstructured data, inefficient reporting tools, aging systems, disparate protocols. I could go on.

So you want to change your backup tool?

Juan Orlandini on Friday, February 17, 2012

Our field engineers get asked some tough questions. A common one is: "how do I change my backup product from vendor X to vendor Y?" This is a surprisingly rich topic of discussion. It turns out that making this change is definitely possible, but it's not easy. There are a few reasons why...

Tools you can use

Datalink on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Last month, Juan wrote a blog on the five fingers of backup administration. One of those fingers was storage. Storage means several things when it comes to data protection: the backup of the client’s disk, the disk being utilized by the master server to hold the metadata (catalog), the place you're holding your backups (disk [...]

Redundancy in dedupe

Juan Orlandini on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Recently, Mike Spindler and I had a conversation, and he brought up an interesting point. When we design storage architectures, it's a foregone conclusion that we're going to build the SAN/NAS solution to be redundant across everything we can: dual HBAs, redundant fabrics, high-availability (HA) storage solutions, etc [...]

Storage assessments, really?

Juan Orlandini on Saturday, October 22, 2011

Recently, a customer asked me for further clarification on a proposed storage assessment. Wisely, they'd asked third parties to give them perspective on the value of a storage assessment. The third party, an industry analyst, came back with four major areas to address...

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