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  We are all getting ready for Earth Day in one way or another. I taught my three-year old what goes in the recycle bin, and he is quite obsessed with recycling these days - in a good way, that is.  He is certainly doing his part, and I am also doing mine by sharing with you a new book with a very green cover and content to match any IT manager’s “green IT dreams.” I am talking about a must-read for those trying to create an eco-friendly data center while taking advantage of the latest virtualization technologies, but also conserving existing resources, “The Green and Virtual Data Center” book by StorageIO founder Greg Schulz. I own the book, I read the book, and I think this less-than-green IT world needs it. Here’s why.   If you live in the storage and server world, you probably know Greg. He is the friendly analyst ready to give you his straightforward opinion... (more)

Construction Company Makes Zetta Data Protect Its Home in the Clouds

Robert Bogucki, IT manager at Skender Construction, researched multiple solutions when he started the disaster recovery project at Skender. Then he found Zetta. Zetta has a much more reasonable cost model with no charge for the ZettaMirror agent software, no matter how many copies are installed. Skender Construction's almost four terabytes of data are now backed up in the cloud with Zetta Data ProtectTM. "Cost was an important factor, and paying $1.40 to $1.60 per gigabyte just didn't make sense after finding Zetta," said Bogucki. He installed the lightweight ZettaMirrorTM agent... (more)

City of Trenton Uses Pivot3 High-Definition Storage for Their Security Needs

There have been more and more discussions in both IT and physical security publications around the use of storage technologies in the video surveillance market. The following is a great example of the use of clustered storage for video surveillance applications. It comes from Pivot3, a storage company with a strong customer base in public safety, homeland security, gaming, education, and transportation.  The City of Trenton and the Trenton Police Department in New Jersey are using Pivot3 clustered storage to support two different video surveillance projects.  The implementations ... (more)

Clustrix Emerges from Stealth with Highy Scalable Database Solution

Clustrix today emerged from stealth mode and announced the Clustrix CLX 4010, a highly scalable database solution that addresses the infrastructure scalability challenges facing Internet companies, enterprises, and cloud service providers. The new appliance brings to database administrators the best of both worlds: the high-performance, high-scalability of NoSQL key value stores and the relational, ACID-compliant and robust functionality of SQL while providing drop-in interoperability with the MySQL protocol. The cost savings of utilizing the Clustrix solution are also significa... (more)

An Intro to Cloud Storage for Business

Jeff Bell, director of corporate marketing at Zetta, knows a thing or two about cloud storage. As a storage veteran, Bell understands the importance of cloud-based data protection, which is changing the way organizations are buying, managing and protecting storage. He shared with us the reasons why enterprise users should consider cloud storage: Instant, automatic "backup" With cloud storage, there's no need for CDs, external hard drives, or localized servers. Your data is quickly and automatically updated in the cloud and available for your retrieval whenever you need it. Conti... (more)