Tag: big data

  • Data Center Energy Efficiency

    Data Center Energy Efficiency

    Due to today’s constant changes and technological advances, the amount of data being created continues to grow at a rapid rate. More data being generated, translates into more robust data storage centers. Regardless of how long you’ve been using data centers for your business growth and storage needs, there is…

  • Data Storage Security

    As Breaches continue, DATA STORAGE and Fear of Adequate SECURITY are merging in the eyes of IT managers. Over the years data storage security has become a concept centered around protecting data while warranting its availability to authorized personnel.  Usually, data storage and data security are treated as…

  • The Definitive Guide to Choosing the Best Router for Your Needs

    The Definitive Guide to Choosing the Best Router for Your Needs

    How to Choose the Best Router for Your Needs     Remember back in the late 1980s and the 1990s when anyone who wanted to access the internet had to play the waiting game while listening to that awful screeching sound of the modem dialing the ISP? Ah, the nostalgia…

  • Data Protection and Information Security – Together at Last.

    Data Protection and Information Security – Together at Last.

    Any IT professional that spent time around a corporate data center for several years has more than likely adapted to the separation of data protection and data security fields. The division in specialties has long historical roots, but does it really make sense anymore? Data protection is…

  • Selecting the Best Server for Your Data Center

    Selecting the Best Server for Your Data Center

    Server Selection In order to improve bottom line performance in the workplace, IT professionals should assess top priorities to establish protocol on how to choose a server while constructing the most efficient workloads. Some may say that servers are the heart and lungs of the modern internet, but the deliberation…

  • Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud In September 2010, Virgin Blue airline’s check-in and online booking systems went down for a period of 11 days, affecting around 50,000 passengers and 400 flights. Ultimately the downtime ended up costing the company over $20 million. So, what is the true…

  • Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    I know what you’re probably thinking, who still uses tape as storage media backup? Isn’t everything in the cloud these days? In fact, recent research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that almost half (49%) of surveyed organizations said they currently rely on data tape as part of their main…

  • Evolution of the Data Center

    Evolution of the Data Center

    The definition of a data center is a large group of networked computer servers typically used by organizations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data. Not too long ago, the datacenter was the main aspect of any IT structure. Although data centers may still be…

  • Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    There are thousands of toxic elements found in every day electronics; ranging from cleaners to fire retardants. These toxic elements are in circuit boards, hard drives, cell phones and computer monitor screens. About 40% of substantial metals found in landfills are lead, mercury, and cadmium from electronics that have been…

  • A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    Hard Drive Destruction Destruction seems to be an enjoyable activity when done in a purposeful manner. Destroying things such as demolition day on a home renovation or monster truck rallies can be both rewarding and entertaining. The best part is that they won’t come back to haunt you in the…