Data storage market overview: State of the market in 2014


Originally posted on Tech Expectations:
(updated 5/15/14) Data storage is a massive market ($22.5 billion for the 2013 high end storage market alone), and has reached a critical point in its evolution, highlighted by dramatic changes in base technologies, interfaces, and service models. EMC’s recent acquisition of DSSD was another thought-provoking¬†data point. Hardware¬†commoditization and component…

Highly Available SharePoint 2010 Virtualization for Large Farm


Solution from HP Source:  http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA1-4068ENW.pdf HP recommends this 4-server configuration for larger solutions where high-availability is a requirement, the expected user population is up to 1000 users (assuming an active user concurrency of typically 25-50%), and usage of various SharePoint Application services (for example Excel Services, PerformancePoint, etc.) is planned. The expected solution workload isContinue reading “Highly Available SharePoint 2010 Virtualization for Large Farm”

Highly Available SharePoint 2010 Virtualization for Medium Farm


Solution from HP Source:  http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA1-4068ENW.pdf HP recommends this configuration for virtualized medium-sized solutions where high-availability is a requirement, and the expected user population is up to 500 users (assuming an active user concurrency of typically 25-50%). The expected solution workload is mostly collaboration and portal activity, with some use of team sites and My Sites.Continue reading “Highly Available SharePoint 2010 Virtualization for Medium Farm”

Highly Available SharePoint 2010 Virtualization for Small Farm


Solution from HP Source:  http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA1-4068ENW.pdf HP recommends this 2-server solution for SMB customers who are looking to deploy solutions in a virtualized environment using Microsoft Hyper-V R2, and also wish to employ high-availability technologies to ensure continuity of service. The expected user population is up to 150 users (assuming an active user concurrency of typicallyContinue reading “Highly Available SharePoint 2010 Virtualization for Small Farm”

Differences Between High Availability and Disaster Recovery


Solutions and systems that address High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) have been paramount in preventing application downtime and its crippling effect on productivity and operational output. But the traditional differences between HA and DR have been blurred by new mechanisms introduced by emerging technologies. And while it is possible to provide HA andContinue reading “Differences Between High Availability and Disaster Recovery”