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IP Video Surveillance: Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready?

As we discussed in our previous post, demand for IP video surveillance is increasing rapidly, as organizations seek to protect against a wide range of physical threats. IP video surveillance also has a number of non-security purposes, including accident and

The Benefits of IP Video Surveillance

The demand for more advanced video surveillance is on the rise as organizations seek to protect people, infrastructure and information from deliberate and accidental threats. According to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, the global video surveillance market is estimated to

How HP StoreOnce Simplifies Enterprise Backup

Just like the IT infrastructure of many enterprises has gradually evolved and grown piece by piece, so have the backup solutions in these environments. Physical desktops, virtual desktops and remote workers could conceivably be using different backup applications. Because each

How HP Is Improving Converged Infrastructure

At the recent HP Discover conference in Barcelona, HP introduced a number of new enterprise products and services to meet the growing demands organizations are placing on their data centers. Included in this announcement were several converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence

How Virtual Desktops Support Employee-Centric Environments

Employees armed with a variety of mobile and desktop devices now prefer to choose not only the devices they use at work, but the applications and operating systems. In an effort to create a more employee-centric environment, organizations have instituted

The Case for Non-Persistent Desktops in VDI Environments

Traditionally, non-persistent desktops haven’t received widespread support as the best option in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. With non-persistent desktops, a master disk image is shared by multiple users, and users receive a fresh copy each time they log in.

How to Avoid Trouble Spots and Ensure VDI Success

In a previous post, we touched on the various reasons why many virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) initiatives are delayed or even abandoned. Generally speaking, VDI layering helps to overcome common VDI challenges by dividing the disk image into separate layers

How Desktop Layering Overcomes Barriers to VDI

Operational efficiency, simplified desktop management, improved security, and increased employee flexibility and productivity are driving the rapid growth of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Yet many VDI initiatives are stalled before they even have a chance to get off the ground.

6 Factors to Consider when Choosing an SDN Controller

In a previous post, we discussed how open-source standards for software-defined networking (SDN) are beginning to take shape. Open-source standards such as OpenFlow and OpenDaylight simplify SDN design and operation while eliminating vendor lock-in. At the core of an SDN

SDN Standards Are Taking Shape

In a previous post, we discussed the many ways to create a virtual network, including software-defined networking (SDN), network virtualization and network functions virtualization (NFV). The SDN market in particular is expected to grow 1,000 percent to $2 billion by