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Unstructured Data, the silent killer of your IT budget

Unstructured Data, the Silent Killer of Your IT Budget: How are you stopping the bleeding?

By | Backup, Replication, Storage | No Comments

Like most organizations, you probably are hosting your unstructured data on traditional NAS platforms. The days of storing this data on these legacy systems are coming to an end. Let’s look at some of the setbacks that plague traditional NAS:

  • Expensive to scale
  • Proprietary data protection – third-party backup software is needed to catalog and index
  • Inability to federate your data between disparate storage platforms onsite or in the cloud
  • High file counts, which can cripple performance, increase back-up windows, and require additional flash technology for metadata management
  • File count limitations
  • High “per-TB” cost
  • Some platforms are complex to administer
  • High maintenance costs after Year 3

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Citrix performance tuning part 1

Performance Tuning Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Part I: Citrix CloudBridge

By | Cloud Computing, Data Center, Replication, Storage | No Comments

As many companies are making the investment in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop they want a fast, reliable and secure solution. In this article, we will focus on WAN optimization and performance using the Citrix CloudBridge technologies.

Citrix CloudBridge is a unified platform used to accelerate applications across public and private networks, increasing performance and user experience. CloudBridge offers ICA protocol acceleration, QoS, optimization and security for XenApp and XenDesktop. This is an optimal solution for remote or branch offices that have WAN performance issues. CloudBridge offers extensive monitoring and reporting features, which help IT staff to performance tune any Citrix environment.
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IDS Announces Brand Refresh and New Website

Announcing the New IDS Look

By | IDS | No Comments

We are excited to officially introduce you to our refreshed brand, new website and IDS Cloud services branding!

IDS has grown exponentially over the past few years. As we took a step back and evaluated our company, we realized our branding and web presence had fallen behind the level of excellence achieved by the services we deliver to our customers. We also realized that because IDS has naturally expanded to include cloud services and IT consulting in addition to our data center integration solutions, we needed branding that would encompass our entire company as we continue to evolve. Because of this, we’ve been working around the clock to update our branding and web presence. Read More

The Case for Disaster Recovery Validation

The Case for Disaster Recovery Validation

By | Backup, Disaster Recovery, How To | No Comments

Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) has gotten much attention in the wake of natural and man-made disasters in the recent years. But Executives continue to doubt the ability of IT to restore business IT infrastructure after a serious disaster. And this does not even include the increasing number of security breaches worldwide. By many reports, the confidence level in IT recovery processes is less than 30%, bringing to question the vast amounts of investment poured into recovery practices and recovery products. Clearly, backup vendors are busy – see compiled list of backup products and services at the end of this article (errors and omissions regretted). Read More

Why Businesses are Avoiding Cloud Services Adoption

Cloud Breakdown Part 1: Why Businesses are Avoiding Cloud Services Adoption

By | Cloud Computing, Data Center, Virtualization | No Comments

No one will argue that IT organizations today are tasked to do more with less in terms of resources – whether it’s hardware/software or people to support the infrastructure. Private cloud has been a focal point of conversations that we are frequently having with our customers. Some are highly virtualized and others are trying to get their arms around how to manage the sprawling cloud technologies that are knocking at their door. Read More

Trending cDOT Transition Considerations

Trending cDOT Transition Considerations: What You Need to Know

By | Networking, Storage, Virtualization | No Comments

When considering a transition from current 7-Mode systems to Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT), it’s important to understand the limitations, timing and complexity. At IDS, we help our customers navigate and understand how this process impacts their production environment. We understand every customer’s architecture is different, but we have compiled some questions that continue to trend in our conversations. Read More

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