Keep Your Friends Close And Your Enemies Closer

The concept of co-opetition — the combination of competition and cooperation — doesn’t go back quite as far as 400 BC when China’s Sun-tzu made his famous statement about friends and enemies, but it certainly seems timely when considering the recent developments surrounding the entity known as VCE (Virtual Computing Environment). The Richardson, Texas-based company, […]

Storage Pros Get DIY Replication Acceleration

Most storage professionals understand the importance of offsite data replication, but until now, have been handcuffed by the network when attempting to extend the distance of their replication workloads. In fact, a recent study confirmed that 72% of organizations want to replicate more data to an offsite location, but among those, 66% acknowledge being limited […]

Will SDN + SDS + SDDC = SDC?

As I go round the event circuit, there is always the buzz around the latest topic de jour. Vendors love something new – it gives them a relatively blank sheet to start a new marketing campaign against, and a chance to try and take the high ground against the competition. The obvious ones over the […]

The New Convergence: Storage and Virtualization

This past week, EMC announced several new solutions to support virtual environments: the VNXe3150 and, more interestingly, according to CRN, plans to bundle Avamar Virtual Edition into VCenter. Now that the VMWorld Conference is in full swing here San Francisco this week, I thought I would share some observations on how the worlds of storage […]

The Only Superheroes You’ll Ever Need

Don’t let there be a dark knight in your data center. Join Silver Peak and our partners for The Dark Knight Rises movie premiere — and learn how you can defeat “Dr. Disaster” and protect your entire application infrastructure. Check out our website to find a location near you for a technical seminar and showing of […]

Marc Trimuschat on EMC and Data Mobility (Video)

From EMC World Las Vegas, Silver Peak vice president of alliances Marc Trimuschat is interviewed about Silver Peak’s software-based approach to data mobility, WAN optimization, and the strategic relationship with EMC. Hear Marc talk about the synergies of Silver Peak’s VXOA software and EMC Symmetrix VMAX, Recoverpoint, SRDF and VPLEX Geo.

Make Your Networks 10x Simpler to Manage

An important message came out of EMCWorld that should interest anyone looking to run a major data network. Both EMC and VMWare drew attention to the importance of making our networks simpler to run and manage. If organizations are going to build truly massive networks efficiently, reducing the time it takes to deploy and manage […]

Buzz at EMC World

When it comes to “buzz” in the tech industry, you don’t get much bigger than the Cloud and “Big Data.” Since surveys show a third or more of companies are already working with cloud providers and analysts predict data storage could reach nearly 2.5 zettabytes (that’s 2.5 billion terabytes) this year, that buzz seems to […]

Replicating Big Data with EMC Isilon and Silver Peak

Let’s say you were one of the lucky people who won last week’s Mega Millions jackpot (unlike this person, who has some proving to do). Now let’s assume that the $656 million is paid out in gold ingots. (That would be about 1200 of these, or only 43 of these bad boys…) Can you imagine […]

Top of the Channel

OK, actually we’re among the top when it comes to channel-friendly technology vendors that increase data center efficiency in an environmentally and economically friendly manner. This according to the highly respected channel publication CRN, which today announced Silver Peak is one of the “CRN 2012 Data Center 100.” The growth of ‘big data’, cloud-based infrastructures […]