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Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been named as a finalist for Business IT Innovation of the Year in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards for 2010. This is the latest honor in an award-filled year and was based on the company's groundbreaking SANlogicsTM technology platform which transforms storage migration and data center consolidation. SANpulse changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight and empowering proactive decisions. This is accomplished by embedding processes into SANlogics, facilitating a repetitive, modular and scalable process transforming some of the largest enterprise infrastructures. SANlogics automates and accelerates these processes with a dynamic solution that... (more)

Metalogix Outlines Best Practices to Optimize SharePoint Content

Metalogix Software, the leading provider in content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange®, and legacy environments, today revealed key best practices for freeing enterprise content and optimizing SharePoint to enable knowledge workers to be more productive. In the new whitepaper, “Four Practical Solutions to Free Your Content with SharePoint,” Metalogix outlines how today’s data-rich organizations can overcome common CLM issues to optimize SharePoint content, migration, management and storage. With the recent explosion in data growth, legacy ... (more)

Queplix Data Virtualization Platform Integrates with NoSQL Databases

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, on Tuesday introduced new Application Software Blades for Hive, HBase and Cassandra. Queplix is the first vendor to deliver a NoSQL data integration environment expanding the opportunity to leverage data from any database technology regardless of its structure - relational, object-oriented, XML, or NoSQL. Intelligent Application Software Blades enable the Queplix Virtual Data Manager platform to securely connect to many different source applications and data. The new software blades for NoSQL databases can identify and extract ke... (more)

Bare Metal Restore in the Cloud: A How-to-Guide

They all automatically combine disaster recovery with backup, since the backups are stored offsite at the cloud provider’s data center. The better cloud backup options completely automate both backup and restore, removing what historically has been a complex, order-and process-intensive, manual task. The very best-in-class solutions will automatically create rich version histories, and also provide you with a secured, online replica copy of your data, that you can access from anywhere using just an Internet browser. However, these solutions, no matter how robust, cannot circumvent ... (more)

Five Best Practices for Data Integration

Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix The explosion in information technology tools and capability has accelerated. Our information technology environment is moving at absolute light-speed. Yet, the back of data integration is broken. 90% of customers are using 20-year old ETL technology designed to move batch files into the data warehouse at 1:00 am. It is a manual process. Worst of all, is that some vendors have even put this 20-year old technology in their newly minted 1-year old cloud. Who wants 20-year old technology in a 1-year old cloud? To add insult to injury, data quality is ... (more)