SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

August 14, 2012 10:35 ET

Aberdeen Publishes Networking and Application Performance, Storage and Virtualization Research

Research Examines Hybrid Cloud Storage, Virtualized Application Deployment, Mobile Application Performance Management, and End-User Experience Monitoring

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Networking and Application Performance and IT Infrastructure/Storage and Virtualization research practices.

"Hybrid Cloud Storage: Getting the Best of Two Worlds," authored by Aberdeen's Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for the IT Infrastructure/Storage and Virtualization research practice, found an emerging storage architecture called "Hybrid Cloud Storage" that combines the benefits of on-premise Scale-out NAS with Public Cloud storage. This form of storage is a new architecture specifically designed to manage large amounts of unstructured data. Hybrid Cloud storage allows users to choose where to deploy what types of data. Tier-1 data, the newest, most accessed data, can be stored on premise in commodity storage devices managed by Scale-out NAS technology. As the data ages, and its value declines, it can be moved to the lowest-cost solution, Public Cloud storage. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit:

A version of this report addressing technologies available to make public cloud storage more secure for sensitive government data is available. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit:

"The Case for Virtualizing your Microsoft SharePoint Deployment," also authored by Csaplar, reveals that companies deploying their Microsoft SharePoint applications on virtualized servers gained advantages in application availability and reduced their overall IT expenses. It was found that on average only 43% of Microsoft SharePoint deployments are on virtualized servers. The benefits of running Microsoft SharePoint on virtualized servers include faster application upgrades, easier disaster recovery, and decreased power and cooling expenses. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit:

"First Class Mobile Application Performance Management," authored by Jim Rapoza, Senior Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Networking and Application Performance research practice, examines how, as mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are becoming primary computing platforms for business and consumer use, application performance management tools capable of testing and managing mobile apps at the same level as traditional applications are being developed to manage and improve mobile application infrastructure performance. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by New Relic and SOASTA, visit:

Also from Rapoza, "End-User Experience Monitoring in the SMB" analyzes the problems small businesses are having providing end-users with good network and application experiences. Companies in the small- and medium-business (SMB) market segment often don't have the financial resources or expertise to implement end-user experience initiatives, but, just like large enterprises, these organizations still need to provide a satisfactory user experience for their business applications. An important step in providing good experiences is having the ability to monitor, measure and manage user experiences and activities. Good experience monitoring can improve the success rates of new application deployments and help identify potential performance and usage issues before a new system is implemented. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit:

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), is a global, full-service, multi-channel marketing services firm with deep expertise in developing research-based technology marketing content. Enabled by its team of 40 analysts covering 17 industry-sector categories, Aberdeen provides B2B marketers with relevant content assets available in multiple formats that target each stage of the customer buying cycle. 

Aberdeen has offices in Boston and London. Harte-Hanks operates 25 offices in the United States, and has locations throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

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