fbpx
BREAKING NEWS: Park Place Technologies Acquires Reliant Technology Learn More
Todd Bennett

As the Head of the Sales Team, Todd Bennett leads a team of sales experts, implementing custom solutions for Reliant Technology. Todd oversees Reliant Technology’s SaaS and a team that can analyze thousands of assets from Excel, ITAM, ITSM, DCIM tools, enrich with EOL analytics, and present informed decisions for decommissioning, OEM support, or shifting to Reliant Technology’s Third Party Maintenance.   Prior to working with Reliant Technology, Todd worked at Bomgar, as the Regional Sales Manager of the Mid-Atlantic region, traveling from DC to Chicago. Todd brings both software and hardware experience, managing enterprise companies. Todd has amassed multiple sales awards from many of the companies where he served.   Todd graduated from Georgia Southern and resides in Atlanta with his bride. His three children have grown and flown. In his spare time, Todd enjoys music, golf, and time with family.

12 Trends in Data Centers

12 Trends in Data Centers for 2022

Technology is forever and quickly evolving, leading to an increase in the adoption of Cloud Computing, resulting in a need to reduce internal IT costs and the automation of data center operations. Each iteration can lead to an increase in efficiency or a decrease in costs. But, what new and innovative things should you expect, moving forward? Check out or…

Read More...

EOL, EOSL, EOS, EOA – Why They Matter

Understanding how EOL, EOSL, EOS, and EOA affect our Data Center assets’ lifecycle will help us make the right decisions about how best to support them. Each acronym stands for a crucial statistic about our assets, and we’ll be unpacking what they mean for an IT budget.  PRODUCT LIFECYCLE All IT products go through a four-phase lifecycle:  Introduction Growth Maturity…

Read More...

5 Tips to Control EMC Support Costs Before Your Renewal

Ever miss a critical system or storage array in your asset list?  We need accurate records. Especially when it comes to managing our EMC support renewals. When we can’t rely on our data, we can’t make proactive decisions to negotiate better pricing and we risk our reputation when we have to ask for more budget. But we won't have to…

Read More...

Hardware Refresh vs. Upgrade: Which is Best For You?

Set your data center up for success. Find out which is the best option for your company, and speak with a data center expert at Reliant Technology. If you are using any form of data storage from OEMs such as EMC, NetApp, Cisco, or Brocade, they will more than likely tell you that you need to refresh your hardware every…

Read More...

Why You Should Consider an IT Infrastructure Audit

For your business to survive, it must be built upon an extremely strong IT infrastructure. Your IT infrastructure ensures that you have data availability and that you keep your data private. Despite this, even if your IT infrastructure is strong, there are always internal and external threats abound.  Technology evolves extremely rapidly, meaning that the investment you put into your…

Read More...

Time Savers for IT Admins and Managers: 8 Tips

IT managers and admins typically have a list of laid out tasks that should be accomplished each week. Unfortunately, these tasks are not always done efficiently. This might be due to added errands, distractions with technology, or other tasks that take precedence. All of these distractions and added tasks waste admin’s time, manager’s time, and lead to the company losing…

Read More...

7 Ways to Use TPM as Part of Your IT Strategy

Whether your business made $1000 dollars or $1 million last year, there are always improvements to be made. Strategic IT planning is one of the most important aspects of being an IT leader and can propel your business to success.  Using third-party maintenance (TPM) is a well-kept secret to the success of an IT strategy. But what makes a good…

Read More...

Reliant Q4 Data Center Insights & Pricing

Have you ever had a problem and just could not find the right solution? At Reliant, we hear this all the time. That's why we want to share with you some projects from Q4 2019, so you can discover some creative ideas for supporting your data center infrastructure. This report will expose you to different options, ideas and configurations we…

Read More...

Hybrid Maintenance Plans Add Value to Your Legacy Systems and Extend the Life of Your Data Center Investment

Supporting legacy systems is not always considered to be a particularly important component of IT operations. That is because older systems are ignored and new infrastructure is used to support your applications and services. Even so, your legacy systems can be a great way to maximize your budget as they can meet the vital requirements of your data center. If…

Read More...

5 Things You Should Ask a Vendor When Contemplating a Data Center Hardware Maintenance Agreement

Looking for a new vendor to support your data center can be overwhelming, that is why we created this list of the tops 5 things you should ask a vendor before considering them for the job. Let's get started! 1. How Do You Define Data Center Hardware Maintenance? One of the biggest problems with defining maintenance is that many vendors…

Read More...

Tactics to Control Your Maintenance Spend and Fund Other Initiatives

Maintenance is the foundation of risk mitigation in the technical business world. It would be very risky to implement any technology without an effective method to handle equipment failure. Any failure can impact the operational stability of a system. Most businesses expect systems to be operational with minimal downtime. Business projects, technical projects and maintenance projects compete with the basic…

Read More...

The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

“Reduce cost, increase functionality and improve business operations” is the battle cry of many businesses. IT is continuously battling a world of infrastructure components and applications while also dealing with a myriad of old and new technologies. Adding complication, everyone's an expert and has not only an opinion, but “the” solution. Obsolete hardware just adds another hazard to the mix.…

Read More...

3 Business Cases for Using Third-Party Maintenance

Identifying options to maintain a peak level of IT operations while minimizing costs is a top priority for C-suite executives everywhere. Implementing programs to extend the life of hardware investments is a proven way to generate savings. That’s why many organizations have begun to move away from OEM contracts and have embraced the benefits of TPM maintenance. There are many…

Read More...

Data Center Downtime is Expensive: 3 Ways Third-Party Support Can Help

Running a business in today’s world means taking a more technological approach. As the "brains" of the operation, data centers allow you to do just that. Your data center plays a major role in day-to-day business operations for employees and clients alike. But relying heavily on your data center also has its downsides...unplanned downtime incidents can really cost you. According…

Read More...

4 Must Haves When Choosing an ITAD Partner

Choosing who provides IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services for your storage, server, and networking hardware is one of the biggest decisions you can make for your IT infrastructure. ITAD is usually an afterthought for many IT shops, but that is beginning to change thanks to the increasing need for safe and environmentally friendly disposal of data center hardware. But ITAD…

Read More...

3 Terms to Know When Purchasing Third Party Support

Making a decision on who provides support for your storage, server, and networking equipment is an important part of data center maintenance. Many vendors talk a good game when it comes to maintenance and support services, but can they cut it as your support provider? In order to answer this question, you must understand each facet of third party support…

Read More...

EMC World 2016 Recap: 3 Key Highlights

Yet another year of EMC World has come to a close. Every year thousands of EMC customers and partners gather to hear the data industry’s biggest names preview upcoming products and IT industry trends. The overall theme of EMC World 2016 was “Modernize Your Data Center”, but this year was  particularly interesting due to the recent news of the Dell/EMC…

Read More...

5 Tips to Save on Your IT Support Budget

Properly supporting all your storage, server, and networking equipment can be an around the clock endeavor. And depending on your industry, it can also be expensive. Think back to how much money you’re spending to maintain your data center. With the ability to consume up to two-thirds of an IT budget, having the right support that fits your environment is…

Read More...

Countdown to EMC World 2016

EMC World 2016 is just around the corner! The conference returns to Las Vegas at The Venetian May 2-5. EMC World is where one of the data storage industry’s biggest names previews upcoming product releases and industry trends. EMC World Highlights This year’s EMC World theme is “Modernize Your Data Center.” Keynote speakers include: • David Goulden - CEO, EMC Information…

Read More...

Can I Get a Price on a VNX5300?

We get that question a lot. The VNX5300 is one of the most popular storage arrays on the market right now, but no matter what system you may be looking for, price is usually one of the first questions we’re asked. So, how much is a VNX5300? The short answer? It depends. A lot of people assume that there’s a…

Read More...

The Secret Your EMC Support Provider Isn’t Telling You

What is the lifespan of your EMC hardware? Depending on who your support provider is, the answer may vary. You may be under the impression that the lifespan of your EMC equipment is three to five years. And, you may have been following the OEM recommended upgrade patterns for years. But, as IT budgets get tighter, you may question your…

Read More...

Purchasing a NetApp Disk Shelf: Pricing and Availability

Data centers are complex environments that differ in many ways. No two are exactly the same, but there is one commonality, at some point or another organizational growth and storage needs have to be addressed. Anyone tasked with tackling system capacity issues for their organization has looked at purchasing a new disk shelf. With that comes a slew of factors to…

Read More...

2016 Data Storage Trends

As we begin 2016, it's always important to take a look at the latest and greatest data storage trends to pay attention to in the coming new year and beyond. Data storage technology has taken a dramatic leap forward over the last several years and it is truly exciting to think about what the next few may have in store.…

Read More...