October 15, 2020

EMC Powerlink: What EOL, EOSL & EOS Mean for You

EMC scheduled the EMC CLARiiON CX Series for End of Service Life back in 2011. Many EMC customers with active CLARiiON CX arrays were wondering what the EOSL date meant for them, as it’s easy to confuse all of the acronyms that govern the storage product life-cycle….

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August 19, 2020

TPM vs. EMC Support : 7 Things You Need to Know

As companies look to maximize how far their budget will go, most are looking to first extend the life of their hardware….

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June 23, 2020

Data Center Third-Party Maintenance: 3 Metrics to Know When It’s Right For You

When you have multiple data centers, and hundreds or thousands of assets, when is the right time to choose a third-party maintenance…

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May 28, 2015

EMC Acquires Virtustream for Expanded Hybrid Cloud Services

EMC announced its plan to acquire Virtustream – a cloud software and service provider – in a deal valued at approximately $1.2 billion….

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September 3, 2014

How old is used EMC and NetApp storage hardware?

You may have preconceived notions about the age of used storage hardware. Find out just how old used EMC and used NetApp storage hardware really is….

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March 21, 2014

What is the career path of a data storage engineer?

Interested in becoming an EMC or NetApp Storage Engineer? What is the career path of a storage engineer? This video offers some enlightening insights. The U.S. Department of Labor states that there are 4 million people working in data center operations today. This number is expected to increase to 6 million by 2018. What does this mean? For one, it means the jobs are competitive and, for those that get in, the salaries are good….

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March 19, 2014

EMC VNX versus VNX2 – What Do I Really Need?

We’ve been getting more questions lately about VNX2 versus VNX, so we thought it’d be helpful to put together an article on a couple of scenarios we’ve faced recently. These are coming from customers wondering if they need to upgrade to the VNX2….

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March 5, 2014

Should You Upgrade Your EMC CLARiiON to the VNX? – Part One

If you’ve been contemplating a hardware upgrade for your EMC CLARiiON system, the EMC VNX is an option that has likely crossed your mind….

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March 4, 2014

7 Considerations for EMC Storage Capacity Planning

Without proper storage capacity management, it is impossible to keep pace with the massive data growth of today’s EMC storage environments. Here are 7 things to consider when formulating a capacity planning strategy or deciding their current and future needs when purchasing a storage system….

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February 25, 2014

EMC CX4 Pricing Tips (And Free Storage Planning Checklist!)

We get questions from IT pros all the time, asking for ways to save on CX4 or other EMC hardware. “Saving” applies not only to money but also to time, long-term maintenance and support and other areas where you may need efficiency. You also need to think long term about your capacity and performance needs. While you may be saving money on a particular device, if you haven’t thought through your decision, you may end up going back for more storage, essentially doubling your initial prices….

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