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Raw Capacity vs Usable Capacity

Wondering how much space you have remaining on your storage infrastructure? There is a big difference between raw capacity and usable capacity but we’re going to clear it up by unpacking what these terms mean, and how they are used.  Let’s start with the purchase of thirty (30) new 2TB drives for our storage array. 30 x 2TB = 60TB…

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15 EMC VNX Terms You Need to Know

Make sure you're up-to-date on the latest lingo. Our guide contains all the EMC VNX terms to make sure you become the expert in your organization. What is Dell EMC VNX? Dell EMC VNX is a family of enterprise-grade unified file and block storage systems. The Dell EMC VNX family of storage systems combines data storage scalability and flexibility with…

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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 option? You may have heard of data center third-party maintenance, and how it helps companies save 50% or more on server, storage, and network support costs. But the real question isn’t what you know about TPM, it’s when…

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5 Pain Points of OEM Support (and how to solve them!)

Do you have support challenges that the OEM doesn’t solve? Third-party maintenance can provide better options for your data center environment, with solutions that work on your terms, timeline, and budget. Discover below how third-party maintenance can solve the Biggest Pain Points of OEM support: 1. High Support Costs Has the OEM cost to maintain your server, storage, or networking…

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7 Hacks that Help IT Pros Save Time

by Reid Smith-Vaniz, CEO, Reliant Technology No one has enough time, here’s how you can get back 100+ hours. Hack #1: Kill the refresh project The refresh project is a huge time-suck. Think about all the time it takes to plan, buy, install, migrate, decommission, sell the equipment associated with a refresh. From vendor meetings to negotiating, it can take…

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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…

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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…

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What’s The Difference?: EOL, EOSL, EOA, EOS

When a particular vendor schedules hardware for End of Service Life, it can be a difficult time for the customers who use those products on a daily basis. Not only do you have to worry about what that means for the future of your EMC or NetApp products, but you also have a variety of different dates to keep track…

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Data Wiping: Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore It

Securing your organization’s data should be a top priority. Whether you’re responsible for client records, employee information, or financials you’ll want to be sure that data is guarded. Data destruction is one of the most important steps in keeping your company’s sensitive data out of harm’s way. It is especially crucial when planning to sell or trade-in your used IT…

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Thin Provisioning vs Thick Provisioning: Which One is Best For You?

Enhance storage performance Choose the method of provisioning that's right for you and optimize your performance. No matter your role in a data center, enhancing storage performance is usually a top priority. This is especially true for enterprise applications that are accessed the most. One common practice when it comes to addressing performance and storage needs is provisioning. According to…

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“Should I Upgrade? Or Should I Refresh?” – Part 2 of 2

By Kyle Christopher How do you know when you need to upgrade or refresh your environment? Selecting the right hardware is going to affect the success and health of your overall company, so it is critical to take the time to review your options and find the right fit for your business needs. Tight budgets and aggressive energy consumption have…

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“Should I Upgrade? Or Should I Refresh?” – Part 1 of 2

By Kyle Christopher How do you know when it’s time to buy new hardware? Is your server hardware too old? Do service and maintenance contracts cover hardware that is three, four or five years old or older? The answer varies depending on whom you ask. The needs of every business are different. You may have a preference of manufacturer, such…

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