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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…

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15 EMC VNX Terms You Need to Know

We’ve put together a list of the 9 most common EMC VNX terms we hear, and define each of them. Our hope is that this will get everyone level-set on the terminology and help to educate and empower….

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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…

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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…

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7 Hacks that Help IT Pros Save Time

No one has any time, here’s how you can get back 100+ hours….

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

1. How Do You Define Data Center Hardware Maintenance?

One of the biggest problems with defining maintenance is that many vendors have different definitions. It can become confusing when you’re presented with a myriad of offerings all purporting to offer data center hardware maintenance services….

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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….

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

Storage vendors use terms such as EOL, EOSL, EOA, and EOS to describe the points in a product’s lifecycle. Find out what each of these terms means and what they mean for your storage environment….

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

Data erasure is an increasingly important part of data storage strategy. Data not being deleted correctly can mean repercussions for your company….

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

An in-depth look at the differences between thin and thick provisioning. Find the pros and cons for each along with best use cases….

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

Considering upgrading to the latest generation of storage hardware? These tips will help you determine if it is the right time to upgrade or if upgrading your existing hardware is the way to go….

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

Discover how to know when it is the right time to upgrade to the latest generation of storage hardware and ways to extend the life of your existing storage equipment….

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