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15 Unique Terms You Need to Know for HPE 3PAR Storage System

15 Unique Terms You Need to Know for HPE 3PAR Storage System

When it’s time for your next upgrade, or even an entirely new storage system, it is to your advantage to gather as much information as you can. You want to choose the equipment that includes all the pieces you need and stay within your budget. You’ll need to know the system’s lifespan, EOL/EOSL dates if they are available, and warranty…

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NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory Express

NVM Express to the Rescue

What is NVMe? NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communications interface and driver that defines a command set and feature set for PCIe-based SSDs. Its intention is to increase the performance of a client’s computer storage system, all with low latency. It accomplishes this by supporting 64K of parallel command queues at a much faster speed than hard disk and…

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15 Dell EMC Isilon Storage Terms You Need to Know

15 Dell EMC Isilon Storage Terms You Need to Know

When you need to purchase or upgrade IT storage systems, the more information you can gather, the better chance you have of finding the best product or service for your requirements and budgets. Information to be collected includes each piece of technology that is needed, its current and future uses, its expected performance and lifespan, and EOL/EOSL dates if available.…

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Scalability choices

How to Balance Elasticity vs Scalability in Data Centers

In this era of digital transformation, businesses both big and small are making tactical and strategic commitments to technology as a principal driver of competitive success. To reap the fruits that technology brings, businesses need to ensure that their databases are well equipped to handle business demands. At a very minimum, a sustainable database and database management system must be…

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14 Terms You Don't Know About Data Domain

12 Dell EMC Data Domain Terms You Don’t Know

For each new phase of a Data Center’s lifecycle, a prospective administrator is tasked with the responsibility of buying new equipment. To complete this task one must start by collecting detailed information about each piece of technology needing to be replaced, its current and future uses, and its expected performance, before deciding to make a purchase. With the need for…

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Why backup servers are important

Is Your Backup Server Serving You?

IT Data Center equipment, including a server, is expected to function effectively without hitches. Situations occur, however, where unplanned failures take place. Equipment in data centers is not built to last forever and tends to be subject to failure from time to time, hence the need for backups. Backup servers are important as they serve as the last resort for…

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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…

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What is a Hardware Installation Service and Why Do You Need It?

Unfortunately, implementing an enterprise-scale infrastructure solution is not as simple as buying some hardware and plugging it in. It’s a multi-stage process that requires a considerable amount of research, planning, and expertise to successfully install a hardware system and have it functioning well.  When you add potential challenges to the mix, such as human resources, time, split focus, and budgetary…

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Your Guide to Third Party Maintenance Providers for Data Center Hardware

Reliant Technology’s strong history as a third-party maintenance provider means we are dedicated to helping you optimize your data center and OEM warranty contracts. We have expertise in implementing data center strategies and management techniques that reduce costs, but we also integrate best-practice as we go, providing a proactive approach to server maintenance and maximizing uptime of critical systems.Find out…

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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…

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IT Budget Checklist: Data Center Hardware & Support

Do you like creating an IT budget?  Or do you hate it? Have you ever left off a critical component, system or support contract and had to go back to your IT finance committee, boss, or worse - the CFO to ask for more money?  It’s not fun. To make sure you have all of your bases covered, here is…

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Knowing the Right Time to Refresh Your Networking Hardware

A large part of managing your data center network means ensuring that all networking equipment is supported and maintained. This sounds easy enough until the OEM announces your products have been declared EOL. The end of life announcement usually means that end of support is soon to follow. Rather than panic or unnecessarily upgrade your network, we’re here to talk…

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The CIO’s Guide to the Used IT Hardware Market: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the CIO’s guide to the used IT hardware market. In the first installment we talked about some key factors to take into account when considering certified pre-owned storage, server, and networking equipment. You can read it here if you’d like to catch up. Today, I’m going to take you through some options you have when…

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The CIO’s Guide to the Used IT Hardware Market: Part 1

Here at Reliant, we pride ourselves on taking a customer-centered approach. Rather than just supplying you with parts and tech specs, we take a more personal technique by giving you a number of options and helping you create an action plan to achieve your specific goals. To help you do that, I wanted to give a few tips on how…

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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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Don’t Trade Innovation for Hardware Maintenance: 3 Tips

According to a 2012 Trend Report, 48% of enterprises responded that they will spend half of their 2012 IT budget on hardware maintenance and service for their current IT infrastructure. Oppressive maintenance costs, usually attributed to OEM service contracts, can consume precious IT budget dollars that could be dedicated to environment innovation and growth. Enterprises can reduce the hardware maintenance…

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