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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February 10, 2014

5 Things to Look for In An EMC or NetApp Storage Provider

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, IT sales reps are a necessary part of the supply chain. We’ve all heard the stories about the bad ones, but we don’t talk enough about the good ones and what they do.

They go by a lot of names: VARs, Account Executives, Storage Experts, Account Managers, Data Storage Gurus, IT Gods, (OK, I made that one up), etc. But the water can get murky when you start trying to sort through the good, the bad, and the ugly. They play an important role to both vendor and customer, and today I’m going to talk about what good reps do….

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February 4, 2014

Product Spotlight: The NetApp DS2246

Many customers choose NetApp for its flexibility and “plug-and-play” usability. This blog will share some important features of the NetApp DS2246. If you are looking to add capacity, the DS2246 is a great choice for many reasons. It offers flexibility by providing the user a variety of choices when it comes to drives. You can choose among hard drives, SSDs and self-encrypting drives, or if you need massive amounts of capacity, the DS2246 allows you to expand to meet your storage needs….

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January 30, 2014

Is Your Traditional EMC or NetApp VAR in Touch With Reality?

The majority of problems we see within our clients’ storage environments result from data mismanagement, not from having outdated hardware or software. We frequently talk with clients who have the newest, and shiniest gear available but still do not have the ability to manage their data correctly. Many times, what we hear from our clients is that their value added resellers (VARs) are suggesting a rip-and-replace approach to their storage environment. While this approach may solve some technology problems, it likely won’t solve the problems of data mismanagement that led you to seek new hardware in the first place….

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October 3, 2013

5 Secret Tax Tips For Leasing Data Storage in 2013

Data storage leasing is a game-changer when it comes to pushing through your storage projects. There are several immediate bonuses to leasing storage. For starters, Congress has now extended and enhanced the Section 179 tax deduction and bonus depreciation until the end of 2013 in an effort to stimulate the economy and lower unemployment. These incentives offer many companies the opportunity to invest in hardware and quickly recover their costs….

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September 10, 2013

4 Benefits of Scale-Out Solutions for Your Data

Big data. We hear about it all the time, but it’s not going away. Au contraire. Nonetheless, it can be easy to manage with a scale-out solution for that big data.
Your business needs change as well as your storage needs….

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March 15, 2012

Sell or Trade IBM, NetApp, and EMC Storage Hardware

Sell or Trade IBM, NetApp, and EMC Storage Hardware…

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