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How-To Series: How to Replace a Failed EMC Drive

Using an EMC storage array provides you with an incredible data storage system to store data on storage arrays rather than on a server. These arrays provide you with multiple drives in a collection, capable of storing a huge amount of data, managed by a central management system.  Although the EMC storage array is an incredible system, if your EMC…

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Upgrading Your EMC Array: What You Need to Know

In a time of dramatic data growth, needs for more capacity and performance remain the norm. This means IT decision makers must meet increasing data storage requirements with a shrinking budget. You might feel overwhelmed at the task of keeping your data center equipment up to demand, but you have options. The easiest and most cost-effective way to increase data…

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Your FAS8000 Filer is EOA: What Now?

NetApp FAS8020, 8040, 8060, and 8080 filers went End of Availability (EOA) in December 2017. There are usually concerns about hardware needs and support options once your filer reaches a product milestone. So what happens next? Should you look for extended support with the OEM? Consider alternative support vendors? Or should you just do a complete hardware refresh? These are…

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Upgrading Your NetApp Filer: What You Need to Know

In a time of dramatic data growth, needs for more capacity and performance remain the norm. This means IT decision makers must meet increasing data storage requirements with a shrinking budget. You might feel overwhelmed at the task of keeping your data center equipment up to demand, but you have options. The easiest and most cost-effective way to increase data…

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Purchasing Pre-Owned NetApp Hardware – Tips & Tricks

There are a wide range of different benefits that come with buying used NetApp storage that are understandably worth exploring. The initial cost reductions, coupled with the ability to continue to utilize equipment that has reached end-of-life status, are certainly enticing. However, if you do choose to go down this road, it's essential that you ask the right questions to help get the most…

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Do You Really Need All Flash to Virtualize?

When working with clients, we tend to hear a lot of misconceptions around flash and virtualization. One common misconception is than having an All-Flash Array (AFA) is a requirement when architecting a virtual infrastructure. AFAs certainly have many benefits, such as more consistent performance, higher VM Density, and enhanced deduplication results. But all-flash arrays are expensive and the technology is…

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Selling Your Storage Equipment: How to Recoup the Most Value from Your Assets

At Reliant Technology, we invest a large majority of our time trying to find the highest quality equipment to pass on to our customers. Since most of the hardware we sell from EMC, NetApp, Brocade, Cisco, and others is used, it is imperative that the sources from which we obtain this hardware is top-notch so that value can be given…

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Three Questions for Sizing EMC Storage Projects

By Kyle Christopher It’s never good when your data center catches on fire. It’s probably worse when parts of the building start falling off as a result. That’s exactly what happened on Sunday at a Samsung data center in Gwacheon, South Korea. Interestingly enough, the resulting data outage affected Samsung devices on a global scale, including smart TVs, phones, Blu-ray…

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