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3 minute readUpgrading 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 capacity is to upgrade your existing EMC storage system.

Follow these tips to add EMC upgrades to your array efficiently while saving time and money.

What EMC Upgrades Do you Need?

Before making any changes within your IT infrastructure you should understand what it could mean for your entire data center and IT department. Adding EMC drives and disk array enclosures (DAE) to your storage array is no different.

When enhancing performance and capacity in your environment, it is important to consider what type of EMC upgrades will best meet your data center needs.

Consider Pre-Owned EMC Gear

It’s no secret data storage hardware from the OEM can be expensive and impractical for current IT budgets. Instead of paying top dollar for new equipment, explore some alternatives.

The secondary market is ripe with EMC drives, enclosures, spares, and other upgrade components for a fraction of the price. Independent resellers like Reliant can source VNX, VNX2, VNXe, Data Domain, Celerra, CLARiiON, and Isilon hardware for up to 70% off EMC retail prices.

How Will You Maintain Your EMC Hardware?

So you’ve found the EMC DAE, drives, and parts you need for your IT infrastructure. All done, right? Wrong. Purchasing the EMC upgrades is only half the battle. You should also consider how you will protect and maintain your EMC hardware.

Some trusted resellers, like Reliant, offer hardware warranties to ensure your equipment will be replaced should something go wrong. We also offer extended warranties and other third party support services to keep your mission critical hardware up and running.

Ready to Upgrade Your EMC Array?

As the World’s #1 Reseller of Certified Pre-Owned Storage Hardware & Support, Reliant Technology can help you add capacity and enhance performance within your existing EMC array. No matter the requirements or project, our storage specialists can help you craft the best solution for your environment. To get started upgrading your EMC storage array, reach out to one of our storage experts at 1.877.227.0828.

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Reid Smith-Vaniz

by Reid Smith-Vaniz

Reid is the founder and CEO of Reliant Technology and for 14 years has pursued his mission to remove the pain associated with maintaining IT infrastructure. Reid writes on common challenges related to maintaining, servicing, tracking, budgeting, and upgrading technology.

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