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Guides

Whether you already have a single system, or full IT infrastructure, or are in the search process, you probably have questions about hardware, storage, support, and more. In our Guides you can learn what systems can co-exist with other systems, EOL/EOSL dates, and where to find pre-owned and refurbished equipment.

HPE Nimble Guide

HPE Nimble Guide

Whether you already have a data center with HPE Nimble in it, or are considering adding to your assets, you are bound to have some questions. How does it work? Does it co-exist with other systems well? Can I find pre-owned or refurbished on the market? Get your answers, as well as EOL/EOSL dates, here.
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Data Domain Guide

While Data Domain is best known for deduplication, it offers a host of hardware. You can learn how it works, how it scales, and how it will perform, alone or in tandem with other systems with which it can co-exist. Discover where to find pre-owned or refurbished parts and EOL/EOSL dates.
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Cisco UCS Guide

Cisco UCS data centers give you the powerful technology you need to supercharge your business since they are designed for scalability, simplicity, and value. Where do you begin? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about these UCS data centers and how to choose a server that is best suited to your business.
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Brocade Guide

Brocade Guide

Whether you own Brocade switches and directors now or are considering buying this hardware in the near future, you are bound to have some questions. How does it work? How does it scale? Can I find pre-owned or refurbished on the market?
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NetApp Storage Guide

If you own NetApp storage or are considering buying one for the first time, you’re bound to have some questions. How does it work? Which model fits your requirements? How much does it cost, and are there any options on the secondary market?
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EMC Isilon – The Complete Hardware Guide

Dell EMC Isilon is a network-attached storage platform created by Dell EMC to help organizations more effectively handle storage, backup, and archiving of unstructured data. Isilon was named a leader in the disk storage market by Gartner for four years in a row, and also received the highest overall score from Gartner’s “Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage” report in 2015.
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What is Third Party Maintenance?

When your data center hardware is EOL, EOSL, or your support just expires, you may be considering renewing your support agreement with the original manufacturer (OEM), but is that your only choice? What if there was another way to get the coverage you need at a price you could afford?
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EMC Unity, the Complete Hardware Guide

Dell EMC Unity is one of Dell EMC's midrange storage array product lines. In general, the Dell EMC Unity Family has been designed with storage administrators in mind. It is made for those who are both new to storage and those that need advanced features and optimized performance for data. But midrange unified storage did not being with EMC Unity, in fact there was a long line of technology that preceded it...
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EMC VNX Hardware Guide

VNX storage platforms offer performance, scalability, reliability, and affordability with a single management interface that promotes ease of administration. EMC’s VNX unified storage platform was created to replace the EMC CLARiiON and Celerra storage systems, offering greater performance, scalability, and improving administration through a single pane of glass, the Unisphere admin interface.
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EMC Support: The Complete Playbook

EMC offers a range of support services for your EMC data center hardware. EMC support services include remote technical support, onsite response, and delivery parts replacement. If you are paying for EMC support, have you read the fine print?
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