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5 Tips to Control EMC Support Costs Before Your Renewal

Ever miss a critical system or storage array in your asset list?  We need accurate records. Especially when it comes to managing our EMC support renewals. When we can’t rely on our data, we can’t make proactive decisions to negotiate better pricing and we risk our reputation when we have to ask for more budget. But we won't have to…

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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 Budgeting: 7 Tips When Your Budget Falls Apart

IT budgeting occurs when a company specifically allocates money to specific IT programs within the company. This budget should list funding for all projects and technologies within this department.  Expenses included in an IT budget may include staff salaries, as well as one-time expenses for certain projects. For the most part, companies prepare an annual budget but in certain cases,…

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Data Center Third-Party Maintenance: 3 Metrics to Know When It’s Right For You

You may have heard of data center third-party maintenance, and how it helps companies save 50% or more on server, storage, and network support costs. But the real question isn’t what you know about TPM, it’s when TPM makes sense for you and your organization. Luckily, we’re here to break it down for you. Here are the questions (and corresponding…

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Reliant Q4 Data Center Insights & Pricing

Have you ever had a problem and just could not find the right solution? At Reliant, we hear this all the time. That's why we want to share with you some projects from Q4 2019, so you can discover some creative ideas for supporting your data center infrastructure. This report will expose you to different options, ideas and configurations we…

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Tactics to Control Your Maintenance Spend and Fund Other Initiatives

Maintenance is the foundation of risk mitigation in the technical business world. It would be very risky to implement any technology without an effective method to handle equipment failure. Any failure can impact the operational stability of a system. Most businesses expect systems to be operational with minimal downtime. Business projects, technical projects and maintenance projects compete with the basic…

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The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

“Reduce cost, increase functionality and improve business operations” is the battle cry of many businesses. IT is continuously battling a world of infrastructure components and applications while also dealing with a myriad of old and new technologies. Adding complication, everyone's an expert and has not only an opinion, but “the” solution. Obsolete hardware just adds another hazard to the mix.…

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7 Mistakes Savvy CIO’s Don’t Make When Negotiating with the OEM

By paying attention to the details, and managing the process, you have the opportunity to recognize significant rewards. Just as any project, this one takes time, focus and attention. A savvy IT Leader will not allow these mistakes to jeopardize the maintenance negotiations. Mistakes Savvy CIO's Don't Make 1. Wait until the last minute An experienced CIO knows that procrastination…

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Data Center Downtime is Expensive: 3 Ways Third-Party Support Can Help

Running a business in today’s world means taking a more technological approach. As the "brains" of the operation, data centers allow you to do just that. Your data center plays a major role in day-to-day business operations for employees and clients alike. But relying heavily on your data center also has its downsides...unplanned downtime incidents can really cost you. According…

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4 Support SLA Mistakes That Could be Hurting Your IT Budget

When it comes to managing an entire data center, monitoring the type of support you’re getting can sometimes fall through the cracks. So often, IT professionals must focus on fixing issues and innovating without breaking the budget, that some fail to realize IT support could be a larger hinderance. With the ability to take up two-thirds of any given IT…

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Is Renting or Leasing Right for Your Data Center?

When it comes to data center hardware, the question of whether to rent or to lease is one that doesn't really have a "one size fits all" answer. It is a question that will ultimately come down to the organizational level and how your EMC storage environment and other data center hardware aligns with your long-term goals. Having said that,…

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How Much Does a NetApp Disk Shelf Cost?

One of the benefits of having a NetApp filer is their ability to easily and efficiently scale out. But many NetApp users are unaware of just how many options they have when it comes to adding capacity to their filer. One of the first questions we receive from potential customers pertains to price. After all, performance and capacity options for…

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Purchasing an EMC Disk Array Enclosure: Pricing and Availability

Storage environments can differ based on the industry, size of the organization, and many other deciding factors. But there is one commonality that they all share, at some point organizational growth and storage needs have to be addressed. IT managers must find solutions to capacity and performance issues on a daily basis. Purchasing a new disk array enclosure (DAE) for…

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Non-Cost Benefits of Third-Party Maintenance for Your EMC SAN

When business leaders make the decision to partner with a third-party maintenance provider for something like EMC SAN support, the primary consideration usually comes down to one word: money. A third-party provider can help businesses of all sizes start saving money almost immediately, but it's important to understand that this isn't the ONLY reason why this might be the right…

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