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Make Your Migration to the Cloud Easier

Add on the responsibility of maintaining your existing legacy IT infrastructure at the same time and that's where sleepless nights and headaches start to come into play.  It is easier to have someone else help you maintain your existing on-premises IT hardware while you concentrate on your cloud migration. Fortunately, Reliant Technology is here to ensure your migration from on-premises…

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Understanding RAID Groups: Breaking Down RAID Performance

The acronym RAID stands for “Redundant Array of Independent Disks”. Typically, RAID is used for storing the same data in multiple places or on various hard drives. The purpose of RAID is to store high levels of data but to maintain as good of a performance as possible. Essentially, you increase storage reliability by arranging drives in groups and then…

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Handling Storage Management Overload

Place all of your support contracts in one location. Centralize your storage and maintenance, you can leave everything up to our expert engineers, and save money in the process. With increasing work and fewer resources, handling data growth can become more challenging. As demands for new business application services soar along with storage requirements, IT organizations hustle to meet growing…

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Time Savers for IT Admins and Managers: 8 Tips

IT managers and admins typically have a list of laid out tasks that should be accomplished each week. Unfortunately, these tasks are not always done efficiently. This might be due to added errands, distractions with technology, or other tasks that take precedence. All of these distractions and added tasks waste admin’s time, manager’s time, and lead to the company losing…

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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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New Gartner Report Explains Benefits of Third-Party Maintenance

According to a report recently published by Gartner, third party maintenance providers can provide the best solutions when it comes to combining cost savings with optimum results. This report also marks the key points allowing companies using services from third-party maintenance providers to save enough money and resources to spend on other related activities within the company. The risk of…

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Tips for Building Your Own Private Cloud

At this point in time, it’s an undeniable fact that the cloud is here to stay. However, because of concerns over costs, security, regulations and more, moving to the cloud can be challenging; so for that reason and others, it may not be for everyone. Why Build Your Own Private Cloud One way around these challenges is to consider building…

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What Makes A Great SysAdmin?

SysAdmins are the heart of any given business. They manage everything from your network infrastructure all the way down to your printers. In honor of System Administrator Appreciation Day, or SysAdmin Day, we wanted to talk about what makes a great SysAdmin with the focus on data storage and what it takes to succeed in a career as one. You…

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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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5 Myths About Used IT Hardware

There are a number of benefits when it comes to purchasing pre-owned IT equipment. The secondary market for storage, server, and networking equipment is ripe with savings on quality hardware. But venturing outside of the OEM can be nerve-racking especially with all the misconceptions and myths surrounding used IT hardware. As a team dedicated to new and used storage, server,…

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IBM Sells Servers to Lenovo – Is Storage Next?

IBM is selling its x86 server business to Lenovo – is storage next? According to IDC, IBM holds 27.9 percent of the global server market, but server revenue is down 10 percent year over year. And, compared to 2012 market share, IBM’s share shrunk 1.2 percent. HP and Oracle are both off too, with only Dell seeing 10% increases in…

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