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Asset Recovery: 3 Things to Consider

Posted on February 10, 2016 in Asset Recovery

Reliant Technology - Asset Recovery

Companies charge IT departments with finding more ways to cut costs and increase the efficiency of their department. While there are many ways to cut costs, one aspect that is frequently overlooked is IT Asset Management. And since procuring new technology is infinitely more exciting than figuring out what to do with the old ones, this potential revenue source is often a missed opportunity.

Asset recovery pumps revenue back into your IT budget and data center and allows you to have more flexibility in where to spend your IT budget, whether on new projects, upgrading your existing equipment, or simply giving your budget a bit more cushion. However, it’s paramount to have a well-managed IT asset disposition (ITAD) strategy to avoid potential risks, such as a data breach, while still reaping the benefits of more revenue. So, what do organizations need to consider to create a well-defined asset recovery plan?



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Reliant Technology - Why You Should Care About ITAD

Asset Recovery, or IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is not the most glamorous aspect of a data center. Getting the shiny, brand new technology in your data center is definitely far more exciting to many. However, proper IT Asset Management provides your IT department an opportunity to generate revenue from equipment that you don’t even use anymore. Furthermore, ITAD is a key aspect of protecting your organization from potential lawsuits. Bet you didn’t think that

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We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: TechSpective, VentureBeat, InfoStor, and more.

1. Cybersecurity: What You Need to Need to Know for 2016

From: TechSpective

2015 was quite a year! Hacks and ransomware got personal. APT attacks and cybercrime-as-a service became widespread. The scary future of IoT hacking became a reality with the demonstration of self-driving car hacks. And, a new threat vector of...”



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Reliant Technology - End-to-End Data Protection

Storage end-users have more choices than ever for deciding how to protect their application data, so it’s vital for IT organizations to provide multiple options to them. By providing a “continuum” of data protection services to internal and external clients, companies will be more prepared to meet their needs and stay relevant to the business itself.

Data Tiering

As IT organizations evolve, they must ensure that valuable information assets are protected, whether it lives in a private cloud, public cloud, smartphones, or laptops. But...



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Reliant Technology - Configuring a NetApp Disk Shelf

When upgrading your NetApp filer it is essential to take growth, performance, and workload into account. If you’re considering a capacity upgrade (rather than upgrading to a new filer altogether), then adding a disk shelf is a cost-effective way to do that. After deciding on a capacity upgrade, make sure you do your homework to get the best disk shelf for your NetApp filer.

But what makes one disk shelf better than another? It will depend on what the disk shelf is being used for and the applications hosted on that shelf. Are you purchasing this disk shelf because you need high performance for one of your applications? Then adding a SSD shelf may work better for you than a SATA shelf. If you are hosting a database or large files that you don’t need to access frequently, then a

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We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: Data Storage Today, Storage Soup, InfoStor, and more.

1. 7 Biggest Data Center Migration Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

From: Data Center Knowledge

Data center migrations aren’t something most people do every day. They’re typically a once-in-a-career event — twice if you’re lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it). No matter which camp you’re in, moving networks, servers, data and applications from one location to another tends to elicit a string of four-letter words...”



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Reliant Technology - EMC EOL Hardware & NetApp EOA Hardware

Not sure when your EMC equipment is going End-of-Life (EOL)? Do you have NetApp filers in your data center and don’t know when they’re going End-of-Availability (EOA)?

Check out Reliant Technology’s EMC EOL & EOSL Information and NetApp EOA & EOS Information pages to find out what equipment is approaching End-of-Life or End-of-Availability as well as when the equipment is End-of-Service-Life or End-of-Support.

These pages are updated frequently to reflect that latest EMC and NetApp product lifecycle announcements.



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Reliant Technology - IT Challenges for SMBs

In just a few short years, technology has quickly become one of the single best friends that small business owners have ever had. At the same time, IT has also become one of their biggest struggles, as relying on technology for almost every day-to-day business operation can present its own unique challenges. However, there are a few key IT challenges that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are facing today. What are these challenges and how can SMBs best deal with these challenges? 



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We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: InfoStor, The Register, StorageSwiss.com, and more.

1. Five Things Your Storage Array May Not Be Telling You

From Data Center Knowledge

“For today’s data-storage administrators, one of the greatest challenges is retrieving information from a storage array. A myriad of questions come to mind: Where are..”



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Reliant Technology - Backup Strategy Options

Increasingly long backup windows are an issue for most IT departments, and engineers have resorted to a number of different tactics and storage architectures to solve it. In recent years, one of the more popular methods has been disk-based backup that leverages deduplication. While disk-based deduplication can improve the per-GB cost of backup storage, it also tends to introduce latency and extend backup processes.

When selecting a disk-based backup solution, you want to avoid just going with the default vendor. Do your homework and take the time to really understand the hardware, because the architecture you choose will affect your backup window.

Disk + Tape

Many companies utilize disk to disk to tape backup solutions, commonly known as D2D2T, to decrease backup windows and enable faster copies to tape media. Spinning disk can handle...



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