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We love all things data storage! From new product releases, to industry news, to how-to tips and troubleshooting guides, you can find it all here! Browse the topics below and feel free to contact us with any questions about data storage.

We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, is it time to upgrade VMWare storage and the 12 most powerful hyperconverged infrastructure vendors.This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: Network World, Database Trends and Applications, and more.



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Posted in Reliant Reading List By Iris Washington

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No matter your role in a data center, enhancing storage performance is usually a top priority. This is especially true for enterprise applications that are accessed the most. One common practice when it comes to addressing performance and storage needs is provisioning. According to TechTarget, storage provisioning is the process of assigning storage to optimize performance. When it comes to provisioning, thin or thick is usually the question at hand. There are benefits and downsides to both. Today we will go over the pros and cons as well as some best use cases for thin provisioning and thick provisioning.



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Posted in Performance Troubleshooting The More You Know By Iris Washington

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Data demands continue to grow exponentially, but IT budgets don’t often follow at the same pace. You may feel it’s impossible to keep your data center equipment up to demand and under budget. This is especially true for IT managers who feel the crunch when it comes to solving capacity and performance issues with limited resources. There are a few ways to control costs within your data center while maximizing your budget. So, what are some of...



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Posted in Tips to Save The More You Know By Iris Washington

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We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, 7 tips for future CIOs and the utility cloud computing plus more. This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: InfoStor, SearchStorage,and more.



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Posted in Reliant Reading List By Iris Washington

Making a decision on who provides support for your storage, server, and networking equipment is an important part of data center maintenance. Many vendors talk a good game when it comes to maintenance and support services, but can they cut it as your support provider? In order to answer this question, you must understand each facet of third party support before deciding. To help you through the task of choosing the correct maintenance provider we’re defining a few acronyms you should know when considering third party support vendors.



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Posted in Support & Maintenance By Iris Washington

We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, we’re discussing Nimbus all-flash storage options and cloud infrastructure as a service. This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: VentureBeat, Storage Soup, Database Trends and Applications, and more.



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Posted in Reliant Reading List By Iris Washington

Storage giants like Dell/EMC, IBM, and NetApp have stood the test of time evolving in a changing IT landscape. But the days of only having a few storage vendor options are gone. Newcomers to the field like Nimble, Pure, and Cohesity continue to disrupt long held data storage practices. Comparing these storage vendors can sometimes feel like...



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Posted in Knowledge and Learning Industry News NetApp By Iris Washington

We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, we’re discussing cloud computing and colocation plus a few considerations before buying an all flash array.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources:  StorageNewsletter, InfoStor, Data Centres, and more.



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Posted in Reliant Reading List By Iris Washington

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 your EMC hardware is a cost-effective way to increase...



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Posted in EMC By Iris Washington

We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, a solid data strategy may be the key to better financial performance.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: ITProPortal, StorageSwiss, CIO Insight, and more.



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Posted in Reliant Reading List By Iris Washington