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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.

reliant reading list tabletWe 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. This week, we go over some of the biggest data storage predictions for 2017 and we discuss enterprise SSDs and storage design.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: eWeek, Data Center Knowledge, and more.



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upgrade or refresh?

What’s in a name? When it comes to deciding between a hardware refresh or upgrade for your storage system, everything. These two options both allow you to enhance your IT infrastructure in different ways. But which is best for your organization? It depends on who you ask as...



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countdown to netapp end of support eos

In a previous blog, “What End of Availability Means for Your NetApp Equipment” we discussed one of NetApp’s product lifecycle milestones and the implications it will have on your equipment. Now, we are going to take a deeper look into another NetApp milestone. We’re going to discuss what End of Support (EOS) means for your IT infrastructure.

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reliant reading list tabletWe 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. This week, we learn how IT budget planning can give CIOs nightmares and InfoStor provides a buying guide for high capacity SSD.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: CIOInsight, SearchStorage, and more.



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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 your NetApp filer don’t mean much if you can’t afford them.



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Storage System Failure

Your data is your business’ backbone. Without the structure of your finances, customer database, inventory and administrative information, your business is like a jellyfish floundering in the wide-open sea. Avoiding this catastrophe is a top priority. But what if you have committed to too little, too late in terms of backup, and your storage system does a belly flop into the deep end? After all, you never know what the future holds, whether that be a natural disaster, hackers, or social anarchy. Prepare for anything, even the worst-case scenario, with this recovery advice.

Storage System Flops

If you are experiencing the sudden death of your storage system, there are a couple of things to take into consideration...



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reliant reading list tabletWe 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. This week, Park Place Technologies acquires Ardent Support Technologies and five reasons to adopt hybrid cloud storage for your data center.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: StorageSwiss, ITProPortal, Healthcare IT News, and more.



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4 Qualities of a Superior IT Director

Industry News & Trends

job skills IT director

Being a superior IT director requires more than the run of the mill managerial skills. Managing your storage infrastructure and staff varies from day to day because IT is constantly changing. IT departments also differ due to the type of challenges they face. IT professionals are tasked with expanding infrastructure and innovating in the midst of budget cuts and increasingly complex IT integrations. So, how do you navigate this difficult terrain as an IT leader? There are some qualities that will help you do this.



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For the last 9 years, we’ve continuously analyzed how people buy, manage, and support data center infrastructure. What have we learned? The server, storage, and networking market has many options that most IT professionals aren’t even aware of, especially when they work primarily with the OEM or VAR.

 

We learned there has to be a better way and so we developed Discover IQ...



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reliant reading list tabletWe 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. This week, IBM announces new all-flash storage systems and we take a look at the future of data storage careers.

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



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