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third party support benefits

Once your storage hardware reaches the end of its initial warranty, IT decision makers must choose what the best course of action will be for their storage environment and data center overall. Do you stay with the OEM? Or do you look for alternative support options? Here are some of the biggest benefits of opting for third party maintenance for those who are considering stepping away from OEM support.



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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 trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. The first week of the new year has brought a number of great insights. This week, learn how to get the most value out of the software defined storage market and five IT predictions for 2017.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Data Center Journal, StorageSwiss, and more.



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4 Ways to Overcome Capacity Demands

Capacity Planning & Upgrades

overcome capacity challenges

In a time when dramatic data growth is the norm, capacity challenges are a top concern for IT professionals everywhere. More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race and data growth shows no signs of slowing down. Here are

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EOL vs EoSL: What's the Difference?

Support & Maintenance

EMC End of Life End of Service Life

When EMC announces that a piece of hardware will reach End of Life (EOL) or End of Service Life (EOSL), it can be difficult to understand what these milestones mean for your storage environment. Not only do you have to understand what each term means, you also have to figure out next steps for your EOL EMC hardware. And after all that...

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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 trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. The first week of the new year has brought a number of great insights. This week, Search Storage gives you some vendors to watch in 2017 and ITProPortal gives you an inside look at the life of an IT manager.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: InfoStor, Database Trends and Applications, and more.



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2017 Data Storage Trends

Industry News & Trends

2017 data storage trends As we kick off the new year, it is important to stay current with the biggest trends that will impact how you manage, store, and protect your data in 2017 and beyond. Learn about what you can expect from this new year when it comes to your IT infrastructure. We will be taking a look forward at high capacity flash drives, object storage, and more.



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reliant reading list 2016 stories2016 has been a time of change for IT and specifically data storage. This year included mergers, acquisitions, and new technologies that will alter the way we manage, store, and protect our data for years to come. Because so much happened in the world of IT, we have decided to bring you the biggest insights and trends from 2016.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: International Business Times, The Wall Street Journal, SearchStorage, and more.



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EMC CLARiiON CX4 storage arrays are approaching End of Service Life (EOSL) December 2016. When your EMC hardware reaches EOSL, IT managers must make decisions based on performance and capacity needs.  So, do you keep your CX4-120, CX4-240, CX4-480, CX4-960? Or should you upgrade to the latest and greatest EMC equipment?

This is just one of the many questions we receive from EMC users. The answer isn’t always simple, it depends. We sat down with one of our EMC storage specialists to help answer some of the most pressing questions when it comes to your CLARiiON CX4 storage array.



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Securing your organization’s data should be a top priority. Whether you’re responsible for client records, employee information, or financials you’ll want to be sure that data is guarded. Data destruction is one of the most important steps in keeping your company’s sensitive data out of harm’s way. It is especially crucial when planning to sell or trade-in your used IT hardware. You may think that using the delete function on your equipment is sufficient, but that’s not the case.

Blancco Technology and Kroll Ontrack conducted a global study concluding that 48% of hard drives and SSDs sold on major reseller websites, like Amazon and eBay, contained residual...



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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, If you’re deploying flash, you should look at NVMe and some best use cases for object storage.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: The Data Center Journal, Chuck's Blog, and more.



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