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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 tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things IT from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, is there life after Tape and an exclusive with Pure Storage CEO on the all-flash business.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: ITProPortal, CRN, and more.



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EMC VNX end of life planning tipsHave you tried to decipher EMC VNX support for Gen 1 systems? The process is made nearly impossible thanks to the vague end of life terminology. Trying to determine when your support is ending is made even more complicated by variables beyond your control. From the essential EMC VNX support to any extended support options, your product support life cycle varies greatly. You also want to have a backup plan for support after your support ends.



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reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things IT from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, Cohesity makes the case for consolidating secondary storage and the data center support industry experiences another merger.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Data Economy, Virtual Geek, and more.



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OEM Support SecretsHow long is your data center hardware actually useful? Depending on who your support provider is, the answer may vary. If you have EMC or NetApp support through the OEM, they will likely tell you the answer is 3-5 years. But as IT budgets begin to shrink, you may be wondering if this is true, and if not, what else could the OEM be hiding?



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reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things IT from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, survival tips for the accidental database administrator and end-to-end data management.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Data Storage Today, Storage Newsletter, and more.



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VMworld 2017: What to Expect

Industry News & Trends

Reliant Happy Hour - VMWorld 2017VMworld is less than a month away. The IT conference will be taking place August 27-31, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center. VMworld is known as a place where IT professionals, industry leaders, and other experts gather to learn new skills to transform their organizations using VMware. So, what can attendees look forward to at VMworld?



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reliant reading list tabletAs the old saying goes, “those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. This quote is true for many things in life, including when it comes to managing your IT assets. There are few constants in the world of IT, but one thing that you can almost count on is the OEM declaring your IT hardware EOL while it still works for you. And with IT budget growth slowing down...



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reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things IT from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, high redundancy can hurt availability and see some of the coolest Flash Storage and SSD products of 2017.



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What Makes A Great SysAdmin?

Industry News & Trends

SysAdmin Day 2017SysAdmins 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 have to be highly technically minded, willing to put up with a pretty intense work schedule, and learn to thrive in a high-pressure environment. Having those traits is a tall order for anyone.



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IT support SLA mistakesWhen it comes to managing an entire data center, monitoring the type of support you’re getting can sometimes fall through the cracks. So often, IT professionals must focus on fixing issues and innovating without breaking the budget, that some fail to realize IT support could be a larger hinderance. With the ability to take up two-thirds of any given IT budget, these support SLA mistakes could be draining your pockets. So, what are some mistakes you could be making when it comes to data center support and how can you avoid them?



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