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September

Data Center Downtime is Expensive: 3 Ways Third-Party Support Can Help

Support & Maintenance   •   September 6, 2018

Running a business in today’s world means taking a more technological approach. As the "brains" of the operation, data centers allow you to do just that. Your data center plays a major role in day-to-day business operations for employees and clients alike. But relying heavily on your data center also has its downsides...unplanned downtime incidents can really cost you.



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17
August

9 EMC VNX Terms You Need to Know

NetApp   •   August 17, 2018

There are quite a few EMC VNX technology terms floating around out there that sometimes seem to be misused or confused. So we decided to put together a list of the 9 most common EMC VNX terms we hear, and define each of them. Our hope is that this will get everyone level-set on the terminology and help to educate and empower you to talk about VNX technology as you deliver expertise and service for your business.

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16
February

IT Asset Management Portal: 3 Features You Should be Using

Lifecycle Planning   •   February 16, 2018

IT Asset Management toolThere’s much more to IT asset management (ITAM) than simply tracking your assets in one place. If done correctly, IT managers stand to proactively plan, deploy, support, and retire every asset they own according to their specific goals and business objectives. This can seem like a tall order, especially if you don’t know where to begin. Here are a few features to take advantage of in our IT asset management platform to get you started on the road to full visibility of your IT environment.



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13
February

Asset Recovery: 3 Things to Consider

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   February 13, 2018

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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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5
February

Upgrading Your EMC Array: What You Need to Know

EMC   •   February 5, 2018

upgrade EMC array In a time of dramatic data growth, needs for more capacity and performance remain the norm. This means IT decision makers must meet increasing data storage requirements with a shrinking budget. You might feel overwhelmed at the task of keeping your data center equipment up to demand, but you have options. The easiest and most cost-effective way to increase data capacity is to upgrade



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31
January

Knowing the Right Time to Refresh Your Networking Hardware

Support & Maintenance   •   January 31, 2018

A large part of managing your data center network means ensuring that all networking equipment is supported and maintained. This sounds easy enough until the OEM announces your products have been declared EOL. The end of life announcement usually means that end of support is soon to follow. Rather than panic or unnecessarily upgrade your network, we’re here to talk about some options you have when it comes to doing a network refresh. So, what are some tips to extend the life of your network?



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26
January

Reliant Reading List 1/26/18: 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This Week

Reliant Reading List   •   January 26, 2018

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, Facebook will be opening a new data center and cell phone storage reaches new heights.

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



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24
January

GDPR Compliance: 3 Ways ITAM Can Help

Industry News & Trends   •   January 24, 2018

GDPR asset managementYou may know about GDPR compliance and how it could affect your organization. You may even have GDPR preparations underway, but have you stopped to consider how GDPR compliance could impact your current lifecycle planning and asset management practices? We’ve discussed the importance of properly tracking and managing your IT assets, but now under the...

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19
January

Reliant Reading List 1/19/18: 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This Week

Reliant Reading List   •   January 19, 2018

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, how to backup big NAS and simple ways to get buy-in for automation.

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



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17
January

Your FAS8000 Filer is EOA: What Now?

NetApp   •   January 17, 2018

reliant reading list tablet NetApp FAS8020, 8040, 8060, and 8080 filers went End of Availability (EOA) in December 2017. There are usually concerns about hardware needs and support options once your filer reaches a product milestone. So what happens next? Should you look for extended support with the OEM? Consider alternative support vendors? Or should you just do a complete hardware refresh? These are just a few questions we get from NetApp users.



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