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March

Tips for Building Your Own Private Cloud

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   March 27, 2019

At this point in time, it’s an undeniable fact that the cloud is here to stay. However, because of concerns over costs, security, regulations and more, moving to the cloud can be challenging; so for that reason and others, it may not be for everyone. One way around these challenges is to consider building a private cloud for your business. While some security risks might still exist when compared to a traditional on-premise solution, the biggest risk of a shared third-party accessing your businesses sensitive information is greatly reduced with private cloud. Contrary to popular belief, while at first glance it may seem like implementing a private cloud will be extremely expensive, it is more affordable than you think.

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5
March

3 Business Cases for Using Third-Party Maintenance

Support & Maintenance   •   March 5, 2019

Identifying options to maintain a peak level of IT operations while minimizing costs is a top priority for C-suite executives everywhere. Implementing programs to extend the life of hardware investments is a proven way to generate savings. That’s why many organizations have begun to move away from OEM contracts and have embraced the benefits of TPM maintenance. There are many business cases for TPM which prove out the most impactful benefits. We will explore a few.

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11
February

5 Ways to Upgrade Your ITAM Software

Lifecycle Planning   •   February 11, 2019

It’s not easy meeting the ever-changing requirements of the business to keep everything running without issues, while also staying within a tight budget and keeping a keen eye on uptime. Efficiently running a data center in 2019 is no small feat. One way to get ahead of any surprises in your data center is to use top of the line ITAM software to monitor all of your IT assets.

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2
October

9 NetApp Terms You Need to Know

NetApp   •   October 2, 2018

When it comes to NetApp technology, there are a lot of different terms floating around that you may or may not understand. So, we want to provide a brief overview of some of the essential NetApp terms you need to know. We hope that this will help you feel more educated and empowered to talk about NetApp technology.

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6
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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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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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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28
November

3 Business Cases for Third Party Support

IT Budget Savings   •   November 28, 2017

third party support - use casesInnovation doesn't necessarily come cheap, but that doesn't mean that identifying options to maintain a peak level of IT operations while minimizing costs isn't a top priority for C-suite executives everywhere. Simply finding new ways to extend the life of critical capital...

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