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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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21
November

5 Common IT Support Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Support & Maintenance   •   November 21, 2017

Reliant Technology - Common Support Mistakes

Choosing who supports your storage, server, and networking equipment as well as how it's supported are some of the most important decisions you can make for your IT infrastructure. Far too often, we see a common trend of end users making decisions on the "who" and "how" that cost them time, money, and quality of service. Don't make the same mistakes by avoiding these potential pitfalls of...

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8
November

4 Must Haves When Choosing an ITAD Partner

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   November 8, 2017

Choosing an IT Asset Disposition PartnerChoosing who provides IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services for your storage, server, and networking hardware is one of the biggest decisions you can make for your IT infrastructure. ITAD is usually an afterthought for many IT shops, but that is beginning to change thanks to the increasing need for safe and environmentally friendly disposal of data center hardware. But ITAD includes more than just retiring your assets, so where do you start? Picking a partner...

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24
October

3 Ways Third Party Support Can Help with Innovation

Industry News & Trends   •   October 24, 2017

data center third party supportBeing a part of the IT industry means adapting and finding new and better ways to meet business objectives. Everywhere you look, there are new technologies emerging and quickly changing the way we manage, store, and protect our data. However, budget ranks as a top concern when it comes to staying ahead of the technology curve. Many are left wondering...

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11
October

4 Tips to Protect Your Critical Data from Disaster

Backup & Disaster Recovery   •   October 11, 2017

IT asset management benefitsDoing business in today’s competitive landscape means keeping your infrastructure up and running in top shape. With the data center being such an integral part of business, what would you do if the unthinkable happened and jeopardized your critical data? Preparing for the unpredictable...



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4
October

Hybrid-Flash vs All-Flash: Making the Choice

NetApp   •   October 4, 2017

All-flash arrays have become wildly popular in the data storage world thanks to their ability to boost performance and increase efficiency. Some of the most popular all-flash systems come from NetApp, Pure, Nimble, and EMC. While there are



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27
September

3 Ways to Minimize RAID Failure in Your Storage Array

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   September 27, 2017

RAID best practicesRedundant Array of Independent Disks, or RAID is a fundamental part of your storage system and usually the first line of defense when something goes wrong. But with RAID being so important, it’s no surprise that data storage administrators want to do everything possible...

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21
September

Your EMC Hardware is EOL: What Happens Now?

End of Life   •   September 21, 2017

Reliant Technology - What EOL Means For Your EMC EquipmentWith so many different acronyms floating around for product lifecycle milestones, it is easy to get confused. Not to mention that different manufacturers use different End of Life terminology. This makes it all the more complicated to understand the lifecycle of the equipment within your data center.

Today, we will be focusing on the end of life milestones for one brand in particular - EMC - and what these milestones mean for you.

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