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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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12
January

Reliant Reading List 1/12/18: 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This Week

Reliant Reading List   •   January 12, 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, can primary storage help you become GDPR compliant and benefits of NVMe.



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10
January

GDPR Compliance: 5 Ways to Prepare

Lifecycle Planning   •   January 10, 2018

reliant reading list tabletThe EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR will go into effect May 25, 2018. If you’re like many other businesses you may be wondering how it will affect the way you store, manage, and backup your client data. You’re not alone, according to Spiceworks 2018 State of IT report, of individuals surveyed, 57% either have not allocated budget for GDPR compliance or are unclear...

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5
January

Reliant Reading List 1/4/18: 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This Week

Reliant Reading List   •   January 5, 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, tips for solid state and cloud storage and some of the biggest challenges IT faces today.

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



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4
January

2018 IT & Data Storage Trends

Industry News & Trends   •   January 4, 2018

2018 IT trendsIt’s a new year and that means a few things. For IT professionals it means new projects, new ideas, and keeping an eye out for new trends and technologies they may want to implement in their IT infrastructure. Whether it’s dabbling in big data or finding different ways to keep your company in compliance with all industry...

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29
December

Reliant Reading List: Top IT News Stories of 2017

Industry News & Trends   •   December 29, 2017

reliant reading list tablet Yet another year has come to an end and now it’s time to take a look back at the biggest news stories of 2017. We 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 year was full of data breaches and company mergers & acquisitions plus much more.



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