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9
May

Third Party Support Checklist: Picking a Vendor

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   May 9, 2017

Which third party support provider is best?In terms of the type of third party support that your business will come to depend on, picking the right vendor comes down to more than just dollars and cents. While it's true that price will always be a concern, most third party support contracts are already built in a way that allows you to save 40% to 70% off OEM alternatives. Instead, you need to dig a fair bit deeper than that to make sure you're making the right choice to meet today's challenges AND tomorrow's ever evolving requirements at the same time.



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18
April

The CIO's Guide to the Used IT Hardware Market: Part 2

Capacity Planning & Upgrades   •   April 18, 2017

Used IT infrastructureWelcome to Part 2 of the CIO’s guide to the used IT hardware market. In the first installment we talked about some key factors to take into account when considering certified pre-owned storage, server, and networking equipment. You can read it here if you’d like to catch up. Today, I’m going to take you through some options you have when choosing an IT solutions provider.



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12
April

Is Renting or Leasing Right for Your Data Center?

IT Budget Savings   •   April 12, 2017

IT hardware rental - savingsWhen it comes to data center hardware, the question of whether to rent or to lease is one that doesn't really have a "one size fits all" answer. It is a question that will ultimately come down to the organizational level and how your EMC storage environment and other data center hardware aligns with your long-term goals. Having said that, there are a wide range of different benefits that leasing brings to the table that are too important to ignore.



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22
March

The CIO's Guide to the Used IT Hardware Market: Part 1

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   March 22, 2017

CIO tips for used IT hardwareHere at Reliant, we pride ourselves on taking a customer-centered approach. Rather than just supplying you with parts and tech specs, we take a more personal technique by giving you a number of options and helping you create an action plan to achieve your specific goals. To help you do that...



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2
March

Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your VNX Performance: Part 2

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   March 2, 2017

vnx performance mistakesWelcome to part 2 of our series about some mistakes that could be hurting your VNX’s performance. If you missed the first installment of the series, you can read up on it here: Part 1. The aim of this series is to help you understand some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to VNX systems, disk array enclosures (DAE), and drives. We asked our engineering experts to give us some common mistakes people make with VNX and how to avoid them. So, what mistake could be hurting your VNX’s performance?



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21
February

Upgrading Your NetApp Filer: What You Need to Know

NetApp   •   February 21, 2017

upgrading netapp filer 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 your existing NetApp filer. Follow these tips to add NetApp upgrades to your filer efficiently while saving time and money.



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1
February

Asset Recovery: Frequently Asked Questions

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   February 1, 2017

asset recovery need to knowWhen you make the decision to move to a different system you may not know what to do with your current server, storage, and networking equipment. Should you decommission and recycle it? Do you leave it sitting in your data center? Since acquiring new technology is usually



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26
January

What Does it Mean to Upgrade Your NetApp Filer?

NetApp   •   January 26, 2017

Upgrading your NetApp storage equipment can seem daunting if you’re unsure about the process. When upgrading your data center you’ll have to answer questions like: do you even need to upgrade? Which type of upgrade would be best for your specific situation? There are many factors that go into upgrading your NetApp filer. In this blog we aim to help you understand what upgrading actually means as well as which

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19
January

Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your VNX: Part 1

EMC   •   January 19, 2017

mistakes that could be hurting your vnx What are the biggest mistakes you can make with a VNX? There are a ton of things that range from not checking performance benchmarks to leaving it sitting in your data center collecting dust. No matter your role in a storage environment, making sure all systems work at peak performance should be a top

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12
January

4 Ways to Overcome Capacity Demands

Capacity Planning & Upgrades   •   January 12, 2017

overcome capacity challenges

In a time when dramatic data growth is the norm, capacity challenges are a top concern for IT professionals everywhere. More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race and data growth shows no signs of slowing down. Here are

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