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August

VMworld 2017: Key Highlights & Takeaways

Industry News & Trends   •   August 31, 2017

2017 data storage trendsYet another year of VMworld has come to an end. From August 27-31, thousands of IT professionals, industry experts, and partners gathered in Las Vegas to preview upcoming product offerings, IT trends, and what...

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30
August

What's Going End-of-Life in Your Data Center?

EMC   •   August 30, 2017

Q3 2017 EOL announcementsWe’re over half-way through the year, and two-thirds of the way through Q3. If you’re like most IT professionals, you probably have several storage projects in full swing. Don’t let EOL or EoSL dates slip through the cracks. Keep up with the latest EMC product announcements with

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24
August

Reliant Reading List 8/25/17: Top IT News Stories of The Week

Reliant Reading List   •   August 24, 2017

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, what to do after your server dies and your backups are gone and some



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23
August

Storage Vendor Showdown: EMC vs. Pure Part:1

Industry News & Trends   •   August 23, 2017

OEM Support SecretsStorage giants like Dell/EMC and NetApp have stood the test of time, remaining constant leaders in a changing IT landscape. But the days of only having a handful of storage vendors to choose from are long gone. Newcomers to the field like Cohesity and Pure Storage...



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18
August

Reliant Reading List 8/18/17: Top IT News Stories of The Week

Reliant Reading List   •   August 18, 2017

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, is there life after Tape and an exclusive with Pure Storage CEO on the all-flash business.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: ITProPortal, CRN, and more.



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17
August

VNX Product Lifecycle Planning Tips

EMC   •   August 17, 2017

EMC VNX end of life planning tipsHave you tried to decipher EMC VNX support for Gen 1 systems? The process is made nearly impossible thanks to the vague end of life terminology. Trying to determine when your support is ending is made even more complicated by variables beyond your control. From the essential EMC VNX support to any extended support options, your product support life cycle varies greatly. You also want to have a backup plan for support after your support ends.



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11
August

Reliant Reading List 8/11/17: Top IT News Stories of The Week

Reliant Reading List   •   August 11, 2017

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, Cohesity makes the case for consolidating secondary storage and the data center support industry experiences another merger.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Data Economy, Virtual Geek, and more.



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9
August

IT Support Secrets: What the OEM Doesn't Want You to Know

Support & Maintenance   •   August 9, 2017

OEM Support SecretsHow long is your data center hardware actually useful? Depending on who your support provider is, the answer may vary. If you have EMC or NetApp support through the OEM, they will likely tell you the answer is 3-5 years. But as IT budgets begin to shrink, you may be wondering if this is true, and if not, what else could the OEM be hiding?



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4
August

Reliant Reading List 8/04/17: Top IT News Stories of The Week

Reliant Reading List   •   August 4, 2017

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, survival tips for the accidental database administrator and end-to-end data management.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Data Storage Today, Storage Newsletter, and more.



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3
August

VMworld 2017: What to Expect

Industry News & Trends   •   August 3, 2017

Reliant Happy Hour - VMWorld 2017VMworld is less than a month away. The IT conference will be taking place August 27-31, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center. VMworld is known as a place where IT professionals, industry leaders, and other experts gather to learn new skills to transform their organizations using VMware. So, what can attendees look forward to at VMworld?



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