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Adding capacity to your existing storage system? Find some inventive ways to increase capacity in your data center with certified pre-owned storage, server, and networking upgrades.

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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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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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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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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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January

3 Use Cases for Pre-Owned VNX2

EMC   •   January 24, 2017

vnx2 data center uses Certified pre-owned VNX2 hardware has many use cases within your IT infrastructure. Whether you’re looking to add capacity to an existing system, create a test/dev environment, or putting a new storage system into your EMC environment, there are a great deal of benefits



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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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December

Hardware Refresh vs. Upgrade: Which is Best For You?

Capacity Planning & Upgrades   •   December 8, 2016

upgrade or refresh?

What’s in a name? When it comes to deciding between a hardware refresh or upgrade for your storage system, everything. These two options both allow you to enhance your IT infrastructure in different ways. But which is best for your organization? It depends on who you ask as...



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12
January

Data centers are complex environments that differ in many ways. No two are exactly the same, but there is one commonality, at some point or another organizational growth and storage needs have to be addressed. Anyone tasked with tackling system capacity issues for their organization has looked at purchasing a new disk shelf. With that comes a slew of factors to consider in order to make the best decision for your data center.

The first question that comes to mind is usually “Which disk shelf will be the best fit for my NetApp filer?”. After that a number of other questions may follow such as, “How is pricing determined for this disk shelf?” and “How long will it take to actually get this disk shelf into my data center?” The short answer to these questions: It depends. However, each of these questions



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October

5 Ways to Conquer Capacity Challenges

IT Budget Savings   •   October 28, 2015

Thanks to the dramatic data explosion that the business world is going through, capacity challenges are essentially something that you and your organization will face on a daily basis moving forward. If you want to really conquer those capacity challenges and put your equipment back to work for you like it should be, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

1. Use High Density Disk Shelves and Enclosures

Switching to high density shelves actually solves two very important problems in one fell swoop. First, it helps make sure that you have the digital storage space necessary as your business continues to grow and expand. Secondly, it helps to guarantee that you actually have the physical space necessary in your business to house everything without needing to take over yet another room.

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August

Free Checklist: Storage & Capacity Planning

Capacity Planning & Upgrades   •   August 17, 2015

Reliant Technology - Storage Capacity Checklist As data growth continues to skyrocket within businesses across the globe, understanding capacity planning becomes increasingly more important to having a successful data center. There are multiple factors that must go into account when considering capacity growth for your storage arrays, but these components can become more complicated.

Planning a Capacity Upgrade for Your Storage Infrastructure

So, what do you do? What, at the very core, is important to take into account when planning a storage or capacity upgrade? In order to help simplify this process, we created the Storage & Capacity Planning Checklist - a 10-step checklist to

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