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New Gartner Report Explains Benefits of Third-Party Maintenance

IT Budget Savings   •   October 9, 2019

The IT service management company Gartner recently released a report detailing how third-party maintenance providers are best equipped to provide solutions that result in cost savings with optimum results. The report names a few key points that show third-party maintenance is a great way to save on your budget and free up resources to fund other initiatives or the business. Here are the main points as outlined by Gartner:

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What's the deal with cDOT?

Industry News & Trends   •   April 3, 2019

If you run NetApp equipment in your data center, you’re almost certainly familiar with 7-Mode (also called ONTAP Traditional or 7G), the basic operating system for NetApp enterprise storage solutions for more than 20 years. NetApp’s newer and more complex operating system, Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT), has gone through several versions since its’ rollout 10 years ago in an attempt to achieve more feature parity between 7-Mode and cDOT. As it stands now, the features that truly separate cDOT from 7-Mode are mostly for scale-out solutions as opposed to scale up. Despite offering minimal downtime during hardware upgrades or refreshes, the market has not quickly taken to cDOT. The main reason? It can be quite pricey to convert, which is why literally thousands of companies are still using 7-Mode.

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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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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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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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Year in Review: 2017 Trade Show Recap

Industry News & Trends   •   December 19, 2017

IT Conference Trade ShowsEvery year, IT professionals, industry experts, and partners plan to attend various IT events with the hopes of gaining additional training, learning about upcoming product offerings, and keeping up with the latest industry trends. With 2017 coming to a close, we decided to take a look back at our favorite IT events and trade show moments.

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Blog Series: GDPR Compliance & Your Data Center

Industry News & Trends   •   November 30, 2017

GDPR compliance

One of the major tasks when it comes to managing and protecting data is complying with all regulations that affect your organization. The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR is a recent set of compliance standards that IT managers must meet, but there’s some confusion around who actually has to comply and its impact on current data storage practices. According to Spiceworks...

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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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Reliant Reading List: 5 Stories We Loved From VMworld 2017

Industry News & Trends   •   September 1, 2017

reliant reading list tablet This wraps up another year of VMworld. Our team spent the week in Las Vegas learning about the latest VMware product offerings and current IT trends. These are our favorite perspectives from the conference. This week, HPE and VMware team up on composable infrastructure and VMware re-invents data protection.

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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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