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This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Tech.Co, Network World, and more.

1. Extreme Swallows Brocade's Data Center Networking Business for $55M

Extreme Networks continued to amass a nice nest of data center technology saying today it would buy Brocade's data center networking business for $55 million in cash from its current owner Broadcom...”

From Network World

2.  Don’t Neglect the Heart of your Data Center

You wouldn’t want an annual physical without the doctor checking your heart rate, measuring your blood pressure, and in some cases running an EKG and stress test. Just as your heart is a critical component of your overall health, the power-system infrastructure is critical to...”

From Data Center Journal

3. Is it Time to Reboot Primary Storage?

Primary storage has remained the same for quite some time. It comes in two primary forms: block or file, also known as SAN or NAS. Yes, each of these two forms can be filled with a mix of ingredients, including...”

From StorageSwiss

4. 4 Things You Do That Waste IT Employee Time

More and more employees are spending large chunks of their workday on tasks they weren’t hired for, a recent survey conducted by Workfront found. In the survey...”

From Tech.Co

5. Entry-level Brocade FC switch enables NVMe flash fabric

Storage networking giant Brocade Communication Systems expanded its family of Fibre Channel switches with a scalable 1U entry-level device that integrates support for...

From SearchStorage

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