reliant reading list tabletWe 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, we recap World Backup Day 2017 and StorageMojo warns of the effects of overconfiguring your storage array.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: Data Center Knowledge, Enterprise Storage Forum, and more.

1. Dell EMC XtremIO adds speed to Red Sox IT lineup

Baseball teams have always benefitted from fastballs and speedy dashes around the bases. Now, in this big data era, blazing data storage performance can provide a team with information that...”

From SearchStorage

2.  Worldwide Data Will Surge to 163 Zettabytes by 2025

The emergence of cognitive systems and the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) will give new meaning to big data in the coming years and have major implications for the storage industry. In 2016, the world tucked 16...”

From Enterprise Storage Forum

3. VMware Sells Off Cloud Services Business to OVH

VMware has severed the final link that kept it in the business of providing cloud services and operating the data center infrastructure to support them. OVH, a French cloud...”

From Data Center Knowledge

4. World Backup Day 2017: The best ways to backup your business

The 31st March marks World Backup Day – an annual event that reminds us of the importance of backing up our data. Now backup may not be the most exciting of IT needs, but it is an essential one...”

From ITProPortal

5. Sizing the Overconfig Effect on the Array Market

For decades customers routinely overconfigured storage arrays to get performance. Customers bought the most costly hard drives – 15k SAS or FC – at huge markups. Then they’d short...

From SearchStorage

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