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 talk about the role of tape in your data center and the lies of an IT Pro.

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

1. What HPE’s Billion Dollar Bet on Storage Means for Market Innovation

The storage market has been called a “chess match” of consolidation, and with good reason. Mergers, acquisitions and IPOs are dramatically reshaping...”

From Data Center Knowledge

2.  A router with a fear of heights? Yup. It's a thing

Cisco's let users of its ASR 920 Series Aggregation Services Routers know they've got a fear of heights. In one of the odder field notices The Register can recall, Switchzilla has revealed that “AC Power Supplies (A920-PWR400-A) shipped between...”

From The Register

3. The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

The use of tape has certainly declined in today’s data center, but it has not disappeared – much to the chagrin of some people who are self-professed “tape haters”. They simply don’t understand why anyone would use tape in a modern data center...”

From StorageSwiss

4. The lies of an IT Pro

We all tell lies at work. Whether it’s a deadline you know you’re never going to hit, or a promise to yourself that you’ll only have the one cup of coffee, these small untruths can make the working day...”

From ITProPortal

5. Dell Technologies Leads Declining Backup Storage Systems Market

Dell Technologies remains the backup appliance champ, but not without some setbacks. Sales of purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) dipped 4.1 percent on a year-over-year basis to $991.8 million in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016, reported IDC. The downturn...

From Enterprise Storage Forum

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