reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, top IT trends and learn what you should automate in your environment and what you shouldn’t.

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

1. The Hidden Truths of Oracle Database Support

If your company is like most companies, you have an Oracle database problem. You might be using more databases and versions of databases than your company is aware of. And there is a good chance...”

From Data Storage Today

2. OK, hyperconverged is the new black. But who's winning at it?

A consultancy reports that Nutanix, Simplivity and VMware lead the SDS/HCI market, while Microsoft, Cisco and HPE lag behind. Interesting... now that HPE has bought SimpliVity it must be a top...”

From The Register

3. Eight IT Trends Already Shaping Global Business in 2017

It's still early in the year, but we can already identify some of the IT trends that are shaping global business in 2017. They fall mainly into development, security and operations, and what's important is how...”

From eWeek

4. AFA storage advances may mean the end of the hybrid market

All-flash storage systems consisting of solid-state drives eliminate spinning disk and significantly improve performance. While flash drives first showed up in storage systems alongside HDDs...”

From SearchStorage

5. IT Automation: What to Automate and When?

The job of IT managers has changed in recent years. Instead of doing everything themselves,they look to introduce tools that can do the dirty work, so...

From Data Center Knowledge

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