Posts tagged tech tools
Big Iron is Here to Stay

I cannot count the number of times I’ve engaged a customer in conversation, only to end up discussing their highly-virtualized platform and partial use of public cloud. Once I ask about Big Iron, the response is usually an embarrassed, “Oh yeah, we have that, too. We’re probably the only ones still using it, right?”

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Observing HPE’s Acquisitions of SimpliVity and Nimble Through the Lens of Recent History

The big acquisition story of 2015 and 2016 (and surely the millennium thus far) was Dell/EMC, and there’s a good chance that won’t be topped for a long time. But if there’s a single storage OEM that has made a big splash thus far in 2017, it’s obviously HPE.

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Tidbits Part II: Considering Third-Party Maintenance for EMC, Dell, HP, and NetApp

Last year, I wrote a blog to share some of the market knowledge I had gained from talking with hundreds of customers about post-warranty support (third-party maintenance) for some of the most common storage platforms. Since then, a few areas of the market have changed, our capabilities have increased, and thousands more companies have at least considered third-party support after seeing a staggeringly high renewal quote from their vendor.

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Fire, Tornado, Flood: We have you covered!

If I were a corporation, and this was my critical data, a foolproof Disaster Recovery policy would be necessary. A DR plan protects my data and business if disaster strikes – whether by natural or man-made causes. For my pictures, this disaster could be in the form of a virus, a faulty hard drive, or my basement flooding. In any Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan, it is important to take several factors into consideration.

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