Streamline Your Data Storage with Storage Administration as a Service (STaaS)

In modern business landscape, managing data storage infrastructure can be a daunting task for organizations of all sizes. The complexities of provisioning, monitoring, and maintaining storage resources can strain IT resources and impact operational efficiency. That’s where Storage Administration as a Service (STaaS) steps in, offering a powerful solution that promises to revolutionize the way you manage your data storage.

What is STaaS?

At its core, STaaS is a service model that takes the hassle out of managing your data storage. This ...

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3rd Party Maintenance for Cisco UCS Servers: Simplifying IT Infrastructure Management

Cisco UCS Server Maintenance

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, organizations heavily rely on robust and efficient IT infrastructure to drive their operations. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers have emerged as a preferred choice for many businesses due to their outstanding performance, scalability, and reliability. As these servers play a crucial role in supporting critical workloads, ensuring their optimal functioning becomes paramount. This is where third-party maintenance (TPM) companies specializing in Cisco UCS servers step in, offering comprehensive support and ...

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Unlocking Value and Expertise: Exploring the Benefits of Third-Party Dell Maintenance Services


Maintaining the optimal performance of your Dell server and network systems is crucial for businesses to ensure uninterrupted productivity and operational efficiency. While Dell offers comprehensive maintenance services, third-party maintenance providers also offer a viable alternative that can deliver significant benefits.

In this blog post, we will delve into the advantages of opting for third-party Dell maintenance services, highlighting their key features and how they can contribute to the seamless operation of your business.

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Virtualization 101: Understanding the Basics of Virtual Servers

Virtualization is a technology that allows one physical computer to run multiple “virtual” computers. It’s like having multiple computers inside one physical box! This is done using a special program called a hypervisor. Virtualization has become popular because it helps businesses save money and use their computer resources more efficiently. With virtualization, businesses can easily create, delete, and move around these virtual computers as needed, making it easier to adapt to changing needs. Virtualization can also help improve security ...

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DELL PowerEdge Comparison

This chart will go over key differences in the Dell PowerEdge R X40 Product Family. These Dell servers are now only available used, refurbished condition, but still carry a 1 year guarantee against hardware failure.

Dell PowerEdge Servers come in 1, 2, or 3 Rack Unit configurations, and features 1-4 sockets. Sockets are the system’s ability to install processors. When it comes to similarities in the systems, there’s a lot. The RAM ...

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Windows Server 2019 Standard vs Datacenter: What’s the Difference?

If you are setting up a new server environment or upgrading your current server environment, you are probably tasked with choosing between Microsoft Server 2019 Standard and 2019 Data Center.

Which one is the right choice for you?

This post will take a look at the key differences in the 2 variations.

The two editions have identical features, but they differ in the number of virtual of the server software you are allowed to run.

Microsoft Server 2019 Standard Edition was engineered for small ...

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HPE Announces DL360 G9 Servers End of Service Life

October 31, 2023


On or after this date, the HPE DL360 Gen 9 Server will no longer be supported by HPE. It is recommeded to check your HPE support portal for any firmware upgrades that may be pending.


What is the difference between end of service, and end of life?

End of life is only a withdrawal from sales and marketing. The Proliant Gen 9 have been withdrawn from sales (EOL) since 2018. The support typically extends for 5 years past the end ...

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Measuring the Performance of Your Storage System

IOPS vs Throughput vs Latency

There are 3 metrics that play into the performance of your storage system: IOPS (input output per second) Throughput, and latency. How these 3 factors work together synergistically will determine how well your system performs. In this post, we will define all 3 individually, and then look and look at how they work together to create performance or non-performance.


What are IOPS?

IOPS is the standard unit of measurement for the maximum number of reads and writes a ...

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DellEMC Service Tag Lookup

Locating Warranty & Configuration

Every server and storage product sold by Dell has 2 unique identifiers: a serial number and a service tag number.

In most cases, the service tag is located on the front of the server or storage system. It is a small tag that tucks cleanly into the face of the system, and needs to be pulled out to display the service tag, the express service code, the date of manufacture, and a QR code (on more recent models) ...

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EMC Isilon 410 Series END of SERVICE LIFE

DellEMC: End of Service life for the Isilon 410  Series on February 28, 2024.

After this date, DellEMC will no longer render maintenance or service on Isilon 410 models.

It is recommended to check your EMC support portal for any outstanding firmware upgrades as soon as possible!

Products affected:

  • Isilon X410
  • Isilon X210
  • Isilon NL410
  • Isilon S210

What is the difference between end of service, and end of life?

End of life is only a withdrawal from sales and marketing. Isilon X410, NL410, and S210 have been withdrawn from ...

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