Why Buy Maintenance for your IT Equipment?

You’ve worked hard to get your network and IT environment up and running and it’s running well. So, you can just leave things as-is and expect smooth sailing, right? The answer isn’t so straightforward.

 

To make the most out of your IT investment, it’s important to monitor and maintain it.

Think about it like this: routine maintenance on your car will only cost you a minimal amount to have a professional look through everything. However, not doing so over time can lead ...

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Limitations of buying used EMC storage – 5 Things to Consider

EMC storage is one of the most expensive investments that a business can make, and it’s not just a 1-and-done either. It will need to be refreshed when it gets too old.

It’s not uncommon for businesses to spend 5 to 6 figures on an EMC storage system, which is why some might consider buying a used system instead.

While it is a fantastic way to put tens of thousands back into your budget, there are limitations and precautions to be aware ...

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5 Considerations when buying NetApp Support

NetApp is a leader in data storage solutions. When the 3 year factory warranty (initial support period) runs out, you are left with 2 options:

Pay Netapp’s lofty price tag, or obtain 3rd party support.

Too many times I have seen support organzations accept support contracts on storage systems they know absolutely nothing about. They are gambling that they will be able to find the expertise and the parts if and when something goes wrong.

Before you make any decisions, these are some ...

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HPE 3PAR 7000 End of Service Announcement: EOSL 2022

 

HPE will officially retire the 3PAR 7200 and 3PAR 7400 systems October 31, 2022.

 

After this date, HPE will not renew any maintenance contracts, or answer service calls on any 7000 series system. Your options are:

  1. Retire the system, and migrate to a new system
  2. Obtain 3rd party maintenance for your 3PAR 7000 series storage system.
  3. Run the machine with no support.

3PAR 7000 series was first launched in 2014 as HP’s first product line  after the acquisition of 3PAR systems. HP named the equipment ...

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5 Tried and Tested Ways to Keep Your Servers Running

Servers are the backbone of your data.  They cannot be ignored and expected to perform without routine maintenance.

If you don’t spend the time proactively to take care of your servers, they can (and will eventually) malfunction or even crash without notice.

Whether Dell, HPE, IBM, Oracle, or another manufacturer, these basic maintenance steps will help extend the life of your servers for years to come.

Updates

Keep your servers updated with the latest software patches and updates. This ensures that they’re protected against ...

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IBM Server Maintenance: Why Switch to 3rd Party Support?

 

The IBM server has been a staple in the IT world for decades. It was first introduced by IBM as the System/360 in 1964 and it is still being used today.

You’ve invested in some of the best servers in the world, and created one of the best infrastructures you can get.

You need top-shelf support to confidently keep your IBM servers running at their best.

 

Why you are here.

IBM is notorious for exorbitant maintenance costs. Once your equipment goes post-warranty, they’ve been ...

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Say Goodbye To NetApp Support: End of Service Life

 

It is never a matter of “if” but “when” NetApp announces End of Service or End of life for your storage systems. When that time comes, it is time to take a look at what your options are.

 

Let’s take a look at the difference between the 2 terms:

  1. Netapp End of Life: The product will not be receiving any new features, bug fixes or security updates after the announced date. The machine can still remain on NetApp Manufacturer Support, and will ...
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Los Angeles Data Center IT Asset Disposal

 

When it comes to hardware disposal and asset recovery, you need a service that guarantees a secure data erasure, and safely eliminates all proprietary data.

Spectra has provided these data center services for 40 years.

We regularly decommission, and properly dispose of all IT assets: servers, storage, and networking equipment.  We provide local asset disposition service in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, California.

Organizations have 2 options when deciding to decommission its IT systems:


 

  1. Sell the IT asset(s) on the secondary ...
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EMC VNX Unisphere: Work-Around for Blocked Adobe Flash

What a design flaw in Unisphere! EMC never saw this coming.

As you probably know since you are here, Adobe has disabled the use of the web extension, Adobe Flash, due to security vulnerabilities. Flash was a key component EMC built off of to access Unisphere. With Flash disabled, there are a ton of customer left stranded with no access to the operating system of their storage system.

Even as of today, EMC has not published an official solution for this problem, ...

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5 Simple Tips for Self-Maintaining Your IT Hardware

Maintaining your out-of-support IT systems can be an arduous task. The right personnel and the right tools for the job can ease the burden. After all, not everyone has the money carved out for maintenance contracts in their annual budget especially in these times.

 

 

Have you heard the saying: when you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras? Same principle ...

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