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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NetApp is a leader in data storage solutions. Often times, 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 ...

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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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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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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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HITACHI HUS End of Service Anouncement

Hitachi Vantara  (formerly Hitachi Data Systems) has announced that they will be discontinuing all service on their midrange storage line, HUS (Hitachi Unified Storage) effective June 30, 2021.

This announcement includes the following models from the HUS100 family:

  • HUS110 Storage System
  • HUS130 Storage System
  • HUS150 Storage System
  • HUS-VM Storage System

Service on the HNAS clusters that were sold with the HUS series will also be discontinued.

Does this mean that you need to scrap your old system, and ...

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NetApp OnTAP : 7-mode vs CDOT:

Which OS Is Right for you?

In this article we will take a brief look at what separates the 2 versions of NetApp’s OnTap Operating systems. Let’s start first with the older of the 2, 7 mode:

7-Mode

7-Mode is NetApp’s legacy ONTAP OS. While it is still supported on most filers, it is not supported on newer filers like the 8000 series (or newer) and 2500 series (or newer). 7-mode will eventually be phased out NetApp has stated that the current rev ...

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