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Stop Measuring Storage Costs in Terms of $/GB

Posted by Neil Glazebrook on 8/30/16 9:00 AM

If you’ve managed storage, you know that measuring costs in dollars per gigabyte ($/GB) only covers half of the equation. You need to consider additional cost drivers and dispel common myths about storage TCO (total cost of ownership) to make fully educated decisions and ensure ROI for your team.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Architectural Deep Dive: Global Storage Network

3 Myths About Data Storage TCO that Need to Go

Posted by Neil Glazebrook on 8/25/16 9:00 AM

I am avid motorcyclist. Nothing comes close to the visceral experience of riding a Ducati sports bike. But like all vehicles, bikes require care and feeding, and Ducatis – especially the older ones – require considerably more than most. Servicing is a complex operation that needs be performed by specialist every few thousand miles. It’s therefore no surprise that one can buy a really nice Ducati bike from the mid ‘90s for just a couple of thousand dollars, because servicing costs are astronomically high – almost as high as the purchase price. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is an important consideration for this iconic Italian brand, because what you see isn’t necessarily what you get.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage

VMWorld 2016 Predictions: VVols, Managed Services and More

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 8/24/16 10:00 AM

It’s always hard to make accurate predictions before a major event. Consider this summer’s games in Rio. The months leading up to the event were filled with speculations about how athletes at the top of their games would perform, but when the competition began, anything from a false start to an athlete’s head cold can upset the experts’ predicted results.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data 

#StorageDebate: Is the Data Center of the Future a Colo Site?

Posted by Laz Vekiarides on 8/15/16 3:00 PM

Ask a room of IT pros about long-term goals for their companies, and you’re likely to hear a common theme: cut down our data center footprint. As primary IT functions become available as a service and the need to depend on physical infrastructure wanes, nearly every industry is looking to downsize. After all, from real estate to maintenance, data centers demand major investments.

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Founder's Perspective

Win the Argument for Cloud-Driven Transformation

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 8/8/16 10:00 AM


It’s not that you don’t want to move to the cloud. As a master of enterprise storage, you understand the benefits of moving all of your data—including primary—to the cloud, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome. As discussed in a recent SearchStorage article by Mike Matchett, senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group, leveraging the cloud for more than just cold storage will ultimately have a transformational impact on a business.

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data , Accelerating Machine Data Analytics

Give your Customers the Benefit of Primary Data in the Cloud

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 8/2/16 9:30 AM


As an MSP, your business depends on your ability to stay ahead of everything your customers will ask for. And yes, it’s a good chance that will be the cloud. No longer is the cloud for early adopters; established enterprises are now building cloud strategies in an effort to store exponentially growing data, reduce infrastructure costs and be more agile. The cloud has upended the way your customers want to adopt applications and underlying infrastructure and ultimately access data. It’s important that your business is ahead of this transformation. They are looking to you as their trusted managed services advisor to make it work.

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Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data