Locating serial numbers for EMC Isilon nodes

To open a service request for EMC® Isilon® Technical Support, you’ll need to provide a node serial number. You can easily retrieve this information from the back of the node (or the front of A100 nodes), from the OneFS web administration interface, or from the OneFS command-line interface. For a … READ MORE

Kirsten Gantenbein February 18th, 2014

Real innovation for the Oracle datacenter

Last October, Michael Dell stood on the stage at Oracle OpenWorld and announced a new evolution in a long standing partnership with Oracle. Dell Active Infrastructure for Oracle is both the culmination of and the foundation for this new relationship between the two companies. It embodies cooperative engineering, joint support, … READ MORE

Carey D February 18th, 2014

Why Object Storage?

Sometimes the simplest questions are also the most profound. “Why object storage? Why?” As any parent knows, or as anyone who spends time with children knows, answering a child’s “Why?  Why? Why?” questions can be frustrating but also insightful.  Sometimes the answer is clear and the child truly doesn’t understand … READ MORE

Mark O'Connell February 17th, 2014

The Suite Life

EMC Data Protection Suite
While waiting for the next polar vortex to bring freezing weather, some backup administrators undoubtedly find themselves daydreaming. Wouldn’t it be nice to teleport yourself to a warm, sunny beach resort until the storm blows over? But then the phone rings and it’s back to reality.

David Garcia February 13th, 2014

Automated Storage: The Final Piece of IT Optimization

While today’s business organizations have gained tremendous IT agility and efficiency with technology that automates the management of their computer and network resources, handling growing data storage demands across multiple environments has remained a time-consuming challenge—until now.  Software defined storage opens the door for enterprises to achieve automated and on-demand … READ MORE

Srini Maguluri February 12th, 2014
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