Customers Save Time with Optic Cable Cleaning

What is the Optics initiative? Both Dell EMC and our customers consume considerable time and effort to replace optics/SFPs in our switches, directors and storage arrays.  This expense in time, effort and product is frequently unnecessary.  The Optics initiative creates an opportunity to identify and to simplify these … READ MORE

Scott Ramsay January 6th, 2017

When It Comes To Data, Isolation Is The Enemy Of Insights

Within IT, data storage, servers and virtualization, there have always been ebbs and flows of consolidation and deconsolidation. You had the transition from terminals to PCs and now we’re going back to virtual desktops – it flows back and forth from centralized to decentralized. It’s also common to … READ MORE

Brandon Whitelaw November 7th, 2016

Are you thinking about SAN migration? Don’t go it alone

You’re a storage administrator.  You double as the storage network administrator.  Your company now relies heavily on server virtualization and now they’re rapidly moving to solid state drives and talking about transitioning some applications to “the cloud”.  All three of these technologies increase the need for low latency … READ MORE

Deirdre Wassell October 10th, 2016

SAN Optimization for the Modern Data Center

Enterprise data center managers are constantly trying to keep up with tremendous growth in their data storage requirements, while complying with stringent requirements for application availability. In addition, these organizations face increasing pressure to maximize application density while avoiding problems that could lead to business interruption. To make … READ MORE

Holly Anderson April 29th, 2016

“Live Free or Cry!”…Liberated Data Centers Don’t Cry!

Whether you manage a small business; regional office; mid-size enterprise, or full blown enterprise data center with regional/multi-geo sites…data of all types is exploding and costs are increasing steeply. Storage inefficiencies (from innumerable copies, snaps, back-ups and save sets); constant provisioning; data migrations and fork lift upgrades of … READ MORE

Rodger Burkley October 14th, 2015

ScaleIO: When More is Better…and Less is More!

By now, you’ve no doubt heard how Software Defined Storage (SDS) and hyper-converged server SANs are reshaping the storage industry (and use case) landscape.  Market acceptance continues to grow at an accelerated pace.  There are now many established and new vendors offering hyper-converged storage appliances and SDS systems.   … READ MORE

Rodger Burkley July 23rd, 2015

Ceph is free if your time is worth nothing!

Ironic how we grow up listening to our parent’s tell us “Nothing in life is free” yet the moment someone claims they have or do something for “free”, we forget that simple truth. Is anything ever really free? There are offerings out there today that claim they are … READ MORE

Jyothi Swaroop May 19th, 2015
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