EMC VxRail Third Party Support: Secure Coverage without Breaking the Bank

EMC VxRail Third Party Support: Secure Coverage without Breaking the Bank

Dell EMC VxRail technology was developed as a one-size-fits-all solution. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) designed VxRail to combine storage, compute, virtualization, and networking resources with an eye toward providing a system that would work for remote offices and branch offices, virtual desktop infrastructure, distributed SMBs, and private clouds. It provides centralized management capabilities and has seen exceptional adoption across …

Is It Time to Consider EMC VNX8000 Third Party Support?

Is It Time to Consider EMC VNX8000 Third Party Support?

All good things must come to an end. That includes manufacturer-provided support for your data center’s hardware. Of course, as a budget-savvy IT director, you know the importance of maximizing the ROI you see from your equipment. Should you throw in the towel and invest in Dell EMC’s replacement hardware? Or should you consider third party maintenance (TPM)? And if …

EMC Isilon X400, X410 Third Party Support vs. Purchasing Your Own Isilon Parts

Isilon X400, X410 Third Party Support vs Purchasing Your Own Isilon Parts

IT managers are savvy enough to realize that just because a manufacturer retires a part, it does not necessarily mean that the hardware is outdated. The IT industry is really not much different from the automotive industry (or any other industry, for that matter). OEMs routinely retire products after a few years and no longer offer any type of support …

EMC VNX7600 Support Is Ending – Here Are 4 Options to Consider

EMC VNX7600 Support Is Ending – Here Are 4 Options to Consider

Storage solutions are critical for your data center. You rely on your VNX7600 to store information and ensure rapid, on-demand access to vital data. However, there’s a snag. Your storage solution is in the last stages of its life (at least according to the manufacturer).  That means you will soon face life without access to OEM support. What does that mean …

EMC Isilon NL410: Gaging Usability & When to Move to a Third-Party for Support

Isilon NL410: Gaging Usability & When to Move to a Third-Party for Support

You rely on your Isilon NL410. However, the current lack of OEM protection may have you considering your options. Do you upgrade to the latest offering? Do you try to go it alone without warranty protection? Or should you choose a third party maintenance provider (TPM) instead? Each choice is different but it is important to go in armed with …

Skip Sky High EMC VNX5200/5400 Renewal Costs without Sacrificing Protection

Skip Sky High EMC VNX5200/5400 Renewal Costs without Sacrificing Protection

Is it time to renew your EMC VNX5200/5400 support? If so, chances are good you winced when you saw the cost. With your hardware officially in the end of life stage and rapidly approaching its end of service life, you can only expect those costs to increase. What are your options, though? Upgrade and ditch perfectly good hardware?  Actually, you …

Isilon HD400 Post-Warranty Support: What IT Managers Should Know

Isilon HD400 Post-Warranty Support: What IT Managers Should Know

Keeping your data center running smoothly is a major undertaking. It requires managing not just your IT team, but also your hardware and replacing components as necessary, preferably before failed components cause costly downtime. If you’re using Isilon HD400 storage arrays in your data center, you might have noticed that Dell EMC is ending support on February 29th, 2024, and …