Why Spinning Disks Haven't Spun their Last Spin

Why Spinning Disks Haven’t Spun their Last Spin

As a trusted technology since 1956, spinning disk hard drives have arguably been the most popular method of data storage for generations. Hard disk drives (HDDs) are not only reliable, but are much cheaper per gigabyte of storage than modern flash-powered solid state drives (SSD); in fact, HDD storage can run as low as 3 cents per gigabyte. So what’s …

Riverstone Technology: A Bridge to the Cloud

Riverstone Technology: A Bridge to the Cloud

As companies increasingly adopt cloud-based infrastructure, many are discovering that cloud migration is not a simple, one-off project. Rather, it entails carefully planning and developing a bridge between on-premise infrastructure and cloud deployments. As if this weren’t challenging enough, organizations then face burdensome corporate policies and time-consuming administrative hurdles from their OEM in return. Riverstone Technology aims to alleviate such …

Let's Talk OEM FUD: Separating FUD from Fact

Let’s Talk OEM FUD: Separating FUD from Fact

What is FUD? Standing for “Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt”, FUD is a scare tactic used surprisingly often among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to prevent current hardware customers from deviating from manufacturer offerings. By placing doubts about competitors in the minds of consumers, OEMs attempt to intimidate customers from making the transition to third party maintenance (TPM). They hope to incite …

6 Common IT Support Pitfalls to Avoid

6 Common IT Support Pitfalls to Avoid

Far too often, organizations treat their IT systems as an afterthought rather than a priority. But the harsh reality is that businesses with insufficient technical support are going to have trouble surviving in this day and age of big data and remote work environments. With a variety of support alternatives and solutions on the market, IT leaders often fall for …

On-Premise Data Center vs. Colocation: Pros and Cons

On-Premise Data Center vs. Colocation: Pros and Cons

There’s no denying the noticeable shift over the past few years from traditional data centers to colocation hosting. According to a 2019 report by Gartner, enterprises with older data centers would rather have someone else manage their physical infrastructure than build/expand on their own due to high capital costs. And for many businesses today, colocation permits them to do just …

Timing Third Party Maintenance: How to Know When it's Right For You

Timing Third Party Maintenance: How to Know When it’s Right For You

So you’ve discovered third party maintenance (TPM) and are interested in the cost savings it can offer your organization. That’s great! But the next step in your research is understanding when TPM makes the most sense for your data center environment. While a third party sales rep may not convey it, there are times when making the switch to third …

International Data Center Day: What’s Next For the Industry?

The end of October will see the first ever International Center Day, an event intended to bring awareness the growing data center industry and all of the people like you that make it possible. Part of its purpose is to address a lack of talent and manpower in the industry today. The holiday, officially slated for October 29th, was the …