Top 10 Enterprise SAN Products and Vendors

Top 10 Enterprise Storage Area Network Products and Vendors

Selecting the best data storage system for your organizational needs not only requires very careful planning, but also thorough comparison-shopping considering SANs do not come cheap. IT decision-makers must consider a wide range of factors, from cost, scalability, reliability, and performance to availability, management, simplicity, and data protection. To help narrow down your search, here are ten premium SAN products …

Four Common Myths About Recertified Hardware

Four Common Myths About Recertified Hardware

What Does “Recertified” Mean? Recertified Hardware implies that equipment has been refurbished according to standards established by the manufacturer or some other certifying organization. It simply provides another level of assurance that you are buying a quality piece of equipment. Recertified equipment allows businesses to reap all the benefits of used equipment (notably the 30% – 50% discounted retail price) …

Three Reasons to Consider Recertified Hardware

Three Reasons to Consider Recertified Hardware

Anyone that’s ever shopped around for data center equipment knows the term “recertified” means huge savings are headed your way. But at the same time, that word also tends to inspire feelings of uncertainty and doubt. However purchasing new-in-box data center hardware often isn’t possible as growing businesses are increasingly finding themselves in a place where they require more equipment …

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Data Domain Hardware

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Data Domain Hardware

Data Domain’s data deduplication systems have revolutionized disk-based backup and have become a popular choice for data center storage in recent years. Designed to reduce the amount of disk storage needed to retain and protect data, Data Domain customers enjoy faster data recovery than traditional tape backups as well as efficient replication of this data to disaster recovery locations. Unfortunately, …

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Nimble Hardware

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Nimble Hardware

Offering flash storage, efficient data reduction, and industry-leading reliability, it’s no wonder that Nimble devices have become a popular choice for data center storage in recent years. And naturally, any company that’s poured significant resources into their data center is going to seek out the best quality of equipment to ensure the storage and security of their essential data is …

NetApp Third Party Maintenance vs. NetApp Maintenance

NetApp Third Party Maintenance vs. NetApp Maintenance

Any company that has invested in NetApp FAS or DS storage systems for their data center’s backup and storage needs will eventually find these products reaching the end of their warranties. At this time, an established name like NetApp will undoubtedly declare the item “post-warranty” and increase the cost of your contract significantly, or suddenly end their support and begin …