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How to Track NetApp End of Life

NetApp End of Life Guide NetApp doesn’t make it easy for customers to track End of Life (EOL) dates. This information is maintained in access-restricted parts of the NetApp website and isn’t always organised in the

IBM Server Performance Tips & Tricks

Get the most out of your IBM servers Improving IBM server performance is a key goal for many network and system administrators. And why not? Hardware is expensive and it’s worthwhile to take the time

9 Tips to Stretch the Education IT Budget

Getting the most of your IT spend School may be out for the summer, but the preparations for next year have already begun. And times being what they are, a windfall of cash to support

EOSL Announcements for EMC Symmetrix

EMC Symmetrix DMX-4 and DMX-4 950 Reach EOSL We’ll call it a wrap. Dell EMC will soon be out of the Symmetrix support business. The last product models in this pre-VMAX flagship series—the EMC Symmetrix

How Third-Party Maintenance improves the bargaining position of your IT Department

The benefits of third-party maintenance When considering third-party maintenance (TPM) for IT hardware as an alternative to OEM-supplied storage support, many IT leaders look at the cost-savings.  Admittedly, the price can be surprisingly low, averaging

Helpful tips on buying server equipment for your data centre

While the technology evolution shows no sign of slowing down, IT hardware and servers in particular, continue to remain an integral part of a business’ IT infrastructure. Servers play an important part in helping your

Is your hardware equipment approaching their ‘End-of-Service Life’?

Several enterprise hardware equipment models will be reaching their End of Service Life (EOSL) phase within the coming months. This means that the vendors will no longer be providing support for these storage, server and

How ‘Green’ is your IT? – Practical cost-savings tips for your Data Centre

Data centres cost a lot of money to operate.  Whether a small or mid-sized business has a simple server cabinet or a global IT-focused enterprise has invested in stand-alone facilities on a large campus, the

Gartner supports use of Third-Party Maintenance companies

The world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, has recently issued their latest white paper on Third-Party Maintenance.  For a limited time download a copy of the paper here. Entitled ‘Lower Both Storage

Cisco fatal clock timing flaw – could you be affected?

Back in January, Cisco was the first vendor to post a notice to customers about a fatal clock timing problem.  The company said it would cause some of its products to fail.  Other OEMs have

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