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EMC CLARiiON CX4 Series—A Suitable Storage Solution for Midsized Firms
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EMC CLARiiON CX4 Series—A Suitable Storage Solution for Midsized Firms

By on Nov 21, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

The EMC Corporation’s CLARiiON CX4 Series were storage area network (SAN) disk array products that many considered way ahead of their time. When they were first released, they offered a number of exciting features that rocked the data storage industry to its core. Innovations such as virtual provisioning, fully-automated storage tiers, and EMC’s patented UltraFlex...

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EMC Storage Hardware: Addressing the Industry’s Data Storage Needs
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EMC Storage Hardware: Addressing the Industry’s Data Storage Needs

By on Nov 20, 2014 in Blog, Industry News | 0 comments

Storage giant EMC is making bold moves in the hybrid cloud Relevant Products/Services market, acquiring three companies in the space and announcing that it has “redefined” the hybrid cloud for the enterprise Relevant Products/Services with the roll out of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution.   First, the acquisitions. EMC grabbed The Cloudscaling Group,...

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EMC AX Series Maker Tops PBBA Marketplace in 2014’s Second Quarter
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EMC AX Series Maker Tops PBBA Marketplace in 2014’s Second Quarter

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Blog, Industry News | 0 comments

The global purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market experienced significant growth in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent article from Business Wire. Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 8.5% year over year totaling $783.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), according to the International Data...

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Buyer Right to EMC Storage Hardware May Soon Extend to Linked Software
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Buyer Right to EMC Storage Hardware May Soon Extend to Linked Software

By on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog, Industry News | 0 comments

Experienced storage equipment dealers, like Tab Data Systems, can make the acquisition of legacy EMC storage hardware a fairly straightforward process. However, some manufacturers have made it difficult to buy or sell used hardware by taking advantage of a loophole in the first sale doctrine. The issue occurs when software critical to the operation of a hardware...

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Five Great Reasons to Trust ASCDI-NATD Member EMC CLARiiON Dealers
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Five Great Reasons to Trust ASCDI-NATD Member EMC CLARiiON Dealers

By on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

When buying legacy hardware, such as an EMC CX Series SAN, buyers may sometimes feel a bit of apprehension over their purchase. This is understandable, as buying older hardware often induces doubt over whether the equipment will still work due to its age. However, working with an ASCDI-NATD member dealer can help to clear any such doubt and reduce anxiety over the...

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EMC CLARiiON Storage Arrays as Enterprise Tape Backup Alternative
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EMC CLARiiON Storage Arrays as Enterprise Tape Backup Alternative

By on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

There is nothing more important to any organization than the data it can gather and store. Trade secrets, customer information, legal documentation, and other important data often find their way into different digital storage media at enterprise organizations, due primarily to the inexpensiveness and space-saving nature of storing information digitally. Regardless...

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Building Your Own Skynet on EMC Storage Hardware and Software Systems
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Building Your Own Skynet on EMC Storage Hardware and Software Systems

By on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

Information is power. Never has that statement been truer than it is in today’s ultra-connected world. The ubiquity of the Internet has made available to businesses around the world access to data that, until previously, was either unavailable or too difficult to procure. In fact, information technology has come to the point where the incredible amount of data that...

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EMC CLARiiON CX4 Storage Arrays Fill Low-end Enterprise Storage Gaps
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EMC CLARiiON CX4 Storage Arrays Fill Low-end Enterprise Storage Gaps

By on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

When the EMC CLARiiON CX4 was launched in 2008, storage industry experts noted that, despite the array’s lower price tag, it effectively blurred the lines between EMC’s flagship enterprise-level Symmetrix and the mid-line Clariion CX series systems. The CX4 rolled out in four different configurations; CX4-120, CX4-240, CX4-480, and the top of the line CX4-960. In...

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Deciding Between Hybrid or 100% SSD Storage on EMC Storage Hardware
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Deciding Between Hybrid or 100% SSD Storage on EMC Storage Hardware

By on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

The future of storage systems is in solid state drives. As NAND flash memory prices continue to fall, chip die sizes shrink, and storage densities increase each year, the option of deploying solid state drives in enterprise settings is becoming more and more desirable. While these improvements in solid state technology have driven recent interest in adopting the new...

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EMC CLARiiON AX4 Allows SMBs to Build Custom Architectures Affordably
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EMC CLARiiON AX4 Allows SMBs to Build Custom Architectures Affordably

By on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

The design of storage infrastructure architecture, just like the businesses that build them, can vary greatly from one system to another. Sometimes, IT departments can fulfill their storage requirements by relying on what’s available at the moment. For some tasks, however, procuring hardware that allows an organization to use certain enterprise-level features might...

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What Type of EMC Storage Hardware is Right for Your Organization?
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What Type of EMC Storage Hardware is Right for Your Organization?

By on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog, Info Article | 0 comments

When deploying a network storage solution, companies can go with any of several options. The typical options available to companies today include block-level storage, file-level storage, unified storage, and cloud storage. Some options are better suited to certain tasks, and this compatibility should be considered before companies commit to any of them. Block-level...

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Implications of Google Study on Used EMC CLARiiON Hard Drive Industry
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Implications of Google Study on Used EMC CLARiiON Hard Drive Industry

By on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog, Info Article |

The procurement of refurbished data storage hardware is often an uneasy occasion for many IT departments. Much of this anxiety can be attributed to the uncertainty of the equipment’s reliability. In a previous post, we discussed a Google study on the failure trends it observed in its large population of magnetic disk drives. The results of that study has...

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Google Study Reinforces the Reliability of Used EMC Storage Hardware
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Google Study Reinforces the Reliability of Used EMC Storage Hardware

By on Jun 4, 2014 in Blog, Info Article |

Reliability is an important factor in the design of storage arrays. With the constant risk of critical data loss, making sure that all equipment meets reliability expectations equates to the long term success of IT departments, and their parent organizations. When considering the lifetime of storage media, however, IT departments are forced to face the...

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AX-S207-500
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AX-S207-500

By on Apr 24, 2012 in |

AX Clariion Sata II 7.2K 500Gb drives (AX-SA07-500 and AX-S207-500)

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