Hardware upgrading News
May 08, 2018
NetApp pumps out an NVMe-ready All Flash FAS array with 30 TB Samsung drives and 700 TB of usable storage. SAN users can upgrade to FC over NVMe on select OnTap systems.
May 04, 2018
Upgrades to Dell's high-end PowerEdge servers, along with HCI servers to run machine learning workloads, illustrate the company's balancing act to address corporate users' needs for server hardware and hybrid cloud.
November 22, 2017
The industry is built on 30-year-old code, writes one analyst, and that is one reason why device upgrade strategies often fall short.
February 09, 2017
Nimble Storage jumped on the all-flash bandwagon in 2016, but didn't forget its disk fans by upgrading its CS-Series mixing flash and hard disk drives.
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The latest version of vSphere brings new capabilities to the vSphere Distributed Switch. So how do you go about upgrading an outdated version of vDS? Continue Reading
While new features coming in Microsoft System Center 2016 may sway an organization to consider upgrading, the loss of functionality may put off some from making a switch. Continue Reading
Microsoft has tried to quell concerns administrators may have when upgrading failover clusters to Windows Server 2016 by smoothing out difficulties in the process. Continue Reading
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A move to a new Windows Server operating system includes an extensive planning process, which has gotten more complicated by the influx of software-defined features. Continue Reading
Rufus -- short for Reliable USB Formatting Utility -- is a free Windows tool that can create a bootable VMware ESXi installer and a custom installation package in mere minutes. Continue Reading
Before you rush to replace servers with more of the same, consider your organization's long-term goals and whether a move to the cloud might be the better option. Continue Reading
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Early security updates diminish online threats. See how IT admins use System Center Configuration Manager to roll out patches promptly while minimizing downtime for users. Continue Reading
In switching out my 10-year-old monitors for this year's model(s), a monitor upgrade saves on money and energy, delivers more pixels and better USB. Continue Reading
Admins may be eager to put Exchange Server 2016 into production after installation, but they should check off several tasks to ensure the messaging platform is stable. Continue Reading
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You can set up your infrastructure to better take advantage of new technology in just a few steps. Perform a VM version upgrade to get the most out of what you have. Continue Reading
By making the best use of what's already in place, and investing carefully and only where needed, an organization can extend a data center's life. This will buy it time to study and decide where its data center is headed next. To make good decisions about what to keep, what to upgrade, and what to replace, IT professionals will need to begin with a careful audit of the data center. Having detailed information will enable decision makers to balance cost and performance so that improvements can be made without heavy investments in new gear.
Since many businesses will not be adding more space, data center efficiency is paramount. This guide looks at how small data center improvements can be enough to give aging technology another lease on life. Redoing cables can help. And adding sensors and incorporating best practices from data center infrastructure management can make an existing facility more manageable.
Small-scale enhancements of this sort can help prolong a facility's useful life, buying an organization more time to make long-term decisions about its IT infrastructure. Data center improvements don't need to be costly or complicated. And if a company isn't sure about that facility's future value, any changes made now had better be reasonable in cost and scale. By finding cost-effective projects, an IT team can squeeze a little more performance and a little more time from that existing data center.Continue Reading
What are obstacles to SIP trunking? Gartner analyst Sorell Slaymaker explained at Enterprise Connect what barriers enterprises face deploying SIP trunks. Continue Reading