Highlights and Analysis from Dell EMC World 2017

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 17, 2017

The name may have changed, however last week’s Dell EMC World remained an excellent place to get a look at IT’s present and future. The company’s first global conference since last year’s groundbreaking merger did not disappoint those who made the trek to Las Vegas for the conference, which ran from May 8 – May […]

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Two IT Disaster Recovery Misses - and One Big Win

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 11, 2017

Five hours isn’t all that long in the grand scheme of things – but it might as well be an eternity during a data center outage. That’s more than enough time for a company to run up sizeable bills attempting to rectify the situation. It’s also plenty of time to give customers a negative experience […]

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Working Toward the Future of Your Data Center: Know Where You Stand, Know Where You’re Going

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 9, 2017

  In recent years, IT leaders felt a budget pinch like never before, spanning software, applications, and equipment, and also the very resources who drive those everyday operations for the rest of the company.  And while Gartner reports that the majority of budgets will actually grow into 2017, the memory of using extreme caution in […]

vSphere Data Protection Goes EOA – What’s Next? (& 5 Other Pressing Questions)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 27, 2017

Heads up: VMware just announced its vSphere Data Protection (VDP) offering has reached end of availability (EOA). This means all vSphere versions coming after 6.5 will no longer feature the backup and recovery solution. Naturally, customers who count on vSphere Data Protection to defend their virtualized data are going to have a few concerns as it […]

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4 Ways vRealize Log Insight has the Edge on Legacy Tools

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 17, 2017

Every tech knows the feeling of opening up Notepad on their machine, loading a lengthy log file, and diving in. Locating one specific answer amongst that endlessly scrolling sea of data is no small feat. Yet, for many admins tasked with searching for the root cause of an issue, this was standard operating procedure. It […]

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The Feature in Dell EMC Unity that Makes Data Center Optimization Easier

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 9, 2017

Take a minute to imagine your ideal data center. Now compare that to the one your organization currently relies on. How are they alike? How do they differ? More importantly: What’s keeping you from turning that fantasy into reality? For many of the organizations our Data Management team talks to, it comes down to two […]

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Is Your Managed Services Provider Making You Feel Boxed In?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 8, 2017

Some Managed Services providers will try to sell you on the value of scope boundaries. They’ll hand you a piece of paper with a list of service descriptions and say “Here’s what we do.” The idea is that your business should squeeze itself into one of their service tiers, and they promise you won’t need […]

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How Dell EMC's DPA Will Have You Feeling Good About Backups

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 2, 2017

Picture having greater insight into your data protection environment. Imagine getting that insight without adding to the workloads of those managing said environment. Now imagine that – and forgive the paraphrase of a popular horror movie trope – the tool that would allow you to do those things is already in your data center. Data […]

HyperFlex: A Crash Course in Cisco’s Hyperconverged Solutions

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 24, 2017

If hyperconverged infrastructure has yet to make its presence felt in your data center, it may not be far off. Gartner analysts foresee that, within two years, hyperconverged infrastructure – the tightly integrated union of compute, storage, networking, and virtualization capabilities – will enter the “mainstream.” That prediction lines up with statements from Forrester concerning it […]

3 Tech Skills You Can Sharpen Right Now with Cisco’s dCloud

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 13, 2017

If you’re the kind of person who learns best when given the opportunity to get your hands dirty, Cisco’s dCloud should be right up your alley. This free, cloud-based lab infrastructure is open to anyone, partner, customer, or interested observer, provided he or she has a CCO ID. As long as you have that login […]

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