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Should you move to an all-flash storage solution?
Organisations are increasingly turning to all-flash storage solutions. Should you do likewise and migrate your storage infrastructure to an all-flash array? Not necessarily, there are a number of considerations to factor.
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Is the ‘demise of hardware’ an exaggeration?
For a number of years, resellers and other companies within the IT sector have been braced to contend with the changing landscape, as new developments mean that companies of all types rely less on physical solutions and migrate almost entirely to the cloud.
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Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure - everything you need to know
Converged infrastructure (CI) and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) are revolutionising data centre and IT departments across a wide variety of businesses among a plethora of sectors. But they do so a little differently.
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The 5 Best Rack Servers for Small Businesses
Choosing the right server for your unique business needs is a considerable challenge faced by organisations in any industry. Finding the perfect solution for your current requirements - and one that will support any future expansion - can be particularly difficult. However, we’re on hand to assist.
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Has support for your HPE Storage been discontinued?
HP are discontinuing and withdrawing engineering support for their fourth generation of HPE MSA 1040, 2040 and 2042 Storage arrays. As of 31 January 2018 these product lines will be discontinued and on 30 April 2023 all engineering & HPE support will be removed for this product line.
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The benefits HP Renew could bring for your business
Businesses operating on a tight budget may be unaware of the benefits of schemes such as HP Renew. Here, we give the lowdown on this opportunity.
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Gen9 vs Gen10 Servers- The Lowdown
Considering a Gen10 Server? Want to know how it compares to the earlier Gen9 model? Thought so! That's why we've created this comparison to you can see how the two compare on things like CPU, memory, storage options, storage controllers plus lots more.
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HPE Gen10 ProLiants - Will they live up to the hype?
In early June 2017, HPE confirmed the launch of its Generation-10 ProLiant servers, which the tech giant promised would incorporate the latest in storage and memory technology that it promised will be prepared for future versions of the technologies as they are released. With the launch of the new solution set to make waves in the tech world, we thought it best to give you the lowdown on Gen10, so read on for information on everything we know so far.
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Everything you need to know about load balancing
Just a few years ago, the concept of server load balancing was an expensive luxury for businesses with endless budgets, making it almost entirely out of reach for smaller companies with more modest means. However, as with many other innovations, load balancers have become increasingly accessible for small and medium-sized businesses, and products are more affordable than ever before.
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How to build a Gen8 HP Blade server in 8 steps
Cost-efficient, light on power and cooling, slim yet still high performing, it’s no wonder that blade servers take up a huge sector of the market, not to mention, the Gen8s are still packing a great punch compared to their newer Gen9 counterparts.
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Gen8 vs Gen9 Servers - The Lowdown
Gen9 servers have certainly made an impact since their introduction just a few months ago, and it's likely that the launch has seen many IT managers look at what this new technology can bring to their business compared to its predecessor.
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Introducing HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers
If you would just like to view our full range of Proliant Gen9 servers, visit our shop, otherwise... read on!
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Consolidating storage. A beginner’s guide
It’s an age old problem. OK, not Stone Age-old, but one that’s been with us as long as servers have been around. And the issue is the very common situation where some of your boxes are overloaded while others are functioning at 20% capacity. Indeed, 30% capacity is typical for a single use server. It’s rather like an office where a small core of staff work their fingers to the bone while the others stand around the coffee machine gossiping all day. Come to think of it ……!!
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Rack, blade or tower? Which server is right for U?
This apparently never-ending recession’s taken its toll in many different ways, one being the way that a tidal wave of pent-up, frustrated investment is building up behind the damn wall of budgetary constraint. Sooner or later the damn will burst, or at least give way a little, and then you’ll be looking to refresh your servers. The question is, with what? Rack or blade server?
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How long should a server last?
Servers represent a sizeable investment for many businesses so it’s no surprise that server life expectancy is an area of concern for many organisations. Given the sums of money involved, the last thing you want to do is find yourself shopping for a replacement six months down the line. There’s truth in the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ and the key to server longevity is to allocate sufficient budget to ensure you can procure a server with the necessary feature set to support your business needs both now and in the future.
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10 warning signs it's time for a server upgrade
In these austere times budgets are shrinking, belts are being tightened and IT departments are under constant pressure to do more with less. It’s therefore not surprising that many businesses are choosing to hold on to their servers as long as possible rather than looking to upgrade or replace their ageing hardware. The older a server though, the more likely it is to fail or suffer a loss of productivity.
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10 things you can do with your old server
It’s a question every IT manager has had to face at one time or another - what to do with a server that’s grown a little too long in the tooth? The inexorable technology march dictates that newer, faster, cheaper more powerful servers are always round the corner and the temptation is to simply get rid. After all, who wants a noisy, slow inefficient dinosaur pumping out a lot of heat and guzzling expensive power?

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