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Whitebox Data Storage: Saving Bundles on Your Bundles

Aug 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM   |   Frankie Capizzi   |   Data Center, white box, SSD, Components, whitebox, Branded Storage, Branded Server

Can you spot the difference between the two Solid State Drives (SSDs) ? Your server can’t.

These two Intel DC S4600 SSDs have identical specifications; the only differences are cosmetic. Sourced as part of a total solution, pre-installed by a branded server or storage manufacturer, the cost for a drive could be substantially higher than the non-branded version sourced through distribution. As shown in the table below, the cost savings can range from 25 percent on the Intel Xeon 4110 to as much as 60 percent for the Intel S4600. The Intel DC S4600 is not exclusive; it is a standard component used for enterprise server systems.


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12 Survey Tips to Help Unlock Valuable Customer Insights

Aug 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM   |   Ashley J. Martinez   |   Best Practices, cloud, customer insight, customer service, server, business insights, voice of customer, VOC, Surveys

Surveys are an excellent customer listening tool. They help you identify what is important, how to allocate resources, make critical decisions and reduce overall risk. Recently, Tech Data surveyed its cloud services customers. Our purpose was to gain valuable insight into their cloud business to ensure we are aligned to deliver the best cloud solutions portfolio and support possible.


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Software-Defined Storage: Accelerate the Performance of Your Customers’ Data Centers

Aug 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM   |   Dan Irven   |   Data Center, digital transformation, cloud storage, software-defined storage, non-branded storage, white box, trusted advisor

IT’s New Frontier

Businesses are embracing digital transformation as they look to the cloud for next-generation data storage. Open industry hardware and software enabling these new virtualized environments have become commoditized, allowing for the displacement of premium-priced proprietary solutions by low-cost, whitebox storage solutions. International Data Corporation


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RECON Security Suite – The Cybersecurity Solution for Combatting “Crime, Inc.”

Aug 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM   |   Jade Witte   |   Cybersecurity, security, IoT Security, Internet of Things (IoT), cybercrime, cyber crime, RECON Security Suite

Recently on my drive home, I noticed one of those odd-looking, self-driving taxis from Waymo. After a brief fixation on the technology—360 cameras, sensors and lasers—mounted to the car’s exterior, I turned to look inside. Not seeing anyone in the driver or passenger seats was as interesting as it was unnerving. “Welcome to the future,” I said to myself, “the concept of self-driving vehicles has finally arrived.” I’ve studied the underlying technology enough to know that


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Data Analytics: Revolutionizing Business to Meet the Shifting Needs of the Third Platform

Jul 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM   |   Steven Capuano   |   Mobility, Third Platform, Big Data, data analytics, 3rd platform, Enterprise Digitization

Your customers look to you for expertise – give it to them.
Advancements in technology are happening at an exponential rate. To keep up, your customers are turning to you for your expertise and thought leadership to help them navigate the winds of change on their digital transformation journey.
As their trusted advisor and advocate, you’ve seen your customers through many technology


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