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Capacity Planning in the Enterprise

11/1/2017

Capacity Planning in the Enterprise

With the insights provided by the APTARE Capacity Manager Console, you can minimize storage resource expenditure and maximize existing storage

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Outage Prevention in Enterprise Data Centers

2/23/2017

Outage Prevention in Enterprise Data Centers

In order to get the full picture of your infrastructure and protect it from outages, youve got to pull the data from everything.

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How much storage do we have and who's using it?

1/6/2017

How much storage do we have and who's using it?

This is a simple question that is often asked within a typical enterprise. The answer to this simple question is more elusive than you may think.

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Where has all my time gone?

12/4/2015

Where has all my time gone?

As IT teams evolve with new technologies, devices, and network boundaries, the hard dollar savings often are counter-balanced by lost time and energy. Find out how APTARE helps eliminate the number of applications needed.

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Take back the keys to your kingdom

8/24/2015

Take back the keys to your kingdom

In conversations with companies that are attempting to deploy a chargeback solution, we're amazed at how they get trapped into using rudimentary products provided to them by a broad, strategic enterprise license agreement (ELA).

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Mobile devices contributes to storage growth

6/24/2015

Mobile devices contributes to storage growth

The ubiquitous mobile device is a godsend. However, mobility is a double-edged sword for the IT organization. Chargeback can reallocate and help alleviate the costs associated with data growth due to mobility.

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Fortune 500 Company Uses APTARE to Diagnose Performance Issues

6/3/2015

Fortune 500 Company Uses APTARE to Diagnose Performance Issues

A Fortune 500 financial services company wanted greater control over disparate networks running on various platforms. Find out how APTARE helped with a single report.

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When Good Enough is Not Enough Part II

5/18/2015

When Good Enough is Not Enough Part II

APTARE chargeback reports provides a solution to a problem facing IT: High variance between the amount of backup volume and storage that are being used by host.

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When Good Enough is Not Enough Part I

5/14/2015

When Good Enough is Not Enough Part I

Fortune 500 insurance company with a global footprint wants to consolidate IT infrastructure costs into a central billing system.

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Fortune 250 Company Implements an Efficient Chargeback System

4/30/2015

Fortune 250 Company Implements an Efficient Chargeback System

APTARE was recently brought in by a partner to help a customer (a Fortune 500 brand) implement a more robust chargeback program. The companys storage environment was a mess of different platforms and vendors due to both acquisitions and organic growth.

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What is a private cloud?

4/27/2015

What is a private cloud?

Sometimes the definition of cloud gets ... cloudy. Here is a post on exactly what a private cloud is ...

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Four questions to help you get started on chargeback

4/15/2015

Four questions to help you get started on chargeback

The folks that are in charge of managing the budget and spending money should know the true cost of the provisioning requests theyre tasked with approving.

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Storage administrators need business-level visibility into the storage environment

4/9/2015

Storage administrators need business-level visibility into the storage environment

Storage administrators are asked to support existing applications and be ready at a moments notice to support the new stuff.

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How M&A could really mess up our storage management efforts

4/2/2015

How M&A could really mess up our storage management efforts

April Fools joke about Lenovo acquiring IBM storage unit reminds us how M&A could really mess up our storage management efforts

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Tackling storage costs is just a matter of visibility

3/30/2015

Tackling storage costs is just a matter of visibility

Much of the storage growth problem can be chalked up to business unit managers and users not having the appropriate information to make responsible capacity requests with the appropriate data protection policies attached.

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