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99.99% Design Availability From Day 1 Is Just What Your Data Center Needs

Here at Dataknox, we are ready to provide you with all the information you need to make a sound decision because at the end of the day - you not only want but need to know what’s going on.

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The Role of Product Life Cycle in TPM Planning

Third Party Maintenance

In the earlier article on Third Party Maintenance support, we introduced the concept and its benefits over the standard warranty-based support model used by OEMs. This time, we will look at the role of the product life cycle in getting the best out of your TPM service.

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Getting to the Bleeding Edge of the Decommissioning Projects

Decommissioning

Edges and circles may not be a natural physical fit. Yet, the principles of circular economy based on green asset recovery and smooth cloud transition apply to the decommissioning of the edge data centers with the same level of efficiency and utility as with their more well-known technological cousins - data centers.

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Essential Tips for Ensuring Safe and Profitable Decommissioning

Decommissioning

Providing safe and secure decommissioning is not only a default demand from the customers who accept nothing less today – it’s a treasure trove of value recovery opportunities for users in demand of the decommissioning services.

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Repair and Repurpose: Reducing the Educational Impact of a Digital Divide

Asset Recovery

In our day and age, the limits of personal and collective success are pretty much drawn along the lines of an invisible but widely felt digital divide. Yes, we are referring to a gaping chasm that divides societal categories and regions into those that have access to modern IT and communication resources and those with no such privilege.

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Wait! Follow These 6 Steps for Data Center Relocation

Data Center

Planning a data centre relocation is a job of tremendous significance, whether you operate a big organization or a small business.

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Getting Physical with IT Asset Disposal

Data Destruction

Asset decommissioning is a resource-heavy and time-intensive process, but you do not have to make it more complicated and riskier by neglecting its physical security component.

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How to Comply with the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact?

Data Center

The Climate Neutral Data Center Pact is the herald of new realities in the IT and electronic equipment recycling and recovery industry.

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How do we recycle IT assets?

Asset Recovery

IT asset recycling is a structured approach that describes the methods in which these assets are procured, deployed, transported, managed, and tracked down as part of an organized process.

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Retiring IT Assets – How to Make It Secure?

Asset Recovery

Only a tiny portion (17%) of IT assets undergo recycling on an annual basis. Billions of dollars are being wasted on the account of leaving these valuable resources at landfills instead of recycling them.

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What Does Data Center Decommissioning Entail?

Decommissioning

Decommissioning a data center is a complex task, not a daunting one. It encompasses several stages that cover various systems and components while maintaining compliance with the local regulations, industry standards, and best practices.

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How to Get the Most Value from Your Decommissioning Provider

Decommissioning

Half as much of business-relevant data is now kept in the cloud. These numbers have been on the steady rise of more than thirty percent over the past five years only. This dramatic shift in technological priorities is expected only to skyrocket in the coming months.

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Are Third-Party Providers a Great Option for Maintenance?

Third Party Maintenance

Your IT assets are precious but they are not immortal. No matter how well they performed, they will inevitably reach the end of the line in terms of their functionality. An immediate solution presents itself: let’s buy new pieces of equipment.

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Data Center Decommissioning: What You Should Know

Decommissioning

Sooner or later, your servers’ lifespans will come to an end. When this occurs, the only sensible thing to do is to start organizing your data center decommissioning, and it is a serious undertaking. This complex operation is spread over several systems that involve working with extremely important and expensive equipment.

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What should you move during data center decommissioning

Decommissioning

Sooner or later, your servers will reach the end of their life cycle and face decommissioning as a complex and often stressful operation. Since your company’s data center is the true “center” of all of your applications and sensitive data, planning and carrying out a project of this scale can be a nerve-wracking experience.

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What is ITAD and why does it matter for data center operators?

Data Center

Businesses are growing increasingly dependent on technology, and as a result, the number of available hardware options is growing. This also means that businesses are increasingly faced with a major dilemma - what to do with retiring computing, as well as that which reached end-of-life?

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Why every IT manager should consider third-party data center maintenance

Third Party Maintenance

The majority of today’s businesses would not be able to operate without their data centers. Thus, it’s surprising to hear that IT managers report lacking in resources needed to keep an eye on the data centers and tackle any issues at their inception.

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10 must-know ITAD facts

Data Destruction

Hardware management, especially for data center operators, gave birth to IT asset disposition (ITAD), a practice that helps businesses get the most out of their existing gear, helps them replace old gear, and ensures businesses remain compliant with data protection regulations. 

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How to get the most out of your data center decommissioning service providers

Decommissioning

The first step towards a successful decommissioning of outdated data center gear is always the same - planning. Without properly laying out the blueprint for the operation, its demise is almost inevitable.

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Advantages of third party maintenance to data centers

Data Center
Third Party Maintenance

There are three basic elements to the lifecycle of every data center gear - the acquisition of hardware, its maintenance, and its disposal. While historically, data center operators turned to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for the first two and handled the latter themselves, when it comes to maintenance, there is a cheaper, and more effective solution - third-party maintenance (TPM).

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Third-party maintenance providers: A win-win for everyone

Third Party Maintenance

Third-party maintenance (TPM) providers are growing more popular, even among the most skeptical of organizations. Regardless of their size, the industry they’re serving, or the amount of hardware and software they have deployed, organizations are growing increasingly aware of the importance of TPM providers in cutting costs, improving equipment efficiency, and the overall peace of mind they provide to IT and system managers.

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Have Old Cisco Switches Lying Around? Sell Them To Dataknox

Resell Hardware

Do you have any surplus end-of-life technology like Cisco switches that only take up valuable storage space? If you do, you’re eligible to receive some extra cash!

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Decommissioning a data center: 4 things you need to move

Decommissioning

A data center lies at the foundation of all your company’s applications and data storage. If it ceased to function, the day-to-day operations of your business would come to a halt. The same goes for the ability to keep an eye on and store mission-critical activity.

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5 signs that show you need a third-party maintenance provider

Third Party Maintenance

The way most organizations nowadays approach the maintenance of IT assets is somewhat limited. They either do everything in-house or rely on the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). However, those two aren’t always the right options. 

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Have Old Cisco Routers Lying Around? Sell them to Dataknox

Resell Hardware

Here at Dataknox, we offer top-tier liquidation services and waste no time in buying your obsolete Cisco routers. By contacting us, you’ll receive a return on your investment almost instantly!

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Third-party maintenance programs - the best way to reduce IT expenses

Third Party Maintenance

Studies have shown that an average company spends a whopping 8.2% of its yearly earnings to cover its IT expenses. In this world in which IT is the cornerstone of all business operations, someone was bound to find a way to profit.

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Why third-party maintenance is the way to go

Third Party Maintenance

Third-party maintenance providers such as Dataknox are on your side. We understand that arbitrary updates have nothing to do with asset performance or operability. In fact, OEMs usually just want you to dish out some serious cash to upgrade to a new IT asset. 

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The right time to consider IT asset disposal

Data Destruction

Even though you know IT hardware has an expiration date, sometimes it’s hard to let go. After all, your IT devices served you well for years, so we wouldn’t be surprised if your old Cisco switches grew on you. 

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Got used Cisco equipment? Sell it to Dataknox

Resell Hardware

Here at Dataknox, we’re happy to take over your unused assets and we’re willing to pay you top market prices for the opportunity.

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5 stages of data center commissioning

Decommissioning

Data center commissioning is a diligent process that is vital to ensuring the quality, functionality, and reliability of a new data center.

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What Is NVMe-oF And How It Can Help You

Resell Hardware

NVMe (NVM Express), on the other hand, was completely optimized for flash storage. It allowed for better communication between modern memory and host hardware or software by giving them access to higher levels of parallelism.

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Eight stages of data center commissioning - breakdown

Data Center

Any data center commissioning project needs to be properly broken down and structured, as that allows the managers to keep track of the progress, and the budget, and minimize any potential risks. 

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Relocating Your Data Center Needs a Detailed Plan

Data Center

So, you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and move your data center to a new location. If that’s the case, the first thing you need to do is come up with a detailed project plan. That way, you’ll be able to track the progress of the entire effort, as well as of individual steps, to make sure it all goes smoothly and without unwanted improvisations.

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Dataknox Buys And Sells Used Juniper Networks Equipment

Resell Hardware

If you are looking to sell your surplus Juniper Networks equipment, Dataknox is the place to go. We help you maximize the return on your investment.

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Seven steps for successful data center commissioning

Data Center
Decommissioning

Here are the seven steps that lead to a cost-reduced and efficient completion of a data center setup.

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A short introduction to data center commissioning

Decommissioning
Data Center

To ensure optimal performance, commissioning is necessary for any type of facility. For a data center, it is essential.

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Data Center Commission Explained

Data Center
Decommissioning

A data center commission is a studious, and often methodical work, that’s necessary to making sure the brand new data center works as intended. Most of the time, the process is announced in the moments before opening the data center, misleading many into believing the process is fast and simple.

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Data Center Commissioning - Understanding the Process and Its Benefits

Data Center
Decommissioning

Data center commissioning is still often misunderstood, which makes the definition of the term very unclear. As a result, some of the most beneficial commissioning techniques are overlooked due to differing points of view. These disagreements lead to misunderstandings, inadequate application, and disregard for commissioning procedures. 

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Design, Features, and Advantages of EMC Unity All-Flash Storage

Resell Hardware

The EMC Unity Storage is the perfect choice for modern, straightforward data centers. EMC's latest all-flash product offers affordable storage for small and medium-sized IT departments. Now that Unity is part of EMC's all-flash storage array product line along with XtremIO, VMAX, and DSS, there is a solution for every data center use case, regardless of the customer's needs.

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Dataknox Buys and Sells Used Extreme Switches

Resell Hardware

Struggling with redundant hardware management? Worry no longer, as Dataknox liquidation specialists can buy your used Extreme switches off you. Best of all, you’re getting fair and better-than-average compensation for the IT equipment you’re not using.

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We Buy And Sell Used Arista Networks Equipment

Resell Hardware

Have Arista 7000 Series and up lying around? We’ll buy it!

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Shifting to Modular: Reimagining Data Center Commissioning

Data Center

These days, increased demand for construction services and the acceleration of the construction process as a whole demand a change in best practices for commissioning (Cx).

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Dataknox buys and sells used Brocade and Foundry equipment

Resell Hardware

We’ll take off your hands all of your used Brocade or Foundry equipment

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Dataknox buys and sells used Dell Networking switches

Resell Hardware

Dataknox will buy your used Dell equipment and amp up your ROI with unparalleled pricing.

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99.99% Design Availability From Day 1 Is Just What Your Data Center Needs

Data Center

Here at Dataknox, we are ready to provide you with all the information you need to make a sound decision because at the end of the day - you not only want but need to know what’s going on.

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How to Get the Best Out of Third Party Maintenance?

Third Party Maintenance

As its name implies, Third Party Maintenance (TPM) is a service offered by third parties to provide hardware maintenance and support in place of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

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The Modern Infrastructure Strategy Model: Cloud, On-Premise, Colocation and Edge

Enterprise Infrastructure

Every crisis brings with it an impetus for change. But the COVID-19 crisis has brought a unique...

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Today’s Hybrid Cloud Landscape

Cloud Adoption

Cloud infrastructure is now ubiquitous, and the data-driven businesses of today are adopting a variety of approaches for their technology

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5 Questions to Ask Your Data Center Decommissioning Vendor

Decommissioning
Case Study

Did you know that more and more business data is being stored in the cloud? With the change in working conditions last year, working from home has

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7 Steps to Data Center Cabling Success

Case Study

Cabling is one of the most critical elements of a data center. A number of different stumbling blocks can get in the way of your planning and

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How to Decommission a Data Center

Decommissioning
Case Study

Cloud infrastructure is now ubiquitous, and the data-driven businesses of today are adopting a variety of approaches for their technology

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Your Guide to Data Center Shutdowns

Data Center
Case Study

Cloud infrastructure is now ubiquitous, and the data-driven businesses of today are adopting a variety of approaches for their technology

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4 Critical Steps to Mitigate Risks & Secure Data

Case Study

With studies showing that the financial impact of a data breach averages out at close to US...

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Effective Cost-Saving Strategies for On Prem Data Centers

Data Center
Case Study

State and corporate organizations aim to support citizens and customers in solving problems and...

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How to Recover Value from Your Extra IT Equipment

Asset Recovery
Case Study

Any organization, large or small, updates their technology and infrastructure frequently enough to...

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Global Data Center Infrastructure Services

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As a team of Data Center veterans, we have decades of experience solving for complex, disparate...

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Welcome to the Circular Economy of IT Asset Recovery

Value Recovery

Traditional models for our economy command us to “take, make, and waste” in business. In fact, this...

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Follow These 6 Steps for Data Center Relocation

Migration
Data Center
Case Study

Every organization, big or small, reaches a point in their growth trajectory where they need to...

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How to Decommission Your Data Center in 5 Steps

Decommissioning
Migration
Asset Recovery

Find yourself needing to migrate, relocate or upgrade your data center due to cloud migration...

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Case Study: Decommissioning 22 Sites in 60 Days across 9 Countries

Decommissioning
Logistics
Data Destruction
Value Recovery
Data Center

Data Center Decommissioning, IT Asset Recovery & Global Logistics

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AWS 101 Series: Comparison of AWS Reserved Instances and AWS Savings Plan

AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an Amazon subsidiary offering cloud computing web services to its...

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How Are the Discounts Structured?

AWS

This is the second article in a series addressing the differences between and advantages of the AWS...

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Types of AWS Reserved Instances

AWS

This is the third article in our series comparing the AWS Reserved Instances and AWS Savings Plan...

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Getting to the Bleeding Edge of Decommissioning Projects

Decommissioning

Edges and circles may not be a natural physical fit. Yet, the principles of circular economy based...

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Types of AWS Savings Plans

AWS

In the fourth article in our series comparing the AWS Reserved Instances and AWS Savings Plan...

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Comparing Reserved Instances and Savings Plans: How to Choose

AWS

In the fifth article comparing the AWS Reserved Instances and AWS Savings Plan models, we will...

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Conclusion: No One-Size-Fits-All?

AWS

In the sixth and the final article comparing the AWS Reserved Instances and AWS Savings Plan...

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