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Q1 2019 Market Share for Data Storage System OEMs.
According to IDC (International Data Corporation), the Q1 Data Storage Systems market share was as follows: Dell Technologies including EMC[...]
IT Acronyms! Are they driving you crazy? EOL and EOSL – what exactly do they mean?
When Dell EMC, NetApp, HPE, IBM, Cisco, Brocade, or other OEMs announce that a system will reach End of Life[...]
Data Center Relocation: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
A Stinging Reminder to Take Nothing for Granted When Migrating Your Physical Data Center to a New Location Stingray City[...]
Midwest Technology Leaders Conference
We are a proud sponsor of the upcoming Midwest Technology Leaders conference being held on May 2, 2019, in Detroit,[...]
The Future’s Here…YOU Just Don’t Know IT Yet.
3 Ways Micro Data Centers are Shaping the Course of Tomorrow - TODAY. Have you heard about the new Kinetic[...]
HP3000 Crash Test
Here's a funny video of the kind of Power House an HP3000 used to be! Unfortunately, they don't build them[...]
Is Nimble Storage Support A Thing Of The Past: Buyout Promises vs. Buyout Reality?
On April 17, 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced their acquisition of Nimble Storage, Inc.1 Many questioned what would happen[...]
“There’s Waldo”: Seeing More Value in 3rd-Party Hitachi Support
http://waldo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Where%27sWaldoIncrediblePaperChase.JPG You’ve likely spotted him hiding in children’s picture books — Waldo, of “Where’s Waldo” acclaim.1 Now there’s a robot[...]
Much Ado About Your Legacy HP Hardware
3.5 Considerations For Managing Your Aging IT Infrastructure Alfred W. Elmore [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Much_Ado_About_Nothing_by_Alfred_Elmore_1846.jpg What’s Ado About[...]
Business Growth Award
Sherlock Services is proud and honored to announce that we have won the Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Honoree Award[...]
Hurricane Preparation Procedures
Ensure You Have a Backup Don't wait until the day before a hurricane to back up your files! It’s a[...]
Hitachi End of Service Life (EOSL)
Hitachi will provide best effort for service extensions until 12/31/18 for the following platforms: AMS 2300 AMS 2500 End of service life[...]
NetApp EOSL
For 2018, NetApp has announced End of Service Life (EOSL) for the following platforms: FAS6210 FAS6240 FAS6280 FAS3210 FAS3240 FAS3270 Contact Sherlock[...]
EMC EOSL (End of Service Life)
EMC has announced End of Service Life (EOSL) for the following platforms: VNXe3100 VNXe3300 Isilon S200 - 100GB SSD Isilon X200[...]
Paying Too Much For Maintenance?
Did you know that many 3rd party providers sub-contract most everything? This means you could be paying 15% to 25%[...]
Data Center Relocation Service
Recently, one of our partners contacted us regarding one of their clients. The company was a Southeast-based identity verification company wanting to[...]
Why Use a Third Party Maintenance Provider?
Per Gartner Group, TPM contracts offer customers an average of 60% savings off OEM support list prices.  However, depending on[...]
EOSL 3PAR T400 and 3PAR T800
HP has announced EOSL for 3PAR T400 and T800 storage arrays. Sherlock Services specializes in support of 3PAR storage and[...]
Got HP?
Did HP tell you that they will not extend maintenance any longer on their products and you have to buy[...]
HP Proliant G7
At the end of this year, HP will be dropping support for most of their Gen 7 line of products.[...]
HP 3PAR
Several years ago as a Solutions Architect, I recommended HP 3PAR storage arrays as part of my total infrastructure solution. [...]
Legacy Isilon
Many companies invested in Isilon technology for its flexibility as well as the superior customer service.  We have now come[...]