The S3 support team pride themselves on being the go to person for our Support Advantage customers. In this article we ask a long standing S3 customer – Terry Robertson at AXA Wealth how having the S3 Support Team available 24/7 helps him with his everyday technical issues.
DCS talks to S3’s Business Development Manager, Gurdip Kalley about Scale-out. A new category of storage architecture that challenges the limitations associated with traditional SAN and NAS systems.
As your business grows the demand on your storage will intensify and you need to be sure you are making the right decisions regarding your existing infrastructure.
DCS UK talks to Goldsmiths Head of IT, Daniel Rubie about their decision to invest in a virtualisation solution provided by Solid State Solutions Limited (S3), based on EMC’s VNXe technology.
In the last article we told you how s3 were proud of the strong technical team. How it had invested heavily in training , demo and testing facilities. We also highlighted how 70% of our customers problems were resolved from our FREE internal support desk.
DCS UK talks to S3’s Managing Director, Simon Ragg, about the challenges and opportunities facing The Channel as it evolves to stay relevant in an era of rapid IT transformation.
Here at S3 we are proud of our strong technical team and our reputation for excellent customer relationships.
DCS talks to Pivot3’s Mike Holt – Director of Channels and Strategic Alliances EMEA and S3’s Gurdip Kalley about the need for unified, highly available shared storage and virtual server appliances that are purpose-built for modern virtual server and storage workloads.
As virtualization becomes all-pervasive in the data centre, end users are discovering that general purpose shared storage, designed long before server virtualization came into existence, is poorly adapted to both flash and virtual environments.
CommVault recently honoured several valuable partners in a variety of categories during its Worldwide Sales Kick-Off Meeting held in Orlando in April 2012.
As an experienced and trusted Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) partner in the Education market, S3 has been invited by HDS to be a delivery partner for HDS server and storage technology under the NSSA framework agreement.
Know what you have before you plan your future IT needs, says Simon Ragg, MD at S3.
S3’s Gurdip Kalley looks at the massive potential of solid state disks, while partner companies’ Chief Technology Officers – James Candelaria of WhipTail, Gary Watson of Nexsan and iD7’s Mark Klarzynski – explore the reasons behind the current SSD buzz.
SNS-UK talks to Nial Grimes, IT Consultant at Carmarthenshire County Council, about the organisation’s ongoing work to bring optimum efficiency, through consolidation and virtualisation, of the IT environment.
Ethernet seems to be the way forward for storage. However, while most attention is focused on iSCSI- and Fibre Channel-based solutions, Coraid offers a viable third alternative, Ethernet SAN systems using ATA over Ethernet. SNS Europe talks to Kevin Brown, Coraid CEO and Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at S3.
SNS Europe talks to Pete Jokinen, Head of IT at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in the UK, about how his role has changed to keep pace with the ever present, and ever increasing, need to collect, store and curate the information associated with technologies such as genome-sequencing, microarrays, proteomics and structural genomics. As Pete explains, the major challenge is to ensure that the ‘high-throughput revolution’ doesn’t drown the IT resource in data!
Infoterra, a leading provider of geo-information products and services, delivers reliable geospatial knowledge to customers worldwide — when and where they need it. In order to provide this innovative service, the company required a data storage solution that could cope with vast geospatial mapping image files, which often reach 8 to 12 terabytes (TB) in size, and make them readily available for customers to access. Through leading IT reseller S3, Infoterra deployed Hitachi hardware and software to meet this business challenge.
SNS-UK talks to Infoterra’s Divisional Technical Manager, Mark Curtis.
As companies head down the server virtualisation path, they quickly come to understand that the virtualisation process needs to embrace storage complimentary DR and BC technologies if the true benefits and efficiencies of this new IT world order are to be realised. SNS Europe talks to VirtualSharp’s CEO Carlos Escapa and Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at S3.
Read the full interview with IPSOS CIO – John Seglias.
SNS-UK talks to Phil Butcher, Head of IT at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, about the challenges of providing the computing and storage infrastructure to support work on the ongoing work of the Human Genome Project.
NetApp are a global leader in consolidated storage systems with over 130 offices and generating $3Bn in revenue annually. S3 have demonstrated their continued commitment to NetApp by becoming accredited to provide support services through the NetApp Authorised Support Partner Program.
Continuing their Channel series, SNS UK talks to our Managing Director, Simon Ragg, about how S3 has evolved to date, what opportunities he sees ahead, and how the Channel market is changing to address some of the end users’ major pain points.
The environmental consequences of the way we live and work is having a greater impact on our pockets than ever before. While the costs are important they are not the only factor. Just doing the right thing is seen by most individuals as honourable and just as important.
Every year, it seems, is going to be the year iSCSI emerges as a serious threat to the continued dominance of Fibre Channel (FC) as the protocol of choice for Storage Area Networks (SANs). It finally looks as though it may be happening.
According to The Storage IO Group “the combination of growing demand for electricity by data centres, density of power usage per square foot, rising energy costs, strained electricity generating and transmission (G&T) infrastructure and environmental awareness prompted the passage of a new law in The United States that instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to report to Congress on the state of IT data centres energy usage in the United States.”
The concept of thin provisioning is really very simple; by being smarter in the way disk space is allocated less disk drives are needed. Consequently less power and space are needed, significant cost reductions are made and the corporate social responsibility requirement to produce a lower carbon footprint is satisfied. It looks like an all round winner!
According to International Data Corp’s (IDC) Annual European Storage Survey companies are continuing to invest in growing their storage capacity despite the credit crunch squeezing many IT departments. In the face of continuing data growth almost 20% of respondents named increasing storage capacity as their major spending priority in 2009. Enhancing DR capability was the second highest priority. This compares with indications that spending is likely to be frozen in areas such as PCs and printers.