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Kurt Hildebrand - Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage

Kurt Hildebrand

Kurt is Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage at PC Connection with over 13 years of experience in storage, networking, virtualization, clustering, disaster recovery, and business consulting. He holds several professional certifications, including Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), EMC Certified Integration Engineer (EMCIE), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), VMware Certified Professional (VCP). In his free time, Kurt enjoys chess, hiking, gardening, and stage performances.

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Data Center Management

Streamline Data Center Management

Create an Integrated Platform

by Kurt Hildebrand | 07.22.15

Modern data centers contain the tools and assets that can power an enterprise in the digital age—but only if these tools (applications) and assets (data) can be accessed. However, when apps can’t be deployed or if data are siloed, an enterprise’s technology can become a competitive disadvantage. 

Tags:Big DataBYODCloudData CenterVirtualization

The Unified Data Center: What's in It for You?

Unlock Significant Cost Savings and Agility During Your Next Upgrade

by Kurt Hildebrand | 07.16.15

Imagine for a moment that your first car was the only one you were ever allowed to buy. For most of us that was a rusty bucket of bolts that met our basic needs: getting us to point B with a minimal number of breakdowns. But if you kept it indefinitely, and you wanted to keep up with the speed of traffic, you would need to upgrade it one piece at a time—swapping out each antiquated part for a new one along the way. You would start to get stuck with parts that weren’t made specifically for your model and eventually have to figure out how to graft on a whole new system that hadn’t even been imagined when your car was built.

Tags:CiscoData CenterUnified Computing

As the amount of data created and captured by digital technology continues to grow exponentially, enterprises must integrate new storage technologies and processes—or risk falling behind competitors.

Tags:Automated Tiered StorageData CenterHybrid arrayPublic CloudSolid state drivesStorageVirtualization

Flash Storage

News Flash—Flash Storage Isn’t As Expensive As You Think

Increase Performance without Increasing Costs

by Kurt Hildebrand | 02.27.15

Flash storage offers dramatically faster performance over traditional spinning magnetic disk storage technology, but many enterprises have postponed adoption of it because of cost concerns. But it’s not as expensive as you think.

“When the storage efficiency techniques and the ability to safely use lower-cost memory are combined, all-flash storage systems can typically match the price of high-performance, tier 1, HDD-based storage systems,” says Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst George Crump. “What’s more, they’re now working their way into the price-band of tier 2 storage systems.”

Tags:CapacityDisk storageFlash Stroage ArraysGigabyteIDCITPerformanceSolid state drivesSpinning-DisksStorageTechnology

Which Flavor of Flash Is Right for You?

Ask the Right Questions to Find the Right Solutions

by Kurt Hildebrand | 02.13.15

IT faces a number of competing storage priorities: increasing capacity, enhancing performance, and continuously driving down the cost per gigabyte. When using traditional spinning magnetic disk storage technology, these demands are difficult to meet.

Tags:CapacityCostDesktop-VirtualizationEnterpriseFlash Stroage ArraysHDDHybrid-FlashITSolid state drivesStorageStorage-SoftwareTraditional Storage

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