Kurt Hildebrand - Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
Kurt Hildebrand
Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
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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.

Articles by Kurt Hildebrand


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

Flash and the Data-Driven Enterprise

How New Storage Technologies Can Move Your Data

by Kurt Hildebrand | 02.11.15

Imagine your enterprise’s data as a mountain of information. Sitting there by itself, it does you no good. Data’s value comes from your ability to extract actionable information that benefits the enterprise.

Tags:DataEnterpriseFlash Stroage ArraysHDDHybrid arrayMobile appsMobile devicesPowerSocial mediaSolid state drivesSpeedStorage

Big Data, Big Trouble?

Not Necessarily with Today's Storage

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.26.15

The amount of data being generated by digital technology has increased exponentially in recent years. With the Internet of Things in its early ramp-up phase and mobile device ownership growing, the data explosion should only accelerate through the rest of the decade.

Tags:Big DataComplianceDisaster RecoveryDisk storageFlash Stroage ArraysITMobile Device ManagementRAID StorageTapeTechnologyVideo