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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


Automated Tiering

Optimized Storage for the Modern Data Infrastructure

by Kurt Hildebrand | 09.05.14

The prevalence of digital technology has triggered an explosion of data over the past decade. This has made the job of storing and managing data ever more formidable, especially as enterprises increasingly rely on data mining, logistics, and analytics to increase revenue and improve operations.

Tags:DataStorage

Big Data

We’ve all seen the dramatic transformation IT has undergone in recent years— inevitably evolving from a cost center to a strategic business partner.

Momentum for that transformation came from disruptive trends like virtualization, cloud computing, mobility, big data, and social networking. Each catalyzed a change in perception among IT and business leaders: the components of an agile, efficient IT infrastructure were increasingly strategic assets, not cost centers.

Tags:AssessmentCloud ComputingDataData CenterInfrastructureMobilityNetworkingSoftwareStrategyVirtualization

Hybrid Storage

Clear Benefits, But do A Reality Check First

by Kurt Hildebrand | 08.25.14

Hybrid storage is the most popular method for enterprises to deploy flash storage technology. In a survey of IT professionals last year by 451 Research, more than one-third of respondents (37%) reported implementing flash storage alongside disk arrays, compared to 18% who have adopted server-side flash and only 6% who use expensive all-flash arrays.

Tags:CostDataHardwareSecurityStorage

In a world of big data, having a disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in place is essential. A Ponemon Institute study showed that a single minute of downtime costs the average business $5,600. As companies continue to increase automation, that number will only rise. An Aberdeen report found that hourly downtime costs increased by 38% from 2010 to 2012 to an industry average of over $400,000 a year.

Tags:Cloud StorageDataData CenterStorage

Big Data Management

Big Data Is Bringing Data Management Headaches

Unification Can Bring Relief

by Kurt Hildebrand | 07.01.14

Everyone who has to worry about data management is well aware of the coming of big data. As time marches on, you and your users need faster access to more types and larger amounts of data. Likely, your data center is feeling the pressure as your infrastructure stretches to the limit to not only maintain, but also improve employee productivity. How can your organization keep up?

Tags:Data Center

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James Nagurney - National Business Development Manager
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Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
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