It’s the End of the Road for SQL 2008/R2, Windows 2008/R2 and Windows 7

April 22, 2019 – The last flickering days of support for these products is upon us. We have been communicating to our customer base to be prepared to migrate or decommission these dated servers and OSs but there is still a huge install base. One of the biggest issues is the lack of security updates

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Tape Killer: AWS Glacier Deep Archive

April 12, 2019 — Gone are the days of slow access speeds, gone are the days of expensive, specialized hardware and gone are the days of dealing with media file incompatibilities. At AWS re:Invent 2018, during his largely anticipated keynote in front of thousands of AWS users, AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced the tape killer.

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The Cultural Shift around Network Automation

April 1, 2019 – In today’s world of fast paced innovation, cloud technologies and automated processes enable rapid and reliable software delivery. However, none of this is possible without allowing the supporting infrastructure to scale when needed, perform with high reliability and remain secure from threats. The core infrastructure plays a critical role in this

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Cloud File Systems with NetApp Cloud Volumes Service

March 28, 2019 – Businesses have been shifting more and more of their business-critical workloads and applications to the public cloud for various reasons including reliability, security, flexibility, lower costs, scalability and more. Although companies are transitioning towards the public cloud to take advantage of these benefits, many companies employ custom datacenter solutions with third-party

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Should You Back Up an Ultra-Redundant Object Storage Service? Absolutely!

  January 2, 2019— Amazon Simple Storage Service, commonly known as “Amazon S3” or “S3” is praised across the industry as one of the most reliable, secure, scalable and highly-available public cloud storage services.  AWS themselves say: “Amazon S3 is designed for 99.999999999% of data durability because it automatically creates and stores copies of all

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re:Invent 2018—When Cloud Takes Over Las Vegas

  December 3, 2018 — The past week in Vegas was all about the world’s largest cloud computing conference, AWS re:Invent. An estimated 60,000 attendees flocked to Vegas for this annual cloudfest, now in its seventh year. Talk about taking over Las Vegas! With all the various keynotes, thousands of sessions, workshops, a hackathon program

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Bringing Security and Compliance to Our Customers

  November 15, 2018 — Cyber attacks continue to wreak havoc for organizations. It’s no secret that security is one of—if not the biggest—concern in today’s IT environments. With an ever-evolving threat landscape, organizations are challenged to combat sophisticated threats that are coming at us from every direction. Additionally, it’s difficult to find deeply-skilled security

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Infrastructure-as-Code with Terraform

November 07, 2018 — As businesses shift towards more of a DevOps focused software development methodology, tools that help drive productivity and increase development efficiencies are becoming more and more essential to have. Some tools necessary when shifting methodologies towards DevOps include tools that support containers, microservices, continuous integration & continuous delivery (CI/CD), reliability, monitoring,

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Data Driven at NetApp Insight 2018

  October 26, 2018 — NetApp held its Insight 2018 conference in Las Vegas this week for customers, partners and employees. A “Data Driven” theme was prevalent with a focus on how NetApp is empowering its customers to change the world with data. Keynotes and sessions fostered discussion on how organizations can innovate, transform and thrive

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Doing Great Things Together

October 17, 2018 — Red Hat’s North American Partner Conference (NAPC) was held in National Harbor, Maryland last week with several hundred partners in attendance. Congratulations to Red Hat on celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. This year’s theme was “Stronger Together.” The theme is a testament of the value that partners bring to Red Hat

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