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Microsoft Inspire 2019: Achieving More for Our Customers

A Groupware team made the trek to Vegas this past week for Microsoft Inspire, the yearly partner conference. Partners from 130+ countries came together for a great week of networking, learning and collaborating, all in the interest of better serving their customers in an ever-evolving world of technological transformation. With its mission of empowering every…


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Use AWS? Then Protect AWS

Amazon Web Services has several storage services within their public cloud platform which thousands of customers are taking advantage of every day. They have Elastic Block Store (EBS), Elastic File System (EFS), Simple Storage Service (S3), Glacier, Storage Gateway and much more. As organizations move more and more of their workloads to AWS, their data…


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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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