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    Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

    The current IT goal for many organizations is “something… something… cloud computing.” The higher up the org chart one travels, the less specific anyone is on the details, but everyone agrees that cloud is important. How to get there is left as an exercise for systems administrators, and dis… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Hyperconvergence as a Bridge to the Cloud

    It's been a little more than 10 years since Amazon launched their Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. As with most new technologies, adoption has taken time; however, analysts predict that by 2020 cloud will be the new normal. This isn't to say that on-premises IT is going away, but things cloud… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    What You Need to Know About Hyperconvergence Monitoring

    Every systems administrator knows that Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is the cornerstone of IT. Without monitoring, alerting and analytics, even modest IT deployments can quickly get out of hand. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is something of a black box, and this can create c… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    How To Upgrade Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    So your Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) cluster is not performing the way it used to. You have run short of something; storage, maybe. Perhaps you are low on processing power, or network bandwidth. It’s upgrade time, but what kind of experience can you expect with HCI? How is it different fro… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    WAN Connectivity Isn’t Getting Any Less Expensive

    The cost of internet access depends greatly on where you are located.  For many, the price of internet connectivity hasn't changed in some time, nor does it look to be getting less expensive any time soon. This has some real-world impacts on organizations of all sizes. In developed nations it is a… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    How would implementing hyperconvergence affect my IT staff?

    Many IT administrators, especially at larger organizations, focus very specifically in one area. They know what they know, and anything outside of that is someone else’s problem. Their usual response upon considering hyperconvergence is, “If this platform really took off in my organization, what would happen to my job?”… Read More

    By James Green