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Storcom partners with information technology industry leaders, subject matter experts, and emerging players across the spectrum of IT. Storcom’s priority is enabling our clients to stay ahead of the changing IT curve. We constantly research industry trends and test products in our lab before partnering with manufacturers to provide our clients with the most optimal solution.

Our consultative approach focuses primarily on understanding your business needs and goals, and we guide you to the optimal solution for your organization. This ensures our clients have the best rate of success implementing new solutions, since unlike our competitors we actually test and use the IT solutions we sell in-house.

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Storcom can help you do more with less. Your IT department is a well-oiled machine, and Storcom wants you to operate smoothly with increased functionality.

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Storcom offers around-the-clock support for our clients to ensure that their data, infrastructure, and IT departments are always safe and secure.

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VMware Carbon Black Infographic

Learn more about VMware Carbon Black with Storcom’s new infographic! 

Storcom and HPE Nimble Storage Video

What is HPE Nimble? At Storcom, we’re a high-touch IT solutions provider that’s focused on the management, movement, and protection of data for more than twenty years – and over those two decades, we’ve been early adopters of many emerging solutions, including Nimble Storage. Nimble’s game-changing solutions combine predictive analytics from HPE InfoSight with a multi-cloud flash fabric to create an all-flash storage platform that’s incredibly efficient, reliably fast, radically simple, and ready for everything you need to do in the cloud. InfoSight uses AI and global intelligence to not only simplify storage management, but also create a self-improving and self-healing infrastructure that transforms the support experience into one you’ll actually like since many problems are resolved before you even realize there’s an issue. And with Nimble’s multi-cloud flash fabric, you can deliver fast and reliable flash storage to all your applications under a single, scalable architecture – whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud. As the first Nimble partner in the Midwest, Storcom has unparalleled experience with Nimble technology and can help you take advantage of it to simplify data storage and infrastructure support both now, and in the future. Contact us today to schedule a demo to learn how Nimble Storage can help you create better business and IT outcomes. www.storcom.net


HPE SimpliVity Technical Deep Dive and Demo

Please join Dave Kluger of Storcom, and Lance Hagert and James Kohlbeck of HPE, for a replay of our technical deep dive and demo of HPE SimpliVity webinar …


Nutanix Private Cloud

You probably don’t think of your IT team as the main driver of your business’s ability to innovate. In traditional organizations, IT exists in a support capacity, ensuring that the corporate technology infrastructure, applications, and data are all accessible and working. But think again. Any market-leading companies across industries value their IT capabilities much differently, positioning IT as a strategic asset focused on usability, scalability, and speed to market

Storcom and Nutanix Xi Frame Webinar

Please join Dave Kluger, CTO of Storcom, and Huzu Saifee, Xi Frame Specialist at Nutanix, for an introduction to Xi Frame! Compared to 10 years ago, today’s IT …


CIO: The Strategic CIO’s Playbook

CIO: The Strategic CIO’s Playbook: Changing business demands require agility, flexibility, and scale. The right mix of Hybrid IT will accelerate digital transformation. 

Dell EMC PowerStore Appliance Data Sheet

The groundbreaking new PowerStore family eliminates traditional tradeoffs in performance, scalability, and storage efficiency, with a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure that transforms and mobilizes both traditional and modern workloads.

Dell EMC PowerStore Family Spec Sheet

The ground-breaking Dell EMC PowerStore achieves new levels of operational simplicity and agility, utilizing a containerbased architecture, advanced storage technologies, and intelligent automation to unlock the power of your data. Based on a scale-out architecture and hardware-accelerated advanced data reduction, PowerStore is designed to deliver enhanced resource utilization and performance that keeps pace with application and system growth. 

IDC/Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Solution Report

It is difficult to overstate the positive influence private and public clouds are having on datacenter teams around the world. Read IDC’s research report on Nutanix. 

Create instant meetings for remote work with Meet Now in Microsoft Teams

Have a meeting right in a channel, where everyone can join. See how Microsoft Teams makes remote work easier for your team. Learn more: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software


Welcome to Microsoft Teams

Take a quick tour of Microsoft Teams. For more information visit us at: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software


Why you should care about containers

Understand how containers provide a lightweight immutable infrastructure for application deployment and more efficient utilization of underlying resources in this video of why containers matter. Learn more: https://aka.ms/k8slearning


Threat and Vulnerability Management

Threat and Vulnerability Management helps organizations discover vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in real-time, prioritize vulnerabilities, and implement an industry-first automated end-to-end vulnerability remediation process that bridges SecOps, SecAdmins, and IT Admins.Learn more: https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/07/02/microsofts-threat-vulnerability-management-now-helps-thousands-of-customers-to-discover-prioritize-and-remediate-vulnerabilities-in-real-time/


How Kubernetes works

Learn about the key concepts in Kubernetes, including pod, deployment, replica set, scheduler and load balancer. Learn more: https://aka.ms/k8slearning


App Migration to Azure: Your options explained

From rehosting your apps by lifting and shifting them to Azure to choosing to refactor your apps for greater efficiency, rearchitecting your apps to be able to quickly add new capabilities or taking a cloud-native approach by rebuilding them from scratch. We show you how you can use Azure Migrate to plan your shift to Azure. And if you’re concerned about the approaching end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, we’ll look at new options with extended security updates in Azure. Join Jeremy Chapman, Director, Microsoft 365 and Jeremy Winter, Partner Director, Microsoft Azure as they look at strategies to migrate to Microsoft Azure spanning zero to higher levels of coding, and when to use which.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Shows about native management in Azure:https://aka.ms/SecuredManagedVMs3-years of additional security update for Windows Server, SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2:https://aka.ms/EOS-MigrationPrevious migration episode – App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMsLearn more about Azure Migration:https://azure.com/migrateSubscribe to Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel:https://aka.ms/sub2mechanics Follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics


Hybrid IT for Dummies – HPE Special Edition

Hybrid IT for Dummies – HPE Special Edition

IDC The Future of Hybrid IT Made Simple

IDC The Future of Hybrid IT Made Simple

Real life migrations to Azure and how they did it.

See how to migrate your app infrastructure and data, or refactor your apps for the Cloud, with lessons learned from real-world migrations, as well as the tools and techniques employed along the way. At Microsoft Ignite 2019, this was session THR2271: Notes from the field: Tips and gotchas from 3 real life cloud migrations Corey Sanders is the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Solutions, an organization dedicated to partnering with customers as they transform into successful digital businesses. He is responsible for sales strategy and corporate technical sales across Solution Areas and teams that include Azure Applications & Infrastructure, Azure Data & AI, Business Applications, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, and Modern Workplace.


Stay Protected in your VMware Journey to the Cloud with Dell EMC

Organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud to enhance their IT infrastructure – to reduce costs and improve management. Dell EMC data protection makes it easy to ensure continued data protection for your VMs while leveraging the cloud to improve the bottom line? We provide long-term retention and archiving of your VMs to public or private cloud, replication to and disaster recovery from the cloud, and we protect VMs running in the cloud with data protection for VMware cloud workloads on AWS.For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2Krrr4C


Data Domain Cloud Disaster Recovery – Recovering Protected Virtual Machines

In this demo, Eli Persin will walk you through how to recover protected virtual machines with Data Domain Cloud Disaster Recovery. They will be highlighting recovery flow, recovery types, DR test recovery, fail-over recovery, and how to access recovered instances.


Build your hybrid strategy with Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI

Microsoft offers a portfolio of solutions from public cloud, on-premises cloud services, and hyperconverged infrastructure for traditional virtualized applications. The right hybrid cloud strategy can deliver cloud innovation for workloads wherever they reside. In this video, learn about Azure Stack HCI, a new member of the Azure Stack family, and how you can use it in conjunction with Azure and Azure Stack. Learn more: https://aka.ms/announcing-azure-stack-hci-solutions


vRealize Automation Center integration with Data Protection Suite

In this video, Vino Jeyakanth demonstrates how to automate data protection by integrating vRealize Automation Center with Data Protection Suite (NetWorker). This video has no audio,


Find Your Edge and be 5G Ready Now with Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is partnering across the globe and launching new edge servers so we can help our customers be 5G Ready Now.Learn More: https://bit.ly/2TKP78v


Dell Emc Isilon All Flash Scale Out Nas Storage

VxRail ACE – Update Manager

Discover how the ACE Update Manager feature centralizes distributed package management to accelerate LCM operations to save time and bandwidth. For more information, please visit : https://bit.ly/34vXuXM


Dell EMC Data Protection – Avamar VM Instant Access Demo

If your customers need immediate access to their VM, Dell EMC Data Protection has a solution to address this requirement. This would power up the VM using the backup data in Avamar and Data Domain.This is a short demo showcasing how easy it is to do VM Instant Access. This is the same software we use for our Integrated Data Protection Appliances (IDPA).For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2YsbiQJ


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Analytics trends: The impact of the cloud | HPE

Once upon a time, understanding and communicating business metrics was the job of the IT department or, more specifically, the IT function responsible for what we used to call “data processing.” But today, analytics is spreading out across organizations, fueled by business units and departments that want something better than what IT is providing, faster than IT can provide it. As a result, analytics are seeping into more functional areas of enterprises, often without IT’s involvement and wi…

Creating Business Continuity with VMware Cloud Providers

Heightened awareness around employee health and new work restrictions have greatly reduced the classic physical office interactions. As a result, we recognize the need for our end customers to ensure business continuity and to provide their employees with the flexibility, safety, and comfort to work from home. This evolving situation is putting a lot of The post Creating Business Continuity with VMware Cloud Providers appeared first on VMware Cloud Provider Blog.

vSphere with Kubernetes 101 Whitepaper

The excitement and interest around vSphere with Kubernetes, formerly known as Project Pacific, is just incredible! In order to help vSphere Administrators get their arms around the fundamental changes coming to the industry we’ve put together a whitepaper called vSphere with Kubernetes 101 for the vSphere Administrator. In the paper you’ll get a glossary of The post vSphere with Kubernetes 101 Whitepaper appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

Recent IDC Report Highlights VMware Cloud on Dell EMC For Edge Compute

Many businesses are discovering the need to compute enable the edge of their network. Whether it be a chain of brick and mortar stores, satellite healthcare clinics, or factories in remote locations, deploying compute at the edge allows applications to run in close proximity to internet- connected end user devices or machinery and the date The post Recent IDC Report Highlights VMware Cloud on Dell EMC For Edge Compute appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

vSphere 7 – vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades

With the recent announcement of vSphere 7 it is an exciting time for vCenter Server 7 as well. In particular, migration & upgrade workflows have undergone a number of changes to help simplify them, making it easier to patch and move to new versions as part of the life cycle of vSphere: vCenter Server 7 The post vSphere 7 – vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

What to Do If You Suddenly Have to Support 80% of Users Working Remotely

This blog was written in collaboration by Brian Madden and Shawn Bass, CTO of VMware End-User Computing. In light of current events, many organizations are feeling the effects of life’s unpredictability. With many organizations canceling in-person events and meetings and mandating temporary work-from-home policies, companies are quickly realizing just how prepared they really are in […]The post What to Do If You Suddenly Have to Support 80% of Users Working Remotely appeared first on VMware …

Empowering a Remote Workforce for Business Continuity with Hybrid and Multi-Cloud VDI and Apps 

When faced with unpredictable events like natural disasters, emergencies, or public health outbreaks, organizations must be prepared to quickly assess and take action against impact to their business. Being prepared to answer questions such as “how do we minimize business disruption?” or “how do we enable our workforce to access corporate resources remotely?”, or even […]The post Empowering a Remote Workforce for Business Continuity with Hybrid and Multi-Cloud VDI and Apps  appeared first on…

VMware Once Again Named as a Leader in 2019-2020 IDC MarketScape Report for Virtual Client Computing

For the fifth time in a row, we’re excited to announce that VMware has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment! Click here to access an excerpt of the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment” (Doc #US45752419, January 2020) report. SOURCE:  “IDC MarketScape Worldwide Virtual Client […]The post VMware Once Again Named as a Leader in 2019-2020 IDC MarketScape Report for Virtual Client Co…

Is Your On-Premises Existence Under Scrutiny? VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Offers a Solution

For many IT teams and organizations, maintaining an on-premises infrastructure has become an increasing challenge. The introduction of the public cloud, along with the wholesale perception that running workloads in the public cloud is less expensive and provides an equivalent environment for previously on-premises workloads have captured significant attention. While the popularity of the public The post Is Your On-Premises Existence Under Scrutiny? VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Offers a Solution …

Introducing vSphere 7: Features & Technology for the Hybrid Cloud

On March 10th, 2020 VMware announced vSphere 7 and I’m very excited to finally be able to describe why it is truly technology for the hybrid cloud! If you haven’t already read through Krish Prasad’s launch post that provides an overview of vSphere 7, I would recommend starting there. Then continue below where I’ll unpack The post Introducing vSphere 7: Features & Technology for the Hybrid Cloud appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Technical Overview Paper Released

Read the new VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Technical Overview paper to learn about this innovative new on-prem managed SDDC.The post VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Technical Overview Paper Released appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

Demystifying the Relationship Between On-Premises Storage and Public Cloud

Transitioning to cloud is often depicted as a transition toward simplicity. We are inundated with promises of extreme flexibility, unlimited scale, incremental agility, the ability to leverage a wide range of next-gen applications, and “pay by the drip” consumption. However, many organizations transitioning data and workloads to the cloud are coming to terms with the unpleasant reality of access and egress fees, data gravity, latency, vendor lock-in, and even compliance and control issues. In…

Baker’s Half Dozen — Episode 11

If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet Matt using #BakersHalfDozen. We’re coming in hot! AI predictions, fire, electricity, 99 smartphones & busted keyboards! Episode 11 Show Notes: Item 1: Can A.I. Predict Psychopaths? Item 2: Is A.I. more impactful than fire? Item 3: 99 Smartphones in a wagon Item 4: Cloud repatriation poll Item 5: Why Kubernetes? Item 6: What happens when you press play? Item 6.5: Bust…

Understanding the software-defined data center

New for HPE SimpliVity! Integrated StoreOnce backup, expanded scale, improved productivity

Announcing HPE SimpliVity options that simplify management, help you scale your hyperconverged infrastructure, and, with the integration of HPE StoreOnce, make backup simpler and more cost-effective.

InfoSight for HPE SimpliVity: How AI simplifies HCI, Part 1 – Intro and demo

The first of a 4-part blog series

Combined HPE GreenLake and HPE SimpliVity solution lets customers balance cost and flexibility

The rising popularity of both hyperconverged infrastructure and as-a-service offerings have led to a new combined deployment model. The consumption-based HPE GreenLake for HPE SimpliVity solution keeps costs down and IT environments flexible.

Features of the HPE SimpliVity 325, and how it protects data at the edge

The new HPE SimpliVity 325 Gen10 is the first HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure solution based on AMD EPYC processors. This cost-efficient, 1U, single-socket model is an ideal solution for data protection at the edge.

VMware at RSA 2020: Intrinsic Zero Trust Access to Any App on Any Device

Cybersecurity discussions are front and center once again as the RSA Conference in San Francisco approaches. This year is no different with some of the top cybersecurity leaders and a dedicated community of peers getting together next week to exchange the biggest ideas that will move the industry forward. Each year, there are more new […]The post VMware at RSA 2020: Intrinsic Zero Trust Access to Any App on Any Device appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Cloud Strategy and the Role of IT in a Multi-Cloud World

Who’s driving the cloud strategy in your organization? Recently we had a team of cloud experts join Dell technologists including myself (@NickBrackney) for our #CloudTweetChat. Having a chance to interact with and learn from so many knowledgeable folks with varied backgrounds and approaches is critical for our team as well as our customers. What makes these chats great is we go beyond the buzz words and marketing fluff that permeates the discussion and get right into strategies and implementa…

How to Choose the Right Server for the Edge?

Co-author:  James Singer – Member Technical Staff, Server and Infrastructure Solutions Office of CTO, Dell EMC The importance of any edge decision starts and ends with data. Using the industry’s build on the historical “V’s” of data (velocity, volume and variety), we highlight the edge’s importance: The velocity, volume and variety of data requires validity to value within a volatility window. In other words, the speed at which extreme amounts of disparate data is generated at the edge requir…

Dell Technologies Wins an Emmy: That’s Good News for Financial Trading and Other Data Analytics Applications

The National Academy of Television Arts and Science has honored Dell Technologies with a 2020 Technology and Engineering Emmy® for the Dell EMC Isilon for driving early development of Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) systems. This is exciting news for those of you working with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) applications of all types. Here’s why. Back in the early 2000s, media and entertainment companies began to require large-scale shared stora…

Introducing the New RingCentral for Microsoft Teams Integration!

Did you know? RingCentral offers the largest ecosystem of integration apps in the communications and collaboration space to maximize productivity and efficiency.  That’s why we’re stoked to announce our latest robust integration into Microsoft Teams. Now, you can call and meet using RingCentral—without having to leave your Teams workspace! TL; DR – RingCentral works across […]The post Introducing the New RingCentral for Microsoft Teams Integration! appeared first on RingCentral Blog.

RingCentral: One more step forward in creating an equal and inclusive environment

Of the many reasons that brought me to RingCentral (just two weeks ago), one of the most important was finding a company whose values and beliefs matched my own. This meant an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion – a company where every team member feels comfortable bringing their best and authentic self to work […]The post RingCentral: One more step forward in creating an equal and inclusive environment appeared first on RingCentral Blog.

RingCentral Global Response to COVID-19 – FAQ

Over the last six weeks, RingCentral has responded and adapted continuously as the global contagion threat unfolded. Our global teams are monitoring and updating policies as necessary to ensure the safety and security of our employees and customers worldwide.  The use of powerful remote work tools, like RingCentral’s UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, are now central […]The post RingCentral Global Response to COVID-19 – FAQ appeared first on RingCentral Blog.

Cisco Wins Global Excellence for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness

This award for our Keep Cisco Safe campaign represents our relentless effort to drive pervasive security, trust, data protection, and privacy into everything we do at Cisco.The post Cisco Wins Global Excellence for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

SaaS-delivered Encrypted Traffic Analytics with Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud

With encryption becoming the new norm, it's increasingly important for organizations to gain visibility into all traffic across the enterprise. Cisco's intuitive network can help detect hidden security threats, even in encrypted traffic.The post SaaS-delivered Encrypted Traffic Analytics with Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

Modeling the 5G-powered smart city today that will protect us tomorrow

Cisco is committed to working with service provider partners and clients to harness 5G and make our urban spaces smarter, more proactive, and responsive —keeping us all safe.The post Modeling the 5G-powered smart city today that will protect us tomorrow appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

How to Defend Against Command-and-Control attacks: Don’t let your network turn into a Zombie

Learn how to defend against Command-and-Control attacks using the powerful combination of Cisco Umbrella and AMP for endpoint. Prevent malicious malware from gaining foothold in your environment and recruiting botnets to compromise systems and exfiltrate your data.The post How to Defend Against Command-and-Control attacks: Don’t let your network turn into a Zombie appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

Modernizing to Microsoft SQL server 2019 with HyperFlex all NVME

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is now in market. Cisco HyperFlex with all NVME storage delivers the performance needed for SQL Server 2019 workloads.The post Modernizing to Microsoft SQL server 2019 with HyperFlex all NVME appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

Cisco and Microsoft partner to enable seamless data orchestration from Cisco IoT Edge to Azure IoT Cloud

Does your business care about the number of connected IoT devices? Most of you would say no, not anymore. Rather, you have shifted the focus onto harnessing IoT data to run your business. Imagine if you had complete visibility to all aspects of your business: starting with an inventory of connected devices to access relevant […]The post Cisco and Microsoft partner to enable seamless data orchestration from Cisco IoT Edge to Azure IoT Cloud appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

Realize Your Path to Safety and Security Digital Transformation with Dell EMC Isilon

Technology is disrupting the safety and security world. Increasingly higher pixel resolution, a growing number of cameras, and longer video retention requirements are examples of the challenges many organizations currently face. Dell Technologies provides the infrastructure that will enable organizations to meet the challenges of storing, managing and retaining data sets while reducing risk and cost of ownership. As the number one provider of enterprise storage[1], we bring years of experienc…

The Edge Gets Smarter

Co-authored with Bob Pike, GM, Smart Edge Division at Intel Progressive enterprises are pursuing software-defined Edge compute solutions with operating models powered by analytics, automation and machine communications to improve productivity, service-levels and cost structures. With hundreds of devices and sensors connecting to a network, wired connections are becoming expensive. At the same time, the mobile 5G networks are in early deployment and the existing 4G networks are not ready for t…

Protect the Power of the Cloud: Data Protection for VMware Cloud

As predictions roll in for trends in technology this year, it is no surprise that data protection, security and automation are rising in importance for organizations worldwide. As more organizations move applications and data to the cloud, solid and reliable recovery is becoming a differentiator. For our customers, Dell EMC is a trusted data protection partner, providing comprehensive coverage, rapid recovery and powerful architecture, resulting in reduced infrastructure costs and simply powe…

Customers extend HPE SimpliVity efficiency and data protection with Veeam Data Availability

 The data protection features native to HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure can be extended with Veeam. Discover the 5 specific use cases for this joint technology solution, and read about two customers who have taken advantage of the efficiency, data protection, and fast file retrieval it provides. 

5-step checklist for picking a Microsoft Azure Stack Hub vendor

What you need to know about choosing the right cloud experience

Our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity

With this blog we wanted to share a bit about what we have learned over the last few weeks, resources to help organizations manage through these times, support for critical first responders and emergency organizations, and the criteria we have put in place to manage cloud services capacity to support critical operations.

Azure Firewall Manager now supports virtual networks

Last November we introduced Microsoft Azure Firewall Manager preview for Azure Firewall policy and route management in secured virtual hubs.

Steps to Enable a Remote Workforce with Workspace ONE – Part 1

Co-authored with Andreano Lanusse and Josue Negron. Read Steps to Enable a Remote Workforce with Workspace ONE – Part 2 here.  Want to learn more after this blog? In the latest episode of the Digital Workspace Tech Zone Podcast, Roger Deane talks with Rick Terlep, Josh Spencer, Andreano Lanusse and Josue Negron about how EUC […]The post Steps to Enable a Remote Workforce with Workspace ONE – Part 1 appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Steps to Enable a Remote Workforce with Workspace ONE – Part 2

Co-authored with Andreano Lanusse and Josue Negron. Read Steps to Enable a Remote Workforce with Workspace ONE – Part 1 here.  Want to learn more after this blog? In the latest episode of the Digital Workspace Tech Zone Podcast, Roger Deane takes a more in-depth look with Andreano Lanusse and Josue Negron about how EUC […]The post Steps to Enable a Remote Workforce with Workspace ONE – Part 2 appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Buyers Beware: Scamming Is Rife, Especially In a Time of Crisis

In the midst of this global health crisis, bad actors are capitalizing on people’s fears. Read how Dean De Beer, Cisco product line CTO, used Cisco security tools to quickly investigate a COVID19-themed scam.The post Buyers Beware: Scamming Is Rife, Especially In a Time of Crisis appeared first on Cisco Blogs.

Keeping your cloud deployments secure during challenging times

As the world comes together to combat COVID-19, and remote work becomes a critical capability for many companies, customers have asked us how to best maintain the security posture of their cloud assets while enabling more remote workers to access them.

New HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged features and enhancements you don’t want to miss

 Customers have been asking for more choice in HPE SimpliVity models, expanded scale, and better integration with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. As you’ll see from today’s announcement, HPE has stepped up and delivered.

RingCentral Video Makes Its Awaited Debut

By Zeus KerravalaRingCentral now has control over the video stack, and that’s a fundamental key for the evolution of its platform.

Cisco goes after wireless IoT with Fluidmesh acquisition

Cisco is looking to reinforce its wireless IoT portfolio by acquiring Fluidmesh Networks for an undisclosed amount.Founded in 2005 by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic University of Milan, the firm specializes in wireless backhaul technology to support enterprise class video, voice, and data connectivity in large-scale distributed sites where signal strength can be challenging.Cisco said once the acquisition closes, it will meld Fluidmesh’s produc…

Cisco integrates SD-WAN connectivity with Google Cloud

Cisco and Google deepened their relationship this week by rolling out a turnkey package that lets customers tightly mesh SD-WAN connectivity with applications running in a private data center, Google Cloud or another cloud or SaaS application.The jointly developed platform, called Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud, combines Cisco’s SD-WAN policy-, telemetry- and security-setting capabilities with Google's software-defined backbone to ensure that application service-level agreement, se…

First Technology, HPE SA: Composable infrastructure is the way to go

First Technology and HPE hosted a webinar yesterday to raise awareness around the latest technologies and solutions their partnership will bring to the local market – intelligent, self-managing storage, composable infrastructure and consumption-based IT services.The Accelerating Success in a Digital Era webinar, run in partnership with ITWeb, was attended by over 80 cloud, edge computing and storage decision-makers from cross-sector organisations going through digital transformation.“Tra…

Ransomware attacks see 148% surge amid COVID-19

It's well-documented that threat actors will often take advantage of society's fears in order to pursue cybercrime, but new research from VMware Carbon Black suggests that the reality might be even worse than initially thought. The endpoint security vendor, which was acquired by VMware last for $2.1 billion, said ransomware attacks jumped 148% in March over baseline levels in February. "Notable spikes in attacks can also be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle, suggesting attack…

Coronavirus Outbreak Will Have Positive Impact On Global Disaster Recovery as a Service Market

Research Dive says, DRaaS market has witnessed significant growth previously, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market witness additional growth in 2020. Real Time market Size, 2020, Post COVID-19 is USD 6,777.3 Million.NEW YORK, May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the course of this nerve-wracking circumstances, Research Dive helping our clients in comprehending the effects of COVID-19 on the Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Market. Our report includes the following aspects:Technological I…

Microsoft Azure Adds Another VMware Option to the Multi-Cloud Mix

Data centers today are looking for ways to add infrastructure and services from the big public cloud providers on an as-needed basis. It’s called multi-cloud deployment, and it gives operators options even if they don’t always need them. Up until this week, these operators actually had one option from Microsoft for extending their VMware virtual machine environments onto Azure infrastructure, called Azure VMware Solution. On Monday, Microsoft announced what it called the “next generation” of…

Global Companies See Value in Integrating SD-WAN and Security

Traditional WAN architectures are under major pressure driven by the migration of services and data to multi-cloud environments, the need for direct connectivity to those resources from branch offices, and the growing reliance on bandwidth-hungry business applications. As a result, organizations are being forced to redesign their WAN architectures. But those organizations adopting SD-WAN are also finding that they need to increase and expand their cybersecurity as well if they want to stay a…

IT Architecture Building Blocks for Artificial Intelligence Prototypes

About a year ago I wrote a blog on the emergence of Artificial Intelligence in the enterprise. Since then we’ve seen a steady increase in the numbers and types of organizations starting to use AI to unlock the value in their data. Indeed, we are in the midst of a continuing deluge of data so it’s no surprise that AI/DL initiatives are kicking off across all sectors of our economy.This is great news, as the technology has matured immensely and the costs to entry have lowered. However, there…

Container adoption has reached a tipping point. Time to get on board.

Containers are here to stay. The question is when will they become more widely used than virtual machines?Containers are software designed to package an application and its dependencies (libraries, binaries, and configuration files) together so it can run quickly and reliably when a developer moves the application from one computing environment to another. They also provide smaller, more agile app deployments that enable teams to release code faster. Since most enterprises are taking steps …

Just Announced: HPE OneView Extends HPE Storage and Compute Portfolio Integrations

Today HPE is announcing expanded support of HPE Storage and Compute modules with HPE OneView. HPE OneView now integrates with all HPE Primera models — HPE Primera 630, 650, 670 storage base and provides managed support for ProLiant DX compute modules. This HPE OneView integration enables IT admins to provision storage and compute modules in minutes versus days or weeks!Break down siloed processes In today’s fast-paced business environment, IT organizations want to spend less time deployin…

Dell EMC PowerStore and Cisco MDS for SAN – A win-win pair to transform IT

As applications and devices proliferate and produce a dizzying array of physical, virtualized and highly distributed workloads, we see the explosion of raw data. Data has become more diverse than ever before – and it is now being created, processed and stored everywhere, from edge to cloud. That data – if properly refined – holds a wealth of invaluable insights that give businesses the keys to greater competitive advantage, healthier outcomes and rapid growth.The massive explosion in data a…

Cisco Distributed Data Centers Are Ready for 5G

Service Providers’ long planned strategic investments indeploying 5G new RAN platforms are becoming a reality. Whether ServiceProviders are building upon existing 4G/LTE networks to gradually enable 5Gbenefits or laying the foundation for greenfield open standalone 5G vRAN architectures,the 5G tide is steadily rising. Now, as 5G handsets become widely available, consumerexpectations are rising for the promising benefits of 5G applications andservices. Unlike the arrival of 4G that bene…

Miercom Tests and Verifies Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Current events dramatically show how critical it is to maintainbusiness continuity to support enterprise and consumer applications. Data CenterNetworking (DCN) resources are proving to be a lifeline in delivering contentand supporting transformations such as the rapid shift to digital-only business,on-demand healthcare, and remote working and learning. To deliver on the need for business continuity, DCNoperators must have a solid infrastructure supported by automated activationand ass…

Microsoft 365 Apps update changes: What security admins need to know

As more organizations move to the Microsoft 365 platform, Microsoft has acknowledged that we need a more stable monthly update platform for the Office suite. Microsoft has made changes in naming and the patching cadence in response to customers’ concerns.Until May 2020, Office 365 applications were updated using click-to-run technology under three difference schedules and a choice of three patching channels. Microsoft has made additional cadence releases along with their new naming for Offic…

Cloud infrastructure operators should quickly patch VMware Cloud Director flaw

Public and private cloud administrators who are using VMware Cloud Director should immediately apply the patch for a high-risk vulnerability that can be used by hackers to take full control of virtualized cloud infrastructure, security experts warn. VMware released fixes for the command injection flaw last month, but if left unpatched, it can be easily exploited through customer trial accounts.VMware Cloud Director (previously vCloud Director) is a cloud service delivery platform that allows…

13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

Amazon Web Services may dominate with a vast collection of products and options, but it’s far from the only game in the cloud. Microsoft, a company once known for its domination of personal computing, has slowly and steadily built its Azure cloud into a formidable competitor.The number of database, storage, compute, analytics, and devops services sitting under the Azure brand umbrella continues to grow and it has become hard to find something that Azure can’t do. In many cases, Azure is runn…

The Hunt for the Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals

Security Stories podcastEpisode 8 of the Security Stories podcast is a little different from usual, but for good reason! With the help of some very special guests, we take a comprehensive look back at the incredible Not Petya cyber attack. Including the Sandworm hackers, and the context behind this act of cyber warfare.First to join us is Noureen Njoroge, a senior cybersecurity engineer and threat intelligence analyst at Cisco. Noureen is a passionate advocate for women and minorities in t…

Is security the most critical element of your Multicloud network? Bien sûr!

Security as the foundation for a successful multicloud strategy – Part 3 of 3In part one of this 3-part series, we shared some thoughts on how you can simplify your network for consistently deploying, managing and securing workloads across a multicloud environment. In part two we looked at how users and devices access these distributed applications and workloads with the performance they need. Part three is dedicated to what may be the most important element – securing user access to multic…

Innovate in Azure with confidence

Posted on July 22, 2020 As the world navigates through the pandemic, it’s inspiring to see companies across every industry innovate to rethink their operations, engage with customers in new ways, and keep their employees safe. When it comes to innovating in the cloud, customers tell us that they need a platform that enables them to stand up solutions quickly, be agile to respond to their dynamic environments, and do so in a cost-effective manner. Azure has them covered. Customers today are …

VMware cloud-management suite features Kubernetes, automation upgrades

VMware this week bolstered the on-premise and service-monitoring capabilities of its core cloud-management software with improved automation, Kubernetes and troubleshooting features.The features come in a new release of VMware’s vRealize Suite which is the company’s wide-ranging package of tools for helping customers manage virtual infrastructure and applications. Its features include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and DevOps tools such as Infrastructure as Code to provision, orc…

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

If you had any doubt of the growing value of SD-WAN in multi-cloud connectivity, Fortinet and Barracuda Networks have new offerings that should convince you otherwise.Fortinet says its Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud is designed to helps businesses maintain a secure network infrastructure across multiple private and public clouds. The company cites a recent report from Flexera that 93% of medium to large firms currently have a multi-cloud strategy in place for a range of benefits: disaster rec…

HPE makes big SD-WAN play with $925M Silver Peak acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise took a significant leap into the SD-WAN market with its offer to buy networking vendor Silver Peak for $925 million.Silver Peak's Unity WAN technology will slide into HPE subsidiary Aruba's portfolio and give it an immediate shot in the competitive arm when it comes to the hot SD-WAN arena where Cisco, VMware and others are attracting enterprise IT dollars.Founded in 2004 by David Hughes, who is still CEO, Silver Peak develops a variety of wide-area…

New All-Flash Solutions from Cisco-Cohesity Partnership Optimize Data Management

Traditionally, data centers were built like bastions to protect organization’s crown jewel data. Security locked the storage vault into a silo and data was replicated across multiple systems for different reporting and analytic purposes. Integrating new data or data that wasn’t designated as intellectual property  required a herculean effort. What has become clear is that this type of data center design based on a siloed architecture and four walled bastions of data management no longer work…

Dell Technologies Named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions Magic Quadrant

Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” These words ring truer now perhaps more than any other time in our lives. The recent health, economic and social watershed events of 2020 bring into stark reality how the fabric of our lives can change in an instant.Despite these dizzying changes, one thing has not changed – the criticality of data. In fact, data has never been more critical than it is right now. That’s why we are humbled to be …

Juniper upgrades security software with threat intelligence, VPN package

Juniper Networks has added new components to its security portfolio to help customers get a better handle on potential threats as well as improve risk detection and response.The new products are aimed at figuring out who and what devices are on the network and then offering the security intelligence to help them address threats at every point on the network, said Samantha Madrid vice president of Security Business & Strategy  at Juniper Networks.Security is always a challenge but even more s…

ESG validation: Small-yet-mighty HPE SimpliVity delivers the goods – plus significant cost savings

New Enterprise Strategy Group report validates the economic benefits of the HPE SimpliVity 325 hyperconverged platform. The detailed analysis reveals significantly better start-up costs and overall cost savings over a three-year period when the highly dense platform is compared to traditional 3-tier architecture, public cloud services, or other vendors’ HCI offerings. The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) just published a new economic validation report and I’m so excited, I can’t wait to sha…

HPE Nimble Storage: 10 years of disruptive innovation – and so much more to come

For the last 10 years, HPE Nimble Storage has been redefining the storage landscape with game-changing innovations across intelligence, predictive support, and hybrid cloud. By rethinking and modernizing storage, we’ve empowered our customers to accelerate applications, drive agility, and speed innovation.This year, HPE Nimble Storage is celebrating a decade of turbo-charged, customer-driven, industry-disrupting innovation. The first Nimble Storage array shipped in 2010 with a clear purpose…

Veeam Backup and Replication Version 11 Release: So Many New Features, Where do We Start?

By: Dave KlugerStorcom CTO What’s New in Veeam Version 11 (v11)?There are a ton of new features and updates with Veeam version 11, over 200 to be exact. There are already many articles that simply list the new features. As Storcom’s CTO, I want to talk about what’s new in Veeam Version 11 (v11) and what I think the main updates are and WHY they are useful.  Ransomware Protection At the top of everyone’s list is that Veeam’s version 11 contains more ransomware protection features than ever…

Fortinet Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Fortinet is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the February 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure in recognition of the reviews that customers have provided for our Secure SD-WAN solution.Additionally, FortiMail was also recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the February 2021 Ga…

Dell’s 2021 Server Trends & Observations

With the start of a new year, we can say goodbye to the tumultuous and challenging 2020 – a year that brought about monumental changes in our industry through acquisitions, technology introductions, and of course, a shift to remote work force. No one could have predicted all the changes that happened last year, but now we have an opportunity to look back on how the server trends and technologies detailed by us last year impacted our industry. And as we have done for the past several yea…

Cisco Wins Best Time-Stamping/Latency System Award

Cisco is pleased to announce, for the second year in a row the Cisco Nexus 3550-F HPT switch has been awarded the TradingTech Insight 2021 Best Time-Stamping/Latency Measurement System Award.TradingTech Insight AwardsThe TradingTech Insight Awards Europe 2021 recognize excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on manufacturers providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. These awards reflect the different challenges…

Looking Back at the 2020 Announcements We Should Revisit

When we look back at 2020, it’s easy to recognize the big milestones in such an unusual year: the tremendous usage of Horizon in the cloud, the first ever completely virtual VMworld and most importantly, all of the hard work people put in transitioning to remote work to keep people safe! With so many noteworthy trends and events, we figured it would be a good idea to look at some of the other important announcements that are worth revisiting. A big year for VMware Horizon In addition to supp…

RingCentral named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Reports for UCaaS in both enterprise and SMB segments

Report identifies key considerations for companies looking to adopt UCaaS solutionsOne day (please be soon) we’ll be able to all go back to restaurants, live events, and yes, offices and workplaces. It’s no secret that the massive move to working from anywhere during the COVID crisis has fundamentally changed the way we work, most likely forever.Business continuity was priority number one in the early months of 2020. Simply enabling remote communications and connections to people and to sy…

Aruba Recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure for EdgeConnect’s Customer Experiences

“Customer First, Customer Last” has been Aruba’s #1 core value since our founding in 2002, a mantra our customers have come to know and trust. And it’s a key contributor to our loyal customer base and continued market growth, which has outpaced the industry for the past several years. This core value extends to our recent acquisition of Silver Peak and its industry leading WAN edge platform, formerly Unity EdgeConnect.Everything we do, whether it’s in our approach to engineering our products,…

What’s new in HPE SimpliVity 4.1.0

This latest hyperconverged infrastructure release, HPE SimpliVity 4.1.0, enhances the efficiency, data mobility, and data protection that the HPE platform provides from edge to core to cloud. Get a closer look at some of the key new features, including a new container plug-in and a just released HCI installation video.The wait is over!With the long-anticipated release of HPE SimpliVity 4.1.0, I am happy to bring you insights into its various new features and capabilities. This release will…

Level up your Secure Email game using SecureX Orchestrator

Today, an email administrator needs to get the most out of their data and reporting when it comes to the daily management of Business Email Compromise, Ransomware, Malware, and Phishing. The email administrator also has to share the data, reporting and actual emails allowing their SOC and other teams in order to perform X, Y, Z.In my video, I have provided the steps to configure the Cisco Secure Email module in SecureX. This allows you to take the everyday mail summaries and threat reportin…

Why Microsoft Azure wins with enterprise customers

As the old IT truism goes, nobody ever got fired for buying IBM. Now, in the cloud era, many are starting to apply the same logic to another well-known vendor: Microsoft.For enterprises with extensive Microsoft footprints—spanning Office, Windows, Dynamics, Outlook, and other popular business applications—turning to Microsoft Azure services as part of a cloud strategy can certainly look like the path of least resistance.“If you have to move to the cloud with constrained resources, it is a sa…

There Is a 50% Chance Your Data Backup Will Fail

Data protection problems are hobbling digital transformation efforts, according to the latest study by Veeam Software. And that is bad news for many chief digital officers looking to speed up their digital transformation efforts.The Veeam Data Protection Report 2021, which surveyed more than 3,000 IT decision-makers at global enterprises, painted a grim picture. Fourteen percent of all data is not backed up at all, and 58% of recoveries fail.Anthony Spiteri, the senior global technologist for…

The fastest ever all-in-one backup solution from HPE Storage and Veeam

HPE lab tests prove it: Veeam v11 is fast. Very fast. The latest Veeam Backup and Replication software release more than doubles the performance of the HPE Apollo and Veeam all-in-one data protection solution. Every few years, the IT industry surprises us with an unexpected innovation that changes the rules. The new HPE Apollo and Veeam Backup and Replication v11 solution is that kind of innovation – so fast, it sets a new record in the data protection arena. Veeam’s engineering team did an…