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COVID-19’s Impact on VDI, HCI and Digital Transformation – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, August 10th 2020

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COVID-19 is causing widespread changes within businesses and accelerating digital transformation. VDI, HCI and hybrid multicloud are well-positioned to help. Virtual desktop infrastructure has always been a killer app for hyperconverged infrastructure, and we’re seeing it in this new world of COVID-19 as well....

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Hubs And Outposts – Tales Of Two Trojan Horses – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, August 10th 2020

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Microsoft introduced Azure Stack in early 2016 as an extension of the Azure public cloud into the enterprise data center. Amazon Web Services followed two years later with an announcement of AWS Outposts. Both aim to attract enterprise application workloads...

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Is Tape the New Cloud?

By Mitch Lewis, Wednesday, July 15th 2020

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The information technology landscape seems to have an ever-increasing number of “as a Service” offerings as data continues to move into public clouds, and often for good reason. The public cloud is an attractive offering – pay as you go,...

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vSphere 7 With Kubernetes: Combo Support for Containers, VMs – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, July 13th 2020

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With vSphere 7 with Kubernetes, VMware addresses the need for self-service access to Kubernetes in a VM environment without creating separate silos for VMs and containers. In the last article we talked about container-native storage systems, platforms that incorporate software-defined storage...

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Going Radio Silent in IT

By Randy Kerns, Thursday, July 9th 2020

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The current situation we are in worldwide has created challenges in the Information Technology industry.  Projects have been put on hold.  Orders are to minimize IT changes with the fear that a change will cause a potential disruption.  And, an...

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Evaluator Group Testing of Spectra Logic StorCycle

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, June 16th 2020

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Due to many factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals in Information Technology have been focused on optimizing their environments and reducing expenses.  Recent strategic projects with our IT clients have provided new insights into the current needs and methods for...

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Container-Native Storage: The Benefits of HCI for Containers – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, June 8th 2020

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IT organizations are recognizing the need to support containers for their software development groups but also to accommodate container-based applications as they move into production. Containers offer a number of benefits, as well as some challenges, particularly around storage. In...

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COVID-19 Stimulates Creative IT Financing – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, May 5th 2020

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A recent survey by Evaluator Group investigated how enterprise IT administrators were coping with the impact of stay-at-home orders showed that they were often scrambling for new infrastructure. The two most needed requirements were additional networking gear and other types of infrastructure...

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Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Appeals to MSPs, HCI, Data Center – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, May 4th 2020

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This is the third in a series of articles on making hybrid cloud a reality. The first two looked at Google Anthos and AWS Outposts. In this article we’ll examine Microsoft’s Azure Stack hybrid cloud family (which includes Azure Stack...

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Google Anthos: Hybrid Cloud on Your Infrastructure – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, April 6th 2020

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This second in a series of articles, on making hybrid cloud a reality, looks at Google Anthos, how it works, the deployment options, how it compares with AWS Outposts and who should consider it. Read the first installment here.  The...

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