Archive for: October 2014

Great news! @DellSoftware #SharePoint products are now Microsoft #Azure Certified!

We’re excited to announce that Migration Suite for SharePoint and Site Administrator for SharePoint are now Microsoft Azure Certified!

In addition to being listed on the Azure web site, Migration Suite for SharePoint and Site Administrator for SharePoint are now available in the new Microsoft Azure Marketplace, where customers can search for and deploy thousands of third-party solutions to simplify the management of their applications on Azure.

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Learn to Boost Data Center Capacity With Public Cloud

Moving to a public cloud environment takes time and consideration. No organization should simply jump in without evaluating ROI and the pros and cons of moving to such a platform. Still, there are powerful reasons to adopt the ever evolving technology. With denser environments, more WAN capabilities, and better cloud management, data can be delivered faster and more economically across vast distances.

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Five Ways Your Business Can Use Hybrid Cloud

IT has long debated the merits of public and private cloud. Public cloud allows organizations to gain capacity and scale services on-demand, while private cloud allows companies to maintain control and visibility of business critical applications. But there is one cloud model that stands apart: hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud provides the best of both worlds: […]]> IT has long debated the merits of public and private cloud.

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Cloud Sprawl: The Problem of Too Many Clouds

Several years ago, when virtualization first entered the market, there was a good adoption rate until it became a mainstream platform. Before long, administrators were working with this new technology, spinning up new servers, creating new workloads, and often forgetting to manage those instances. So, we had a VM sprawl issue. There were too many VMs in a given environment and not enough visibility to control those virtual instances.

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Press Release: Crestron Demonstrates Lighting Control Solutions that Meet the Changing Building and Energy Code Requirements

New commercial lighting solutions and space-based design provide tools to easily build energy efficient buildings. 

“We’re changing the lighting control design concept. For far too long the strategy has been to design a system for the entire building and then look at the needs of the individual rooms within the building; our new philosophy is to design a solution for each space first, then connect every space in the building together through a centralized, integrated lighting control solution,” said Brian Daley, Crestron VP of Sales, Commercial Lighting. Crestron is the only controls manufacturer that has the unique capability to do this. And every product we produce works together seamlessly.”

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Unified Communications as a Service: Market Trends and Business Benefits

We’re experiencing a workplace transformation! The very nature of work as we once knew it has fundamentally changed. Work is no longer a location, it is an activity. Work is not a place you go, it’s a thing you do. There is increasingly a very dynamic rhythm to the nature of work, which involves teams that form and evolve over time. Team members are often geographically dispersed, and work can and often does happen around the clock.

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How New Types of DDoS Affect the Cloud

At a recent security meeting with a large healthcare organization, I had the privilege of looking at the logs of a private cloud infrastructure which I helped design. They showed me a couple of interesting numbers and what looked like possible DDoS attacks. Except, they were different. The security admin mentioned that he, and colleagues in different organizations, have been seeing a spike in malicious DDoS attacks against their systems.

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Combining Cloud With Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Emergencies happen, environments go down, but the business process must go on! Right? Over the past few years, smaller and even mid-size organizations found it challenging to enter the DR and even business continuity conversation.

First things first: it’s important to understand that disaster recovery and business continuity are two different business objectives. However, they can certainly overlap. Even today there is still some confusion about what the cloud can really deliver.

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NASA Upgrades ISS Control Center With Monitor Wall

Planar’s Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System finds its way into many control center environments. Among the most demanding of these is NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where a Clarity …

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How Cloud has Changed Data Center Technology

Let’s face it, if you’re a technologist and you’re reading this article, you’re tied to the cloud in one way or another. Whether you have Gmail synced to your phone or you upload photos to Dropbox, you’re utilizing cloud computing. Over the past few years, cloud services have become more enhanced and prevalent. There is more emphasis on data delivery, our ability to continuously stay connected and how our information is distributed.

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