Archive for: June 2015

Industry-Leading Polycom® RealPresence® Platform Further Revolutionizes Collaboration and User Experiences with Three New Solutions

Polycom added advanced capabilities, extended benefits and cloud offers to the RealPresence Platform, making it today’s most complete, affordable and accessible method of building and harnessing the workplace of the future. “Polycom is creating new experiences that enhance the way people work, without changing the way they are used to working,” said Ashan Willy, Polycom Senior Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering and Product Management.

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What Is DevOps, and Why Should I Care?

One of the newest buzz words in IT organizations is “DevOps.” The principles of DevOps are contrary to how IT has traditionally managed software development and deployment. So, why are more and more organizations looking to DevOps to help them deliver IT services to customers better, cheaper and faster? But…what exactly is DevOps anyway? It is not a job or a tool or a market segment; it’s best defined as a methodology, or an approach.

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Partners: Dell Is Making Dramatic Gains In The Data Center

Dell’s aggressive enterprise offensive is paying off in big gains in the data center market as some solution providers are saying the company is displacing legacy competitors in a number of large accounts. According to Dell, Round Rock, Texas, the company’s North American Enterprise Systems Group partner business was up 28 percent year over year in its 2015 fiscal year, which ended Jan. 31.

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Apple Reportedly Planning Data Center, Network Upgrades

Apple, according to a published report, is continuing its major investment plans to better serve its customers and compete with other cloud-based service companies. Apple is known for investing time and money into designing top-of-the line products for discerning, style-driven customers, but a Bloomberg report suggests the company is also making a big push to upgrade its networking and data center infrastructure.

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Seamlessly Integrated Physical Security Solutions

PTS Physical Security Solutions offers a turnkey solution to address all your physical security needs. Utilizing cutting edge technologies offered by our partners, PTS offers the following solutions: Video Surveillance, Access Control, and Central Management. PTS’s primary Physical Security platform is Genetec’s Security Center (Unified Platform), which has applications for Video Surveillance, Door Access control, License Plate Recognition, Alarm Panel Integration and other third party capabilities. These applications are all viewable on one simple Customer Interface.

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SimpliVity Adds Support for Cisco UCS Director, Simplifies IT and Cloud … – Business Wire (press release)

SimpliVity announced that its leading hyperconverged infrastructure will support Cisco UCS Director to optimize customer private and hybrid cloud environments. Available next quarter, SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solution will support Cisco UCS Director to automate infrastructure management and orchestrate the provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) with native data protection and mobility across all global sites.

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Five network trends challenging the enterprise – Network World

As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them…

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Adding a Video Wall to Your Studio? 4 Topics to Consider

Here’s how to identify your needs, understand options, and ask the right questions. Need some help getting started on your broadcast video wall project? Whether you’re exploring video wall technology for the first time or looking to take your current system to the next level, this article will help you identify your needs, understand your options, and ask the right questions.

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The Collapse Of Storage

My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all like to talk about disruptive industry changes, this one perhaps is the ultimate disruption: it impacts every aspect of storage: the core technology, the consumption model, the integration model as well as the operational model.

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