Category: Data Center Design

Top Five Functions Outsourced To Managed Services

In a new survey, managed service provider JDL Technologies found that more and more SMBs are turning to managed services for their IT needs, looking to solve a few challenges in particular. Take a look at the most popular reasons a SMB turns to an MSP for help.

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Human Error, Downtime and Design

Rob McClary is the Senior Vice President & General Manager at FORTRUST.

If one of the leading causes of data center outages is human error, why do we spend so much time focused on the tier classification or rating of a data center?  I would agree that the design plays an important part in reliability, but it’s a small part relative to people, process, operations, maintenance, lifecycle and risk mitigation strategies.

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New Performance Results From Five Of The Latest SSDs

The CRN Test Center sorts through the SSD specs to help solution providers figure out which is best for which application.

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Cloud-Savvy New Signature Beats Out Behemoths To Win U.S. Microsoft Partner Of Year Award

New Signature, a $14 million company that has pivoted aggressively to a cloud-focused business model, defeats a slew of consulting giants to win the 2014 U.S. Microsoft Partner of the Year award.

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New Juniper Partner Marketing Head: Marketing Cutbacks Not Impacting Partner MDFs

Matt Hurley, Juniper’s new vice president of worldwide partner marketing, said he is pumping more resources and more dollars into Juniper’s partner marketing organization, despite broader cutbacks to the company’s marketing unit.

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30 Notable IT Executive Moves: May 2014

May’s notable executive moves included departures sparked by management shakeups at SAP and Kaspersky Lab, as well as a new role for Cisco’s long-time channel chief.

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Google Offers CoreOS On Compute Engine Cloud

Google Introduces CoreOS And Docker To Its Cloud

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Stolen eBay Employee Credentials Result In Massive User Password Data Breach

eBay is urging its 145 million account holders to reset their user passwords following a data breach that exposed encrypted passwords and user account information.

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Fortinet Americas Channel Chief Retools Training Program

Fortinet has named Joe Sykora as its America’s channel chief and is restructuring following the departure of senior channel executives to rival Sophos.

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New Veeam Availability Suite Combines Backup, Monitoring

The introduction of the Veeam Availability Suite, which integrates Veeam’s backup and recovery software with its monitoring and reporting software, is part of a move by Veeam to play a bigger role in the modern data center, said CEO Ratmir Timashev.

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