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Don’t guess your storage – assess!

Don’t guess your storage – assess!

However, tools are the supporting actor in the story. The starring role is the talented and experienced engineer running the tools, asking the questions and driving the assessment. In my opinion there will never be a replacement for a talented mind and keen insight in to a problem. Let me be the first to say […]

In the ball park

In the ball park

These are things to think about before you get to the type of environment that has hundreds and hundreds of hosts, and thousands of guests, across multiple hypervisors.  Are you even in the ballpark when it comes to best practices, measuring performance and security? As a specific example, let’s talk about security. Most shops spend […]

Who’s your DADI?

Who’s your DADI?

And have power, cooling and space finally caught up with them?  To address these issues, traditional server and application consolidation continue to head the list as IDC top priorities for 2012. These priorities will force the CIO to choose a “Strategic Platform” to run the new environment on as you head into the future. And […]

Cloud readiness assessment

Cloud readiness assessment

After completing our Discovery Workshop, the answer is “yes”. The technology environments of both customers already have the baseline building blocks for developing a private cloud; virtualization and abstraction technologies in place to separate the Service of IT from traditional IT Services. As a result, the change to cloud is an incremental one from an […]

BYOD

BYOD

Personal preferences for Apple IOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows-based devices are driving consumer devices into the corporate networks and create device management and data security concerns. Home offices, the desire to have the newest devices on the market, tablets, netbooks, and smartphone preferences all cause a need for organizations to create a “BYOD policy”. […]

How to keep up with data recovery requirements

How to keep up with data recovery requirements

In order to meet the required performance and availability data access services expected within production environments, enterprise cloud services’ providers will extend a portion of their storage cloud service assets on the client’s premises for handling both active data sets and connecting data replication technologies to their offsite clouds in order to meet geographic requirements […]

Canadian blood services

Canadian blood services

“Having our data backed up and available at all times is critical to our operations,” says Ivo Mokros, Director of IT Operations and Chief Architect at Canadian Blood Services. “We can’t function if we don’t have access to the records relating to our supply. The data we store also needs to be very secure. We […]

Case Study: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Case Study: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

With increased computational demand and more users requiring access to the systems, the university saturated their existing server environment and needed a solution that would deliver more computational power and better performance. The university partnered with OnX, an IT solutions integrator, and together designed a solution to meet student and researcher’s needs, enabling them to […]

Case Study: Pediatric hospital needs more data storage

Case Study: Pediatric hospital needs more data storage

The Impact With the new technology in place, the Hospital experienced significantly improved infrastructure capacity, performance and the added benefit of improved management. This improved their ability to treat patients through every stage of their care, from diagnosis to release. The implementation of the new technology also improved the pediatric service and care that the […]