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Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Reinhard’

Silver Peak WAN Optimization Appliances Deliver Super-Fast Backups

Financial institution finds the secret to faster backups and recovery: WAN optimization appliances For more than 60 years, this financial cooperative has served half a million members. Its success resides in offering great rates, low-to-no fees and delivering value to members, rather than outside shareholders. With success comes growth and with growth comes huge data volume. As a…Read More

Sophos UTM, Next-Gen Firewall Appliance Consolidates Network Security

Rapid growth in a company can be exciting. But it can also lead to a number of challenges, such as a lack of business processes and neglecting key IT functions like security. That’s what the CFO and director of IT of a mid-sized lighting company was up against when he called MicroAge’s Christopher Reinhard. “There…Read More

IT Infrastructure Overhaul Strengthens Manufacturer for Future Growth

Exponential growth is something many executives dream of when starting a company, but few are prepared for the challenges that arise when it happens, as one nutrition product manufacturer experienced after growing from 20 employees to 300, resulting in the need for an immediate IT infrastructure overhaul. Unable to accommodate so many users, the company’s…Read More

Big Data Infrastructure: Dell, VMware Solution Handles Exponential Growth

When customers talk—especially when they complain—you listen. So, when the network manager and regional CIO of a medical data company managing big data recently heard from customers that its system was too slow, they knew they had to take action to upgrade their big data infrastructure to maintain their existing customer base. And their big…Read More

Avocent DCIM Gives Global Bank Remote Control in Single Pane of Glass

An American banking institution that is also one of the world’s premier financial services companies, the company operates a global technology network of vast scale, reach and management. Keeping these operations at optimal efficiency is critical to maintaining the leanest profile possible. In the United States alone, the company maintains numerous and immense data centers…Read More

IT Infrastructure Overhaul with Dell and VMware

From my point of view, trying to keep outdated infrastructure going with Band-Aid fixes just doesn’t work. There comes a point in any company’s IT system where adding one more element just to keep it going is one step too far. One of my clients was recently faced with this reality. The client, a global…Read More

Email Archiving Solution Empowers Users, Freeing Up IT Staff

For this distributor, shipping steel products nationwide is a complex process. Managing its email archiving shouldn’t be. Required by various agencies to retain email transactions to ensure regulatory compliance, the client needed a solution that was as user friendly as it was effective in archiving and retrieving data. With more than 200 users at eight…Read More

Steel Distributor Finds Ironclad WAN Optimization Solution

In good times and bad, steel stays strong. Despite recent economic fluctuations, demand for this client’s steel products has continued to grow. Running a diverse network with layers of complexity—from ERP systems to VoIP phones— the client requires that internal data traffic go through its data center to control transaction integrity. Plus, as a steel…Read More

Avionics Enterprise Taps MicroAge to Vet and Source Technology Solutions

MicroAge’s reach extends into diverse industry sectors and addresses specific future technology objectives. This is well demonstrated by MicroAge’s Chris Reinhard and his strategic sourcing initiatives for a well-known avionics company.  Engineering the next generation of aviation technology, the client’s requirements revolve around developing new solutions as current technology become obsolete. Uniquely, the client also…Read More

Data Center Virtualization Provides Long-Term Cost Savings

The director of IT for a local, multi-branch credit union was ready to virtualize his operation. But like many IT leaders, he wasn’t sure of the best way to achieve that goal. He explained his concerns and questions to MicroAge's Chris Reinhard. To help the IT director understand his options, Chris arranged for presentations from…Read More