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$6 Million Thumb Drive: All Flash Arrays Help Law Firm Maintain Confidentiality

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Although cloud storage is increasingly popular, it’s not an option for companies where confidentiality and security are paramount. Contractually obligated to keep data on premises, these companies often opt to lease storage equipment but find they run out of space long before the lease ends. Faced with this predicament, a global law firm turned to…Read More

Cumulus Linux Helps Growing Company Move to Open Networking Model

Open Networking
Growing pains are part of any successful business. For a 250-user marketing data company based in the western U.S., rapid growth translated into a significant problem — running out of space for all of that data. As the company prepared to move into a new office, the IT team had an opportunity to build a…Read More

Dell EMC Unity: The New Face of Midrange Storage

Originally published May 2nd, 2016.  Updated April 27th, 2017. The Dell EMC Unity platform is set to change the game for midrange storage. It reaches beyond enterprise solutions, as Dell EMC has designed a simple, flexible storage solution for small to medium-size businesses. Unity replaced the VNX series as the Dell EMC's flagship endeavor, offering significant savings in…Read More

HPE 3PAR Refreshes SoCal Water Treatment Plant Data Centers

HPE 3PAR for water treatment plant
Treating 60 million gallons of water a day is no small feat. So when a 65-year-old water treatment and recycling agency with two data centers in Southern California needed to upgrade their existing storage systems, they knew exactly who to call: MicroAge’s Jo Lerner. Jo has worked closely with this client for a number of…Read More

VSAN: A Different Way of Looking at Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

VMware vSAN sizing
I've seen too many small businesses tie themselves in knots by over-committing on capex for more computing power and storage than they need. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) offerings were supposed to simplify the lives of IT decision-makers by collapsing the implementation process, but it's also meant less freedom to choose the amount of infrastructure you need.…Read More

Growing Company Benefits from Investment in Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure solved the problems for a company running out of storage space
Company growth is a good thing. But its impact on IT is unmistakable. For one medium-sized digital radiology company, running out of storage space in its offsite data center wasn’t a virtual problem—it was a very real one. The company was running out of physical space. Read on to see how a converged infrastructure solution…Read More

Tackling Overdue Data Center Refresh in Three Steps with Dell, VMware

With the uncertain economy of the past few years many companies have put IT investment on hold. Before you know it, years have passed since your last scheduled data center refresh. Now you have no choice but to upgrade... but where do you begin? Sound familiar? This was the reality facing the IT team for…Read More

Nimble SAN for Virtual Environment Supports Massive Storage Needs

Architectural Firm Solves Data Storage Needs with SAN for Virtual Environment. Although a building is built brick by brick, it begins with plans, renderings and 3D models—high-intensive graphic files that architects need to access or modify quickly throughout a project’s duration. When a firm has a lot of power users, it requires the best equipment…Read More

IT Systems for Health Care: LTAC Operator Turns to MicroAge for Aid

Every industry has its own language and, of course, its own technology needs. For the IT manager of a long-term acute care (LTAC) facility, working with someone who understood the broader health care industry as well as the LTAC niche was important, as he searched for a better way to find IT systems for health…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