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Virtualizing a Disaster Recovery Site

When it was time for a multinational instrumentation company to modernize their environment and virtualize their disaster recovery site, they called HP — and HP referred them to MicroAge. “That’s because we’re certified in HP enterprise, servers, storage and networking,” explains MicroAge’s Hunter Boyd. “HP will often refer a client to a partner like us…Read More

Server Consolidation and Virtualization Project Comes In Under Budget

The demands on today’s IT departments are complex. Do more with less. Save money. Stay ahead of the technology curve without overspending. And these demands are even greater for traditional brick-and-mortar companies, which are contending with thinner margins and more competition, explains MicroAge’s Hunter Boyd. “A lot of brick-and-mortar companies are dealing with smaller IT…Read More

A Move to Efficiency: Migrating Dozens of Sites to One Operating System

Acquisitions, mergers, different IT leaders over the years…take these factors over time and a company’s information technology environment can start to run amok with multiple platforms. For a West Coast environmental engineering firm with three different operating systems in its environment, it was time to get everyone on the same page. That’s when the IT…Read More

Sizing Up IT Environments for Virtualization Simplified with Dell DPACK

As an IT manager, you have a certain Goldilocks quality about you. You don’t want too much storage or too little. The best way to optimize your resources is by sizing up your environment to determine the “just right” amount. For a 100-employee lumber mill looking to upgrade its outdated hardware, the right amount was…Read More

Expanding and Virtualizing an IBM Shop

Say “Cheese!” For a Midwestern cheese manufacturer and packer, company growth is reason to smile. They recently opened a new facility, which required a significant investment in their IT infrastructure. Already an IBM shop, the client reached out to MicroAge solutions expert Bryan Allan to help them put together a 10-server data center for the…Read More

SAN Offers Design Firm Efficiency with Virtualization-Friendly Features

For many companies, the past few years have been a fight to hold on to customers and market share. As the economy slowly improves, it’s good news for companies that are ready to grow again. For an architectural design firm with more than 10 domestic and international offices, growth is in the cards, and that…Read More

Designing a Data Center for a Start-Up

Entrepreneurial vision is the key ingredient in driving innovation across all industries. The medical field is no exception; for this start-up marketing company, the very first step was to design a basic, yet robust, data center to support current and future operations. The client contacted MicroAge to plan and implement a solution to address all requirements—from…Read More

Finding Solutions Within a Constrained IT Budget

Managing budgets is an essential function of any IT manager. In today’s economy, it can be an even greater challenge when a company doesn’t have much cash on hand and lenders have pulled back on IT financing options. So, when a local consulting company lacked the money it needed to invest in its IT operations,…Read More

Health Care Provider Meets Federal Mandates While Maximizing IT Budget

EHR/EMR and Virtualization As the year 2015 approaches, medical practices nationwide must be ready to meet the mandated EHR/EMR (electronic health record/electronic medical record) requirements of the federal government or likely face penalties. For this health care provider, encompassing five freestanding clinics, it was imperative to implement the appropriate infrastructure to support high-volume EHR/EMR files in the…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