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VLCM IT Industry News

IT Environment - There’s an App for That, and maybe a Watch too…

Posted by Jared Quan on May 5, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Apple was clever when they patented the phrase “There’s an App for that.” The expression causes an exponential growth of expectation and idea. Many find themselves using the slogan when confronted with an interesting thought or question, then expecting to find an app that suits the situation. However there have been few apps that fit the IT and business environment, until now.

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Topics: Product News

HP's New SDN Campus Networking Switch Trumps Cisco

Posted by Jessica Doucette on Apr 27, 2015 3:09:00 PM

HP announces new networking solution, leaving Cisco shaking in their boots. Available May 1, HP plans to release the new HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series v3 Modules which will provide 4.8 times better performance and 3.6 times lower latency with the ability to process up to 24 more times the packets than rival Cisco’s Catalyst 4507RE. To add a little more edge to the competition, HP’s new switches cost 46 percent less than Cisco’s, ranging from $3,299 - $6,799.

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Take Remote Control: Move to a Cloud-Based Phone System to Increase Productivity

Posted by Darci Piz on Mar 24, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Imagine that you’re a sales manager of a growing company headquartered in Denver. You’ve been given the task with building a team of 40 sales reps who will work remotely from their home offices in and around Colorado and New Mexico. They’ll primarily be using their phones to build relationships and with current and prospective clients. 

Your sales reps use their personal smartphones for convenience, but you understand that business calls are more effective when conducted on a private line. Furthermore, you know that legacy business phone systems can add a whole host of business features that would add to the productivity and professionalism of your company.

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Topics: VLCM Solutions, Product News

And The Gold Goes to... HP 3PAR for All-Flash Product of the Year

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM

HP Converged Storage is Leading the Market

The editors of TechTarget’s Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com website have selected the 2014 winners of their annual products of the year awards.  The results?

3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce are winning over the industry, and are even better together!

Hewlett-Packard offers industry-leading products that address your greatest challenges with simplicity.  And with 3PAR Flat Backup, powered by StoreOnce RMC, there has never been a better time to package these two products together for a killer flash solution that also provides simple, fast data protection.

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Introducing VMware vSphere 6 - The Foundation for Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

- VMware vSphere 6 to Deliver More Than 650 New Features and Innovations- New VMware OpenStack Distribution Delivers Simple Path to Building OpenStack Clouds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 02, 2015) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced VMware vSphere® 6, the newest edition of the industry-defining virtualization solution for the hybrid cloud and foundation for the software-defined data center. With more than 650 new features and innovations, VMware vSphere 6 will provide customers with a highly available, resilient, on-demand cloud infrastructure to run, protect and manage any application. VMware vSphere 6 will be complemented by the newest releases of VMware vCloud® Suite 6, VMware vSphere with Operations Management™ 6, and VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.

VMware today also re-enforced its support of open frameworks for building and managing clouds with its new VMware Integrated OpenStack distribution. This first-ever OpenStack distribution from VMware will empower IT to provide developers with open API access to enterprise-class VMware infrastructure. Additionally, VMware revealed a technology preview that will enable customers to bridge the public and private cloud through the combination of VMware NSX™ network virtualization and VMware vCloud® Air™, VMware's public cloud service, to enable a single, secure network domain.

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Topics: Product News

Desktops v. Laptops for your Business Environment

Posted by Jared Quan on Jan 20, 2015 8:00:00 PM

More important than Mac v. Windows is the debate for a company to decide between desktops and laptops for their business environment. What most companies have discovered in the comparison is that their decision must be strategic and as unique as their business. What works for a similar company doesn’t ensure success for another. The question boils down to, what is best for your business' infrastructure? Each machine comes with its own pros and cons.

Desktops

Pros: Desktops are cost-effective, powerful, and most importantly- desktops are flexible. A laptop may be able to accommodate a second hard drive (SSD and spinning disk) if you needed the space, but ask it to accommodate two or three hard drives for Raid configurations, sport two video cards, support four sticks of RAM or more, a DVD writer, and a larger power supply and you'll run into problems. A laptop won't be able to supply this flexibility like a desktop.

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Battle of the Minis

Posted by Jared Quan on Dec 11, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Do you remember the very first desktop and/or laptop? When they were first released, desktops were pretty powerful, but very bulky. As for laptops, they were probably too heavy to sit on your lap and tended to be painfully slow. Lucky for us, technology has propelled the computer forward with powerfully light laptops, and slimmed down desktops with more capacity than we could've imagined. The trend didn’t stop there! We've seen the development of thin/zero clients and now, tablets and mini computers. Still, these new developments brought new challenges with them.

Thin/Zero clients created small affordable desktop computers that were flexible enough to fit just about anywhere. However, they would come with issues like poor processor and RAM, making them dependent on virtual environments. Too many thin/zero clients would bring too many virtual environments, so the experience of using this solution would start to become frustrating, with huge lag and slow processing.

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