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    Escape From the Cloud Part II; Tape Isn’t Dead

    In our last article, we explored the drivers that may force you to take your data back from the cloud.  Along with that, we discussed the challenges of doing so.  In fact, shortly after that article was published, we spoke with a client who had just had that exact experience.  Several hundred terabytes of data […]

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    Escape…From the Cloud!

    With all the talk of things moving to the cloud, why would anyone be contemplating escaping from it?  The only constant in this industry is change and change can be both unexpected and dramatic.   — By David Hoffer Governments, for example, can be fickle about who can make what technology and where you store your data […]

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    Cisco Meraki Revolutionizes Security

    We’re thrilled to announce exciting, first-of-its-kind hardware for our security product line: a comprehensive Unified Threat Management (UTM) box sporting an 802.11ac radio for blistering gigabit wireless. The brand new Cisco Meraki MX64W Security Appliance for small branch sites clocks in at twice the firewall throughput of our previous model, the popular MX60W, while sporting […]

  • iTBlueprint Is Now a Cisco Premier Partner

    Due to consistent sales growth, skills development and training, and skills certifications in Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization and Cisco’s Meraki Cloud Service, iTBlueprint has been named a Cisco Premier Partner. This provides iTB the ability to leverage better partnerships and resources with Cisco to provide the best solution for our customers. Our main area […]

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    Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Mostly Hype?

    Hyper-Converged Infrastructure hit the technology market a couple of years ago with much fanfare.  Hyper-converged hardware and software vendors were trumpeting the demise of the traditional storage appliance.  After all, servers and networking had been successfully virtualized already.  Why not add storage to the mix?  How much harder could virtualizing storage be? As it turns out, […]

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    FlexPod for Large Enterprises

    Optimize your IT Infrastructure and Move Smoothly to the Cloud FlexPod is well suited for large enterprises that require a smaller integrated solution dedicated to a specific workload or those distributed enterprises with satellite offices seeking manageable smaller-scale IT infrastructure. The flexible, converged FlexPod infrastructure is also ideal for all workloads so you can remain agile. […]

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    VMware Virtual SAN 6.0

    VMWare Blog by Rawlinson Rivera It is with great pleasure and joy that I like to announce the official launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, one of VMware’s most innovative software-defined storage products and the best hypervisor-converged storage platform for virtual machines. Virtual SAN 6.0 delivers a vast variety of enhancements, new features to the as […]

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    Infinio Makes Storage Faster for VMware

    Available through iTBlueprint, Infinio takes a small amount of RAM from each of your ESX hosts, and pools it together to create a distributed caching layer. The cache is deduplicated; this enables Infinio to run exclusively in RAM, avoiding the complexities of SSDs and flash devices. Infinio also serves I/O requests out of cache, speeding […]

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    Understanding Storage Array Snapshot Technologies

    — By David Hoffer. A snapshot is simply a point in time copy of your data.  Technically, a backup copy of your data to tape is a snapshot.  But for the most part, when we speak of snapshots, we’re talking about a snapshot provisioned by the storage platform itself. This is a critical part of […]

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    NetApp Helps with Increased Surveillance Data Throughput, Retention & Retrieval

    Concerns over security, crime and terrorism have driven the creation of massive video surveillance infrastructures—increasing the demand for video storage. NetApp® Video Surveillance Storage solutions provide a complete line of external storage systems designed to meet today’s challenges. These solutions deliver unprecedented capacity, speed and durability. The E-Series storage system uses a modular architecture for […]

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    Introducing the SmartStack™ – Nimble Storage and Cisco Updates

    Nimble continues to expand and further integrate with Cisco. The v-block relationship is broken and Nimble is still the fastest growing storage company in history. The company’s Reference Architecture with UCS SmartStack™ is gaining market share daily. Nimble has been added to Cisco’s Solution Support for Critical Infrastructure Program. This means when the customer purchases […]

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    NetApp Acquires SteelStore Product Line

    NetApp’s exciting acquisition of Riverbed Technology’s SteelStore product line accelerates NetApp’s hybrid cloud strategy to help enterprises control, integrate, move, and consistently manage their data across any cloud. Acquisition accelerates NetApp’s hybrid cloud strategy to help enterprises control, integrate, move, and consistently manage their data across any cloud Click here for more information: NetApp Press Release