When Toasters Crashed the Internet: What You Should Know About the Recent DDoS Attack

Datalink on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

As the dust settles around last week’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, IT experts and many affected companies will note Friday, October 21, 2016 as the date of a watershed event. It is the first time that the Internet of Things (IoT) was used in a widespread cyberattack. Where are we now and what does this attack mean for the future of IT security? This post presents our perspective.

Big Announcements at VMworld 2016

Kent Christensen on Monday, September 12, 2016

As I mentioned in my previous post, the VMware team did a nice job at VMworld of recapping the progress it’s made with its products and solutions in the last year. Attendees seem to be in agreement that the company is heading in the right direction. Part of that progress, of course, has to do with its interactions and integrations with other leading IT product and service providers.

What VMworld in Vegas Reinforced about IT Transformation and Leadership

Kent Christensen on Thursday, September 08, 2016

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas recently concluded, and as always when our team attends trade shows, we came home having connected with many clients, prospects, and partners. This year’s theme for the show was “be_TOMORROW,” which is a concept we’ve been talking about for some time now at [...]

Why Cisco HyperFlex is a Big Deal

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Typically when I write a blog post it is more about observations from the industry, clients and events and less about a specific product (because in general product companies have people to do that). However today Cisco announced a new solution that is not only noteworthy but will be very impactful. Today Cisco [...]

Transforming IT: 5 Tips for Helping CIOs Think and Act like CEOs

Datalink on Monday, February 15, 2016

A recent IDG/Datalink survey of IT leaders at large U.S. companies revealed that strategic business goals, rather than traditional considerations like IT refreshes, are increasingly driving IT spending decisions. In fact, 68% of respondents believe that strategic objectives are given higher [...]

Datalink achieves third Cisco master certification. Is this a big deal?

Datalink on Friday, February 12, 2016

In a word, YES!  In order to defend that answer, one must understand what a master certification is and why it matters.

The demand for custom applications is exploding. What’s going on?

Datalink on Friday, November 06, 2015

Our clients are requiring more custom applications than ever before, and our experience seems to reflect an industry trend.

Chef: A Development Framework that Serves Up Speed and Reliability

Datalink on Monday, November 02, 2015

It goes without saying that computing concepts can sometimes be difficult to understand. I think it has to do with their inherently complex and intangible nature. You can’t just roll up your sleeves and put your hands on them, or stare at them until they make sense. Communication about and [...]

Event Recap - Veritas Partner Link 2015

Datalink on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Veritas Partner Link 2015, which took place recently in Orlando, was a great event for our team, as we learned from, and shared with, Veritas and others in our industry. Not only was Datalink named Americas Solution Integration Partner of the Year, we also got to participate on a number of panels and give our perspective on hot technology topics

Recap of NetApp Insight 2015

Kent Christensen on Monday, October 19, 2015

NetApp Insight, a technical conference for customers and partners, kicked off on Monday, October 12. Datalink was a gold sponsor and invited nearly one hundred customers to attend the conference as well as a hosted dinner on Tuesday evening. Datalink treated booth visitors to an NFL experience and live [...]

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