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Moving Workloads to the Public Cloud? Don’t Forget About Security.

Organizations need to have a thorough understanding of the data and applications being moved to the cloud, and of their governance model in place. Lacking these critical pieces of knowledge can result in untentional data disclosure events or other unwanted vulnerabilities in the new environment.

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Guess What, IT? The Business Finally “Gets” You

Some IT veterans might remember the days when IT teams were seldom seen nor heard from by executive management — unless something went wrong. IT budget was scarce, often perceived as simply a necessary cost of doing business. Flash forward to today’s digital business and a different picture begins to emerge: one with a strong and growing relationship between senior executives and the IT organization.

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Cloud Report Card: What Worked? What Have We Learned?

There’s no doubt that cloud has been one of the most disruptive forces in recent years. Many rushed to embrace cloud’s attributes. But, now that the dust has settled, it’s time to assess whether intended outcomes were achieved and review the lessons learned.

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Datalink Named NetApp Flash Partner of the Year at Inaugural Channel Connect Conference

Datalink, an Insight company, has been named NetApp Flash Partner of the Year for its overall FY17 flash revenue, positive growth, percentage of flash sales year-over-year, and the percentage that flash represents of Datalink’s overall NetApp revenue.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Understand Your Workloads Before Selecting a Cloud Platform

Cloud migration is the new frontier of data management. And yet, 40% of IT leaders have removed workloads from the public cloud. How do you know what’s right for your business? Our Chief Architect, digs deeper into cloud migration and data management in this new article.

Client Support Services

As a single point of contact for issues spanning multiple vendors, product lines, and solutions, we help maximize your uptime and operational efficiency through our OneCall Support Services, Managed Services, and Datalink Central monitoring platform.

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Veritas NetBackup Tuning Tips

Join Datalink OneCall Support Services Engineer Chette Boardman for a discussion regarding performance improvement opportunities and how get the most out of your Netbackup environment.

Cisco UCS Sys Admin Best Practices: How to Streamline Resolution Times for Common Issues

Learn how to troubleshoot and resolve common Cisco UCS issues Join Datalink OneCall Support Services Technical Support Engineer Conrad Madewell for a discussion regarding best practices.

Choosing Between Private and Public Clouds: How to Defend Which Workload Goes Where

This paper introduces you to a time-tested approach that can take you from where you are to where you need to be.

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IT Briefcase Interview: Preparing Effectively for a Cloud Migration

With carpentry, the saying is to measure twice, cut once. With cloud migration, it’s a lot more complicated, but it has to revolve around smart planning and design. Get Pete Kraatz’s perspective on how to ensure successful implementations in this new IT Briefcase article.

Building a Strong Cyber Security Program During IT Transformation

This whitepaper examines some of the key challenges IT and security executives are facing as they look to bolster the cyber security programs at their organizations at a time when they are transforming their data centers.

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Tech Tuesday - Upgrading NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP: Essential Preparation Steps & Tips

Preparation is key to a successful upgrade. During this webcast you’ll learn about key considerations and preparatory steps that have proven to streamline upgrades and avoid post-upgrade incidents that can impact operations. You’ll also hear about tools and tips that will help you carry out your preparations.

Data Center Operation Services: Datalink’s Version of Mission Control

Datalink’s Director of Managed Services Phil O’Konski explains how our Data Center Operation Services are like NASA’s Mission Control Center in some ways, but take that idea to a new level with the concept of a “Zero Person NOC.”

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NetApp Extends Hybrid On-Prem, Cloud Data Management Capabilities With New Software Focus

Data mobility just got a major upgrade with new Ontap v. 9.3 and SolidFire Element OS 10. In this CRN article, our Chief Architect, Juan Orlandini, says the increased performance is impressive. Read more about these updates and NetApp’s larger Data Fabric initiative.

Data Center Consolidation Services

Reduce complexity and experience gains with data center consolidation.

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Veritas NBU Admin Best Practices: How to Avoid Pain & Gain Efficiencies

During this session Veritas NetBackup administrators will learn about tips and best practices for gaining operational efficiencies and preventing painful incidents.

Migration Services

Our extensive experience in data center transformation provides strong insight into the process and how to ensure success. But it has also proven that no two migrations are the same.

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Datalink and Insight: Revel in the data center revolution

It’s a new era in IT – and Datalink continues to empower organizations to revolutionize their data centers for the most effective, efficient processes yet. Together, Insight and Datalink offer an even broader portfolio of solutions to help connect clients to a smarter way of doing business.

How Will You Deliver More Business Value With Your Data Center This Year?

Now that 2017 is in full swing, you’ve got some perspective on the business outcomes your organization is striving to achieve and what your role will be in reaching them. If your company is like most, there is tremendous pressure on IT to deliver results, and the bar is much higher this year than last.

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Top 6 Hurdles to IT Optimization

The need to optimize IT operations is almost universal in business today. According to more than 100 IT executives from large U.S. organizations recently surveyed by IDG Research, just nine-percent of companies have operations that are running optimally. The remaining 91-percent have room for improvement.

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Case Study

How did an iconic printer brand lower operational costs by 20% and save $2M in workload alignment?

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Considerations for Data Protection in the Hybrid Cloud

Learn about potential issues and best practices for securely hosting your IT workloads, data, and applications in the cloud.

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Why Enterprises Need to Optimize Their Data Centers

This whitepaper looks at some of the key drivers to data center optimization and the challenges IT is facing today as enterprises look to modernize their infrastructures and remain a step ahead of the competition. It also explores how companies can benefit from the changing technology landscape, including the optimization of data center resources.

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IDG Research Survey

Datalink recently conducted a survey on IT optimization through IDG Research Services, and found that 90% of data centers are NOT fully optimized. What are the challenges that IT leaders face? Read the release to learn more about the survey and what you can expect to find.

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Driving IT Operational Efficiencies for Greater Business Value

With IT leaders focused on supporting their business 24/7, it’s difficult to invest time in new projects and services. Hear Datalink’s Phil O’Konski explain how our comprehensive services free up IT teams to focus on strategic initiatives.

Cloud Disaster Recovery: Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud Solutions Supporting Disaster Recovery

Get a solid background on disaster recovery scenarios, best practice approaches and testing, and the benefits of a cloud disaster recovery assessment.

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Room & Board Home Furnishings

Datalink and Pure Storage align technology with workload requirements to help eliminate storage bottlenecks, boost application performance, streamline IT processes, and elevate productivity.

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A next-generation data center is no longer a nice thing to have; it’s a critical part of a strategic business. We’re here to help.