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51% of IT Transformation Initiatives Stalled by Planning, Execution Challenges

More than half of enterprises undertaking IT transformation initiatives have stalled or abandoned select projects while grappling with the complex personnel, process and technology changes required to modernize their IT operations and enhance their ability to support business needs, according to a new IDG Research Services survey commissioned by Insight Enterprises’ Cloud + Data Center Transformation division.

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Transforming Network Security: How to Win Against Cyberthreats

Built upon real-world insight from our work with enterprise clients and industry leaders, this paper offers key advice and approaches that can help you win your own long and short game towards better network security.

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Insight Adds Cohesity to OneCall Support and Managed Services Offerings

Insight’s Cloud & Data Center Transformation (CDCT) division, Datalink, today announced the addition of Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage solution to the technologies that can be managed with its OneCall Support and Managed Services offerings.

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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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10 Rules to Protect Workloads in a Hybrid or Public Cloud

This whitepaper looks at some common mistakes and lessons learned about data protection in a public cloud or hybrid cloud environment. It also offers high-level guidance to better protect your data and applications, especially when they reside in someone else’s cloud.

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Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: Considerations & Comparisons

Transitioning to a hybrid cloud environment requires due diligence on a number of fronts, including data protection. During this webcast, you’ll learn about the best practices for assessing your organization’s data protection needs, the challenges and opportunities that hybrid cloud presents, as well how to compare the offerings of vendors. In addition, you’ll hear about lessons learned based on the successes and roadblocks experienced by IT organizations.

Public Cloud Workload Migration: 9 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Before any workloads are migrated to public cloud, some groundwork is in order. This groundwork will help IT leaders determine which workloads are best suited for public cloud, as well as prepare and execute successful migrations. This white paper looks at both common cloud migration mistakes to avoid as well as the best way to succeed with your organization’s own cloud efforts.

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Key Considerations When Migrating Workloads to Public Cloud

Thoughtful preparation prior to public cloud migration can help an IT organization reduce time and cost outlays, and experience better business outcomes. This interactive ebook presents empirical findings, guiding questions, and unique insights to support strategic planning.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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IT transformation isn’t just a technology decision — it’s a strategic move for modern businesses. We’re here to help.