What CISA means for businesses in the public cloud

Datalink on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Last year, President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 into law, as Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. While there are four cyber components to Division N, CISA arguably has some of the most far-reaching implications. Many don’t know how to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lessons learned at VMworld 2015

Kent Christensen on Friday, September 04, 2015

Now that the sessions, exhibits, and parties of VMworld are behind us, it’s time to take a few minutes and reflect upon what we discovered during our week in San Francisco.

VMworld 2015 update

Datalink on Tuesday, September 01, 2015

One major theme at this year’s VMworld is the continuing rise of the software-defined data center. No longer merely a buzzword, the concept is quickly becoming a reality. Ideas like software-defined networking are moving out of the lab and into the production data center.

Is Public Cloud Really Cheaper? It Depends.

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Many companies are actively evaluating or trying public cloud services. This is especially true in the area of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Their main rationale? While many look for advantages like easy access, they also feel they’ll gain dramatic cost savings often touted with going to ‘the Cloud.’

Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business: big news for Datalink’s hybrid cloud projects

Datalink on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Gartner predicted two years ago that 50% of enterprises would utilize hybrid clouds by 2017, but adoption has been stalled by a simple fact: moving data back and forth between private and public clouds is complicated, particularly if different hypervisors and cloud providers are involved. Now – thanks to vendors like Cisco – that’s changing.

Put your cloud strategy on the fast track

Datalink on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Migrating to the cloud poses a number of challenges, especially for organizations unfamiliar with the technology and the process. Datalink’s Cloud Complete solution combines infrastructure, managed services, advanced business integration services, and support to give companies a strategic road map for making the move and meeting business objectives.

Should I move to the cloud?

Datalink on Thursday, April 17, 2014

It’s important to understand what you want out of your computing environment before you answer the question of whether or not transitioning to cloud will provide a benefit to your organization. To determine what your computing environment should provide, you must understand what the business needs.

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