Datalink Earns Cisco Cloud Infrastructure Designation

Kent Christensen on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kudos to Datalink for achieving the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program. By earning this designation, Datalink has demonstrated that we have the required competencies to sell and implement cloud-ready infrastructure across security, networking, compute [...]

Transforming Data Centers One at a Time

Kent Christensen on Monday, February 13, 2012

Congrats to Datalink for being the first NetApp partner to achieve its Data Center – FlexPod specialization. This was no small feat for field and corporate-based teams that are beyond busy doing their normal gigs.

The trend toward private cloud

Kent Christensen on Monday, February 06, 2012

As I continue to work with customers, the discussion around data center cloud strategies is definitely heating up. Many organizations are well on their way to creating a cloud / virtual data center strategy while many others are realizing an urgent need to define and execute a strategy.

Whew! The whirlwind is over. Now what?

Kent Christensen on Monday, January 23, 2012

More than 300 employees just wrapped up Datalink’s Tech Summit event in Las Vegas last week. It was a grueling (albeit interesting) schedule. Three days were filled with a host of general sessions and more than 60 breakout sessions about data center trends, innovations, and best practices. Primarily led by [...]

Datalink labs is giving away a Kindle Fire

Datalink on Monday, November 14, 2011

Giving away a $50 Amazon gift card for answering a trivia question that could have been easily Googled was nearly impossible – though it did eventually happen (to a colleague, who writes here as well), even if it took weeks longer than expected. But I'm not letting that deter me... in fact, I'm going to try another contest. But first, let me set the stage...

Control your cloud destiny

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The drumbeat around enterprise cloud computing continues to get louder. More and more organizations want to have a conversation about how cloud can impact their businesses. Some because they need a defensible position on cloud for c-level bosses. Others because they want to be proactive and apply the benefits of cloud computing to drive their organizations' business models.

If private cloud is the objective…

Kent Christensen on Friday, September 23, 2011

When we talk about building an internal private cloud, we're referring in the most pure sense as enabling IT as a Service. This will consist of a unified infrastructure that is provisioned into a pool that business owners can self-provision as business and application needs arise – implying that we need a [...]

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