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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Competing with Amazon a la the Discipline of Market Leaders

John Richardson on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Preface: Many IT organizations must now defend their existence in the face of public cloud providers, like Amazon, that are frequently being used to circumvent IT processes. IT needs to be able to respond to the business faster -- going beyond the ability to simply provide a new server -- and [...]

The cloud isn’t just about technology — it’s much more

John Richardson on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The cloud isn’t just about technology. And you may be surprised to learn that the private cloud project moving slowly through your architecture group should really be your number one priority. But your team may not know it and may not be treating it that way. So what else is the cloud about? It’s also about giving your users what they want, the way they want it. For instance:

The Value of an Experienced Data Migration Partner

Jeevan John on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Many IT organizations take on data migration projects themselves, only to soon realize that they should have used outside help from the beginning. Moving business-critical data has the potential to cause serious disruption to the organization and requires significant planning to alleviate risk. Data [...]

EMC World Day One – Introducing ViPR

Datalink on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Monday was the opening of really, three different EMC events. EMC World is an annual event held for the EMC user community, Global Partner Summit the annual update for the worldwide partner community of EMC, and the SE conference for the EMC and partner presales technical community. An estimated 15,000 are in Las [...]

Vblock, VSPEX, and Flash to be hot topics at EMC World

Kent Christensen on Friday, May 03, 2013

EMC World is upon us. EMC World begins Monday in Las Vegas. As partner shows go, this is one of the big ones. EMC World is actually comprised of three integrated events: Global Partner Summit on Monday is focused on partners like Datalink. Global Technical Summit for EMC and partner SEs [...]

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