Convergence continues

Kent Christensen on Monday, October 03, 2011

Today Datalink announced the acquisition of Midwave, a Minneapolis-based IT solutions and services company focused on optimizing data centers for enterprise customers. The specifics of the acquisition can be found here. This is great news for our customers, partners, and shareholders. Consolidation in the marketplace – like this – continues. And, also within the data center.

Sept. 2011 lab updates

Datalink on Friday, September 30, 2011

Riding high over the earth, heading to a wedding in Kansas City, MO. Perfect time for some quick notes on recent and current events in Datalink labs…

Loud squeaky wheels

Juan Orlandini on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Most of this blog is written by my peers in Datalink's practice management group. Generally, it's not hard to get us to say a lot about a great number of things, so when we get a blog entry request from our fearless blog tormentor (hi Cheryl), we tend to be able to write quite a bit. On Monday, I was asked to write an entry [...]

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 [...]

FLASH: There’s danger in them waters.

Juan Orlandini on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FLASH is fast! That's the banner everyone's been waving for a while. We've all bought into it. I sure have. My shiny new MacBook Air with SSD feels much faster than anything I've ever had. As my teenager says, "it's crazy fast." Applications load essentially instantly. The same has to be true for the fancier enterprise SSDs, right? Spinning disk is dead! Dead I tell you!

Dedupe, Depends

Datalink on Friday, September 16, 2011

Back to "serious business" after my belated April Fool’s Day flight of fancy.

Hammer of the Gods

Datalink on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I just returned from five days in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is a beautiful place you should visit before you die; and if you can’t do it before, may I suggest making arrangements to have your earthly remains thrown into a volcano up there.

Software or hardware dedupe?

Juan Orlandini on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

One of the questions we're asked all the time is whether customers should implement software or hardware dedupe in their data protection environments. It's a good question, and as with most good questions, the answer is simple: it depends.

Observations from VMworld

Kent Christensen on Thursday, September 01, 2011

VMworld 2011 is winding down. While it's a little late for a preview, I'll share some initial observations.

Unified architectures deserve unified support

Kent Christensen on Monday, August 29, 2011

And now you have it. With an announcement at VMworld, Datalink becomes the first FlexPod channel partner to assume ownership of and deliver FlexPod support services.

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