Datalink achieves third Cisco master certification. Is this a big deal?

Datalink on Friday, February 12, 2016

In a word, YES!  In order to defend that answer, one must understand what a master certification is and why it matters.

The demand for custom applications is exploding. What’s going on?

Datalink on Friday, November 06, 2015

Our clients are requiring more custom applications than ever before, and our experience seems to reflect an industry trend.

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 [...]

Event Recap - Veritas Partner Link 2015

Datalink on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Veritas Partner Link 2015, which took place recently in Orlando, was a great event for our team, as we learned from, and shared with, Veritas and others in our industry. Not only was Datalink named Americas Solution Integration Partner of the Year, we also got to participate on a number of panels and give our perspective on hot technology topics

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 [...]

Phishing Scams: How to Protect Yourself and Your Company from Malicious Spammers

Datalink on Monday, October 12, 2015

More than 200 billion emails are sent and received each day worldwide. It is within this huge volume of communications that spammers who engage in “phishing” are attempting to scam unsuspecting victims into divulging important personal or company information. While most people are [...]

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.

Why Managed Services and Outsourcing Fail

Datalink on Thursday, September 03, 2015

It doesn’t take long to find articles and research discussing the high failure rate of outsourcing agreements. Some sources indicate that the failure rate is as high as 50%. I’m not sure that I agree with all of the information I’ve read on the matter, especially since very little context is provided on how these rates have been calculated.

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.’

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