Why do so many monitoring deployments fail?

John Richardson on Monday, March 25, 2013

Monitoring is more important than ever in this era of virtualization and cloud. Good performance data is critical to getting the most leverage from your servers while maintaining stability, and it’s getting harder than ever to work without performance data. As you build out your private cloud, you’ll find [...]

Who holds the bag in the rogue cloud?

John Richardson on Friday, March 22, 2013

A recent Symantec survey indicates that 83% of 3000 IT managers in 29 countries admit that their users are using “rogue” clouds. Of that same group, 40% said that confidential data had been exposed by the unsanctioned activity.

Why is your private cloud initiative stalled?

John Richardson on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Private cloud initiatives are moving up the CIO’s priority list, but very few seem to get to production in a timely manner. Here is a list of some of the headwinds these projects encounter...

Healthcare Case Study: Improving the Patient Experience Through IT

Datalink on Friday, March 08, 2013

Recently, Datalink attended the HIMSS 2013 annual conference and exhibition where the focus of this year's event was on the convergence of three key elements: technology, health IT reform, and delivery of care. As an exhibitor and participant, we had a chance to interact with some of the largest [...]

When IT Universes Collide

Datalink on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Article Summary: You may be the CIO or IT manager for a fairly complex IT environment. You also may already have begun moving your data center to a private cloud paradigm that offers greater efficiency and agility to meet your company's needs. While there are still a few challenges to work through, most days seem to run fairly smoothly.

Data Center Relocation: An Opportunity for Data Center Transformation

on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A data center relocation (DCR) project can seem a daunting effort to any organization staring it in the face. The need for DCR may be the result of a merger/acquisition, expiration of data center lease, renewal of a provider’s contract, or the fact that you've run out of space, power or cooling [...]

Datalink Achieves Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence

Datalink on Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cisco Systems is pleased to recognize and congratulate Datalink for achieving Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence.

Change Leads to Opportunity

Phil O'Konski on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I have talked to many clients recently who have experienced the challenge of trying to replace a rare skill set within their organization. Unexpectedly watching that skill set and knowledge walk out the door puts a strain on operations, and usually puts high business impact efforts on hold. Those same clients are [...]

Cloud Validation for Our Rapidly Changing Times

on Thursday, December 06, 2012

Like any business project that relies substantially on information technology, companies considering a new cloud computing use case should undergo the standard two-level validation process: business validation and technology validation.

Proving What’s Doable with the Cloud

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

It has been a busy two months since we launched internally our Datalink On Demand Labs cloud and cloud use cases. We got DoD Labs up in time for our Cloud & Clear conference in Chicago. Partners and customers immediately took advantage of being able to visualize real use cases that apply to their organizations.

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