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As IT consultants in the Bay Area, we see a lot of startups.  Small businesses with bold ideas filled with hard working people focused on achieving a specific goal.  Usually in their infancy, these businesses focus all their time and money on the goal they are trying to achieve and usually don’t have the dedicated staff needed to support enterprise IT solutions.  The employees are extremely...

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Having worked in Information Technology departments since the mid 90’s, I’ve seen a lot of change.  As you might expect from technology, things move fast, as technology continues to improve at a rapid pace.  But the biggest change I’ve seen is the feeling that most businesses have towards IT and IT spending.  As a systems administrator in the 90’s I remember feeling as if companies never saw the...

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From a high level, managing your IT infrastructure can be boiled down to 5 basic steps:

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Mar 7

Upgrading Cisco software (IOS, IOS-XE, ASA code, etc.) can be a little daunting sometimes.  For the most part, installations are straight forward, but there is usually a fair amount at stake.  Ideally, your environment should be designed with high-availability in mind, allowing you to perform maintenance (and endure unplanned outages) without business impact.  But that isn’t always financially...

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If you don’t have Cisco Umbrella (Formerly OpenDNS) in your environment yet, you should really take a look at it. I’ve had to support on-premise solutions for URL filtering in the past and in my opinion, there are no good ones. No matter the vendor, administration tasks are more complicated than they should be, and they always add a little complexity and more points of failure in the environment....

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In this Fireside Chat CEO, Sean Barr, sits down with Network Engineer, Lee Jolly, to discuss Data Protection and the cloud data management solutions Rubrik offers to customers. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this Fireside Chat.  

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Oct 2

In my recent Fireside Chat on the subject of Data Protection, I had a lot of good things to say about Rubrik as a Data Protection/Data Management platform. In this post, I’d like to walk through some scenarios you might come across in your environment and how Rubrik makes handling those scenarios very easy.

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As someone who loves the latest and greatest technology, I’ve always felt that backup software didn’t advance at the same pace as other technologies. Just a few short years ago I was peeling off barcode labels and applying them to tapes, followed by documenting these barcodes on an Excel spreadsheet and entering them one at a time on a terribly designed website for an off-site tape storage vendor...

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As threats become more sophisticated, organizations are responding by introducing layers of security that go beyond just securing your internet edge and deploying anti-virus on the desktops. A big challenge with this approach is managing the often disparate systems that make up these layers. Cisco has made huge strides to correct this with their software releases this year, but in reality, it...

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