New Azure management and cost savings capabilities

(This article was written by Jeremy Winter and first appeared on the Microsoft Azure Blog.)

Enterprise customers choose Azure because of the unique value it provides as a productive, hybrid, intelligent and trusted cloud. Today I’m excited to announce four new management and cost savings capabilities.

Why it makes sense to combine Veeam, DXi dedupe and tape to be protected against ransomware

(This article was written by Stéphane Estevez and first appear on

Encryption is a great way to keep data secure, but sometimes it can be used against us. Yes, we’re talking about ransomware.

When ransomware enters your systems, usually through a PC, it begins to encrypt your data and can target network-attached storage (NAS), virtualization, online collaboration tools, and even your online backups to render them unusable.

It’s time to modernize: Your UNIX alternative with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Azure

(This article was written by Derek Mitchell and first appeared at

For many organizations, IT modernization begins with the operating system. In the last few years, migrating workloads to Linux from RISC systems has accelerated as organizations seek to take advantage of the potential price/performance advantage of x86 blade hardware solutions.

The Bald Truth: Your Datacenter – DIY or MSP/CSP

(This article written by Zerto and first appeared at )

Cloud is not necessarily an all or nothing proposition. Every company, on some level, is on a journey to the cloud. Some who go cloud native from day one have reached the finish line, but most find themselves dipping a toe and taking a phased in approach to an OPEX model.

Cima Solutions Group Acquires AbovePoint Technologies

Further Enhances CimaCare Managed Services Offering Lewisville, Texas—October 2, 2017Cima Solutions Group acquires AbovePoint Technologies, LLC to further enhance their CimaCare Managed Services offering to Texas businesses.Founded in 2011, AbovePoint Technologies has provided information technology solutions to Dallas Fort Worth small to medium sized businesses. AbovePoint Technologies is a “one company revolution” committing themselves to […]

The Challenges of Software Defined Storage

The potential benefits of Software Defined Storage have been well documented: whether it's increasing business agility, enabling innovation and advanced storage features, or just cutting costs and complexity, it's easy to understand why so many different organizations are excited about SDS.

However, far less attention has been paid to the potential drawbacks, challenges and roadblocks involved with deploying Software Defined Storage.

How hybrid cloud can make better beer, part 3: Understanding IBM hybrid cloud solutions

This is the final post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help craft brewers create better beer. Make sure to check back and read the first two posts, if you have not done so already. In fact, grab a cold beer first!

In this post, we’ll take a final look at how hybrid cloud can benefit craft brewers, and then wrap up with a look at some of the hybrid cloud solutions offered by our partner IBM.
Another unique aspect of the brewing business is its cyclical nature.