Splunk 2018 Predictions

(This article was written by Brian Goldfarb and was first posted on

Predicting the future would be easy if we could get answers by reading palms or gazing into crystal balls. At Splunk, when we want to know what the future holds we ask our experts to weigh in.

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.

Keeping Student Data Safe

This year, the team here at Cima Solutions Group has seen much more interest in our services and solutions from many of the Independent School Districts (ISDs) throughout Texas. The ISDs are looking for ways to better secure access both in and out of their internal networks as well as secure and protect data.

AWS re:Invent 2017 Key Announcements

Every year, the AWS re:Invent conference is the place enterprise IT professionals flock to learn the latest and greatest capabilities coming out of Amazon Web Services. This year was certainly no exception. In this post, we’ll look at few of the most noteworthy announcements from the event.

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.

Top 5 reasons to work with a managed services provider in 2018

As hard as it may be to believe, the end of another year is just around the corner. Did your business accomplish everything you wanted it to this year? Did you or your employees spend more time and energy dealing with IT than they should have? Did you make it through the year without any downtime or loss of data? If you had issues with IT this year and perhaps fell short of some of your business goals, then working with a managed services provider (MSP) could help you make 2018 the best year yet.