Overcome These 7 Challenges to Optimize Your Hybrid Multi-cloud Journey


By Richard Arneson It’s not hard to find a Managed Services Provider (MSP); the hard part is finding the right one. Of course, there are many, many things to consider when evaluating MSPs, including the quality of its NOC and SOC (don’t forget the all-important SOC), the level of experienced

By Richard Arneson In June, HPE announced the creation of its New Compute Experience, which is powered by its Gen10 servers, one of the IT industry’s most secure pieces of equipment. HPE is the first equipment vendor to place silicon-based security into its servers, which addresses firmware attacks, one of

By Richard Arneson In 2016, HPE introduced the first composable infrastructure solution to the marketplace. Actually, they didn’t just introduce the first solution, they created the market. HPE recognized, along with other vendors and customers, some of the limitations inherent in hyperconvergence, which provided enterprise data centers a cloud-like experience

By Richard Arneson You can’t flip through a trade pub for more than twenty (20) seconds without reading one of these two (2) words, probably both: composable and hyperconvergence. Actually, there’s an extremely good chance you’ll see them together, considering both provide many of the same benefits to enterprise data

By Richard Arneson Just when everybody got comfortable bandying about the cloud, along comes another meteorology-related tech term―fog. Yes, we now have Fog Computing. While in its infancy (in fact, the OpenFog Consortium was created only three (3) short years ago), it will likely become another oft-used word in the

By Richard Arneson You may or may not have heard of it, but if you fall into the latter, it won’t be long until you do―probably a lot. Network management has always been associated with several words, none of them very appealing to IT professionals: manual, time-consuming and tedious. An

By Richard Arneson Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA), announced to the marketplace approximately two (2) years ago, brings together all the elements of an organization’s digital transformation strategy: virtualization, analytics, automation, cloud and programmability. It’s an open, software-driven architecture that complements its data center-based Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) by extending that

Following will be more details on the subject, but let’s just get this out of the way first: SD-WAN is a virtual, or overlay, network; the physical, or underlay, network is the one on which the overlay network resides. Virtual overlay networks contain nodes and links (virtual ones, of course)

Many of the misrepresentations of truth (OK, myths) that get bandied about regarding SD-WAN come from MPLS providers or network engineers who are happy with their current architecture and/or dread the thought of change. There’s no question, MPLS has been a great transport technology over the past fifteen (15) years