Security or Protection: Which One?

Ransomware A long time ago I heard an anecdote that the highest level of security certification was given to a system that sat in a secure room and was isolated from a network. Today we live in a connected world, and that creates much bigger surface areas for security threats. … READ MORE

Vladimir Mandic July 5th, 2016

5 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Ready Storage

With proclamations of 2016 as the year of all flash storage, you may be tempted to think flash drives are the main consideration when choosing a storage array. However, a storage array has a variety of attributes that influence the purchasing decision, including a trusted brand, interoperability, availability, copy services … READ MORE

Nicos Vekiarides June 27th, 2016

To Encrypt or Not? It’s Not Even a Question

As an IT organization, how confident are you that your organization’s data is secure and protected? From a protection perspective, it’s generally expected to have RAID protection, redundant copies and backups, disaster recovery plans, etc. All essential good practices. But how secure are you from unauthorized access to data? Even … READ MORE

Scott Delandy June 6th, 2016

Road to Efficiency, Part 2

As business look at cloud adoption, the question is, “What is the cloud good for?” Yes, the cloud can be efficient and elastic, but what would be its real use in complex environments? A different way of looking at the road to the cloud is by considering where your data—both … READ MORE

Vladimir Mandic May 16th, 2016

Are You Lost in the Fog of Technical Debt?

Many customers are navigating through what they describe as ‘the fog’ when it comes to balancing their IT budgets across where they were, where they are and where they need to be. It starts with managing “Technical Debt”; loosely described as the legacy IT infrastructure that a CIO inherits or … READ MORE

Guy Churchward March 2nd, 2016

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

”Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” These lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein and sung by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music movie always remind me of my childhood.  … READ MORE

Jamie Doherty December 30th, 2015

Superna Ramps Up Workflows with VMAX3

IT is an integral part of most businesses today. At Superna, IT is our business. We design, test, and certify enterprise software on EMC and VCE infrastructures for other companies around the world—all day, every day. Therefore, we’re constantly exploring the latest and greatest in IT. We’ve adopted nearly the … READ MORE

Andrew McKay November 4th, 2015

I “Friended” My Storage and I “Liked” It

Yup, this is another blog about Social Media and Information Technology. But it is not for the marketing folks. This one is for the IT pros who manages the infrastructure to keep the apps online, the packets moving over the network, and the information safe and secure. What if you could use … READ MORE

Scott Delandy August 24th, 2015

Let’s Build a Data Center – The Power of a Strong Portfolio

Recently we embarked on one of the scariest and most rewarding projects I ever worked on at EMC…to build a functional data center in less than 48 hours and ensure that our live provisioning challenge (aka The Jeremy Burton Challenge) against Jeremy Burton, EMC’s President of Product and Marketing, run … READ MORE

Stefan Voss July 1st, 2015
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