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Clearpath Update - May 2015

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 03:20 PM
Industry Updates

EMC To Acquire Virtustream
EMC Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Virtustream. When the transaction closes, Virtustream will form EMC's new managed cloud services business. The acquisition represents a transformational element of EMC's strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments. Read more.

Cisco Introduces New Cloud and IoT Certifications to Address Key IoE Skills 
To help enterprise professionals develop the key skills needed as a result of the Internet of Everything (IoE), Cisco has announced new IoT and Cloud-focused career certifications. Available globally, the new Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certifications expand Learning@Cisco's industry leading portfolio, helping customers develop the critical skill sets needed for these technologies. Read more.

AWS Introduces AWS OpsWorks for Windows Server 
You can now use AWS OpsWorks with Amazon EC2 instances running Windows Server (2012 R2). OpsWorks is a service that helps you automate operational tasks like software installation and configuration, code deployment, and service discovery using Chef. OpsWorks gives you the flexibility to define your application architecture and resource configuration and handles the provisioning and management of your AWS resources for you. Read more.

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Clearpath Update - April 2015

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 01:14 PM
Industry Updates

New VMware Collaboration Bundle Integrates Content, Social Networking and Video Services
Earlier this month VMware announced the VMware® Collaboration Bundle, a new product suite that integrates AirWatch® Content Locker file sync and sharing, Socialcast® enterprise social networking and AirWatch Video distribution and sharing products for customers seeking to empower employees, drive business innovation and simplify information technology. Read more.

RSA® Security Analytics Now Extends Visibility from the Endpoint to the Cloud
New capabilities have been added to RSA® Security Analytics that are designed to help organizations extend protection of their infrastructure into the cloud. RSA Security Analytics is engineered to give organizations the necessary context to help detect and respond to today’s advanced attack campaigns before they can damage the business. This release also is built to offer visibility into attacks that target critical customer-facing web and mobile applications, and introduces data privacy capabilities. Read more.

Introducing Amazon Machine Learning
Amazon Machine Learning is a new service that makes it easy for developers of all skill levels to use machine learning technology. Amazon Machine Learning provides visualization tools and wizards that guide you through the process of creating machine learning (ML) models without having to learn complex ML algorithms and technology. Once your models are ready, Amazon Machine Learning makes it easy to get predictions for your application using simple APIs, without having to implement custom prediction generation code, or manage any infrastructure. Read more.

VMware Introduces New Open Source Projects to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of Cloud-Native Applications
VMware announces two new open source projects built to enable enterprise adoption of cloud-native applications -- Project Lightwave, an identity and access management project that will extend enterprise-scale and security to cloud-native applications; and Project Photon, a lightweight Linux operating system optimized for cloud-native applications.
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Clearpath Update - March 2015

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Industry Updates

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EMC Avamar: Root-to-Root versus Root-to-Replicate Replication

Posted by Judson Weinsheimer on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 01:15 PM

Last year we were approached by an Avamar customer looking to take their backup replication in a different direction. They were concerned about the ease of backup data access following the loss and failover of a primary data center location. Through discussions with EMC personnel, spurred along by the EMC Avamar Replication Methods and Optimization Strategies white paper (, they wanted to implement a continuous root-to-root replication strategy.

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Tags: EMC, Backup & Replication, Avamar

EMC Data Domain Boost: What is it and Why it's Beneficial

Posted by Judson Weinsheimer on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Over the years I’ve had quite a few Data Domain customers ask, “Just what is Data Domain Boost?” followed by “Do I need Boost?” - Chances are you’ve come across this article with the same two questions. With any luck, by the time you’re through reading, I’ll have answered the first question and helped you along the way to answering the second.

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Tags: EMC, Data Domain, Deduplication, DataDomain, Backup & Recovery Solutions, Backup & Replication

Clearpath Update - January 2015

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

Industry Updates

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The Advantages of Active/Active Datacenters in a Hospital Environment

Posted by Ted Evans on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 01:32 PM

At Clearpath, we work with a number of community hospitals.  Like all verticals, healthcare has its own set of unique elements and challenges - the most important of which is related to system downtime.  It’s not a revelation that downtime costs money; that is well-documented.  However, in a hospital setting, downtime has the potential to impact patient health and well-being.  Imagine the impact of downtime when trying to register a new patient in the ER, when pulling up an MRI in a patient room, or requesting medication from the on-site pharmacy.  All of these tasks depend on reliable backend IT systems.  Although system downtime is a component of any IT environment, it is especially important for hospitals to invest in business continuity strategies that will minimize the amount of planned and unplanned downtime wherever possible.   

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Tags: EMC, Datacenter, IT for Healthcare

AWS re:Invent – Summing Up the Big Announcements

Posted by Sean Senior on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Another AWS re:Invent is here and gone. While this year seemed more developer centric than years past, two strong themes emerged from re:Invent 2014. First is a clear focused commitment towards the targeted needs of large enterprises. Second is the drive to foster innovation and build solution stacks that generate revenue from open source technologies.

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Tags: News & Updates, Amazon Web Services, AWS re:Invent

DR in the SDDC, Part 4: Clearpath’s Disaster Recovery as a Service with Zerto

Posted by Sean Senior on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Our final solution in the Disaster Recovery in the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is Clearpath’s own Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). There are some truly unique aspects of Clearpath’s DRaaS that help customers meet aggressive Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). Clearpath assists our customers meet these aggressive objectives by using a virtual-aware, software-only, tier one, enterprise-class replication solution that is also purpose-built for virtual environments. This solution is called Zerto.

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DR in the SDDC, Part 3: vCHS Disaster Recovery as a Service

Posted by Sean Senior on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

To this point, our list has covered Veeam and Hotlink DR Express as options for disaster recovery solutions in the software defined datacenter (SDDC). Our next candidate is the up and coming power player VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ (vCHS) - Disaster Recovery released just earlier this year. This DR to Cloud offering is completely self-service providing organizations with asynchronous replication and failover for their vSphere virtual environments.

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Tags: VMware, Disaster Recovery, Software Defined Datacenter