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Clearpath Update - April 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 04:28 PM

 

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

May 6, 2016 - Clearpath Movie Event: Captain America: Civil War - Reston, VA
Join us on May 6th for a private viewing of Captain America: Civil War in Reston, VA. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on leveraging an active line of defense against cyber threats. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Captain America: Civil War. Reserve your spot today!

May 6, 2016 - Clearpath Movie Event: Captain America: Civil War - Rockville, MD
Join us on May 6th for a private viewing of Captain America: Civil War in Rockville, MD. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on EMC’s new hyper-converged appliance, VxRail. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Captain America: Civil War. Reserve your spot today!

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Tags: VMware, News & Updates, Cisco, Zerto, AWS

Clearpath Update - March 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 01:24 PM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

AFF_logo-blk-loresMarch 31 - April 3 - Annapolis Film Festival with Nimble and Clearpath - Annapolis, MD
Clearpath is a major sponsor of this year's Annapolis Film Festival and we'd like to invite you to join us for this special event. Tickets must be reserved in advance. We're also offering a limited number of VIP tickets which include access to special receptions, after parties, panel discussions and more. If you're interested in attending, please provide us with your information here and a Clearpath representative will be in touch with you. Learn more and reserve your ticket.

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Tags: VMware, News & Updates, Cisco, AWS

VMware Releases Horizon View 7 and AppVolumes 3.0

Posted by Will Sauter on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 01:39 PM

Earlier this week, VMware released Horizon View 7 and AppVolumes 3.0 to general availability. Over the next few days I’m upgrading Clearpath’s lab environment and running both updates through the ringer. I’ll update this blog with any obstacles I encounter; below are some highlights of the updates that I’ve noted so far. As an FYI, AppVolumes 3.0 requires repackaging all applications just to get started.

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Tags: VMware, End User Computing, VMware Horizon, Virtual Desktops

Cisco Launches Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Offering HyperFlex

Posted by Will Sauter on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 01:33 PM

Cisco announced their new Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offering earlier today. It is based on their tried and proven UCS compute platform combined with their HX Data Platform software (an evolution of the Springpath relationship). While one might think that there are enough HCI vendors in this space, Cisco is the first to bundle compute, storage, and networking in an easy to consume and predictable package.

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Tags: Cisco UCS, Cisco, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Clearpath Update - February 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 02:27 PM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

March 24, 2016 - Potomac Regional VMUG UserCon - Arlington, VA
Created by VMware Users for VMware Users, VMUG UserCons bring together a community, both locally and globally, where users can learn from VMware employees, a broad base of VMware partners, and most importantly, each other. VMUG UserCon is your direct connection to the VMUG support system that helps you improve your skills and advance your career. Learn more and register today.

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Tags: News & Updates, Events

Clearpath Update - January 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 11:26 AM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

February 12, 2016 – Clearpath Movie Event: Deadpool – Columbia, MD
Join Clearpath and VMware on February 12th for a private viewing of Deadpool. We'll start the day with breakfast and deliver a short presentation discussing VMware NSX and the software-defined data center. Following the presentation and short break for questions, we'll view Deadpool. Reserve your spot today!

February 12, 2016 – Clearpath Movie Event: Deadpool – Tysons Corner, VA
Join Clearpath and Zerto on February 12th for a private viewing of Deadpool. We'll start the day with breakfast and deliver a short presentation discussing Zerto Virtual Replication. Following the presentation and short break for questions, we'll view Deadpool. Reserve your spot today!

March 24, 2016 – VMUG User Conference – Arlington, VA
Created by VMware Users for VMware Users, VMUG UserCons bring together a community, both locally and globally, where users can learn from VMware employees, a broad base of VMware partners, and most importantly, each other. VMUG UserCon is your direct connection to the VMUG support system that helps you improve your skills and advance your career. Learn more and register today.

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Tags: News & Updates, Events

Fortinet Security Vulnerability

Posted by Eric Stuhl on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 01:19 PM

It’s been a rough time for security hardware recently. In the past several months, there have been major issues with a number of different vendor's products. Juniper had a backdoor in its products due to the use of a known compromised RNG, which allowed attackers to decrypt VPN and other encrypted traffic. This is fairly serious but required access to both the traffic and the original firewall to be at risk.

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Tags: Security

vSphere Bug Can Cause Corrupt Backups

Posted by Nate Reynolds on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Yesterday, several of our vendors notified us of a bug in vSphere 6 Change Block Tracking (CBT) – where the API is returning incorrect data on incremental VM backups. Most modern backup technologies use this to shorten backup windows and reduce I/O on VMware machines.

The impact of this bug is that you may have corrupt or inconsistent virtual machine backups.

Resolution: VMware has released ESXi 6.0 Patch ESXi600-201511001 to resolve this issue.

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Clearpath Update - November 2015

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

December 1, 2015 - IT Roadmap - Washington, DC
Join Clearpath at this special one-day event featuring breakout sessions and interactive discussions covering the best advice on mobility, security, infrastructure and network management, apps, data analytics and much more is here.Learn more.

December 2, 2015 - Cisco On the Road: Networkers Tech Day – Washington, DC
Cisco On The Road is the largest Cisco national roadshow. Each regional event is highly anticipated and regarded, with exceptional attendance by Cisco technical customers. Learn more.

December 18, 2015 - Clearpath Movie Event: Star Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens  - Various Locations
Join Clearpath and participating partners on December 18th for a private viewing of the most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation discussing a trending IT industry topic. Following the presentation and a break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

Event Details:
Date: Friday, December 18
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Boston, MA Showing
Topic: Cloud-Managed Networking
Location:
Showcase Cinemas
670 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026

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Washington, DC Showing
Topic: High Availability Solutions for Next Generation Data Centers
Location: Regal Cinemas Gallery Place
701 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Columbia, MD Showing
Topic: VDI Best Practices
Location: Regal Cinemas Snowden Square
9161 Commerce Center Dr., Columbia, MD 21046

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Reston, VA Showing
Topic: Adaptive Flash Storage for Virtualized Environments
Location: Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center
11940 Market St., Reston, VA 20190

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Tags: News & Updates, Events

Clearpath Update - October 2015

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

November 6, 2015 - See it First: Spectre - Tyson's Corner, VA
Join Clearpath & Cisco Meraki for a special private viewing of Spectre, the New James Bond movie, on Friday, November 6, 2015. We'll start the day with breakfast and deliver a short presentation discussing cloud-managed networking. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we'll view Spectre. Register today!

Cisco On the Road: Networkers Tech Day – Various Locations
Cisco On The Road is the largest Cisco national roadshow. Each regional event is highly anticipated and regarded, with exceptional attendance by Cisco technical customers. Learn more.

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Tags: News & Updates, Events