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Clearpath Update - March 2015

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

Industry Updates

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

April 16, 2015 - 2015 Potomac Regional VMUG User Conference - Arlington, VA
The 4th annual Potomac Regional VMware User Group (VMUG) User Conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 8:00am – 5:00pm.  The Potomac Regional VMUG User Conference is an all-day event hosted by the DC VMUG (DC and NoVA), the Maryland VMUG, and the Federal VMUG. Learn more and register for this event today.

April 22, 2015 - 2015 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit
The CIO Executive Leadership Summit delivers world class thought leadership in a club-like setting where attendees will receive unique insights into best practices and will hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development. Register today!

April 24, 2015 - New England VTUG
Join Clearpath at the New England Virtualization User Group's Spring Ahead event. This event brings together over a thousand IT professionals, dozens of vendors and VARs, and technology experts on virtualization, VDI, storage, data protection and security. Register today!

May 1, 2015 - See it First! Avengers: Age of Ultron - Columbia, MD
Join Clearpath, EMC and VMware for a special private viewing of Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on best practices in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Avengers: Age of Ultron. Register for this event today!avengers-movie

May 1, 2015 - See it First! Avengers: Age of Ultron - Reston, VA
Join Clearpath & VMware for a special private viewing of Avengers: Age of Ultron on Friday, May 1st. We’ll start the day with breakfast and deliver a short presentation discussing the software-defined data center (SDDC) approach to creating a fully virtualized infrastructure. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll view Avengers: Age of Ultron. Register for this event today!

Recent Blogs & News

EMC Avamar: Root-to-Root versus Root-to-Replicate Replication
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. Read more.

Clearpath Solutions Group Named to CRN Managed Service Provider 500 List
Clearpath Solutions Group today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage. Read more.

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

Clearpath Solutions Group Recognized as CRN Triple Crown Award Winner
Clearpath Solutions Group announced today it has been honored with the prestigious CRN Triple Crown Award. Only 26 North American solution providers received this recognition, which went to those solution providers who had the revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on CRN’s 2014 Solution Provider 500, Fast Growth 150 and Tech Elite 250 lists. Read more.

The Advantages of Active/Active Datacenters in a Hospital Environment
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. Read more.

EMC Announces New Federation Business Data Lake Solutions
Last week, EMC announced the launch of the Federation Business Data Lake, a fully engineered solution that includes leading storage and Big Data analytics technologies from EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, and VMware to help customers leverage the new world of Big Data. This new solution accelerates and automates deployment of Data Lakes, enabling organizations to deploy Hadoop and real time analytics in as little as seven days. Read more.

vmware_cloud_logoVMware Announces General Availability of VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware Virtual SAN 6
VMware announced the general availability of the industry's first unified platform for the hybrid cloud featuring VMware vSphere® 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Virtual SAN™ 6, VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes™, VMware vCloud® Suite 6, and VMware vSphere with Operations Management™ 6. VMware's unified platform enables customers to produce a consistent environment across the private and public cloud and to run, protect and manage modern or traditional applications; creating one cloud for any application on any device. Read more.

Cisco Announces Team Collaboration Service Cisco Spark
Launched as Project Squared in November, Cisco Spark is changing the way companies get their work done. Cisco Spark makes teamwork simpler; customers who began using Project Squared just five months ago are seeing increased productivity and even changes in behavior. Teams are feeling more connected and have a greater sense of community. Read more. 

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