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Clearpath Update - April 2016


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!

May 10, 2016 - VMUG User Conference - King of Prussia, PA
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.

May 12, 2016 - DataConnectors Event - Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Tech-Security Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. Learn more and register today!

May 19, 2016 - IT Roadmap - Boston, MA
IT Roadmap 2016 is your opportunity to explore the technologies, trends and solutions that are shaping the next-generation enterprise. Energize your IT strategy — in one day and one convenient place. Learn more about this event and what's in store for this year's agenda. Register to attend today!

Silver_Eagle_Group_Logo1_full.pngMay 19, 2016 - Shooting Range Event with Cohesity & Datrium
Join Clearpath, Cohesity, and Datrium on Thursday, May 19th for a day at the shooting range. Come hone your skills and learn about enterprise storage solutions at one of the premier state of the art shooting facilities. Learn more and sign up to attend this event today.

May 23 - 25th, 2016 - ZertoCon - Boston, MA
ZertoCON is not just another conference - it's the industry’s premier business continuity and disaster recovery conference, focusing on the most critical assets in your data center – applications and data. Join us for deep-dive IT sessions, free technical certifications, cloud strategy, real DR use cases and exclusive Zerto roadmap sessions. Learn more.

Clearpath News & Blogs

VMware Releases Horizon View 7 and AppVolumes 3.0
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. Read more.

Cisco Launches Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Offering HyperFlex
Cisco announced their new Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offering earlier this month. 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. Read more.

Technology Updates

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Jasper to Accelerate Enterprise IoT
Cisco has completed its acquisition of Jasper, a privately held company based in Santa Clara, Calif. Jasper’s industry-leading cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) service platform enables companies of all sizes to rapidly and cost-effectively launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. Read more.

zerto.pngZerto Announces General Availability of Zerto Virtual Replication Version 4.5 to Simplify Recovery of any File, Folder or Application 
Zerto, setting the standard for protection, recovery and migration of data in cloud and virtualized data centers, announced the most frequent data center IT request has been solved with the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication version 4.5. The new Journal File Level Recovery™ feature enables the restoration of any file from a point in time just seconds before a deletion, virus, or data corruption occurred to significantly reduce the impact of data loss on common daily requests for data restoration. Read more.

Amazon EBS Update – New Cold Storage and Throughput Options
The AWS team spends a lot of time looking in to ways to deliver innovation based
 around improvements in price/performance. Quite often, this means wrestling with interesting economic and technical dilemmas.For example, it turns out that there are some really interesting trade-offs between HDD and SSD storage. Read more.

News from Around the Web

netflix.pngNetflix’s Grand, Daring, Maybe Crazy Plan to Conquer the World
Late into the night on St. Patrick’s Day, Netflix hosted a makeshift “war room” at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Engineers and product wranglers sat loosely around a long, U-shaped formation of desks, monitoring diagnostics and Hipchat conversations. Read more.

MIT’s Teaching AI How to Help Stop Cyberattacks
Finding evidence that someone compromised your cyber defenses is a grind. Sifting through all of the data to find abnormalities takes a lot of time and effort, and analysts can only work so many hours a day. But an AI never gets tired, and can work with humans to deliver far better results. Read more.

Google Apologizes, Offers Credits To Customers After 18-Minute Cloud Infrastructure Service Outage
Google apologized to customers for an outage that took down its Compute Engine cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service earlier last week, while also providing a detailed description of what caused it. The outage affected Google Compute Engine instances and VPN service in all regions, Benjamin Treynor Sloss, Google vice president of engineering in charge of keeping the vendor's infrastructure up and running, said in a post to the Google Cloud Status website. Read more.

hacker-graphics_orange.jpgAfter Verizon Breach, 1.5 Million Customer Records Put up for Sale
After a data breach at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a customer database and information about Verizon security flaws were reportedly put up for sale by criminals. According to KrebsOnSecurity, "a prominent member of a closely guarded underground cybercrime forum posted a new thread advertising the sale of a database containing the contact information on some 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise." The entire database was priced at $100,000, or $10,000 for each set of 100,000 customer records. Read more.

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If you have a colleague who might be interested in working with Clearpath Solutions Group, please let us know. We’ll give you a gift card for the introduction and if they become a new customer, we’ll give you a MacBook Pro or Surface Book  - your choice! Learn more and refer a friend today.Clearpath Referral Program

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Upcoming Webcasts

April 28, 2016 - Webcast: Introduction to Cloud Based Mobile Device Management
Join us for a tour of Meraki’s cloud-based mobile device management platform that provides over-the-air centralized management, secure BYOD protocols, diagnostics, and monitoring for mobile devices. Register today.

Cisco Customer Education Series

Cisco_logo_300x170Join us for a weekly CCE customer briefing and learn the what, how and why of Cisco technologies to help you evaluate whether Cisco can help you in your business. Register Today


  • April 27 - Hyperconverged Computing from Cisco
  • May 4 - Get More from Your Cisco Investment with Cisco ONE
  • May 11 - Cisco Unified Computing - The Winning Ticket
  • May 18 - The Future is Cloud - Collaboration, Datacenter, Security, and More from Cisco
  • May 25 - Cisco is Delivering Real-World Results with IOE and IOT 

May 3, 2016  - Webcast: Cloud Managed WiFi: The Next Step in Wireless Evolution
Organizations with limited IT resources, yet with an enterprise’s needs - scalability, security, and reliability - often struggle to deliver a robust wireless experience. In this live webinar, we will show how cloud computing brings simplicity and effectiveness to wireless networks. Register today.

May 11, 2016  - Webcast: Introducing the Next Generation of Ethernet Switching
Join us for a tour of this new class of switches that brings cloud-based visibility and control over the entire edge network. From seeing combined views of thousands of ports to using diagnostic tools that improve daily operations, learn how cloud-managed networks simplify IT. Register today.

webcast-icon-VEEAM-05-2016.pngMay 18, 2016 - Webcast: Clearpath presents, Cisco HyperFlex and Veeam
Hands down, hyper-converged infrastructure is one of the most popular topics in IT. Building a fully functional virtualized infrastructure including compute, storage, and management is a game changer for many organizations. Join us for this webcast on Cisco HyperFlex systems made always available with Veeam integration and learn how your organization can tap into the wealth of benefits hyper-converged infrastructure can offer. Register today.


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