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Clearpath Update - June 2015

Industry Updates

emc-no-tag_blue_rgbCisco plans to embed security everywhere
Earlier this month, Cisco announced a plan to embed security throughout the network – from the data center out to endpoints, branch offices, and the cloud – in an effort to avoid pervasive threats. Cisco says the strategy will give customers the ability to gain threat-centric security required for the digitized business and the Internet of Everything. The company sees IoE as a $19 trillion opportunity over the next decade while cybercrime is itself a $450 billion to $1 trillion business. Read more.

Introducing Identity Management for the Mobile Cloud Era: VMware Identity Manager
VMware has introduced a new solution, VMware Identity Manager, a unique identity as a service (IDaaS) solution for the mobile-cloud era. The identity management market is heating up again as enterprises make the gradual shift toward cloud-first strategies to transform IT operations. On the surface, the reasons are obvious. Any employee of a company larger than about 20 people feels the pain of trying to get work done when they aren't sitting in front of a domain joined computer in the office, and even then, the occasional need to access an HR app, and likely a CRM app still requires yet another password. Read more.

Now Available: Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server with SQL Server Enterprise Edition 
Now you can run Amazon EC2 for Windows with SQL Server Enterprise Edition. You can select pre-configured Amazon Machine Images (AMI) and launch them on R3.2xlarge, R3.4xlarge, and R3.8xlarge instance types, in the US-East (Virginia), US-West (Oregon) and Europe (Ireland) regions. Read more.


Community Outreach Opportunity 

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2015 Stop Diabetes Golf Tournament
For the sixth year, Clearpath is sponsoring the American Diabetes Golf Tournament on July 9th at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia. As part of this special event, we're looking for organizations interested in participating as sponsors or any individuals interested in participating as part of a team. Sponsorship levels vary and all proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.

Become a Sponsor >>        Register to Play >>


Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

June 23, 2015 - Webcast: Introduction to Cloud Networking
Join us for an introduction to Meraki and our cloud managed networking products, including wireless access points, security appliances, and switches. You'll learn how cloud networking offers greater reliability, easier management, and a lower TCO - and we'll show you a live demo of the exciting features in the Meraki dashboard. Register today.

June 24, 2015 - Cisco Customer Education Series: Cisco Unified Computing Servers - Your Data Center Reinvented
Attend a free educational session sponsored by Cisco and your local Cisco authorized partner. The CCE series is a chance for you to learn more about the features and benefits of particular Cisco technology or architecture from the comfort of your desk or mobile device. Cisco offers industry-leading technologies designed to help our customers get the most out of their technology investments. Weekly CCE customer briefings occure every Wednesday, join us and learn the what, how and why of Cisco technologies to help you evaluate whether Cisco can help you in your business. Other CCE Series topics & dates below - Register today.

  • July 8, 2015 - Bring Your Own Device: Security, Management, Access - Cisco Has the Solution

  • July 22, 2015 - Seeing is Believing: Cisco Collaboration Demo - Mobile, Visual and Social

July 15, 2015 - Webcast: Introducing the Next Generation in Networking, Security, and Application Firewalls 
Join us for a tour of this new class of cloud managed security appliance that integrates a next-generation firewall, internet gateway services, site to site VPN, and application traffic shaping, all with the power and simplicity of web-based centralized management. Register today. 

July 16, 2015 - 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, diagnostics, and monitoring for mobile devices. Register today.Ant-Man-Poster_300_444

July 17, 2015 - Ant-Man Movie Event - Columbia, MD
Join Clearpath & Cisco Meraki for a special private viewing of Ant-Man on Friday, July 17th. 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 Ant-Man. Register today.

July 17, 2015 - Ant-Man Movie Event - Reston, VA
Join Clearpath and Check Point for a special private viewing of Ant-Man on July 17th. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation discussing current security trends and operationalizing security. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we'll view Ant-Man. Register today.


Recent Blogs & News

Clearpath Solutions Group Named to CRN Solution Provider 500
Clearpath Solutions Group announced it has been named to The Channel Company's 2015 CRN Solution Provider 500. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America. Solution providers are ranked based on revenue, determined by product and services sales during 2014. This year, Clearpath ranks No. 287 and has been consistently gaining competitive ground since its first appearance on the list in 2010 at No. 499. Read more.

logo_emc_mainKey Takeaways from EMC World 2015
Another EMC World has come and gone and just like every year, after the sound of the slot machines and craps tables fade away, we're left with a slew of new announcements. There were three themes that emerged from this year's EMC World takeaways; Flash, Software, and Open Source. Read more.

Clearpath Solutions Group Named to 2015 List of CRN Tech Elite 250
Clearpath Solutions Group has been named to CRN's annual list of the Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors. Read more.

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 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.


News From Around the Web

Kaspersky, Partners Concerned Over Report That NSA Infiltrated Security Software
Kaspersky is sounding the alarm on the NSA and it’s UK equivalent – GCHQ for hacking their networks and reverse engineering software to understand how it works.  Project Camberdada includes targeted monitoring of AV company communicationsRead more.

Startup Docker Now Driving Industry Effort To Develop Standard For Containers
Docker is one of the most buzz-driving technologies in use across cutting edge technology companies.  Now Docker (the company) is looking to drive standards for its container model. Read more.

7 things to do when your business is hacked 
There are seven key things breach-repair leaders should do, according to Wade Woolwine, the manager of strategic services for Rapid7, who outlined the steps last week at his company’s United customer conference. Read more.

CIOs share their secrets to unplugging on vacation
IT executives have learned how to build strong, reliable and trustworthy teams so that no one person is the single point of contact. That not only allows for more efficiency, it lets CIOs unplug on summer vacations. Read more.

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