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Clearpath Update - May 2015

Industry Updates

emc-no-tag_blue_rgbEMC 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.


 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

cisco-merakiJune 2, 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 3, 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. 

June 4, 2015 - Webcast: Taking Retail to the Cloud at Tuesday Morning
Join us to learn about Tuesday Morning's Meraki deployment. See how Meraki APs, switches, and security appliances are providing strong network connections at its headquarter offices and in warehouses, and why a roll-out to hundreds of retail stores may be coming soon. Register today.

logo_iltaJune  8 - 9, 2015 - ILTA LegalSEC Summit 2015 - Baltimore, MD
Whatever your role in security, there's something at the ILTA LegalSEC for you! Hear from experts who will share their experiences related to information security, and develop takeaways to use in your organization. Learn more and register today!

June 18, 2015 - Boston VMUG User Conference - Boston, MA
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 to attend this event today!

June 18, 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.


Recent Blogs & News

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.

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. 

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