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Clearpath Update - October 2015

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

Clearpath will be participating at the following locations and dates:

  • Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday, November 3, 2015
  • Baltimore, MD – Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Washington, DC - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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.

star-wars-movie-poster_200xDecember 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

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


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


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


Clearpath News & Blog Posts

awsreinventAWS re:Invent 2015 Recap – Security, Redundancy, Resiliency and Disaster Recovery, Part 2
I last wrote about this topic following a widely publicized AWS outage. This time, I am writing following the biggest cloud computing event of the year, AWS re:Invent 2015. Clearpath Solutions Group was proud to again sponsor this exciting and growing event which had over 18,000 people in attendance. Read more.

Update from our President, Dell-EMC Acquisition
By now, everyone has heard the news of Dell acquiring EMC. Many of our clients are asking “what does this mean for me?” so I want to be proactive and provide a perspective from inside of Clearpath. Dell has announced in a letter to its partners that the transaction will close between August and October of 2016. Read more.

AWS: Surviving an Outage - Redundancy, Resiliency and Disaster Recovery, Part 1
Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered another highly publicized outage. AWS’s explanation is very much worth reading, but at a high level, the DynamoDB (AWS’s NoSQL database) service experienced timeout issues due to problems with how the database handles metadata. This had a cascading effect on other widely used AWS services (those that depend on DynamoDB) such as EC2 autoscaling, Cloudwatch and Simple Queue Service (SQS). Read more.

Clearpath Solutions Group Named to 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150 List
Clearpath Solutions Group announced that it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150 list. Based on gross revenue over the two-year period from 2012 to 2014, The Fast Growth 150 list ranks solution providers based in North America with significant economic growth. Read more.

Industry Updates

Hewlett-Packard throws in the towel on public cloud
Hewlett-Packard, which has been backing off on ambitious public cloud plans for a year, is now calling it quits, sunsetting HP Helion Public cloud in January 2016. Rearn more.

Amazon introduces Import/Export Solution named Snowball
Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer large amounts of data into and out of AWS. Using Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Transferring data with Snowball is simple, fast, secure, and can be as little as one-fifth the cost of high-speed Internet. Read more.

News from Around the Web

October 21st was official ‘Back to the Future Day’, what did they get right?
It might feel like just yesterday to some, but the movie Back to the Future II came out nearly 26 years ago. Marty McFly set off with Doc Brown in his DeLorean time machine, bound for the future: October 21, 2015, to be exact. The Hollywood depiction of 2015 was filled with cheap and easy energy. While that's still far from reality, a few things came close to the mark. Read more.

Ars Technica review of the new Microsoft Surface Workbook
Surface Book review: The hybrid that really does replace your laptop. It ain't cheap, but it is pretty. This is the machine that I've wanted Microsoft to build ever since it embarked on its Surface adventure in 2012. Read more.

Support scams that plagued Windows users for years now target Mac customers
For years, scammers claiming that they're "calling from Windows" have dialed up Microsoft customers and done their best to trick them into parting with their money or installing malicious wares. Now, the swindlers are turning their sights on Mac users. Read More.

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Upcoming Webcasts


November 4, 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.

November 12, 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. 

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