VMworld 2019 made a glorious return to its more traditional location at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This was a welcomed location change across the VMware community (except, perhaps, for the hotel room costs) after a three-year stint in steaming Las Vegas. The marketing tag line was “Make your mark…” and the general session theme was “Build, Run, Manage.” Kubernetes played center stage which isn’t a surprise considering this is the first VMworld since the Heptio acquisition was announced at VMworld Europe in 2018. In this blog post I’ll cover the major announcements and sprinkle in some honorable mentions that caught my eye. This is not an all-inclusive list of all the happenings at VMworld as that would be more of a blog series than a post. Feel free to reach out on our contact us page if you have questions about announcements you don’t see mentioned in here.
If you’re leveraging container technology and using Kubernetes to orchestrate those containers, you’ll know that building and operationalizing an enterprise-grade Kubernetes services isn’t easy. In areas such as security, networking, multi-tenancy, and persistence, container orchestrators are still maturing. Complementary tools to maintain, scale, monitor, and self-heal are also lagging.
There are literally thousands of enterprise security solutions on the market. Yet, 82% of enterprises want an integrated security solution and 62% are considering consolidating their security vendors (ESG Research Report). There are many benefits to this approach, but only one company is building it: Cisco.
According to Enterprise Strategy Group, Cisco leads the pack in enterprise-class security across network, cloud, internet, email, and endpoints. But more than relying on a single anchor product surrounded by rudimentary products, Cisco is expanding and upgrading its leading products across the board and applying automation, machine learning, and threat intelligence to stop threats at the edge, protect users wherever they are, and stop threats faster.
Consider this scenario: Your network is growing. More and more people and devices are connecting to it. You’ve thrown money at optimizing and maintaining it. Security policies and sensor equipment are deployed to secure it.
Clearpath Solutions Group announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Clearpath to its 2019 Solution Provider 500 list. This annual list ranks the largest North American IT channel partner organizations by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is the industry standard for recognizing the highest performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants. It is the industry's predominant channel partner list, serving as a valuable resource for technology vendors looking to partner with top solution providers.
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Data is an asset to your business, but it’s also a threat. Your employees are demanding access to your work resources from more devices, and more outside networks than ever. This puts pressure on IT, increases your attack surface, and exposes your corporate network to threat vectors.
Another great Dell Technologies World conference has come to a close. Hosted over four days – April 29-May 2 – in Las Vegas, this annual event brought together 14,000 partners and customers to discover Dell’s vision for the future, meet up with tech gurus, and learn new skills and capabilities.
Today’s workforce is no longer desktop-bound. Your company’s employees have become digital nomads, constantly seeking new tools and technologies to work successfully from anywhere. They have a variety of devices to choose from, but, at the end of the day, IT must still manage and protect every endpoint, PC, macOS, user, app, and bit of data – even when they sit outside the traditional corporate network.
As part of Cisco’s commitment to securing access for the network perimeter, late last year it added Duo Security to the Cisco family. Duo is a leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud.
Clearpath Solutions Group announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Clearpath to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions.
Clearpath Solutions Group’s Managed Services Practice continues to expand. Our core Clearpath custom IaaS, DRaaS, and Hybrid Cloud offerings have seen increased demand as many organizations are looking to move from on-premises to public and hybrid cloud infrastructure but need operational support for day to day IT management. Clearpath’s portfolio of managed services offerings has expanded to include Monitoring as a Service, Communications as a Service, Security as a Service and Cisco Meraki Managed Services.
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