The “Specter” of a Meltdown

By Ron Temske, Vice President of Security Solutions, Logicalis US

At the start of the New Year, many of you read about two new cyber vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre.  I want to spend a little time sharing my thoughts about these vulnerabilities and Vulnerability Management in general.  The focus here is not to repeat the numerous articles that have already been created on this topic but to share thoughts and opinions on the topic.  I will include links at the end of the article to some of the websites that I think provide particularly useful information on the topic.

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Ready for the IoT? Three Telltale Questions Tell All

By Mike Alley, Service Management Principal, Logicalis US

From weight scales and robotics in manufacturing plants to smart security, smart buildings and smart transportation initiatives, IT leaders in nearly every industrial vertical market will soon be inundated with the management of both the data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices as well as the management of the devices themselves.  In fact, of the nearly 21 billion connected “things” research and advisory firm Gartner1 predicts will be in use by 2020, 7.6 billion of those will be a combination of industrial-based cross-industry and vertical market units, each of which requires the same lifecycle management as any other IT equipment. This can be an overwhelming realization for CIOs who don’t have an adequate configuration management strategy for their current IT environments, the foundation upon which all future digital strategies will be built.

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What’s the Best Way to Manage International IT Transactions?

By Laura Vaupel, Director, International Sales, Logicalis US

At Logicalis, our international customers often tell us that it’s our attention to detail that is most important to them. Consider how important even the smallest of details – like knowing each country’s unique power cord standards – can be to the success of a multi-national IT project. There are also currency differences and tax initiatives to take into account, which is why having a variety of ways for a client to manage their international transactions that takes tax advantages, centralized payment processes and project control into account is one of the most crucial things to look for in a solution provider as a partner for international IT rollouts.

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What Does Logicalis’ Cisco Global Gold Certification Mean to You?

By Renae Johnson, National Cisco Alliance Senior Director, Logicalis US

This morning, Logicalis announced that we have earned the Cisco Global Gold certification, a stringent partner certification that acknowledges our expertise across all regions and geographies, authenticating our ability to plan, design, implement and operate Cisco solutions without borders.  This important certification also recognizes the depth of Logicalis’ business and technology capabilities as well as our ability to deliver Cisco solutions worldwide with quality and consistency in all of our services and support.  Logicalis is now one of a very elite group of solution providers to have earned this important distinction.

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Three-Stage Evolution Plan for Enterprise IT Architecture

By Brandon Harris, Senior Director, HPE Solutions, Logicalis US

The rapid pace of innovation and ever-changing IT requirements are pressuring CIOs and IT staffs to shed complex, costly and cumbersome IT infrastructures in favor of those that provide greater power, simplicity and efficiency. Rapid application development cycles, along with increasing public and private cloud usage, are driving the use of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). This has resulted in adoption of composable hybrid IT infrastructures that are continually updated in response to enterprise demands.

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4 steps to realizing supercomputing

By Paul Abram, Data Center Practice Leader, and Nick Turk, Solution Architect

In our previous blog, we looked at the history of supercomputing and how rapidly advancing technology has brought us to the new era of affordable supercomputing.

In this edition, we’ll discuss what you can expect during your supercomputing journey—including the questions you should be prepared to answer from the start. We’ll tell you why a proven process helps ensure your high-performance data analytics (HPDA) and high-performance computing (HPC) solution is affordable and easy to adopt at your organization. And we’ll divulge which technologies you should be using as part of your supercomputing solution.

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