Fulfilling the fantasy of affordable supercomputing

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

What if I told you that your dream of having supercomputing capabilities within your organization is no longer a fantasy?

Affordable supercomputing is now available to organizations of all sizes. Yes, you read that right. Supercomputing is no longer something only well-funded industries can take advantage of.

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High-Performance Computing Helps University Researchers Do the Impossible

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

Today’s colleges and universities are vying for more than just students.  They’re competing for research grants and notoriety as well – and their success, in many cases, is largely dependent on the robustness of their IT systems.  With the sheer volume of data created and accessed by each school’s research teams alone, higher ed CIOs have been tasked with finding, implementing and managing computing systems optimized for data analytics applications.

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Logicalis Conducts Fifth Annual Global CIO Survey

By Vince DeLuca, CEO, Logicalis US

Logicalis has just released the results of its fifth annual Global CIO Survey.  The survey, which polled 890 CIOs and IT directors from mid-market organizations in 23 countries, breaks down CIO priorities into three important business themes – simplify, secure and engage – as it looks at the road IT professionals are traveling as they work to help their organizations become digitally enabled.  One of the most important takeaways from this year’s report is that a massive infrastructure overhaul must be coupled with culture change for organizations to truly unlock the benefits of digital transformation.

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IT and Security Teams Must Embrace Rapid Threat Containment

By Mike Johnson, Senior Cybersecurity Architect, Logicalis US

Most malware, phishing, exploits and ransomware threats are built to evade detection and response capabilities. This makes it a real challenge to build your defenses, contain the scope of the attacks and perform the appropriate fixes so you can get back to providing value to your business.

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Cyber Defense Strategies: Basics to Bleeding Edge

By Mike Johnson, Senior Cybersecurity Architect, Logicalis US

When it comes to information security the basics are well documented. There are more Common Security Frameworks (CSF) than I can count on one hand and three of them have mass adoption (NIST, CIS, ISO27001). Implementing the controls within those CSF’s can keep even the most robust IT and Security teams busy for years. Still, they are your best guide to defense of your critical IT systems and data.

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Want to Migrate and Manage Your Key Workloads in the Cloud?

By Wendy McQuiston, Director of Microsoft Professional Services, Logicalis US

Have you truly adopted a “cloud-first” approach to your organization’s growing IT infrastructure needs?

While some compute functions are still best managed on premise, an extensible hybrid cloud IT strategy can deliver a more cost-effective, pay-as-you-go model that increases the agility needed in a modern workplace while decreasing capital expenditures.  And while many CIOs know this, they’re struggling to develop a roadmap that cautiously moves key workloads to the cloud.

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