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AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 4

While we're still digesting everything that was announced on Day 3, we did take special note of one announcement on Thursday, Day 4, IoT Analytics.

Topics: AWS AWS re:Invent IoT Cloud Transformation

AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 3

Myriad announcements make deciphering Day 3 of re:Invent a bit difficult. From bare metal to containers (via Fargate and Kubernetes) to machine learning to IoT, if you have any interest in infrastructure or application development, you were probably covered.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure AWS AWS re:Invent Cloud Strategy

ServerCentral Named Top Cloud Consultant and Managed Service Provider

Clutch, an independent ratings and reviews firm based in Washington DC, just released their Global Leaders list of the 475+ most highly reviewed companies around the world. We ranked #1 among the top cloud consultants and #2 for managed service providers.

AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 2

Day 2 came to a close after a seemingly endless string of new service announcements. The transition of AWS from the traditional perception as a compute and storage "cloud" to that of an advanced development platform is in full swing.

Topics: Cloud AWS AWS re:Invent App Dev

Quick Thoughts on AWS re:Invent, Day 1

AWS re:Invent is a whirlwind event. From Nov. 27th through Dec 1st, it's nonstop sessions, meetings and learnings all set against the never-stop Las Vegas background.

Topics: Cloud AWS AWS re:Invent

Now, it’s the Cloud’s turn to eat the world

In 2018, companies are projected to invest over $45B in public cloud platforms worldwide (Source: Gartner). 

Topics: Cloud

How to Prevent One Employee from Compromising Your Data Security

The former CEO of Equifax this week appeared before Congress to offer testimony around the data breach which, as of last accounting, compromised the personal details of 145.5 million people. Yet again, an organization with the resources, the budget, and the technical knowledge to protect themselves against incursion finds themselves in a pickle of their own making. Most upsetting, though, is the way former CEO Richard Smith perpetuated the myth that "one IT employee" is to blame.

Topics: Security

SOC 2 Report Now Available with Privacy Section

I'm proud to announce that ServerCentral's 2016–2017 AT-101 SOC 2 Type II report is now available to download in our customer portal

Topics: Compliance Security

First Impressions of VMworld from a Service Provider’s Perspective

In addition to the record-setting Vegas heat at VMworld 2017, this was a show chock full of surprises. The ServerCentral Managed Services team was able to sneak away from supporting our amazing customers to attend the show this year. We even found time to play a few slot machines and blackjack. Shh…don’t tell our bosses. Now that we’ve had time to recover from the desert heat and get in some last-minute grilling before Chicago winter hits, let’s recap some of the show’s sights and sounds.



Topics: Events Cloud VMware

OS X High Sierra Zero-Day Announced

Normally, passwords stored in a Mac Keychain vault require a master password for access. Now, attackers can steal Keychain passwords without it.

Just hours after the launch of Mac OS X High Sierra, a security researcher has identified and released a zero-day exploit of the new OS revision that can allow an attacker unfettered access to your keychain file. 

Topics: Security