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What's Top of Mind in IT?

In December 2016, we began a research effort by categorizing the conversations we have with customers and prospects. 

Topics: Data Center Infrastructure

Mitigating BlackNurse Denial-of-Service Attacks

In 2016, every company, no matter the size, has an online presence. Whether that is a website, online store front, perhaps a mobile app, or a mail server, chances are your organization has some kind of system in production on the Internet.

Topics: Support Security

High Availability and Redundancy Features in vSphere 6.5

VMware announced the new version of its core data center product, vSphere 6.5, at VMworld Barcelona last week. With it, as always, comes new ESXi and vCenter features—and make no mistake, there are some great ones!

One thing I personally liked is the attention to the core feature set that makes vSphere so great:

Topics: VMware

ServerCentral Selects Ciena DCI Platform to Deliver Critical Business and Cloud Applications

To satisfy growing customer demands for cloud migration and high-performance applications, ServerCentral is deploying Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform. This upgrade allows ServerCentral to quickly scale bandwidth and support customer needs for high-speed data transfer, virtual machine migration and disaster recovery/backup between data centers. Additionally, with the extremely compact design of the Waveserver platform, ServerCentral can make more efficient use out of its data center footprints.

Topics: Press Releases

From Infrastructure to Workloads. What We're Talking About Today

Three years ago we were asked a relatively simple question 

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure Migration

7 PowerCLI Learning and Coding Tools I Learned about at VMworld 2016 US

With VMworld 2016 US coming to a close, there’s no time like the present to review one of the major tracks from the conference. Up first, one of the main pillars of VMware automation and scripting: PowerCLI.

Topics: Tips

What We Learned @ DevOpsDays Chicago

DevOps supports the applications, infrastructure and, most importantly, the business ... but who is supporting DevOps?

Topics: DevOps

ServerCentral's 2016 SOC 2 audit is now available!

Throughout many years of managing audit tasks and compliance programs, the most arduous part has always been gathering the proper artifacts.

  • Did we get the screen shot of one system right?
  • Where did I put that report from our vendor?
  • Who’s seen the monthly vulnerability scan reports?

Well, today ServerCentral took a large step toward making that process easier for our customers by putting our SOC 2 report online in our customer portal! 

Topics: Compliance Security Audit

ServerCentral Partners with Nimble Storage to Expand Managed Cloud Storage Offering

Offering includes dedicated and shared storage options managed by ServerCentral's experts


ServerCentral partners with Nimble Storage [NYSE: NMBL] to expand its dedicated and shared managed storage offering. All storage options are fully redundant and managed by ServerCentral, which brings more than 16 years of storage and IT infrastructure experience to customers worldwide.

"We are constantly evolving our storage options based on our customers' requirements. We wanted a strategic partner to help us build a comprehensive offering," said Tom Kiblin, ServerCentral VP of Managed Services. "After evaluating numerous vendors and extensive technology testing, we chose the Nimble Predictive Flash platform for its enterprise-grade features that are cost-effective and scalable as well as its market-leading analytics that provide significant visibility into the entire IT stack."

ServerCentral offers dedicated and shared storage arrays, all of which are fully redundant, highly available and completely managed by ServerCentral's experts. SmartSecure Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) certified software-based encryption allows ServerCentral to better serve highly regulated industries such as finance and healthcare.

"ServerCentral's approach is building the right solution for each customer, which is the type of partner enterprises depend on when navigating today's complex IT infrastructures," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of worldwide channels at Nimble Storage. "ServerCentral's expertise is a great fit for customers who are looking for a strategic partner to help them make intelligent infrastructure decisions. With the Nimble Storage Unified Flash Fabric, partners like ServerCentral are able to provide their customers with flash for all enterprise applications by unifying All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays into a single consolidation architecture with common data services."

Nimble recently launched its Predictive All Flash Arrays that combine fast flash performance with InfoSight Predictive Analytics to deliver increased data velocity. The Nimble AF-Series All Flash arrays deliver absolute performance, superior scalability and non-stop availability, at a total cost of ownership (TCO) that is 33 to 66 percent lower than competitive arrays.

"Nimble's Predictive All Flash arrays are an innovative addition to its offering and will be a fit for many of our customers," said Kiblin. "Nimble has an impressive roadmap, and they deliver on their target release dates."

In addition to Managed Cloud Storage, ServerCentral's Managed Service portfolio includes Backup as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, and managed networkand data center migration.



ServerCentral Named One of ComputerWorld’s 2016 Best Places to Work

A company's culture is difficult to define. For some organizations culture is an internal component of their success. It's an intangible element of collaboration and support. For other organizations, culture is the external presentation of their values to the broader communities.

Topics: Inside ServerCentral Marketing