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Three Benefits of Shadow IT — And How to Harness Them

What is shadow IT?

It helps to first define shadow IT, sometimes known as dark IT. Most would start with a rundown of the network security risks it presents, but a more helpful shadow IT definition would explain it as something that’s already happening in your organization.

Topics: Security Tips

Purchasing SSDs in Spring 2017? Here's what you need to know.

If you want to see the concept of supply and demand in action, look no further than today's storage and memory market. You may have heard rumblings about a dearth of enterprise SSDs in the offing, and those rumblings have come to pass.

Here's what you need to know if you plan on purchasing enterprise SSDs or server-grade memory in the next 4-6 months.

Topics: Data Center Tips Infrastructure

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