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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

How Much Cloud Do I Really Need?

We see it all the time: A company with 50 servers moves to the cloud by creating 50 instances, one for each physical server. The thinking goes that if I’m using this much physical infrastructure, I’ll need this much cloud infrastructure. Simply convert servers to instances, and just like that, I’ve moved to the cloud.

Topics: Cloud

What Are Managed Services?

Every company has their own definition of a managed service. This is ServerCentral’s.

Topics: Products and Services

What is Next for Your Cloud Project

In my previous post, Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?, I discussed the importance of knowing Why you’re moving to the cloud as a critical success factor for your cloud project.

One of the questions I received in response to the post was, “Once you can answer the question why you’re moving to the cloud, what’s next?”

Exactly. What is next.

Topics: Cloud

Is “Why?” the Most Important Cloud Question?

The question today isn't IF you are moving to the cloud.

Everyone is already in the process of moving to the cloud, or will be in very short order. There are strategic, operational and human capital reasons for this transition - and there is no slowing it down.

The real question is WHY are you moving to the cloud?

Topics: Virtualization Cloud