My Top 8 Takeaways from Dell EMC World

Eight-thousand people from around the world gathered in Austin, Texas last week to presumably learn how the recent formation of the world’s largest privately held technology company would impact them. They converged on the Austin Convention Center for Dell EMC World, the first major conference since Dell acquired EMC seven weeks ago for $67 billion. [...]

Look for News on the Storage Front at Dell EMC World

As the leader of infrastructure strategy for storage at Sirius, a national IT solutions integrator and a Dell Premier Plus Partner, I will be attending Dell EMC World in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday with heightened interest in news that impacts Sirius clients. Dell EMC World comes on the heels of Dell’s recent acquisition of EMC, [...]

Digital Promotion: Your Hybrid Cloud – Err Pizza – is Here!

What do today’s most innovative organizations have in common? They love pizza (Who doesn’t, right?), but they are also the most enthusiastic adopters of ITaaS (Internet as a Service). Organizations running a significant number of workloads in a hybrid cloud environment say they save more on IT costs because they: Redirect more savings to improve [...]

Recorded Webinar: Strategically Manage Data for Competitive Advantage

Are you struggling with managing unstructured data, or simply looking to understand what big data means to your organization? In this recorded webinar you will learn about big data, data lakes, and how you can get started redefining the way you manage unstructured data with solutions provided by EMC and Splunk. Among the topics covered are: [...]

Sirius Receives Three Prestigious EMC Awards

Sirius Computer Solutions, an EMC Platinum Partner and leading national IT solutions integrator, was recently presented with three prestigious awards from EMC Corporation: The 2015 EMC Americas Breakthrough Partner of the Year Award The 2015 EMC Partner Services Quality Award The 2015 South Enterprise Partner of the Year Award. The first two were presented to [...]

Software-Defined Storage Is Awesome… If It Runs on Great Hardware!

It seems like everything is software-defined these days. You have software-defined networks, software-defined storage, and software-defined data centers. When did hardware get such a bad rap? After all, no matter what magic your software can do, it still requires hardware in order to run. I realize that what is really meant by software-defined is that [...]

The Problem(s) with Traditional Backups

There are many factors that can limit overall backup performance, potentially causing backups to run into production windows, reducing backup success, or increasing infrastructure costs. Many backups are limited to some degree by LAN/SAN bandwidth available to the server being backed up. Adding the backup overhead inefficiency of the CIFS and NFS protocols over Ethernet [...]

VCE Raises Bar with All-Flash Vblock System, Is Acquired by EMC

The converged infrastructure space continues to evolve, and has seen an increase in competition from ‘hyper-converged’ platforms such as Nutanix over the last couple of years. Most organizations value pre-built solutions because they can reduce their time-to-value while simplifying their environment through pre-validated configurations. Hyper-converged platforms bring further simplicity by leveraging internal storage, and are designed for [...]