Which Data Center Strategy Will Rule 2020?

Hyperconverged systems vs. composable infrastructure The digital landscape of 2020 is forcing many IT administrators to reconsider their roles and, with it, their infrastructure. IT administrators are now tasked with helping businesses open new revenue generation streams, promoting growth, strengthening profitability and driving innovation, all while putting together a data center strategy that minimizes the [...]

Kickstart Your Storage Modernization Strategy

More data, more clouds You’ve probably noticed that conversations about the cloud have evolved in recent years from simply referencing “the cloud” to focusing on multi-cloud capabilities. The conversation is no longer about where you can use the cloud; it’s about where you can use the cloud to better augment the applications and services you [...]

Case Study: College Experiences Catastrophic Disk-System Failure

Imagine experiencing a simultaneous double-disk failure on your disk-storage appliance backing up your database and primary storage pools. The drive failures cause your server applications to crash, corrupt your database and cause a complete data loss of your storage pools. That’s exactly what happened recently to one Sirius client. Recovery from tape storage can take [...]

The Digital Workspace that Works for Everyone

“Going to work” has been replaced with “getting to work” as focus shifts mainly to the things we do as employees, not where we do them. This evolution of how and where we work has expanded the diversity of apps, devices, infrastructures and even people’s working styles. “Going to work” has been replaced with “getting [...]

5 Reasons You Can’t Wait to Modernize Your Infrastructure

What era of servers is your business running on? Can your outdated infrastructure compete in the age of digital transformation, where unprecedented data growth is driving the business economy? Or are you continuing to invest in a platform that was built ten years ago, or even more? Decade-old servers can’t keep pace with the mechanisms [...]

Taming the Infrastructure Monster with Optimization

If your business requires high-performance computing and you’re still running legacy systems that use long-outdated processors, you are slowly but surely falling further behind the technology curve. Older servers take up more space and have to work harder to accommodate the workload that newer, more efficient servers support and run with ease. You can always [...]

Sirius Wins Prestigious Cisco Partner Summit Awards

(From left to right) Jeff Sharritts (SVP, Americas, Cisco), Richard Zimmermann (VP of Infrastructure Solutions, Northeast Region), Cindy Soukup (VP of Infrastucture Solutions, Sirius), Elicia Jones Hunter (National Partner Account Manager, Cisco), Stacy Betts (Sr. Director, National Partner Organization, Cisco), Jason Parry (VP of Client Solutions, Force 3), and Rick Snyder (SVP, Americas Partner [...]

4 IT Maintenance Pitfalls to Avoid

Constantly changing IT assets can make it very difficult for businesses to keep track of all their hardware and software maintenance contracts. Do you know how many contracts you have at any given time and which ones may be about to expire? Unfortunately, if your business doesn’t have the proper maintenance oversight, you run the [...]

Infrastructure: Weak Link or Competitive Advantage?

The idea economy is challenging the data center to accelerate innovation and optimize every ounce of insight extracted from business operations. Data storage provides the architecture to safeguard and accelerate data transfer for real-time, enterprise-wide decision-making essential for this change. As a case in point, IDC reports that the big data and business analytics market [...]

Why Should You Care About DevOps?

Imagine a 482% ROI on a $29k initial implementation with $251k in onboarding costs, and the software cost of $268k spread over three years. What kind of IT investments can offer these kinds of returns? This example from a Forrester report illustrates exactly what some Sirius clients have already been seeing: incredible returns on their [...]