Top Three Reasons to Attend Sirius Madness

College basketball, St. Patrick’s Day, all-star partners and innovative technology can mean only one thing – Sirius Madness! Sirius is set to host the Carolinas’ premier technology conference next week on March 16 at the Westin Charlotte in North Carolina. Here are the top three reasons you don’t want to miss our biggest year yet: [...]

Three Things You Need for Powerful Analytics and End-to-end Visibility

The growth and complexity of machine data is continually heightening the need for a solid high-performance infrastructure. Traditional IT infrastructure is ill-suited to address growing data needs. In addition, reducing complexity, improving data security and eliminating any bottlenecks are top priorities for many organizations. How do you find a complete solution that simplifies your delivery [...]

White Paper: Converged Infrastructure, Data Management and the Cloud

Sirius’ top architects and engineers have collaborated to produce a new Sirius white paper that walks you through the process of backup and recovery in the cloud with Nutanix, Commvault, and Amazon Web Services. The Executive Summary follows: In this world of rapid technological advancement and tremendous data growth, IT organizations are challenged to bring [...]

Goodbye Multiple Interfaces, Hello Hyperconverged

Today’s IT infrastructure is the equivalent of sitting in the cockpit of a 747. You’ve got a lot of switches to learn. One wrong move, and the plane is going down. Servers, networks, storage and software – how do you manage all of that? The typical data center is equipped with multiple servers, operating systems, [...]

Can You Really Have Infrastructure That Just Works?

One of the largest initiatives that our clients are undertaking is the virtualization of their entire environment. They need a virtual infrastructure that is agile enough to easily grow and expand with their business, while providing enterprise-class performance and reliability. This is where converged and hyperconverged infrastructures come in. While hyperconverged environments help to address [...]

Is Hyperconverged Infrastructure Right for Your Enterprise Cloud Strategy?

Over the past few years, as the term cloud has permeated every information technology company’s messaging and embedded itself within the IT lexicon, I find myself cringing every time I see this word. Aside from being the most overused marketing term in the industry today it can also be quite vague. What is cloud anyway? Simply put, [...]

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 [...]

Reduce Data Center Costs and Complexity with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions

With tangible ROI and massive operational efficiencies, server virtualization of the x86 platform was the first major enterprise IT innovation of the 21st century. Today, virtualization is ubiquitous in most data centers, as the initial savings were dramatically compelling. Unfortunately, yesterday’s solutions are creating cost challenges in today’s advanced environments. Many of those who embraced [...]

Citrix and Nutanix: Managing the Cost and Complexity of App & Desktop Deployments

Managing infrastructure costs and complexity are keys to successful app and desktop virtualization delivery deployments. This is why Citrix is teaming up with Nutanix to offer a combined solution that includes the Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure built on the Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor and XenApp and XenDesktop. Together, we are giving customers a simple, scalable and cost-effective solution [...]

Nutanix Announces Acropolis and Prism, Delivers Invisible Infrastructure for Next-Generation Enterprise Computing

On June 9th at the .NEXT Conference 2015, Nutanix unveiled its next-generation Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) to deliver invisible infrastructure that enables IT teams to focus on what matters to them — the applications and services that power their businesses. Comprising two comprehensive product families, Nutanix Acropolis and Nutanix Prism, XCP extends the company’s industry-leading hyperconverged [...]