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vmWare Partner Exchange

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) Highlights: vRealize & NSX

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My first attendance at VMware’s Partner Exchange (PEX) was filled with both good and bad experiences:

The Good: I was able to see what VMware had up its proverbial sleeve in regards to the upcoming vSphere 6 and the associated infrastructure changes that come along with that such as an improved NSD, vSAN, vRealize Suite and other important technological improvements to the VMware virtualization stack.

The Bad: For me, as an extremely “hands-on” technical professional, I find value in hearing about the technical aspects of new or refreshed products, but always feel that shows like these fall short in the “hands-on” department.

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VMware 28 days

VMware kicks off February with Partner Exchange and “28 Days”

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While many are looking to Punxsutawney Phil today (Groundhog Day) for predictions on the future of our winter season duration, our own visionary Phil – our CTO Phil Turner – and I will be attending the VMware Partner Exchange in San Francisco, looking for insights and enlightenment around VMware solutions and how to best leverage them. Among the offerings, we think that NSX, Virtual Desktops (VDI), Virtual Volumes (vVols) storage emulation, and further integrating the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) into existing enterprises will be key items of interest for us and for our customers. Stay tuned for updates from the show!

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wifi standards

New WiFi Standards Emerging to Meet Mobile Device Demand

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Why businesses should look at newer 5 GHz 802.11ac networks for their WLANs.

In our BYOD mobile-enabled world, multiple devices – phones, phablets, tablets and laptops – need to have Internet speeds fast enough for users to be productive, especially at your place of business. It’s estimated that 60 percent of American adults use smartphones alone. With these expanded wireless devices and applications, how does corporate WiFi keep up with the demand?

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Cabling Horrors

Scary Structured Cabling Stories

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Are you scared to look in your data closet? Did a black Cat6 cable cross your path? Is there a poisonous cable lurking in a mysterious serpentine blob? If your network structured cabling looks like any of these tangled webs, you might find yourself in an episode of Nightmare on Ethernet Street.

Check out some of these scary structured cabling messes. Hopefully, you’ll feel a lot better about your own data cabling and sleep better at night.

Scary Structured Cabling

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Datatrend's Bowlathon

Datatrend 5th Annual Bowl-a-thon Helps in Fight Against Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And, Datatrend Technologies will host its 5th annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser to help those fighting breast cancer on Friday, October 24, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Country Club Lanes in Tonka Bay, Minn.

100%of event proceeds will benefit Pay It Forward Fund, a Minnesota non-profit organization that helps patients pay their bills while they undergo treatment for breast and women’s cancers, celebrating their 10th year. The event promises to be a fun afternoon dedicated to an important cause.

How to Participate
Visit Datatrend’s events page for Bowl-a-thon information.

  • Register to bowl and pledge a flat rate
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