Optimizing Hybrid IT environments OK now that we’ve covered the positioning of Services, Applications and Workloads, it is now time for us to talk through the critical next step in the journey to optimizing your Hybrid IT environment – application and workload characterization. The characterization process, sometimes known as workload placement, is a necessary step in the journey to Hybrid IT and is necessary to ensure that the right service, application and/or workload is placed in the best delivery model.
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Steve Hanney, Sequoia
12/06/13 at 09:00 am
11/20/13 at 12:25 pm
With the introduction of Virtualization and Cloud Computing over the past 5-10 years CIOs have a growing number of options for how they provide IT services to their users. Each of these options are viable for specific situations and use cases. With this in mind, progressive CIO’s are actively taking advantage of these options to develop a Hybrid IT model encompassing on premise dedicated, shared and private Cloud services combined with colocation/hosting and Public Cloud services.
11/20/13 at 12:09 pm
Greenbelt, MD - November 20, 2013 – Presidio today announced that they have been recognized by Cisco Systems as the Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year. Presidio was presented the award by Cisco’s Chief Futurist, Dave Evans, at the Presidio Exchange Event in Orlando Florida, November 14-15, 2013 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. During the award presentation Evans stated, “Presidio is one of the first partners to recognize and embrace all of Cisco's IoT technologies and solutions.”
10/29/13 at 07:51 am
NEW YORK, NY – October 29, 2013 – Presidio today announced that it received three Cisco Contact Center awards from the Cisco Americas Customer Collaboration Sales Summit that took place September 11-12 in Dallas, TX. Presidio also received the Customer Lifecycle award from the 2013 Cisco Collaboration Summit that took place October 20-24 in Boca Raton, Florida.
a Sequioa Whitepaper
10/15/13 at 07:57 am
Executive Overview Hybrid IT vs Hybrid Cloud Today’s CIOs are responsible for variety of application and infrastructure services (dedicated and virtualized) and in many cases are on the path to offering Private Clouds. In addition the same IT organizations are managing a portfolio of service providers for with Public Cloud services and Management Services. The combination of all of these delivery options is defined as Hybrid IT. So in effect most modern IT organizations are already Hybrid IT enabled.
a Sequioa Whitepaper
10/15/13 at 06:53 am
Executive Overview Converged Infrastructure Enables Advanced IT Information Technology continues to evolve at a dizzying rate. With the advent of Virtualization and Cloud Computing the IT industry has taken a new path – bringing together all of the core technologies used in the data center into pre-integrated converged platforms that combine storage, network and compute. These platforms are optimized for a virtualization and shared infrastructure model – moving away from traditional dedicated platforms for individual applications.
Sean Walls, Senior Consulting Practice Manager
09/26/13 at 08:08 am
The world's largest corporations and small Internet stores have one thing in common and that is keeping their customer’s payment card data secure. The industry standard for security standards and compliance has been set by PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This is a key business driver for all merchants who accept credit cards, online or offline. The number of transactions processed annually determines the specific compliance requirements that are required; however, compliance enforcement is managed by the individual payment brands.
09/11/13 at 04:48 pm
Business Challenge Since its opening with 50 beds in 1954, the story of Chilton Hospital in northwestern New Jersey has been punctuated by a few significant growth spurts. The addition of a second facility in 1971 was followed by a consolidation and further expansion of its two buildings in 1984. The most recent leap forward - a $24 million renovation and modernization project - got underway in 2012.
09/11/13 at 03:28 am
New York, NY, September 11, 2013 – Presidio, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500. “Our job is to make technology practical and we do this by integrating innovative technology from our strategic partners every day,” stated Bob Cagnazzi, CEO of Presidio. “We are fortunate that we have the depth of resources to apply innovation not only for our clients businesses, but for our business as well.”
08/26/13 at 02:18 pm
New York, NY, August 27, 2013 – Presidio, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel as a part of CRN’s 2013 Solution Provider 500 list, which identifies the top technology integrators in the U.S.A. and Canada based on revenue size. Formerly known as the “VAR 500”, the Solution Provider 500 (SP500) ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. Presidio placed 24th in the annual ranking of the top 500 solutions providers.
Joe Leonard , VP of Cyber Security Solutions, Presidio
08/16/13 at 06:35 am
Security breaches and cyber attacks cost businesses billions in lost revenue and recovery costs every year. It’s not surprising to see Cisco making the latest move to enhance their own security group with the recent acquisition of Sourcefire. Sourcefire provides best of breed NGIPS, Advanced Malware Protection and endpoint protection and is highly recognized a leader in cyber security initiatives.
Dan Stephens, Director, Collaboration, Presidio South
08/06/13 at 05:41 am
“UC on UCS” is used to describe the placement of virtualized Cisco Unified Communications or Collaboration applications onto a Cisco Unified Compute System. Recently, a few clients have asked about the benefits of implementing UC on UCS, especially now that UC virtualization is also supported on other major Blade systems. The answer is simple: control, support and vendor commitment.
Ernest Dunn - Director, Secure Networks
07/22/13 at 09:35 am
While the term BYOD may be becoming a bit overused, we are really just starting to feel the impact of this movement. Cisco just released a case study on the financial impact of BYOD which stated that 89 percent of companies are enabling their employees to use their own devices — specifically, mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets — for work purposes.
07/17/13 at 12:49 pm
Customer Profile Located on Puget Sound in the state of Washington and covering 2,134 square miles, King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 1.9 million people, it also ranks as the 14th most populous county in the nation. The Challenge: Taming a complex, decentralized environment
06/26/13 at 09:51 am
On the afternoon of May 20th, 2013, an EF5 tornado, with peak winds estimated at 210 miles per hour, struck Moore, Oklahoma and adjacent areas killing 24 people and injuring 377 others. The tornado was part of a larger weather system that had produced several other tornadoes during the previous two days.
Mike French, Chief Marketing Officer, Presidio
06/05/13 at 11:03 am
This year’s Partner Summit has already been one of the most impactful summits I have been to and I have seen 14 of the 17 Cisco has hosted. That is a pretty bold statement being that the summit just started, but let me justify that.
Samuel Clements, Mobility Practice Manager, Presidio
06/05/13 at 10:58 am
Today kicked off day one of the 2013 Cisco Partner Summit. This is the first time I've had the opportunity to attend and to be perfectly honest, I wasn't sure what I was in for. I've attended numerous partner virtual team events in the past and I’m no stranger to Cisco partner facing events, but this event in particular allowed me to be an audience member to the likes of John Chambers, Bruce Klein, and Edison Peres. I've said numerous times, listening to someone’s message in his or her own environment is the most compelling way to receive it, and I wasn't disappointed.
Ray Clearwater, Consulting Principal, Presidio
05/14/13 at 06:46 am
I recently had a chance to get my hands on Cisco’s new MDS 9710 fabric director at EMC World 2013 and I can describe it in two words, common sense. Common sense is defined by Merriam-Webster as “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts”. As part of the Cisco’s Storage Networking line and neatly following in the MDS 9513’s path, the MDS 9710 provides reliability, performance and scale, and represents the new standard in data center storage networking.
Jason Gates, Data Center Team Lead, Presidio South
05/13/13 at 07:47 am
We are all anticipating the impact of big data on the datacenter of the future. Recently at EMC world 2013, I had an opportunity to take a peek at Cisco’s new innovations, the MDS 9710. Cisco has always been an innovator in the storage area network market, and it appears this trend is not going to change. The MDS 9710 provides 4x the performance of any storage director in the market with 16Gb fibre channel ports and supports both FC/FCoE in the same chassis.
04/23/13 at 06:51 am
How one organization is using BYOD and VDI to modernize its infrastructure; saving more than $1 million as a result. “Our hardware,” says Chad Branum, executive director of technology at Coppell Independent School District (ISD), “typically has a five-year lifecycle.” Coppell’s 3,000 desktops and 4,000 laptops are dispersed among 15 public schools in Texas. With these hardware systems nearing the end of their projected lifecycle, Branum recently found himself in a predicament.
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