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Cyber Advisors chooses Dell EMC VxRail for Internal Digital Transformation

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Oct 23, 2017 11:29:29 AM

Minneapolis, MN – October 23rd, 2017 - As part of their commitment to Dell EMC, Cyber Advisors announced this week that they have chosen software defined Dell EMC VxRail and VMware as the Hyperconverged (HCI) solution of choice to host their own internal operations.

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Topics: VxRail Hybrid Cloud Digitial Transformation

Dell EMC Isilon - The Cookie Monster for your Unstructured Data

Posted by Dan Sanderson on May 24, 2017 10:21:23 AM

Would you have guessed that unstructured data is growing at a rate much higher than structured data?  By 2020, IDC estimates that 80% of a typical businesses data will be unstructured.  

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Topics: Tech Article

Top Tech Trends of 2017

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jan 5, 2017 11:05:42 AM

Looking into 2017, I am heading into the year championing the latest technology trends.  Avoiding the hype is always a challenge in our industry, as there are a lot of great technology ideas out there, but few of them are actually executed on properly.  My crystal ball tells me that the below trends are going to be top of mind in 2017.

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Topics: Tech Article

Always include the cloud...

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Nov 11, 2016 1:04:38 PM

Today, let's pretend I am an IT Manager at one of my clients.  As an IT manager at XYZ Company, I am responsible for making sure day to day datacenter operations are on par.  If it goes down, I am ultimately responsible. My job is risky, as my recommendations on technology solutions and partners I work with are approved by the CIO or someone above me, but ultimately will fall back on me if I make a bad choice.  Many of these decisions are really mine to make, as long as the senior management approves and there is budget to do so.  I have a great trust relationship with senior management, as I have made very wise recommendations to my executive team.

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Topics: Insider

SAN Upgrade?  Hold that thought...Hyperconvergence is here.

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Aug 1, 2016 10:02:47 AM

The datacenter transition is AGAIN among us.  Years ago, it was moving from big iron (datacenter V1) to commodity X86 servers to standardize and give people the freedom of operating system choice.  Soon after, server virtualization took the world by storm.  To match the compute virtualization craze, storage virtualization and automated tiering simplified our storage lives.  In our industry, we really look at the migration from a physical to virtualized datacenter as datacenter V2.  

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Topics: Tech Article

Let's Practice Safe Cloud.

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jul 5, 2016 1:43:55 PM

Cloud conversations can go many different ways.  It is, after all, a fairly wide open and eclectic topic.  As part of my blog this week, I will explain how I approach PUBLIC IAAS cloud from a consultative approach.  

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Topics: Management

Hyperconverged. The new standard?

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jun 6, 2016 12:01:37 PM

Although not necessarily a bleeding edge topic (maybe slightly more cutting edge), Hyperconvergence is definitely taking huge steps in the right direction.  Businesses in all vertical markets seem to be adopting or at least taking some interest in Hyperconverged infrastructure.  

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Topics: Management

Training Opportunities at Cyber Advisors

Posted by Dan Sanderson on May 20, 2016 11:49:59 AM

Every interaction is a training opportunity.  At Cyber, we truly believe knowledge is king.  The education opportunities for both our employees and customers keeps minds sharp, excited, and frankly keeps you happy where you work.

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Topics: Management

Protect Your Environment with AlertLogics's Security-as-a-service Solution.

Posted by Dan Sanderson on May 13, 2016 11:12:22 AM

Traditional security devices are notorious for creating an avalanche of alerts that overwhelm an IT department that does not have security trained professionals.  Even if those professionals are on staff, time is always at a premium.

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Topics: Education

Our Dell Solution Center - Built For You

Posted by Dan Sanderson on May 2, 2016 12:30:18 PM

About a year ago, Cyber Advisors went on a mission.  We had a dream to build a solution center in MN that would feature the latest technology that Dell Enterprise has to offer.  Ideally, we envisioned a place for Dell customers to use for executive briefings, proof of concepts, lab testing, pilots, and even classroom style training.  They could upload their VMs onto the latest and greatest Dell technology to test.  They could pilot new technologies like Hyperconverged infrastructure, software defined datacenters, and new era VDI technologies right on live equipment. 

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Topics: Insider