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SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) – Creating Efficiencies at your Secure Edge

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Dec 1, 2020 2:15:41 PM

In the world of next generation and emerging technology, Edge networking is unquestionably a hot topic. With 70% of the worlds data created at a network edge, IT professionals are challenged with what platforms of technology are needing to be implemented on your network edge or branch locations.

Not only do we have to think about branches. What about a farmer sending GPS data to the cloud for more accurate planting and fertilization? The Edge is among us, and let the challenges of securing and delivering maximum WAN performance at the edge is key. SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is the latest platform in delivering a secure edge.

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Topics: Secure Access, SD-WAN, SASE, Fortinet

Modern Approach to Business Continuity Planning

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jun 17, 2020 3:30:23 PM

Business Continuity Planning

It has been an interesting last few months. A common theme that we are seeing with our clients is that the Covid-19 pandemic has made business owners really scrutinize business continuity.  Some were caught without any pandemic plan.  Others had the plan, but it was outdated.  A select few had a good plan in place and are now on the recovery quicker than most other businesses.

We’re taking a modern approach to Business Continuity Planning. Our strategic businesses leaders and engineers have vetted out a solution to help our clients streamline their Business Continuity Planning. Plan4Continuity Business Continuity Planning is a dynamic Cloud based continuity planning solution that creates a new plan or converts manual and outdated business continuity processes into intelligent, automated workflows that can accelerate business continuity planning.

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Topics: BCP, Business Continuity Planning, Plan4Continuity

Dell Boomi - iPAAS for your Digital Transformation

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Dec 3, 2019 8:25:58 AM

It is typical for businesses of today have their data and applications living in multiple locations among many clouds.  This multiple cloud strategy may include a significant amount of your applications living on premise as well.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, IT, Boomi, Data, integrating, iPAAS

Ideal Use of Public Cloud

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Sep 25, 2019 3:05:56 PM

Cyber Advisors has the unfair advantage of working with over 600 customers in various levels of IT modernization and transformation. We see many mistakes that are made. The most common mistake we are seeing is emersion into public cloud without the proper assessment of public cloud use.

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Topics: Modernization, IT, Public Cloud, Transformation, Cloud

What is your Digital Transformation Strategy?

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Sep 6, 2019 10:56:56 AM

In the last few months, my view of technology has changed significantly. The past has been filled with data center strategy discussions and complex cloud conversations.  We all know this is where the world is taking us from the IT Transformation strategy…but, what is your DIGITAL Transformation strategy?  

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Topics: Digital Transformation, digital blind spot, IT, IT Automation, Modernized App/Dev, Digital Mutation

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

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