The ROI of Cloud is Productivity, a CEO’s Perspective….

The big gain in adopting cloud-based services is certainly financial, but not always “directly” – I have a suspicion that as soon as I publish this, someone is going to say “Hey Mike, come on, you sell what you’re writing about, so how can we <insert skepticism here>?” While this may be true to some…

Cisco Nexus 7K Design with Active/Active FEX

Back in November 2015 I wrote a post about FEX Topologies with the Cisco Nexus platforms, and at the time the Nexus 5K/6K line was the only model that would support the active/active FEX topology (FEX-AA), which was unfortunate in designing redundant connectivity for downstream devices. But with the release of NX-OS code 7.2 and…

eGroup Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

eGroup, the Southeast’s leading provider of data center architecture, cloud services, application services and managed services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named eGroup to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the “Elite 150” category.

Meraki – The Stethoscope of your Network

It’s cold and flu season – people all over the country are visiting their doctors for relief from sneezing, coughing, and sore throats. Imagine how they would react if their doctor asked them to run a 100 yard dash with a stopwatch, compared their results to national averages and then declared them healthy. Most patients…

Moving Quickly to SharePoint Online Using Sharegate

SharePoint Online is Microsoft’s cloud version of the server-based web application. It is rapidly becoming one of our favorite cloud productivity tools to deploy for customers. If you’ve been through the many phases of SharePoint over the years, you’ll know that the platform has grown immensely. This growth can be good for customers who can fully…

Nutanix – Self Service Restore

Since Nutanix Acropolis Operation System 4.6, Nutanix has offered the Self Service Restore function for virtual machines running Nutanix Guest Tools. This feature allows VM admins to complete a recovery from the Nutanix data protection snapshots with minimal administrator intervention. There are a few ways to accomplish this, I will be walking you through using the…

Advanced Disaster Recovery Made Simple – Zerto 5.0

Zerto is an industry leader in disaster protection and disaster recovery for virtual computing environments. With the recent version of Zerto 5.0 released, businesses can take advantage of advanced disaster recovery technology while also introducing simplicity and confidence in their ability to completely avoid or recover from disasters. Here are a couple examples of how recent eGroup…

Microsoft Incentive Program to Help Your Business Get Started with Cloud in 2017 – Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has created a great program to allow qualified businesses the opportunity to engage eGroup certified Cloud experts to come on-site and help your business get going with Cloud solutions.  The Microsoft Azure Everywhere program (expires June 30th, 2017) provides Microsoft funding to qualified partners, like eGroup, to conduct on-site education workshops, proof of concept environments,…