Availability = Survival

As IT veterans, I’m certain we all have stories like the one I shared previously – many of those without the happy ending. It reminds me of the prime concepts of a (fascinating) survival book I read several years ago by Laurence Gonzales called “Deep Survival:...

eGroup Named a Fastest Growing Company in SC

eGroup has been named one of the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2017 by SC Biz News. Twenty large companies and 20 small companies have been named to the statewide Roaring Twenties list presented annually by SC Biz News. This honor recognizes the...

The Case for Preparedness

By: Mike Carter Are you prepared? Are you sure? In the early minutes of Saturday morning, April 2011, a water main broke underneath the street in Columbia, SC. A $30B lending provider, located just feet away from the break, with over 1,200 servers (95% of them...

How Secure is Your Environment?

Most companies today understand the very real need to protect their data. Most invest significant funds to mitigate or prevent the threats that aim to compromise their data. Typically, the go to investment is a firewall on the edge of the network to protect against...

eGroup named to 2017 CRN Solution Provider 500 list

eGroup announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named eGroup to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America...

Cisco FirePOWER: The Answer to Your Security Needs

In today’s network data center environment, it’s not simply enough to have a traditional firewall in place protecting the network’s edge. With more sophisticated network intrusions occurring daily, a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) is required to help fight against...

How Strong are Your Passwords?

Recently, I learned of a significant – and honestly quite brilliantly executed – security breach of a major company. The breach infiltrated a sophisticated system secured with some great security equipment. This company invested large sums of money to make their...

Nutanix – AFS Deployment and Replication to DR

Nutanix Acropolis File Services (AFS) has been available to organizations utilizing the Acropolis hypervisor for a while now. With the release of AOS 5.0, it is now available for organizations who utilize VMware ESXi. This is great for organizations that currently...

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