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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 above, we now get FEX-AA support on the 7000 and 7700 series switches! Recap…

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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.

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Is Email Your Largest Security Vulnerability? Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Can Help!

What would you say is your largest security vulnerability?  In a recent study sponsored by MalwareBytes and Osterman Research, 31% of ransomware attacks were via links in email and 28% were due to attachments.  That is 59% of attacks originate in email. Traditional Anti-Virus and SPAM protection don’t go far enough to mitigate these risks. Modern email security requires intelligent software that can identify: Abnormal User Behavior – Your users…

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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 would want a more data driven approach their health with detailed inspection producing facts…

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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 embrace new technology. However, it may be hard for most people to wrap their…

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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 Web Interface. This is a great feature that I believe any organization that runs…

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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 customers have utilized Zerto to achieve their goals. Virtual machine (VMware and Hyper-V) replication…

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Microsoft Azure Backup Server – Protect Your Data Today

Microsoft Azure Backup Server is a cost efficient, scalable, backup solution that can provide businesses with an enterprise backups while being easy to deploy, manage, and utilize. Microsoft Azure Backup can help you accomplish the following in very little time (days, not weeks). On-Premises and Cloud Backups Incremental Cloud Replication Geo-Replicated Cloud Storage – Up to 6 copies in the Cloud Cloud Only option for the storage constrained business…

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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, Cloud migration assessments and Cloud adoption roadmaps.  These workshops, funded by Microsoft, are focused…

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First Day, Four Questions – Ian

Meet Ian Jones, eGroup’s New Senior Solutions Architect Why eGroup? As a former team member and leader at eGroup I am very familiar with the organization’s approach to both its customers and employees. Simply put, eGroup is a challenging and rewarding organization to be a part of. I am excited to be, again, solving complex technology problems for our clients. What makes you a serious competitor? I am a technologist at heart. I have…

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