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  • High Availability, Inc. Named to the 2020 Fast Growth 150 List by CRN®

    High Availability, Inc. Named to the 2020 Fast Growth 150 List by CRN®

    August 3rd, 2020
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    Audubon, PA, August 3, 2020 - High Availability, Inc. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named High Availability, Inc. to its 2020 Fast Growth 150 list. Each year, CRN® recognizes the fastest-growing technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants across North America for the substantial growth and performance they’ve achieved over the previous two years. The elite group of companies named to this year’s list have generated a combined total revenue of more than $37.8 billion between 2018 and 2019.

    "We are very excited to be one of only three companies in the nation to be named to the CRN's 2020 Fast Growth 150 for 6+ consecutive years," said Steve Eisenhart, Chief Executive Officer of High Availability, Inc. "Our continued investments in our business, people and partners have led to incredible year-over-year growth and taken us to new heights. I would also like to recognize and thank our customers for their continued trust and loyalty as we would not be in the position we are without their support. We are excited about where we are as an organization and will push to make it seven straight in 2021." Eisenhart concluded.

    Today’s solution providers vie for market share within the highly competitive, fast-paced IT channel, making sustained growth and profitability noteworthy achievements. Ranking within the top 150 requires companies to continuously evolve with the seismic shifts taking place within the marketplace. The 2020 Fast Growth 150 list recognizes these companies’ extraordinary accomplishments and dedication to the IT channel.

    “Evolution within the IT ecosystem is occurring at breakneck speed. The CRN® 2020 Fast Growth 150 list highlights the achievements of elite industry-leading companies in the IT channel and their ability to innovate in an ever-changing market,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company®. “The extraordinary group of companies on this year’s list serve as an inspiration, setting an exemplary level of excellence for us to follow. We are excited to honor these industry leaders and wish them continued success in the years to come.”

    A sampling of the 2020 Fast Growth 150 list will be featured in the August issue of CRN® Magazine. You can view the complete list online at www.crn.com/fastgrowth150.

    High Availability, Inc. is a premier solution provider and integrator of data center products and cloud services. High Availability, Inc. solves complex business challenges by architecting and implementing forward-thinking technical solutions, while forming trusting, collaborative relationships. By taking a hands-on, consultative approach, the High Availability, Inc. team creates custom tailored systems and solutions to fit both current requirements and future IT and business needs.

    About The Channel Company®

    The Channel Company® enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com 

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    For more information about High Availability, Inc., please contact Liz Thompson, Marketing Manager, at (610) 254-5090 ext. 256 or lthompson@hainc.com

  • High Availability, Inc. Named to the 2020 Solution Provider 500 List by CRN®

    High Availability, Inc. Named to the 2020 Solution Provider 500 List by CRN®

    June 2nd, 2020
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    Audubon, PA, June 1st, 2020 - High Availability, Inc. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named High Availability, Inc. to its 2020 Solution Provider 500 list.  Each year, CRN releases its list of top 500 solution providers, a ranking of the leading IT channel partner organizations across North America by revenue. CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list serves as the industry’s benchmark for recognizing the top-performing technology integrators, strategic service providers, and IT consultants, and as a valuable resource for technology vendors looking to partner with top solution providers.

    "We are honored to be recognized on CRN's Solution Provider 500 list for the 8th year in a row," said Steve Eisenhart, Chief Executive Officer of High Availability, Inc. "We are especially excited about improving our ranking by 30 spots to 194! This wouldn't have been possible without our incredible team, devoted customers, and supportive business partners."

     “CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list showcases the top IT channel partner organizations across North America,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This year, companies on this list represent a combined revenue of $393 billion, a data point that underscores the impact and influence these solution providers have on the IT industry. On behalf of The Channel Company, I’d like to congratulate these companies for their outstanding contributions to the growth and success of our industry.”

    CRN’s complete 2020 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.CRN.com/SP500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.

    High Availability, Inc. is a premier solution provider and integrator of data center products and cloud services. High Availability, Inc. solves complex business challenges by architecting and implementing forward-thinking technical solutions, while forming trusting, collaborative relationships. By taking a hands-on, consultative approach, the High Availability, Inc. team creates custom tailored systems and solutions to fit both current requirements and future IT and business needs.

     

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    For more information about High Availability, Inc., please contact Liz Thompson, Marketing Manager, at (610) 254-5090 ext. 256 or lthompson@hainc.com

  • Cisco and Meraki Midyear Updates

    Cisco and Meraki Midyear Updates

    June 1st, 2020
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    Summer is almost here and there has been a ton of updates coming from Cisco and Meraki SD-WAN land. With partner, user, and product conferences going virtual, product information has been flowing. In case you missed anything, I will run through some important updates below.

    Meraki SD-WAN

    Meraki licensing is getting complicated! A new MX tier has appeared. Secure SD-WAN Plus App Health, WAN Health, VoIP Health (not just Meraki Voice), VPN exclusions(application-based), Adaptive Policy (Tag-based), and new Meraki Insights are all available at this new tier. Meraki brings to light a slew of developed features and abilities. W Insights, WAN health, and others have been available for some time in the Beta form. More recently, these features have been worked into production versions of code. The cost for these features has historically been a “bolt-on”. With the new MX tier, all of these features are lumped in and made available. Meraki’s 3 tier MX licensing aligns nicely with the Cisco / Viptela packages, which are essentials, advantage, and premier. 

    What’s next for Meraki? The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software integration is showing some progress. Closed Beta testing is in process and will be wrapping up later this summer. Canned Meraki setup scenarios seem to be the play initially here with the MX250/450 and MX67/68 hardware. The AnyConnect flexibility and features available with ASA and FirePOWER look to be safe for now.

    Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela)

    Cisco SD-WAN software now supports some UC functionality.  Yes, it sounds like something it should already do. The UC feature has been a staple in traditional WAN architecture. As an active voice gateway or just offering inbound voice services and local survivability functions, it was a sweet spot. With this update, a large scale Cisco iWAN customers can look to upgrade. Initially, T1 and DSP resources supported will be limited but additional hardware will be added in future software releases. The CLI Add On Feature templates are also being introduced. If it can be done via CLI, this feature will let you do it with vManage. UC brings lots of complexity to how things are set up and configured with flexibility being the culprit here. Templates can help standardize UC setup and configs moving forward but adopting existing operations needs to be front and center.

    Finally, a universal software image for ISR1K, ISR4K, and ASR1K routers is now available. Version 17.2 brings a single image allowing users to choose an operational mode.   Autonomous mode is for legacy IOS-XE operation.  Controller mode brings you to SD-WAN world with a reload needed to change modes.  This release also integrates Umbrella cloud security (SIG) allowing for auto-tunnel creation.  Previously, manual tunnel creation was required and this feature allows for ease of setup and deployment of Cisco Secure Cloud Security.

    Cisco also now has a Cellular gateway. This allows for prerecession placement and better cellular coverage primary for WAN connectivity needs. A major prerequisite for real 4/5G performance is a good signal. Most network closets don’t have great cell phone coverage. Ask any network engineer troubleshooting an issue with the console connected in a dark closet. An antenna on the roof and a direct 30 ft cable to your router would get you 20– 100 Mb with a 1 – 2 % packet loss over 4G. If you aren’t a utility you probably don’t own your building. This making drilling / poking holes in your ceiling less acceptable. The Cellular gateway is mounted where you get a good signal. It then converts and hands that connection off in an ethernet frame. You “switch” the connection to where it’s needed. What’s new about this, is that Cisco vManage can manage the cellular gateway. It can make power adjustments, take performance metrics, and alert when perceived metrics or availability changes. The Cellular unit supports PoE and external DC power supply input and dual SIM card for carrier diversity.

     

       

     

    SD-WAN has been hotter than ever.  Cisco has Enterprise Agreements to help offset software subscription costs and free router bundles making getting started easier than ever.  Reach out today and let us know how we can help get started.

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Names High Availability, Inc.  A Winner of The Delaware Valley Top Workplaces 2020 Award

    The Philadelphia Inquirer Names High Availability, Inc. A Winner of The Delaware Valley Top Workplaces 2020 Award

    April 20th, 2020
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    The Philadelphia Inquirer Names High Availability, Inc.
    A Winner of The Delaware Valley Top Workplaces 2020 Award

     

    Audubon, PA, April 20th, 2020 – High Availability, Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Philadelphia Inquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

    “For more than a decade, the Top Workplaces award has helped organizations stand out among their competitors to attract talent,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “This differentiation is more important than ever in today’s tight labor market. Establishing a continuous conversation with employees so you have a deep understanding of your unique culture is proven to help achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. No longer is recognition simply a much-deserved cause for celebration, but it’s fast becoming mission-critical to establish a competitive advantage for recruitment and retention.”

    “Being named as one of the top workplaces in Philadelphia for the third year in a row is an honor to the entire team at High Availability, Inc.,” said Steve Eisenhart, Chief Executive Officer of High Availability, Inc. “Maintaining outstanding company culture is of utmost importance to us and this award validates how we have built a positive and successful work environment for both existing employees and new talent. Knowing that employees of High Availability, Inc. are the judge of whether we are deserving of this award is rewarding in and of itself.”

    Click Here to see the full list of winners.

    About Energage

    Energage, a certified B-corporation, offers web-based solutions and advisory services that help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. Home of Top Workplaces research, Energage offers solutions that collect, understand and amplify the voice of the employee, enabling organizations to reduce unwanted turnover, lower recruiting costs and increase retention. Based on more than 13 years of culture research, advanced comparative analytics, and patented algorithms trained on more than 20 million employees at 58,000 companies, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization. For more information, please visit energage.com.

     

    High Availability, Inc. is a premier solution provider and integrator of data center products and cloud services. High Availability, Inc. solves complex business challenges by architecting and implementing forward-thinking technical solutions, while forming trusting, collaborative relationships. By taking a hands-on, consultative approach, the High Availability, Inc. team creates custom tailored systems and solutions to fit both current requirements and future IT and business needs.

    Click Here for more information about working for High Availability, Inc. and to view open positions.

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    For more information about High Availability, Inc., please contact Liz Thompson, Marketing Manager, at (610) 254-5090 ext. 256 or lthompson@hainc.com

  • Free Trial Offerings from Partners of High Availability, Inc.

    Free Trial Offerings from Partners of High Availability, Inc.

    April 14th, 2020
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    During this time of uncertainty, partners of H.A. are offering free trials to our customers. There is no better way to find out if you need a product for your infrastructure other than through a free trail. If you are interested in or have questions about any of the following, please do not hesitate to reach out to your account manager today!

    Evolve IP

    • Collaboration and Workspace Options

    Inference Solutions

    • Virtual Agents

    8x8

    • FREE Video Meetings on Google Chrome or your Mobile Device

    Zoom

    • 40-minute time-limit lift for basic accounts for K-12 institutions

    LogMeIn

    • GoToMeeting Licenses FREE for three months

    inContact

    • CX@home – A no-charge option to aid in your quick transition to a home-based environment

    Vonage

    • VBC platform (UCaaS) 3 months
      • Vertical Specific Remote Work Offer
      • Business Continuity Offer

    DialPad

    • DialpadTalk and UberConference PRO Versions FREE

    Spectrum

    • Temporary upgrades of fiber circuits to support remote users

    Cloudfare

    • Cloudfare Access FREE through September 1, 2020

    CrowdStrike

    • Existing Customers ONLY
      • Burst Licensing Program – Available FREE from 3/16/2020 – 5/16/2020
      • Falcon Prevent for Home use- - Available FREE from 3/20/2020 – 5/16/2020

    Curvature

    • Offering 3-6 month contracts to enable business continuity and greater flexibility

    Nutanix

    • 30-day FREE trial of Xi Frame for unlimited users

    NVIDIA 

    • 90-day Evaluation – will now support 500 users so you can assess Quadro vDWS and GRID vPC software

    Palo Alto

    • Existing NGFW customers can receive a FREE GlobalProtect subscription for 90 days
    • New Prisma Access Customers can receive a FREE accelerated deployment and onboarding of remote users
    • Existing Prisma Access Customers- Palo Alto will cover unanticipated spikes in onboarding capacity at no additional cost for 90 days.

    Ring Central

    • Three months FREE of service for K-12 and healthcare providers

    Riverbed

    • FREE 90-day trial licenses of Riverbed Client Accelerator (formally called Steelhead Mobile) to SteelHead installed base customers.

    Qumulo 

    • FREE Qumulo software for any entity working to combat COVID-20 and working to find a cure
      • Does not have to be medical or research organization

    Zix

    • FREE Healthyemail – available for any organization that needs to send secure messages and large files
    • Complimentary Office 365 Security Auditing Services
  • Partner Webinar Series

    Partner Webinar Series

    March 27th, 2020
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    Being stuck in your home should not have to stop you from becoming educated in different areas that will benefit your infrastructure. Partners of High Availability, Inc. are offering several different webinar series focused on how to protect, backup, and secure your business.

    Continue to check back as this list will continually be updated!

    NetApp- NetApp Predicts 

    • 1:00 p.m. EST
      • July 24- NetApp Predicts - Azure usage will skyrocket with unrivalled NFD/SMB support
      • Register Here

    Palo Alto Networks- Webinar Series

    • 11:30 a.m. EST
      • June 10th- PanHandler/Skillets – Bacon and Eggs??? Not Quite!
      • June 24th- BPA – Plastic of Security Best Practices
      • July 8th- Why Wildfire? Automation in Threat Protection
      • July 22nd- Navigating Support – Finding the Best Path
    • Register Here

    Elastic- Webinar Series

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  • 5 Ways Cisco Is Helping Remote Employees to Work Efficiently

    5 Ways Cisco Is Helping Remote Employees to Work Efficiently

    March 24th, 2020
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    Cisco is making it easier and more affordable than ever for employees to collaborate and connect. With their current promotions and offerings around their collaboration tools, your team will be able to formulate business continuity plans and scale out quickly to support remote workers.

    1. Free Webex Online
      1. With more and more people working from home, and some for the first time, Cisco is offering its online Webex platform to individuals and small businesses for free! Utilizing the free online version is an excellent alternative for low volume license requests. Users will get access to unlimited meetings (up to 100 participants), mobile and desktop meeting abilities, screen sharing and recording (1GB of cloud storage), and unlimited messaging with Webex Teams! Click Here for more information.
    2. Webex Enterprise Trials
      1. A free Webex Enterprise trial, at either 30 or 90 days in length, is the perfect starting point for organizations looking to provide host meeting accounts to employees and need centralized administrative management and reporting capabilities. The trial will give you access to unlimited video meetings and webinars (up to 200 participants), recordings, content sharing, unlimited messaging through Webex Teams, desktop and mobile app experience, analytics, and so much more! Keep in mind; you’ll need your VAR (Value-Added Reseller) to get you access to this offer. Reach out to your dedicated H.A. Account Manager or contact us directly.
    3. Free Trial for FedRAMP Organizations
      1. FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) organizations are also able to take advantage of Cisco’s free unified communications trials. The FedRAMP product has extra security measures in place like continuous monitoring for cloud products and services, and password requirements for all meetings. The trial, which only includes access to the Cisco Meeting Center for up to 200 participants, is available for 50 seats per customer with the ability to go up to 1,000 seats for 90 days. You’ll need to work with your VAR to take advantage of this offer. If you’re interested, please reach out to your dedicated H.A. account manager or contact us directly.
    4. Free Virtual Events
      1. Did you have to cancel a large live event recently? Perhaps your mid-year kick-off or upcoming tradeshow? With Cisco and Vbrick you can bring your event back to life through live streaming with Rev. Rev is the industry-leading enterprise video platform, and Cisco and Vbrick have teamed up to offer free trials! For a limited time, your organization can host three events for up to 500 participants each or one event for up to 5,000 participants. The offer includes live streaming, slides, chat, and Q&A! Click Here for more information.
      2. P.S. Make sure to check out our latest blog on the vendor tradeshows that just went digital! I wonder if they are using Rev…
    5. Expansion Opportunities for Existing Customers
      1. Cisco is making it easy, and affordable, for current subscribers to expand their Webex capabilities to accommodate your new fully remote staff. With Cisco’s “Surplus Usage Waiver Period”, which takes place from February 1st until May 31st, current subscribers can add 20% more accounts for Webex Meetings, Events, Training, Support, and Teams at no additional cost during the waiver period. This offer only applies to EA (Enterprise Agreement), and User Meeting and Named User subscribers. If you’re interested, please reach out to your dedicated H.A. account manager or contact us directly.
  • High Availability, Inc. Named to the 2020 Tech Elite 250 by CRN®

    High Availability, Inc. Named to the 2020 Tech Elite 250 by CRN®

    March 23rd, 2020
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    Audubon, PA, March 23rd, 2020 - High Availability, Inc. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named High Availability, Inc. to its 2020 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list acknowledges the top tier of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size. These organizations have differentiated themselves as premier solution providers, earning multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations, and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers.

    Each year, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-centric technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have earned these elite designations — enabling them to deliver exclusive products, services, and customer support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

    “We are excited to be included in the 2020 CRN Tech Elite 250,” said Steve Eisenhart, Chief Executive Officer of High Availability, Inc. “Over the last ten years, we have invested more in engineering than all other departments combined. We have seen tremendous value when it comes to on-going education, training, and certifications for existing and emerging technology partners. We are continuously investing in additional engineering talent to support our expansion into new practice areas like Security, Cloud, and Managed Services. We recognize the value our engineers bring to our end-user community and are dedicated to doing all we can to deliver top-notch support and service.”

    “Solution providers that continue to pursue vendor certifications and extend their skill sets across various technologies and IT practices are proving their commitment to delivering the greatest business value to their customers through an incomparable level of service,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our CRN Tech Elite 250 list recognizes leading solution providers with expansive technical knowledge and esteemed certifications for exactly that reason.”

    Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the February issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com/TechElite250

    High Availability, Inc. is a premier solution provider and integrator of data center products and cloud services. High Availability, Inc. solves complex business challenges by architecting and implementing forward-thinking technical solutions while forming trusting, collaborative relationships. By taking a hands-on, consultative approach, the High Availability, Inc. team creates custom-tailored systems and solutions to fit both current requirements and future IT and business needs.

     

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    Media Contact:

    For more information about High Availability, Inc., please contact Liz Thompson, Marketing Manager, at (610) 254-5090 ext. 256 or lthompson@hainc.com

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