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  • Characteristics of a Good IT Professional

    Characteristics of a Good IT Professional

    July 8th, 2016
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    Recently, my golf partner asked me a question while we were waiting for a storm to pass.  We were sitting in the clubhouse talking about what kind of person makes a good IT professional, and what qualities or circumstances make for a really great IT person.  After thinking about this for a while, I came to a few conclusions...

  • H. A. Storage Systems, Inc. Places #321 on CRN's 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

    H. A. Storage Systems, Inc. Places #321 on CRN's 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

    June 10th, 2016
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    H. A. Storage Systems, Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named H. A. to its 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. The SP500 list is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

  • How to Choose an All-Flash Array

    How to Choose an All-Flash Array

    April 5th, 2016
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    As of June 2015, Gartner recognized 13 vendors in their Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays -- four leaders, one challenger, three visionaries and five niche players. All 13 vendors provide a roughly 10X IOPS performance increase as compared to spinning disk and submillisecond latency. With so many choices, and nearly identical IOPS and latency numbers, how does one choose an all-flash array that is best for them?

  • Utilizing the UCS Capability Catalog

    Utilizing the UCS Capability Catalog

    April 4th, 2016
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    I recently worked with a customer who had a UCS environment with UCS 6248 Fabric Interconnects and 5108 blade chassis with B200 M3 servers. They wanted to create a new workload in UCS and sought to boot the OS from the newly purchased 120G SSDs supplied by another Cisco reseller.

  • DMVPN – What Is It? When Should I Use It?

    DMVPN – What Is It? When Should I Use It?

    April 4th, 2016
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    Numerous customers have presented us with design challenges that can be resolved via the use of DMVPN.  What is DMVPN? Where does it fit? What do I need to implement this solution? This article will answer those questions and more.

  • Time to Get Serious About IPv6

    Time to Get Serious About IPv6

    April 4th, 2016
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    If you work with networking systems, you’ve probably, by now, at least heard of IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol. And you probably haven’t done much else with it, either. Many commercial businesses haven’t. In 2011, the Internet Authority for Names and Addresses (IANA) allocated the last IPv4 address blocks (the addressing scheme and protocol most people just call “IP”) to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Earlier this fall, the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN), the RIR for the Americas, announced that its remaining inventory of IPv4 address blocks had reached zero. 

  • H. A. Storage Participates in Giving Tuesday

    H. A. Storage Participates in Giving Tuesday

    December 1st, 2015
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    In honor of Giving Tuesday, and in the spirit of the holiday season, H.A. Storage is launching a campaign to raise money for children with pediatric cancer.

  • What is Next-Generation Firewall, and Why Does Your Company Need it?

    What is Next-Generation Firewall, and Why Does Your Company Need it?

    October 16th, 2015
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    In the past few years, a surge of Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) products have been growing in popularity and market share in the enterprise IT security arena. Just what is NGFW, and how does it benefit your business? This article will explore the challenges faced by modern enterprises with regard to effectively firewalling network traffic, and reveal how NGFW solutions can address those challenges. 

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