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[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Data Storage, Data Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, Data Security, Microsoft Azure

In the case of an outage, it's important for organizations to prepare their disaster recovery (DR) strategy now so they have a plan in place to prevent business downtime and revenue loss.

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Comparison of 10Gb Cabling Options for Your Data Center

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Dan Troup [fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Data Storage, Networking

So you've selected the server, storage and networking technologies to setup your data center. Now how do you connect it all together? There's a little more to the answer than just “with cables.”

Let's look at the most common methods of connecting servers and storage to switches using 10Gb Ethernet capable network adapters and cables.

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Nimble Storage Announces New All Flash Array Series + 2 Upcoming Events

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 26, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Data Storage, Lewan Events, Lewan News & PR, Disk Performance, Nimble Storage, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

Nobody likes to wait. And time spent waiting for an application to respond is, at best, wasted staff time, and at worst, lost revenue or lost customers. To meet this demand for high performance, always-on infrastructures, one of the most exciting partnerships we’re able to offer our clients is Nimble Storage.

Our customers already rave about the simplicity and performance Nimble has brought to their infrastructures with hybrid storage arrays, and now this week, Nimble has announced a new family of storage arrays built with only flash drives, the Predictive All Flash Array (AFA).

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Still running VMWare vSphere 5.1? Time to plan your upgrade!

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] February 24, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere

Do you know what VMWare vSphere version you're running? If its 5.1 or below, it's time to think about upgrading so you don't lose support.

Last week I went into a customer environment to talk about infrastructure planning and found that they were on an old 4.x version of vSphere, which went end-of-general-support back in 2014, yikes!

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VMware 2016 Launch Recap: Feature Changes & Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Networking, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter

As a VMware solutions provider, last week was an important week for announcements of changes to the VMware product line. In a series of launch events titled The IT Agenda for 2016: Enabling the Digital Enterprise, the VMware team from Palo Alto outlined a number of feature changes, major product revisions and improvements to licensing options. If you missed the launches, here's a recap of the highlights and changes you need to know about.

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Partner Spotlight Video: Fortrust Data Center Services

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] January 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Data Storage, Fortrust, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, IT Solutions

Lewan’s cloud, hosting and managed services sit atop the Fortrust data center to provide a solid foundation for our service delivery. We provide an array of IT support and infrastructure options to our clients and having a stable, 100% uptime environment helps us deliver world class support services to our clients.

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Lewan Named as 2015 CRN Triple Crown Award Top IT Services Companies

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] December 9, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Virtualization, Data Storage, Data Backup & Recovery, Lewan Awards & Certifications, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, Data Security, IT Solutions

Lewan Technology is proud to announce that we have been honored with the esteemed 2015 CRN Triple Crown Award, recognizing standout top IT services companies. Lewan was chosen as one of just 57 North American companies to qualify for the list.

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Atlantis USX 3.0.1 Release: New Features Update

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] September 10, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, Data Storage, VMware vSphere

Last week Atlantis Computing released the 3.0.1 version of their USX SAN virtualization and acceleration software. So what new features in Atlantis USX 3.0.1 GA should you know about?

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Lewan receives Customer Satisfaction Excellence distinction from Cisco

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] August 4, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Data Storage, Lewan Awards & Certifications, Cisco, Networking, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Data Security

Lewan is pleased to announce we have again achieved the Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence award, the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program.

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What is an IOP and why do I care...disk math, and does it matter?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] June 14, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, Data Storage, NetApp, Cisco, Disk Performance, Nimble Storage

I'll start by answering the title question first. IOP is an acronym standing for Input Output Operation. It does seem like it should be IOO, but that's just not the way it worked out.

A related fact to note: we generally talk either about total IOPs for a given task, or we talk about a rate - IOPs per Second typically, noted as IOPS with a capital "S". And with that, the Wikipedia portion of today's discussion is complete. Let's move on to why we care about IOPs...

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