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Scale Microsoft Cloud Resource Usage Up or Down with Ease

Arraya Insights| January 28, 2016

Imagine not being bound by strict Microsoft enterprise agreements (EAs). Instead, licenses, as well as support for those licenses, scales up or down based on need. In a pre-cloud world, the flexibility to make changes on the fly like this didn’t exist. Scaling licenses or support meant either waiting out an EA or working with […]

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3 Ways We’re Improving Alert Monitoring to Better Serve You

Arraya Insights| January 26, 2016

We admit it, we’re proud of Alert, our enterprise monitoring and support platform – we’re just not so proud that we think it’s beyond improvement. We’re always looking for ways to better the services we provide our customers, and Alert isn’t exempt from this mindset. In fact, we’ve invested a significant amount of time over […]

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How Office 365 Can Help Prevent a Reply-All-pocalypse

Arraya Insights| January 21, 2016

Time Inc. had a funny problem recently, at least funny from the outside. Someone innocently enough sent an email with a question about their benefits to an open distribution list for Health and Wellness instead of to HR. From there, people started to reply all, wondering why they were getting that email and not thinking that […]

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Users & Malicious Emails: Stay Safe with Rapid Threat Containment

Arraya Insights| January 20, 2016

Picture this: An end user manages to overlook the red flags and clicks on an email attachment that actually contains malware. So what happens next? According to industry averages, it can take IT roughly 100-200 days to detect and solve the subsequent problems. That’s more than enough time for the malware to inflict some significant […]

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Did these updates to PA’s 9-1-1 laws fly under your radar?

Arraya Insights| January 19, 2016

Heads up: Businesses located in Pennsylvania that utilize a multiline telephone system (MLTS) will want to take note of a pair of recent changes to the state’s 9-1-1 laws. The bill – which had been designated as HB 911 for obvious reasons – was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf late this past June. […]

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Cloud-based or Onsite Backups? 3 Ways Cloud has the Edge

Arraya Insights| January 14, 2016

For years cloud-based backup solutions were dogged by concerns about availability, cost, and, perhaps the biggest of all, entrusting company data to an outside partner. However, the tide has turned. Support for more-traditional, onsite backup and recovery options has eroded according to data collected by Dimensional Research. In fact, 89% of companies surveyed said they […]

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No Matter Your IT Needs, There's a Blade Server for You

Arraya Insights| January 13, 2016

Think your organization isn’t big enough for blade servers? That may have been true once upon a time, but it isn’t the case anymore. In today’s landscape everything from small-to-mid-sized IT environments, remote offices, branch locations and more are able to benefit from the performance and power of blade servers – thanks to UCS Mini […]

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Experts: Data Centers to Lean on Hyperconverged in the Years Ahead

Arraya Insights| January 11, 2016

Here’s an IT prediction for 2016 and beyond: If it’s not already, Virtual SAN (VSAN) from VMware and hyperconverged infrastructure in general could soon become a major part of your data center. There was no crystal ball needed to devise that prediction. It’s based on the findings of multiple industry-leaders in the field of IT […]

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Short on Time and Data Center Resources? Here's a Solution

Arraya Insights| January 7, 2016

Patience is not a virtue today’s business world has in abundance – but that’s no longer an issue thanks to Cisco UCS Director. This solution replaces the time-consuming manual tasks needed to provision and de-provision data centers with quick and efficient automation. This ensures when new opportunities arise, the necessary data center capabilities will be […]

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Office 365 E5: Put Voice on Your New Year’s Resolution List

Arraya Insights| January 5, 2016

Years ago, I worked for a small company in Allentown, PA. It was my first IT Manager role and my responsibilities were all-encompassing. Unlike previous jobs which let me focus on Microsoft technologies, I suddenly had to support everything from servers to desktops, email and applications, data centers, networks and voice. It was my very […]

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