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Creating Your Own Threat Intelligence

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| March 23, 2017

During my time in a previous role, I remember attending a vendor presentation where the salesperson listed all the reasons why I needed to invest in a third party threat intelligence service.  Most of the pitch was aimed at the attack trends happening in my industry and how to stay safe. His presentation got me […]

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Managed Services: Who’s Actually Answering the Phones?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 22, 2017

Something’s wrong in your data center – who are you going to call? If your organization works with a Managed Services provider, that’s likely your answer. However, who specifically is going to pick up the phone? Will it go to someone local you know and trust? Someone who understands your environment? Or will your request […]

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Don’t Get Caught in a Data Hostage Situation

Eric Dougherty Eric Dougherty| March 16, 2017

By now we’ve all heard about ransomware and the massive financial implications it can have on business. While ransomware is an example of something coming in and infecting you, the converse can be a risk. With the ease of cloud accessed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, your data can be outside of IT’s control extremely easily. Two […]

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Don't have 6-9 months to prep for Windows 10? Don't worry

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 14, 2017

What are your plans for the next 6-9 months? If your business is looking at Windows 10, you might already have your answer. That’s how long IT should spend preparing for a Windows 10 migration according to a White Paper from Gartner. The research firm concluded doing so would save time and resources during the […]

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The Feature in Dell EMC Unity that Makes Data Center Optimization Easier

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 9, 2017

Take a minute to imagine your ideal data center. Now compare that to the one your organization currently relies on. How are they alike? How do they differ? More importantly: What’s keeping you from turning that fantasy into reality? For many of the organizations our Data Management team talks to, it comes down to two […]

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Is Your Managed Services Provider Making You Feel Boxed In?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 8, 2017

Some Managed Services providers will try to sell you on the value of scope boundaries. They’ll hand you a piece of paper with a list of service descriptions and say “Here’s what we do.” The idea is that your business should squeeze itself into one of their service tiers, and they promise you won’t need […]

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How Dell EMC's DPA Will Have You Feeling Good About Backups

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 2, 2017

Picture having greater insight into your data protection environment. Imagine getting that insight without adding to the workloads of those managing said environment. Now imagine that – and forgive the paraphrase of a popular horror movie trope – the tool that would allow you to do those things is already in your data center. Data […]

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Put Your Incident Response Plan Together Before The Next Attack

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| February 28, 2017

News came out recently that Yahoo agreed to a $350M cut on its sale price to Verizon following the disclosure of two massive security breaches. Yahoo is also on the hook for 50% of any future costs. Some experts are estimating the security breaches will end up costing Yahoo around $1.5B. The Identity Theft Resource […]

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HyperFlex: A Crash Course in Cisco’s Hyperconverged Solutions

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 24, 2017

If hyperconverged infrastructure has yet to make its presence felt in your data center, it may not be far off. Gartner analysts foresee that, within two years, hyperconverged infrastructure – the tightly integrated union of compute, storage, networking, and virtualization capabilities – will enter the “mainstream.” That prediction lines up with statements from Forrester concerning it […]

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8 Lessons from Cisco’s 2017 Cyber Security Report

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 23, 2017

Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report marks the 10th anniversary of the yearly rundown of challenges facing those tasked with ensuring their employers’ digital wellbeing. This year’s report collects the insights of roughly 3,000 Chief Security Officers and security operations leaders from around the world. Surprisingly, amongst the talk of rapidly-evolving, high-tech threats, are a few re-emerging, “old […]

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