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VMware Horizon 8: 6 Significant Additions (and 2 Subtractions)

Arraya Insights| October 23, 2020

Last month, VMware released Horizon 8, the newest iteration of its application and desktop virtualization platform. As updates do, this one brought plenty of changes, adding new features and capabilities for admins to deploy and subtracting others that, while familiar, have grown replaceable. Horizon, by its nature, is an almost essential tool for the remote-first, […]

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This VMC on AWS News Could Make You Rethink Your Approach to Backups

Arraya Insights| October 22, 2020

Back in the summer, VMware announced the general availability of 2-node cluster support within VMware Cloud on AWS. With this news came the ability for organizations to deploy a production-ready presence inside VMC on AWS using only a pair of vSphere hosts. Previously, VMC on AWS support was limited to 3+ node clusters (as well […]

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Managed Cyber Security or In-House: Which is Right for You?

Michael Piekarski| October 14, 2020

Who wouldn’t love a cyber security silver bullet? Something guaranteed to stop attackers in their tracks. Unfortunately, the reality on the ground is far more complex. What works for one organization may not work for another. This is true not only of the solutions needed to build out a cyber security posture, but of the […]

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How Microsoft’s Surface Duo Just Changed the Game for Mobile Devices

Arraya Insights| October 12, 2020

After months of build-up, Microsoft’s highly-anticipated Surface Duo is now available for purchase. While its moniker seems a reference to the device’s two screens, it’s a fitting name for many other reasons. Even though the Surface Duo is a Microsoft device, it runs on the operating system of a second technology leader: Google. Then, there’s […]

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VMworld 2020 Recap: 9 Announcements You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| October 7, 2020

In a lot of ways, VMworld 2020 couldn’t have been more different than previous iterations of VMware’s annual solution showcase. This year’s event – like so many others in the industry – was all-virtual due to COVID-19. All you had to do to attend was sit down in front of your computer and log in. […]

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Microsoft Reveals the Future of Exchange Server as 2 End of Support Dates Near

Arraya Insights| October 5, 2020

With support set to run out on a pair of Exchange Server solutions in the coming weeks, Microsoft spent part of its annual Ignite conference shedding some light on the future of the platform. As it turns out, that future may end up looking a lot like the present. Those organizations planning to continue leveraging […]

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Don’t Let Your COVID-19 Liability Response Become a Liability

Arraya Insights| September 30, 2020

Concerns around data privacy and data security didn’t vanish with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve only been amplified, especially of late, as reopening organizations have sought to collect more information on their users in the effort to keep them safe. Routine temperature checks, contact tracing – many are counting on these (and similar) […]

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3 Operational Challenges Solved by Cisco ACI Anywhere

Arraya Insights| September 16, 2020

Your data is no longer hemmed in by four walls, so, why should those physical boundaries continue to define your data center? Cisco’s belief (one which Arraya shares) is that they shouldn’t and its ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) Anywhere solution is one way to begin deleting those legacy barriers. This software-defined network offering represents a […]

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10 New Features (Besides Pop Out Meetings) Set to Reshape Microsoft Teams

Arraya Insights| September 10, 2020

Blink and you might miss a new feature or ability going live in Microsoft Teams. After all, as we stated in a recent video on the subject, Teams is anything but a stationary platform. That video focused on Pop Out Meetings, which is just one of several enhancements Microsoft has made recently to its unified […]

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Why Your Company Can’t Afford to Overlook a Web App Vulnerability Scanner

Michael Piekarski| September 9, 2020

Vulnerability scanning is something all organizations should be looking into, if they’re not doing it already. Scanning inside and outside the network can help you identify misconfigurations, cyber security gaps or potentially even regulatory shortcomings. The key is to make these scans a habit. After all, just because you’re secure today doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll […]

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