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How to Overcome Turbulence and Find Flexible Stability in the Cloud

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 29, 2020

If the cloud was seen as the future back in our pre-pandemic world, then our current reality has done nothing to change that perception. In fact, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic seems to have heightened interest in the cloud. One study, Flexera’s 2020 State of the Cloud Report, found nearly 6-in-10 (59%) expect cloud use to […]

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Mastering Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 26, 2020

Understandably lost in the chaos of mid-March was a news item our engineers wanted to circle back to concerning Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. As part of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure’s 3.0 release, VMware announced the solution would include full, native support for Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop platform, finally paying off months of buildup. […]

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Dell EMC Targets Unstructured Data with Isilon Replacement PowerScale

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 25, 2020

PowerScale, the latest entry in Dell EMC’s storage portfolio and the official successor to the Isilon solution line, reached general availability recently. With this new release, Dell EMC seeks to address the ever-expanding need for help managing and storing unstructured data, particularly in the form of documents, images, and videos. Research firm Gartner anticipates this […]

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Expert Q&A: Keeping Workers Connected with Microsoft Teams

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 18, 2020

Work from home policies have taken center stage throughout the coronavirus pandemic. For many organizations, Microsoft Teams serves as the keystone of those policies. In this video, we connect with Arraya’s resident Teams experts, Chuck Kiessling (Director, Presales Solutions) and Matt Amato (Arraya’s Cloud Solutions Architect), to learn more about the platform and how to […]

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Ask A Tech: Should You Be Using Microsoft Quick Assist?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 15, 2020

One of the many operational challenges resulting from our current normal is the fact that, even though technology has never been more important to our daily routines, support for that technology has never been farther away. Right now, if something were to go wrong with a user’s machine or mission critical application, help wouldn’t be […]

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Webex Events, Microsoft Teams and the New Normal for Live Events

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 9, 2020

Events are a huge part of our year at Arraya. Our technical teams are always well represented at leading conferences like Microsoft Ignite, Cisco Live and Dell Technologies World. We’re not just attendees, but hosts as well. Last year, Arraya presented more than 30 events, featuring content largely generated and informed by the experiences of […]

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Cisco Solution Support or Smart Net: Which is Right for You?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 4, 2020

If something breaks in your multi-vendor technology environment, who are you going to call? Given the intricate web of IT products and vendors today’s organizations leverage, it’s a question not so easily answered. Cisco’s 2020 CISO Benchmark Study found 86% of organizations use technologies from as many as 20 separate vendors. While trends of vendor […]

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Hardware Analysis: Cisco’s IP Phone 6871 Looks Like A Winner

David Finnegan David Finnegan| May 22, 2020

As many organizations start looking to the cloud for calling services, a new phone in the Cisco 6800 IP Phone lineup has caught my attention. Previously, customers considering this move would be, essentially, asked to choose between features and cost when picking a device. That choice is no more thanks to the recent release of […]

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Dell EMC PowerStore: 7 Stats That Set It Apart

Ron Longley Ron Longley| May 21, 2020

Right around this time in an average year, I’d be fresh off a trip to Las Vegas for Dell Technologies World. My head and notebook would be packed with thoughts of new products, key updates and strategies on helping Arraya’s customers benefit from everything I’d just seen. To put it mildly, so far this year […]

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Embrace the ‘Future Normal’: Prepping Your Team and Tech for What Comes Next

Harry Chen Harry Chen| May 7, 2020

All across the country, states shut down to help combat the spread of the coronavirus have started planning for what comes next. What exactly that’s going to look like will vary, not just from state-to-state but also from city-to-city, town-to-town, etc. Here in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf outlined a broad plan to begin the piecemeal, […]

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