SmartCloud Notes Faces End of Life – Where to Go Next

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 29, 2019

Earlier this summer, IBM and HCL Technologies completed a deal that has, no pun intended, left many organizations’ cloud futures up in the air. Under the deal, which began making headlines last December, HCL purchased a chunk of IBM’s collaboration, commerce, digital experience, and security software portfolio, including its Notes and Domino services. Initially, customers […]

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Expiring Certificates: How to Prevent Cisco 5508 WLC and AP Disruption

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 9, 2019

Does your organization have Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) deployed in its environment? If so, connectivity problems could be on the horizon. With the help of our Network and Security team, let’s explore the root cause of this issue. Then, we can turn to how to prevent it. The basic rundown goes like this: […]

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Making Sense of M365, O365 & Microsoft Modern Desktop Licensing

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 6, 2019

Let’s admit it, in terms of branding, Microsoft 365 and Office 365 look similar. Some might say too similar. However, beyond the marketing exists two distinct solutions. One offering embodies the in-demand idea of the modern desktop. The other is simply a part of the modernization puzzle. We sought out, with a hand from our […]

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How 63% of Technology Leaders Slash New Deployment Risk

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 1, 2019

Are you deciding between handling your next IT project in-house or working with a partner? You might want to go with the partner. Now granted, our opinion on this topic is hardly objective. Instead, let’s check in with a less biased source: Forrester Consulting. In a recent infographic, the consulting firm documented just how much, […]

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Cloud Governance Made Easy with 4 Built-In Azure Tools

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 29, 2019

Cloud is no longer a new frontier as some 80% of organizations leverage one form of it or another according to ITPro Today and Dell EMC’s State of the Cloud study. Yet, that doesn’t mean life in the cloud, or the journey to it for that matter, is easy. Challenges remain and the way organizations […]

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Safety in the Cloud with Dell EMC Data Protection for VMC on AWS

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 12, 2019

Back in the spring, we wrapped up a months-long deep dive into the features and benefits of VMC on AWS. Along the way, we covered NSX integration and native tools, as well as the solution’s ability to power migration simplification and disaster recovery. However, a topic came up at our recent Arraya Solutions Tech Summit […]

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4 Ways VeloCloud Fits Into Your SD-WAN Strategy

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 10, 2019

Toward the end of last year, Gartner released its first-ever Magic Quadrant devoted specifically to SD-WAN, or as Gartner formally defined it, WAN Edge Infrastructure. The “Leader” quadrant was relatively sparse, but there were two names in there with which Arraya (and our regular blog readers) are very familiar. Cisco is one of them. Last […]

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When to Trust in TACACS+: 3 Use Cases

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 3, 2019

These days, everybody is looking for a cyber security silver bullet. Organizations want something flashy, new, and most importantly, capable of besting any threat or malicious actor that may cross its path. TACACS+ is none of those things. In truth, that perfect cyber security cure-all may never materialize. Instead, the most successful security postures use […]

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Why It's Time to Take a Second Look at Microsoft Teams

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 28, 2019

When’s the last time you checked out Microsoft Teams? For some organizations we work with, it’s been a while. When Microsoft’s unified communication platform launched just over two years ago, some of these businesses saw it almost as the Wild West. End users had the reins and they could spin up teams and share files […]

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SharePoint Tip: Use this Script to Archive Your Way to Greater Performance

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 25, 2019

A common problem with SharePoint, regardless of version, is that once a list or library has more than 2000 items in it, performance is impacted. Once you reach 5000 items, the impact becomes severe. The issue lies with a fundamental part of the interaction between SQL and SharePoint and, because of that, it is not […]

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