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Should Azure Stack Be On Your Radar? 5 Use Cases

Arraya Insights| August 29, 2017

There are few organizations whose futures will rest entirely in the cloud. Instead, most will undertake migrations on a case-by-case basis, resulting in a hybrid cloud environment. Workloads will be assessed based on individual need and industry regulations then, depending on the findings, they will either be transferred into the cloud or stored in an […]

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Microsoft Inspire Recap: Inspiring the Future of IT

Arraya Insights| July 14, 2017

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been touting the features and capabilities of Office 365, Azure, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Each product has transformed how businesses operate and has contributed to collaboration, security, and innovation. At Microsoft Inspire 2017, the annual Microsoft partner conference, the messaging was clear. While businesses need […]

3 Ways Dell EMC Cloud for Azure Stack Breeds Hybrid Success

Arraya Insights| June 23, 2017

  There are plenty of binary choices in life – but where your organization’s data lives in the cloud isn’t one of them. Rather than choose between housing data in either a public or a private cloud, many businesses are electing to go with a third option. They’re choosing a path that winds between public […]

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Taking Your First Steps into the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Arraya Insights| May 31, 2017

Working for different cloud providers for the past six or so years, I’ve seen some major changes in how the conversation has gone. Early on, most of the conversations I was involved in revolved around, “What is this ‘cloud’ thing I keep hearing about?” This evolved into “How do I get started in the cloud?” […]

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Highlights and Analysis from Dell EMC World 2017

Arraya Insights| May 17, 2017

The name may have changed, however last week’s Dell EMC World remained an excellent place to get a look at IT’s present and future. The company’s first global conference since last year’s groundbreaking merger did not disappoint those who made the trek to Las Vegas for the conference, which ran from May 8 – May […]

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Is the Cloud Right for Your VDI?

Arraya Insights| April 20, 2017

A few years ago at my previous company, I considered VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) on-premises for a specific use case around engineering. We were trying to build a more efficient way for our engineers to use graphic intensive compute over a centralized connection instead of having to purchase expensive desktops. Unfortunately, we couldn’t justify the […]

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Don’t Get Caught in a Data Hostage Situation

Arraya Insights| 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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Attention IT Managers: Answer the Door

Arraya Insights| January 23, 2017

In my last job, I was an IT Manager responsible for Microsoft and VMware. It was pretty exciting, but mostly because I was working at a semiconductor. We were on the cutting edge of technology in a lot of ways because we were building the technology of the future. Not all IT Managers had a similar experience. IT Managers have been […]

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What to Watch in 2017: Arraya Predicts the Year in Technology

Arraya Insights| January 9, 2017

Unless you happen to have a crystal ball handy, predicting what’s coming next in the fast-moving world of IT is a tall order. We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing: a collection of plugged-in IT experts with diverse skills sets. We decided to tap in to the collective […]

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Digital Transformation in 2017

Arraya Insights| December 28, 2016

I started at Arraya in 2015, finding myself becoming a consultant and leaving IT for the first time in 16 years. In the interview, I asked what the next thing beyond Office 365 was. The context was that, eventually, companies will be moved to Office 365 and that work will dry up. The answer I […]