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The Power of Partnership: Lessons Learned as a Newbie at Microsoft’s WPC 2016

Erin Steinmetz| July 20, 2016

I was lucky enough to attend Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference for the first time last week in Toronto. I went into the week with all of my sessions and meetings planned out – ready to see, do and absorb as much as possible during the four-day span. I was expecting days filled with product and […]

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Hospital Pays, Ransomware Attackers Want More: A Better Tactic

Arraya Insights| June 2, 2016

Even as examples of backup and disaster recovery mistakes pile up, organizations still don’t seem to be doing all they can to protect themselves. Consider the case of Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, KS. The hospital recently fell victim to a ransomware attack and, in order to regain access to their files, the hospital agreed to […]

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Unescorted Cloud Migration – The First Azure Workload

Arraya Insights| March 18, 2016

I first heard the term “Unescorted Cloud Migration” from our VP of Enterprise Infrastructure, Ryan Benner. It instantly sparked a number of ideas and clicked several things in my mind around challenges I see customers having in adopting cloud solutions. This article is the first part of an ongoing series around different scenarios where Arraya […]

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Securing Your Network Edge and the Data that Crosses It

Arraya Insights| March 16, 2016

Has your boss ever walked up to you and said something like: “We need to better secure our network!”? With the amount of cyber-attacks occurring lately, security is top of mind for almost every organization. Unfortunately, “We need to better secure our network!” is an extremely broad phrase and it doesn’t offer much in the […]

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What to Do When Your Cloud Provider Shuts Down

Arraya Insights| February 18, 2016

Last October, HP announced it was shutting down its public cloud services. This week, we found out that Verizon will be shutting down pieces of its own cloud service by April 12, 2016. While storage services appear to still be intact, this is a risk that a lot of customers might not be willing to […]

Scale Microsoft Cloud Resource Usage Up or Down with Ease

Arraya Insights| January 28, 2016

Imagine not being bound by strict Microsoft enterprise agreements (EAs). Instead, licenses, as well as support for those licenses, scales up or down based on need. In a pre-cloud world, the flexibility to make changes on the fly like this didn’t exist. Scaling licenses or support meant either waiting out an EA or working with […]

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Arraya and CSP: What this Means for Your Relationship with Microsoft

Arraya Insights| December 9, 2015

The cloud has had an impact on almost every facet of life in IT – and the way in which Microsoft technologies are consumed is no exception. In the old days, customers used to have one partner, a LAR (Large Account Reseller) or LSP (Licensing Solution Provider), from whom they purchased their Microsoft licenses. The LAR […]

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Achieving Full Value from the Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft OMS

Arraya Insights| December 1, 2015

Moving to a hybrid cloud model is becoming an increasingly popular point of discussion for organizations across all industries. Once that model is up and running, it isn’t always clear what needs to be done to fully optimize it. This leaves organizations at risk of shortchanging themselves in terms of the benefits they should be […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Microsoft/Red Hat Deal

Arraya Insights| November 10, 2015

Put the rumors to bed because last week it finally became official: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is coming to Azure. Microsoft and Red Hat, a pair of former rivals, reached a long-buzzed about agreement to make RHEL, Red Hat’s enterprise distribution of Linux, available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. This move is being viewed […]

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4 Data Protection Horror Stories – And How Azure Can Help

Arraya Insights| October 16, 2015

How about getting into the Halloween spirit with a few scary stories? Only these aren’t about vampires or zombies, they’re about a real business fear: keeping control over data. While the undead may be enough for some, seasoned IT pros know the threat of sensitive data falling in the wrong hands is where the real […]

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