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Nerdio: How this Management Portal for Azure Optimizes Your AVD Environment

Arraya Insights| October 22, 2021

Businesses and enterprises sent their workforce home nearly two years ago. The remote workforce appears to be here to stay and businesses often turn to Azure Virtual Desktop (formally known as Windows Virtual Desktop) to allow their employees to safely work from home.   AVD provides businesses with remote capabilities by giving employees access to their Windows desktops from anywhere, all while providing security and […]

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In Case You Missed It: A Recap of VMworld 2021

Arraya Insights| October 14, 2021

Last week’s VMworld 2021 kicked off virtually for the second year in a row.   Channel partners, IT professionals, industry leaders, and more logged in remotely to hear about VMware’s latest updates, strategies, products, and plans for the future.   In case you missed it, Arraya’s Data Center team compiled the announcements that should be on your radar:  Dell Technologies Apex Cloud Service with VMware […]

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6 Important Updates and Changes to Expect in VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3

Arraya Insights| October 13, 2021

Transitioning to hybrid cloud has numerous benefits, including data protection, reliability, optimized workflows and resources, and scalability. However, the transition to hybrid cloud can feel overwhelming. With the right solutions, it doesn’t have to be.  VMware Cloud Foundation provides the “simplest path to hybrid cloud through an integrated software platform that is the foundation for both private and public cloud environments. […]

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Tech Overview: Understanding SD-WAN & Its Top 3 Benefits

Arraya Insights| September 29, 2021

Many aspects of life feel unpredictable these days. However, what we can predict is that a hybrid and remote workforce is here to stay. Organizations are adopting a cloud-first strategy to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability that cloud computing has to offer.   Cisco reported that 92% of enterprises have already adopted a multi-cloud strategy. However, dedicated MPLS circuits are no longer enough to ensure security and a reliable connection. This will ultimately affect user experience. With flexible work schedules and employees […]

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How the Dangers of Ransomware are Changing the Cyber Insurance Landscape

Arraya Insights| September 15, 2021

While cyber threats date back decades, 2021 saw an unprecedented increase. Ransomware attacks are leaving victims with financial consequences like we’ve never seen before. Even the U.S. government is stepping in to help improve the nation’s cyber security posture. Meanwhile, the relatively new cyber insurance industry is grappling with unprecedented demand, increased claims payouts, and […]

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The White House Addresses Ransomware: 6 Security Practices to Implement Now

Arraya Insights| September 7, 2021

The 2020’s have been off to a tumultuous start. As the COVID-19 pandemic battles on, another pandemic has been riding its wave. Industries of all types have been feeling the effects of increased cyber-attacks, specifically related to ransomware, and there are no signs that these attacks will slow anytime soon.   Ransomware is commonly spread through phishing scams, in which a malicious actor tricks the […]

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Microsoft Updates Its Servicing Model: Say Goodbye to the SAC and Hello to Azure Stack HCI

Arraya Insights| August 31, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that it will be updating its servicing model starting with Windows Server 2022.   Previously, Microsoft offered two release channels:   Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)  For the LTSC, a new major version of Windows Server is released every 2-3 years and users are entitled to 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. This channel is appropriate for systems that […]

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Windows 365: Top Features and Benefits

Arraya Insights| August 25, 2021

At Microsoft’s most recent Inspire 2021 event, Windows 365 was unveiled as a “new category of computing”. This solution allows you to manage your desktops through subscription and take the operating system for Windows 10 and Windows 11 (once available) to the Microsoft Cloud. As much of the workforce continues to log on remotely, this […]

What 2020 Taught Us About Cyber Security In Education

Arraya Insights| April 1, 2021

It’ll likely be some time before the full story of how COVID-19 has impacted K-12 education is written. However, researchers have at least begun to understand the pandemic’s effects on school districts from a cyber security perspective. It’ll come as no surprise that the threat landscape they faced in 2020 looked very different than those […]

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Sunburst/Solorigate Aftermath: 4 Lessons Learned from the SolarWinds Breach

Arraya Insights| December 21, 2020

Organizations everywhere are only just beginning to come to terms with the Sunburst/Solorigate compromise. Even at this stage, it’s clear the backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring and management platform represents one of the most substantial cyber security breaches in recent memory. SolarWinds’ client list reads like a who’s who of the public and private […]

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