Meet Data Center Evangelist – Mickey Cullop

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As you may already know from my previous blogs, I’m Red River’s confirmed data center evangelist for the Federal, Healthcare and Civilian markets. I believe that if we solve larger problems that are affected within the data center, we can ultimately ease the workload and burden on all of the users that interface with those systems. I’ve been in IT …

IT WITHOUT BORDERS

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Fulfilling the Promise of Deployable Solutions MOVING BEYOND THE BACK OFFICE The men and women of today’s military, government and public sector agencies require extreme flexibility. Far from being constrained to a traditional brick-and-mortar office space, these individuals and teams are in the field, moving freely within the communities they serve, and oftentimes, spread across the globe as they deliver …

Engineering a Connected World with Wade VanGuilder

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With so many advancements in mobility, networking, collaboration and unified communications, Federal agencies and business enterprises can quickly increase their overall effectiveness and capabilities by simply investing in new technology. This is especially true with the latest communication systems, which can have a lasting impact on any business regardless of industry. As Red River’s Senior Director of Technical Services, I’m …

Improve your data center with converged infrastructure [Infographic]

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These days, data centers are everywhere and they’re only becoming more prevalent – 87 percent of business with data centers plan to increase spending over the next year, with 1 in every 4 planning to invest within the next fiscal quarter. Converged infrastructure could be that next big investment for data center decision-makers. Let’s take a look at just a few …

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Converged vs. Hyperconverged: Which is Right for Your Organization?

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  Converged infrastructure combines compute, storage and networking technologies for data centers. Although the converged components are all housed together, they each retain their independent functional identities. However, vendors pay close attention to enhanced connectivity by validating compatibility before point of purchase. In short, everything works together right out of the box, either as a connected unit or separate modules. …

Why Switch to Converged Infrastructure?

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Although converged infrastructure has been around for a while now, it’s still viewed by the data center community as the “young upstart” intent on disrupting legacy architectural models. So, what makes converged infrastructure so enticing? As the Senior Systems Engineer and Red River’s resident converged expert, I can help provide an answer. Suits Many Different Use Cases Converged architectures, which …

Mobile threats at a glance: What’s putting your data at risk?

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Enterprise mobility doesn’t have to be an antithesis to data security. With some insight into mobile threats and solutions to mitigate those risks, organizations can have the best of both worlds. Devices left unmanaged Mobility is the ultimate productivity tool – it’s the freedom to connect and collaborate wherever and however you want on the devices that align best with your …

WHY BOTHER WITH SUPPORT?

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Something’s Rotten in the Data Center When you invest in IT, you expect it to work. It’s all too easy to focus on the benefits new hardware or software solutions promise to deliver, particularly when those shiny, pre-tested, fully-integrated racks are deployed, or you roll out a leading-edge application across your IT environment. But it’s bound to happen. Before too …

Does your strategy for enterprise mobility cover all 3 security bases?

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Mark your calendars: 2015 was the year U.S. business owners learned the hard way their cybersecurity strategies need greater attention. According to a report compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center, commercial businesses experienced 4 out of every 10 publicly reported breaches across all sectors last year. More alarming, the math seems to indicate an evolution in the nature of enterprise breaches …

A Passion For Support Services

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Saying I have a passion for Support Services may be an understatement. After 13 years in the Services field, I would venture a guess that I’ve specialized in Support Services longer than most anyone in the industry – and I absolutely love it.  Support Services is complex and sends nearly everyone running. Not me. I’ve made it my mission to …

Stay prepared for the future with enhanced enterprise mobility

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The people have spoken, and they want to use their smartphones and tablets during the workday. By 2018, 7 out of 10 on-the-go professionals will regularly use their personal smart devices to conduct business, according to Gartner. That’s a big difference compared to a decade ago when Palm Pilots and BlackBerry phones were corporately owned and strictly regulated. But the …

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Microsoft Office 365 – The Benefits and Challenges

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Recently, Office 365 has been garnering a lot of attention for being a reliable service for businesses to organize their operations. Allowing companies to access business emails, documents, and collaboration tools from any location. Office 365 offers access to your most critical business applications from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. But does it truly live up to all its …

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A Discussion on Security ‘Matters’ – Advancing Safety with Video Surveillance

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Welcome back to our blog series on modern physical security solutions and technology. If you recall from our discussion last week when we outlined the 4 major areas of physical security, I mentioned that video surveillance is one of the most requested and employed security solutions. The use of video for threat detection and loss prevention is universally applied to …

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A Discussion on Security ‘Matters’ – The 4 Areas Of Physical Security

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After working with various organizations across America to develop physical security solutions, I have seen the dire need for more proactive security measures for commercial and federal agencies. While there is a new focus on cyber attack prevention, organizations must protect against physical security breaches. Luckily for companies with security concerns, physical security technology continues to improve at a tremendous rate. So …

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What to Know About Software-Defined Storage (Part 3)

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Part 3: Software-Defined Storage – Unlocking the Future of Data Center Storage Welcome back everyone to the third and final part of our SDS series! If you’ve haven’t checked out the first two installments here’s a link to part one of this SDS blog series and to part two. In part one we covered SDS basics, and in part 2 …

Red River Awarded “Coolest Companies for Young Professionals”

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I’m pleased to announce that Red River has been awarded the “Coolest Companies for Young Professionals,” from the sixth-annual Rising Stars Awards! For those who may not be familiar, Rising Stars Awards is an initiative of the organization Stay Work Play. The awards were established to celebrate New Hampshire’s young professionals and the companies that support them. Red River has …

Beyond SDS – Transitioning to the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Cloud

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Under incredible pressure to speed IT service delivery, lower costs and improve responsiveness, it’s no wonder so many agencies and business enterprises are expressing keen interest in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and proactively working to leverage virtualization and Cloud computing.  However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the complexity that can accompany an actual transition to virtualization, SDDC and …

What to Know About Software-Defined Storage (Part 2)

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Part 2: Breaking the Hardware-Centric Approach to Storage Welcome back everyone to Part 2 of our 3-part series on software-defined storage (SDS). Last week, we examined the storage problems facing data centers and the solutions that SDS can bring. Click here if you haven’t read Part 1 or just want a quick refresher on SDS. Now that we’ve talked about …