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Posts by Jonathan White

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Cloud | October 4, 2018 by Jonathan White
When it comes to the cloud, IT leaders need to be very careful about choosing which workloads to migrate first. Here’s why: delivering business value upfront creates momentum and support for future cloud initiatives.
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Cloud | November 24, 2017 by Jonathan White
There’s a simple reason why one in three businesses say their cloud migration was more expensive and complicated than expected. They planned it wrong!
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Cloud | October 11, 2017 by Jonathan White
If you already know which workloads to move to the cloud and in what order, then you are ahead of the curve! For everyone else, the question remains: How do you get moving on cloud application migration in a material way? And where do you start? While it is tempting to pick from a branch of low-hanging fruit, you need to do your research first. Only with due diligence and the proper methods can you create an effective cloud roadmap.
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Last month, Cisco, in partnership with Citrix, announced the expansion of their virtual networking portfolio with a custom version of Citrix’s NetScaler virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC). As the BYOD trend continues to test IT infrastructures, virtual networking and programmable overlay networks have met the challenges of: Limited scalability of network services bound to physical hardware […]
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From the experts | March 8, 2013 by Jonathan White
Storage always makes me think of the late, great George Carlin’s classic comedy routine about stuff. “Sometimes you’ve got to move, you’ve got to get a bigger house. Why? Too much stuff! You’ve got to move all your stuff. And maybe put some of your stuff in storage. Imagine that – there’s a whole industry […]
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As computing transitions from the PC era to one in the cloud — where mobile workers need to access media-rich applications from any device, anywhere, anytime — enterprises are relying increasingly on desktop virtualization. And for good reason. It offers real benefits like security, flexibility and cost-savings. For end users, it means that if a […]
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From the experts | September 29, 2011 by Jonathan White
  Your data backup and recovery systems are like your insurance policy. Knowing that you have a process and system in place to ensure your data is secure and recoverable quickly and reliably means you can sleep at night knowing that your valuable corporate assets are safe. But wait, have you tested your tape backup […]
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From the experts | June 29, 2011 by Jonathan White
Dear Frank, The users in my organization have a variety of mobile devices, everything from Blackberries to iPhones to laptops and iPads. How do I ensure a secure, mobile experience for them no matter what device they are on? From, Mobily Challenged Dear Mobily Challenged, This is a common question that I get from almost […]
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From the experts | June 28, 2011 by Jonathan White
This is the second in a series about how Softchoice implemented BYOC. We hope you find the series interesting and look forward to your comments and thoughts on your experiences. Building the team: You start with inviting a great marketing person to the team. OK, most BYOC teams don’t have someone like me blogging about the process, and […]
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From the experts | June 22, 2011 by Jonathan White
With the rapid increase in everyone’s needs for mobility, wireless technologies are becoming more and more important all the time. A well implemented wireless network improves productivity by providing employees with the tools to access their network wherever they are—whether at work, at home, or on the road. A wireless infrastructure must take into account […]
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From the experts | June 16, 2011 by Jonathan White
Over the years, data centers became fragmented, with numerous types of proprietary software living in silos inside specialized hardware components – making them complex and frustrating to manage. Today, virtualization helps absorb and minimize this challenge, but creates another: Server and application sprawl from explosive data growth. Server and application sprawl will cost you A […]
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From the experts | June 2, 2011 by Jonathan White
In Part 1 of this post, I blogged about how more and more companies are catching on to the value and importance of virtually storing their data. Storage virtualization offers the flexibility to simplify and modernize IT systems and control costs with as little disruption to a business’s data availability as possible. But while it […]
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From the experts | May 31, 2011 by Jonathan White
Organizations of all sizes implement virtualization to gain efficiencies for both IT and the company. Typically, the server admin group leads this charge by running other virtualized servers on “virtual hosts,” or existing physical servers. In other words, it is possible to implement server virtualization without ever changing the server, storage, or networking hardware. From a […]