TechXperts Red Hat Open Shift Enterprise Workshop

TechXperts Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Workshop on 7th May in London

Join TechXperts for a FREE Technical Workshop on Tuesday 7th May, at Red Hat’s London office.

In this hands-on, technical workshop you will get the unique opportunity to explore Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise – the new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that allows you to easily build, run, and manage applications in the cloud.

  • Learn about Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise. Discover how to automate IT processes to streamline application service delivery, increase developer efficiency, and use your application infrastructure more effectively.
  • See the technology in action, with a Red Hat Solutions Architect demonstrating advanced features, such as Scalability, Monitoring and Deployment.
  • Share your thoughts and ideas. Find out what others think about the new technology, and talk through your ideas with a Red Hat Solutions Architect.

This is the first of two workshops within the current TechXperts series, focusing on Red Hat’s cloud computing solutions.

Places are limited, so learn more and register now to avoid disappointment.

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Tape No Longer a Reliable Option for IT Managers Seeking to Eliminate Single Point of Failure

Acronis Survey shows that Organizations Adopt Cloud for Secure Data Protection As Tape Failure Rates Reach 75 Percent

According to a recent survey from Acronis, conducted by Redmond Magazine, 59 percent of organisations recognise the dangers of Acronis Survey shows that Organizations Adopt Cloud for Secure Data Protection As Tape Failure Rates Reach 75 Percentmaintaining just one form of backup, and many are looking to the cloud to eliminate a single point of failure. In fact, nearly a quarter already back up to the cloud as a secure off-site solution.

It’s no surprise that organisations are seeking more secure data protection option, as 75 percent of survey respondents experienced tape failure in the last year, and 22 percent see phasing out of legacy backups as a future challenge. IT departments see the cloud as a highly beneficial off-site storage solution to resolve such issues, with 43 percent of survey respondents cited the extra layer of data protection as the primary benefit of cloud, while 24 percent were most attracted to the underlying cost savings.

“Organisations no longer have to incur the risk of a tape failure when staging to cloud can provide the simple added layer of protection that organisations need. Old tape options are still used by many organisations despite the high failure rates, and it is fast losing its reputation as an effective  technology with tolerance for downtime reaching near-zero and the velocity of critical data is only increasing. Forward looking IT organisations should be thinking ‘cloud first’ when assessing effective recovery strategies,” commented Scott Crenshaw, Acronis senior vice president of strategy and CMO.

In order to avoid a system relying on a single point of failure and ensure data protection, Acronis recommends organisations adopt a 3-2-1 backup strategy: Keep three copies of data, one primary and two backups; store backups on two types of media; and keep one copy of data off-site. The cloud clearly plays an essential role in the 3-2-1 strategy as a highly secure and cost-effective off-site storage solution, and cloud backup adoption is quickly gaining ground. Now, organisations must focus on integrating personal devices into their backup strategy to ensure availability, accessibility and protection of data, regardless of where it resides.

But, in order to develop a truly comprehensive data protection strategy, companies must also incorporate personal device backup and protection. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) remains an obstacle for IT departments, and a quarter see personal device integration as their biggest backup and data recovery challenge. While the cloud is becoming an increasingly viable form of off-site backup, 65 percent of organizations admit to not backing up personal devices to the cloud.

“Protecting personal devices cannot be a grey area in a data protection strategy that is only tested and maintained for data on desktop or corporate laptops. Legacy backup and recovery policies simply won’t stretch to meet today’s always-on demands. CEO’s are some of the biggest users of the personal iPad for business use – they need to be sure their data is safe.”

To view Acronis’ survey infographic, visit: http://www.acronis.com/promo/cloud/.

Related Webinar Alert:Acronis_Webinar

If you are looking for a backup and recovery solution specifically for virtual machines in VMware vSphere environments, then we would suggest that you register for a webinar on Thursday 21st February at 10:00 GMT.  Find out more and register herehttp://bit.ly/UC939T

To request a call back for more information on Acronis solutions including where you can purchase from, contact us today

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WEBINAR: Finding the Top Users of Bandwidth on Your Network

If there is one question on the lips of network managers across the world, it is:

How do I find the top users of bandwidth on my network NetFort Webinar Technology4Business

How do they find the top users of bandwidth on their networks?

It is always recommend that finding the top users of bandwidth can be broken down into two steps. First, you need to gain visibility into what is happening on the network; then you need to associate this with usernames

We invite you to join us for a free webinar with Darragh Delaney and Aising Dillon or NetFort Technologies who will show you how to find the the top users of bandwidth on your network.

Webinar Agenda:

1) Sources of user data on computer networks
2) What you need to be logging in Active Directory
3) Associating packet and flow data with usernames
4) Finding out where user devices are plugged into your network

Duration:
Approximately 30 Minutes.

Presenters:
Darragh Delaney (Head of Technical Services)
Aising Dillon (Head of NetFort Support)

Use the following links to register:
Thursday 21 Feb. 14:00 (GMT):  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/366186257
Thursday 21 Feb. 17:00 (GMT):  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/708329745

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Join TechXperts for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Workshop in London on February 15th

We have exciting news of an event for business users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  You are invited to join TechXperts for a FREE Technical Workshop on Friday 15th February, at Red Hat’s London office.

In this hands-on, technical session you will explore the new features within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, and discover how to leverage them to get more from your Linux infrastructure.

  • Learn how to use emerging features, such as High-Availability, clustering, and the new in-built virtualization and cloud support capabilities.
  • Play with the technology in a demo environment, with a Red Hat Solutions Architect on-hand to guide you through the process. Learn how to use Linux Containers and how to configure Cgroups.
  • Collaborate with other Red Hat users. Get their take on the new features, and find out how they plan to leverage them within their own organisations.
Red Hat TechXperts Technical Workshop

Red Hat TechXperts Technical Workshop

This is the third series of TechXperts workshops, designed to bring together Linux users to exchange ideas and interact with new Red Hat Technologies.

As always, places are limited and we expect attendance to be high, so learn more and register now by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/akt8wsc

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WEBINAR TODAY: Learn about the latest EnterpriseDB Product Updates with Senior Product Manager Gary Carter

PostgreSQL is the #1 enterprise-class open source database with a feature set comparable to the major proprietary RDBMS vendors and a customer list that spans every industry.  EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus solutions let you confidently develop and deploy PostgreSQL-backed applications that scale all the way from embedded solutions to massive OLTP and data warehouse systems that serve thousands of users.

Join Gary Carter, Senior Product Manager, EnterpriseDB for a webinar covering the latest product updates.

Gary Carter Sr. Product Manager EnterpriseDB

Gary Carter Sr. Product Manager EnterpriseDB

  • Gary’s presentation will review 3 product releases including Postgres Plus Advanced Server v9.2, Postgres Enterprise Manager v3.0 and xDB Replication Server v5.0.
  • Postgres Plus Advanced Server provides performance features, security and Oracle compatibility. Advance Server will give you the additional speed (and bonus ROI) in your working environment.
  • Postgres Enterprise Manager trial became available in November. It is the only tool of its kind where you can manage, monitor, and tune PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server databases from a single graphical console.
  • xDB Replication Server is an asynchronous, multi-master or single master replication system that is easy to install and configure and provides a rich graphical management console. The multi-master system provides enhanced read scalability and write availability while synchronizing data continuously between masters complete with automatic conflict detection and resolution.

Date and time: Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:00 GMT Time (London, GMT)

If you cannot attend the live presentation, you can register and the recording will be emailed to you.

Register now for this and future EntepriseDB webinars here:

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WEBINAR: Rethinking Identity and Access Governance in a World of Change and Complexity

Organisations and the environments they operate in are more complex than ever and they are also experiencing unprecedented change. Budgets are shrinking, cloud computing and SaaS present compelling options, attacks are on the rise and regulations continue to impact operations.

It is more critical than ever to understand Identity and Access strategythe access your users have and what they are doing with the access they have been granted. Knowing who has access to what, why they have the access, when they got the access, etc. are all required, but this information resides in the business rather than IT.

Discover how empowering your users to manage and review their access can help you mitigate risk, ensure compliance and reduce overall costs.

KuppingerCole´s Principal Analyst Martin Kuppinger will give you an overview on the criteria to look after before deciding on your future Identity and Access strategy. As the second speaker in this webinar, Jörn Dierks from NetIQ will describe some Best Practices and how Identity and Access Governance solutions from NetIQ have been implemented.

Register today to join this webinar to learn more about this topic.

Date: 31st January 2013, 14:00 GMT

Speakers:
Martin Kuppinger (KuppingerCole)
Jörn Dierks (NetIQ)

For more information about the Identity and Access Governance solutions from NetIQ and other technology solutions for business and public sector organisations, including where you can purchase from, contact us today

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EVENT: SolarWinds Technology Preview Day on board the HMS Belfast in London

We have exciting news of an event on board the HMS Belfast for the IT Management community.

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Iconic HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

Join SolarWinds and Interactive Ideas on Friday 8th February on board the iconic British battleship HMS Belfast, to explore the new and exciting additions to SolarWinds’ Award-Winning IT Management solutions.

In this FREE Technology Preview Day, you will discover how to leverage SolarWinds to overcome the most complex challenges affecting your IT department:

  • Learn all about the new SolarWinds developments, and get a sneak peek into some of the upcoming features and releases happening this year!
  • Hear how the University of Warwick has solved their IT management challenges, whilst generating greater Return on Investment with SolarWinds.
  • Explore the technology in a live demo environment, with a team of SolarWinds System Engineers on-hand to demonstrate key features and answer your questions.

As a special promotion, everybody that attends will receive a 25% SolarWinds discount voucher! Places are limited and we expect attendance to be high, so click here to learn more about the event and register now.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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SolarWinds IPAM Case Study

CASE STUDY: SolarWinds IPAM saves time and safeguards quality for Open Line

Open Line, a mature managed service provider based at Maastricht-Airport in The Netherlands, has steadily increased the operational efficiency of its cloud solutions, project and consultancy business groups over the past seven years by using a range of SolarWinds solutions.

Download the Case Study to learn more

Download the Case Study

SolarWinds regularly enhances and updates its IT Management product portfolio which has allowed Open Line’s Managed Services business group to safeguard its service level quality. For instance, SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM), has allowed the company to progress from using spreadsheets to monitor customers’ IP addresses, to relying on IPAM’s centralised IP management. IPAM has also simplified capacity management, saving up to 10 hours a month in IT staff time.

Download the full Case Study

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WEBINAR: Learn how to monitor BYOD on your network effectively

Forrester’s latest report on mobile adoption in the enterprise found that 66% of employees now use two or more devices every day, including desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. A smaller, but notable 12% percent said they now use tablets at work. That’s still far fewer than the 50% who report only using a desktop, or the 82% who use a desktop alone or alongside other devices.

66% of employees now use two or more devices every day

66% of employees now use two or more devices every day

"She won't take much more of this."

“She won’t take much more of this.”

Meanwhile, 55% of organizations stated that supporting a larger number of smartphones was a high or critical priority over the next 12 months, while 52% said the same of supporting tablets like Apple’s iPad.

We invite you to join a webinar presented by Darragh Delaney Head of technical Services at NetFort which will show you how to monitor BYOD activity on your network.

Getting this visibility into exactly what your network users are doing will help you ensure that you network does not suffer due to user actions.

Find out how BYOD is affecting your network on Friday, January 18, 2013 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

Register for this Webinar today: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432130121

About NetFort LANGuardian

LANGuardian captures and analyses the traffic flowing through your network switch, stores it in a database, and displays the details in a web browser.

Read more T4B blog posts on Netfort here

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Kerio Gives Customers Access to a Scalable and Headache Free Email Experience with Kerio Connect 8

 

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Kerio Technologies have launched a new cloud service infrastructure for its partners and customers.

Although Kerio previously enabled its channel partners to host Kerio Connect on their own hardware using the SaaS model, this marks Kerio’s first major push into true, hosted infrastructure services. The first Kerio Cloud offering will be the company’s flagship product, Kerio Connect 8, a messaging (email) and calendaring server.

Unlike cloud email solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps, Kerio offers its customers a private cloud experience, which in turn allows them more control over their own data.

“Pundits have touted cloud services and predicted the demise Scott Schreiman CEO Kerio Technologiesof on-premise solutions for a few years now,” said Scott Schreiman, CEO, Kerio Technologies. “While customer data suggests that onsite servers are still very popular, we think Kerio Cloud is the most secure and flexible solution for the IT guy that is looking for an alternative, but is still evaluating the cloud. Our private cloud not only eliminates the need for partners to carry the hardware burden, it allows them to focus their energy on adding value instead of worrying about the availability of email services.”

The way it works: Kerio Cloud is a hosted infrastructure service that allows Kerio partners to resell Kerio “Software as a Service” to their end customers, eliminating the need to purchase and maintain their own server environments. Kerio will provide its partners with private virtual machines running Kerio Connect 8 in the cloud with some basic configuration. The Kerio partner will take it from thereWalter Huff Huff Technologies, acting as the primary administrator and support contact for their clients.

“We have long offered Kerio Connect as an alternative to Exchange and Google Apps,” said Walter Huff, president of Huff Technologies, a Kerio preferred partner in Jacksonville, Florida. “As email has moved to the cloud, I was anxious to participate in the Kerio Cloud beta program, and after testing with my clients, I can report that the reliability, security and ease of administration rivals any other email service on the market.”

Kerio Connect 8 features the new Kerio Connect client, which is a completely redesigned Webmail experience that has been rebuilt from the ground up to deliver the performance and experience users expect from a modern web application. Email, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes are fully functional in the Kerio Connect client.

In addition to this new cloud offering, Kerio Connect 8 continues to be available as an on-premise server solution and through our existing SaaS hosting partners.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides unified collaboration, communications and security solutions for businesses and organisations worldwide that prefer a simple approach to IT.

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