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To Splunk or Not to Splunk

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

To Splunk or not to Splunk is the question that a lot of customers have been asking themselves, as well as, what is machine data and why do I care. The answers to those questions differ wildly between organizations.  Splunk, since its beginning has always wanted to be an application that makes all machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone in an organization, and it shows.  Use cases and company logos using Splunk vary tremendously. Over 10,000 customers in 100 countries, including 80 of the Fortune 100, are using Splunk today.

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Topics: Big Data, User Behavior, Machine Data, Splunk

Why Avamar

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

The question really shouldn’t be “why Avamar?” but instead why NOT? If you haven’t looked in a few years maybe you should look again.  With the introduction of the Dell EMC Data Protection Suite, Avamar can be packaged to almost any budget, without compromising any of its features. If anything the DPS Suite adds additional functionality that in years past would have added cost.  The DPS Suite gives customers the choice to license Avamar either by the amount of data they are backing up or by the number of ESXi sockets they have.

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Topics: Avamar, Backup, Dell, EMC

What's The Hype on VxRail?

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Wed, Aug 17, 2016

VCE is the converged infrastructure business unit of EMC. There are three products in the lineup, Vblock, VxRack, and VxRail and all are developed to provide the highest level of availability and support. With a VCE solution there is one point of contact for all support issues for hardware and software. Today we will be introducing EMC’s simple to manage, hyper-converged offering, VxRail.

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Topics: Converged, VMware, VSAN, vSphere, Vxrail, EMC, Vblock, VxRack

What I Learned at Cisco Live

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

New product highlights and existing product updates.

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Topics: Cisco, Cisco Tetration Analytics, Cisco AnyConnect, Cisco Defense Orchestrator, Cisco FirePOWER, Cisco Live, Endpoint Security, Network Functions Virtualization, Product Updates

Is Cisco Cloud Web Security Right For You?

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Cisco Cloud Web Security or CWS as its known is a cloud based security offering from Cisco. CWS provides comprehensive defense, advanced threat protection and superior flexibility for organizations small and large. To enforce security, Internet traffic is redirected from the branch office location using either an existing Cisco infrastructure, such as the venerable Cisco ASA or multifunctional ISR series router. Alternatively, a host side proxy or agent software can also be deployed. CWS can even be bundled with the widely popular Cisco AnyConnect VPN software, making the “cloud attach” security deployment simple and flexible.

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Topics: Cloud Security, Cisco, Cloud, CWS