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  • Storage in a Flash

    January 6th, 2017

    Government agencies rapidly collect data - many organizations are turning to flash storage for the speed, flexibility and performance they need.

    Phil Dunn
    Federal Team Lead, Nimble Storage Team at Carahsoft
  • Storage and Efficiency in a Flash

    September 13th, 2016

    As agencies continue to collect data on their constituents, employees, cities, businesses, and more, their storage needs change and expand dramatically to match this exponential growth. Traditional storage methods are simply not capable of keeping pace with agency’s growing volumes of data. Furthermore, antiquated storage solutions, which rely on aging servers and physical storage areas, are not compatible with the agile methodologies and confluence of online applications that modern agencies demand. To perform in today’s economy, organizations must move to virtualized storage and servers. These systems which support growing workloads are also more compatible with the DevOps ideology, requiring less hardware to get the job done and scalable storage options. State and local agencies across the country are turning to Nimble Storage to achieve the agility, scalability, and cost performance they need to meet their IT goals.

    John Liebold
    Senior Account Manager, Nimble Storage Team at Carahsoft
  • You’ve Decided to Virtualize. Now What?

    July 20th, 2016

    The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was launched nearly five years ago and, in that time, 22 of the 24 participating agencies have reported achieving desired cost savings through cloud and virtualization. The Department of Defense alone estimates saving $68 million from their virtualization and system reduction efforts. The Department of State saved $9 million from just the reduced energy costs when servers were virtualized. With these very real savings virtualization is an obvious move; still, agencies should not rush into the effort and expect immediate return on savings. The process takes time, effort, and organization-wide support.

    Maryam Emdadi
    Vice President, EMC
  • National Security Empowered by Crime Data

    May 10th, 2016

    Statisticians in West Virginia are completing important work that helps law enforcement agencies better protect our streets and improve national security. With the largest repository of fingerprint data and criminal history, the analysis of this big data is helping to catch criminals and offer enforcement agencies across the country information on the state of crime in their communities. All of this and more is happening at the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), which was established as part of the FBI in 1992 and is the largest division of the agency today.

    Liz Losi
    Director of Sales, Google Team at Carahsoft
  • Finding a Needle in the Email Haystack

    March 31st, 2016

    Consider the number of email messages and mailboxes stored in your organization’s Microsoft Exchange server backups. If you needed to find a single email message in your backup, how long would it take? Traditional methods of granular Exchange item restoration, such as using single mailbox or “brick-level” backups, are typically very slow and often expensive due to the additional storage space required. Another alternative – restoring a full backup to a recovery server – can take many hours to complete and requires an additional hardware purchase.

    Catalina King
    Storage Solutions Director, Carahsoft
  • Unlimited Storage Means Limitless Possibilities

    March 29th, 2016

    Earlier this year, Google announced that U.S. government agencies can choose Google Apps for Work to store unlimited data and content. With storage caps no longer a barrier, more agencies can take advantage of the collaboration efficiencies and cost savings of Google for Work. With predictions that government agencies can save up to 70% by switching to Google Apps, obstacles to adoption are still being shattered.

    Liz Losi
    Director of Sales, Google Team at Carahsoft
  • The Track for Future Infrastructure

    March 21st, 2016

    EMC recently announced the release of VxRail, a hyper-converged infrastructure that seamlessly integrates with existing VMware ecosystem management solutions for streamlined deployment and management in VMware environments.

    Maryam Emdadi
    Vice President, EMC
  • When Storage is More Than Just Storage

    January 29th, 2016

    IT storage really needs a new name. Today’s leading storage vendors, like Nimble Storage and their Adaptive Flash solution, go beyond holding data and make it easier to manage and build upon.

  • 5 Reasons Encryption is the Solution for Data Security

    November 30th, 2015

    The term “data at rest” is misleading. In an age of cloud and virtualization of everything - from applications to storage to infrastructure, data very rarely has time to “rest” as it is constantly being called on. Add to that the growing sophistication and commitment of hackers, and you have smart IT security teams looking at new ways to secure data.