The end of Invicta – a story about flash

So last week Cisco officially announced the end of Whiptail, or Invicta if you only heard about it post-acquisition, their all flash storage option.  Honestly, Whiptail was never very interesting to me.  They were not a leading all-flash vendor when they got purchased and Cisco either never let them become one or they were not technically [...]

By | July 28th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

July 24th – Seven Steps to Smarter Backup – AngelBeat Seminar

Dell Backup/DR/Data Protection for Physical, Virtual, Cloud Platforms with Waypoint Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity is vitally important in today's always-on world. But when data can be at rest, in use or in motion - and stored on physical, virtual and/or private/public/hybrid clouds - a cost-effective and manageable solution can be very challenging. Dell and its partner [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Event|0 Comments

Sometimes, The Cloud Brings Rain

Here at Waypoint, we leverage Office 365 for our primary services.  Email, IM, Sharepoint, CRM, all of this sits in the hallowed datacenters of Microsoft, protect by a team of thousands with hordes of Surface tablets guarding the front door.  For a company our size, it makes tons of sense.  I mean, sure, we have [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

July 29th – Easy Wins for Better Security

By | July 14th, 2015|Event|0 Comments

Infrastructure Security – Protecting your infrastructure from the key holder

Who has control of your network?  As a business owner, your immediate response is probably “I pay for it, I control it.”  We’ve run into a few situations lately where this may be a little more complicated than you think.  First, a quick lesson in IT infrastructure: Most of them run a Windows Domain. This [...]

By | July 8th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

June 25th – Endpoint to Perimeter: Network Protection That’s Inside Out and Outside In

Protecting the security of your IT environment today is more difficult than ever. Multiple market trends are placing increasing pressure on IT: expanding compliance regulations, evolving user behavior and the reality of ever more frequent and sophisticated threats. Security considerations have moved beyond just BYO to BYO everything—requiring you to secure more devices, more operating [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Event|0 Comments

June 25th – Easy Wins for Better Security

By | June 17th, 2015|Event|0 Comments

Object is coming

“Object is coming” Almost as ominous as a tag line from a now-famous pay-television series.  Storage is changing in the marketplace today in some interesting ways.  At one point in time, every one aspired to have centralized, block storage.  That was the mark of the growing company.  When virtualization came along, it almost mandated that [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

Moving a Datacenter – Easy enough right?

So I think it's datacenter moving season in Texas.  Maybe it's because the summer is slow, or schools out.  Either way, the number of requests for us to assist with a DC move are on the rise for us.  Waypoint is unique in our end to end infrastructure expertise.  Since we carry storage specialists with [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|Technical Musings, Why Waypoint|0 Comments

Network Disaster Recovery and your Campus LAN

We were at a customer site the other day discussing disaster recovery.  It was a customer that had 5-6 locations in a narrow proximity to each other, connected by some back haul dark fiber.  All of this fiber came back to a central location where the primary server farm sat.  Not a bad design - [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments