vCORE Technology Blog
Industry news and expert analysis from our award-winning engineering team.
Jan. 5, 2022 | vCORE Technology Blog
vCORE Cloud Engineering Director Stephen King provides an analysis of several key components of cloud compliance frameworks, considerations and tools.
April 15, 2021 | vCORE Technology Blog
As Kubernetes adoption gains momentum, a cloud-native platform can provide an accessible gateway into the realm of app modernization.
Feb. 25, 2021 | vCORE Technology Blog
IT leaders share insight on what they believe lies ahead as organizations continue to navigate a new normal dominated by remote workers and the need for flexible infrastructure.
Nov. 19, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
While organizations can take action to harden AD, storage, and application environments, a solid ransomware protection environment is quickly becoming another critical part of protecting the crown jewels of our infrastructure.
Nov. 9, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
Station Casinos turned to vCORE for help in modernizing the company’s identity management systems to improve security, automate employee on-boarding and create a powerful new HR platform that runs faster and more efficiently
Oct. 29, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
We examine a real-world example of how hybrid cloud technology from VMware can be used to accelerate the deployment and boost the performance of VDI, especially now, when it’s more important than ever.
Sept. 16, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
vCORE’s own wireless expert, Michael Balasko, recently sat down (virtually) with customers to provide deeper insight into some best practices and challenges they’ll need to address in order to optimize their network performance. Here are five common mistakes he sees, along with some insight into how to correct the problem.
August 31, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
Whether we like it or not, remote work is here to stay. If organizations had known about the huge spike in work from home, the duration of the remote work, and WEREN’T rushed to get everyone connected, what would they have done differently?
August 6, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
Networking for multi/hybrid-cloud environments can introduce unique challenges and complexities. vCORE DevOps Engineering Lead Stephen King discusses how to leverage the right technology and network design to build a successful architecture for multi/hybrid cloud.
June 23, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
Serverless architecture can be quite beneficial to IT organizations as they build out hybrid cloud environments, but it can also introduce some unique challenges. vCORE DevOps Engineering Lead Stephen King provides insight into how to simplify continuous delivery pipelines, lower technical debt, and reduce training costs when implementing FaaS.
June 9, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
vCORE Cloud Technical Director Brent Piatti highlights five key findings from IT decision-makers in the 2020 Flexera State of the Cloud Report and showcase where vCORE Cloud Platforms and Services can help you on your cloud journey.
May 7, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
With economic pressure rising for many companies amid a global pandemic, interest is surging in digital transformation initiatives that provide greater agility and flexibility to meet rapidly-shifting market requirements and business needs.
April 21, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
vCORE’s AWS, Azure, and GCP certified architects can use a tools-based approach to provide a one-time assessment or ongoing managed services to help organizations understand and meet compliance standards in the cloud.
April 14, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
IT leaders around the world are facing immense pressure to maintain service levels while navigating sudden financial constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cloud automation can help.
March 18, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
With an increasingly-large portion of the workforce practicing social distancing to help curtail the spread of novel coronavirus, many enterprises are being forced to revisit their remote access strategy.
March 16, 2020 | vCORE Technology Blog
As the spread of COVID-19 continues to disrupt business operations and place strain on communities across the globe, vCORE Technology Partners stands ready to assist IT organizations as urgent operational needs arise.
Oct. 1, 2019 | vCORE Technology Blog
Technology as a force for good — whether in the classroom or the boardroom, in the data center or at the edge — was a major topic of discussion among a group of enterprise IT leaders who recently attended the vCORE IT Executive Summit in Oahu.
Sept. 5, 2019 | vCORE Technology Blog
Highlights included the unveiling of a new product portfolio designed to control Kubernetes clusters, major updates to the vRealize Automation solution, and further advances in software-defined networking. Our team shares their notes and observations in our conference recap.
Aug. 15, 2019 | vCORE Technology Blog
Enterprise cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure manufacturer Nutanix has named vCORE Solutions Architect Jeff Groom as the company’s 2019 Partner Systems Engineer of the Year for Southern California. We asked him five questions about his job, technology trends and personal interests.
July 16, 2019 | vCORE Technology Blog
Accomplished cloud technology leader Brent Piatti, one of the key minds behind the successful development and unveiling of the Dell Technologies Cloud earlier this year, has joined the vCORE team as Technical Director of Cloud Platforms & Services. We posed five questions about his personal background and vision for the cloud team.
May 23, 2019 | vCORE Technology Blog
Software-defined technology is rapidly changing the way networks are managed, provisioned and secured. Here are a few key tips to help IT teams avoid some mistakes when embarking on their software-defined journey. Number 1? Understand and document your application dependencies. Learn more in our latest technology blog.
March 21, 2019 | Kurt Huegin, Director of Network Solutions, vCORE
I came across an article recently regarding CCIE relevancy, and it sparked some interesting conversations with my fellow network nerds. Is the CCIE worth the time? Are the tested traditional networking skills valuable in light of today’s software defined trends?
It’s clear the software defined transition will be a gradual one, and the most valuable skill will be in building a bridge from here to there.
Nov. 20, 2018 | vCORE Technology Partners
Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are providing powerful new tools to help IT security professionals protect company assets and sensitive data, but the human element continues to pose significant challenges, according to a panel of experts recently assembled for the vCORE IT Security Forum in Phoenix.
Sept. 12, 2018 | Kurt Huegin, Director of Network Solutions | vCORE Technology Partners
vCORE has invested heavily in enterprise network capabilities, including SD-WAN with Cisco and Viptela. We believe a unified approach with a single policy across wired, wireless and VPN will be required to make the most of software defined technologies.
Achieving Cisco’s Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization is recognition of this investment. Our sales and engineering expertise across campus networking, wireless, ISE, and SD-WAN were all required to achieve this milestone.
Sept. 5, 2018 | vCORE Technology Partners
Among a massive throng of 21,000 attendees at VMworld 2018 last week in Las Vegas, a handful of vCORE engineers scoured the labs, training sessions and workshops in search of valuable, relevant insight to share with clients and the vCORE team.
Somewhere between the Elvis impersonators, Stormtroopers and an appearance from NBA superstar Klay Thompson, our team found a trove of information on the latest product developments, technical trends and the human impact that makes all of the technology worthwhile.
If you weren’t able to attend the conference — or even if you did, since there was simply too much for anyone to fully digest — you may find some interest in several key takeaways provided by three members of the vCORE team: Robert Johnson, Scott Reynolds and Eddie Jones.
Aug. 1, 2018 | vCORE Technology Partners
With the end of general support for vSphere 5.5 less than two months away, IT organizations will need to decide quickly, if they haven’t already, how to upgrade their environment to a supported level or purchase extended support.
There are a few different upgrade options to choose from, including three newer releases of vSphere, two of which are under support until November 2021. For users who are unable to upgrade before vSphere 5.5 general support ends, there is also an option to purchase extended support.
Here’s a closer look at each of the options available to extend your vSphere support life.
June 12, 2018 | Steve Leavitt, Founder/CEO
When it comes to building a world-class IT Solution Provider, size matters for sure – but expertise, speed, agility, and stellar support matter much more.
We think it makes sense to be big enough to do a lot but to make a conscious effort to not try to do everything. We do plan to continue to expand our geographic reach and will certainly add more solution capability, but if the day ever comes when we have to choose between growth and quality, that choice has already been made.
Quality, expertise, and support are the foundation. Additional size is optional.
May 22, 2018 | Sal Icban, Solutions Architect
The IT landscape is evolving, and sometimes it may feel like it’s in constant disarray with no clear path to standardization. HCI solutions from Dell EMC and Nutanix — and their supporting software stacks like vRealize Automation and CALM — can help accelerate the adoption of these next-generation technologies.
Flexible deployment options that mirror public cloud cost models are starting to catch on, and software that can broker workload-placement regardless of location, hypervisor, networking constraints as well as provide visibility to improve cost efficiencies is constantly improving. HCI solutions are quickly becoming the go-to platform for building out this cloud-like infrastructure at scale.
May 9, 2018 | vCORE Technology Partners
Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell took center stage for the company’s massive conference in Las Vegas last week, which was historic in its scale and scope, combining all of Dell’s seven brands for the first time. From Dell EMC to VMware to Virtustream, the company flexed its tech muscle and outlined its vision for the future in front of more than 10,000 IT leaders, analysts and others.
IT news source CRN compiled what they considered to be five of Michael Dell’s boldest statements during a keynote that touched on many of the industry’s hot-button issues, including cloud, software-defined infrastructure, Internet of Things and more.
Here’s a look at each of those statements, combined with our own thoughts on each of the issues.
March 20, 2018 | JR Garcia, Senior Solutions Architect, Networking
Many networkers continue to manage their devices box by box using SSH, telnet, and CLI – despite knowing the industry is moving toward automation, programmability, and controller-based configuration.
Too often, we spend our time memorizing commands and reusing configuration templates from past projects while the rest of the industry races forward.
As the worlds of development and infrastructure start to merge, organizations will need engineers who have a deep understanding of networking and how systems communicate.
March 5, 2018 | Jon Bartlett, Senior Security Architect
Serverless or FaaS computing is becoming a very popular way to deploy applications, as it helps IT organizations avoid paying for unused, idle resources.
At first glance, serverless computing may seem to be a more secure approach, but an analysis of the top 50 data breaches indicate that’s not always the case.
Feb. 6, 2018 | Sal Icban, Solutions Architect
If you work in the IT industry, it’s hard to escape the constant buzz around hyperconverged infrastructure – a technology so disruptive that it challenges the way corporate IT organizations build next-generation data centers to power cloud-native applications.
Global technology leaders like Dell Technologies, Cisco, Nutanix and HP – to name a few – are making significant investments to get a share in this exploding market. Market researchers predict the HCI market to be worth more than $12 billion by 2022.
Jan. 8, 2018 | JR Garcia, Sr. Solutions Architect, Networking
SD-WAN is the most disruptive technology in the WAN space since MPLS took over Frame Relay as the standard for the enterprise and should be looked at as more than just a cost cutting measure.
But with all the noise out there, it can be difficult for companies to navigate through it and select an appropriate SD-WAN solution. vCORE Solutions Architect JR Garcia simplifies the messaging and clarifies what makes a Software-Defined WAN.