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VLCM IT Industry News

Priscilla Silva

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Meet Kurtis Pickett: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Networking is important in an engineer's life, not just their job, but networking with other professionals to stay connected with others in the industry. Meet Kurtis Pickett, a VLCM Solution Architect with 12 years of experience under his belt. He stay connected with his professor from college courses, and that professor eventually landed him a position here, at VLCM. Kurtis now supports VLCM customers who use our Managed Services to maintain their network including small and medium-sized businesses. 

In his role, Kurtis assesses and plans the proper implementation of varying IT solutions for VLCM customers. He has expertise in just about every field of IT. From routing and switches to security and wireless, Kurtis can do it all and do it well. Previous to his time with VLCM, Kurtis was the network engineer of control systems and automation for Kennecott Copper Mine, where he implemented a fully-new redundant design to support the organization. Read on to learn more of his skills and how he delivers for our customers.

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Accelerate ROI by Automating IT Processes

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 17, 2015 6:00:00 PM

IT automation is an urgent priority for most businesses, and the next generation of IT automation solutions has the maturity and flexibility to deliver you benefits. In many cases, however, what’s missing is an effective strategy for adopting IT automation.

Read the white paper that outlines the benefits, challenges, and most effective strategies for automating key IT processes, below. The paper provides:

  • A detailed look at the need for IT automation.
  • Automation strategies designed to maximize ROI.
  • Sample case studies based on the experiences of real-world companies.
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Topics: VLCM Solutions

Meet Darren Buttars: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 12, 2015 6:00:00 PM

VLCM engineers are called Solution Architects because they go above and beyond what engineers are trained to do. Not only do they support our customers and educate local IT professionals, they also act as entire IT departments to implement and deploy solutions that are right for your business. One solution architect in particular wears multiple hats as engineer and network consultant. Meet Darren Buttars, another network and wireless specialist who fixes problems, configures networks, and consults customers in need of professional services to choose VLCM to act as their IT staff. 

Darren has been a VLCM Solution Architect for three years. In his role, he helps VLCM’s customers assess and plan the proper implementation of varying network solutions. Darren has expertise in many areas, including firewalls, wireless deployments, routing, switching, and SSL VPNs, to name a few. In fact, Darren has considerable experience in wireless implementations. Since his time with VLCM, he has deployed over 40 wireless configurations for VLCM customers. 

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HP to Acquire Aruba Networks

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Acquisition Creates an Industry Leader in Mobile Connectivity

VLCM Stays One Step Ahead, Already Partnering with Both Leaders

On March 2, 2015, HP announced a definitive agreement to acquire Aruba Networks. The deal combines Aruba’s leadership in wireless mobility solutions with HP’s strength in wired switching. As a result, VLCM utilizes both established partnerships to accelerate our customers’ transition to a converged network – helping to reap the benefits of the cloud more quickly.

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Topics: VLCM Solutions

Why Companies Like Yours are Choosing VLCM

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 2, 2015 7:00:00 AM

VLCM's Commitment to Success:

VLCM services companies in a wide range of industries with many of the solutions we offer. One organization in particular, Graduation Alliance, partners with school districts to help graduate students remotley that didn't have the opportunity to finish their high school education. Technology is the main medium their organization uses to help educate these promising students, and VLCM is there to help.

VLCM has the capacity to provision internet access to students all over the country. Graduation Alliance relies on our services to provide and deny access when necessary. VLCM ensures that the organization, along with the students, are successful in their goals. View their testimonial video below.

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Topics: Customer Testimonials

And The Gold Goes to... HP 3PAR for All-Flash Product of the Year

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM

HP Converged Storage is Leading the Market

The editors of TechTarget’s Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com website have selected the 2014 winners of their annual products of the year awards.  The results?

3PAR StoreServ and StoreOnce are winning over the industry, and are even better together!

Hewlett-Packard offers industry-leading products that address your greatest challenges with simplicity.  And with 3PAR Flat Backup, powered by StoreOnce RMC, there has never been a better time to package these two products together for a killer flash solution that also provides simple, fast data protection.

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Topics: Product News

VLCM IT Exchange - An Event to Remember!

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM




VLCM introduced the first annual VLCM IT Exchange on February 12, 2015. This premier IT fair featured over 35 of our platinum partners including Hewlett-Packard, Sophos, Barracuda and LANDESK. VLCM customers and IT professionals were invited to attend at the Marriott Hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City. The exclusive tradeshow gave attendees the opportunity to engage with some of technology's giants while learning diverse topics in several educational breakout sessions. Follow our blog for an upcoming series on the breakout topics, and read on to learn what you could experience next year.

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Meet Jeramie West: Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 23, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Engineers are never really done learning. They continue their education throughout their career to keep their knowledge current in an industry that constantly changes. New IT solutions emerge every year, and it's up to our solution architects to be able to advise our customers on what's best for their company. 

Jeramie West, one of VLCM’s Solution Architects, helps VLCM’s customers assess and plan the proper implementation of varying IT solutions. Jeramie is an expert in servers, storage, and virtualization—with specific focus and expertise in VMware virtualization. Jeramie has his VCP (VMware Certified Professional) 5 certification with VMware and has had it for a really long time. With these certifications, Jeramie helps VLCM customers seamlessly implement and maintain their virtualization solutions, along with their servers and storage.

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BREACHED: Another High Profile Security Hack

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Yet another high profile breach makes headlines in last week's news. Anthem, the second largest health insurance company in the United States, has about 80 million past and present customers in their database. Little information is known, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation predicts tens of millions in the database were breached including names, addresses and social security numbers. The FBI along with VLCM partner, FireEye, were involved in investigating this "highly sophisticated attack."

"This attack is another reminder of the persistent threats we face, and the need for Congress to take aggressive action to remove legal barriers for sharing cyber threat information," U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement late Wednesday.

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Topics: IT Information

Meet Trent Fausett: VLCM Solution Architect

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Engineers are known to be highly intelligent and technical individuals. At VLCM, our solution architects fit perfectly into that description. Not only do they bring years of expertise, certifications and experience to our customers, they also take the time to help you analyze your infrastructure for optimal solutions and longevity. Our solution architects are never agressive with customers to purchase any solutions, instead they provide their expert advice in maintaining the best technology for your data center. Meet Trent Fausett, our networking expert and an engineer that knows his way around any issue.

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Topics: Meet Our Team