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"A Day in the Life of an IT Manager" by the Leaders of Hyperconvergence

 

 

As IT solution integrators and managed service providers, MR2 Solutions constantly tries to ensure that their customers are satisfied with their IT investments. A constant dialogue is kept between MR2 clients and MR2 engineers and specialists to make sure everything is covered from deployment, implementation, to tech support. In doing this, MR2 representatives keep a professional and trusting business relationship with their customers.

 

With technology and data growing rapidly and rigorously, our customers face the complexity, scalability and cost issues in their environment. MR2 has recognized this industry problem and has turned to a leading manufacturer of a trending solution called hyperconvergence to simplify IT and management. Similarly, this leading vendor, SimpliVity, also recognized the specialized needs of IT managers and directors who deal with these IT pain points first hand.

MR2 Solutions likes and promotes SimpliVity’s “A Day in the Life of an IT Manager” because it talks about real life issues of IT managers. Designed to help proactive IT leaders plan for their company’s future, this eBook also helps them discover how environments can simplify their network infrastructure while remaining efficient and productive. It analyzes what makes today’s data center are so challenging and how IT professionals can visualize a new way of working.

 

“Imagine a way of working in which you have the time to really help your company improve the way it does business, and save you money.” – SimpliVity

Check it out here

 

Learn More about SimpliVity at an upcoming partner event throughout the month of September! 

 

Sept. 10, 2015 | IT Lunch & Learn 

(NORCAL) The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse | 11:30AM 

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 

 

Sept. 15, 2015 | Happy Hour Baseball w/ SF Giants 

(NORCAL) Happy Hour Reception | Paragon Bar & Restaurant | 5:15 PM 

701 Second St. San Francisco, CA 94107

SF Giants game @ AT&T Stadium | 7PM

 

Sept. 24, 2014 | Happy Hour Baseball w/ SD Padres

(SOCAL) Happy Hour Reception | McCormick & Schmick's | 4:15PM

675 L St. San Diego, CA 92101

SD Padres game & Petco Park | 6PM

 

 

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Network World's Favorite IT Product

Who is PernixData?

Network World names PernixData FVP software as one of their favorite IT products. PernixData’s software ultimately virtualizes server flash and RAM to accelerate application performance and lowers IT costs by decoupling storage performance and capacity. It’s a favorite to many data centers because it compliments existing servers and storage environments without requiring any rip and replace. It provides optimal performance with no needed changes to business applications, hosts or storage by optimizing both read and writes using fault tolerant memory. Users claimed to have seen a drop in I/O utilization on storage arrays, and substantially lower web page response times. Senior Systems Engineer of Fanatics says “The average VM latency on our e-commerce applications went from approximately 12ms to < 1 ms with PernixData FVP software in production.” (via Network World)  

 

What problems do they solve?

With virtualization being the largest trend in data centers over the last 10 years due to its cost savings and increased operational efficiency results, more and more applications are becoming virtualized. However, this type of growth also comes with is a decrease in application performance. The main cause of this problems is derived from the storage array, in which studies show that over 70% of application performance support calls are tied to storage related issues. PernixData believes both in quantity and quality when it comes to their FVP software, which is why their solution addresses latency, I/O bottlenecks and other storage IT challenges that many IT professionals face in their data centers. However, most IT professionals know that best practice is to improve capabilities of their SAN is by moving from iSCSI to Fibre Channel or by upgrading the SAN itself with faster disks and more capacity. The problem with this is that it’s every costly and disruptive to the environment and doesn’t always guarantee application performance.

What companies need and what PernixData offers is a way to improve storage performance separate from storage capacity. A software solutions is necessary to break free from the burdensome and continuous storage upgrades.

Find out how PernixData FVP software solutions can help you discover how to achieve better application performance while saving immensely on storage costs at our MOVIE PREMIERE EVENT ON MAY 1

Also, joining them for a special technology briefing is SimpliVity, who will be talking about simplified IT environments and data efficiency with hyperconvergence on the BIG SCREEN. Register now to attend our event that comes with a complimentary lunch box and tickets to see the new Avengers: Ultron. Network with subject matter experts that can help upgrade your environment to the next generation data center and even be eligible to win raffle prizes!

 

Friday May 1, 2015 | 12PM

AMC Tustin 14 Theater –  The District, 2457 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

> REGISTER HERE

 

How Hyper Converged Infrastructure Increase TCO Savings

MR2 Solutions partners up with only the latest and greatest technology manufacturers up to date. With hyper converged technology on the rise and simplified IT architecture a necessity, it's crucial that MR2 Solutions provides relevant and updated information about the trends today. This is why we deeply believe in and trust our market leading manufacturer - SimpliVity. SimpliVity's mission is to increase management, storage, transfers, and protection with a simplified technology to lower cost and complexity. As volumes continue to grow in every business, (no matter what industry) IT infrastructures that aren't virtualized begin to feel the IT challenges that are brought on by lack of human resources, management and disparate IT infrastructure hardware. Generally, Total Cost Ownership (TCO) is the sum total of costs of the solution being purchased and operated over 3 years, including CAPEX and OPEX cost. SimpliVity's OmniCube platform revolutionizes the IT infrastructure with the new and unproven infrastructure stack. Data centers that are looking to virturalize their environment or build a cloud infrastructure look to SimpliVity's solution because they provide a simplified and more cost-effective approach with their one platform/ one screen system. Running on a common hardware so same core components can be deployed at multiple levels of infrastructure, the system also includes VM application hosting in primary data centers, local backup infrastructure, remote DR infrastructure and remote/ branch offices. Public cloud integration and converged, 2U storage/ server appliance designed for virtual environments are just a few things you would expect from a highly intelligent machine. 

Therefore, IT departments that use SimipliVity's hyperconverged technology would see the that the atomic IT building block of the Omnicube reduces the TCO of IT infrastructure by 3 times or more. Powered by a novel data architecture, and pending over 10 patents, OmniCube combines the functionality of up to 12 different products, in a single unified stack, including servers, primary storage systems, storage switches, backup deduplication appliances, WAN optimization devices, SSD appliances, data protection applications, and cloud gateway appliances. By consolidating into one single appliance, they were able to eliminate many of the components that made the previous environment complex and expensive. In a CAPEX cost point of view, this innovative technology replaces the need for many disparate devices: backup and DR devices, WAN bandwidth, separate flash caches and flash arrays. In an OPEX cost perspective, hyperconvergence enables significant labor, maintenance, bandwidth and general data center management cost savings.

 

To find out more information or to connect with a SimpliVity technology expert, join us for lunch on Wednesday Feb. 18 @ 11:30AM at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

> REGISTER HERE

dell-SC4020-400Today, IT departments, both large and small, are looking to get more for less.  In order for organizations to be competitively productive, IT managers not only need to identify the optimal technology that satisfies the technical requirements, but they also need to acquire the most optimized technology that best satisfies the requirements of the application at the lowest cost to the business. Studies from ESG research show that one of the most important criteria when it comes to IT investment are price and total cost of ownership (TCO). As your local IT solutions provider, MR2 Solutions helps companies balance these requirements from a storage perspective by looking at the price of the equipment, examining the efficiencies built into the storage system, and understanding the TCO of the investment. 

Therefore, MR2 Solutions and Dell have partnered up to promote the newest storage solutions technology that provides more performance with less investment. Dell Storage channel introduces its latest version of SC8000, which is the SC4020 storage array with read-intensive SSDs. The Dell Storage SC4020 is designed to provide the enterprise-class features and functionality of the Dell Compellent SC8000 storage system in a more cost-effective package that is optimized for small midsized deployments. The SC4020 comes in a 2U dual controller enclosure with 24 integrated drive slots, 8 Fibre Channel or 4 iSCSI host ports, and 4 SAS disk expansion ports. SC200/220 disk enclosures can be added to scale the system up to 120 drives and are powered by a single quad-core 2.5GHz Intel processor with 32GB of memory. Despite the new specks that make this appliance more efficient, there are other technologies that make this solution more cost-effective: 

 

Automation and Intelligence: 

All Dell systems based on the SC Series (Compellent) technology leverage Data Progression to ensure that data is stored on the optimal storage media with optimal RAID level always. As a result, Data Progression lowers TCO as it maintains performance while lowering the overall cost of storage. Where other vendors simply use high-cost SLC flash media as antoher teir of storage, Data Progression utilizes this teir to ensure the highest performance for incoming writes. After taking advantage of the high write performance of the SLCs, data is automatically progressed onto lower cost, high read performance MLC drives. 

 

Virtualization and Simplified Management: 

The ESG Lab validated that the SC4020 reduces costs with the same virtualzation and efficiency features that are included in the enterprise-level SC8000 storage system. This frees the administrator from traditional physical restraints with traditionall HDD and SSD. The built-in storage virtualization allows data to be stored, scaled, moved , tiered, delivered and replicated in the most optimal and efficient manner possible, while minimizing the cost and management complexity associated with traditional multi-tiered storage environments. All data stored on the array is automatically placed on the storage tecnology and RAID level that allows organizations to deploy less storage to solve IT pains and challenges. 

 

Cost Efficiency Lowers TCO:

This solution utilizes cost-effective hardware in a smaller footprint that helps lower cost of acquisition while minimizing power and cooling costs. The SC Series architecutre enables customers to purchase and deploy less capacity, while the fine-tuned SC4020 licensing model helps to lower licencing costs. All Dell SC Series storage arrays do not need forklift upgrades, and contain perpetual software licenses and full Copilot support, ensuring that today's investment can be leveraged for future growth. Ultimately, TCO is reduced, making it one of CRN's "10 Coolest Flash Storage and SSD Products of 2014."

 

For more details and information, go to our EVENT CALENDAR and register for one of the two scheduled OnDemand Webinar with Dell. Join us to connect with a Dell Storage Technology Specialist and to get exclusive insight on how the product can enhance your IT investment. 

 

 

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