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MR2 HCI Partner Revolutionizes the IT World

MR2 Solutions is proud to announce that one of our Tier 1 technology partners for Hyperconverged Infrastructure of IT, SimpliVity, had made CNBC’s list of Disruptor Companies for 2016. The list consists of very successful private companies within 15 industries – ranging from aerospace, retail, technology to financial services – whose innovations are disrupting their industries. As “forward-thinking start-ups” these companies have grown tremendously (passing the billion-dollar mark) in a such a rapid rate. The ranking of these companies were based off of how they create new ecosystems for their products and services, while “raising $41 billion in venture capital at an implied Disruptor 50 list market valuation of $242 billion..”

 

SimpliIVty, launched bac in 2009, now values at $1 billion with $276 million in funding. Their ranking is also validated through how their customers also play a strong role in investing in the company. In this case, Waypoint Capital, having the SimpliVity’s platform within five of its global sites, also led a $175 million round of financing last year. With the company having 750 employees in 24 countries, SimpliVity had grown its customer base 2.5 times in the past year.

As MR2 Solutions continues to work with SimpliVity, we are providing our customers the relevant information and innovative technologies that can enable businesses to get ahead of their competitors.

Read more on the “Meet the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies” article.

 

For more information on SimpliVity, learn more here.

SimpliVity Powers HBO's Silicon Valley

 

Are you an HBO Silicon Valley fan? 

 

Well we have interesting news to share! As you know, SimpliVity, the tech industry's true hyperconverged infrastructure solution that guarantees data efficiency, protection, and resiliency, collaborated closely with HBO's Silicon Valley production design team to develop the concept of "The Box" which was teased in last Sunday's episode, and will be featured prominently this week in Episode 4 (airing Sunday at 10:00PM EDT and On Demand)

 

Learn more about how MR2 Solutions can bring you the innovative technology SimpliVity can deliver in your data center. SimpliVity offers hyperconverged infrastructure consisting of its Data virtualization platform delivered on commodity x86 building blocks. By combining compute, storage and network switching with deduplication, integrated backup, and global federated management, SimpliVity simplifies IT infrastructure and operations, and reduces IOPS, storage capacity and bandwidth requirements - delivering 300% TCO savings. 

 

Learn More Here

 

 

Why you should look out for Pivot3: On the Rise in the IT Industry

Our latest partner is taking the industry by storm and they aren't stopping. Check out Business Wire's article on "Pivot3's Record 2015 Business Growth Continues in 2016" and read about how the company delivered its highest revenue growth rate in history.

 

Why should you keep on the look out for Pivot3? 

  • Rapid growth of the company is producing more resources
  • Channel partner community has increased by 400% in order to better service the community
  • Acquiring NexGen Storage has broadened choices of capabilities in the market
  • Companies can better leverage both technologies to fund more innovative solutions, features and updates

 

Read more details here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160421005835/en/Pivot3%E2%80%99s-Record-2015-Business-Growth-Continues-2016

 

MR2 Solutions Announces New HCI Partner, Pivot3 on Business Wire

With new innovations in technology changing each day, it's crucial that solution integration companies team up with the best IT manufacturers in the industry. For MR2 Solutions, they are strategically selective when it comes to trusting technology partners in order to deliver quality performance to their customer's network infrastructure. The past couple months, Pivot3, pioneers in hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) has proven that their state of the art technology will bring unsurpassed value to MR2's robust portfolio of enterprise-class technology solutions and data center management strategies. 

 

Today, MR2 Solutions proudly announces their confirmed and trusted partnership with Pivot3. Confident in Pivot3's HCI platform, MR2 Solutions fully supports and represents the technology behind the technology experts that will cater to any specific needs of the company. MR2 Solutions strives to take care of today's IT issues so that managers and directors can focus on bringing success to their enterprise and it's only possible with the right technology partners in place. Read more about our partnership on business wire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151214005142/en

 

Top Networking Opportunities for IT Professionals

 

MR2 Solutions once again had the pleasure of participating in this year's INTERFACE TOUR OC 2015. A Face2Face sponsored event, INTERFACE, holds a series of seminars that talk about the latest technology and communication solutions for IT professionals and end users. Providing CPE credit, the seminars highlight the latest technology trends, systems and best practices that help local to large enterprise firms move forward in their respective industry. 

 

MR2 had the privilege to be sponsored by Imation's Nexsan and Coresite. Nexsan brings peace of mind to data protection with their Assureon solution that delivers easy-to-manage and cloud-ready data security storage. Imation solutions protect and store files for long-term retention while reducing the size and cost of primary storage and the complexity of secure archive. As exponential growth is making the organizational need to optimize data more urgent than ever, Imation helps meet the challenge with secure archival solutions dedicated to long-term data preservation and maximum compliance fulfillment. 

We also partner with Coresite who deliver secure, reliable, high-performance data centers that bring together a strong network and cloud community to support the needs of enterprise customers. Their valuable services include: 

  • Secure & reliable data center space with 100% uptime SLA guaranteeing commitment to supporting applications
  • Cloud-enabled, network-rich data center campuses
  • Ability to nearly double occupied data center capacity via building and land currently owned
  • Over 575,000 Square feet of space
  • State-of-the-art security and reliable performance

 

If you missed out on this year's INTERFACE, check out our video! Also, if you are interested in our technology partners' technology offerings, please contact us now for a free consultation!

 

"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

 

 

CRN "IT Best of Breed" Features MR2 Solutions Marketing Event

 

The first of this month started off MARVELously with one of our biggest marketing events of the quarter, presenting SimpliVity and PernixData. Two very supportive and innovative market leaders had helped MR2 host a corporate movie premiere event of the new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taken place at the AMC theater at the District in Tustin, they overtook the lobby with tables filled with information on storage acceleration and the latest trend of hyperconverged technology. Steve Patterson, SimpliVity Regional Technology Sales Manager, along with Brad Ault, SimpliVity Solutions Architect were also joined by PernixData technology experts and engineers, Mike Foy and Sal Icban to provide the technical audience education about how they can revamp their IT infrastructure. As seasoned professionals in the industry, both partners recognized how data growth is affecting today's business challenges. In the movie, they saw how the fictional technology of Ultron attempted to overtake the human race. During the partner presentation, IT professionals learned how to take control of their own technology "monsters" in their overcrowded, complex data centers. Additionally, attendees learned how to avenge their distressed network environments by conquering IT pain points with the power of simplified management and accelerated performance. Together, SimpliVity and PernixData created an outstanding team, providing competitive advantages to businesses through the creation of the next generation data center.

 

Coincidentally, "arch-nemesis" Nutanix (as the CRN article put it) was also at the theater, hosting a similar event with Technology Integration Group (TIG). Online content writer, Joseph Kovar, took interest in this rivalry and featured it in his article on CRN "IT Best of Breed." Though the article mostly talked about Nutanix, it failed to mention the quality of each marketing event. Talking with some attendees that came out of the Nutanix event, some had expressed a more genuine interest in SimpliVity. While Nutanix held the event earlier during the day, it seemed that their marketing strategy relied on the hype of the movie and the "inner geek in customers," with even having a TIG rep dress up in a Black Widow costume. MR2 Solutions ensured better use of their attendees' time with quality content and beneficial learning opportunities from their partners including the bonus of a free movie. The article was under the category "Best Marketing," so we posed the question, "who did it better?" Though the purpose of the article was to highlight the general marketing efforts of both IT vendors, MR2 Solutions would like to open up this debate by asking the IT industry the same question - "who did it better?"

 

Find out by attending an MR2 Solutions event held monthly. We bring in leading edge IT manufacturers that offer relevant and innovative solutions that cater to unique business needs while increasing savings on IT investments. This collaborative partnership with MR2 Solutions offers value of comprehensive services and quality support, while establishing meaningful business relationships with our customers.

 

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CRN Article: http://www.itbestofbreed.com/slide-shows/nutanix-simplivity-battle-over-avengers-age-ultron

 

Pictures of the event:

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IRVINE, CA - MR2 Solutions continues to find success in providing solutions and services to the local IT community of LA, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego for over a decade, always bringing innovative technologies from market leaders and leading manufacturers. MR2 Solutions is able to provide value-added resources and solutions for their customers and continues to educate them in the process. Now with an even stronger team in place, MR2 Solutions is expanding outside the Southern California region and into the Northern California market. We are pleased to announce our newest member of the MR2 team - Koorosh Khashayar. He will take on the role of VP of business development for the Northern California region.

Koorosh Khashayar is a seasoned business development leaders with sold technical background, valued for creating and designing technology solutions in the mid to large enterprise market place. He has over sixteen years of experience in strategical planning, technical alliances, sales, training and support of software, hardware and cloud storage/ recovery solutions. He has extensive technical support and system engineering background with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. 

Koorosh's previous roles range from technical engineer to sales & development for various companies such as EMC, Acronis, TechData and Storagecraft. MR2 Solutions believes his passion for emerging technologies and his drive to evangelize data protection strategies to the local IT communities greatly align with the mission and value of the company. Having spent the majority of his career in backup and storage, we are excited to rely on his expertise in helping our customers find the right fit for their needs in this ever changing and growing technology market. 

 

About MR2 Solutions

With today's era of rapid data growth, many enterprises are threatened with challenges that range from storage capacity, latency, low performance, complex implementation & deployment and most importantly, high costs. MR2 Solutions strives to solve these business challenges by providing comprehensive consulting and infrastructure services. From the beginning of design infrastructure, all the way to the turnkey implementation of the data center, MR2 Solutions serves as trusted advisors with aims to establish genuine, long-term business relationships with customers in order to help them achieve their goals.

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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

 

MR2 Solutions Partners with the World's 5th Most Innovative Company

 

March started off with an innovative start as MR2 Solutions and Huawei shook hands to be strategic partners for the local IT community. Emulating the business models of leading edge manufacturers, MR2 Solutions strives to be as innovative as the enterprise companies they work with. MR2 Solutions also embraces the changes of technology as it becomes their obligation and pleasure to share this knowledge to their customers. 

But first, who is Huawei? 

A global ICT solution provider who originated in China, Huawei Enterprise USA offers world class management and network development. Heavily investing in R&D, this market leading manufacturer brings the latest and most revolutionized technology to enterprise infrastructure networks. Claiming to help build more efficient business models, they serve a variety of verticals, including governments, educational institutions, finance corporations and more. In an overall grand scale, Huawei provides solutions that involve unified communications, emergency response efficiency, wireless broadband, BYOD, data center and cloud storage.

With MR2 Solutions specializing in storage and network infrastructure, we bring in Huawei to talk to our customers about the new PCIe SSD technology that is sweeping the data center. With SSDs in conventional storage interfaces designed to support mechanical drives, recent developments have been made so SSDs can increase performance for high-speed PCIe bus interface. While the industry is familiar with Fusion-io's PCIe SSDs, Huawei's PCIe SSD accelerator cards have much more of an impressive offering. According to Storage Review Enterprise Lab, "On the top end of the performance scale, this means 3.2 GB/s max read bandwidth and 2.8GB/s write. The cards have a number of additional features such as enhanced error checking, power fail protection and mechanisms to drive enhance endurance over the course of their life." Other features include: 

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Outstanding Performance

  • small size: FH-HL (full-height half-length)
  • large capacity: 600GB-1.6TB
  • High bandwidth
  • High IOPs
  • Low latency

Easy Maintenance

  • Supports online upgrades to meet customized needs
  • Integrated querying & management tool: queries the type/ capacity/ version/ wear/ bad lock information of SSD device
  • Log function: records key events

Industry-leading reliability

  • Supports power-down protection to ensure data integrity
  • Combines embedded ECC engine and RAID5 engine for 2D error detection/ correction mechanism 
  • Adopts the embedded data scrubbing engine to prevent errors in advance

To firmly establish our new partner relationship, both MR2 Solutions and Huawei are holding a lunch & learn event in Orange County on Thursday March 19, 2015 at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Irvine. Please join us for lunch as we connect you to the technology experts that can help you unleash your high-performance computing potential for your virtual network. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak one on one with Huawei representatives as well as MR2 solution specialists that can help you with your business needs. 

>> REGISTER HERE

 

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