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SE LA Flood Protection Authority

Recognizing the need for a completely independent information technology (IT) infrastructure assessment, the SLFPA-E Board contracted with Waypoint Solutions, Inc., a firm specializing in IT solutions for local and state government agencies. Full story HERE.

By |2016-04-22T15:33:56+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Why Waypoint|0 Comments

Data Lifecycle Management

Data Lifecycle Management – Solving the tape problem So, this one was requested. And it’s an interesting one, because it comes up a ton. A lot of you guys (my customers) have data lifecycle initiatives, and they are relatively simple. What data do you care about? The most recent copy, of course. So how long [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:27:38+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Technical Musings|0 Comments

Dell and EMC – An update

So, has everyone had enough time at the buffet of Dell+EMC news? In my extended blog posting absence, the world had changed a smidge in Dell land, and I thought it might be a good idea to discuss it. If you’ll note from my last blog, I said that IF Dell buys EMC, it would [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:27:39+00:00November 17th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

The news of the month – All flash and merger

So King Paul (Picture below) informed me today that the weekly blog post requirement hadn't been completed in 4 weeks.  As you all can guess, I found this to be completely unacceptable!  Luckily, there's some things worth writing about this week so it worked out well.  Here we go!  After a break from our sponsor: [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:27:40+00:00October 8th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

VMworld Announcements – Round 1

With VMworld wrapping up last week, I thought it would be a good time to do a series of posts on my thoughts on the announcements that were made last week. I know you’re super excited. The one I’m going to start with is the VMware container integration announcement. To start, let’s talk about containers. [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:27:40+00:00September 8th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments

Windows 10 – Much Ado About Nothing

So I get it, that’s kind of a bold statement from a guy who works for a Microsoft partner and sells services and such around maybe upgrading your environment to Windows 10.  Really, the point is not that Windows 10 isn’t cool – I have been using it for the last few days via [...]

By |2017-06-09T17:27:40+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2017-06-09T17:27:40+00:00July 28th, 2015|Technical Musings|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 |2017-06-09T17:27:41+00:00July 20th, 2015|Technical Musings|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 |2017-06-09T17:27:41+00:00June 15th, 2015|Technical Musings|0 Comments