Picture yourself as the proud owner of a classic car, a vintage beauty you've painstakingly restored with a significant investment of resources. It's more than just a car; it's a symbol of your dedication. Data, like your classic car, is a business’s most valuable asset. Just as you wouldn't leave the car exposed to the elements, you need to securely store and protect your organization’s information.
As a value-added reseller (VAR), WEI relentlessly pursues avenues to enrich the solutions our customers opt for. Our enhanced value propositions encompass installation and ongoing support services, software and hardware integration processes, solution customization, and much more. Recently, WEI added another groundbreaking value add as we received authorization to facilitate Multiparty Private Offers (MPO) for Microsoft commercial marketplace customers who purchase eligible cloud solutions. For Microsoft Azure Marketplace customers who have unused Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) funds, any qualified software purchase through MPO will count toward filling their pre-committed cloud spend.
As of this writing, WEI is just one of a handful of VARs in the United States that has earned this authorization as it is an early adopter of the MPO program.
Hybrid work, hybrid vehicles, hybrid energy and of course, hybrid cloud. It is a hybrid world as the hybrid transformation is affecting so many aspects of our lives. For enterprises, the shift to the hybrid cloud didn't happen in isolation. It is the result of multiple, incremental changes across business and technology:
The retail industry has rapidly changed in recent years, embracing offline, online, and hybrid shopping as the new norm. Technology has thus become an essential factor in the success of retailers, which puts significant pressure on them to keep up with the latest tools and reconsider their approaches. To align their current infrastructure with the evolving landscape, retailers must focus on networking as a central aspect of their efforts. This entails an aggressive adoption of digital transformation through cloud computing and omnichannel retailing, modernization of inventory management, and implementation of advanced data loss prevention systems.
Delivering a personalized and efficient shopping experience to customers is crucial in today's competitive retail landscape. Whether customers are shopping online or offline, achieving this goal requires retail organizations to take experience-first networking strategies. To successfully create this in a hybrid cloud era, retailers must meet these four key requirements:
- Setting up a heightened Wi-Fi connection for employees
- Optimizing location-based services
- Establishing a reliable network infrastructure
- Forming a unified data and connection security between retailers and customers
Can you name a common promise that never comes to fruition? We have one – technology will eventually get simpler. Take the cloud for instance. At one point, this technology sounded as straightforward as could be. Just lift and shift business-critical applications from a legacy data center to a cloud provider! No more hardware or virtual infrastructure to manage and support!
Truth is, modernized cloud application environments are highly complex, so much so that internal IT and data center monitoring tools can’t handle it without the right resources. Without these, IT operations teams run blind.
Sustainability is an important initiative for businesses of all sizes, and we are always looking for new ways to drive eco-friendly solutions for our customers. WEI's partnership with HPE and AMD helps create more sustainable IT solutions and allows us to provide customers with even more innovative and efficient options for reducing their environmental impact. In a recent webcast, I discuss how our partnership with HPE and AMD is advancing green tech and driving more eco-friendly solutions for customers.
Thanks to increasingly effective servers, meteorologists are predicting weather more accurately, scientists are crafting new vaccines using genetic sequencing, and doctors are diagnosing patients faster with the best resources available. As technology advances, however, the demands placed on servers also increases. Projections indicate that by the end of 2023, the internet will be comprised of 114 zettabytes of information, and that number will only increase with time. This equation leads to increased energy consumption which means more heat production. Increased heat production often results in a decrease in system performance.
To combat this issue, Dell has incorporated AI-driven cooling into its PowerEdge server line. This exciting technology uses thermal and mechanical simulation tools to optimize cooling and ensure sustained system performance. In this article, we discuss the benefits of smart cooling technology and how it is helping Dell EMC continue to push the boundaries of technological innovation.
Enterprises modernizing their IT infrastructure to keep up with the demand of a changing workforce need more from their storage providers. With the work-from-anywhere model here to stay, an enterprise storage solution that offers on-demand, always-on, and easy-to-use services is a must.
Enterprises are currently reinventing how they operate with digital transformation. They’re capitalizing on a variety of cloud-based technologies and launching products and services to customers more quickly than ever before. As more businesses update their infrastructures, traditional enterprise networks are struggling to keep up with the changes. A recent networking global survey found that 97% of organizations will have difficulty keeping pace with the changing demands of the cloud and hybrid networks. As businesses continue to update their infrastructures, many are using software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) to move forward in their digital transformation journey.