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The case for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has never been stronger. Agencies are looking for better approaches to securing and managing end-user devices. Check out this infographic and see what’s driving the interest in VDI solutions—and what concerns are slowing agencies down.

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Micro-segmentation: The Path to More Efficient and Effective Network Security

With the cyber security threat landscape getting bigger by the second, every security professional wants to limit their network’s attack surface. Current physical networks and traditional firewalls may prove that task difficult as bad actors find more and more ways to exploit the legacy technology. Fortunately, if you’re deploying a software-defined network or working with […]

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Virtualization and VDI: Is Government Taking Full Advantage of These Trends?

According to a recent survey conducted by 1105Media, 1/3 of the agencies surveyed have adopted a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), enabling their users a consistent experience and secure access. VDI is virtualization technology that allows an organization to host a desktop operating system on a centralized server in a data center. Iron Bow partner VMware […]

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Troy Massey

Dell EMC World 2017: Three Ways You Can Realize Digital Transformation

This past month, Iron Bow attended Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas. During my trip, I had the pleasure of discussing current, future and emerging technologies across the industry. At Iron Bow, I have seen these trends emerge first-hand, as have the over 12,000 IT practitioners and business leaders in attendance. Virtualization (both server […]

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Troy Massey

Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The Data Center Optimization Solution Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore

Once upon a time, managing applications was a fairly straight forward process.  In that simpler world, IT staff delivered applications utilizing dedicated file servers consisting of compute, memory and storage. This nostalgic data center environment was easy to manage and maintain. As time went on, however, the application infrastructure became virtualized, storage shared, and the […]

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Gary DePreta

How Will the Internet of Things Impact the Data Center of the Future?

As government agencies and commercial organizations gear up for budget season or embark on long-term planning exercises, one area that many grapple with is the data center. Cloud, SDN, virtualization, mobility—as technologies change and price points for once cost-prohibitive solutions decrease, it can be hard to know what the data center will look like five […]

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Agency Implements Zero Client VDI, Improving Productivity and Enhancing Functionality

As many of our readers know, TechSource is debuting a new awards program this year, with a focus on innovation in IT. The TechSource Awards seek to highlight innovative uses of technologies that help drive an organization’s mission forward by increasing efficiencies. While winners will be officially announced at the start of the New Year, […]

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Managed Services Can Help Agencies Move to the Cloud

We recently had a chance to sit down with several members of Iron Bow’s team to discuss the role of managed services in the transition to the cloud. Jim Smid, CTO; Pat Rainville, Director of Cloud & Managed Services Sales, Commercial and Chris Sibold, Director of Cloud & Managed Services Sales, Federal, shared insights about […]

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The New Healthcare Landscape

The healthcare arena is being transformed by key innovations in the form of big data analytics and storage, mobility, cloud computing and virtualization.  In addition, IT is pushing care from being reactive to proactive, with advances in patient data sharing creating a complete paradigm shift in healthcare. These are some of the insights from a […]

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PODCAST: New Data Center and Virtualization Provide Cost-Savings for Government

Federal agencies are under a tremendous amount of pressure to maximize every bit of compute power in smart and cost-effective ways. Data center consolidation efforts are driving agencies to embrace virtualization for meeting this goal. In addition, sequestration is pushing federal CIOs to think differently and move away from swapping out equipment every two to […]

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Evolution of the Data Center with Cloud and Virtualization

There are several popular misconceptions about cloud and virtualization. One of the most popular is  virtualization versus cloud.  It is not one or the another, but rather the first step to moving to the cloud is virtualization, says Todd Cowles of Iron Bow, in this latest video. However, there is often a gap between virtualization and […]

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Lessons Learned from Healthcare.gov

There is a theory that was developed by a computer programmer, Melvin Conway, which goes like this, “organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.” Basically, if your organization has a dysfunctional or disparate communication structure at its core, the technology initiatives you […]

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PODCAST: Sequestration: Technologies to Help Government Remain Mission-Focused in 2014

Sequestration and the breakdown of the normal budgeting process has many agencies uncertain as to how much money — if any — they will have to spend in the year ahead. With this in mind, and with many agencies being faced with the mandate to do more with less, 2014 will be the year of […]

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PODCAST: Insights into Next-Generation Virtualization and Data Center Solutions for Government

With the federal government challenged to meet the mandate of closing and consolidating 40 percent of its data centers, new virtualization strategies and solutions can help meet this objective. In the following podcast, Eric Oberhofer, Data Center Practice Director at Iron Bow discusses how new software-defined networking and storage allow data centers to be more […]

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