In the last three years, 96% of global IT decision-makers have experienced at least one outage. The average downtime following a ransomware attack is three weeks. And according to ITIC’s 2021 Hourly Cost of Downtime survey, 91% percent of mid-sized and large enterprises say just one hour of server downtime would cost them $300,000 or more—half of whom believe it would exceed $1M.
Data is the lifeblood of any business. Without a reliable and robust disaster recovery plan in place, any unexpected disruption—whether from hardware failure, natural disaster, or a cyberattack—can result in data loss, prolonged downtime, crippling financial losses, and reputational damage.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has emerged as one of the most effective and efficient approaches to disaster recovery in recent years. With the ability to back up all cloud data and applications in a managed data center, the pay-as-you-go cloud service model not only safeguards critical assets, but also ensures rapid restoration, minimizing the impact of disruptions on business operations. In essence, DRaaS simplifies disaster recovery, keeping your business resilient and operational in the face of adversity.
Disaster recovery is a critical component of your business’s IT strategy. With a DRaaS approach that is well managed, you can solidify a resilient footing against disruptions, safeguard your critical assets, and ensure the continuity of your business operations in the face of what could otherwise be catastrophically damaging events.
At Zunesis, we can help you adopt a comprehensive DRaaS approach that protects your critical data and applications. With advanced expertise in HPE’s backup, recovery, and ransomware protection capabilities, we’ll partner with you to ensure your business stays resilient and operational, even in the face of unexpected events.
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In today’s digital age, the traditional workplace is evolving. Remote work—at least to some degree—is here to stay. Despite the growing trend and many benefits of flexibility, improved work-life balance, and increased productivity, it has also introduced a slew of challenges and areas of opportunity for businesses—chief among them: ensuring secure, reliable, and efficient connectivity for dispersed teams. In response to this shift, businesses must prioritize innovative technologies and strategies that not only accommodate remote workers but also fortify the ever-expanding digital perimeter. Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) has emerged as a pivotal solution to address the intricate demands of modern work environments.
Unified SASE is not just another tech buzzword; it’s the answer to modern connectivity and security challenges. By combining Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) and Security Service Edge (SSE) into one cohesive platform, it gives businesses the best of both worlds: optimized network performance and leading security protocols.
From unstable internet connections to security vulnerabilities, remote work comes with its share of unique, and potentially crippling, challenges. Unified SASE addresses many of these concerns by offering:
The remote workforce is here to stay, and your business needs to keep up with the growing trend to remain competitive. Unified SASE offers an integrated and adaptive framework that helps you ensure optimal performance while maintaining the integrity of your security posture.
Unified SASE represents the next step in the evolution of secure, efficient connectivity—and Aruba Networks is at the forefront of this revolution. Offering advanced expertise in Aruba Networks’ SASE technology, Zunesis can help you implement unified this solution to streamline your network management, bolster security across all remote endpoints, and guarantee a seamless, high-performance experience for your dispersed teams.
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Today’s sustainability goals are igniting the synergies between technology and environmental responsibility. As businesses continue to expand, the demand for cloud services and IT resources has grown exponentially. But is this digital expansion eco-friendly? And how does the cloud contribute to environmental sustainability?
There is a common perception that because data is stored in the cloud, it is somehow ethereal and has limited impact on the environment. In reality, the infrastructure supporting it has a tangible and profound impact. Data centers, which power the cloud, are among the highest consumers of electric power, while the cooling systems that maintain them require vast amounts of water. Developing new cloud technologies that prioritize energy efficiency and minimize resource consumption while balancing the rapid pace of technological innovation are imperative in ensuring a sustainable digital future.
The good news is that many manufacturers are taking proactive measures to address these environmental concerns, championing innovative solutions that prioritize sustainability without compromising on performance. In fact, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has publicly committed to becoming a net-zero enterprise by 2040, helping businesses advance sustainability agendas with a holistic approach to carbon footprints across the IT estate, edge to cloud.
For businesses turning to HPE GreenLake, they’re not just adopting a cutting-edge technology solution, they’re embracing a vision of operational efficiency against the backdrop of environmental responsibility. Specifically, with HPE GreenLake, Zunesis can deliver businesses measurable environmental efficiencies across the following core pillars:
The increasing ubiquity of cloud computing in modern business operations requires an urgent pivot toward sustainable practices. Every bite of data stored, every computational operation performed, and every millisecond of uptime has an energy impact. Cloud sustainability isn’t just a catchphrase—it’s an urgent imperative. As businesses increasingly rely on data-driven decisions, it becomes crucial to ensure that the underlying processes are environmentally sound. Massive data accumulation without purposeful use or retention can lead to unnecessary energy consumption.
Zunesis is ready to stand at the forefront of this transformative journey. By delivering efficiency at every step, from equipment to data management, HPE GreenLake represents a holistic re-envisioning of what cloud sustainability can look like. With our advanced expertise in this solution, Zunesis can help you optimize your workloads with less energy and smaller footprints—while maximizing value across the asset lifecycle, engaging in the circular economy.
The education sector has experienced a significant transformation over the last few years, with traditional classrooms expanding into virtual spaces. While this shift has opened up new possibilities and enhanced educational experiences for students and educators, it also exposes educational institutions to more cybersecurity risks.
Last year, the education sector experienced a staggering 65 individual ransomware attacks, affecting 1,436 schools and as many as 1,074,926 students. These attacks resulted in an estimated cost of $9.45 billion, while individual institutions lost 11.65 days in downtime, on average. The disturbing trend continues in 2023, with 37 confirmed attacks reported in the first half of the year, surpassing the 26 incidents recorded during the same period in 2022.*
The alarming rise in ransomware attacks targeting educational institutions underscores the pressing need for robust campus network security measures. If you’re not taking proactive steps to protect your institution’s network, you leave yourself vulnerable to devastating consequences. This includes data loss, a disrupted learning environment, a tarnished brand image, and, of course, significant financial devastation.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to fortify campus network security and protect your institution from these emerging risks:
By taking proactive steps to safeguard your campus network, you can establish a robust defense against evolving cyber threats. This allows your organization to provide a secure and uninterrupted educational experience for your students, faculty, and staff.
Not sure where to start? Zunesis can help. With advanced expertise in Aruba Networks’ comprehensive campus network security solutions, our team can help you protect your network infrastructure. We have the expertise to help you maintain a secure environment for your institution and the students you serve.
To stay competitive and adapt amid a rapidly evolving digital and economic landscape, keeping up with emerging technologies is not a nice-to-have; it’s essential. Those that fail to do so risk falling behind their competitors, missing out on valuable opportunities for growth, efficiency gains, and innovation in today’s highly dynamic and interconnected business environment.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing industries and driving transformative changes across various sectors. But, as models and data continue to grow, massive computer power is required to train and deploy AI systems.
HPE GreenLake offers supercomputing capabilities that are equipped to handle the constantly growing demands of AI workloads at scale. And with that, you can unleash the full potential of your AI initiatives, ensure real-time processing of complex data sets, and foster innovation.
Here are five ways HPE GreenLake can help you leverage AI to power growth and maintain your competitive advantage:
1. Improved productivity: With the ability to power AI models trained on large amounts of textual data, HPE GreenLake can help you leverage AI at a deeper level, using profoundly more data, to tackle emerging AI challenges more effectively, automate processes, streamline operations, and better allocate resources for increased operational efficiencies and productivity.
2. Data-driven insights: HPE GreenLake delivers a trusted, enterprise-grade AI/ML and analytics cloud-like experience that allows you to mine continuous streams of value from data, uncover trends, identify patterns, and make critical correlations across large-scale data sets. These data-based insights empower you to make more strategic and profitable business decisions to optimize processes, improve customer experiences, and stay ahead of the competition in today’s data-centric business landscape.
3. Quicker time-to-innovation: By providing on-demand access to powerful compute resources in a scalable infrastructure, HPE GreenLake reduces the time required for AI model development, so you can experiment with new ideas, iterate quickly, and adapt to changing market demands. This, in turn, empowers you to bring innovative products, services, and experiences to market faster, while also staying agile and responsive to customer needs.
4. Scalability and flexibility: HPE GreenLake makes it easy for you to scale your AI capabilities as needed to accommodate fluctuating demands and next-generation architecture. Plus, using continuous monitoring, you can right-size capacity and even enable capacity-bursting on-site, on demand.
5. Sustainable AI: Large AI models require massive computing power and energy to train. With its supercomputing capabilities, HPE GreenLake enables you to train, tune and deploy your AI models using renewable energy. Beyond cost efficiencies, a commitment to sustainable AI practices will boost your brand image and may even help you attract and retain top talent.
As AI continues to take the world by storm, the speed and ease with which you are able to operationalize AI models that can harness massive amounts of data can mean the difference between staying ahead of the competition and falling behind in today’s fast-paced digital landscape. By delivering a trusted, enterprise-grade AI/ML and analytics cloud-like experience, HPE GreenLake can help you rapidly integrate and leverage AI technologies in your business processes—so you can maintain a competitive edge and thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape of today.
Contact Zunesis for more information on how to unlock the power of AI with HPE GreenLake.
This annual list features solution providers of all sizes across the U.S and Canada that have differentiated themselves by achieving the highest level and largest breadth of certifications and specializations from key technology vendors in the infrastructure, cloud, and security spaces.
Businesses rely on solution providers to maintain the highest levels of technical prowess across critical products and services to help them meet today’s IT challenges and take advantage of the benefits of cutting-edge solutions. To meet these demands, solution providers such as strategic service providers, systems integrators, managed service providers and value-added resellers strive to maintain high levels of training and certification from IT vendors and achieve the highest tiers within those vendors’ partner programs.
“CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list features the leading solution providers in the IT channel with the most in-depth technical knowledge, expertise, and certifications for providing the highest level of service for their customers,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “These solution providers have continued to extend their aptitudes and abilities across various technologies and IT practices, demonstrating their commitment and value to their customers.
Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/techelite250.
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of storage and data management at an unprecedented pace. This emerging technology is not only streamlining the way organizations store, process, and manage enormous volumes of data, but it’s also significantly improving the insights gleaned from this information. Offering advanced algorithms and machine learning capabilities, AI is powering the future of storage and data management—and is expected to transform the way businesses handle and use their data.
As organizations generate and store ever-increasing amounts of data, AI will continue to play a crucial role in helping businesses manage and utilize that data to drive innovation, optimize operations, and make data-driven decisions that fuel growth.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), with solutions like HPE InfoSight, is leading the charge in harnessing the potential of AI-driven storage and data management technologies. At Zunesis, we are committed to helping you capitalize on HPE’s AI-powered solutions to ensure a seamless, optimized, and forward-thinking data management strategy tailored to your specific needs and objectives.
For more information about how to transform your storage and data management processes with HPE powered by AI, contact us here.
In today’s digitally driven world, businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on network connectivity to operate effectively. But with increased connectivity also comes increased risk exposure. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and more businesses are succumbing to security breaches, data loss, and other security-related issues. In fact, cybercrime damages are expected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025.
Your ability to protect your network from cyberattacks and unauthorized access while maintaining network performance and compliance with regulatory requirements is not a nice-to-have—it’s essential. With a Network Access Control (NAC) system in place, you can safeguard your network infrastructure and your data while maintaining business continuity.
NAC is a security solution that restricts access to network resources based on users’ identities, roles, and devices. Today, more businesses are turning to NAC solutions, and here’s why:
By implementing an NAC system, your IT team can ensure the network is secure, reliable, and always available, while supporting regulatory compliance, network management, and network performance.
At Zunesis, we can help you protect your network infrastructure, safeguard sensitive data, and maintain business continuity with ClearPass from Aruba, a leading provider of NAC solutions that help businesses secure their network infrastructure while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Providing robust network access control with granular role-based policies for authentication, authorization, continuous monitoring and enforcement, Aruba ClearPass gives you anywhere, anytime connectivity while supporting simplified network security operations and enforcing security policies.
Downtime costs businesses an average of $84,650 per hour. A natural disaster or cyber-attack can result in weeks of downtime for a business that’s not prepared, delivering a massive financial blow. Even worse, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 40% of small and mid-sized businesses never reopen after a natural disaster, and an additional 25% reopen but fail within a year. These statistics are staggering—and sadly, we’ve seen scenarios like these play out many times with our clients.
The threat of man-made and natural catastrophes is real—and in most cases, it’s something you can’t control. What you can control, however, are the safeguards you have in place to help your business recover when disaster strikes.
DRaaS is a pay-as-you go cloud service model that delivers backup services in a managed data center to ensure access and functionality to IT infrastructure after a disaster. It gives an organization a total system backup for rapid restoration of data servers and applications in the event of system failure. By replicating and backing up all cloud data and applications, DRaaS protects data, limits downtime, and shortens Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) when a disaster happens.
At Zunesis, we can help you achieve modern data protection with HPE GreenLake for data protection. Ask us about how your company can install a free trial of HPE Greenlake backup and recovery.
For more information about HPE’s industry-leading backup, recovery, and ransomware protection capabilities, contact us today.
According to IDC research, businesses are prioritizing resiliency and agility as foundational elements of their IT strategy. They want more visibility, cross-platform control, better data management, and protection from the edge to the core. While consumption-based models are playing an increasingly important role in powering those goals to accelerate digital transformation, many business leaders are hesitant when it comes to Network-as-a-Service (NaaS). Some still think of as-a-service in terms of software, compute, and storage. However, as budgets grow tighter amid an inflationary economic environment, organizations need a better way to predict the ebbs and flows of the network, with flexibility to adapt as business needs change. That’s where NaaS comes into play.
Among the newest as-a-service approaches, NaaS combines hardware, software, services, and support in a pay-as-you-go model that delivers network services on a subscription basis. Allowing users to consume network infrastructure through flexible OpEx subscriptions, NaaS helps businesses shift their focus from managing their architecture to driving business outcomes.
As market conditions continue to change at a rapid clip, your business needs to be one step ahead of your competition. With NaaS solutions from Aruba, Zunesis can help you move from reactive network management to a proactive approach that uses the network to deliver innovation and power profound business outcomes.
For more information about how you can accelerate business outcomes with Aruba’s subscription-based network consumption model, contact us here.