Business in the Cloud is Very Sunny

There are many reasons why companies of all sizes are shifting their tech resources to the cloud. It may be to accommodate and collaborate with distributed workforces. Or it may be to streamline and corral staff efforts.

There is an endless number of tech solutions available in the cloud, each with its own niche, pros and cons. Here is a roundup of some of the field’s biggest players.




Tenda Nova MW6 Brings You The Next Generation Whole Home WiFi System

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With the explosion in popularity of smart home devices and countless streaming media services like Hulu, Netflix, and Spotify, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage has become a must for the modern household. Tenda Nova MW6 is a router replacement providing whole-home coverage.

Tenda’s Nova Mesh Wi-Fi kit comes with three units that deliver coverage of up to 6,000 square feet, a coverage area 15% larger than most competitors. Equipped with the latest in cutting-edge technology, Nova optimizes network speed and coverage to keep every user in the home connected, leaving no room for dead zones. Nova can handle simultaneous connections from multiple devices and also works with Alexa to control compatible devices with voice commands.

Tenda is an industry-leading computer networking equipment provider that designs, manufactures, and distributes its own products worldwide. Excellent performance, steady signal, ease of use and installation, top quality with competitive price are common features of all Tenda products. Tenda is committed to delivering outstanding user experience through our locally-based tech support team and industry-leading 3-year warranty across all of the Tenda product line.

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Advanced Solutions Conference

Thank you for those who attended Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions Conference in Buffalo, NY earlier this month. While you were there, you heard from various New & Emerging Manufacturers about their growing or disruptive technologies in the channel.

Ingram Micro is constantly examining ways to boost solution provider margin by leveraging innovative technologies that help solve new challenges in today’s evolving IT marketplace. From IoT to hyperconverged solutions  to SaaS (and more), we focus on adding extra value to your business. Thank you!

Manufacturer Sponsors:



Panduit has built an end to end solution from Enterprise to the plant floor. We were excited to showcase new products like G5 PDUs and Net-Verse Cabinets. Panduit creates quality products that offer quick deployment to provide savings to you.




Access to your network devices even when the network, is down with out-of-band management solutions from Opengear. For customers who use EOL Cisco 2900 ISR units, take a look at our IM7200 console servers with ATT & Verizon-certified cellular capability.


Sierra Wireless


Thank you for attending today’s event, visit to learn more about our fully integrated solution comprised of embedded solutions, gateway solutions and cloud and connectivity services that empower organizations to innovate.

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Syncplicity can help your customers solve multiple use cases, making them more strategic to their business lines. Syncplicity can also drag hardware and services deal because it reaches both end users and core IT Infrastructure’s data and files. Sell Syncplicity!


Netscout Systems


The NETSCOUT AirCheck G2 just got better with a new software release that adds several highly demanded features. Timed with this release is a new Test Accessory device that works with the AirCheck to simplify running performance tests.




Thanks for visiting Lantronix at the Advanced Solutions Conference. We had a great time showcasing our SLC 8000, the #1 modular console manager for secure out-of-band management. Designed for data centers, colocations and test labs. Compatible with all Cisco routers/switches.


Retrospect Inc.


Thanks for taking a look at Retrospect Software, a full and file-level backup and recovery solution for Virtual, Mac, and Windows environments. Hybrid capabilities with precise point-in-time restores, file-level deduplication, end-client backup protection, and U.S. based industry-leading customer support.

MSI Workstations- Designed for Professionals!


At MSI, we know hardware. We also know what makes a powerful machine and our mobile workstations are no different.

MSI Workstations and the 7th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processors are the perfect match, giving you up to 10% performance enhancement, offering an even smoother experience.

The latest NVIDIA® GPUs for mobile workstations deliver up to three times the graphics performance, twice the memory and nearly twice the computing power of the previous generation, enabling professionals to enjoy desktop-level performance and capabilities on a mobile laptop.

MSI workstations are ISV certified systems, officially recognized and certified by major ISVs in applications from Adobe, AutoDesk, SolidWorks and others. These systems come with a 3 year limited warranty, which includes a 1 year global warranty. This means you can get your system repaired anywhere that offers service, regardless of where you bought it.

Enjoy desktop performance for your work flow without sacrificing mobility; take your projects where ever you may go. Whether it’s the sleek, elegant designs of our workstations or the various ISV certifications they hold, you can rest assured your projects will be completed without a hitch.

Accomplish more with MSI. Let’s get work done, together!

CloudForms 4.5 – Now with Ansible Automation!

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Two of the hottest products in the Cloud & Automation space, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Ansible, are now officially working together with the release of CloudForms 4.5, which includes Ansible Automation inside, right out of the box.

Ansible Automation allows CloudForms to use Ansible Playbooks, which are written in the Ansible language.

For CloudForms, this means:

1. Services – Allow an Ansible Playbook to back a CloudForms service catalog item
2. Control Actions – CloudForms policies can execute Ansible Playbooks as actions based on events from providers.
3. Control Alerts – set a Ansible playbook to launch prompted by a Cloudforms Alert.

CloudForms 4.5 with Ansible Automation is not a replacement or substitute for Ansible Tower however – Each product addresses different use cases and customer needs, and are generally sold to different customers within the IT Organization.

You can learn more about the integration at Red Hat’s official CloudForms Blog.

Why use Ansible for Automation?


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Why use Ansible for Automation?

As you know, today’s market leaders (regardless of industry), are leading their industries by thinking of technology first (and essentially becoming technology companies). Anything they can do to move faster, pivot quicker, and cut costs, will give them a significant competitive advantage over their competition.

Companies are turning to automation products, such as Red Hat’s Ansible Tower, as one of the fundamental drivers for optimizing their IT Infrastructure. When looking at Config Management Solutions, more and more customers are turning to Ansible to meet their needs.

Some of the advantages Ansible offers are:

1. It’s a simple, powerful, and agentless automation engine
2. Can automate and orchestrate the complex IT process, systems, and networks
3. It’s a command-line tool that relies on SSH and WinRM to connect to and manage remote instances
4. Is back by over 1000 modules that enable it to manage all aspect of IT environments
5. It’s often adopted from the bottom-up: IT Administrators and developers typically leads to widescale adoption by entire IT enterprises

You can learn more about Ansible here:

Hospital System Troubleshoots Wireless Network in Seconds with NETSCOUT’s AirCheck G2


For Houston Methodist Hospital, providing reliable wireless networks is crucial. With over 6 million square feet including 6 remote sites, troubleshooting Wi-Fi problems is a top priority. Wireless Engineers and Architects use the AirCheck G2 as one of their first response tools to validate wireless signal coverage, Wi-Fi strength, client devices, and to help locate rogue access points.

Watch this short video to see how this handheld tool gives a suite of key information, quickly and efficiently for the Houston Methodist Hospital’s IT team.

Watch the full case study here: NETSCOUT’s AirCheck G2