Edge Solutions Expands Leadership Team to Drive Innovation

By Samantha Vince

Alpharetta, GA, December 4, 2017 — Edge Solutions, a leading technology solutions and services provider, announced today it has appointed industry leader David Able as chief operating officer, and promoted Darin DeHart to executive vice president. David will be responsible for the company’s business operations, technology innovation, and consulting services expansion. Darin will take the helm of the sales organization to develop a comprehensive sales strategy aligned with David’s operational plans. These enhancements to the leadership team will accelerate the company into new solution areas that meet customer demands and... Read More

Four Ways Hyperconvergence Can Help Your Business Do More With Less

By Edge Solutions

Do more with less: It’s the mantra of almost every small business. In fact, “increasing productivity” was the most common business priority for SMBs, according to the ESG 2015 SMB Business Outcome Survey. Unfortunately, most small companies’ IT departments — or in some cases, the one IT person — are often left scrambling to move faster and be more agile, despite working with a manual infrastructure that isn’t powerful, simple, or fast enough to keep up. In a 2015 study, 42% of SMBs cited aging infrastructure as their biggest IT... Read More

Is Hyperconverged the Cure for Your Small Business’ Biggest Problems?

By Edge Solutions

The evolution of hybrid IT continues to impact businesses, and the benefits of virtual data centers coupled with in-house infrastructure are numerous. From performance improvements to enhanced security levels, hybrid IT delivers more for less. However, for SMBs there are challenges with deploying applications and resources faster than ever before. Silo-laden infrastructure can impede agility, while disaster recovery (DR) strategies are often left to chance. Add to that the challenge of keeping up with fast-changing business needs and objectives, and many IT departments are left scrambling. For many SMBs the answer to these challenges may be a hyper converged infrastructure... Read More

Hyper Convergence and the Digital Economy Webinar

By Madison Benfield

You’re Invited: Reduce IT Costs by 73% with Hyperconvergence  The digital economy is forcing IT and the businesses to rethink IT infrastructure. Many are struggling with how to minimize the data center footprint, protect data, and drive down costs without sacrificing performance or resiliency. Join HPE’s live webinar on June 29th at 2PM EDT to hear industry analyst IDC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise discuss digital transformation and how HPE SimpliVity can help you see a [email protected] reduction in TCO and save up to 90% on storage capacity, while increasing application... Read More

Edge Solutions Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List

By Samantha Vince

Alpharetta, Georgia- June 5, 2017 – Edge Solutions, a leading technology services and solutions provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Edge to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year,... Read More

Rethinking Network Management with Arista and XMPP

By Barry Polis

Are you tired of console cables and different flavors of PuTTY? Do the sheer number of SSH sessions piling up in your jump server overwhelm you? Considering the advanced features and cutting edge chipsets that today’s datacenter switches provide, it does seem odd that our method of managing them hasn’t changed much over the years. One of Edge’s new technology partners, Arista, offers some much needed improvements on the “hunt and peck” network management style through the use of open standards. For those of you new to Arista (or that... Read More

Solid State Drive Shortage and the Technology Behind It

By Barry Polis

Since SSDs (Solid State Drives) had seemed to show an ever escalating price/performance advantage over the last couple of years, they are quickly replacing magnetic spinning media as the storage medium of choice.  After all, there is a plethora of advantages, now that the duty cycles and lifetimes of these marvels have been extended with newer technologies. However, in the last six months, the decreasing price spiral has slowed, and actually reversed.  And, the availability of SSDs has plummeted.  Are the reasons behind this trend real; or is the problem... Read More

Join Edge Solutions for VeeamOn 2017

Veeamon2017 Edge Solutions

By Madison Benfield

VeeamOn 2017: The World’s Premiere Availability Event We are very excited to be part of the world’s largest event focused entirely on data center Availability. Don’t miss being part of the conversation on the latest in data center modernization, storage, and cloud technologies. Discover. Engage. Innovate. Network with over 3,000 IT peers and meet industry experts and decision makers. 85 Breakout Sessions so there is something for everyone, whether you are an experienced IT pro or more business-focused Be the First to see the latest innovations from Veeam and learn... Read More

Hands-on with Arista VM Tracer

Arista VM Tracer

By Sean Freeman

At the end of 2016, HPE announced that they were partnering with Arista Networks for all datacenter networking opportunities moving forward. Arista’s been making a lot of waves in the industry recently, so as strategic HPE partners, we are very excited about the technology that Arista brings. Arista’s networking portfolio uses Fedora Linux at the core. Useful tools like grep, cat, zcat, tcpdump, awk and more are ready to go from boot. Administrators can choose to work in the bash shell if they are familiar with Linux or work in... Read More

A Ski Trip with a Cause

Downhill Derelicts

By Cory Arnwine

Downhill Derelicts and Edge’s Own Give Back I learned how to ski as a kid, but my family stopped taking winter trips as my sister and I got older.  I picked it back up during college spring breaks and post-graduation trips.  I loved it and my dad did too as he also resumed the hobby with some of his friends.  Needless to say, the idea that we would go on a ski trip together had been planted. Becoming a Downhill Derelict In 2015, my dad and one of his old... Read More