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 73@ 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

Data Capacity Optimization: Considering the Business Value

data capacity optimization


By Keith Thuerk

Lately, there has been a great deal of emphasis in the industry press describing data capacity optimization, also known as data efficiency. While many simply discuss the data capacity technology, as an IT solutions provider, we look at the offering from a business perspective. Doing so will help determine that you are getting what you need from the technology or if you are better off focusing on another area of your architecture. Data Capacity Optimization: Questions to Consider When asked what you gain from data efficiency technology, the easy response... Read More

Future First, Ready Now: HPE Composable Infrastructure Global Tour

Composable Infrastructure


By Madison Benfield

Join HPE for an exclusive event on April 11 to see how they are transforming traditional IT with Composable Infrastructure and HPE Synergy. Fully adaptable and ready for everything, HPE Synergy is the new hybrid IT engine to future-proof your data center for today’s workloads and tomorrow’s disruptors. Why attend? Hear from HPE customers as they discuss their datacenter experiences with HPE Composable Infrastructure Gain insights into industry trends from and IDC Analyst Learn how the Composable Infrastructure vision and HPE Synergy architecture can transform your business HPE Ecosystem Partners... Read More

Airbnb for Business Travel?

sharing economy for business travel


By Madison Benfield

The Sharing Economy for Business Travel The sharing economy has significantly changed many traditional industries. The past five years have experienced significant disruption from how we travel and get around town to how we work. For example, Airbnb has changed booking accommodations. Uber has changed how we get around town. ZipCar, in some places, has replaced the need to even own a car. In all these cases, someone who owns something, like a home, is making it available for someone else to borrow. With Uber, someone is using their own... Read More