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Infographic: Security Strategies for Safer Cloud Migrations

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on May 19, 2015 9:05:00 AM

Cloud computing continues to become a more prolific and revolutionary technology, leading many firms to migrate applications, data and other assets into these advanced environments. As change is one of the more consistent creators of risk in IT security, cloud migrations must be handled properly and in such a way that maintains protection of sensitive information and systems.

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Topics: Public Cloud, IT Security, Cloud and Data Security, Cloud, Private Cloud, Infographic

4 Common Problems Solutions Integrators See In Today’s IT Landscape

Posted by Laura Hayes on Apr 27, 2015 8:07:00 AM

The rate of change in today’s IT landscape has led to an increase in the number of technologies, cloud initiatives, data creation, and security holes. These increases, in combination with limited resources, time, and expertise, have led many organizations in search of a trusted advisor to cut through all the noise. As a solutions integrator, we are constantly having discussions with organizations about what problems they are encountering. We polled our team to find out what these were, and four common problems emerged:

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Topics: Infrastructure, IT Security, Virtualization, Cloud, Data Management

Cloud computing adoption still has room to grow

Posted by Laura Hayes on Apr 16, 2015 2:52:00 PM
Despite the fact that cloud computing has been such a revolutionary technology that seemingly exists in all organizations and households today, some industries and government agencies have not yet gotten on board with the solutions. Balking on cloud services will often represent a significant error on behalf of enterprises, as well as a missed opportunity, as the technology has proven to reduce expenditures while expanding upon the flexibility and power of its adopters. 
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Topics: Virtualization, Cloud

EMC's Federation - A business model that matches today's market velocity

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Apr 10, 2015 11:13:00 AM

By Eric Ng, EVP Sales.

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Topics: Infrastructure, IT Security, Cloud, Private Cloud, Virtualization and Cloud, Storage, Security

6 tips for satisfying security concerns on public cloud

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Oct 7, 2014 3:11:00 PM

By Rene Heroux, Solution Architect.

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Topics: Public Cloud, Cloud

Seven considerations when implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure.

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Oct 16, 2012 9:44:00 AM

By Ian Forbes, Solution Architect in Virtualization & Cloud, Scalar Decisions.

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Topics: Virtualization, Cloud, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Virtualization and Cloud

Scalar takes StudioCloud to SIGGRAPH 2012

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Aug 20, 2012 3:43:00 PM

Scalar recently participated in the 39th annual SIGGRAPH conference - the international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques. It was our first year at the conference, and we were showcasing StudioCloud, our high-performance server farm, launched earlier this year. Check out this short video of our Western GM, Darren Sharpe, giving an overview of the solution, which allows companies to rent servers on a per-server, per-day cost model.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Corporate, Cloud, StudioCloud, Managed Services

Two VMware announcements for Scalar this week

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Aug 29, 2011 4:44:00 PM

With VMworld kicking off today, it's appropriate that we have two big VMware announcements this week.

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Topics: Virtualization, Corporate, Cloud

Scalar showcasing EMC and VMware technologies in action!

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Jun 24, 2011 12:20:00 PM

We've been out and about the last month at a number of shows in Ontario and BC - Cisco Networkers, CANHEIT, MISA, BCnet, IT4BC and VMware Forum. It's great to get out and flex our tech muscles with the IT community! Here's a couple of little videos from some of the shows - Ian Forbes at VMware forum showing how easy it is to provision storage with EMC and VMware, and Dhiva Navaratnam at Networkers chatting to Cisco's Warren Ross about Scalar, VDI and cloud. Enjoy!

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Topics: Virtualization, Corporate, Cloud, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Network

Maintain the privacy of your data in the cloud

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Mar 2, 2011 11:48:00 AM

Author: Fiona Griffiths, National Business Lead for Scalar Managed Zimbra

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Topics: IT Security, Cloud, Security, Managed Services