September 2012

Back from VMWorld

By | September 12th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community|

LightEdge team members are back from their annual trip to VMworld, held this year in San Francisco.  The conference consists of keynotes, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, and a solutions exchange where vendors showed off their latest innovations. Here are some thoughts on the high notes of the week: For the past several years, VMware has [...]

LightEdge Hires David Flagel as part of Consulting Department Expansion

By | September 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security|

New hire is a networking and security expert with Cisco CCDE, Cisco CCIE and CISSP®-ISSAP® Certifications Des Moines, IA, September 5, 2012 – LightEdge is pleased to announce that the company has hired David Flagel as a Consulting Network Architect as part of a recent expansion of the company’s IT Consulting Department.  David’s wealth of [...]

August 2012

What is Hybrid Storage?

By | August 28th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

By Matt Breitbach, LightEdge Engineer What is hybrid storage and why should you be interested in it?  Traditional spinning disk-based storage arrays require large numbers of disks to generate high performance and low latency.  This tends to result in significantly more storage being purchased than is actually needed, just so you can satisfy the performance [...]

July 2012

Microsoft’s head is in the clouds, but for providers, that’s a good thing!

By | July 26th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Unified Communications|

  “Providers, Providers, Providers!” was the chant at Microsoft’s TechED 2012 session, and everything I have read, the webinars I have watched and the training the Redmond company is delivering, tells a simple story of Microsoft's interest in dominating the service provider space by not only delivering cost effective platform solutions, but the tools and [...]

Should you backup data or entire VM?

By | July 24th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security, Unified Communications|

By Matt Breitbach, LightEdge Engineer With the rise of virtualization, there is a persistent question that comes up when people evaluate backup platforms. That question is: should I back up my data (documents, emails, databases) or my entire VM?  This is a great question from many perspectives. Below are some tips to help you decide [...]

Questions to ask before moving to the cloud

By | July 19th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community, Security, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

By Matt Patterson, LightEdge Engineer Everyone is talking about Cloud these days? Are you in the cloud? Is your infrastructure cloud ready? What the heck is the cloud? You may already be using the cloud and just don't know it. With all the talk of the cloud of what it is and what it isn't, [...]

LightEdge Solutions Achieves Gold Level Status as a Polycom Choice Partner

By | July 9th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Unified Communications, Voice over IP|

LightEdge broadens its expertise in implementing unified communications solutions within today’s complex customer environments DES MOINES, IA – July  9, 2012 – LightEdge Solutions, an industry leading cloud IT services provider, today announced it has been named by Polycom, Inc., the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications (UC), as a Gold Level Polycom Choice [...]

Cloud: Are you there…and just don’t realize it?

By | July 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing|

Everyone is talking cloud today. That can lead to a lot of in-depth discussions about where a company sits in their ability to take advantage of the cloud, security concerns, management and control, and the list goes on. What a lot of companies don’t consider as they hold these conversations, is that they’re probably already [...]

June 2012

Scandal raises questions about technology usage policies

By | June 5th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Security|

The scandal over explicit emails that cost Nancy Sebring her jobs as a school superintendent illustrates the perils of deteriorating distinctions between personal lives and professional responsibilities and raises questions about employers’ technology usage policies, experts say. The Internet and mobile devices are imploding work-life boundaries by placing email and other office functions literally in [...]

May 2012

Bring your own Device (BYOD)

By | May 17th, 2012|Cloud Computing, Company and Community|

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 16, 2012 – Cisco today announced findings from the Cisco IBSG Horizons Study of 600 U.S. IT and business leaders that shows IT is accepting, and in some cases embracing, "bring your own device" (BYOD) as a reality in the enterprise. The study shows some of the quantifiable benefits and [...]

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