HPE c7000 and Blades Going EOS Soon

Posted by Vista IT Group on Sep 24, 2019 4:31:22 PM

HPE c7000 chassis and Gen10 blades will be going End-of-Sale at the end of this year.  If you’re like most HPE blade customers, you aren’t ready to do a large fork lift upgrade to a new platform.  Vista IT can help you extend the life of your c7000 blade infrastructure long after the end of the year.  We take strategic inventory positions on HPE servers prior to them going end-of-sale so we are able to provide new blades long after you can no longer get them anywhere else.  For example, we have new BL460c Gen9 in-stock, even though they went end-of-sale over a year ago and currently have over 150 new Gen9 and Gen10 blades in-stock that can be configured-to-order.

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Topics: Data Center, HPE, Technology

Six Considerations When Evaluating Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Vista IT Group on Aug 28, 2019 8:56:33 AM

More and more companies are leaning toward a hybrid cloud approach in order to maintain control of on-premises resources while taking advantage of the flexibility of the cloud. It's a win-win situation, since newer applications and services can be supported in the cloud without sacrificing legacy applications. Here are a few things to consider while you're evaluating whether hybrid cloud is a viable option for your company.

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Topics: Data Center, Storage, Hedvig

Upgrade vRealize Operations for Half the Price!

Posted by Vista IT Group on Aug 2, 2019 9:55:38 AM

Consolidate your on-premise and cloud environments to one screen for half the price! For a limited time, VMware is offering 50% off your upgrade when you upgrade your vRealize Operations environment from Standard to Advanced or vRealize Operations Suite.

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Topics: Data Center, VMware, Technology

HPE iLO4 Advisory – Urgent Customer Notification!

Posted by Vista IT Group on Oct 24, 2018 8:50:31 AM

This is a public service announcement for all potentially effected HPE customers, service providers and business partners.

HPE sent an Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) critical update notification in early September that we have been notified is causing degraded iLOs in certain customer environments.

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Topics: Data Center, HPE, Technology

Memory Prices Continue to Rise

Posted by Vista IT Group on Oct 18, 2017 3:58:58 PM

Rising global economic activity, the exponential growth in data, coupled with increasing server density, has created an industry wide shortage in memory and SSDs.  For months, memory manufacturers have lagged behind on market demand, resulting in increasing lead times and price hikes across all OEMs. Throughout 2017, many leading manufacturers including Cisco, Dell, HPE, and Lenovo have announced price increases multiple times.  Across the board, manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for memory have nearly doubled. Moving into 2018, industry analysts expect further memory price increases as projections for demand doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

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Topics: Data Center, HPE, Lenovo, Cisco, Dell

Receive vSAN at No Additional Charge with Your Server Purchase

Posted by Vista IT Group on Aug 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Vista IT Group is now offering VMware vSAN at no charge on select Dell PowerEdge, HPE ProLiant, Lenovo ThinkServer, and Lenovo System x systems. In addition to free vSAN licenses with SnS, customers will also receive 30% off MSRP on qualified PowerEdge R730, R630, ProLiant DL360, DL380, ThinkServer R450, R350, and System x 3550 M5, x3650 M5 server configurations.

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Topics: Data Center, VMware, HPE, Lenovo, Dell

Receive vSphere at No Additional Charge with Your Server Purchase

Posted by Vista IT Group on Jul 26, 2017 4:11:41 PM

Vista IT Group is now offering VMware vSphere at no charge on select Dell PowerEdge, HPE ProLiant, Lenovo ThinkServer, and Lenovo System X systems. In addition to free vSphere licenses and SnS support, customers will also receive 30% off MSRP on qualified PowerEdge R730, R630, ProLiant DL380 G9, DL360 G9, BL460 G9, ThinkServer R450, R350, and System x 3550 M5, x3650 M5 server configurations.

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Topics: Data Center, VMware, HPE, Lenovo, Dell

Vista IT Group Offers No-Charge VMware vSphere, vSAN on Select Dell PowerEdge, HPE ProLiant, and Lenovo System x and ThinkServer Systems

Posted by Vista IT Group on Jul 25, 2017 10:39:02 AM

Grand Rapids, MI (July 25, 2017) - Vista IT Group, a thirty-year-old national systems integrator, announced it will begin offering free vSphere and vSAN licenses when purchased with select Dell PowerEdge, HPE ProLiant, and Lenovo ThinkServer and System x models.

Piggy backing off the momentum from VMware's own 50% off promotion on upgrades from Enterprise to Enterprise Plus, Vista worked with its strategic partners to put this exclusive promotion together. In addition to no-charge vSphere or vSAN licenses and support, customers will also receive 30% off MSRP on qualified PowerEdge R730, R630, ProLiant DL380 G9, DL360 G9, BL460 G9, ThinkServer R450, R350, and System x3550 M5, x3650 M5 server configurations.

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Topics: Data Center, VMware, HPE, Lenovo, Dell

Upgrade to vSphere Enterprise Plus for 50% Off!

Posted by Vista IT Group on Jul 24, 2017 12:08:32 PM

As a result of VMware's recent licensing changes, the Enterprise edition of vSphere has reached end of life as of June 30th, 2017. Piggy backing off VMware’s promotion, Vista IT Group is offering a 50% discount when you upgrade from vSphere Enterprise to vSphere Enterprise Plus (with or without Operations Management).  This offer is also available when upgrading from vSphere with Operations Management Standard to vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus.

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Topics: Data Center, VMware

Lenovo x86 Servers Achieve Top Reliability Ratings Among All Competing x86 Platforms

Posted by Vista IT Group on Jun 21, 2017 9:01:35 AM

In a global survey of data center reliability conducted by Technology Intelligence Consulting (ITIC), results showed that Lenovo, Cisco and IBM came out at the top of the pack in reliably and server downtime. This survey concluded that Lenovo tech support and the x86 ratings are among the best in the industry followed by Cisco and IBM. Whereas, HPE ProLiant servers and Oracles SPARC and x86 hardware and Solaris reliability continued to decline for the fifth year in a row.

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Topics: Data Center, Lenovo