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Red Hat NA Partner Technical Exchange – Chicago 2016-10-05

Written by Colin Caprusu, Systems Specialist at HighVail Systems Inc. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Red Hat North America Partner Technical Exchange in the windy city, Chicago. During the course of this post I’d like to share with everyone some of the...

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My Experience at DockerCon 2016 – Andrew Prowse

Written by Andrew Prowse, Technical Specialist at HighVail Systems Inc. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the recent DockerCon Summit in Seattle and it was like a window into the future of IT. For those that don’t know what or who Docker is or what...

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Containerization Technology Defined

Written by Nenad Rokic, Technical Systems Architect at HighVail Systems Inc. Recently, I attended the DockerCon Conference in beautiful Seattle, focusing my attention on new and emerging trends in IT. In the short span of two or so years, this event has gained a...

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Top Tech Industry Trends for 2016

The world of information technology is ever changing. From year to year, new predictions arise as to what the top trends of the industry will be in the future; it is important to keep these trends in mind when going forward with business, as a modern and aware...

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How Does Social Media Affect the IT Professional?

Ten years ago, if you were to ask the average person what they thought of social media, chances are they wouldn’t have the slightest clue as to what you were talking about. Facebook was launched in 2004, but didn’t begin to accept users other than students and...

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How The Cloud Has Evolved Over Time

Cloud computing has become a massive industry over the years. A highly valued tool in many industries, cloud computing is utilized by a substantial number of businesses and consumers today. With its surge in popularity and use in recent years, most people typically...

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Hyper Converged: Choices, Misconceptions & Facts

In the world of IT, there is much concern and focus around efficiency, total cost of ownership and consolidation. These concerns are ever growing and now even more so because of shrinking budgets. What that translates to is being more resourceful, with less money…and...

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CloudForms: One Ring to Rule Them All

My first formal introduction to Red Hat’s CloudForms product was during the last week of July at Red Hat’s first Partner Technical Exchange in Orlando. CloudForms is a robust, feature rich tool that can manage a number of different providers or back-end hypervisors...

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The Container Craze: Should you be buying in?

Containers……docker……rkt…..kubernetes……appc……mesos…….atomic…..LXC…..photon……magnum……coreOS……. cgroups…….microservices These terms may not mean anything to you right now, but we're willing to bet that you’re exposure to them has significantly increased over the past 12...

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Become an Open Source Expert and Weather the Storm

Open Source has gradually and consistently continued to exert its control over almost every aspect of IT.  It has emerged as a clear leader for businesses trying to ensure their relevance, competitiveness, and position within the market.  As Open Source adoption...

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To (learn) Code or not to (learn) Code?

If you look at my bio on our webpage (Bradley Brodkin Bio), you’ll see that an area of personal interest is in the movement towards teaching children early on how to write code. It’s an area that I began taking an interest in a few years ago when a friend referred me...

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As Technology Evolves, So Must We

We’re just over a month into the New Year and already I feel like I’ve fallen behind on my own personal goal of keeping up with technology. Sure, we all use some form of technology every day, but I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to truly keep up with all the...

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7 Tech Resolutions for 2015

With the start of the New Year many of us have a list of resolutions we aspire to achieve. From eating right, working out regularly and saving, money the list can go on and on. The New Year is also a great time to make some tech resolutions. In todays world the...

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The Internet of ABSOLUTELY Everything

As the year comes to a close, which for us at HighVail also means a new fiscal year is about to start, I’ve been thinking about what’s sparked my interest most over the last twelve months.  I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s really the notion of everything is...

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How Technology has changed our Society Part 3

In our world today, technology is an essential part of all our daily lives. From the evolution of the cell phone to how our society has adapted to new technologies like smartphones and tablets. It is evident that technology has become a prominent feature in most of...

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How Technology has Changed Society Part 2

In a world that is forever evolving and changing, technology has impacted how our society works thanks to the Internet. From finding out information about a person by searching them online or having whatever you desire delivered to your front doorstep, the Internet...

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How Technology has Changed Society Part 1

Technology has changed society. There’s no denying it. From the way we communicate, to how we go about business. 20 years ago everything was different. While it’s important to stay on top the current trends, it’s also important to disconnect from technology from time...

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The Platforms of Social Media and Purpose of Each Part 2

In the last ten years Social Media has completely changed. When MySpace was first launched back in 2003, the sole purpose was personal use.  Users enjoyed the ability to add images and photos of themselves for others to see.  With the launch of Facebook came a...

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The Platforms of Social Media and Purpose of Each Part 1

It’s no secret that marketing has completely changed over the last few years. With the launch of the Internet has come a digital revolution with new and innovative ways to market your business. From email marketing to CRM and Social Media, the options are endless....

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5 IT Shortcuts That Put Your Company’s Data at Risk

A study from the University of Texas showed that 43 percent of companies that sustain data loss close and never reopen, and 51 percent close within two years. This goes to show that for any IT departments looking to save time and money, they shouldn’t be doing so at...

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Top 5 IT Trends of 2014

Every single day, we operate our lives around technology. It may not even be the first realization in our mind, but it’s almost as if technology has become a basic necessity for mankind. Using our phones, going online, using data storage, and so much more; they are...

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The Benefits of Server Virtualization

At HighVail, one of our main goals is to provide the utmost assistance to customers’ in order to make it easier for them to consolidate and organize all of their data. With Server Virtualization, HighVail is able to guarantee that data centres are always available and...

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HighVail: Who Are We?

Upon clicking on this introductory blog post, some of you may ask yourselves “Who and what is this HighVail?” while others may ask, “What is this blog?” Well, here we are, ready to introduce you to the foundation of who and what HighVail is, and why we have started...

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