Prepare for end of support. Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end Jul 9, 2019. Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end Jan 14, 2020. The Time to Act is NOW! AccountabilIT is here to help you upgrade and adopt the innovative technologies you need to carry your organization into the future. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security and performance. We've got you covered with new options. Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernize and transform to current versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance and innovation. SECURITY [...]
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In a move that creates one of the most comprehensive and advanced IT companies in the industry providing solutions and services that are being demanded by the market, AccountabilIT, today announced the acquisition of ClearPointe Technologies based in Little Rock, Arkansas. ClearPointe is a managed services provider specializing in cloud-based transformations, migrations and managed services. ClearPointe marks the second acquisition for AccountabilIT since its founding in August of 2016. AccountabilIT, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a preeminent managed services firm with a focus on cybersecurity. “This acquisition is critical in providing AccountabilIT with additional scale and experience needed to maintain our position in the industry,” said Chuck Vermillion, AccountabilIT’s CEO and founder. “We are thrilled to [...]
AccountabilIT's technical staff is engaged every day with customers in a variety of environments – on-site datacenters, collocation facilities, and full or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Regardless of the environment, a core skill each of our staff needs to be able to effectively address customer issues is networking. "Network connectivity is the foundation of all services. Servers and their services simply can’t function if the network is down," explains John Allis, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Client Support Engineer. Allis launched an internal effort to prepare Network Operation Center (NOC) analyst that were interested in achieving a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) designation. The program focused on core networking fundamentals and improving troubleshooting skills. "We tend [...]
A client was severing ties with their parent company and wanted to use the transition as an opportunity to evacuate on-premises data centers and move to a hybrid cloud model. After full discovery and a thorough assessment of the client’s business goals, AccountabilIT designed a plan to move all infrastructure to Office 365 and Azure except for a small footprint of hyper-converged host clusters the would serve for office automation functions. The strategy gave the client their desired level of independency as well as agility and scalability for their future plans. MIGRATION STRATEGY Migrate 60 business servers to Azure utilizing IaaS platform A full O365 migration for over 700 users Deploy two-node hyper-converged Hyper-V host clusters [...]
John Joyner, AccountabilIT’s Senior Director of Technology, was recently presented with the 2018-19 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition for his outstanding contributions in cloud and datacenter management. This award acknowledges Joyner’s exceptional leadership in the technical community over the past year. Joyner is one of 302 individuals in the world to receive this specific designation, and one of only 46 in the United States. “The Microsoft MVP program is one of the most distinguished awards in our industry. John is continuously pushing the envelope in our field and exploring new paths - he is a true technologist and we are thrilled for his success," said Chuck Vermillion, AccountabilIT CEO. Joyner received his first [...]
The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC), Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA)/Arizona InfraGard host the fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas. The Cybersecurity Summit is an opportunity for government and business leaders to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. Join the Council for this educational summit that provides actionable solutions, as numerous AZTC and ACTRA member organizations showcase their available resources, products and services geared toward helping protect your intellectual property and customer data. There will be panel discussions, keynote speakers, sponsor expo and other exceptional presentations. To register to attend this great [...]
Join the Arizona Technology Council and AccountabilIT on Tuesday, March 20 at Galvanize in Downtown Phoenix to learn why you should be moving to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. AIT will discuss the main benefits of Windows 10 such as increased security, better performance and enhanced administration. The presenters also plan to discuss the methods of moving to Windows 10 and how it can be easier than you think. Lastly, AIT will touch on the servicing model and how it will make you rethink updates. Register here. Lunch is included.
AccountabilIT hosted a webinar with Microsoft MVP and AccountabilIT's Senior Director of Technology, John Joyner. A live demo of Azure Log Analytics was presented, and we highlighted the newest OMS update management service. During the webinar John will took a closer look at: OMS architecture (Windows, Linux direct agent; SCOM) What data can you connect to ALA (Windows events, Syslog messages, Performance data) How to interact with ALA: ALA Query Language in the Azure portal OMS Alerts and Dashboards Mobile client External system interaction such as ITSM Examples of OMS solutions available Updates for Windows and Linux systems Azure security center Site Recovery and Backup
A common business requirement of many enterprises is the forwarding, collection, and analysis of syslog messages. In practical terms, this means central event log storage and processing for most all network gear except Microsoft Windows Server and applications which have the Event Log service. Using a syslog server as a collection point for logging activities allows all network logs to be stored in one place so they can be searched easily. A syslog collection facility is a must for network security because without a syslog server, logs remain on scattered devices and can never be reviewed or archived. All Linux and UNIX servers have syslog capability and most networking gear such as Cisco routers, Check Point [...]
Azure Site Recovery Overview Microsoft introduced Azure Site Recovery (ASR) in 2014. This Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering allows on-premises workloads to be replicated into Azure, or another datacenter, to allow for rapid failover in the event of a major outage. At the time the service was narrowly focused on only those environments running Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Since then the service has expanded to cover not only VMware environments, but has Azure region-to-region support in Preview. It has become the de facto method for migrating live workloads to Azure with minimal disruption. We’re going to review how to plan an ASR deployment for these newer capabilities. Key Concepts Azure Site Recovery works well in both [...]