CETPA 2016 Happy Hour

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We are excited to host a Happy Hour along with Fortinet at the 2016 CETPA Conference in Sacramento.

Join us and relax after a long day at the CETPA Show and network with your peers. Enjoy food and drinks just steps away from the convention center.

 

MIX Patio
1525 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:30PM – 9:30PM

Cable Management: The VPLS Difference

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Structured cabling and cable management are important, but often overlooked, components of a stable, reliable network.  Networks with disorganized cabling are difficult to troubleshoot.  Cumbersome cables also make it difficult to install new network devices.  Finally, when executives see a jumbled mess of cables in the data center, it can reflect poorly on management’s view of the IT department.

Organizing cabling in your data center or wiring closet can be a challenging and time consuming task.  VPLS Solutions’ team of structured cabling experts can give your data center the clean and organized look you are hoping for at an affordable cost and with little downtime.  VPLS Solutions will leave you with a clean, labeled rack, as well as updated network diagrams.  We are experts at cabling new network deployments, or cleaning up existing cabling installs.  We have addressed cabling challenges at corporate offices, data centers, schools and government facilities.  Our team of structured cabling experts can help you pick the right accessories such as horizontal and vertical cable managers, racks, switch enclosures, UPS units, and cable types and lengths.  Please contact the experts at VPLS Solutions to schedule an assessment of your structured cabling.

Aerohive Networks Test Flight hands-on Workshop

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Join us for a lunch and learn workshop where you will receive an AP130 evaluation wireless access point with HiveManager NG cloud Management.

You’ll see a brief overview followed by a hands-on workshop where you can set up an AP130 to test drive with the help of one of our experienced SEs.

 

VPLS Solutions Office
1744 W. Katella Ave., Ste. 200
Orange, CA 92867

Thursday November 3, 2016
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ballast Point Brewery Happy Hour

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VPLS Solutions is excited to host a happy hour at Ballast Point Brewery with Brocade and Fortinet.

Join us for an opportunity to network with your IT peers while enjoying food and award winning craft beer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ballast Point Brewery
110 Marina Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Thursday, October 27th
5:00PM – 7:00PM

 

NASPO Government Purchasing Solutions From VPLS

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The technology purchasing process for public institutions like state and local governments and school districts can be challenging.  There is often a need to purchase products and services in an expedited fashion to meet technology objectives.  Public bidding and RFP requirements can slow the purchasing process and delay deployment schedules, however.

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (or NASPO) has established a ValuePoint Master Agreement to allow government agencies to purchase technology products and services at a competitive and pre-negotiated price.  NASPO merged its Western States Contracting Alliance (or WSCA) with NASPO in January 2013 thus forming a national cooperative purchasing organization.  NASPO allows government agencies to purchase without bid with the comfortable knowledge that they are getting a competitive price negotiated by a national agency.

VPLS Solutions is proud to offer our California-based government clients products and services through NASPO ValuePoint.  For the past four years, VPLS Solutions has been listed on Brocade’s NASPO ValuePoint Contract (contract number AR214) for hardware, software and support sales.  VPLS Solutions is also one of a very few Brocade partners that can also offer Brocade installation services through the NASPO ValuePoint contract.  This honor is a testament to the engineering expertise VPLS has demonstrated in Brocade products.

As of 2016, VPLS Solutions is also an approved reseller for Nimble Storage solutions through the NASPO ValuePoint contract (contract number MNWNC-122), making us one of only seven approved Nimble Storage NASPO ValuePoint partners in California.  In addition, VPLS Solutions also offers a unique Nimble Storage replication service that governments and schools can leverage to replicate their Nimble data to VPLS’s Nimble cloud.

Contact us to learn how we can help you with all of your Brocade and Nimble Storage NASPO ValuePoint needs.

VDI Solutions from VPLS

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI, is the practice of hosting a desktop or many desktops on a virtual machine running on a centralized server.  VDI benefits IT administrators by centralizing the management and control of desktops.  VDI benefits end users by allowing them to access their customized desktop from anywhere they are regardless of device.

For years, VPLS Solutions has been assisting customers with the deployment of on premises VDI solutions leveraging VDI software from VMware (Horizon View) and Citrix (XenDesktop) running on high performance storage solutions from Nimble Storage and Datrium.  VPLS Solutions has now added a cloud hosted VDI solution hosted from our geographically redundant data centers in El Segundo, CA, Phoenix, AZ and Ashburn, VA.

Cloud Hosted VDI is commonly known as Desktop as a Service or DaaS. Our deployment of DaaS is unique from other service providers in that we deploy the same technology as an On-Premise Solution in a Private Cloud environment dedicated for our customers. This increases the security of our Cloud Hosted VDI deployments and allows IT administrators greater control and visibility.  Additionally, when customers opt to purchase Thin Clients or Zero Clients, there is no longer a need to upgrade individual workstations leading to tremendous cost savings.

Please contact VPLS Solutions today for your on premises or hosted VDI needs.