How to Protect Yourself from WannaCry

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A ransomware called WannaCry (or Wcry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, Wana Decrypt0r) has been leaked online and is spreading rapidly across the globe. WannaCry exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) protocol.  Products at risk include Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server Core installation option.  Microsoft released Critical Security Patch MS17-010 to resolve vulnerabilities in SMBv1 protocol effecting all Microsoft Windows versions from Vista to Windows Server 2016 and Server Core versions.

 We are advising all of our clients to apply the patch immediately.  Additionally, our partners at Fortinet, AlienVault, Webroot and others have been leading the way in protecting clients from ransomware attacks including WannaCry.  Please contact VPLS Solutions today with assistance in improving your security posture.

VPLS Solutions Recognized on CRN’s 2017 Tech Elite 250 list

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VPLS Solutions Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications

 

Orange, CA, March 28, 2017 – VPLS Solutions announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VPLS Solutions to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors, scaled to their company size.

 

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have obtained these elite designations—which enable them to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

 

“Being elected to CRN’s Elite 250 list is an honor. The credit goes to our world class engineering team whose time and dedication spent mastering the newest technologies helps VPLS Solutions and our customers stay ahead of the curve.” said John Minnix, Co-Founder of VPLS Solutions.

 

“This exclusive, ambitious group of solution providers boasts some of the most advanced IT certifications available from top technology suppliers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They have adapted impressively to major changes in the IT channel, especially the shift to a more services-driven market, by expanding their skill sets and sharpening both their technical and customer service expertise. Congratulations to our 2017 list, whose robust investment in their organizations has earned them yet another elite designation—the CRN Tech Elite 250.”

 

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com/techelite250.

 

 


About VPLS Solutions

VPLS Solutions, LLC is a premier technology solutions provider and systems integrator, and the solutions provider arm of the VPLS Group of Companies. VPLS Solutions is not your typical technology reseller. We own and manage our own large, private, carrier-grade network and operate five geographically diverse data centers. Our 18+ years of carrier heritage make us the perfect partner for your public, private or hybrid cloud needs, and your most complex network and data center challenges. VPLS Solutions is an Elite Brocade partner, a Fortinet Gold Partner and Managed Service Provider, a Veeam Gold Partner and Gold Cloud Connect Provider, and a Nimble Storage Gold Partner. We also have partnerships with Aerohive, Aruba, Cisco, Datrium, Dell, Exagrid, HP, Huawei, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Ruckus, Supermicro, VMware, Zerto and more.

John Minnix
VPLS Solutions, LLC
(213) 406-9080
jminnix@vplssolutions.com

 


About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

 

Copyright ©2017. The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Channel Company Contact:

Melanie Turpin
The Channel Company
(508) 416-1195
mturpin@thechannelco.com

VPLS Solutions Achieves Gold Certification Status from Nimble Storage

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Orange, CA – March 7, 2017 – VPLS Solutions, a premier technology integrator and cloud service provider, today announced it was awarded Gold Certification Status from Nimble Storage.  Gold Certification is reserved for Nimble resellers with the greatest degree of expertise across the Nimble product portfolio with a measurably high level of product competency.

 

VPLS Solutions has been a committed Nimble Storage partner since 2012.  VPLS Solutions’ team of engineers has deployed Nimble Storage products for dozens of clients across Southern California.  VPLS Solutions has also demonstrated mastery in the integration of Nimble Storage solutions with Nimble Alliance partner products including Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Veeam and VMware.  Finally, VPLS Solutions has built a unique Nimble Storage as a Service offering allowing our clients to replicate their Nimble data to VPLS’s Nimble arrays in geographically diverse data centers located in El Segundo, CA, Phoenix, AZ and Ashburn, VA.

 

Nimble Storage is the leader in predictive cloud infrastructure, enabling customers to experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes. The Nimble Storage Predictive Cloud Platform offers All Flash arrays and Adaptive Flash (Hybrid) arrays – all of which are supported by InfoSight Predictive Analytics.

 

The Nimble Predictive Cloud Platform provides fast, reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with all flash storage, Nimble frees businesses from infrastructure constraints. Over 10,000 customers use Nimble for their on-premise private clouds, SaaS and managed services. The Nimble Predictive Flash platform combines the All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays into a single consolidation architecture with common data services. Since Nimble All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays run the same NimbleOS, and management and functionality are identical, arrays can be seamlessly clustered and managed as a single entity. InfoSight Predictive Analytics predicts and prevents performance issues across the infrastructure stack before they occur.

 

“VPLS Solutions is honored to achieve Gold Certification with Nimble Storage,” said John Minnix, Co-Founder of VPLS Solutions.  “Nimble continues to offer our clients the All-Flash storage technology on the market allowing our clients to greatly improve performance while recognizing substantial savings in operational costs.”

 

“At Nimble Storage, we are committed to providing our partners with a combination of best-in-class storage solutions and comprehensive enablement resources, which we believe will prove invaluable in bringing the Nimble Predictive Cloud Platform to enterprises worldwide,” said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of worldwide channels at Nimble Storage. “We know that the success of our organization is dependent on our partners’ ability to successfully and independently sell our products and solutions. Because of this, we’ve fostered a global network of partners to provide enterprises access to our innovative storage solutions.”

 

About VPLS Solutions, LLC

VPLS Solutions, LLC is a premier technology solutions provider and systems integrator, and the solutions provider arm of the VPLS Group of Companies. VPLS Solutions is not your typical technology reseller. We own and manage our own large, private, carrier-grade network and operate nine geographically diverse data centers. Our 18+ years of carrier heritage make us the perfect partner for your public, private or hybrid cloud needs, and your most complex network and data center challenges.  VPLS Solutions is an Elite Brocade partner, a Fortinet Gold Partner and Managed Service Provider, a Veeam Gold Partner and Cloud Connect Provider, and a Nimble Storage Gold Partner.  We also have partnerships with Aerohive, Aruba, Cisco, Dell, Exagrid, HP, Huawei, Infoblox, Palo Alto Networks, Ruckus, Supermicro, VMware, Zerto and more.

 

John Minnix

VPLS Solutions, LLC

(213) 406-9080

jminnix@vplssolutions.com

El Segundo USD Board of Education to Tour VPLS Data Center

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Members of the El Segundo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a tour of VPLS Data Center located at 2260 E. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo with Dr. Melissa Moore, Superintendent, Danny Gauna, Director of Information Technology, and representatives from VPLS. VPLS Representatives will share information for Board consideration proposing an off site option for hosting ESUSD Data. A special presentation reviewing components of the proposal is scheduled at the February 28th Board meeting.