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Deft has been around long enough to know that embracing nuance is usually the way to go. We’ll support you through hyperscale bursts, repatriation moves, and everything in between.
Your plan for keeping business afloat and data secure during disaster relies just as much on technology as it does on teamwork.
Peek inside our Ask the Network Expert event featuring a Q-and-A between our customers, friends, and network gurus.
We’ve extended our colocation footprint into Frankfurt, Germany through our partnership with Digital Realty.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with shiny object syndrome — as long as you have an IT partner like Deft by your side.
Deft launched five new points of presence (PoPs): Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Johannesburg, and Mumbai.
When running a DDoS risk assessment, the first step is setting the likelihood of an attack somewhere around 100%. DDoS attacks — targeted floods of traffic attempting to overwhelm servers — are an inevitable part of being connected to the internet. The tools...
What we need is not a retreat from the cloud (AKA a cloud repatriation), but a reevaluation of how best to use it.
If you still haven’t upgraded from vSphere 6.7 yet — or haven’t even started planning to do so — now is the time, my friend.
Here’s how to make the right choices for your business its applications re: private cloud vs. public cloud.
Deft CISO Thomas Johnson spoke to CyberNews about security, disaster recovery, hybrid cloud, and more. Here’s the summary.
You have questions about Deft’s Managed VMware services, and here we have the answers.
Plenty of our clients use a combination of VPN and VDI access, switching based on tasks and roles. It would be nice to have blanket advice to offer everyone. Like everything else when it comes to infrastructure, however, the best choice depends entirely on your specific situation.
While we wait for true pay-as-you-go SaaS contracts that make financial sense, your best bet is to accurately forecast your usage.
The Veeam Persistent Guest Agent introduced in version 11 is a boon you may have missed for service providers and enterprise customers alike.
The Best and Brightest Companies award, presented by the National Association for Business Resources, recognizes companies leading HR.
When you’re choosing a data center partner, think about how you want to be treated. We bet it’s not like a commodity.
We’re proud to announce that Deft has placed #266 on CRN’s Solution Provider (SP) 500 List for 2022.
We’re improving our support capabilities with a totally updated Customer Portal.
Don’t have a long-term disaster recovery plan? Here are some disaster recovery steps you can take right now to protect against the worst.
There’s no single step you can take to fully protect your network. But there are basic network protection steps that you can implement now.
Ransomware threats and disaster events are more prevalent than ever. The only way to be prepared is to expect it.
No one wants to hire a managed service provider only to discuss a “shared responsibility” model. But you’re always going to have to play a role in protecting your infrastructure.
We do not currently have customers in Russia and do not plan to do business with any. Deft stands with Ukraine.
Any participating organization has the opportunity to select the Trust Services Criteria that apply to them.
At Deft, we participate in all five.
It’s easy to scale resources in Azure, yet it’s nearly impossible to get meaningful Azure support. Deft’s new Azure service changes all that.
A critical vulnerability has been made public for Apache’s Log4j Java-based logging tool. It allows an attacker to alter code remotely.
Cloud resiliency is your responsibility. The importance of resilient public and hybrid cloud environments has never been higher.
Deft has been rated as the number five Managed Services Provider worldwide of 2021.
Maintaining compliance in the cloud should be easy. Every industry that manages sensitive data has some form of requirement around how that data is held. SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, or PCI — a regulatory agency, governing body, or compliance board writes the...
Hiring cloud engineers is only part the challenge. You also have to keep them. And if you can’t, we’re here to help.
Let’s learn what each level of RAID means. As with anything in engineering, each option has its own set of trade-offs.
Azure new features offer more than just improved security — they can also save you money. We’ve written before about how Azure cost optimization is not set-it-and-forget-it. Just as security features are constantly improving, Azure cost optimization is an ongoing,...
The ability to transform is the true promise of technology, but it’s people who turn that promise into action.
Deft’s Azure practice supports customers seeking guidance and management across multi-cloud environments.
Azure cost optimization best practices are less of a checklist and more of a series of evolving choices. Moving from on-prem systems to the cloud — even refactoring to more cloud-native architecture — requires your team to make a few shifts in how you think about your...
The biggest threat to Azure cost management doesn’t have to be service spikes or secret charges. Shortcuts and complacency are more than enough to send bills spiraling out of control. The solution is twofold: Create clear governance structures to keep cloud costs...
Managing Azure cost optimization is all about balance. Security, scalability and efficiency, none of these can be compromised. At the same time, they can all span the range of affordable to astronomically expensive. Paying more doesn’t necessarily mean getting more...
Managed Object Storage (MOS) is now available in our Chicago, IL and Ashburn, VA data centers.
If you’re diligent about having up-to-date backups, recovering from ransomware is as easy as cutting off infected infrastructure and restoring your backups.
As one of 49 AWS Managed Service Providers in North America, Deft helps businesses realize success with AWS.
ServerCentral Turing Group rebrands as Deft, evolving the company’s role as a trusted advisor.
AWS S3 Object Lambda is a powerful new service. However, knowing exactly when and why to use it is very important.
Here are my top 3 lessons learned from supporting a remote workforce since March.
Get patching, Linux users! A vulnerability in the popular Linux Sudo package could grant privileged root access on affected systems.
If your organization is using SolarWinds Orion, the CISA ED advises its immediate shutdown and partnering with an organization that conducts incident response to assess impact.
From now on, there will be no CentOS Linux — just CentOS Stream. Here’s how it will affect the IT industry.
The ability to quickly and easily provision resources (either automatically or manually) in the cloud is one of the most famous cloud benefits. People often leverage this ability to address performance issues or sudden increases in demand reactively. But this...
Follow these recommended steps to get your tech budget right in 2021. Start by looking at your existing IT spend, line-item by line-item.
Chicago colocation seems simple. Power. Space. Cooling. Connectivity. Support. You pay for each one based on your needs, and in turn, Chicago colocation providers deliver everything you need to run your critical IT infrastructure. When you start to dig into the each...