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Canada’s First Partner to Deliver a VCE Vblock
One of the most experienced teams in Canada with Converged Solutions
Group multiple IT components into a single, optimized computing package and centralize management to consolidate systems, increase resource utilization rates, and lower costs.
We were the first partner in Canada to deploy a VCE Vblock system in 2010 – and Northern Micro is the recognized leader in providing Converged Infrastructure solutions in Canada.
Our top tier partnerships with EMC, VCE, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise mean we have access to the most advanced solutions in our labs for proof of concept projects.
You’ll have one of the most experienced teams in the country working with you to transform you IT with Converged Infrastructure.
An Award Winning Team of Converged Infrastructure Experts
The only Gold VCE Partner in Canada with an in-house Certified Master Design Engineer
Northern Micro has one of the only in-house VCE Converged Infrastructure Design Master Engineers (CIMDE) in Canada. CIMDE is the highest level of certification available from VCE for designing a Vblock System.
When you are considering a Vblock or Converged Infrastructure solution for your data center – rest assured, we have the best skills available.
The CIMDE certifies our competencies in areas related to Converged Infrastructure solution design concepts, management and orchestration, capacity upgrade and expansion, technology extensions, portfolio use cases, and unified data center.
Canada’s Only Authorized Provider of VCE Residency Service
Our in-house master level resources are here for your specific IT infrastructure needs
As the only authorized provider of VCE Residency Service in Canada, we are trusted to provide the superior level expertise and support for your converged infrastructure system that you expect.
Whether you need assistance with the design, implementation, or ongoing operations of your Converged Infrastructure environment we are here to help.
Advisory Services accelerate understanding and build consensus across organizations via strategic consulting. Develop architectural blue prints to plan transformation of your infrastructure and your organization.
Technology Services provide access to experts in all aspects of VCE Systems including how they are interconnected and made interoperable. We help you integrate, deploy and implement the system to accelerate return on investment and minimize risk.
HPE Hyper-Converged Systems
Hyper-converged systems from Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivered by Northern Micro are fast and simple. This helps you get right to provisioning VMs in minutes instead of days, without virtualization specialists. Each system arrives pre-configured with scalable Compute, storage, virtualization software and networking in a single 2U chassis. Now, you can deploy a complete virtualized environment faster.&nbsp;The Benefit is SimpleSimplicity makes Hewlett Packard Enterprise hyper-converged systems the go-to choice for Federal Government remote offices. No additional dedicated specialist is required to deploy or maintain them. Their self-contained, modular structure scales by simply adding additional server nodes or full appliances.&nbsp;Our hyper-converged systems are built on industry-standard HPE ProLiant servers. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has eight years' experience and more than one million licenses distributed for our HPE StoreVirtual VSA storage software&mdash;ensuring the knowledge and support you expect for your infrastructure.
HPE Hyper Converged 380 “Your VM Vending Machine”
NEW HPE Hyper Converged 380 solution. This video describes the new attributes and key benefits of HPE’s new hyper-converged solution.
IT Insights is a technology conversation between Bharath Vasudevan and subject matter expert. In this episode, Aaron Spurlock and John Carter explain hyperconverged, benefits, who hyperconverged is for and why it is the right architecture to deploy.
Would you like to learn how to simplify IT operations? The Hyper Converged 380 takes multiple, complex tasks, and simplifies them into a few clicks. Updating your system, firmware, and backing your system up have never been easier. This tool provides analytics at your fingertips. Now you can plan, prevent, and predict what you will need in the future for your infrastructure.
Infographic: 5 Things To Know About Hyper-Convergence
It’s the latest buzzword in IT. But what is hyper-convergence? And what can it do for you?
Why Choose Northern Micro
Northern Micro is a leading Canadian provider of IT solutions for the public sector, education, and private industry since 1985. We address our clients’ specific IT needs with a wide range of top tier products, solutions and services, allowing them to focus on their organizational operations instead.
Creating the Data Center of the Future with Hyperconverged
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment. Regardless of infrastructure model, the IT organization will expect cloud-like benefits; for example, pay-as-you-go capacity, the ability to scale as needed, and self-service capabilities. While such benefits are inherent in the hosted cloud, they are new to the on-premises data center. To meet enterprise expectations, IT vendors are introducing solutions that tightly integrate compute, storage, networking, and services, often on purpose-built hardware. These “hyperconverged” solutions also typically overlay management and orchestration platforms that help to integrate various infrastructures, and create a seamless hybrid experience. But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
Monitor and Act with new HPE Hyper Converged Operating Environment
A comprehensive view of the system’s health allows you to effectively manage resources. Get proactive alerts at both the system and VM level to allow for faster problem resolution
Accelerate Your Business! Find the right hyperconverged solution at HPE
IT must deliver and support complex workloads while doing more with less. Find out how HPE Hyper Converged Systems can help simplify and speed your IT infrastructure while lowering costs and accelerating your business.
White Paper: Top 10 Things To Consider When Buying A Hyper Converged Infrastructure
Hyper-converged infrastructure is a technology that is gaining growing interest as organizations of all sizes and across all market verticals seek ways to simplify increasingly complex data center environments. Over the years, these environments have continued to grow unchecked in complexity while IT departments react to new demands from the business. The result of this unchecked growth, however, is the least flexible, most expensive data center environments businesses have ever experienced.
Is your IT infrastructure enabling the highest productivity?
Download Best Practices: How infrastructure for hyper-connected enterprises boost employee productivity and customer experience – A hyper-connected world is not just about the device. Learn how the right infrastructure for the New Style of IT enables secure access to data and applications relatively easy for employees, customers and partners to be productive. Download here: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/business-solutions/infrastructure/mobile-productivity.html?action=downloadpdf&tcmid=tcm:52-1920584&originid=448618&assetcode=16006&pp=false&jumpid=af_ber5cp87gu
Is your IT infrastructure transformation on the right path?
Download Best Practices: How IT megatrends impact infrastructure transformation – It’s up to you to build the future-ready IT infrastructure that delivers a better digital experience. Watch this video to see how this requires on-demand IT, hyper-connected capabilities and a data-driven enterprise.
Download Best Practices: How enabling infrastructure to move at cloud speed transforms on-demand IT – IT has the ability to shift from an order-taker to a value creator. In this video, learn how your infrastructure can enable on-demand IT by delivering higher revenue generating applications and services that enable growth at a faster pace.
Are you an infrastructure leader? It is time to find out.
Download the 2015 Report: Profiling Infrastructure Leaders – What is disruption? It’s not just better, faster, cheaper, easier… Truly disruptive IT doesn’t just beat the status quo – it redefines it http://hp.nu/KxUPz
Research: ESG Report Transforming The Enterprise With A Dynamic IT Infrastructure
Imagine an environment where business decisions drive application choices and policy, with no regard for infrastructure, where best practices are implemented based solely on business requirements—and a “guaranteed service level” means just that. The IT of the future will be an elaborate business operation unencumbered by past technology decisions, one capable of providing exact service levels to multiple constituencies while continually optimizing costs. In this environment, IT will evolve into an even more valuable “weapon” for the business, with the ability to react quickly and cost-­‐effectively, to deliver a seamless user experience and become a true digital enterprise that leverages digital technology as a competitive advantage in its internal and external operations.
In today’s IT, innovation requires the vision to see where the business is headed rather than where it’s been. The 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Awards bring bold visions to the table for solution providers and their customers from infrastructure solutions that provide the speed, simplicity and agility to drive innovation.The winners and finalists in this year's Tech Innovator Awards honor vendors in 28 categories chosen from among 230 applicants.CRN awarded the HPE Hyper Converged 380 as the winner of the Data Center Infrastructure category, highlighting that the solution enables IT teams to “deploy virtual machines more quickly, simplify operations and reduce costs.”The HPE Hyper Converged 380 powered by Intel® is an all-in-one compute, software-defined storage and intelligent virtualization solution. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 lets customers deploy VMs at cloud speeds, simplify their IT operations and reduce costs—all with an upgrade path to composability. Built on the HPE ProLiant DL380, the world’s best-selling server, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 provides proven architecture for general virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure and cloud.With the HPE HyperConverged 380, “Infrastructure can be managed from a mobile device, and the offering is designed for IT generalists. Compute and storage capacity can be added within 15 minutes, while deployment of VMs is intuitive,” notes CRN.HPE OneView – Your infrastructure automation engineCRN also listed HPE OneView 3.0 as a finalist in the Software – Enterprise Management category. CRN remarked, “Using automation, HPE OneView 3.0 cuts down on the complexity of IT service delivery through means such as letting IT teams design resources in reusable templates. That can speed up the configuration of server, fabric and storage — not just once, but on a repeatable basis.”HPE OneView is an infrastructure automation engine built with software-defined intelligence and a template-based approach to management enables infrastructure to be deployed faster. HPE OneView simplifies lifecycle operations across compute, storage and fabric resources and increases productivity via a unified API.For a list of all of CRN’s winners and finalists, read the full article.For more details on the HPE Hyper Converged 380, check out these resources: Conquer complexity, commandeer control with hyperconvergence HPE hyperconverged solutions and the company’s broader view of our digital futureMore on HPE OneView can be found here: 5 reasons why you should download HPE OneView Global Dashboard today Simplify IT infrastructure automation with HPE OneView 3.0Don’t miss these two innovative solutions at HPE Discover London 2016, November 29-December 1. Details here: The future of infrastructure management showcased at HPE Discover London HPE Discover London hyperconverged sessions and demos generating buzzWhitneyFollow HPE Converged Systems
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