Volunteering for NFF Team Members
Several NFF team members recently volunteered at SOME (So Others Might Eat). Kristy Creagh, Enisha Shrestha, Elliott Jones, and Josh Brush helped to bag groceries for the different homes that SOME supports in the area and delivers to once a week. “It is a humbling experience,” said NFF’s Human Resources Manager Kristy Creagh. “Companies are essential to creating meaningful change because they have resources governments and nonprofits do not.”
SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. They help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time.
Over the next couple of months, NFF will coordinate multiple volunteer opportunities at SOME.
Stop Walking Your Tape to the Plate, Backup to the Big Leagues!
On April 28th, NFF is hosting a NetApp event at the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.
A select group has been invited to join us for a great Nationals vs the Phillies game and presentation on NetApp Altavault, the solution that delivers enterprise-class data protection and storage at up to 90% less cost than on-premises backup solutions.
We recognize that in today’s business climate, IT investments need to be strategic and practical to have immediate impact. One of these strategic investments is Cloud Backup and Archive. Financial Institutions are currently saving 90% on infrastructure costs by tapping into cloud economics. They do this by pointing existing backup data from ANY storage and leading backup software to Secure, FIPS Compliant, Cost Effective Cloud Storage with major providers (AWS, Google, Azure). During the presentation you'll learn how NetApp AltaVault can eliminate:
- Time-consuming tape backups and retrieval
- Expensive disk-to-disk storage consumption
- Need for a secondary managed site
- Reduce Backup Infrastructure cost by 90%
NFF receives Cisco’s Outstanding Solutions Partner Award at the Cisco Partner Summit
During the Spring Partner Summit this week in San Diego, California, Cisco awarded NFF with the Outstanding Solutions Partner of the Year for the East Americas. NFF was particularly applauded for achieving fantastic results in the past year, in particular for our innovative Unified Video Surveillance System, and our work at the Smart Connected City project in Washington, DC.
Cisco officially stated: “This partner delivers success – for their customers, employees and Cisco, as they continue to invest in Cisco solutions across all of our architectures: networking, data center, collaboration, security, mobility, cloud and managed services; including IoT, with Cisco Safety & Security solutions. In 2014 NFF achieved 88% YoY overall growth. They have shown great leadership by embracing emerging technologies and driving a business outcome selling approach with investments in sales talent and solutions architects to position them for continued success.
They are doing this with innovative solutions that are based on Cisco and are integrated with third party hardware and software. They continue to evolve their company, to meet our constantly changing environment. Cisco’s annual partner awards are granted to partners that have demonstrated leading performance within Cisco’s key business arenas. Cisco Partner Summit awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across several geographical regions. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization and regional executives.”
“NFF highly values this prestigious industry award, and we’re honored to be recognized by Cisco for our focus and commitment to drive comprehensive solutions to our customers,” said Steve Hancock, NFF’s Vice President of Sales. “This award demonstrates NFF’s ability to deliver the most innovative and effective solutions to achieve our customers’ mission critical initiatives, while ensuring the highest standards of customer care our clients deserve.”
Sharing the podium with large, multinational corporations is an amazing compliment for NFF’s efforts to drive innovative practices and a big part of our inspiration to become a leading business differentiator.
NFF Events Focused on SourceFire AMP and Open DNS
February was a busy month at NFF, with two events at the Cisco office in DC.
The first event was a comprehensive lab session focused on the industry's broadest portfolio of integrated Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) solutions - SourceFire AMP. This interactive lab session provided a hands-on configuration of Cisco's latest security technologies. It was designed to help our clients understand how to use AMP for Networks and AMP for endpoints for performing analysis and simple custom detection. It covered the configuration and management of the products utilizing the SourceFire AMP console and the Defense Center.
The second event was an in-depth presentation on Open DNS, Cisco’s latest acquisition and enhancement to their comprehensive suite of security services. Open DNS prevents 2x as many threats across ALL devices with no hardware to buy and no additional latency. Our clients should leverage this proven 100% uptime, cloud-based DNS intelligence service that also provides Incident Response teams with expanded scoping capabilities.
Please contact us if you want to be on the NFF mailing list for the next event, a presentation on NetApp's Altavault including a Washington Nationals Game!
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NFF joins the Equinix Channel Partner Program to drive enterprise cloud, network, and IT strategies
NFF is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Equinix Channel Partner Program. As an Equinix partner, NFF is better equipped to assist with the design and deployment of the right cloud solution—whether it is a public, private or hybrid cloud.
As part of this program, the NFF Application Delivery and Assurance Solutions team will be able to offer the advantages of Equinix’s global footprint of colocation data centers with more than 100+ Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data centers in 33 markets, as well as provide access to 1,000+ networks and 500+ cloud solution providers. This allows for custom built, hybrid IT solutions, positioned next to public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Our recent acceptance as a NetApp Oncloud Partner coupled with the Equinix Channel Partnership, uniquely positions NFF to offer custom solutions, consulting, services, and expertise for both NetApp Oncloud and Equinix Interconnection Solutions for hybrid and private cloud.
More organizations with complex environments need solutions that leverage the secure infrastructure Equinix provides. Equinix’s interconnected data centers and global networking reach is a key component of NFF’s Application Delivery and Assurance solution set, enabling cost effective, secure, and cohesive cloud deployments.
Contact us for more information on how NFF can work with you to develop data center and cloud solutions that adapt to the ever-growing, ever-changing requirements of your business.