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LANtec Lagniappe February 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 12:20

  Get to know all about our February Employee of the Month,

Bernard Mott!

Bernard

How long have you been with LANtec? 3 years

Any pets? 2 dogs, scooter and merci

What is your “go-to” song? Any Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys song

What is your favorite feel good food? Shrimp stew

What is one thing you can’t live without? My wife

What were you doing the last time you had a really great laugh? Watched Gabriel Iglesias—Fluffy Guy

What is one thing on your bucket list? Go to Hawaii

Tell us something that people may be surprised to know about you. That would ruin the surprise

What do you enjoy about working at LANtec? Working with intelligent, hard-working people who have a desire to succeed

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 12:55
 
LANtec Lagniappe PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 16:01

Get to know all about our JANUARY Employee of the Month!

Melanie Lococo

Melanie

How long have you been with LANtec? 12 years in April.

How many children do you have? 2 sons

Any pets?   A 15 year old English Cocker

What is your “go-to” song?  

To sing in the shower: Terri Gibbs’ “Somebody’s Knockin’ “

To sing in the car: Journey’s “Lovin, Touchin’ Squeezin’ “ and anything by the Beatles

To sing at karaoke: Winnona Judd’s “No One Else on Earth”

To sing on the treadmill: Pink’s “Try”

What is your favorite feel good food? McKenzie’s Jelly Donut

What is one thing you can’t live without? My faith

What were you doing the last time you had a really great laugh? Last week I heard this really great story about a limo and co-worker in a Santa suit.

What is one thing on your bucket list? Actually achieving the weight listed on my license.

Tell us something that people may be surprised to know about you. Even without the highlights, I really am a redhead!

Favorite Movie Quote: “You keep thinking, Butch. That’s what you’re good at.”

What do you enjoy the most about working at LANtec?I work with amazing people. I’ve been mentored and had the opportunity to mentor others.   I love watching Lantec grow.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 12:50
 
VMware vs. Hyper-V PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Byrd (Account Executive)   
Monday, 21 October 2013 08:42

Microsoft HyperV_DynamicMemory_vs__VMware_Memory_OvercommitMicrosoft’s Hyper V virtualization solution vs. VMware Part 1

‘Virtualization’ has been the buzz word around the IT industry for several years now. VMware has been the major player in the arena with Microsoft following behind. It has been the understanding recently that VMware is for larger, enterprise level deployments, and Microsoft was for the smaller shops. That is no longer the case. VMware offers great solutions for small business, and Hyper-V has a growing enterprise level adoption.

Both solutions now allow for scalability – starting small and allowing for growth. As you look at both, priority one for any virtualization solution is High Availability.

Let’s take a quick 30,000 foot view of each solution.

Microsoft Hyper-V – with the release of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft now bundles a ton of virtualization capabilities into the operating system. High-availability is the key with Hyper-V clusters and advanced features such as live VM and storage migration; VM replication; and even network virtualization are available features within the environment. As the numbers grow, you can scale up the management and automation capabilities by deploying System Center 2012. More on SCCM 2012 in later posts.

[Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 review ]

VMware - vSphere includes the central management system, vCenter Server, automatically. While you can virtualize servers using the free VMware ESXi hypervisor , the vCenter Server is needed to implement high-availability , and allow for the additional features such as: live migration, replication, and the distributed virtual switch. These capabilities and more are available on progressive scale as you add additional, more advanced virtualization tools.

[VMware vSphere 5.1 review ]

So now both offerings have solutions for all market segments, no matter the size and scale of your company. In our next blog post, we will look at each one in more detail for small to enterprise level businesses.

From a training perspective - LANtec offers best-in-class virtualization training in both solutions. VMware and Hyper-V hands on, live instructor led training are available at both our Lafayette and Baton Rouge facilities. All classes delivered by highly trained, highly experienced, certified technical professionals (VCP and MCSE certified).    

 

Check out the course outlines: VMware Advanced ; vSphere Configuration & Management v5.1

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 10:52
 
CISD 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Byrd (Account Executive)   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:10

Over the past decade, LANtec has been a sponsoring vendor for the Louisiana CISD Conference. Our COO, Christy Brasseaux, does a world class job preparing the needed logistics to present a solid, positive image of LANtec to our valued State Agency customers.

The confeChris and_Bradrence sponsored by the Council for Information Services Directors (CISD) brings together a wide range of state agency and higher education information technology professionals for two days of lecture, networking opportunities, meeting vendors, and a chance to have a little fun. This was my first experience at CISD, so I wanted to write from that perspective.

We heard from several great presenters. The State of Louisiana’s interim CIO, Dickie Howze opened the Key Note address by detailing the state’s effort to consolidate the IT workforce across numerous agencies. Speakers followed presenting the latest and greatest gadgets, best practices, and know-how for the state’s top IT professionals.

A big plus for me, was the ability to talk tech with IT professionals- discuss industry trends, new technologies, and upcoming rollouts. We found quite a few customers moving to SQL 2012 – and LANtec has the expertise to train their administrators and business intelligence employees every step of the way.

We were able to share the LANtec value to hundreds of attendees- most of which were able to get a firsthand look at one of most talented and versatile instructors, Titus Williams. Titus delivered a 30 minute presentation on the topic of Motivation - drawing the audience’s attention to things they can change in their lives to not only complete more tasks at work, but also live a healthier, happier life.

LANtec also had the chance to co-sponsor an after-hours hospitality suite alongside Sparkhound and First Call, allowing for us to get to know our customers on a more personal level – outside of the grind of the vendor/customer relationship. I was able to talk to clients about their families, their hobbies, and their other interests all while cheering the Saints on to victory! I made connections not only with clients, but also other strategic partners;   companies that we can lead-share with to increase the scope in which we can help our common clients achieve their objectives.

Thank you to all of our friends that attended the event, came by our booth, and visited with us at the social.  See you again next fall for the 23rd annual CISD conference!

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 14:04
 
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