Firmware and complex systems patching and upgrades in Frederick, Baltimore, Gaithersburg MD, and DC region

In many organizations, the servers and especially the storage area network (SAN) are critical.   The thought of installing firmware on these systems or performing a major operating system upgrade is incredibly scary to the IT staff. I was working at a company recently which was having trouble with their backup system.  Their backup system did …Read More…

Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity in DC, Frederick, Baltimore, Rockville, and Columbia MD

“ “Two out of every five companies struck with a major disaster are unable to recover. Of the survivors, one third go out of business within the next two years. ” — Gartner Study – 1996 Availability and Integrity – why you need Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans. Did you know that Information Security …Read More…

VMWare and Netapp consultant in DC, Baltimore, Columbia, Frederick, and Rockville MD

We install and configure Netapp Disk Shelves and VMWare vCenter and ESXi for small and medium businesses in Maryland and DC. (more about VMWare and virtualization later in this article!) Netapp installation, integration, and maintenance Kieri Solutions endorses Netapp products because they are designed to be highly available and have several options for nearly instantaneous …Read More…

GDPR and Human Resources

With GDPR moving into enforcement this month, many businesses in the United States are scrambling to perform damage control.   Human Resources has unique concerns about GDPR – Do I need consent to collect personal information about our employees? – Are there extra steps required before providing employee information to outside benefits companies? – Are …Read More…

What you should know about Cloud Computing and Office 365

Traditionally, if you needed a new server for your business, you bought an expensive piece of equipment, screwed it into a rack, turned it on, and installed the software. Now we have cloud computing, which makes the server software independent from the equipment.  You could have ten servers worth of software running on one piece …Read More…