CIO Solutions Opens New Central Coast Office

Considered to be one of the fastest growing companies on the Central Coast, CIO Solutions has officially launched a new Central Coast technology office in San Luis Obispo. They currently provide computer consulting and network management to more than 100 large and medium-sized businesses from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, as well as nationally and globally, including to the... Read more »

ExtraHop and VMWare vDS enables you to get deeper monitoring

  I started the process of evaluating ExtraHop’s wire data monitoring technology very excited about the possibilities and my optimism still holds after a few days. I am looking forward to diving even deeper into the technology and spending some time understanding the additional business related benefits it can provide to our customers. My personal... Read more »

Design Comparison: Nutanix vs Nimble Storage w Blades

As a disclaimer we are a Nimble Storage partner and hence most of our real world experience is with Nimble and not Nutanix. Additionally our company has been hesitant to fully buy into much of the buzz around hyper-convergence and this article may reflect some of that hesitation. However at our core we are technology... Read more »

PernixData – A review of the performance gains using HP Blades in 10Gbs Hybrid SAN environment

If you had a storage bottleneck and wanted to resolve it with software in less than 2 hours ….or…. If you wanted to have a Swiss army knife of performance enhancing techniques at your disposal enabling you to leverage the most cost effective and constantly evolving(think moore's law) components of the commodity hardware industry ….then…. PernixData was... Read more »

CIO Solutions Proud to Serve local Non-Profit Organization

   CIO Solutions, Santa Barbara’s premier IT firm celebrates its 28th year. In addition to serving local business in the TriCounty area, CIO is proud to support local non-profit organizations. Hearts Riding Therapeutic was the winner of our 2013 CIO Tri-County Cloud Giveaway. We’re honored to support such a valuable organization. Hearts Therapeutic provides equine... Read more »

SilverPeak Optimizing Nimble Storage Replication – Real World Results from a Private Cloud Environment

Disclaimer: We are a Nimble Storage partner. At the time of this writing we are not a Silver Peak partner. Summary - Our environment received a 60% data reduction when using Silver Peak to Optimize a Nimble Storage to Nimble Storage replication traffic. In addition our low latency(10ms) 100Mbs WAN could not push more than... Read more »

CIO Security Update – Cryptolocker Virus

Cryptolocker is a computer virus that originated last year and wreaked havoc on millions of computer users. A new variant was detected today. The virus is spread when a computer user clicks an infected file from a link, email attachment or USB drive. The user then runs it on their computer and it begins to... Read more »

CIO Continues to Support Locally Owned Businesses and Non-Profits

CIO Solutions, Santa Barbara's premier IT firm celebrates its 28th year. CIO continues to provide excellent customer service to our existing base while exploring partnerships across versatile industries in the Tri-County area. We've recently partnered with City of Arroyo Grande, AutoVitals, Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, and Ergomotion. In May... Read more »

CIO Solutions Continues to Expand Presence in South Counties

CIO Solutions continues to actively expand their client base. October 24, 2013 - CIO Solutions, Santa Barbara's premier IT firm, has been active in the Tri-County area since 1986 and they continue to partner with clients from Ventura County as well as with clients from Los Angeles County. Many of the Los Angeles County companies... Read more »

Nimble Storage Snapshot and Thin Provisioning Efficiency – Is your SAN sufficiently efficient

The absence of real data, which is typically shielded by the spinsters in the manufacturer's marketing department and their grasp on the blogosphere, compels me to provide this information so that a prospective buyer has more than just one dimensional posts from spiceworks and vmware forums to help them in their quest to make the... Read more »