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Alternate File Share Witness

Based on some feedback from our customers, there has been some confusion regarding the role and function of the "alternate file share witness." The confusion lies in the event of datacenter activation; that the alternate file share witness would automatically come online as a means to provide quorum to the surviving DAG members and keep the databases mounted. So in many ways, some people view it as redundancy to the file share witness for an even numbered DAG.

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Rutter's New IT Support Coverage Matrix

We are excited to introduce our new Rutter Support Matrix PDF. This was created to standardize and simplify our Support offerings to our customers. This document describes all of Rutter's support offerings including documentation/onboard packaging, remote access, technical phone support, support portal access, emergency onsite support, assigned support engineering team, configuration assistance and technical account manager support, along with optional add-on features. Our coverage is classified into three categories: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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Break Out the Checkered Flags...Join us at F1 Boston - Check Point & Rapid7

Join Us at F1 Boston

Time to have a little fun at work. Come down to F1 Boston on Thursday, March 15 to race your colleagues on the F1 track.

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Check Point SSL Network Extender and Windows Update KB2585542

Check Point SSL Network Extender and Windows Update KB2585542

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Enterasys OneFabric Architecture Selected for Implementation in Seaport

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company and the Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center announced that the Boston-based hotel and conference center has deployed Enterasys OneFabric Edge solutions to provide consistent and reliable Internet access to hotel and conference guests.  The new Seaport network can be proactively managed by the property’s IT staff using the innovative Enterasys project isaac social media interface, which reduces the time spent reacting to potential connectivity issues and provides hotel and conference guests with the highest level user experience. 

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In Depth VMware Monitoring In SCOM with nworks 5.7

Veeam has recently released Version 5.7 of the nworks Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), expanding Rutter's Monitoring & Management competency.  With the new version, nworks now supports VMware ESXi 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server 5.0.

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The New & Improved R75.30 by Check Point

This is of especially important note to anyone running Check Point R75 or R75.20 in a production environment. On January 6th,2012, Check Point announced the release of R75.30. 

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Now Partnering with Gigamon

To kick start the New Year, Rutter Networking Technologies, Inc. is proud to announce Gigamon as our new partner into the future. Gigamon provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. With the use of data access network architecture, their proficient technology allows for improved visibility and access, enhanced security, more efficient tools, acquired compliance standards, and the ability to implement using an out-of-band infrastructure that will not disrupt a company’s production network. Gigamon was founded in 2004 and has seen rapid growth throughout the years.

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Virtual Datacenter Migrations using SRM

One of our customers had recently opened up a new site at a colocation and wanted to run all non-production out of this new site, keeping production in the existing datacenter for the time being.  This would allow them to leverage the investment in their Disaster Recovery site by running a good chunk of their workloads there and in the event of a disaster, all of the non-prod VMs would be powered off to make room for Production.

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Packet Captures on Firewalls

If you have used Check Point for any period of time, you’ve probably run into the ‘fw monitor’ command which is a very useful troubleshooting tool in a variety of scenarios.

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