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Learn about virtualization best practices for your business

On Wednesday March 27th, I will be joining Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf) for a TweetChat about virtualization options and best practices for small and medium sized businesses.  You can follow along on your favorite Twitter client or at TweetChat.com starting at 1PM EST (10AM PST).

Here’s how to participate in #vSMBchat:

Follow @VMwareSMB@alanrenouf and @jfrappier on Twitter
At 10AM PT @VMwareSMB will pose a few questions using the #vSMBchat hashtag to get the conversation rolling.
Follow the #vSMBchat hashtag (via TweetChat, TweetGrid, TweetDeck or another Twitter client) and watch the real-time stream.
Make sure to tag your tweets with the #vSMBchat hashtag.
This #vSMBchat should last about an hour.

The chat is open to all, or you can also RSVP ahead of time with Twitvite

More about Alan and Jonathan:  Alan is a Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware focused on the automation and integration of VMware products. Alan is a frequent blogger at http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell and has a personal blog at http://virtu-al.net. Jonathan joins us with 12+ years in various IT roles at small to medium sized companies with up to 250 servers.  He is a VCP5-DV and has been working with VMware in production environments since version 3.5.

LightWire partners with Cybernetics to bring enterprise class storage to small and medium business in the Boston market

LightWire, Inc. has entered into an agreement to become a certified reseller of Cybernetics storage and backup appliances.  “The partnership with Cybernetics allows us to offer our clients high performance storage systems that were once only within the budget of large enterprises.  This agreement allows us to be strategically positioned to help our customers expand their virtual, non-virtual and private cloud environments” said Ian Findlay, founder of LightWire, Inc.

LightWire was founded in 2005 by Ian Findlay, whose long career as a technology consultant, manager, and innovator positioned him to observe how small businesses continually struggle to effectively and efficiently manage the technology within their companies.

Since running a small business typically means that the staff wears ‘many hats’ and perform many different jobs, the job of managing IT is frequently given to the person who knows the most about it. With LightWire, you can turn over that responsibility to a highly skilled team at a fraction of the cost of hiring full time employees.

With LightWire, your company not only gains access to skilled people to manage your company’s technology, but also to a suite of services typically reserved for larger organizations – from hosted applications to collaboration tools to offsite data backup, you can quickly increase the impact technology has on your company and its customers. Since LightWire purchases equipment and software on behalf of all of its clients, we can leverage our increased purchasing power to deliver lower prices and flexible billing schedules on hardware and software purchases.

Cybernetics (www.cybernetics.com) was founded in 1978 and headquartered in Yorktown, Virginia, Cybernetics is a privately held corporation specializing in the design and manufacture of high performance disk, tape, and virtual tape storage solutions. Their product line features cutting edge technologies which have been rigorously tested to deliver seamless compatibility and solid reliability, along with innovative – and exclusive – features that provide greater functionality, data accessibility, and return on investment than any other storage solutions provider can match.