Is my Wireless Infrastructure fast enough? Navigating the waters of 802.11

Are you thinking of upgrading your wireless network to the latest IEEE ratified release of alphabet soup?  (Designed to make your head spin on how fast your end users can complete their jobs and other responsibilities.)  In this article, you will discover some of the mines and other underwater obstacles to be aware of when [...]

By |2019-10-23T09:04:29-06:00October 22nd, 2019|Infrastructure Services|0 Comments

Meraki Infrastructure – from the Small Business up to the Enterprise

Meraki provides enterprise infrastructure products for an organization that operates with limited Information Technology (IT) resources.  If you have an IT staff of one to two individuals or dozens, you don’t have to worry as these products can scale well beyond a small IT group. Meraki is a perfect match for your networking and security [...]

By |2019-08-20T13:22:39-06:00August 20th, 2019|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Meraki Infrastructure – from the Small Business up to the Enterprise

Migrating a DHCP Database between Cisco Switches

Recently I was tasked with replacing a Cisco switch that was running as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.  Generally, people use a Windows server to run their DHCP server, but with more people moving to the cloud and maybe not having any servers on premises, running DHCP on a local switch is [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:45:00-06:00March 7th, 2019|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Migrating a DHCP Database between Cisco Switches

Cisco Meraki – Small Business Networking Solution

New branch locations, aging hardware, guest mobile device management can stress small IT departments, and by so doing, expose the organization to greater vulnerabilities. A streamlined networking solution helps to safely address that business risk through: Distribution and deployment tools, Performance optimization configurations, Guest wireless access policy management, and dvanced analytics. Cisco Meraki offers a [...]

By |2019-04-02T18:46:29-06:00March 6th, 2019|Cloud Architecture, Infrastructure Services, Managed Services|Comments Off on Cisco Meraki – Small Business Networking Solution

Using the GPU on an Azure NVIDIA enabled virtual machine

GPU-accelerated computing is the employment of a graphics processing unit (GPU), along with a computer processing unit (CPU), to facilitate processing-intensive operations such as analytics, machine learning, and engineering applications.  It is becoming much more popular due to the larger number of applications where it can be used: Artificial Intelligence (AI) being one example. Azure [...]

By |2019-02-19T11:19:17-06:00February 19th, 2019|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Using the GPU on an Azure NVIDIA enabled virtual machine

Meraki Guest Wireless Access Made (REALLY) Easy

The shortest path between two points is a straight line, but is it always the right answer? Want to spin up a new SSID, give it access to the Internet and call the guest wireless problem on your network solved?  Over the years, this is one (albeit cheap) way organizations have been allowing guest access [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:44:36-06:00December 13th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Meraki Guest Wireless Access Made (REALLY) Easy

Today’s Data Center: Modern Infrastructure for the Modern Worker Event Recap

On Tuesday, December 4th, Peters & Associates partnered with HPE to share our ideas on the role of the data center in the modern workplace. We had a packed house at Ditka’s; thanks to everyone that came out. If you weren’t able to join us, we’re sorry we missed you, read on to catch up [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:23:42-06:00December 7th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Today’s Data Center: Modern Infrastructure for the Modern Worker Event Recap

Safely add credentials to automate your scripts

PowerShell and scripting. It is supposed to make your everyday tasks easier! Yet if your script needs to have administrative rights to run, then you might as well sit there and run them one by one. How would you even schedule it to run as a task? Let’s look at some ways that can be [...]

By |2018-12-27T09:48:44-06:00December 6th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Safely add credentials to automate your scripts

System Center Configuration Manager Intune Co-management for Windows 10

According to Microsoft, most organizations are still using some combination of on-premises Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) to manage their Windows devices. To simplify the transition to modern management, Microsoft designed a new feature called co-management. Co-management is a simple way to transition from ConfigMgr and AD to a [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:45:51-06:00November 20th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on System Center Configuration Manager Intune Co-management for Windows 10

Having an Active Directory Migration Error? Maybe it isn’t what you think…

ADMT is Microsoft’s Active Directory Migration Tool.  This is their free solution to perform Active Directory domain migrations, either for mergers or divestitures.  It’s not the most robust, up-to-date, or simple to use tool.  But, it’s free and it may be all you need in some cases. During migration, you may notice that the ADMT [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:46:05-06:00November 6th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Having an Active Directory Migration Error? Maybe it isn’t what you think…