Mike Sheldon

Mike has been a leading force in the IT industry helping global corporations transform how they purchase, maintain and upgrade their IT equipment and services. Under his leadership, Curvature continued to grow and expand operations, indicated by a January 2017 merger with Systems Maintenance Services (SMS). Together as SMS | CURVATURE, the company provides end-to-end data center and network services and support to more than 15,000 organizations worldwide.

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Hyperconverged storage: Are your network and team up to the task?

Hyperconverged storage: Are your network and team up to the task?

The success of your hyperconverged infrastructure depends on whether your network can handle the traffic and if your storage and network experts work together.

The future of networking: It’s in a white box

The future of networking: It’s in a white box

Thanks to the work of the Open Comute Project, white box switching has become a viable option over OEM networking equipment.

Cost optimization gains ground in IT infrastructure decisions

Cost optimization gains ground in IT infrastructure decisions

Companies need to continually seek ways to optimize infrastructure costs. Now more than ever, they need to be nimble, efficient and smart.

Get on the same page for network asset management

Get on the same page for network asset management

Asset management has a major impact on critical capex and opex decisions, which is why you need end-to-end visibility of all network assets.

Creating a new network value equation

Creating a new network value equation

There are many shades of gray in OEM upgrade proclamations—as well as innumerable ways for CIOs to extract greater value from existing networks.

80/20 rule of network equipment: Stay on budget and innovate

80/20 rule of network equipment: Stay on budget and innovate

If you have existing network equipment that is adequate for the functions at hand, extend their useful life and redirect that budget to innovations.

Nurturing tomorrow’s techies STEMs from promoting technology in schools

To ensure schools can support STEM curriculums, technology companies need to increase involvement, such as partnering with educational institutions.

Breathing New Life into the Catalyst 6500: The Evolution to the 6800

When Cisco first announced the end of life of the popular Classic Catalyst 6500 Series, many customers were left scratching their heads wondering, What now?After months of waiting, the answer comes in the form of the recently...

Do you really need the Nexus 7000?

Since Cisco introduced the cutting-edge Nexus 7000 line in 2008, network engineers have constantly debated over the Nexus versus the Catalyst. Those who oversee Catalyst 6500-powered networks are happy with (and accustomed to) the...

Cisco! The future is about footprint and the secondary market can help!

Cisco!  You know the future is all about footprint…  and we can help!Does Cisco understand the battle that it is just beginning to fight? With so many competitors nipping at the heels of its monopoly, now is the time for Cisco to...

Why aren't Cisco software updates free?

When you purchase a Cisco router, say an 1841, you pay your $700 to your local VAR who orders it from Ingram Micro and delivers it to you within in a few weeks. A few months ago it was 15 weeks, but Cisco has dramatically improved...

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