ClearCenter Now Accepting Cryptocurrency as Payment
Lately we've been getting a lot of requests to take Bitcoin or other popular cryptocurrencies as a valid form of payment through ClearCenter's store. We're proud today to announce that ClearCenter as begun accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency payments.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Come See Us at HPE Discover 2017 Madrid
ClearCenter will participate at the HPE Discover 2017 Madrid show from November 27th to the 30th. If you are going to be in the area, please book a time with us and stop on by. At HPE Discover 2017 Madrid, you can experience Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s hottest new technologies, innovations, and demos that are all focused on addressing your customers’ top IT and business challenges while simplifying IT with ClearOS on HPE ProLiant servers.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
ClearOS Version 7.4 Released for All Editions
We're excited to announce that version 7.4 has gone through its beta and Community stages and has now been fully released to the ClearOS Community, Home and Business Editions.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Where to Buy a HPE Gen10 MicroServer with ClearOS
Do you believe we now live in a world where you can get a business server from Walmart? Word is getting out about HPE's new Gen10 MicroServer. It is selling so well that even retailers like Amazon and Walmart are getting onboard. It is proving to be quite popular with small businesses, home offices, and remote branch offices. Its small size, nearly noise-free fan, and powerful specs combined with ClearOS let you combine Cloud, Server, Network and Gateway IT layers all in one box.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Bad Habits Drive Fear of Reaper and Bad Rabbit
A slew of security scares dropped this October (which also happens to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month) including new takes on previous ransomeware versions and botnets.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Next-gen Security and UTM Solutions with HPE and ClearOS
ClearCenter's new partnership with HPE exists to provide a better way for small businesses to manage IT. Until now, it has been tough to find IT solutions that are simple and secure without being overly expensive.

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by Blaine Raddon
ClearOS Version 7.4 Now Available to Community Edition Users
Our developers, build teams, and community members have been hard at work the last few months working to create, test, and release version 7.4 of ClearOS. We're excited to announce that version 7.4 is out of beta and has now hit the Community edition. It will be released for the Home and Business editions of ClearOS in the coming weeks.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Why SpiceWorld is a "Must Attend" for SMB IT Pros
I have just returned to my office after spending an exhilarating week at SpiceWorld 2017, and I can honestly say that I now understand why thousands of SpiceHeads arrive in Austin Texas each October to take part in the event. It’s one heck of a celebration for SMB IT professionals and all things new in IT.

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by Tim Peters
What is ClearOS and Why is HPE Preloading It on ProLiant Servers?
After being available for a few months, individuals continue to ask what is ClearOS and why is HPE preloading it on ProLiant servers? Here are some answers. HPE Community Blog by Marc Semadeni.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
5 Ways ClearOS + HPE Wins vs. a Firewall Appliance
Did you know that in addition to more than 100 Cloud, Server, Network, and Gateway functions you can get enterprise-grade firewall protection without the expense and headache of a dedicated firewall appliance? The combination of HPE ProLiant hardware and ClearOS completely replaces the need for a dedicated next-generation firewall appliance while saving you money, configuration time and ongoing labor costs for maintenance.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Come See Us at SpiceWorld 2017 Austin
Austin, Texas is the headquarters for one of our all-time favorite communities on the planet, Spiceworks, who is hosting the SpiceWorld 2017 show October 9 to 11. ClearCenter is attending SpiceWorld 2017 with the HPE team. Stop by to see the brand new HPE Gen10 ProLiant hardware on display and get some hands-on time with ClearOS running on HPE gear.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Come See Us at the Kopano Conference
ClearCenter is sponsoring the 2017 Kopano Conference September 27 and 28 in the Netherlands. The show is located at the scenic Stadsvilla Sonsbeek in Arnhem. If you are going to be in the area, please book a time with us and stop on by.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
New HPE ProLiant Systems Added to Hardware Certification List
We’ve been working hard at ClearCenter to continually test new and existing hardware models in order to ensure a great customer experience using ClearOS and ClearVM. Over the last few weeks we’ve added certifications for many systems including 17 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant Gen9 and Gen10 models.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
HPE Adds New Servers to Gen10 ProLiant Lineup
This week Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) released number of new products spanning most of its product lines including the additions to the popular Gen10 series of ProLiant servers. New gear includes 3 systems perfect for ClearOS users. The ProLiant ML110 Gen10, ProLiant ML350 Gen10 and ProLiant DL580 Gen10 systems are right sized for SMB.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Autotask Community Live 2017
A big thanks to all of the HPE and ClearCenter staff along with all of our partners and new friends who participated in the Autotask Community Live 2017 this week in  Orlando, Florida. Lenny DiCostanzo did a great job hosting the event. The interaction we had with current and future partners was extremely worthwhile.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
The Perfect Storm Revisited
Almost 7 years ago, I wrote a guest post for Sramana Mitra titled, “The Perfect Storm Behind Cloud Computing – Hybrid IT” where I argued that conditions and technologies were aligning to allow for a new type of IT service provider.

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by Michael Proper
ClearCenter Investing in Channel Partner Ecosystem
Helping fuel ClearCenter's forthcoming channel push is an exclusive deal with HPE built around ClearOS. The agreement, announced in June, makes the innovative operating system available on HPE ProLiant servers and gives users the option to begin a free 30-day trial post-install.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
WordPress Now on ClearOS Marketplace
ClearCenter is excited to announce a new addition to the ClearOS Marketplace. Starting today you can quickly deploy WordPress inside of your ClearOS environment.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
Is your small business easier to hack than Hollywood?
Odds are your business is not an overtly attractive target like a big Hollywood studio with lots of money and data. But everyone is a target. Compared to larger enterprises, small businesses are disproportionately affected by disasters that involve financial or security concerns. What can a small business do to be more secure? A UTM solution is quickly becoming the new normal even for businesses on the small side of the SMB spectrum.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
HPE ProLiant and ClearOS – Simple, Secure and Affordable IT for Small Businesses

The fast pace needed to win today’s economy is prompting business leaders to evaluate their current IT solutions and future IT needs. The ability to anticipate and react to changing market conditions is increasingly defining successful businesses and separating them from the rest. What allows these businesses to effectively compete is their adoption of the right technology to achieve optimal levels of performance, agility, and scalability.  Technology is particularly important for a Small Business to have the capacity to efficiently operate, grow and serve customers with limited manpower and IT resources...

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by Tim Peters

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