Volume II, Issue 8 (August, 2016)

 In Verus Insider

Industry News

Ruckus Wireless Launches Cloud Wi-Fi to Simplify Wireless Networking

ruckusRuckus Wireless, Inc., now part of Brocade), announced last week the general availability of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a wireless local area network (WLAN) management-as-a-service offer powered by the new Ruckus public cloud platform. Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi enables distributed organizations with limited IT resources to set up, monitor and manage a high-performance multi-site WLAN of any size. Featuring an intuitive, intent-driven user interface for managing some of the industry’s highest performing access points (APs), network managers benefit from cloud simplicity without having to compromise on Wi-Fi performance.

CensorNet CEO Recognized at The WCIT Enterprise Awards

censornetsmspasscodelogoCensorNet’s CEO, Ed Macnair, was last night presented with the Serial Entrepreneur award at the sixth annual Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) Enterprise Awards.  The ceremony took place at The Brewery in the City of London on 30th June and was conducted by Liveryman John O’Connell. The award celebrates Ed’s achievements over the course of his career and highlights the success of CensorNet under his leadership. Formed in 1986 and granted Livery status in 1992, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists works to promote the IT industry. Its awards recognize the very best of the UK and Ireland’s technology entrepreneurial talent.  CensorNet was also shortlisted for Scale-up Growth, Enterprise, and The Judges Special Awards.

Tegile Systems Integrates With Cisco UCS Director
to Automate End-to-End Converged IT Infrastructure Management

Tegile_Systems_logoTegile Systems, a provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, has announced an integration with Cisco UCS Director to orchestrate and automate an end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management process.  Tegile Systems’ IntelliStack integration with Cisco UCS Director would improve consistency efficiency and speed. Through the integration, enterprises are able to deploy the latest in flash storage technology from Tegile supported with the Cisco UCS Director interface that manages infrastructure components including compute, network, virtualization and storage as well as public clouds such as Amazon (AWS Cloud) and Microsoft Azure.


I didn’t know you did that

Verus IaaS Solution is an affordable and flexible option for you

IaaSImageVerus offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to help free you from managing your own physical data center while still maintaining control of your virtual network. Instead of your IT staff worrying about uptime or disaster recovery, let Verus IaaS solution provide you with greater scalability, higher security, and peace of mind.

Verus has perfected our IaaS offering by forming best of breed relationships with vendors for all the components, which includes data center, firewall, storage, backup, disaster recovery, and connectivity.

In 2015, Verus began the shift of moving its primary data center from its facility in Fridley to the newly expanded Cologix Data Center at the 511 Building in Minneapolis – the heart and soul of data for Minnesota and the Midwest. This is the centerpiece of the Verus IaaS solution.

One obvious benefit of moving to the IaaS model is that you can lower your infrastructure costs significantly. You no longer have to be responsible for ensuring uptime, maintaining hardware and equipment, or replacing old equipment. Additionally, you won’t need to worry about buying more capacity to cover spikes in your business.

Scalability and flexibility are two other key advantages to the IaaS solution. This is a result of Verus designing a state of the art data center which provides storage, servers, and networking technology to accommodate your ebbs and flows to your specific business needs. This means you have access to on-demand scalability that gives you greater agility and added flexibility.

Verus IaaS gives you the support you need for data recovery, business continuity and high availability. IaaS provides a consolidated disaster recovery infrastructure, which reduces your costs while increasing your manageability.

Using Verus IaaS solution gives you the added benefit of beating your competition to market.

For more information on the Verus IaaS solution, contact your Business Development Manager today at 763-354-2200, or email us at sales@veruscorp.com.


News n’ Notes

Verus enjoys annual company picnic

Verus employees and their families enjoyed their annual picnic at Rice Lake Chain of Lakes Regional Park on Friday, July 30. Enjoy a few photos from the night.













Stop by and see Verus and ESET at Interface

INTERFACE-2016_HeaderStaying up to date with the technology that runs your organization and ensures a secure environment for your data and infrastructure are critical to your business. INTERFACE helps you meet these needs by providing quality, vendor-neutral educational seminars, drawn from case studies and best practice examples from leaders in the field. Verus and ESET will be sharing a booth at the conference, and we would love to talk to you if you’re attending. For more information on the event, visit the events page here.


Spots still remain for our “Meander the Mississipi” Boat Cruise

minneapolis queenSpots still remain for an afternoon riverboat cruise aboard the Minneapolis Queen on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please join us for a brief presentation by WatchGuard and CensorNet-SMS Passcode, followed by an opportunity to network during a social hour with appetizers and drinks.

Plan to arrive at the loading dock in Bohemian Flats Park, 2150 West River Parkway S., Minneapolis, MN 55454, by 3:00 p.m. to board at 3:15 p.m.

Due to limited space and high demand, please RSVP by calling 763.354.2200, or email events@veruscorp.com today. For more information, please click here.


Save the date: Open house for Verus new office
Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Verus will be moving to our new home in a phased approach over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more details!

While the details are still being finalized, save the date so you can join us for an open house at our new office location on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event  will feature catered food and drinks by D’Amico & Sons, tours of our new space, giveaway raffle prizes, and a vendor fair as well.

Our new office is located at 201 85th Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. We hope to see you there!

Look for more information on the Verus open house coming soon!



Food for Thought

Change up old classics with Sriracha Pasta Alfredo with Bratwurst

Serves 4.


  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bratwursts, cooked and sliced


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until noodles are fully cooked, about 8 minutes. Add salt to the water. Rinse and set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add cream and cook until thick, about 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, goat cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir in sriracha, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix in pasta and bratwurst.


Good Medicine






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