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CNC delivers a DR-enabled, VMware Virtual Center architecture and core implementation to Albertsons!

(July 29, 2004) The management of CNC this day reports that it has successfully delivered a DR-enabled, dual farm, multi-server, VMware Virtual Center design and core component  implementation to Albertsons, Inc of Boise, Idaho.  Albertsons (www.Albertsons.com) is the second largest supermarket chain in the Nation with over 2400 stores and 200,000 employees. The five week project, led by Norm Hebert, CNC's lead Infrastructure architect, included a Server Consolidation Analysis for 35 physical virtualization candidates, the installation of two "highly available" ESX 2.1 Servers (configured  with multiple Virtual Switches, multiple VMFS's and multiple LUN connections to an EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage Server), installation and set-up of a "VMotion enabled" Virtual Center Management Server and the "P2V'ing" and virtualization of the first two (of up to 300+ planned) physical Windows Servers into the environment.  In addition to being "scaled out" by the addition of ESX servers to the "primary farm" in the future, CNC's farm design will be "cloned" and "re-implemented" at Albertson's DR Data Center such that business continuity can be maintained in the event of catastrophic failure of the primary Data Center using EMC's SRDF functionality.  CNC wishes all the good people at Albertsons the best of luck as they build out their CNC designed Virtual Infrastructure.   

CNC successfully installs IBM FAStT-600 and FAStT-900 SAN Storage Subsystems at Emulex!

Warren Razzaboni (Emulex DVT Director), Jeff Kopko (Emulex QA Manager) and Norm Hebert at Emulex
Warren Razzaboni (Emulex DVT Director), Jeff Kopko (Emulex QA Manager) and Norm Hebert at Emulex

(June 12, 2004) Norm Hebert, CNC's Lead Server/Storage Virtualization Specialist was chosen by Emulex Corporation (www.Emulex.com) to install two IBM "TotalStorage" storage networks at their QA facility in Bolton, Massachusetts. Mr. Hebert reports that the installation was accomplished over May 19-27. These IBM FAStT's (FAStT-600)(FAStT-900) will provide scalable, highly available and highly performing disk storage for both Windows and Linux clients at the Emulex datacenter. These are the ninth and tenth FAStT units which Mr. Hebert has either designed, upgraded, repaired or installed. Norm Hebert currently holds an "IBM TotalStorage Networking and Virtualization Specialist" certification.

Norm Hebert chosen to write monthly "Ask Norm" article in Virtual Strategy Magazine!

(March 19, 2004) The editors of Virtual Strategy Magazine (www.Virtualategy.com) announced today that Norm Hebert has been selected to author a reoccouring monthly feature article entitled "Ask Norm". Virtual Strategy Magazine is an independent technical and career magazine aimed at the elite IT professional. Virtualategy.com occupies a unique niche among online magazines whereas no other publication is focused solely on the interests and concerns of server virtualization. The "Ask Norm" feature will be a monthly "question and answer" format technical advise column where magazine readers will submit their "virtualization related" questions to Mr. Hebert for his response. To read Norm's current Virtualategy column Click Here!.

Norm Hebert certified as Microsoft Trainer for the 6th consecutive year!

(October 1, 2003) Microsoft Corporation has again credentialed Norm Hebert, CNC's lead Windows Networking Architect, as a Microsoft Certified Trainer for the 6th consecutive year. Mr. Hebert is one of only 1,960 individuals in the United States to be honored with this prestigious certification for the 2004 calendar year. Since 1999, CNC has been delivering quality Microsoft Certified training for Microsoft CTEC's and Corporate Enterprise Customers nationwide.

CNC renews Partnership Agreement with Microsoft!

(May 17, 2003) CNC is pleased to announce that Microsoft Corporation of Redmond Washington has renewed its Partnership Agreement with Certified Network Consultants, LLC. for another 12 month period. With the extention of this arrangement, CNC will continue to have access to many important Microsoft support, consulting and educational resources, in addition to receiving over $25,000 of Microsoft Enterprise software. CNC looks forward to many more years of partnership with the world's largest software company.

OUR APOLOGIES! Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (formerly .NET Server) "buy-out" class announcement was premature.

(January 20, 2003) IMPORTANT FLASH/RETRACTION  to any/all customers who may have received an email announcing Windows Server 2003 "Buy-Out" classes on January 14, 2003.  CNC's announcement of  Windows 2003 Server (formerly .NET Server) "Buy-Out" classes for Microsoft "Partners" and "Customers" in 155 select cities across North America beginning in mid-February 2003 was premature and has been completely retracted by CNC.  No further information is available at this time .  Further details will be released as they become "officially announced" by Microsoft and we sincerely regret any inconvenience that our premature disclosure of this information may have caused you.

CNC among the first to attend select .NET Workshop

Microsoft .NET(December 23, 2002) Norm Hebert, CNC's founder and Lead Trainer has been enrolled as one of the first 12 MCT's worldwide to attend Microsoft's new Windows .NET Server/Security Technical Preparation Workshop to be held the week of January 6-10, 2003 in Mechanicsburg, PA. CNC has been part of Microsoft's .NET Server Customer Preview Program and is currently running the RC2 version of .NET Enterprise server in the lab. Mr. Hebert looks forward to building his first .NET Enterprise Clusters upon completion of this training in January.

CNC welcomed into Microsoft's 2003 Certified Trainer Program

MCT Website screenshot(October 24, 2002) Norm Hebert of Certified Network Consultants, LLC., was recently recognized by Microsoft for his instructional skills and technical qualifications and welcomed into their 2003 Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Program. Mr. Hebert has also recently reached his twenty-five year experience milestone in the computer industry (twenty two years in the field, three years in the classroom as an MCT).  His students consistently rate him highly on this unique combination of extensive "real-world, hands-on, field experience" blended with a polished yet entertaining set of instructional delivery skills.  All of us at CNC sincerely wish Mr. Hebert another 25 successful years in the industry!    

CNC exhibits its "High Availability" technology at the New Horizons International Conference, Anaheim CA

Photo of Norm Hebert displaying Cluster services to employees of NH-Denver
Norm Hebert of CNC demonstrates Exchange2000 server failover to AE's from New Horizons of Denver

(August 15-17, 2002) Certified Network Consultants, LLC., was pleased to have been given the opportunity to exhibit some of it's "High Availability" technology at this year's New Horizons Annual International Convention in Anaheim CA. CNC also distributed over $30,000 worth of coupons (good for $400-$600 discounts off of its "turnkey High-Availability training solutions") to various conference attendees from across the globe. Norm Hebert (CNC's founder and lead MCT) found the conference really enjoyable and a great way to renew old relationships and to kindle many promising new ones. CNC looks forward to returning to Anaheim for NH's 2003 Annual International Conference.

CNC is named New Horizons "Valued Supplier"

New Horizons Valued Supplier(July 24, 2002) Mr. Richard D. Brumagin, North American Purchasing Manager for New Horizons CLC (Corporate), announced today that CNC has been named as a New Horizons Valued Supplier to its network of 300 franchisees and corporate owned facilities worldwide. "Valued Supplier" status is reserved for select vendors who have proven to consistently deliver the highest standards of quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness in their dealings with the New Horizons network. CNC, a contract training company specializing in the turnkey delivery of Microsoft "High Availability" courseware to Microsoft CTEC's nationwide, has currently delivered these high-end courses to fourteen New Horizons sites in North America thus far during CY 2002.

CNC delivers its first MS-2088 to rave reviews

Photo of Norm Hebert introducing the course 'Designing a Highly Available Web Infrastructure'Norm Hebert (BS-CIS, CNE, MCSE, MCT, CTT), founder and lead MCT for Certified Network Consultants, LLC., recently delivered the all new MS-2088 curriculum (Designing a High Availability Web Infrastructure) to the U.S. Department of Defense Educational Agency in Arlington VA over the week of May 6th, 2002. This class, by all accounts, was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated. (See Evaluations on this website)

CNC to exhibit at this years New Horizons 2002 International Conference

Certified Network Consultants, LLC (CNC) is pleased to announce that it will be demonstrating and exhibiting both it's Windows2000 Cluster Server and Application Center2000 Web Cluster technologies at the New Horizons Annual International Conference to be held this year in Anaheim, California over August 15-17. New Horizons (www.newhorizons.com) maintains the world's largest network of Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centers (CTEC's). CNC has now delivered Windows 2000 "High Availability" coursework (MS-2087, MS-2088, MS-2203) to over a dozen New Horizons CTEC's nationwide. CNC looks forward to building upon this successful relationship and partnering with many more New Horizons franchisees over the coming months.

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