How to Choose the Right Cloud Model

By Josh Cronin |   Nov 07, 2017

Are you interested in deploying a cloud computing model at your enterprise? Don’t let the name trip you up; the term “cloud” is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals. The generally accepted definition of cloud computing comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “Cloud Computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

How to Optimize Your Network for the Hybrid Cloud

By Joshua Satrape |   Jul 04, 2017

Are you moving to the hybrid cloud? Anyone who has managed the transition of relocating a data center knows firsthand the planning and organization that is required for such an enormous endeavor. The conversionary process from an on premise environment to a hybrid model demands the same level of preparation to ensure a successful implementation. The location of your company’s resources is irrelevant to your users, so if resources aren’t available for your end users, then it is your local network that will be blamed. 

Get the Most Value out of Your Hybrid Cloud Deployment

By Joshua Satrape |   Jun 22, 2017

Greater levels of redundancy, scalability, and elasticity are a few of the many reasons why adopting a hybrid cloud solution can be advantageous for your company. We’ve recognized that many hybrid cloud benefits tend to align with an enterprise’s digital transformation business objectives. With that being said, getting the most value out of this deployment is essential, which is why it is important to do plenty of research to avoid running into unexpected problems down the road. Three significant pitfalls that will be covered throughout this post that may arise throughout your deployment are:

Available Hybrid Cloud Solutions and Use Cases

By Joshua Satrape |   Jun 13, 2017

Are you ready to take advantage of hybrid cloud benefits? As we’ve mentioned before, this unique architecture can provide these four benefits of hybrid cloud for your organization:

VMware and Amazon Web Services: A New Hybrid Cloud Partnership

By Michael Thweatt |   Jun 06, 2017

Want to improve your cloud operations and take advantage of robust new technology options? Now you can, as you may have heard the news recently about the new partnership between VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS), called VMware Cloud on AWS. Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT analysis, research, validation, and strategy firm that provides market intelligence and actionable insight to the global IT community, recently published a technology brief announcing the new joint offering; read on for an overview of its structure and benefits.

6 Tips to guide a Hybrid Cloud Deployment

By Joshua Satrape |   Mar 21, 2017

Recently, we shared four items to consider when preparing your data center to move to the hybrid cloud. Read on to learn about additional tips for a hybrid cloud deployment.

4 Tips for Strengthening Hybrid Cloud Security

By Joshua Satrape |   Feb 28, 2017

The growth rate of the hybrid cloud seems to be living up to its hype. In fact, Forrester Research recently updated their growth prediction of the cloud market by 20 percent above their initial forecast three years ago. Their current estimate is an investment of $191 billion by 2020.  As another example of this growth, as of January 2015, Microsoft Azure was storing more than 10 trillion objects, an increase of 6 trillion objects since July 2012.

Implementing Hybrid Cloud: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

By Joshua Satrape |   Feb 21, 2017

The hybrid cloud is an excellent tool for enterprise, but like any new technology, there are some definite challenges when navigating unfamiliar waters as well as a few potential snags in the road that can delay, hinder or even potentially terminate your hybrid cloud implementation. Below are some of the potential missteps that you can avoid if you properly plot your transition in advance.

Prepare Your Data Center for the Hybrid Cloud [Checklist]

By Joshua Satrape |   Feb 14, 2017

Has your organization identified an initiative to move to the hybrid cloud? Your data center likely isn’t ready to just be picked up and relocated; you’ll need to complete specific preparations before making the switch. Here are several items to check off your list before fully integrating hybrid cloud.

Backup and Recovery: Disaster Plan Challenges & Tips

By Greg LaBrie |   Feb 07, 2017

The pace of technological change and innovation continues to accelerate in today’s IT organizations. This includes the expansion of advanced virtualization and the emergence of new cloud service delivery models. Yet, despite such progress, the areas of backup and recovery remain underdeveloped at many organizations. Many business leaders struggle to contain rising backup costs, and have little faith in their current procedures’ ability to restore key systems and crucial data, especially in the wake of a real-time crisis or service disruption.

5 Areas to Master for Your Hybrid Cloud

By Mark Gabryjelski |   Jan 26, 2017

If you’re serious about making a successful move to hybrid cloud, now’s the time to make progress in each of these five areas.

5 Enterprise Benefits of VMware’s vRealize Suite

By Fred McHugh |   Nov 03, 2016

Have you heard about our technology partner VMware’s vRealize Suite for cloud and data center management? It’s the solution that enables hybrid cloud management and can help enterprises keep up with the growing IT demands of today’s digital business. One of the most valuable tools within the vRealize Suite is Automation, which is so powerful that VMware allows you to purchase it as its own standalone application. However you choose to use it, it offers the enterprise five fantastic benefits.

Cloud Computing: Complying with Industry and Government Regulations

By Shane Garrett |   May 31, 2016

Since the cloud is by nature, “up in the clouds,” it can be harder for enterprises to know if they are complying with industry and governmental regulations than if they were employing on premise hardware and infrastructure.

3 Tips for Moving to the Public Cloud

By Joshua Satrape |   Oct 20, 2015

With the widespread use of cloud computing, many IT professionals are wondering how much to move to a public cloud. By steering away from a solely CAPEX model to a more balanced hybrid OPEX model, companies can save money and take advantage of fledging new technologies.

The Internet of Things and Business Applications

By Kerry Cotter |   Oct 13, 2015

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) may have been a far-fetched dream in the past, but it is quickly becoming revolutionary and lucrative in the present. Businesses, citizens and even governments are adopting IoT into their lifestyles by connecting devices and products together and controlling them remotely. The Internet of Things has almost limitless applications, from every aspect of business to healthcare, controlling the home environment and even growing plants.

4 Benefits of Incorporating a Cloud Computing Strategy

By Mark Gabryjelski |   Oct 06, 2015

 

Incorporating cloud computing into your business’ technology model can change the way you operate on a daily basis, attend to customers and partners or interact with suppliers. By using a set of cloud-based hardware, networks or storage devices, you and your colleagues can access complex security systems, backup programs, IT infrastructure and more. Here are four reasons to include these beneficial systems as part of your business plan.

Cloud Readiness Assessment: 4 Steps to Success

By Mark Gabryjelski |   Sep 22, 2015

 

As you consider moving some of your business activities to the cloud, it’s important to assess your company’s needs to determine if you are ready to do so. While there are many steps to a cloud readiness checklist, there are several key components to start with. No matter which model you choose (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), the steps to implementation are similar. Here are four considerations to get your company ready.

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