Hybrid Cloud: The Public and Private Cloud Mash-Up and its Benefits

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Many organizations have adopted at least some public cloud solutions for the convenience, scalability, and affordability they offer—but security is a common hang-up, particularly for companies that handle sensitive or heavily regulated information. Having full control over dedicated servers is one benefit of building a private cloud—infrastructure that’s used by just one organization—but many businesses don’t have the budget or …

Hybrid Cloud Means Hybrid Security Measures

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I recently walked you through a check-list, on what CIOs need to know about hybrid cloud—the IT sweet spot that marries in-house and cloud-based infrastructure—and what it could mean to their organizations. With all its versatility and promise, there is no doubt that hybrid clouds are the future for many at the enterprise level. But, with all that versatility and …

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Looking at Hybrid Cloud and Security? Welcome to the Matrix

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As a strategist, I’ve really enjoyed working on this hybrid cloud series. I love how hybrid cloud acts as an extension of what most organizations already have—providing an extremely effective additional tier to on-site physical storage infrastructure. It’s a highly scalable option for businesses that don’t need to keep all their data physically in-house. And I know that if you’re …

The Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud: What CIOs Need to Know

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When it comes to the enterprise and the hybrid cloud, and what CIOs need to know about that, let’s start here: Nine out of 10 IT decision makers say embracing the hybrid cloud for their business is necessary for building a future-ready enterprise. Odds are that those same nine out of 10 CIOs are still struggling to agree on exactly …

The Public Cloud’s Growth is a Perfect Storm for MSPs

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Cloud computing is everywhere, and the public cloud is leading the charge. Businesses can use the public cloud for applications or storage in a shared, accessible network on either a free or pay-per-usage basis. That’s the long way of saying something simple—that the public cloud is the happy home of applications like Google Drive, Dropbox and Salesforce. Many more examples …

How to Assess Your Cloud Migration Opportunities

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Cloud computing is on just about every IT pro or business owner’s mind, and assessing your cloud migration opportunities is a fundamental first step. Cloud technology is exciting because it’s the great equalizer—not just something for the big business players; cloud has potential benefits for businesses of all sizes and at all stages of the business cycle. But jumping into …

MSPs and Hybrid Storage Solutions: Make Hybrid Storage a Businesses Best Friend

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Managed service providers (MSP) have been around for quite awhile now, and, for the past 15 years or so, have had a front row seat for what was perhaps the most massive shift in digital information storage capabilities in human history. If you’re ‘of a certain age,’ you’ll remember the floppy disk. This 3-inch compact storage unit, which gained widespread …

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How to Measure the Fundamentals of Cloud Maturity

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Cloud technology is no longer the future for business—it’s the here and now, and, as you no doubt know, it’s already weaving its way deep into business culture, playing a vital role for many organizations, both large and small. Whether by way of vendor managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or, as we are increasingly seeing with the addition of hardware, processing, data …

Keeping Data Safe in the Cloud is Every IT Team’s Goal

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Here’s something that I hear all the time and I’m sure you do as well: “The future of business is cloud technology.” A decade ago, the pundits and prognosticators who uttered these words may have had been considered visionaries, but today, cloud is not only the future, it’s very much the present. As those of us in the tech space …