Some organizations have carefully crafted strategies for cloud technology adoption; but for most, their journey to the cloud has been an ad hoc affair. Many have deployed applications in a number of different clouds: public clouds, private clouds, and even combinations of the two. While public and private clouds demonstrate how effective they can be in enabling companies to deploy applications quickly, hybrid cloud strategies prove the value of hosting applications in both cloud and on-premises environments. Similarly, SaaS offerings transform the way businesses interact with customers, partners, and vendors.
In this executive Q&A, Cloud Accelerator and Bird Hosting CEO Michael Wallace discusses how a turn-key private cloud platform has transformed his business, how Bird Hosting has improved its environmental footprint, and more.
Codero required a top-notch Tier III data center facility. Furthermore, it needed a data center that could not only deliver disaster recovery services and support the ongoing growth of customer businesses, but do so with competitive rates for power and labor, and low exposure to natural disasters. Find out why they selected Digital Realty.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Internet delivery and cloud hosting has transformed all aspects of content and media value chain, impacting how content is created, managed and delivered. Consumers now demand content on any device at any time, regardless of the network they are using.
Azure Site Recovery replicates your on-premises physical servers and virtual machines to Azure. If an outage occurs in your primary
location, you failover to the DRaaS platform within minutes and your applications and workloads will be available. When normal operations resume, you can failback to your primary location.
For added reassurance, Cloud Direct is a Microsoft Gold Partner. This means in addition to our own 24/7 support, we also benefit from direct access to Microsoft support for a range of hosting scenarios – including SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on
Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market in Europe. This is a new evolution of a mature market, with a wide variety of vendor offerings and capabilities, so infrastructure managers must choose with care.
The implications of getting your next generation data center strategy wrong can be fatal for a cloud and hosting business. The Fueled by NetApp Consulting team has seen a trend with service providers testing the waters with many different go-to-market strategies due to these high stakes.
The security perimeter once familiar to the enterprise has become incredibly fragmented. Data and applications reside everywhere: on the network, endpoints and in the cloud. The cloud, in particular, is seeing huge growth with enterprises adopting these environments at a rapid pace. According to Gartner, 55 percent of large enterprises will successfully implement an all-in cloud SaaS strategy by 2025.1 Combined with an increasingly mobile and global workforce, and more importantly, increasingly distributed SaaS cloud environments, organizations are now faced with securing a multitude of applications, users, devices and networks – all hosting sensitive data that is critical to business growth, reputation and customer trust.
As organizations go through major business and technology changes, they will increasingly depend on digital platforms to deliver products and services. More than half of the organizations we spoke with said they would increase spending with their primary hosting and cloud service provider (CSP) in 2017, and individual quarterly plans for hosting and cloud services suggest that the growth in spending will be persistent.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.
This Frost & Sullivan whitepaper provides an overview of the latest DDoS attack trends, and offers examples of how cloud service and hosting providers can use Arbor Networks solutions to protect their data centers from DDoS attacks and increase revenue by offering Arbor-based, managed DDoS protection services.
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn the steps and available tools necessary to design, setup, and deploy infrastructure to run a multi-server Microsoft SharePoint Server Farm on AWS. Solution Architect Ulf Schoo will cover how to architect for high availability and provision the relevant AWS services and resources to run SharePoint Server workloads at scale on the AWS Cloud. Also included with the video is the Microsoft SharePoint Server on AWS: Reference Architecture Whitepaper.
The VSPEX Private Cloud architecture provides customers with a modern system capable of hosting many virtual machines at a consistent performance level. EMC's modular solutions are built with technologies that enable faster deployment, greater simplicity, greater choice, higher efficiency, and lower risk.
Up to 60% of all cloud deployments stall or fail during the implementation process. Don’t let your business be one of them. Read this checklist to help identify your business needs and help the cloud hosting provider identify what services are best suited for your business to avoid a failed cloud.
We have created the Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Cloud to help you better decipher the many aspects of cloud computing. Download the eBook and understand what the cloud is and the various service and deployment models available to you.
By moving to the cloud technology company, VIIAD, reduced its costs by 50%. Read this Cloud Computing article to see how you can do the same by learning the 6 lessons that were learned when moving applications to the cloud.
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