Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The rapid evolution of database, IT management

Infrastructure-as-a-Service has had a profound impact on the IT department and businesses at large, especially in the past few years since companies have begun to use multi-cloud approaches to their technology management. The provisioning process, best practices of management, maintenance requirements, capabilities and functionality, IT service delivery models and more have all changed significantly in a relatively short period of ...

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The realities of cloud security

The realities of cloud security

The cloud is among the most transformative technologies to hit the market in decades, and is spreading rapidly across regions and industries as the years progress. Some experts were quick to argue that the cloud would be ubiquitous – with a 100 percent penetration rate – by the end of the next decade, and this seemed to be hyperbole at the ...

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Hybrid cloud offers varied benefits for enterprises

Hybrid cloud offers varied benefits for enterprises

With cloud computing firmly established as a basic necessity for enterprise IT across every industry, larger corporations are now increasingly grappling with the question of how best to take advantage of this technology. And, with growing regularity, enterprise decision-makers are determining that a hybrid approach represents the ideal option for their organizations. Hybrid cloud solutions offer a variety of benefits that purely ...

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Big Data in Action: How a little charity helps enable crowdsourced nature observations from around the world

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In the Bay Area tech world, I am constantly inundated by talk of how big data is going to fundamentally change industries and create ever elusive differentiation and riches for businesses that can take advantage. However, I know that the power of big data isn’t limited to just big business. Harnessed correctly and put to the right use, endless positives ...

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Trends continue to impact infrastructure management

Trends continue to impact infrastructure management

IT departments and technology professionals have witnessed some of the most intense and widespread transformations in history within only the past decade or so. Enterprise mobility, big data and cloud computing have been in the average corporate boardroom discussion for just about 10 years or fewer now, while the Internet of Things, consumerization of IT, globalization and other major trends ...

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Datapipe wins Stevie for Customer Service Department of the Year

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Last night, we were presented with a Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year during the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago. This is our seventh consecutive year to win a Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category. Not only do we take enormous pride in this award, but we also see it ...

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Cloud enabling new business models

Cloud enabling new business models

Without a doubt, cloud computing is among the most transformative and disruptive technologies to emerge in recent memory. In every industry, companies now turn to the cloud to improve their operations and capabilities in a huge range of capacities. It is fair to say that the cloud opens up many new opportunities and potential strategies to organizations of all kinds. ...

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MSP expectations evolving, expanding

MSP expectations evolving, expanding

The cloud computing market has changed tremendously over the past half decade. The technology has developed significantly, now existing in a variety of forms – most notably, companies can choose between public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud deployments, along with multi-cloud platforms. At the same time, cloud solutions' popularity has increased at an exponential rate, to the point where ...

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Will companies get infrastructure automation right?

Will companies get infrastructure automation right?

The first musings on automation's potential strengths and weaknesses trace back as far as the Industrial Revolution, but the conversation has evolved significantly in the past few years given how far the technology has progressed. Some of the very same concerns that began hundreds of years ago remain as poignant today as ever, such as the potentially negative impact automation can ...

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The great cloud computing race heats up

The great cloud computing race heats up

Cloud computing has been one of the more important and exciting markets in the IT sector throughout the past decade, and is only becoming more diverse, ubiquitous and profitable as time goes on. Given the immense and still rising demand of the private and public sectors, as well as consumers, for cloud-based services, vendors and developers have quickly begun to expand upon their ...

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To make the most of the cloud, global MSPs are key

To make the most of the cloud, global MSPs are key

It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that the rise of managed cloud services is one of the most significant IT stories in recent years. Cloud computing is now firmly established as an essential resource for businesses of all kinds, offering organizations the opportunity to add new IT capabilities while improving efficiency and driving down costs.  In order to ...

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A service provider with simplified storage options

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As the Director of Cloud and Virtualization Operations at Datapipe Inc., my day is comprised of overseeing and managing cloud technologies and operations. We manage and support multiple cloud and virtualization platforms, all of which need some sort of storage, whether it’s local to the hosts, shared, or global object-based storage. Any given day is filled with global operational activities ...

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Using Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana to analyze Puppet infrastructure

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Datapipe has been using Puppet for a long time to automate customer solutions and configuration management. The scale of our Puppet infrastructure is global and spans across many data centers. While this level of breadth and depth is good for so many reasons, it was also proving somewhat problematic, especially when trying to get actionable insight from reporting. To alleviate ...

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Migration remains an issue for firms eager to embrace cloud

Migration remains an issue for firms eager to embrace cloud

For quite a while, business leaders agonized over the question of whether to adopt cloud computing services or remain entirely on-premise. Now, the cloud's viability and popular are well established, and the focus for many organizations' decision-makers is instead how to best leverage these cloud resources.  This is often easier said than done. While cloud services themselves are typically very ...

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Datapipe honored as finalist for Microsoft’s Hosting Partner of the Year 2015

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As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Datapipe provides clients with the highest, most consistent capabilities and innovative solutions utilizing the latest Microsoft technology – it’s a relationship we’ve been building for many years. Our commitment to Microsoft was further proven by the launch Datapipe’s Managed Cloud for Azure and we are thrilled to have this first-of-its-kind service recognized as “truly ...

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