Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cloud makes enterprise-grade big data analytics widely available

Cloud makes enterprise-grade big data analytics widely available

The rise of big data analytics was a game-changer for just about every industry. For years, businesses have possessed tremendous amounts of raw, unstructured data that they thought was more or less unusable, as there was no way to glean valuable insight from the information in this form. With advanced big data analytics, though, this was no longer the case. Quickly, enterprises ...

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Audits – Don’t Be Afraid, Be Prepared

Nine components critical to a good audit experience As a sales person at Datapipe and former support technician I have overseen 100+ audits on behalf of our clients. Over the years I have come to rely on nine components critical to having a good audit experience. I’ve seen firsthand that a prepared client working with their managed service provider (MSP) ...

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Integrate Azure into your DevOps with Datapipe Managed Cloud for Azure

Datapipe’s Managed Cloud for Azure provides development teams with infrastructure experts from Datapipe that can partner with an organization in the incorporation of Azure into development operations. In this architecture blueprint Microsoft Azure is used to streamline the entire development and operations lifecycle. Traditionally, service for development, testing, staging, and production all resided on premises. Datapipe can assist with the ...

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How the cloud is improving data center consolidation

How the cloud is improving data center consolidation

Taken separately, data center consolidation and cloud computing adoption clearly represent two of the most significant IT trends occurring today. With increasing frequency, businesses are bringing together these efforts to maximize benefits. In many ways, cloud services can have a powerful, positive impact on companies' data center consolidation projects. Data center consolidation incentives To see why the cloud is such ...

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Cloud offers major benefits for big data initiatives

Cloud computing and big data analytics are, without a doubt, two of the most important technologies to enter the mainstream in recent years. And now, increasingly, the two are coming together to deliver powerful results and benefits for forward-thinking companies. By moving big data analytics operations into cloud environments, firms can increase efficiency and productivity, all while saving time and ...

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When to turn to a multi-cloud strategy for enterprise IT

When to turn to a multi-cloud strategy for enterprise IT

By this point, most enterprises in the United States, and around the world, are firmly committed to cloud services. This technology has yielded tremendous benefits, from cost savings to improved flexibility and beyond. Cloud skeptics have been won over and cloud proponents proven right. With the cloud's value firmly established, the challenge that enterprise IT decision-makers now face is determining ...

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Datapipe Named to CRN’s MSP 500 List in the Hosting 100 Category

We haven’t completed the first quarter of 2015 and already Datapipe has had an exciting year. We kicked off January by expanding our Big Data capabilities and support with the acquisition of GoGrid, an industry leader in that realm. Shortly after, we introduced the Datapipe AWS Global Cloud Center of Excellence, a collaboration with Amazon Web Services that helps global ...

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Consolidating IT with the cloud

In the not-so-distant past, IT was essentially isolated, limited almost entirely to its own department. That is certainly no longer the case. Now, IT pervades every aspect of virtually every organization, and firms are wholly dependent on these resources to conduct their day-to-day operations. While this is largely a positive trend, it has created some problems that companies are still developing strategies ...

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Gain Operational Efficiencies by Migrating Existing On-Premise Applications with Datapipe Managed Cloud for Azure

Datapipe Managed Cloud for Azure enables you to easily migrate machines and applications to the cloud. This blueprint shows you how to extend your on premises data center to support line of business applications that run in Azure.   Traditionally, enterprise applications run on premises with access to corporate databases and identity providers. Even in the new world of cloud ...

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Automating the automation: Using Puppet to manage Continuous Integration with Jenkins

Continuous Integration (CI) is a practice which runs unit tests in an automated fashion by either running on a schedule or polling your VCS for changes to a particular project. This best practice helps to catch code-related problems at an early stage. This also helps with reverting your code base to a bug-free state quite easily, since you will know which commit in your ...

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Programmatic AWS Automation and Orchestration using Ruby Fog

1. The Challenge After using CloudFormation to automatically build a very large environment, we at Datapipe found that CloudFormation is great for creating things exactly the same every time, as long as you don’t ever need to change anything. CloudFormation is JSON, which is tough to work with if you’re constantly making changes. We needed a more robust and flexible AWS ...

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Cloud governance still underappreciated by many enterprises

It's no secret that cloud computing has become a key component of countless businesses' IT strategies. Deploying cloud services is a necessity, as only by leveraging these resources can a company hope to achieve the level of efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility necessary to become and remain competitive in their industries. This means that cloud security, always important, has become absolutely critical ...

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Cloud governance lacking in state governments

Cloud governance lacking in state governments

Government bodies often develop a reputation for being slow to embrace new technology. This notion isn't entirely unjustified – governments are naturally reluctant to take on risk, and their bureaucratic nature poses an obstacle to broad adoption. Consequently, state governments were not among the first organizations to embrace cloud services. But they're rapidly working to make up for lost time. Across ...

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Automating Private Cloud Infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise and Razor

1. The Challenge We received a call from a customer who had a very specific need: The company wanted 88 dedicated hypervisors deployed in our Iceland-based cloud footprint. Furthermore, the client wanted a very specific hardware spec provisioned, which required a custom order to the manufacturer. This was all fine, but because it would take six weeks to physically build and ...

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