Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The rapid rise of multi-cloud usage

The mass consumerization of technology has directly stimulated expectations among employees, executives and others in the private and public sectors. No longer will cookie-cutter approaches to strategies and technology service delivery hack it in the average organization, with preferences continuing to move in the direction of highly personalized and customized IT frameworks.  Thanks to the birth of the cloud as a ...

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Multi-cloud success requires careful strategizing, quality execution

Multi-cloud success requires careful strategizing, quality execution

Now that the cloud's value has been firmly established, business leaders in every sector must confront the question of how to best take advantage of this technology. How can leveraging cloud services maximize utility throughout the organization, in as many areas as possible? Increasingly, these decision-makers are coming to the conclusion that a multi-cloud deployment is the way to go. With multi-cloud, ...

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Advantages of cloud computing clearer than ever

It is somewhat fascinating to think about the fact that, only 10 years ago, cloud computing was not even close to being a priority for the average business or government agency in their IT provisioning strategies. Yet, in the time since, the vast majority of businesses have started to use the cloud for at least one process or function, while ...

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Datapipe named Managed Service Provider finalist in 2015 Stratus Awards

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In recognition of our tireless efforts to bring the best value and success to our customers, Datapipe has been honored as a Managed Service Provider finalist in Business Intelligence’s 2015 Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing. The Stratus Awards recognize companies and individuals innovating in the cloud and providing offerings that are truly differentiated in the market. If we are anything, ...

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A closer look at security and data center automation

With all of the trends that have surfaced in the past few years, it is easy to forget the past 100 years of innovation and technological progress leading up to the consumerization of the Internet. Cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, enterprise mobility and other major trends in corporate IT have no doubt transformed operational processes and infrastructure ...

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Automation’s place in modern infrastructure management

Automation is beginning to play a bigger role in infrastructure management throughout IT frameworks. With all of the focus being placed on application management, end user experiences and the like, many companies will not have the time necessary to handle all of the various responsibilities and tasks associated with infrastructure. However, infrastructure must be kept in optimal form to avoid ...

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The right approach, and right partner, essential for hybrid cloud success

The right approach, and right partner, essential for hybrid cloud success

Hybrid cloud solutions are quickly becoming standard fare for businesses in every sector. Company leaders have by this point broadly come to an agreement regarding the need for the cloud in general, and they rightly believe that taking a hybrid approach to these solutions is often the best way to maximize results.  But while the hybrid cloud is frequently the ideal option ...

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60-Second Guide: Managed services for the cloud

Are you curious about the benefits of using a managed service provider? Have 60 seconds? The below infographic should tell you all you need to know about the benefits associated with using managed services for the cloud. Once you’ve read it click on over to our managed services page to see how Datapipe can help get your enterprise’s cloud infrastructure up, running, and optimized. ...

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Cloud Automation Increasingly Critical for Business Analytics

Automation, cloud increasing critical in analytics

The big data revolution has started to spread across industries, regions and sectors of late, especially given the increased commoditization of the technology that has made it more feasible for a wider range of organizations to embrace the solutions. Not so long ago, many entities would not even be able to foot the bill of the infrastructure upgrades that would ...

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Infrastructure in the age of the multi-cloud, Pt. 2

In the first segment of this two-part series, we discussed how cloud services are impacting the corporate computing market, as well as how security is playing into this equation. Now, we turn to Microsoft Azure, continuing the question-and-answer with Datapipe Senior Solutions Architect Bill Brady. Q: What makes Azure a good option for enterprises wanting to utilize the public cloud? ...

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Infrastructure in the age of the multi-cloud, Pt. 1

Companies have a wealth of options when approaching their enterprise IT infrastructure and must ensure that they are taking the most intelligent angle on provisioning to maximize returns on investment. The sheer volume and diversity of cloud-based technologies and other advanced infrastructure can make it difficult to identify the perfect arrangement for beginners, which is why many have gone the ...

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The benefits of Azure, Datapipe managed services in modern IT, Pt. 2

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In the first segment of this two-part series, we spoke briefly on why more companies are beginning to embrace Azure and other public cloud options. In this one, I want to share some insights regarding the strengths of Azure and Datapipe’s approach to managing these services, as well as how modern Infrastructure-as-a-Service can have long-lasting benefits for enterprise users. The ...

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The Managed Azure Advantage, part 2: Overcoming challenges

The Managed Azure Advantage, part 2: Overcoming challenges

In part one of this interview, we spoke with Reginald Johnson, a systems engineer and service delivery architect with Datapipe, to take a look at some of the biggest advantages that Microsoft Azure has to offer enterprises. As Johnson explained, Azure is incredibly flexible, cost efficient and reliable, all of which makes it an excellent option for large companies. In ...

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Microsoft calls Datapipe a “pioneer” of managed hybrid IT services

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James Staten, Chief Strategist for Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft, recently published a post outlining the evolving role of the managed service provider (MSP). In it, Staten discusses the rise of blended IT models and the ever-increasing need for the enterprise to partner with an MSP that has the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to leverage public and ...

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The benefits of Azure and Datapipe managed services in modern IT Part 1

The IT landscape is evolving rapidly, driven by a range of new trends and technological advances, and leading many companies to rethink their infrastructure strategies. Some of the more successful cloud vendors, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, have picked up on the growing need for elastic, modernized, and hybrid IT capabilities, and have begun to incorporate relevant tenets into ...

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