Saturday, August 1, 2015

Finding the right multi-cloud approach essential for optimized performance

Finding the right multi-cloud approach essential for optimized performance

For decision-makers intent on taking full advantage of cloud computing's potential, the key question is how best to approach this technology. In the past, the only real options were either a private cloud or public cloud deployment. Now, however, firms can also choose to embrace hybrid multi-cloud strategies. In many, even most, cases, this is the best way to maximize the cloud's value ...

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60-Second Guide: Big Data and the cloud

It seems like everywhere you turn, folks are making references to “Big Data.” The term is used for just about every technology issue imaginable, but do you know what it really means? If you’ve got 60 seconds, we’ve got a crash course on the key Big Data trends: how you can source BigData, what insights you derive from it, and how quickly you ...

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Multi-cloud remains as a hot investment across industries

Cloud computing has long been defined by its ability to boost the elasticity, specialization and efficiency of IT operations, as companies have used various products and services to build optimal technology departments for their specific needs. Now, cloud services are evolving even more quickly than in the past, driven by immense competition between some of the largest providers and developers of the solutions, ...

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Overcoming cloud security concerns key to successful deployments

Overcoming cloud security concerns key to successful deployments

There is broad agreement among enterprise leaders about the need to embrace cloud computing solutions to a greater degree. While most firms have at least begun to implement cloud solutions to a certain point, many have yet to fully benefit from the technology. Deployments are frequently limited to specific services, such as email, rather than the complete IT infrastructure – despite ...

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The rising tide of automation

Automation has moved into the forefront of corporate provisioning strategies of late, largely due to the increasing availability of specialized tools and the need for support solutions that streamline various aspects of IT management. When companies effectively automate processes, as well as components of IT service management and delivery, several substantive improvements to overall performances can result.  For example, the tasks ...

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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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