Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cloud enables greener data center strategies

Cloud enables greener data center strategies

Green initiatives are a major concern for countless businesses today. Whether motivated by genuine concern for the environment or as a strategy to appeal to an increasingly eco-conscious public, organization leaders now regularly find themselves looking for ways to minimize their carbon footprints. One of the best ways for organizations to move in this direction is by minimizing their energy consumption. To ...

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Federal cloud adoption progresses, but obstacles remain

Generally speaking, the federal government does not have the best reputation when it comes to adopting new technology. While there is some truth to such a view, in reality government agencies are often eager to embrace upgraded IT solutions, and they move faster than many outside observers give them credit for.  In a sense, the federal government's relationship with cloud computing ...

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Cloud offers security improvements for SMBs

Cloud offers security improvements for SMBs

In any discussion concerning cloud adoption, the issue of security will inevitably arise. Virtually every survey on the subject has found that security concerns remain the most commonly cited reason why firms remain uncertain about and delay cloud deployments.  As countless industry experts have pointed out, though, such worries are not warranted. While it's true that the cloud is not ...

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Cloud misconceptions hurting implementation efforts

When done correctly, cloud computing deployments can deliver incredible benefits to organizations of all kinds, from superior performance to greater flexibility to cost reductions and beyond. Given all of this, it's no surprise that cloud adoption rates are rising quickly in every sector and across the globe. Yet it's important to note that, unfortunately, not every cloud implementation leads to ...

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Datapipe: A Leader In Managed IT Services With The Track Record To Prove It

We have always been driven by one single motivation: to deliver unprecedented value to our customers. While a lot of managed service providers (MSPs) hang their hat on customer value, few take the “unprecedented” part of this phrase as seriously as Datapipe – and we have the track record to prove it. We were the first to offer managed cloud ...

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Comprehensive approach essential for effective cloud security

Comprehensive approach essential for effective cloud security

There's no way of overlooking the importance of data security in the realm of cloud computing adoption. Time after time, surveys demonstrate that security concerns are the single greatest obstacle that companies must overcome in order to embrace cloud services, both initially and on an organization-wide level. Until a firm can effectively tackle the issue of cloud security, it will ...

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Hybrid cloud adoption set to skyrocket in coming years

By now, cloud computing has become a standard resource for businesses of all sorts, rather than a risky, high-tech initiative. Firms that just a few years ago viewed the cloud with doubt are now actively experimenting with adoption efforts, or have already migrated to hosted solutions entirely. Increasingly, hybrid cloud computing is playing a key role in such efforts. As ...

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Cloud-based big data analytics market poised for explosive growth

Cloud computing-based big data analytics hold obvious appeal for many businesses. The low startup costs associated with cloud analytics make the technology affordable for small to mid-sized firms that could not justify the expense of on-premise, in-house alternatives. For larger enterprises, these solutions offer superior cost-efficiency and quicker time to deployment, among other advantages. And that's just the start of the long list ...

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Report highlights the need for high-quality cloud security services

Report highlights the need for high-quality cloud security services

It's no secret that data security is one of the biggest concerns among any company utilizing or considering cloud computing services. Ever since cloud computing first began to gain traction among mainstream businesses, decision-makers have cited security worries as the single biggest impediment to broader adoption plans. Company leaders have feared, and continue to fear, that moving sensitive data into ...

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Monitoring matters for cloud security, efficiency

With cloud computing now a firmly established resource for businesses of all kinds, decision-makers need to focus not on the question of whether to embrace these resources, but rather how to maximize the value of their cloud investments. Increasingly, these company leaders are beginning to recognize that a critical component of any such effort is cloud monitoring. Regardless of the ...

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Scaling improvements among hybrid cloud’s greatest benefits

Scaling improvements among hybrid cloud's greatest benefits

Few technologies have seen their popularity rise as quickly or high as hybrid cloud computing. In just a few years, these solutions have gone from relatively new and untested to a standard offering in the realm of hosted services. Companies of all sizes and sectors now rely heavily on hybrid cloud offerings, and many more are in the process of ...

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For an optimized cloud, you need tailored solutions

Business owners and decision-makers around the globe are eagerly hopping on the cloud computing bandwagon at unprecedented rates. There is a growing awareness that not only is the technology safe and useful, but it is also becoming the standard for virtually every industry. Consequently, any firms that fail to adopt these solutions will likely struggle to keep pace with their ...

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Hybrid cloud offers several unique advantages

As cloud computing has grown in popularity in recent years, the number of services and strategies available to businesses in this area has expanded tremendously. While options were fairly limited in the past, now companies have their pick of a huge range of solutions, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.  This does not mean that every approach to cloud ...

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Cloud security, analytics go hand in hand

Cloud security, analytics go hand in hand

The growing popularity of cloud-based big data analytics holds major implications for businesses of all kinds. Until very recently, big data analytics was essentially an enterprise-specific IT service. Small to mid-sized firms certainly could recognize the value of these solutions, but the technology simply remained out of reach, due to the high startup and maintenance costs and need for significant expertise. ...

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Keeping proactive in the realm of cloud security

As cloud computing grows in popularity and usage, so, too, must companies' cloud security initiatives. After all, the number of cybercriminals is increasing, and these hackers are constantly developing new, improved strategies for infiltrating their targets' systems.  This does not mean that the cloud is particularly vulnerable. On the contrary, company leaders should view their cloud initiatives much like they ...

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