Friday, March 27, 2015

Cloud is ideal for addressing key business challenges

Cloud is ideal for addressing key business challenges

Every business is unique, with its own strengths, weaknesses and goals. Yet despite these distinctions, it's also true that there are a number of challenges that virtually every company, regardless of its specific industry or size, must overcome in order to achieve short- and long-term success. And many of these fall squarely into the realm of IT.  Writing for Forbes, industry ...

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Cloud migration efforts must be comprehensive

Cloud adoption is on the rise. Not only are more companies beginning to embrace these solutions for the first time, but they are also expanding their usage. Instead of relying on the cloud for only a single IT service or two, a growing number of organizations are fully committing to the cloud, moving the vast majority of their operations into hosted ...

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For cloud-based business continuity and disaster recovery, expertise matters

For cloud-based business continuity and disaster recovery, expertise matters

Business continuity and disaster recovery are essential capabilities for every organization, regardless of size, sector or location. After all, availability and reliability are two of the most important aspects of any successful venture. Disruptions and outages can wreak serious damage not only on a company's operations, but also its reputation. If severe enough, the firm may not ever fully recover in ...

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Security remains a major obstacle to cloud adoption, study finds

Security remains a major obstacle to cloud adoption, study finds

Ever since cloud computing first began to enter the mainstream, security has been its most controversial component. For years, business leaders were reluctant to adopt any cloud services whatsoever out of a fear that this would expose their networks to data loss, theft or exposure. Over the past few years, these concerns have largely softened as business leaders gained more ...

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Hybrid IT: The right cloud for every need

One of the greatest advantages cloud computing has to offer is its flexibility. Unlike legacy approaches to computing, cloud services are offered on the pay-as-you-go model, allowing firms to easily scale their use up or down as needed. This, combined with the technology's inherent customizability, makes the cloud the ideal fit for just about any company. However, that does not mean that any ...

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Monitoring essential to secure Azure deployments

Over the past few years, many of the most egregious cloud security myths have been put to rest.  While these fears previously prevented many organizations from embracing cloud solutions fully, most now realize that such concerns were overblown and that cloud services, when handled properly, are just as secure as on-premise alternatives. This applies to all cloud platforms and solutions ...

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Now Offering Enhanced Cloud Security Service for Enterprise Web Applications

With the continuing growth of cloud-based services, we are also seeing an increased concern surrounding the security of the data stored within those cloud-based infrastructures. If the same standard of security found in physical IT environments cannot be easily integrated to the cloud, enterprises will experience gaps in their security that could increase risk and expose sensitive data. Knowing how ...

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Best practices critical for cloud security

It’s no secret that security remains a major issue in the realm of cloud computing. True, fears in this area are nowhere near where they used to be – for many years, countless businesses refused to even consider adopting cloud services solely due to the perceived risk associated with these solutions. Now, organizations are much more confident in cloud’s reliability, ...

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Datapipe’s Joel Friedman Named CSO of the Year

I am pleased to announce that the New Jersey Technology Council has named Datapipe’s Chief Security Officer, Joel Friedman, CSO of the Year for 2015. This award is designed to recognize a chief security officer for his/her innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community. Joel ...

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Datapipe Managed Cloud for Azure Provides Tools to Connect an Enterprise with Business Partners

For many IT organizations the best cloud strategy is one that leverages public cloud services as building blocks for incremental improvements to existing infrastructure. One common use case is the need to connect to business partners. This Azure architecture blueprint demonstrates how Datapipe Managed Cloud for Azure provides customers with managed infrastructure from a Datapipe data center with a solution ...

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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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