Saturday, November 28, 2015

Just how much is AWS really worth?


As an AWS Partner since 2010, Datapipe is proud to also be one of the first to have completed the third party audit and be named a Partner in their new AWS Managed Service Provider Program. Over these past five years, we’ve seen new products and services galore. In fact, Amazon released 516 new features in 2014 alone, showcasing the creativity …

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Unlocking the advantages of the IoT


The advent of cloud infrastructure has laid the foundation for companies to capture, process, and analyze data at tremendous scale. Over the past few years, these data systems have evolved from operating on largely static data stores to processing vast streams of data in near real time. With the ability to process these data streams, companies have networks of physical …

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Giving props


props/ noun slang due respect and proper recognition. “certain sectors of the music fraternity still refuse to give him props” I live on props. It’s that figurative pat on the back that validates your actions and motivates you to do more. It fuels me to work harder, better, and longer. Don’t get me wrong, I love my paycheck, but paychecks …

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Azure ExpressRoute enables hybrid cloud for the enterprise

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Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is a feature that enables the enterprise to leverage the hyper-scale power of the Azure public cloud for their dedicated infrastructure via a direct, private connection to Azure. Private networks are a staple of today’s corporate IT landscape enabling organizations to ensure performance and consistency yet limiting access to sensitive resources. To meet the needs of today’s …

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Conquering the cloud in Asia


Not surprisingly, we’re seeing strong growth in cloud computing deployments in Asia. The local market has been always a few seasons behind the classic early adopters in the United States, Australia and pockets of Europe but they’re quickly playing catch up. It’s a perfect storm really. Long term hardware environments are becoming end of life, and secondary markets such as …

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The explosion of data gravity

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Following the recent Gartner Symposium a few weeks ago in Orlando, Florida, there seemed to be a common topic with most of the attendees that I spoke with: the concept of data gravity. While last year, CIOs at the conference were concerned with what data to maintain and manage on-premise, CIOs this year turned to look for strategic advice on …

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Big data predicted to be a $50 billion industry within five years


A recent forecast from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) made a bold prediction: big data spending will reach $48.6 billion by 2019. IDC separates the big data market into three major submarkets: software, infrastructure and services. It predicts that collectively they will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23%. Software– including information management, discovery, analytics, and …

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6 basic steps for successful DevOps automation


There are countless ways to implement DevOps automation that can improve your company’s operations. But the hard truth is that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to automation. Beyond understanding your process requirements, you still need to create an implementation strategy to ensure your automation plans will benefit your organization. At a minimum, your journey into DevOps automation should include …

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Datapipe named one of NJ’s Fastest Growing Companies

NJBiz Award

Last night, we were recognized as one of New Jersey’s 2015 50 Fastest Growing Companies. This marks the seventh time we’ve had the honor of being named to the list. The NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program celebrates New Jersey’s most dynamic companies that progressively contribute to the success of the state’s economic growth and stability. Founded in Hoboken, …

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Introducing our 5in15 Webinars

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Welcome to the first installment of our 5in15 Webinars, where we run through five slides of information in 15 minutes. These quick presentations are designed to share information about products or thoughts in the industry. Our debut episode takes a look at something that’s always top of mind for the enterprise: security within cloud deployments. Gone are the days of …

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Enterprises embrace the multi-cloud strategy

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Yesterday, Verizon released its State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2016 report. This third annual report provides original data and analysis of cloud usage within the enterprise, and its impact on IT organizations and businesses at large. Key findings of this report include: Cloud use in the enterprise continues to grow. Eighty-four percent of enterprises responded that their cloud use has …

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Webinar: Choosing the right solution for your workload

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With so many solutions to choose from to manage IT workloads, it can be overwhelming parsing through everything and selecting the right set of solutions. That’s why William Fellows, VP of Research for 451 Research and Scott Strickland, Global CIO of D+M Group held a webinar recently to walk through the challenges enterprises face when choosing the right solution for …

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Client focus: D+M Group migrates 15 physical data centers into three private clouds


D+M Group is a distributor of high-end audio and video components recognized for its advanced digital technology, high-performance engineering, and unique designs, and is known for delivering a powerful audio and video experience. The company’s IT infrastructure, however, was lacking. Spurred by the prospect of greater efficiencies and less redundancy, D+M embraced the cloud and plunged in headfirst. We worked …

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How We’re Helping McDonald’s Change the Fast Food Industry


In a time when mobile digital media engagement is significantly higher than desktop (51 to 42 percent), restaurants are turning to innovative and interactive technologies to attract customers. With the goal to make the McDonald’s motto–“good food, fast”–applicable to the ever increasing number of always-on digital customers, McDonald’s turned to the cloud, and Datapipe, as a way to enhance flexibility …

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Datapipe partners among Gartner’s list of top database management systems


Gartner recently published its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (DBMS). Quick definition digression: Gartner defines a DBMS as “a complete software system used to define, create, manage, update and query a database.” A database is an organized collection of data that can be organized in multiple formats and stored in a storage medium, be it hard-disk drives, solid-state …

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