Friday, February 12, 2016

Guidelines And Best Practices For Using Apache Cassandra On AWS

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Apache Cassandra is a massively scalable open source NoSQL database that’s widely deployed in the AWS cloud. It’s ideal for managing large amounts of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data across multiple distributed locations.

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Cloud-Savvy Enterprises Demand Savvier MSPs

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As cloud computing becomes the norm for the average enterprise, the average cloud solution is becoming more complex – hybrid cloud has become mainstream in order to meet the needs of a more centralized approach to cloud services across an entire organization.

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Azure Stack Provides Consistency Across Cloud Platforms

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Microsoft has announced the first technical preview of Azure Stack, the company’s new on-premise, private cloud environment. The timing seems to validate my note in January that Azure Stack is the likely catalyst for the General Availability of the Azure Portal.

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Asian cloud readiness: Three’s a cloud

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As I recently discussed in an article on Asian Cloud Forum, businesses have come to understand the benefits of migrating to cloud – flexibility, accessibility, reduced storage costs, and even data security.

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Industry Spotlight: Retailers in the cloud

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The face of retail is changing. With advancements in technology, consumers are growing to expect consistency regardless of when, where, and how they interact with the retailer. They also want access to the same products, pricing, and promotions that they get in-store, no matter what channel they are placing an order from.

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What the public cloud price war means for the enterprise

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To call this a price war is admittedly a mischaracterization as it is really more of a follow-the-leader strategy. What has proved true is that very few other IaaS providers can compete with these price cuts so the circle of commodity, hyper-scale cloud providers continues to narrow.

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The benefits of utilizing AWS Direct Connect

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Network operators may adjust their routing policy to decide how to send and receive traffic through adjacent autonomous systems. This is known as traffic engineering, and it's used for a variety of reasons.

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DevOps – what’s the point? (hint: there is one!)

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Earlier this year, DualSpark merged with Datapipe to form a singularly unique team that cannot only talk the talk, but also walk the walk when it comes to cloud-native strategy and DevOps engineering capabilities.

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Tips to reduce cloud latency when dealing with data gravity

As data is pulled closer to that infrastructure, it can reduce latency, increase efficiencies and speed, as well as increase application performance, all of which can positively impact the end user’s experience.

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