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Diving into data gravity: Context is everything


Movies such as Interstellar and The Martian have not only taken the box office by storm, they’ve also taken a look at what life in deep space is like. It’s fascinating to explore the unknown–there’s plenty out there we still have to learn, and every day we’re shining new light on various areas. Much like the endless expanse of space …

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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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Enterprises embrace the multi-cloud strategy

A Virtual Machine moves from a cloud Server Rack to the other

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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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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As the cloud consolidates, MSPs must diversify

Three of our biggest cloud platform partners have been posting some huge numbers of late. Amazon and Amazon Web Services had yet another significant quarterly profit, posting $521 net income on $2.1 billion in revenues, displaying a 25 percent profit margin. Microsoft also reported strong growth for Windows Azure and other cloud computing products, nearly doubling its cloud profits with …

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The rapid rise of multi-cloud


The mass consumerisation 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 organisation, with preferences continuing to move in the direction of highly personalised and customised IT frameworks. Thanks to the birth of the cloud as …

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Cruising in the cloud: Moving from public to private

U.S. agencies embracing hybrid cloud deployments

It’s no secret that every enterprise has its own unique business requirements. IT systems and solutions that work for one business won’t necessarily be right for another. This reality is a key factor in the hybrid cloud vision of the Microsoft Cloud Platform. They are committed to robust public and private cloud options and Datapipe is the unique managed service …

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FCCP, a formula for success

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FedRAMP JAB P-ATO + PaaS + flexibility + agency specific security controls = Datapipe’s Federal Community Cloud Platform (FCCP). Last week, we announced that Datapipe received its JAB P-ATO for the FCCP PaaS solution. If you recall from the Understanding the Multiple Versions of the FedRAMP ATOs blog, there are three types of P-ATOs that a cloud service provider (CSP) …

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