Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HPC Benefits in the Cloud

In order for enterprises to take advantage of the cloud for HPC, they have three primary choices: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure, each of which offers a unique set of features.

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Dissecting the “Treacherous Twelve” Cloud Computing Threats in 2016, Part 1

Though more businesses than ever moving to the cloud, the space is still not completely devoid of risk. To address some of these threats, the Cloud Security Alliance developed the “Treacherous Twelve” report. In the first of a two-part series, we break down some of these threats.

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Looking Ahead to Microsoft SQL Server 2016

With Microsoft ending mainstream support for their SQL Server 2005 in just a few weeks - April 12 to be exact - many organizations are looking toward the next generation of SQL to see what features are on the horizon.

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Cloud Spending in 2016/2017

Last week in Forbes, Louis Columbus highlighted insights from a recent Nomura Holdings CIO Survey that dug into spending habits of 50 CIOs across the US and how they anticipate their budgets changing in the future.

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What Should You Do to Transform Your IT?

A strong IT strategy is a must for any enterprise, regardless of its level of involvement in the cloud. The very foundation of a business depends on its ability to operate smoothly, swiftly, and efficiently while limiting security risks.

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Steps to Adopting Exchange Online

Migrating to a cloud platform like Office 365 allows enterprises to take advantage of benefits such as better agility, increased reliability, global availability, and a usage payment model.

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Making the most of Sharepoint 2016

Collaboration is a crucial component in a successful business. With SharePoint Online, organizations can share and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers, through a cloud-based service that can be accessed from anywhere.

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Cloud Migration on the Rise

Organizations across sectors have obviously embraced the cloud over the past few years, but IT structures vary greatly from one company to the next, requiring a different outlook on migration according to each firm’s specific needs.

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How to Reduce Costs and Security Threats Using Two Amazon Tools

We’d all like to believe that everyone accessing content will use it appropriately. Unfortunately, we can’t always assume the best, and being proactive in dealing with bad actors will reduce security threats to your infrastructure and apps.

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Happy Birthday, AWS!

This week Jeff Barr announced the 10th anniversary of AWS Cloud and we at Datapipe would like to congratulate them on the immense milestone! Jeff notes: Looking back at the past decade, it is pretty impressive to see just how much the IT world has changed. Even more impressive, the change is not limited to technology. Business models have changed, …

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Here’s How Big Data Can Help You Fill Out Your March Madness Bracket

The month of March brings plenty to get excited about: the end of winter, flowers blooming, warmer weather, and of course, the NCAA Tournament. Every year, millions of people across the country fill out their brackets in their quest for bragging rights over their friends and family. If you want to win your pool, big data can help.

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Office 365: Identity Management & Single Sign On

Continuing the blog series regarding our new support for Microsoft Office 365, today we’ll examine identity management services. The topic of identity management deals with authentication of a system user and granting that user permission to restricted resources.

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Partner spotlight: Equinix

As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on partnering with like-minded, innovative organizations - companies that are also experts in their fields, who can work with us to provide our clients the very best in custom solutions, managed services, security, and reliability. We don’t enter into partnerships lightly and deliberately look to do good work with good people. This week I wanted to dive into our close relationship with Equinix.

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