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Four Things to Understand about Enterprise Cloud Security

In the recent report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, respondents from large and mid-size, global enterprises said that security is not a reason to avoid moving workloads to the cloud with a majority saying they believe that cloud doesn’t negatively impact security (65 percent) and that in some cases cloud actually improves security (36… Read More

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Three Things for Understanding Big Data & Cloud Providers

Everyone is talking about big data and cloud computing. From sports teams to airlines to fast food restaurants, big data capture, management and analysis has become a key focus. In fact, I’d argue that big data has replaced cloud as the hottest buzzword in enterprise IT today. However, big data and cloud are actually linked…. Read More

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Harvard Business Review Cloud Report Top Findings

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services recently surveyed 527 of their readers from large and mid-size companies and organizations worldwide asking how they used cloud computing and the value they garnered from it. The cloud report was sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions and while it’s not surprising that 70 percent of respondents say their organization has… Read More

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Four Services Enterprises Should Ask for from Cloud Providers

Moving from private data centers to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud environment is not just a technology change; it is transformational for the IT organization in many ways. Cloud computing brings a new paradigm of thinking and a different culture to an organization. The focus shifts to service delivery instead of individual nuts and bolts technology…. Read More

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How Will Enterprise Cloud Computing & Services Disrupt IT in Coming Years?

I had the opportunity to represent Verizon at Cisco Live’s Cloud Executive Panel this year.  The panel included SVPs, CTOs, and other senior executives in the enterprise cloud space with representation from Verizon as the service provider, Cisco as the platform vendor, Kaiser Permanente as a cloud customer and other executives representing application and data… Read More

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Verizon Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers

Garter Inc. has positioned Verizon in the Leaders quadrant of its “2014 Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers” report. This is the eighth consecutive year that Verizon has been listed in the Leaders quadrant. Consider the following fast facts about Verizon’s global networks*. Verizon has one of the world’s most interconnected IP backbones operating… Read More

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There is more to cloud than cloud: Three things to know about cloud service providers

Enterprises making the move to cloud have many options depending on their workloads and business needs. Understanding how different clouds (private, public or hybrid cloud) fit their requirements and workloads is important and can be a difficult decision.  Yet, most of the public conversation (from media, analysts, etc.) around cloud centers on self-serve capabilities. While… Read More

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Three Things to Consider When Considering Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Few enterprises make the jump to cloud completely. They migrate workloads over gradually, especially core applications that are complex and require planning and time to move to the cloud. Additionally, there will always be some workloads that will never move to the cloud – either because they are legacy systems that are cost prohibitive to… Read More

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Three Ways Software-Defined Everything Helps Enterprises

There has been a lot written recently about software-defined computing technologies—from software-defined networking to storage. The move to software-defined everything (SDE) is a growing trend among companies large and small but there are still some questions about what SDE really is and how it helps enterprises. Through software-defined everything, computing infrastructures are virtualized and delivered… Read More

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