Why Managed Hosting Services Matter

Building and maintaining modern data centers can be a very expensive proposition, best left to the experts. For many years, data center management companies delivered co-location and managed hosting services for their customers that wanted to take advantage of access to world class data centers without having to build their own. Now that public cloud… Read More

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Beth Cohen
Beth Cohen

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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Kevin King
Kevin King

Leading Shadow IT Out of the Shadows

In the past few years “shadow IT” emerged as more than just a buzzword. In many instances, leaders were unprepared to adopt new technology, as IT departments scrambled to track and prevent unsanctioned cloud services. Though it was a painful evolution for enterprises, pervasive shadow IT triggered a transformation. According to the Verizon State of… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

4 Things Cloud Users Say They Need from Cloud Providers

One of the key findings of the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report is that 72% of respondents expect to put more than half their workloads (including SaaS) in the cloud by 2017. As more cloud workloads are deployed and become increasingly complex, companies’ expectations of cloud providers are evolving too. Below… Read More

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Matthew Garrett
Matthew Garrett

Migrating to the Cloud: What to Look For and Common Cloud Migration Challenges

According to the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report, 65% of enterprises are using cloud computing. But companies migrating to the cloud but are still facing security, project planning and legacy IT equipment challenges. Industry standards are evolving and the cloud is evolving alongside in order to keep up and remain in… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

Cloud Console Makes Cloud Workload Management Easy and Simple

According to the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report, 71% of enterprises surveyed are running external facing production applications in the cloud, up from 60% in 2013. Additionally, when selecting cloud services enterprises are increasingly focused on identifying each workload’s unique security profile, elasticity requirements and economic impact. This changes the conversation… Read More

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Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott

Verizon Releases Second Annual Cloud Computing Market Report

IT controls the cloud, so says the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report. While there has been much written lately about growing pockets of “shadow IT” within the enterprise, 80 percent of cloud spend is managed by the IT department and more than half is actually directed by the CIO, according to… Read More

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Kevin King
Kevin King

What to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

As the cloud market grows rapidly, companies are often inundated by new cloud service providers claiming to have the answer to all of their business problems. How, then, do enterprises determine which cloud solution is the right solution for their business? Finding the Right Cloud Service Provider for Your Business Needs New cloud technology and… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

4 Considerations When Ramping Up Multi-Cloud Interconnect Services

As discussed in an earlier post, in many enterprises, cloud deployments developed organically to meet ever-changing business needs. With the realization that not all data and applications reside in a single cloud, enterprises now struggle to efficiently manage complex, multi-cloud environments. One of the tools available for managing these environments is a multi-cloud interconnect service… Read More

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Kevin King
Kevin King

High Demand for Enterprise IT Managers to Fill Cloud Leadership Roles

From IT departments to executive suites, there is a prominent skills gap in cloud-based technologies—and companies are feeling the pain. As organizations around the globe struggle to fill cloud leadership positions, a major talent shortage is looming. A recent study by International Data Corporation (IDC) found that less than half of all European companies are… Read More

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Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott

Addressing Cloud Security Issues through Better Enterprise Cloud Network Access

Unless they have been living completely off the grid, most people are well aware that public cloud services generally are not guaranteed to deliver any kind of business grade service level agreement, creating various cloud security issues. That level of security and service is usually sufficient for consumers storing family pictures or backing up their… Read More

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Beth Cohen
Beth Cohen