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Hitachi Data Systems Makes Cloud Data Access Easy, Secure and Flexible

The rapid growth of structured and unstructured enterprise data is causing storage sprawl and management headaches for IT.  In the past, IT has responded by acquiring more capacity and expanding backup infrastructure.  However, these measures don’t permanently solve the problem; they just push it to the next budget cycle.  Furthermore, this approach only exacerbates the access,… Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Managed Security Services & Your Provider Matter, Especially in the Cloud

We have all seen the news reports over the past year of troubling retail data hacks. Unfortunately, the list of data breaches shows no sign of abating. These retailers were PCI compliant and had the best tools in place, tools that monitor a network for suspicious behavioral patterns and zero day threats. So what went… Read More

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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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