Tag: Cloud Computing

According to a recent Gartner report, nearly half of large enterprises will deploy hybrid cloud environments by the end of this year. That level of growth is super exciting for the cloud, as more organizations take advantage of a digital-based strategy. However, despite the maturity of the cloud, many CIOs still express concerns. There are two major challenges organizations face in a hybrid cloud environment (or any environment, really.) One is security, which we’ve covered. The other? Compliance. We talked about …

A recent Global CIO survey by Brocade found that 83 percent of CIOs believe procurement of cloud services without IT engagement will increase. This procurement, otherwise known as Shadow IT, continues to grow as organizations reach for a hybrid cloud solution. But even though hybrid cloud has been one cause of Shadow IT (among many), it can also be a solution. If you have Shadow IT within your organization (and most organizations do), then you technically already have a hybrid cloud solution—it’s just …

According to a recent UBS Evidence Lab study, 60 percent of IT administrators and CIOs surveyed agreed that hybrid solutions make the most sense. And data from a recent Synergy report said that spending on private and hybrid cloud services is growing at 45 percent per year. With a fully managed hybrid cloud, companies get all the benefits without the challenges and stress of maintaining it themselves. Below are a few reasons why multi-cloud strategies are becoming so popular. Core …

Like any major decision (buying a house, choosing a pet, changing careers), certain considerations need to be made. In IT, moving to hybrid cloud is no exception to this rule. If you’re considering adopting a multi-cloud strategy, here are some important questions to put on your to-do list: The most important consideration is your migration/onramp strategy. More specifically, what is it? This question might sound vague, but it’s very important. What’s your scaling model look like? Do you have backup in …

When it comes to cloud computing, the question enterprises now ask is, “Which cloud is best?” More than 80 percent of organizations are running workloads in the cloud, and the IT service industry has joined the fray with a variety of different cloud services and new buzzwords to represent them. What do they mean, and is there a difference between them? Let’s review: Cloud broker: A cloud broker is someone who acts as a kind of middleman between an organization interested in …

What is hybrid cloud?

Posted on April 6, 2017 by

When it comes to cloud computing, organizations are shifting away from a purely public cloud model towards a hybrid model. According to the 2016 State of the Cloud report by RightScale, private cloud adoption grew from 63 to 77 percent, driving hybrid cloud adoption from 58 to 71 percent year over year. This year, the report shows that while private cloud adoption fell, hybrid cloud is still the preferred strategy for enterprises, and 58 percent of businesses plan to adopt …

Evidence that the world is going mobile is everywhere. The market for connected health technology is projected to hit $117 billion by 2020, and 86 percent of clinicians believe mobile apps will be central to patient health in that time frame. At least 50 percent of smartphone users have downloaded a mobile health app. We also see mobile’s growth with the appearance of tablets, more powerful smartphones and Fitbits. As healthcare patients turn into healthcare consumers, patient portals and apps …

Ransomware has exploded in popularity during the past two years, with the number of identified families growing 400 percent since 2015. It affects individuals, nonprofits and enterprises alike, but it’s is particularly fond of the healthcare industry because of the value of patient data and the criticality of hospitals. To help the healthcare IT industry (and others) learn more about ransomware, I’ve compiled a list of the most informational articles on the web to date. Health and Human Services Department …

Amazon’s S3 outage yesterday brought down a large part of the internet, leaving thousands of companies and their customers stranded. While the outage itself only lasted about four hours, the effects were felt for much longer, and it highlighted how reliable the public cloud truly is. One of the hardest things about cloud adoption for CIOs is dealing with the sense of losing control. For many CIOs, this came to light yesterday in AWS’ outage. That sense of loss of control …

There’s been a lot of buzz around the idea of Software Defined Everything, and it’s considered the next “big thing” in IT. Is your organization ready for the promises of a software-defined world? If not, what do you need to consider to be prepared? What is Software Defined Everything? It’s an overarching term that includes software-defined networking, (SDN) storage, (SDS) and data centers (SDDC). It is also called Software Defined Infrastructure or SDx (Software-Defined Anything). With the infrastructure virtualized and …

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