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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 …

More and more industries, from higher ed to transportation, are adopting the cloud and the endless number of possibilities it provides. This has led to the development of the next-generation cloud, known as X as a Service. XaaS, where X stands for anything, is a single service or collection of services that are delivered to the client over the internet. The most common examples are software (SaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and platform (PaaS), but virtually every layer of the IT stack …

According to ZDNet.com, there are a few checklist items to look for when shopping for an IaaS (infrastructure as a service) provider, as they wrote about in Finding the Ideal IaaS Provider. I supplied some commentary on our perspective as a secure IaaS hosting provider. Knowledge of your industry The article states that it’s to your advantage if your IaaS provider can offer regulatory, security and other governance compliance requirements that your apps and data need to follow. For example, …

According to a recent survey by IT research firm Neovise as reported by CIOInsight.com of over 800 IT decision-makers in the U.S., enterprise cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the most widely adopted form of cloud computing. Thirty-seven percent of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS, while 35 percent use private, off-premise IaaS clouds. Another 37 percent use public IaaS clouds. When it comes to the importance of enterprise private cloud attributes, security for sensitive data is rated as highly …

A new Gartner report that focused on the adoption patterns of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) globally, found its use increasing dramatically both in new as well as established markets in the ten countries around the world that were polled. Much of this adoption is new, Gartner citing that 71% of the organizations polled said that they had been using it less than three years. While this is being found in emerging markets, it is not exclusively so. On-premises applications that were being …

Cloud Computing and Compliance

Posted on July 19, 2012 by

It’s time to clear up any confusion still out there about service providers and cloud computing – we’ve seen misinformed individuals step forward with several different ideas about the industry. Many think cloud computing is any company that provides an application or service online, which it is. But from a managed hosting provider’s perspective, we provide something a little different. One use of cloud computing is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which is another term for any application available via the Internet. This …

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