Tag: private cloud computing

Highly successful tech venture capitalist Fred Wilson created some waves last week when he predicted Apple wouldn’t be among the top three most important tech companies in the world by 2020. Speaking at a conference in New York City, he said he envisions Google, Facebook and “one that we’ve never heard of” making up that triumvirate. Why would his dismiss the current largest tech company in the world (Apple’s first quarter revenues of $43.7 billion was more than Google, Facebook …

Need fast data backup with no impact on the performance of your systems? Read on about SAN-to-SAN replication as a reliable, synchronized method for data backup. This excerpt is taken from our Disaster Recovery white paper; full version available for download now. 5.4. SAN-to-SAN Replication SAN (Storage Area Network) Due to compliance reasons or due diligence, many companies not only want a backup locally that they can recover to very quickly, but they also need to get that data offsite …

AmericanBanker.com reports that a recent survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that 71 percent of financial service executives intend to invest more in cloud computing this year, an increase of 18 percent from 2012. Another 50 percent intend to invest in private cloud infrastructure, including virtualized storage and network equipment. The reason for the increase is greater security and reliability of the cloud environment by cloud vendors. With encryption of data at rest and in transit, the enterprise cloud is secure …

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 …

Customer Big Switch to Managed Services “Customers don’t want to deal with equipment anymore,” says Yan Ness, Online Tech’s Co-CEO.  We are seeing customers more focused on buying applications than dealing with their servers.  They want to use our fully managed services and HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliant managed server hosting environment rather than do it themselves. “They just want to pay the price and have someone else take care of it.” Online Tech offers a full range of secure …

Michigan data center operator Online Tech will be exhibiting a range of secure hosting solutions for mission critical applications, including cloud hosting, colocation, managed servers, compliant hosting and disaster recovery, at the Midwest Technology Leaders 2013 symposium for IT executives and CIOs held in Detroit, Michigan. Online Tech’s Director of Operations, Jason Yaeger, participated in a rapid fire Q&A session this morning at the Midwest Technology Leaders conference in Plymouth, Michigan. Matt Roush introduced Online Tech as being a long …

The latest report from the Ponemon Institute, located in Traverse City, Michigan, sought to analyze trends in cloud computing security among organizations that use software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Only half of organizations are assessing the effect of the cloud on the ability to protect confidential information, and similarly, 51 percent are concerned about the security of cloud computing resources, per usual. Only 43 percent of organizations audit or assess cloud computing resources before …

In the second part of our Investing in Data Center Efficiencies series, we will focus on two of the three levels of investments data centers can incorporate to become more energy efficient. Infrastructure Changes The second level of investment is changing a data center’s infrastructure. Data centers can monitor, maintain, and replace equipment and virtualize their infrastructure to a private cloud. This level requires more of a financial investment, but could pay for itself with energy cost savings. Hot/Cold Aisle …

Forbes.com released an article on Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012 with tidbits of information about current and projected market growth by different verticals as it relates to IT spending. The takeaways include: Projected 81 percent increase in the global server market from 2011-2016 ($5.2-9.4B), fueled by public and private cloud computing, according to IDC’s Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2011–2015 Forecast. Projected 36 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud management & security devices, and Platform-as-a-Service …

Online Tech COO and President Mike Klein will present at the KBS (Kraft Business Systems) Technology Summit on the benefits of cloud computing for businesses. Held at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, the summit will commence at 7:30 AM ET on Thursday, June 14. Mike will discuss the several business advantages of cloud hosting, including: Reduced Costs Flexibility Increased Storage & Mobility Deploy Projects Faster Shift in Focus for IT Disaster Relief Remote Access Complimentary breakfast and parking available. …

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