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According to the RightScale State of the Cloud 2017 report, hybrid cloud is the preferred strategy for enterprise IT. Eighty-five percent of organizations have a multi-cloud strategy, up from 82 percent in 2016. It’s safe to say the IT industry is trending towards hybrid solutions—at least for now. That being said, hybrid clouds have their own set of challenges and opportunities, and organizations considering whether to move to a hybrid cloud should weigh their options carefully. In this article, we’ll …

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 …

Despite the phenomenal growth of cloud computing and the increase of knowledge that comes with it, there are still many myths about the cloud that persist even to this day. If you’re thinking about moving to the cloud or are already there, there are some beliefs you should know that might cause you to rethink your cloud strategy. Here are 5 common cloud computing myths: Moving to the cloud is a one-man or one-team decision. Contrary to what you might think, adopting …

Cyber criminals are being drawn to the healthcare industry like moths to a flame and providers are more vulnerable as the sharing of electronic health records proliferates. To help diminish both those trends, the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) recently compiled its “10 Steps to Maintaining Data Privacy in a Changing Mobile World.” With a goal of explaining “how healthcare organizations can best protect themselves from the rapidly growing threat of security breaches and medical identity theft,” the paper …

Results from the 2013 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing report found that the percent of total IT environment to be moved to the private cloud grew from 28 to 36 percent, with a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) being the top internal selling point for those surveyed (23 percent). The report included surveyed readers of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld, and Network World. Other top arguments for using the private cloud include the ability to enable business continuity (20 percent); …

According to the 2013 Bit9 Server Security Survey Report, 55 percent of IT and security professionals’ top server security concerns include targeted attacks and data breaches on their servers. Another 26 percent report they have been hit by advanced malware, up from 2011 when only 17 percent reported the same. When it comes to which kind of servers pose the highest risk, 52 percent said web servers, with file servers and email servers trailing behind at 12 and 11 percent, …

Have you purchased a song or app from Apple lately? It was fairly quick and simple to do. Wasn’t it? That simplicity is exactly how Yan Ness, Online Tech Co-CEO, explains the ease of purchasing Online Tech’s new encrypted cloud. “This is an easy to buy cloud server environment,” says Ness.  “It’s kinda like buying a .99 song from Apple.  You buy it (encrypted cloud) and you get all the encryption and all the performance from an enterprise-wide EMC based …

The following is an excerpt from our Disaster Recovery white paper that explains different disaster recovery and offsite backup technical solutions, from traditional to virtualization (cloud-based disaster recovery), as well as considerations in seeking a disaster recovery as a service solution (DRaaS) provider. A case study of the switch from physical servers and traditional disaster recovery to a private cloud environment details the differences in cost, uptime, performance and more. This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers …

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 …

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