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7 Key Requirements for Multi-Cloud Discovery

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The cloud adds incredible value to the business: scalability, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, the list goes on. But while we talk about cloud as a singular entity, these days it’s anything but. Most businesses run a wide variety of services and applications on multiple types of cloud - including public, private, and hybrid - alongside and in … [Read more...]

What Is A Software Defined Data Center?

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An increasing number of enterprises are realizing the benefits of utilizing cloud platforms to support employee productivity, collaboration and business innovation. The benefits of switching to the cloud are far-reaching and can include reduced operational costs, higher accessibility and lower maintenance. These technological advancements have … [Read more...]

Hybrid Cloud vs. Multi-Cloud: What’s the Difference?

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As cloud computing has proliferated in both scope and popularity, so have the ways in which businesses use the cloud to meet their needs. Today’s cloud ecosystem includes an acronym soup of services – SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and the like – as well as a variety of different deployment models designed to suit organizations’ unique requirements around … [Read more...]

3 Essential Steps for Migrating to AWS or Azure Public Cloud

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Organizations have begun moving applications and workloads to public cloud at an increasing rate. According to Gartner, the worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 31% in 2016 to total $22.1 billion1. In 2016, Amazon AWS had the No. 1 market share of 44.2%, Microsoft Azure 7.1% of the market and Alibaba 3.0% of the … [Read more...]

Hackers Have Gone Into Uber Drive: How You Can Protect Yourself

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At the risk of sounding like a geek, I could not help but notice the discussion about whether the 2016 Uber hack was ransomware or just extortion. I searched the web and the consensus definition of ransomware is “a type of malware that encrypts files so they cannot be opened, and prevents you from using your computer or accessing those files unless … [Read more...]

Multi-Clouds Are Trending: Why You Should Care

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Hey, IT manager! Be honest for a second. Do you really know how many clouds your organization uses? And, which ones? When was the last time you checked which cloud-based services employees across your organization were using? Do you know why they’ve decided to turn to the cloud for the resources they need? Do you know which features they benefit … [Read more...]

Cloud Compliance Explained: 4 Keys for Success

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Cloud compliance is a huge issue for a majority of organizations, and it all begins the second you decide to migrate your data to the cloud. Until recently, most Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) only focused on providing data storage and cloud storage services to companies, without much energy dedicated to the security of that data or whether it met … [Read more...]

Top 5 Capabilities of Multi-Cloud Discovery

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Unlike its counterpart in nature, “cloud” in an IT context is no longer a singular noun. There’s a very good chance that your organization uses multiple different clouds, of different types, to meet your business and technical needs. Whether you run a private, public, hybrid cloud or multi-cloud deployment model, your environment is more complex … [Read more...]