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Migrating to a Cloud Computing Model - The VAZATA Cabinet

In today's world of IT, you will often hear terms like cloud, cloud computing, colocation and virtualization. Accessing the cloud and hosting data through vi...
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RingCentral's curator insight, May 15, 2014 5:23 PM

#cloudcomputing #elevateyourbusiness

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Unprecedented Growth Continues for IaaS in 2014

Unprecedented Growth Continues for IaaS in 2014 | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

The new year promises continued, explosive growth for cloud computing and IaaS, as it gains significant traction in the market. According to a new study featured in Gigaom Research, IaaS is rapidly growing in the worldwide cloud market, winning out over SaaS. -


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Enterprise Data: Migrating to the Cloud - Information Management

Enterprise Data: Migrating to the Cloud - Information Management | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Enterprise Data: Migrating to the Cloud
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Cloud computing has proven its value to enterprises and service providers alike.
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Tech jobs becoming popular choice among elite business Grads

Tech jobs becoming popular choice among elite business Grads | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
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Tech jobs becoming popular choice among elite business grads
Washington Business Journal (blog)
The Harvard Business School reported 18 percent of job-seeking students accepted tech-sector jobs this year.

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Choosing The Best Cloud Management Option For Your Business

Choosing The Best Cloud Management Option For Your Business | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

There are many options for cloud management. Here are some tips to help you through these choices: - See more at:

 

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With cloud computing, companies confront a glut of tech choices - The Economic Times

With cloud computing, companies confront a glut of tech choices - The Economic Times | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Moving companies to cloud-computing services is faster than old corporate software installations, which can take years & are expensive.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, September 23, 2013 6:10 PM

In a nutshell, "Just as consumers are moving away from buying music and movies toward monthly subscriptions, corporate tech buyers are moving away from owning the technology outright and are instead asking others to do it for them in return for a monthly or annual fee."

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A Hybrid Cloud Computing Solution Made to Order | VAZATA

A Hybrid Cloud Computing Solution Made to Order | VAZATA | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

When one of our long-time customers, FC Dallas, came to us for a hybrid cloud solution, we custom designed an optimal solution for them. FC Dallas is a professional American soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer. After doing a cost evaluation of some needed hardware and more business continuity to support critical applications, a hybrid cloud solution was the best possible answer.

 

Our customer needed applications that included CRM, ticketing, finance and communications, so we went to work designing a custom-built private cloud deployment, fully integrated with VAZATA’s multi-tenant IaaS platform for disaster recover capability. By augmenting the platform with disaster recovery features, we put in place network services, managed service and three Tier-III data centers that have each completed SSAE-16 Type II audits.

 

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Is Hybrid Cloud Just A Trendy Buzzword or the Future of IT?

Is Hybrid Cloud Just A Trendy Buzzword or the Future of IT? | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

With the increasing demand of hybrid cloud services available to us via the cloud, the question arises: “Is colocation and hybrid cloud evolving”? Answer:  An unqualified yes.  And, companies want options.

 

Whether it’s colocation or hybrid cloud, offering as many options as possible is the overarching solution.  Security is no longer a barrier to choosing entry into the cloud.  Airtight security and best in class compliance are available, but selecting the provider that’s right for you is an important first step.

 

Colocation hosting solutions enable organizations to house their IT configuration, or any part of their IT setup, in a third-party data center. This means that companies can build a private cloud and lease data center space to meet the network, power and cooling demands of the system.

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Christopher Hyo Brown's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:45 AM

This article distinguishes whether hybrid cloud is going to be a significant technology moving into the future, like James Bourne's article "Next two years “era of the hybrid cloud”, asserts Microsoft report" the writer believes that the hybrid cloud is the way of the future and agrees that it will be the technology that will be far more preferred by IT companies and personnel.

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How CIOs Can Change the Game

How CIOs Can Change the Game | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
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EMC Education Services's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:21 PM

Excellent dovetailing with BT courses

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How Storage is Shaping The Cloud Data Center

How Storage is Shaping The Cloud Data Center | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
As cloud computing and virtualization continue to evolve - there will be new demands placed on storage. Now, see how vendors are adapting to new IT trends.
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Why Cloud Computing & Green Manufacturing Are Good for Your Business and the Environment

Why Cloud Computing & Green Manufacturing Are Good for Your Business and the Environment | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Why Just Be Lean When You Can Be Green, Too? Cloud Computing and Green Manufacturing are good for Business!

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Using Hybrid Hosting for Smart IT Solutions | VAZATA

Using Hybrid Hosting for Smart IT Solutions | VAZATA | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

Hybrid hosting is used to connect dedicated servers, clouds, disaster recovery and much more. There are multiple reasons to utilize hybrid hosting. It offers the best of both worlds, combining the cloud’s strengths with the unique advantages of conventional dedicated servers and clusters.

 

Here are 6 Reasons to use Hybrid Hosting:



Legacy Computing – More computing power is necessary when legacy systems must remain on dedicated servers. Hybrid hosting is used often in legacy applications.

 

Managing Long-Term- Managing your system requires a plan that should include hybrid hosting. When older servers need to be cycled out, it’s a great time to add cloud servers.

 

Compliance and Security – If security regulations are required, hybrid hosting offers options including scalability and data recovery.

 

Peak Usage – Hybrid hosting solutions can accommodate peak times and be used to utilize to extend temporary needs.

 

Expanding Your Data Center - When outgrowing an existing data center, a hybrid solution can save on resources necessary to expand computing needs.

 

Faster Time to Market – Hybrid hosting can contribute to accelerated time to market for new applications or services.

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CIOs more important than CEOs in driving business transformation, says Forrester

CIOs more important than CEOs in driving business transformation, says Forrester | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
CIO's are viewed as the most important senior leaders in driving business transformation according to analysts Forrester, with many believing them to have more input than a CEO.

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EMC Education Services's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:23 AM

Excellent content for promoting the new Business Transformation Courses:

http://education.emc.com/BusinessTransformation

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Cloud Computing Fueling Global Economic Growth: London School of Economics study - Forbes

Cloud Computing Fueling Global Economic Growth: London School of Economics study - Forbes | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
The development of cloud computing will promote economic growth, increase productivity and shift the type of jobs and skills required by businesses, according to a new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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The Advantages of Cloud Deployment

The Advantages of Cloud Deployment | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

Understanding the extensive benefits to your organization 

 

Cloud deployment is viewed as an important, progressive way for your organization to dramatically transform your IT infrastructure. Cloud deployment offers numerous advantages, such as:

 

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In Case You Think You Don’t Need a Disaster Recovery Plan … Consider This. | VAZATA

In Case You Think You Don’t Need a Disaster Recovery Plan … Consider This. | VAZATA | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
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Getting the Basics Right – Infrastructure as a Service

Getting the Basics Right – Infrastructure as a Service | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

"Because IaaS provides access to a large pool of standardized computing power, the on-demand and self-provisioned aspects give developers access more processing power or more storage for their applications within minutes, rather than having to wait weeks for new servers or disks to arrive. This should mean faster development and applications that aren't constrained by a lack of computing resources.

 

And because IaaS is a proven rental model, developers only pay for what they use, which means it can be more cost-effective than owning the infrastructure for an application that has very variable loads — one that likely gets very busy at certain times of the month or year."

 

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Research predicts ‘explosive growth’ in enterprise cloud projects

Research predicts ‘explosive growth’ in enterprise cloud projects | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Over the next two years, there will be an explosive growth in the number of enterprise cloud computing projects

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:23 PM

Nice to see IT being positive "It found about 60% of IT decision-makers said they view cloud computing as a natural evolution of IT service delivery and do not allocate separate budgets for cloud computing projects."

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Making the Right Cloud Management Choice

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If you're looking to implement a new cloud computing solution, keep in mind which is the best method for cloud management based on your kind of business. There are two different ways of hosting your network – public or private – and it’s important to understand the difference. - See more at:

 

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Steph Cant's curator insight, May 28, 2014 10:16 AM

Ik denk dat dit vooral belangrijk is voor de veiligheid. Indien je de extra kost die een private server in de cloud met zich meebrengt wilt betalen om jouw interne knowhow te beschermen is dit natuurlijk de oplossing.Al geloof ik ook dat dit misschien veiliger is dan publieke cloud, indien een cybercrimineel binnen wil geraken in de gegevens van je bedrijf zal het feit dat dit op een privecloud staat hem misschien vertragen maar niet volledig stoppen.

Het gevaar voor vernietiging van gegevens blijft in beide gevallen afhankelijk van omgevingsfactoren. Indien je 100% zekerheid wilt over het niet kwijtraken van gegevens zul je een aantal back-ups moeten nemen. 

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What the HIPAA Final Rule Means for Data Centers and Cloud Providers » Data Center Knowledge

What the HIPAA Final Rule Means for Data Centers and Cloud Providers » Data Center Knowledge | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Data centers and cloud providers servicing the health care industry should take particular note that the Final Rule of HIPAA (that went into effect in March) clarifies that they are officially considered “business associates” under HIPAA and must...
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Why Hybrid Cloud is Good for IT - Videos

Why Hybrid Cloud is Good for IT - Videos | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Why Hybrid Cloud is Good for IT The right hybrid cloud strategy allows developers to focus on coding and operations professionals to focus on control...
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Plan Ahead for a Cabinet Hosting Solution with VAZATA

Plan Ahead for a Cabinet Hosting Solution with VAZATA | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

According to a recent study 92% of businesses see the value of cloud computing, yet only 20% have a plan to get there. By using a building block approach to create a complete managed cloud infrastructure, you can have managed cloud hosting services to keep mission-critical applications up and running, effectively and affordably.
You can start with the data center and then add power, cabinets, servers and so forth. It’s important that your cloud capabilities match your needs in order to have a solid infrastructure....


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With Ubiquity, Sears is Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers | Data Center Knowledge

With Ubiquity, Sears is Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers | Data Center Knowledge | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it

 

Will blinking blue lights of servers soon fill the aisles that previously offered the Blue Light Special? Sears Holdings has formed a new unit to market space from former Sears and Kmart retail stores as a home for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.

 

With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Sears Holdings has one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country, with 3,200 properties spanning 25 million square feet of space. That includes dozens of Sears and Kmart stores that have been closed over the years.

 

“It’s an amazing real estate portfolio,” said Sean Farney, the Chief Operating Officer of Ubiquity. “The goal is not to sell off properties. It’s to reposition the assets of this iconic brand. The big idea is that you have a technology platform laid atop a retail footprint, creating the possibility for a product with a very different look to it.”

 

Farney is an industry veteran who previously managed Microsoft’s huge Chicago data center, and then ran a network of low-latency services for the financial services firm Interactive Data. He sees an opportunity to build three lines of businesses atop the Sears portfolio: data centers, disaster recovery sites and “communications colocation” in which Ubiquity leases rooftop space to wireless providers.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Savings

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Savings | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Cloud Savings - Everywhere you look in the industry cloud computing is being praised as the go to solution for companies trying to save money

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 15, 2013 5:49 PM

Great Infographic from Autodesk

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CIOs On Cloud Adoption: Conquer Complexity And Help Us Grow - Forbes

CIOs On Cloud Adoption: Conquer Complexity And Help Us Grow - Forbes | Business Implications of The Cloud | Scoop.it
Talkin' Cloud CIOs On Cloud Adoption: Conquer Complexity And Help Us Grow Forbes NTT Europe recently completed a study that found 56% of CIOs and Senior IT leaders see complexity of their own Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems...

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