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    How Cloud Computing Adoption Varies Across Industries

    According to a recent Gartner research report, cloud computing is gaining popularity across a variety of industries for basic business support functions. The research shows that cloud computing is being used for more than just IT functions. In fact, many industries are now viewing cloud computing in the context of how it can help them succeed in an evolving...

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    Exploring the ‘Why’ of Cloud Computing

    The motivation supporting the cloud computing revolution may not be as obvious you first suspect. The cloud computing revolution is hitting full gear. Fueled in a large part by the CIOs of small to medium sized companies, cloud strategies are being implemented at unbelievable rates - a trend that doesn’t look to be going away anytime soon. Just look...

    Cloud Computing

    Columbus Recognized as a Top 7 Intelligent Community

    Columbus Is Recognized as a Top 7 Intelligent Community Were you surprised? The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) recently released its listing of the “Top 7 intelligent communities of 2013” and only one U.S City made the list: Columbus, OH. Is this a surprise to you? Out of all the cities in the U.S, all the areas that...

    Data Centers

    Lessons Learned from the Super Bowl Outage: The Importance of Availability

    Last week, right in the middle of what turned out to be an on-the-edge-of-your seat Super Bowl, the power went out - And for 34 minutes, millions of fans were left to sit, wonder and wait. 34 minutes of lost power - How would that impact your business? While in the grand scheme of things 34 minutes may not...

    Cloud Computing: Why All the Confusion?

    Cloud Computing: Do you really understand what it means? “Cloud computing” is everywhere and it is being used by everyone. From conversations taking place in the world of IT to musings being posted on Facebook, the term “the cloud” has managed to fuse itself into the American lexicon, firmly becoming an accepted part of our daily lives. But there...

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    Big Data Storm Is Here: Cloud Computing is Bringing Big Data to Everyone

    The Big Data Storm Is Here, And Its Getting Bigger Every Minute There is little doubt: Big Data is here. We have been hearing about it for the last several months. And what once started as a whisper, being talked about in the backrooms of marketing board meetings, has turned into a tidal wave of information and insight into...

    Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing: Key Considerations

    Cloud Computing: Key Considerations The benefits of a private or hybrid cloud  are certainly intriguing. You receive the full access and capabilities of a private computing environment, just without the expense, hassle or maintenance responsibilities tied to owning a physical infrastructure. This, however, certainly does not mean that you can just choose any available cloud computing solution. There...

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    Understanding the Cloud: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

    Understanding the Cloud Stack: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS Chances are you have heard the terms Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). While some may use these terms interchangeably when referring to the cloud, the truth is that each service is part of a much larger cloud computing stack. Characteristics...

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    Data Center Options: To Build or To Buy, That is the question

    Data Center Options - Should I Build or Buy? For any growing and thriving organization, having enough data center space to match expanding computing needs is paramount. But what happens when demand begins to outpace supply? Should you build or add on to your current data center? Or should you buy and rent from a data center provider, and...

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    Public, Private, or Hybrid | Cloud Computing Video

    Public, Private or Hybrid: Latest Video Explains the Difference The concept behind cloud computing seems simple enough. In the most basic sense, the cloud allows businesses to increase their computing capacities and capabilities without investing in additional hardware. Things, however, begin to become a little more complicated as you take a deeper dive into the full breadth of offerings...

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    Burstable Virtual Colocation | Variable Memory

    Burstable Virtual Colocation A variable memory offering for true cloud usage with enterprise performance Ideal for customers with experience managing VMware virtual environments but who wish to eliminate the maintenance costs and issues associated with hosting their infrastructure in house, virtual colocation allows you to host your network, server and storage in a virtual environment. Drawing from a...

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