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    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...

    Cloud Computing

    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...

    Security and Compliance Cloud Computing

    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...

    Cloud Computing

    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...

    Colocation Data Centers

    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...

    Cloud

    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...

    Cloud

    Virtualization and Cloud Computing Trends Help CIOs Expand and Save

    How Virtualization and Cloud Computing Trends are Helping CIOs Expand and Save Stabilizing your budget spending does not have to lead to stagnation in terms of developing your IT network and improving data availability efficiencies. And while it may seem like a contradiction in terms, CIOs and IT managers are proving that they can cut costs and streamline their...

    Cloud Computing

    How Much Does Downtime Really Cost?

    Calculating the Cost of Downtime The term “disaster recovery planning” is unfairly misleading. Because of the inclusion of the word “disaster,” the phrase tends to invoke imagery that is tied to events of epic proportion – things like, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. However, in the IT landscape, disasters are defined with a little more subtlety. Small scale events...

    Disaster Recovery

    Why Are Enterprises Choosing the Private Cloud?

    Three Concrete Reasons Why Enterprises are Choosing the Cloud The cloud computing marketplace is growing – and at a pretty impressive rate: While a recent Gartner study indicates that more than one-third of IT organizations have already implemented a private cloud computing solution, it’s important to note that this upsurge in adoption is not relegated solely to the tech...

    Cloud Computing

    You, Me, and a White Board: Evaluating Your Network Performance

    Has Your IT Network Reached Its Capacity? Is your IT system benefiting from the highest levels of security, redundancy, and reliability? Are budget constraints or a lack of time and resources preventing you from expanding your network to match your ever-evolving business needs? Are you protected in the event of unplanned downtime, slow site performance and natural disasters? The...

    Disaster Recovery Cloud Computing Nick Villa