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7 Priorities for Cloud in 2019

Cloud has become the infrastructure of choice for information technology in many companies. Where should your cloud effort go this year? 

Be Alert for these Dangerous Amazon Web Service Configuration Errors

Many of the biggest security threats on Amazon Web Services (AWS) come from misconfigurations. Default settings can leave resources publicly accessible and unprotected. These are the configuration […]

Choose the Right Approach to Using More Than One Cloud

When you have more than one cloud, it's important to be clear whether you have a hybrid cloud or a multi-cloud environment. The difference matters, because they support different goals and create […]

Solve Your IT Challenges by Working With a Managed Services Provider

Managed services can run your cloud, supervise your backups, and generally ensure that your IT runs more smoothly. With specialized expertise, managed services providers ensure a level of service […]

A Hybrid Cloud Is Not Two Clouds

Thinking of hybrid cloud as two separate clouds is the wrong approach. You need to think of hybrid cloud as a single integrated solution, because integration is the key to making hybrid cloud work.

Will Serverless Save You Money?

The less infrastructure you manage, the less it costs. Seems natural, right? That's one reason for the trend towards serverless computing and Function as a Service (FaaS). Serverless is perhaps […]

Enhance Your Cloud Security With Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Security considerations still keep many businesses from moving their infrastructure to the cloud. Private cloud alleviates those concerns, but requires building your own on-site cloud so you lose […]

Be On the Lookout for These Sources of Unexpectedly High Cloud Bills

Achieving the cost savings you anticipate from the cloud doesn't come free. It requires planning your cloud properly, monitoring usage, and taking steps to manage and prevent unnecessary, excess […]

Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing Cloud Backup

Cloud-based backup solutions are a good choice for many organizations, but making the process easy, efficient, and secure requires careful planning. These are some questions you should think […]

AWS Blockchain Templates Make It Easy to Get Started With This Vital New Technology

Blockchain is one of the most important new technologies to come along in recent years. In underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain works by sharing a distributed ledger […]

Can a Data Warehouse in the Cloud Help You Manage Your Big Data?

Whether you're building a data lake or using a traditional data warehouse, the cloud is the place for big data. With its pay-per-usage model, it's a cost-effective location for storing large […]

Adapting Your SIEM Process to the Cloud

While cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) keep the cloud secure, you are still responsible for the security of your applications and data. This means it's important that you gather the […]

Don't Let the Cloud Keep You From Seeing Your Data

The very name "cloud" implies a lack of visibility. While using cloud gives companies important benefits, it can be harder to keep an eye on your resources, data, and costs in the cloud than it is […]

Overcome these Challenges to Get the Benefits of Infrastructure as a Service

There are lots of good reasons to switch your IT to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Build Your Microsoft Environment in the Amazon Web Services Cloud

For many businesses, Microsoft products form the foundation of their infrastructure and core application technology. That means taking advantage of the benefits of the cloud requires finding a way […]

7 Tips for Keeping Your Hybrid Cloud Secure and Compliant

As hybrid cloud growth continues to grow, companies need to increase their efforts to ensure security and compliance policies apply to data and applications in the cloud. While using hybrid cloud […]

Don't Let Configuration Errors Expose Your Data in the Cloud

Security in the cloud is a partnership between you and the cloud provider. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer many features to ensure the security of the services they offer, […]

Get Past the Challenges of Adopting Infrastructure as a Service

Cloud is taking over the data center. A study by Cisco found that within the next three years, 94 percent of workloads will be processed in the cloud. Much of that usage will be Software as a […]

Seven Ways to Start Managing Cloud Costs During Your Cloud Migration

The benefits of using infrastructure in the cloud include financial benefits—if you manage your cloud computing wisely. The time to start managing your cloud costs is when you start planning your […]

5 Tips for Making Multiple Clouds Manageable

More and more companies are finding themselves using more than one cloud vendor. Using multiple cloud vendors reduces risk by adding redundancy and reducing vendor lock-in. Companies may also need […]

Use Amazon's Tools to Monitor Amazon Web Services Infrastructure

It's important to monitor your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment to make sure that you get the performance you need, security is maintained, and developers are able to be productive. AWS […]

5 Reasons to Put Your Development Environment in the Cloud

Many businesses that are considering adopting cloud decide to test its capabilities with their development and test environments. This is a great way to try out cloud; you'll become familiar with […]

The Reasons and Risks of Multiple Clouds

Some companies struggle with cloud, hesitating to add any cloud into their technology mix. Others accept and embrace cloud to the point of having multiple clouds. Multi-cloud isn't a hybrid cloud […]

Hybrid Cloud Means Data Is In Multiple Separate Environments

One of the promises of cloud is that it makes data accessible from anywhere, potentially breaking down the data silos that limit companies' ability to get the most value from their data. Yet if […]

Migrating to Cloud Means Planning How to Handle Your Applications, Data, and Network

Moving to the cloud isn't about replicating your existing environment and dropping in your applications. A true cloud migration requires designing a completely new architecture and adapting your […]

Should You Rely on Cloud Bursting to Handle High Application Demand?

One of the most popular use cases for hybrid cloud is cloud bursting. This allows you to keep data and processing on your internal servers during normal workloads, while accessing additional […]

What Do You Do After Your Cloud Migration?

What comes after you complete your move to the cloud? It isn't time to relax: now there's work to do to make sure you get all the benefits you expect from cloud.

IaaS and PaaS Solve Different Problems

There are three main flavors of "as a Service" (aaS) information technology (IT) offerings on the market: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. For […]

Can You Manage Your Data Center Without Thinking About Servers?

Simplifying server management started by reducing the number of servers in the data center. With the introduction of virtual machines (VMs), a "server" didn't have to correspond to a device in the […]

3 Steps to Getting the Hybrid Cloud Performance You Need

While many tasks are simpler in a cloud-based infrastructure, a few become more complex. Performance monitoring in a hybrid cloud requires monitoring the individual and combined functioning of two […]

Three Steps to A Hybrid Cloud Solution

Building a hybrid cloud isn't a single project. Before you can integrate your private cloud with a public cloud, you have to have a private cloud. Since most companies don't have an existing […]

Choosing the Right Cloud Archiving Service

In some ways, archiving online data is easier than archiving paper records. The storage is more compact and the data is more easily searched. Yet online archival still presents challenges for […]

Choose the Right Cloud to Control Your Costs

One of the prime motivators for most businesses making the move to cloud is the chance to save money. It's true that you can always spin up another virtual machine (VM) and extend capacity on […]

3 Phases for Migrating to Amazon Web Services

Migrating to the cloud can be complex, so make it easier by creating a plan that lets you tackle it in phases. That will let you take a more focused approach rather than being overwhelmed by the […]

3 Reasons You Still Need Data Protection Software in the Cloud

While many businesses turn to the cloud as a destination for their backups and to provide disaster recovery (DR) capability, using the cloud doesn't mean companies don't need their own data […]

Options for Getting Your Data to Amazon Web Services Safely

Once the decision is made to use cloud, the next challenge is how to make that transition. In many cases, moving data to the cloud becomes a stumbling block. Transferring large amounts of data […]

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