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Making the Right Choices for Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Moving your disaster recovery (DR) to the cloud is a big decision. Making that decision is just the start; there are lots of other decisions you need to make now.

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 […]

Business Reasons Can Drive Your IaaS Decision

Though more and more companies have adopted cloud computing, there are those that are still hesitant. If you need to sell Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to your management, don't pitch it as a […]

Don't Settle for Backup as a Service When You Need Disaster Recovery as a Service

There's a big difference between cloud backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and it's important to be clear on the distinction before you commit to either.

Keep Your Cloud In-House With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Deciding to turn over your infrastructure to a cloud provider is a tough decision. There are good reasons to want to keep control over vital business infrastructure. With hyperconverged […]

Solve IT Problems Just In Time, Not In the Nick of Time

These two expressions mean almost the same thing: "in the nick of time" and "just in time." But you don't want to solve your data center problems in the nick of time. That implies it was only good […]

These Are the Criteria to Evaluate When Selecting an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Provider

Choosing any cloud service requires understanding what you want and need from the cloud and whether the cloud provider can satisfy those wants and needs. Unlike Platform as a Service (PaaS), which […]

There Are Good Reasons More and More Companies Are Using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Migrating to cloud can be challenging, but cloud adoption keeps on increasing. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market grew nearly 30 percent last year, according to Gartner. For IaaS to be […]

Moving Data to the Cloud Can Be the Hardest Part of Your Migration

If you've decided to make the move to the cloud, you need to help your applications and your data to get there. Moving servers and applications is relatively straightforward: make a copy of your […]

Use a Direct Connection to the Cloud To Improve Security, Performance, and Reliability

There are a number of challenges that need to be addressed when you use hybrid cloud. Moving data between the public and private sides of the cloud is one of the biggest. Relying on public […]

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