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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 […]

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 […]

How Will You Minimize Your IT Downtime?

The costs of downtime continue to rise. One statistic claims that for nearly a quarter of survey respondents, the cost of server downtime was more than $300,000. That's per hour, not per incident.

Webinar: Next Gen Cloud Security – How to Protect Your Data

The top concern for organizations moving to the cloud – security. While many businesses turn to the cloud as a destination for their backups and to provide disaster recovery (DR) capability, using […]

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 […]

Build a Resilient Architecture That Handles Cloud Outages

The cloud offers high resiliency, but it isn't perfect: read the service level agreement closely and you'll see the guaranteed uptime isn't 100%. Even big cloud providers like Amazon Web Services […]

Ask These Questions Before You Migrate Your Database to the Cloud

The conversation about migrating databases to the cloud tends to focus on the mechanics of getting your data to the cloud. That's jumping the gun. Before talking about how to move the data, you […]

5 Key Questions That Should Determine Your Big Data Storage Strategy

Big data is no longer optional for business. Forbes reported that 79 percent of executives think that companies that don't pursue big data will face tough challenges, possibly even being driven […]

Seven Key Qualities to Design Into Your Private Cloud

For companies that want the flexibility a cloud environment offers without exposing data and applications outside the corporate network, building a private cloud is a good alternative—if you're […]

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