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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 […]

Does Your Data Protection Strategy Provide These Vital Functions?

Comprehensive data protection requires more than just backups. Take a look at your data protection strategy and check whether it's providing these vital functions:

Tackle Your Most Pressing Technology Issue: Data Management

Data is your company's most valuable asset. Unlike most of your assets, data grows almost without effort, as mobile, internet of things, and unstructured data sources add their volume. The value […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Use Secondary Storage to Find More Value in Your Backed Up Data

Do you think of your archived backup data as a waste of space? It's time to change your perspective: backup data is the most important data you have. Far from not being useful, it's the most […]

5 Challenges in Keeping Hybrid Cloud Data Safe

The defining characteristic of hybrid cloud is the need for data to be transferred between public and private clouds on an ongoing basis. That means choosing the right data transfer methods and […]

Knowing Your Data is the Key to Success in the Cloud

One of the most important keys to achieving success in the cloud is understanding your data. How can you know what the cost will be and how will you protect it when 52 percent of data is dark? A […]

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