recover quickly after a natural disaster

Cloud benefits: Recover quickly after a natural disaster

Calamities such as severe hurricanes and earthquakes usually grind communities and the businesses within them to a prolonged halt. Many data-reliant companies that had the foresight to use backups would still end up folding because they kept their storage on-site or within the reach of the natural disaster. The key to surviving such catastrophic circumstances is to have backups in a safe place: the cloud. Here’s why: [...]

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hybrid cloud questions

Five crucial hybrid cloud questions to ask

When evaluating cloud services there are three types of cloud platforms to choose from. The first is the public cloud, in which apps and data are hosted in data centers managed by providers like Microsoft and Amazon. Another option is the private cloud, which is hosted in a remote or in-house data center where you own or rent the servers.

The third option presents a mix of the two — the hybrid cloud. This approach provides the best of both, but it’s also inherently more complex. To ensure a successful digital transformation, you should ask the following questions to any potential hybrid cloud provider: [...]

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hybrid cloud for IT novices

Hybrid cloud for IT novices; everything you need to know

A recent report from TechRepublic indicated that 66% of all users expect cloud adoption to grow in businesses, with hybrid clouds leading the way. Another report shows that almost two-thirds of companies across Europe have a strategy or pilot program for hybrid cloud in place.

These surveys weren't limited to large enterprises, which begs the question: How much do business owners need to know about this brand of cloud technology to stay competitive? Here are some basics. [...]

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multi-cloud architecture

What is multi-cloud architecture?

IDC predicted that over 85% of business IT will consist of multi-cloud architectures by the end of 2018. As industry insiders, we’re pretty sure that will turn out to be true. But what does it mean to the average business owner? What does “multi-cloud architecture” really mean? [...]

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