1. Cloud

    Don’t Miss This! Our 2016 Cloud MegaCast – July 27th!

    “The cloud” is a term that has been hijacked, twisted about, and regurgitated by many marketers with nary a thought to what it actually happening under the hood. Part of the problem is that cloud is an umbrella term for a bunch of different possibilities, but it’s too often equated with only l… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  2. Cloud

    The Cloud Is A Journey, Not a Destination

    You’ve all heard the mantra that enterprise IT workloads are marching slowly (or quickly, in some cases) but surely to the cloud.  In this context, the assumption is that workloads are exiting the local data center and making their way to public cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft.  Whi… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  3. Cloud

    Should Data Protection be Taken to a Higher Level - the OpenStack Cloud?

    10 years ago data protection (primarily backup and recovery) worked at the physical server level. When server virtualization gained popularity, data protection vendors first said that they could continue to work at the host level until the end users demanded that their data protection vendors rise t… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  4. Cloud

    News from Intel Cloud Day 2016

    Towards the end of last week, the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center in the heart of San Francisco was abuzz with excitement from technology enthusiasts discussing the modern data center. Intel hosted #IntelCloudDay 2016 there on March 31st. Following are some of the exciting announcements made in t… Read More

    By James D. Green
  5. Cloud

    The Transformation of NetApp

    There may be some of you who (like me) essentially "wrote off" NetApp as being one of those companies that stopped innovating and will slowly "go by the wayside". This is easy to do when all you hear about is "the hot new thing" from "the hot new startup" (which for some time, wasn't NetApp). Just… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  6. Cloud

    Exploring 10-year Trends

    Storage is the cornerstone of data center. Without it, the world as we know it today wouldn’t exist. The data that we store is extremely important to our businesses and even to our families. As such, the storage industry - and storage administrators in particular – are notorious for moving very… Read More

    By James D. Green
  7. Cloud

    Bridging the Cloud Gap: Hybrid Cloud is the Technical and Financial Choice

    For years, we’ve heard the mantra of “to the cloud” in which pundits have said, with absolute certainty, that a journey to the public cloud is inevitable and will be the platform of choice for every business in the not-too-distant future. Nope.  Not gonna happen. Here’s what will happ… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  8. Cloud

    Taking the Challenge Out of Public Cloud Disaster Recovery

    Old school disaster recovery is hard. It’s also expensive. The DR paradigm that involves redundant hardware in a secondary data center has long been accepted as a necessary evil. However, in recent years, the growing availability and practicality of public cloud resources from organizations such a… Read More

    By James D. Green
  9. Cloud

    The Forgotten Data Protection of SaaS: Backup for Office 365 and Google Apps

    I recently interviewed Gina Minks (@gminks), Product Marketing Manager at Spanning (and EMC company). Most people think that when they use applications in "the cloud", that their data is "automagically" protected by the cloud provider. Consumers (and IT Pro's) assume that Software as a Service (Saa… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  10. Cloud

    CIOs Need to Prepare Staff for Cloud Services

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]f your organization is just dipping its toes into the cloud paradigm, the impact on your staff will be relatively minimal, but they will still be affected. Your staff will need to learn the… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  11. Cloud

    How the Cloud is Changing IT

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']V[/dropcaps]irtualization is just one major trend impacting IT. It’s tough to deny that the cloud has also affected IT. Consider this: Business units and IT departments can acquire services simply by… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    The Cloud, Hosted, or On-premises: The Many Options for the SMB CIO

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hether it’s considered a blessing or a curse, CIOs today have a multitude of options at their disposal when it comes to running workloads.  In general, there are four options: On-prem… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  13. Cloud

    The CIO and the Cloud: Embrace, Extend, Innovate

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]he word “cloud” became a hot addition to the popular lexicon a few years ago and quickly took on eye-rolling status as vendors tripped over themselves to include the new term in all of t… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe