Tag: cloud

Hand gestures thumbs-up and thumbs-down in a heap on white surface

Multi-Cloud: Understanding the Promise Vs. the Reality

The multi-cloud paradigm is undergoing the kind of post-hype contrition that so many promising ideas experience once their initial glow starts to fade.  You might think, right, of course it is. Or, you might be wondering, “What is multi-cloud?” No … Read more…

Young man with black tie and white shirt closing eyes in relief and making a "whew" gesture - putting his hand to his forehead. Backgound is a white wall.

Manage Better: Hybrid IT Takes Pressure Off Companies Trying To Do It All

For operating efficiency and cost-effectiveness, many businesses are turning to hybrid IT, an approach comprising a mix of in-house resources, managed hosting, and public and private cloud-based services.

security background

Analysts Weigh In on Selecting The Right Managed Security Services Provider

The recently published Forrester Wave and IDC Marketscape reports for Managed Security Services highlight the triple bind that enterprises and government agencies find themselves in when it comes to security. Threats continue to proliferate and grow more serious. Skilled security personnel are … Read more…

VMworld_Post_blog

Key Insights on Disaster Recovery at VMworld 2016

We just concluded a great experience at VMworld 2016, where CenturyLink was a Silver Sponsor and Network Provider. It was an amazing show. We met many interesting people and learned a lot about where the VMware community is headed.

910x300_Dont_Overlook

Don’t Overlook the Network on your Way to the Cloud

As cloud computing becomes the norm, rather than the exception, it is having a transformative impact on the enterprise data network. 

910x300_ThingkGig_Blog_Series

Six Crucial Steps: Crossing the IT Migration Chasm

Forty percent…That’s the rate of failure analysts associate with business-related IT migration projects.  That’s no small number considering that Bloor Research reports that some Fortune 2000 companies spend a minimum of $5 billion annually on migrations. Even worse, the same … Read more…

Blog_Domi

Business Continuity Planning: Six Things to Consider

A serious outage generates business costs way beyond the data center. If you could truly quantify what happens when your business goes down, you would need to factor in lost productivity and damaged customer relationships. And, will your business lose … Read more…

many_ways_720

A Journey Like No Other: Reaching The Cloud Can — And Should — Take Many Paths

There is no such thing as the cloud. Rather, there are many clouds — public, private and intricate combinations of the two. Consequently, simply shifting all IT systems to a public or private cloud may not enable a company to achieve its business goals. … Read more…