First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled

First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled Study highlights need for transparency in the cloud Dallas – May 14, 2013 – Until now, there have been very little verifiable, objective cloud performance benchmarks. FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, has again bridged an important gap for enterprises that require a cloud they can trust before they’ll

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5 Cloud Computing Trends For 2013

5 Cloud Computing Trends For 2013 In 2012, cloud computing became a much bigger trend in the business and networking world. IDC have predicted a 130% increase in cloud computing by 2016, meaning an increase to $43 billion. Here are some of the five trends to look out for that are coming in 2013 which are going to

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Cloud Infographic: Startup Toolkit

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Cloud infographic: Startup Toolkit There are numerous startups of all varieties of purpose and goals. We have seen great successes and great failures. We have seen a lot of money being made on fabulous exits, but also seen a lot of money lost as well. Things are changing for startups, and in turn, they are

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Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services

Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud

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The Death Of “The Death Of The PC Era”

The Death of “The Death Of the PC Era” For months, we have seen news reporting the impending doom of the personal computer. This prediction is somewhat unnerving for those who grew up in the era when we bought our first pickup trucks for less than the cost of a popular pair of “athletic shoes”.

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Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips

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Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips In the modern world of big data, cloud computing is becoming a greater part of both the business world and our personal lives. While cloud computing provides us with convenient access to data from many locations, it had also introduced new security issues that were not present back

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year, at an average cost of $74,000 an hour, according to Aberdeen Group. Unfortunately, only a handful of small to mid-sized businesses have

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Dropbox Will Soon Offer SSO For Business Users

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Dropbox Will Soon Offer SSO for Business Users Cloud computing is all about collaboration and backup, and what better application to use for file sharing and backup than services like Dropbox. But companies have been reluctant to adapt the service for business use because of security issues pertaining to the personal nature of the accounts.

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Cloud Technology: Taking Your Company To A Brighter Future

Cloud Technology: Taking Your Company to a Brighter Future Cloud computing is a technology that we have heard about many times but not realized that we have been using it in our daily routine. The reason for this is that we do not what cloud technology exactly is. Cloud technology includes the usage of a

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What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business

If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending

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Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps”

Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps” with Enhanced Backup and Recovery Features New cloud-to-cloud backup tools facilitate data management processes for large companies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2013 – Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today launched an enhanced set of backup and

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Is Cloud Computing Experiencing The Same Security Threats As Enterprise Computing?

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Is Cloud Computing Experiencing the Same Security Threats as Enterprise Computing? People have always feared that cloud computing is inherently lacking in security because of the distribution methods used, allowing it to be more public than necessary. But research and reports indicate that it is not less secure than enterprise computing as they actually both

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How Hosted PBX Can Enhance Cloud Security

How Hosted PBX can enhance Cloud Security Cloud security has become a critical job responsibility for a majority of North American IT professionals.  In its recent survey, AccelOps, Inc., a leader in integrated Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), performance and availability monitoring software, interviewed 176 IT security professionals.  One of the key findings was

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7 Essentials Of Hybrid Cloud Backup

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7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup Understanding the Cloud Options A hybrid cloud solution combines private (internal/on-premise) and public (external) cloud deployment models. With a typical private cloud solution, one would build, develop and manage their own cloud infrastructure. The most common deployments of private cloud solutions are in enterprise-level environments. Businesses that have the

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