Optimize Your Infrastructure; From Hand-Built To Mass-Production

Optimize Your Infrastructure; From Hand-Built To Mass-Production If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that I write a lot about cloud and cloud technologies, specifically around optimizing IT infrastructures and transitioning them from traditional management methodologies and ideals toward dynamic, cloud-based methodologies.  Recently, in conversations with customers as well as my colleagues and peers within the industry, it is becoming increasingly clear that the public, at least the subset I deal with, are simply fed up with…

Cloud Infographic: How To Avoid Problems For Your Business With Cloud Storage

Cloud Infographic: How To Avoid Problems For Your Business With Cloud Storage

How To Avoid Problems For Your Business Most people know that cloud storage comes with some risks, but it can also be a savior for your business if you use it in the correct manner. Many people just think about storing all of their data in a cloud service, and just hope for the best as they continue to use that cloud on a daily basis. You should make sure that all of your data…

Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) – What The Cloud Can Achieve

Collaboration as a Service (CaaS)  “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), legendary American football coach. Even less than a century ago, it was individual excellence that mattered over teamwork in almost every field of human endeavor. For example, in science, people like Rutherford, Bohr and Einstein epitomized the importance of the individual. However, today, you…

The Department Of Defence Meets The Cloud

Beginning of an Overcast Era: The Department of Defence Meets the Cloud The United States Department of Defence has recently endorsed the (long awaited) shift to the cloud. The cloud computing strategy, as the feds calls it, expounds the departments’ intention to relocate the existent network applications from the whirlpool of conventionally burdensome, overly expensive in-house application set to a light-weight, secure out-bound cost-effective eco-system. The responsibility for choreographing the cloud transition has been entrusted…

Q&A With Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache”

Q&A With Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache”

On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache” We caught up with Rob Fox, Senior Director of Software Development for Liaison Technologies, about the growing need for businesses and consumers to store and access data in the cloud as quickly as if it were locally stored. Why are businesses and consumers moving away from on-premise data storage to cloud storage? Consumers are the early adopters of cloud data storage. For years, they’ve been storing and sharing vast numbers…

Storing And Consolidating Your Data

Storing And Consolidating Your Data All That Data: It Has To Go Somewhere Mass effect it all has to go somewhere Word is that the internet is filling up. Okay so that might be a stretch, but is it really? About a year ago the internet gurus from around the globe realized that when you open a website, take up room, host something or do anything else on the net, it takes up space. Not…

Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops?

Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops? In the past, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the real king of the hill. Clouds were created with cost reduction and rapid deployment in mind. For instance, companies that needed servers no longer needed to worry about red tape or even system administration. All it took was signing up for a new account, and within a few clicks a hardware profile with the OS image needed would be available and ready…

AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room!

AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room!

AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of reasons: First, the publicity – industry analysts and commentators are divided into two camps, some taking the view that AWS…

Almost 50% Of World Data To Be On The Cloud – Gartner

Almost 50% Of World Data To Be On The Cloud – Gartner IT research and advisory firm Gartner recently released a statement predicting that roughly a third of the world’s digital content will be stored on the cloud by 2016. This is based on users’ desire to share and access content on multiple devices, without the need to manually transfer and synchronize data. In 2011 alone, Gartner states that 7 percent of worldwide consumer data…