A Recent History of Cloud Computing In The 21st Century

A Recent History of Cloud Computing In The 21st Century

A Recent History of Cloud Computing The concept of cloud computing dates back to the 1970’s when virtual machines were being created. While the buzzword “cloud-computing” is a 21st century creation, the ability to share resources over a network was being sought much earlier in time. In the last 15 years cloud computing has gained…

Beware The Random Element In Big Data

Beware The Random Element In Big Data

Big Data Analytics In 1983, author Isaac Asimov published a remarkable science fiction anthology called Foundation. Its central theme was the use of mathematical models to envision the progress of civilization and to establish appropriate benchmarks for its successful continuance over thousands of years. In essence, the book focused on big data as the driving…

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Cloud Compliance  Regulatory compliance is an issue that has not only weighed heavily on the minds of executives, security and audit teams, but also today, even end users. Public cloud adds more complexity when varying degrees of infrastructure (depending on the cloud model) and data fall out of the hands of the company and into…

Dramatic Advances Of Data Center And Cloud In The Nordic Region

Dramatic Advances Of Data Center And Cloud In The Nordic Region

Benefits of the Nordic Region As this year’s Datacloud Nordic event draws near, a fresh report revealing increased growth due to new demands, builds and market entrants in the Nordic region has been released. BroadGroup’s details suggest that investment across the region, both local and international, will be substantial due to the abundance of green…

Small Technology Providers (STPs) — VARs, ISVs, Integrators, And SME Consultants

Small Technology Providers (STPs) — VARs, ISVs, Integrators, And SME Consultants

Small Technology Providers (STPs) Continuation from last weeks article. See the article here  Here’s the opportunity for little / middle guy.  It’s funny, I’m a big networker and I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with IT folk across all these specialty functions and everyone says the same thing:   They all felt like…

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

The Financial Services Cloud Fintech investment has been seeing consistent growth in 2015, with some large moves being made this year. The infographic (Courtesy of Venturescanner) below shows the top Fintech investors and the amount of companies they’re currently funding: Just this week, a financial data startup known as Orchard Platform raised $30 million in…

Datacenter Disaster Recovery & Microsoft Azure

Datacenter Disaster Recovery & Microsoft Azure

Datacenter Disaster Recovery Microsoft Azure, one of the largest cloud computing platforms and infrastructures, was created for building, deploying and managing services and applications through a Microsoft-managed and partner hosted global network of data centers. With Azure Site Recovery storing VM snapshots in the cloud and allowing failover to them, it’s no surprise that Azure…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly…

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

Five Requirements for Supporting a Connected Workforce It used to be that enterprises dictated how workers spent their day: stuck in a cubicle, tied to an enterprise-mandated computer, an enterprise-mandated desk phone with mysterious buttons, and perhaps an enterprise-mandated mobile phone if they traveled. All that is history. Today, a modern workforce is dictating how…

Your Biggest Data Security Threat Could Be….

Your Biggest Data Security Threat Could Be….

Paying Attention To Data Security Your biggest data security threat could be sitting next to you… Data security is a big concern for businesses. The repercussions of a data security breach ranges from embarrassment, to costly lawsuits and clean-up jobs – particularly when confidential client information is involved. But although more and more businesses are…

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart  Breaches Formal verification is not a new concept. In a nutshell, the process uses sophisticated math to prove or disprove whether a system achieves its desired functional specifications. It is employed by organizations that build products that absolutely cannot fail. One of the reasons NASA rovers are still roaming Mars…

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it is to keep the lights on at home let alone factors that are out of…