Cloud Infographic: Data Center Downtime

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Cloud Infographic: Data Center Downtime Yet in a year of high-profile outages, many businesses have been taking a second look at their incident response plans. This year alone has seen outages from Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft – brands that most of us associate with uptime and reliability. Watching the titans of cloud environments experience failure

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Storage Stalemate: Why Current Trends Are Breaking Old Storage Solutions

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Storage Stalemate: Why Current Trends Are Breaking Old Storage Solutions While new technologies are being adapted at lightening pace across all kinds of industries, one thing has not changed: IT departments are expected to use antiquated storage solutions to meet their new storage needs. Just as we wouldn’t expect anyone to use a twenty-year old

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Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One

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Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One Protect your cloud with the right disaster prevention plan When it comes to the cloud, convenience and reliability have always been two of its most shining traits. According to a recent AT&T report, 62 percent of businesses use cloud services for business continuity – an unexpected but understandable

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Top Tips To Help You Choose The Right Cloud Backup Service Provider

Top Tips To Help You Choose The Right Cloud Backup Service Provider Businesses both small and large rely on cloud backup for its vast range of benefits with security topping the list. The cloud is a system where all your valuable data can be stored without absolutely any fear of losing it. However, this does

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The Advantages Of Using Cloud Storage Solutions

The Advantages of Using Cloud Storage Solutions If you need to back up the files that you have in your computer, you may want to make use of the power of the internet to store and back up your data. With cloud storage service providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Mega, it is now

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The Dangers Of The American Cloud Industry

The Dangers of the American Cloud Industry With all the hype that Cloud Computing is getting, more and more companies and individuals are jumping on the Cloud band wagon and enjoying the benefits. But despite its global reach, the greater majority of Cloud Computing infrastructure and service providers are still American companies. This means that

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Step-by-Step Guide To Prepare Data Centers For The Challenges Of Big Data

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5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Data Center for Big Data  “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”                                             – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), iconic British Prime Minister. Unless one plans for the future, one risks getting left behind. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of computing, and planning for Big

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The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage

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The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.”      – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. More than two years ago, I wrote that cloud computing is “an idea whose time has come”). Today, I’m tempted to describe Dispersed Storage in similar terms.

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Has The Public Gotten Use To Privacy Violations?

Has The Public Gotten Use To Privacy Violations? We keep talking about how we want to keep our privacy in this new world of information sharing and consumption but that is getting increasingly hard to do. The governments of the free world understand the value of information monitoring and know the merits of not trusting

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How The Cloud Would Have Been Sold If It Was Invented In The…

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How The Cloud Would Have Been Sold If It Was Invented In The… 1) 1970s It is the super jam, it is super fly, it can store your super needs, and it is dy-no-mite. Let me ask you, what are you using to store all your Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Al Green Albums? A

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BYOD And The Issues Surrounding Cloud Storage

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BYOD And The Issues Surrounding Cloud Storage As BYOD increases and employees increasingly use personal laptops, smartphones and mobile devices for work purposes, concerns over data security and data privacy remain the most significant barriers to cloud adoption, according to the latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). Corporate IT managers and CIOs are

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Does Cloud Computing Mean The End Of Traditional Storage Networks?

Does Cloud Computing mean the End of Traditional Storage Networks? Technically Yes! With cloud’s scalability options attracting SMBs and large businesses towards it and cloud becoming secure with each passing day; we are near to say goodbye to the traditional ways we used to store our data over the network. Though networking is quite difficult

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The Inadvertent Cloud User

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The Inadvertent Cloud User In our vast population, I have found that knowing about something seems to make people believe you are in expert in that subject and forever branded as such. For example, remember when you said one time when you were eight that you wanted to take pictures and every year since then

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The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff

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The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff Comedian George Carlin was not far off the mark when he dismissed the modern home as “a place for your stuff”. A place to keep your stuff, your personal files and data, is an important part of day to day personal computing. For those of us who do

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