Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement

Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement As more and more consumers outsource their infrastructure to cloud providers, Service Level Agreements between consumers and providers is a key topic. According to IBM a Service Level Agreement, defines how the consumer will use the services and how the provider will deliver them”. It is essential for

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Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance

Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance I have written previously about various types of audits that are necessary to validate your cloud service.  In this post, I will cover the cloud service audit that helps you pick the right cloud service provider (CSP). While it is important

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Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Cloud Security

Taking the bull by the horns—Secure Identity, Information, and Infrastructure Continued From Part 3 Public cloud computing requires a security model that reconciles scalability and multi-tenancy with the need for trust. As enterprises move their computing environments along with their identities, information and infrastructure to the cloud, they must be willing to give up some level

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The State Of SaaS Adoption

The State Of SaaS Adoption The most common problems with the adoption of SaaS and how to overcome them. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is not just a cloud-based delivery model, but also a service that allows organizations to meet their IT service management needs. Without a doubt, SaaS applications have a lot of benefits: saving money and time, focusing

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Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1

Cloud Automation

Cloud Computing: Leading From The Front – Part 1 Cloud computing is not just a trend. It is changing the way IT organizations drive business value. In a short span of time, cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses and individuals consume computing resources. Cloud signifies a fundamental shift from a traditional model

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Creating Your Cloud Based Backup And Data Recovery Strategy

Creating your Cloud based Backup and Data Recovery strategy Data backups form an important part of an enterprise’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning (DR/BC). Traditionally the data was stored on tapes and physical media, at an off-site location, to mitigate the effect of the disaster. Saving the data on-site would have negated the benefit of having

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Managing Risk when taking the Public Cloud Route OR Managing Risk in Public Cloud Strategy

Managing Risk when taking the Public Cloud Route OR Managing Risk The secret to a pleasant and successful experience in migrating to a Public Cloud Strategy for your enterprise is “minimizing risk while maximizing your return on investment (ROI) and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO)“. Sound familiar? Sounds like managing your retirement fund nest egg.

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Public and Private Cloud

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization.

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Infographic: What are the barriers to cloud computing?

Cloud Implementation

What are the barriers to cloud computing? The top issue overall was a perceived lack of security and service level agreements (SLAs), with 45% of respondents referring to it. Lock-in to a specific infrastructure vendor was revealed to be the second biggest barrier (cited by 40% of respondents) — and a bigger issue for small

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4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration

4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration Perhaps to recap some of the things that I have written about during the year, I would now like to propose a set of best practices for a cloud computing implementation, the ones that I believe are crucial. Here are the 4 most important aspects to determining the

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