Balaji Viswanathan

Balaji is the CEO of Invento Robots. Balaji has been writing about technology for several years and is currently featured in many publications around the globe.

6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Technology

By Balaji Viswanathan | June 15, 2012

SMBs Should Embrace Tech While startups and big enterprises are moving rapidly to the cloud, some SMBs are still stuck in traditional IT infrastructure. Unlike startups, these businesses have already invested such a sizable chunk in their enterprise IT that

Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

By Balaji Viswanathan | June 13, 2012

Cloud Backup Solutions Even though cloud backup solutions have matured a lot over the past ten years, many enterprises are still in the storage-tape era. Although discs and optical drives were supposed to kill them in the 1990s, tapes have

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Private Cloud Considerations

By Balaji Viswanathan | June 11, 2012

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations

Virtual Private Clouds and How They Compare

Virtual Private Clouds and How They Compare vs Public

By Balaji Viswanathan | June 7, 2012

Virtual Private Clouds A virtual private clouds (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind

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10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 30, 2012

Cloud Service Provider The cloud computing market is exploding with a large number of new entrants. If you are shopping around for a cloud service provider (CSP), here are ten things you should keep in mind. 1. Technical Expertise A cloud

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

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 29, 2012

Cloud Compliance Audit 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).

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Disaster Management Checklist

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 24, 2012

Disaster Management Checklist Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have

The 5 Best Ways For Startups And Small Business To Leverage The Cloud

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 23, 2012

Small Business To Leverage The Cloud The number of cloud apps targeted at small businesses and startups has exploded in the past few years. While hundreds of new cloud apps come out every month, many of the categories are still

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Best Practices For A Cloud Service Outage?

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 17, 2012

Cloud Service Outage If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages

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The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 16, 2012

The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing With hundreds of enterprises migrating to cloud services every day, it looks like the march to cloud everything is inevitable and unstoppable. However, cloud computing is not without its risks, and in this

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 15, 2012

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud When you have all your data and applications permanently stored within your enterprise, you can get away with big security holes and poor data management practices without a serious external threat.

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Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract?

By Balaji Viswanathan | May 10, 2012

Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: You have a great cloud service provider and have moved all your business data there. One fine morning, you get a notice stating that your