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Private, Public Community and Hybrid Clouds Explained

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 24, 2016

Cloud deployment models define the implementation of the cloud infrastructure within an organization. They are divided into four broad categories namely Private cloud, Public cloud, Community cloud and Hybrid cloud. Based on the needs of an organization, these implementations can help save capital cost and also eliminate the operating cost of these cloud infrastructures. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) define the framework of these models. The model defines the access to cloud infrastructure, the extent of which is defined by the service contract and the target audience of the cloud.

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Topics: cloud storage, cloud service provider, cloud computing, public cloud, private cloud, cloud backup, cloud service

Save Money by Switching to the Cloud!

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 15, 2016

During the formative years of cloud computing technology, it mainly focused on the IT enablement of organizations. But, cloud computing is now playing a critical role in the rise of IT based economies, and offering unprecedented scalability. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) claims that the ease of scalability, customization and access to data anywhere and anytime has resulted in huge cost savings for many businesses. Additionally, the availability of resource pooling to enable software application development has contributed to its increased popularity.

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Topics: cloud service provider, online backup, cloud computing, cloud backup, cloud service

Four Enablers of Cloud Computing

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 10, 2016

Over the last decade, the rapid expansion of cloud computing has only been possible through the key technological breakthroughs in related computing technologies. As a result, major changes can be seen in the way the four enablers of cloud computing technology - virtualization, multi-tenancy, web services and cost effective hardware—contribute to the development of effective and efficient cloud computing. These advancements have resulted in synergistic enablement, low cost, high speed, and scalable computing.

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Topics: cloud storage, cloud service provider, cloud computing, cloud backup, cloud service

Demystifying Cloud Operations

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 8, 2016

In today’s technology driven world, cloud computing plays an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day lives. Without realizing it, we are connected to the cloud as part of our daily routine – like checking the fitness tracker after a morning run, accessing emails, shopping online, cloud backup, and watching movies online. The information delivery dashboards and interfaces we see on our smart phones or tablets, are the result of diverse applications working seamlessly together in the background to present requested information in a user friendly manner.

For accessing the cloud,

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Topics: cloud service provider, cloud computing, cloud backup, data center, cloud service

Benefits of the Cloud Computing Revolution

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 3, 2016

Cloud computing can be succinctly described as an on-demand, anywhere, anytime service where customers are provided software and hardware capabilities which can be accessed independent of geographical location or specific device.

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, cloud backup service

Closing the Data Storage Affordability Gap

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 25, 2016

In the past decade, data volumes have been growing exponentially in every sector. Such growth has forced companies to spend substantial amounts of money, sometimes over their approved budget, to protect and manage the data. As a result, IT admins are searching for a way to effectively narrow the data affordability gap and find storage solutions that are cost effective, simple and optimized. 

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Topics: online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup providers, storage solutions

Four Backup Technologies You Need to Know

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 23, 2016

cloud-data-backup.jpgWhen considering cloud backup for your business, you will notice that there are thousands of service providers out there. Among those various service providers, there are different backup methodologies; each comes with their advantages and disadvantages. It is helpful to understand these to help you find the solution that will be the best fit for your situation.

 

To get started, here are few simple definitions:

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Topics: data backup, online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup providers

Understanding and Meeting Customers’ Cloud Service Wish List

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 18, 2016

Cloud based customer satisfaction is directly related to the efficiency and quality of the cloud services provided and the type and extent of the cloud support given. Customers demand customized services, depending on the nature of their business. Therefore, it is necessary to realize what customers actually need and what types of services are best for them. Detailed communication must be provided through strong and reliable customer support services. In fact, open communication is one of the best ways to make clients satisfied and happy. 

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Topics: Data Recovery, cloud backup, cloud backup service, cloud backup providers, cloud service, SLAs

Mitigating the Risk of DDoS Attacks

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 16, 2016

hacker.jpgEvery day, data is being attacked from various sources. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) or Denial of Service (DoS) is a type of attack that renders a website resource unavailable to its users. These disruptions can come from multiple sources including zombie machines and botnets, which are infected with malicious software and give the attacker the ability to control the hijack remotely. These attacks are utilized by Cyber criminals for financial gain or deliberate disturbance to a company.

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Topics: disaster recovery, data protection, cloud backup

Making the Case for Cloud Backup and Data Storage Budget

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 11, 2016

A report by Forrester Research and the National Retail Federation reveals that 97% of the CIOs rank cyber security defense in the top five items on their agenda. However, budgets remain a huge challenge for them. Almost half of the CIOs expect to work with a flat or declining IT budget while about one-third expect to see modest increases of less than 10%. In recent years, the difficulty of pursuing new technology initiatives while operating under a constrained IT budget has become a hot topic.

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup service

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