IaaS

Why managed services are key to driving cloud results

Many cloud hosting vendors have invested heavily in large-scale distributed data centers for cloud infrastructure as part of their business model. Over the last few years, the cloud model has become very efficient, being self-driven through websites for cloud provisioning. A lot of features and functionality are added regularly. Numerous companies offer infrastructure as a […]

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5 ways cloud can help you innovate

Despite the prevailing wisdom that cloud is disrupting established business — and it is — many business leaders are uncertain  about how to take advantage of cloud computing’s benefits. An analysis of more than 100 cloud projects of varying sizes shows that successful projects use one or more of the following five actions: 1. Offer […]

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Do cloud managed services make financial sense for your business?

With cloud-enabled applications and infrastructures, the approach that most businesses use to make financial investments in IT is undergoing a dramatic change. Gone are the days when IT budgets were closely held by CIOs. Today, leaders from other departments exert influence over IT decision making. Now more than ever, companies are demanding a clear understanding […]

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Mobile app breathes new life into ancient cathedral

Preserving one of Europe’s most popular and iconic cathedrals, the Duomo di Milano, along with its associated Duomo Museum, Archaeological Area and Terraces, is no small task. Federal budget cuts have threatened to make things even harder for Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano (VFD), the historic organization responsible for preservation and restoration of the […]

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US Army taps IBM for $62 million private cloud data center

For the United States Army, security is a top concern. It’s a big reason why it chose IBM to build out and manage a private cloud data center at its Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. The contract for the data center would be worth $62 million over five years, if the Army exercises all its […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Applications and data in a multi-cloud environment

Say you’ve decided to hedge your IT bets with a multi-cloud environment. That’s excellent, except, what’s your applications and data strategy? That’s not an idle question. The hard reality is that if you don’t coordinate your cloud environments, innovative applications will struggle to integrate with traditional systems. Cost management, security and compliance — like organizational […]

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American Airlines soars into cloud with IBM

American Airlines, the largest passenger air carrier in North America, announced this week that it has chosen IBM as a cloud provider. Specifically, the airline intends to move some of its applications to the cloud and make use of IBM infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools. The agreement also means American will have access to […]

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The need for speed in IaaS platforms

When you look at the rapidly evolving infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market, you might get the impression that it’s a race to the bottom with commodity hardware, inexpensive storage options, ongoing price cuts and the like. If a cloud service provider can’t differentiate itself, things can get very ugly. That’s why one of the […]

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A brief history of cloud computing

One of the first questions asked with the introduction of a new technology is: “When was it invented?” Other questions like “When was it first mentioned?” and “What are the prospects for its future?” are also common. When we think of cloud computing, we think of situations, products and ideas that started in the 21st […]

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4 simple steps to cloud adoption

It has become vitally important for organizations to be cloud players. They must be innovative with their IT transformation approaches in building flexible and agile business systems such as Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems, storage systems, complex process automation and for leveraging social media and mobile technologies.

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Grow your business with a reliable cloud infrastructure partner

For businesses large and small, cloud is increasingly a necessity. How each organization makes use of the cloud differs, but in each case there is a cloud infrastructure behind the application. One might think in this commodified world that every cloud infrastructure provider is the same and the only worthwhile factors are price and perhaps […]

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Choice with consistency: The key to an effective hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud doesn’t have to be complicated. Complex? Sometimes. Complicated? No way. As the traditional, layered cloud model of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS moves toward irrelevance, the era of the single cloud stack is fast approaching. A modern cloud stack is one that supports a spectrum of IaaS and PaaS services that work together with […]

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