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Cloud Adoption

Ready for the Cloud? Here’s What You Should Move (and When)

Public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendors, such as AWS and Microsoft Azure, offer many benefits over traditional data centers. But where do you start? Which applications do you move first? These are business decisions that need very careful consideration. Because, when you migrate the right application, you can gain significant operational efficiencies. And you’ll eliminate many of… Continue reading >

Are we running out of cloud capacity

Cloud Capacity Is Running Out: Can AWS Prevent a Cloud Armageddon?

Data is fast becoming a hot commodity—individuals, organizations and their devices require ever more computing capacity to process and store it, and much of the soaring demand is being met by cloud services. According to Mark Whitby, Senior Vice President at Seagate, 2016 is set to mark the year when the world produces more digital… Continue reading >

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IT Evangelism: Transform Your IT Organization from a Cost Center to a Profit Center

It is well known that IT is valuable to companies. However, while they enable companies to function successfully and profit financially, they are generally not considered to be central players indirectly reaching business goals. But what’s caused IT technologies to be overlooked? It’s mostly been due to the high costs of data center capital investments… Continue reading >

SDDC

The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Private Cloud Economy

Generally speaking, data centers are custom built, manually managed and lack uniformity in terms of physical resources, making it difficult to forecast and plan for future requirements. Consequently, these factors contribute to over-purchasing resources simply to be on “the safe side”. Although enterprise IT leaders are aware of the need to increase their data center… Continue reading >

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Measure Your Core-Hours Costs to Gain Another Level of Cloud Cost Optimization

Compute power costs in the cloud have lacked a holistic metric to allow for more accurate cost prediction and analysis. In the previous article in this series, we introduced the core-hours metric, which can be used to gain a high level of granularity and more accurate visibility into compute power consumption. The core-hours metric is… Continue reading >