Category Archives: Cloud Infrastructure

Uptime in the Cloud: It’s all About the *Asterisk*

With many companies moving to the cloud, uptime becomes a key concern. To address this, most providers offer availability guarantees. But what do those availability guarantees really mean? As it turns out, many guarantees stated in cloud service contracts may not be as strong as they appear. And they often […]

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Cloud: Build Vs. Buy – 4 Key Considerations

A “must read” if you are evaluating whether to install an IT infrastructure for a cloud effort, or leverage the cloud services or infrastructure of a third-party provider. The great appeal of cloud technology is that it shifts the economics of IT. When making the choice between build vs. buy, […]

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Cloud Computing and the Rise of Hybrid IT

Understanding hybrid IT and how to integrate cloud into your current IT infrastructure is challenging. The benefits of cloud are clear. What is less obvious is how to get there. As companies begin leveraging the cloud for specific applications they still need to deal with legacy environments.Download this white paper […]

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Best Practices for Cloud-Based Recovery

Learn what to look for in a cloud-based recovery solution. Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) has been available for some time, and has leveraged a number of infrastructure options and recovery platforms. Many of these options have provided a recovery solution that is flexible, scalable, and secure. And in some cases, service providers […]

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Adapting Security to the Cloud

This white paper describes how adoption of cloud technology can potentially change an organization’s security requirements and how organizations can adapt their IT and security infrastructure to address these challenges. A number of trends are pushing organizations to look beyond traditional approaches to IT and consider adopting cloud technology. These […]

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide–Free Sample Chapter

Go-to guide for using Microsoft’s updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. […]

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Microsoft Virtualization Secrets–Free Sample Chapter

Unbeatable advice and expert tips for evaluating, designing, and deploying virtualization solutions If you're an IT professional, you know that virtualization is essential in today's computer infrastructures. This valuable reference is your key to all things Microsoft virtualization. Written by a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), it breaks down all […]

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Information Storage and Management–Free Sample Chapter

This authoritative guide is essential for getting up to speed on the newest advances in information storage and management. This new edition of the unparalleled bestseller serves as a full training course all in one and as the world's largest data storage company, EMC is the ideal author for such […]

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Hybrid Clouds: An Emerging Tool for Corporate IT

There is a continuing revolution in how IT deploys their enterprise applications. A number of years ago, physical servers in a private datacenter were the only choice. Today, the option of on-premise servers is joined by deploying applications in the Public Cloud — infrastructure owned and managed by third party […]

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The Emerging Industry of Cloud Archiving

In January 2013, Aberdeen surveyed 123 organizations to learn how they use the Public Cloud as part of their IT infrastructure. This Analyst Insight focuses on a variation of a widely deployed Cloud feature – Storage-as-a-Service. The decreasing cost of Cloud-based storage has made long term storage, or archiving of […]

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Microsoft Private Cloud Computing–Free Sample Chapters

Learn the foundation of cloud computing and how to build your own Microsoft private cloud. Written by a team of expert authors who are MVPs and leaders in their respective fields, this one-of-a-kind book is an essential resource for IT administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing a cloud […]

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VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director–Free Sample Chapter

It’s All About Delivering Service with vCloud Director. Empowered by virtualization, companies are not just moving into the cloud, they're moving into private clouds for greater security, flexibility, and cost savings. However, this move involves more than just infrastructure. It also represents a different business model and a new way […]

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The Benefits of Cloud Networking

Enabling cloud networking can lower IT costs and boost IT productivity. Cloud networking introduces a new way to deploy, operate, and manage distributed enterprise networks. It delivers enterprise-class network capabilities via a cloud infrastructure that requires little or no capital investment in additional appliances or IT resources. In this white […]

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Which Cloud Is Right For Me

The world of IT is shrouded in cloud. For all the talk around the different types of cloud, be they private, public, or hybrid clouds, there is often little explanation of how to figure out which cloud is best suited for a business. Knowing this is essential for any company […]

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High Tech Customer Service in the Cloud – Getting Past the Hype

This webcast examines best practices for hosting knowledge management and other support apps in the Cloud. Service and support is finding a safe, reliable, and comfortable home on the Cloud – social channels were born there, and forums and communities for peer support have never been on premise. Now we […]

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The Emerging Role of Social Employee Apps

This white paper will examine how to unlock all the rich data trapped within your SAP back office and share it with your employees. IT departments are struggling to adapt to new economic realities and a rapidly changing technology environment that includes fundamental shifts in mobile, social, and cloud computing […]

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Desktop Virtualization: A Cost-Effective First Step For Creating a Virtualized Desktop Experience Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device

Learn how CIOs and IT managers can use a virtual desktop to reduce budgets for desktop hardware, software and rising IT costs associated with managing them. A virtual desktop infrastructure solution can take advantage of cost-effective and ubiquitous broadband, cost-effective and optimized datacenter hardware, enterprise run-time with virtualization, and even […]

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Google Message Continuity

Complete email continuity and disaster recovery solution in one package. Protect your organization from email outages and productivity disruptions. Minimize risk of data loss from on-premise server failures. Maintain up-to-date correspondences despite incidents affecting IT infrastructure. Leverage cloud computing to reduce maintenance, protect bandwith, and free up resources to work […]

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