Still Avoiding Migrating to the Cloud? Recent Statistics Might Convince You

Data compliance regulations. Software license agreements. Existing service management. These are just some of the reasons (excuses) business owners give for why they haven’t made the move to cloud computing. The reasons are varied, but the underlying truth is the same: They’re afraid to make the move and worry that the transition will be too hard on their company.

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What Will Docker do for Enterprise Virtualization?

Docker is tackling enterprise virtualization. The company recently released what they are categorizing as a smarter, more sophisticated solution for server and storage virtualization, as well as a subsequent version of the program, simply referred to as Docker 0.8. This version places more emphasis on quality than it does features—the primary focus centered on meeting the requirements of enterprise.

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Three Redundancy Pitfalls to Avoid When Getting Started with AWS

So, you’re thinking about moving your application to the public cloud and leaning toward Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the best fit?

Well, that is no surprise. More and more businesses are looking to leverage the powerful tools developed by our friends in Seattle. As AWS approaches the $100 billion revenue mark this year, the popularity of the platform is unlikely to change anytime soon.   

While on the surface AWS appears easy enough to set up and manage, there are countless deployment decisions one must make to ensure mission-critical apps can withstand a severe outage. The considerations and process for moving to the public cloud should be just as rigorous as any major change to your IT strategy. In lieu of that, here are three common pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.

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Is Public Cloud Right For Your Business?

The public cloud has forever changed the way companies approach IT strategy. Because it can significantly reduce capital expenditures, enhance sharing and collaboration, and provide the ideal launch pad for new applications, nearly 9 in 10 enterprises now use public cloud services. Moving to the cloud, however, is not as simple as signing up and setting up.

Before you consider going public, download an evaluation checklist over at the Server Intellect site and consider these questions.

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Internet Technology: The Cloud for Beginners

These days technology is on a fast track, especially the Internet. In the blink of an eye, everything changes and it’s often hard for the average person to keep up. New terms appear out of the blue, creating confusion and possibly stress for Internet users. The cloud is one such term, nebulous and unnerving to the uninformed. What is this “cloud” and why should someone use it?

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ServiceFirst™ Remote Management Services For Microsoft — Get An Inside Look

Yesterday, SingleHop and Server Intellect introduced a new managed services offering to help companies achieve more efficiency, security and control for their Microsoft Azure environments. The services are a natural extension of Server Intellect’s rich expertise in Microsoft-based private cloud and managed hosting and squarely target the growing adoption of Azure as a critical component of many companies’ IT strategies.

I’m excited about this launch. Really! And I’ll tell you why.

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