Category: Cloud

The Future of MSPs is Here and It Looks Like Us

The days of pure-play, legacy hosting is becoming a fading trend these days that only applies to the smaller websites. In a world where companies need more from the Managed Service Provider (MSP) delivering their hosting services, the shift towards Cloud Service Providers with a focus on applications and a DevOps mentality becomes more and… Read more »

How to Achieve Compliance in the Cloud

A theme across many of our cloud articles is the importance of compliance. Old myths that the cloud was not tailored for compliance were a huge reason so many people stayed away from it in the early days. However, there are so many tools today for compliance tailored specifically to the cloud, and even the… Read more »

Things to Consider When Building HA in the Public Cloud

We continue to provide further education about the public cloud as it still seems to be considered the “wild west”. For those that have settled in a somewhat stable place and have gained significant insight into the positives, while acknowledging the challenges, should share that knowledge to help everyone gain ground. Today we want to… Read more »

Enterprise Apps in the Public Cloud

The public cloud offers many opportunities for enterprises, particularly those that have operated entirely on-premise in the past. However, moving existing apps into the cloud and adding new cloud-based solutions into the infrastructure can present significant challenges. Assessing Risk Not all enterprise applications are suitable for the public cloud. Industry regulations may require certain levels… Read more »

The 3 Keys to Deciding Which Cloud is Right for You

Decisions.  No matter how important they are, you can still overthink them, under think them, or get the analysis just right. No one has the silver bullet on how to decide which cloud is right for your organization, but I am going to give it my best shot.  In this article, I will try to… Read more »

4 Signs You’ve Hit the CSP Jackpot

You may have read the title and expected to see MSP instead of CSP.  Yes, there are Managed Service Providers, but when you are focused on utilizing the CLOUD to optimize your business wouldn’t you rather work with a Cloud Service Provider (CSP)? Instead of MSP, which could mean any myriad of Managed Services, let’s… Read more »

The Growth of Public Cloud: Stats and Facts to Know

Today, 41 percent of workloads are in the public cloud. RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud” survey reveals that in the last year, the percentage of organizations using private cloud fell slightly despite the fact 95 percent of companies are using the cloud in some capacity. The cloud computing industry is still growing rapidly, though… Read more »

5 Ways to Mess up Your Migration to the Public Cloud

The glorious public cloud is the holy grail of hosting to so many companies today, yet thousands of companies have suffered painful migrations to get there.  Companies have also realized certain workloads don’t make sense to run in the public cloud and have had to spend significant resources moving it back out of the public… Read more »

5 Public Cloud Myths

The public cloud is one of the hottest trends in the entire IT space today and has been for many years. Cloud offerings such as AWS, Azure and Google cloud have made it “en vogue” for many companies to get into.  Many times, board members will think they are missing out, if their company isn’t… Read more »