Category: Cloud

Five Technical Benefits of Managed Hosting

To be competitive, a business or organization must prioritize its mission – providing products or services to its clients or supporters. With today’s technology-centric business environment, these groups attempt to manage their IT infrastructure themselves. Unfortunately, too many get bogged down in the mundane, technical components, which can displace resources and efforts that could be… Read more »

5 Biggest Enterprise Cloud Trends of 2018

While the cloud and its role in enterprise technology has evolved significantly in recent years, Forrester analysts predict 2018 will be the year tech leadership works towards locking-in cloud computing for the future. Analysis published in Forbes states that enterprises are no longer questioning whether the cloud is the best choice, “they now scramble to… Read more »

Diving Deeper into what “CASP” Really Means

In the last article, I focused on how traditional hosting and MSPs were a thing of the past, while introducing the new concept of a Cloud Application Service Provider or “CASP”.  In this piece, I want to focus a little more on what really defines a CASP and why we at Contegix believe it truly… Read more »

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 »