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2016 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

North Bridge and Wikibon, announced the results of its sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, which analyzes trends in cloud computing, adoption, use and challenges on a yearly basis. With 53 leading cloud companies participating as collaborators, including our own PolarSeven, the study provides the broadest and deepest exploration of cloud in the industry. With 1,351 responses across multiple […]

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Four Ways to Stop Ransomware

While AWS has the highest security and protection levels possible their shared responsibility model means that you still need to protect whatever you put into the cloud. Malware just keeps getting more vicious each year. Nowadays the gravest threat doesn’t just spy on you; it locks you out of your files and demands payment in exchange for the key. Welcome […]

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Five Steps for a Painless Cloud Migration

Five Steps for a Painless Cloud Migration

Migrating to the cloud can benefit a business enormously. Migration has provided cost-savings, greater efficiency, greater collaboration, and quicker disaster recovery for hundreds of thousands of enterprises. However, depending on your goals and the size of your enterprise, moving to the cloud can present a challenge to your time, effort, and resources. Here’s how to make the transition as painless as […]

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5 Things to Watch Out for in your Cloud SLA

5 Things to Watch Out for in your Cloud SLA

Service Level Agreements (SLA) can be a pain to read, what with the legalese and jargon involved. However, when things don’t go as expected in your cloud environment, the SLA is the main document you turn to. That makes it a critical factor when choosing the right cloud service provider for your business As such, here are five things you’ll want to be […]

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Cloud Month In Review — June 2016

Cloud Month In Review -- June 2016

This June we see Amazon providing even more improvements, this time with existing database technology: First off, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce 4.7.0 now includes support for Apache Tez and Phoenix. Faster than Hadoop, Tez lets you define a Directed Acyclic Graph for data processing tasks. You can also use it in conjunction with both Hive and Pig. As for Phoenix, it […]

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Migrating to the Cloud

7 Things You Need to Know Before Migrating to the Cloud

So you are thinking of moving to the cloud—great idea. You will be taking on the same advantages that a majority of companies worldwide are currently enjoying:scalability, efficiency, cost-savings, and security. That said, successful migration isn’t as simple as it seems, especially if you’re moving entire data centers. Here are some critical factors you must consider: What are my Objectives in […]

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GE Oil & Gas Saves Millions with AWS

GE Oil & Gas is a relatively new division of General Electric that came about from several acquisitions in the 80’s. Roughly 85% of offshore oil rigs in the world use their drilling systems. Given its penchant for innovation, it made great sense for the company to migrate into the AWS cloud. GE Oil & Gas’s objectives were to improve productivity for their […]

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Cloud Month in Review – May 2016

Cloud Month in Review – May 2016

This May we’ve seen a ton of action with AWS software updates and we’re eager to see how this impacts users. Updates to IAAS AWS is proud to announce that its fully-managed data warehouse service, Amazon Redshift, has gotten an upgrade: you can now do petabytes-scale data analysis at 2X the speed and 10X the current vacuuming performance. To cater […]

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Cloud Month in Review – April 2016

Cloud Month in Review – April 2016

Amazon Web Services has continued to raise the bar for its services and every month there’s something new to see. Storage and DB AWS has made the most number of updates this month on its storage and database services. For one, AWS Storage Gateway Capacity has been upgraded considerably. Gateway VTL’s max capacity for virtual tapes in a single VTL is now […]

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7 Ways to Improve Collaboration with the Cloud

7 Ways to Improve Collaboration with the Cloud

We’ve seen a remarkable rise in cloud usage over the past year. Cloud technology has grown so pervasive that those who don’t adopt it face a marked disadvantage in competitiveness. A recent survey shows that most enterprises adopt the cloud not primarily for cost-savings (though they do save a lot of money), but because of the productivity and collaboration it generates. […]

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