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Kami Haynes
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Jul 20, 2017
Gartner names Infrascale a LEADER in Disaster Recovery as a Service Gartner released its annual Magic Quadrant report on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) in June. Codero partner Infrascale was named a Leader in this evolving space – for which we applaud them – but there are other notable market shifts in the report. Gartner’s own scoring criteria can be very telling in terms of where the market is heading and the types of questions they’re received from their enterprise clients. This is Gartner’s… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jun 28, 2017
Do you have a toxic backup relationship? These nine warning signs will help you decide if it’s time to breakup with your current backup and will ensure the right choice for a hybrid cloud backup solution. Nine warning signs you’re in a toxic relationship Is your vendor’s solution appliance-centric? The problem with many hybrid backup vendors is that everything on the appliance is replicated to the cloud. When you hit the storage limit on your appliance, you’re stuck buying another one. This doesn’t leverage the… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jun 20, 2017
Data continues to grow at an astronomical rate. Hardware and operating systems change. This is all part of the environment that makes data backup issues more complex than ever, and makes choosing between backup solutions more challenging. Why focus on backup solutions? The number one IT priority for mid-market organizations over the next 12 months is to improve data backup and recovery 1 96% of all business workstations are not being backed up 2 58% of downtime incidents are caused by human error alone. Natural disaster account… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 18, 2017
We’ve been digging deep into The 2017 State of IT from Spiceworks, which reflects the attitudes and opinions of nearly 900 IT buyers as well as data from within its IT-based social network. Here are three stats that point towards the rising importance of hosting services for most businesses. 2% — the expected decrease in IT spending for 2017, as projected by IT buyers in North America. In other words, IT spending will be essentially flat. The Spiceworks survey goes on to outline the top… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 11, 2017
Let’s look at how you might select hosting options based on the factors that matter most to your business. Of course, none of these factors exist in a vacuum. In reality, the wisest choice for your business will be one that strikes the best balance for your unique needs. The X-Factor: Performance Here, we’re talking about server hardware and storage features, such as CPUs, RAM, storage type, etc. Performance considerations also include issues like bandwidth, availability, and network latency — all of which will affect… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Apr 5, 2017
Email, websites, apps, and data are crucial to most businesses today. And that means servers. Managing, maintaining, and optimizing those servers is a time-consuming proposition — one that will only expand as your business grows. Many SMBs feel that the way to keep costs low and control high is to keep everything in-house. But as business needs change, and the demand for IT resources goes up, how do you know whether you can handle it all with in-house hosting? Follow these four basic steps. 1.… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Feb 9, 2017
If you’re looking at lowering your IT costs by shifting more workloads to the cloud, you’re definitely on to something. Operating in the cloud – particularly hybrid cloud – can reduce infrastructure costs, allow you to “pay as you go” for many services and save your business money in other important ways. But. (And it’s an important but.) To get the most cost savings from moving to the cloud, you need to be sure your cloud resources are well managed. Here are three types of… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Feb 2, 2017
According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 75% report they lack visibility into their hybrid clouds. That’s cause for concern, because a lack of visibility into resources in the cloud can lead to poor management of those resources – which in turn can lead to a variety of unwanted and potentially disastrous consequences. Here are three examples of how a lack of visibility can result in cloud computing making things worse instead of better for your business. 1. Losing instead of saving money One… Read More