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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
Kami Haynes
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Jan 31, 2017
Ever carried a balance on a cash-back credit card? No? Congratulations – you’re a better money manager than a lot of us! But if you have, then you’re probably familiar with that feeling you get when you realize you just paid more in interest than you got back in cash. It’s the same feeling you get when you realize that moving workloads to the cloud is costing you more than it’s saving you. The remedy is the same, too: manage your resources better. Start paying… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 26, 2017
Note: This article is part two of a two-part series addressing eight essentials for a hybrid cloud implementation. Click here for the first article. Furthermore, this article presents supplementary information from the Codero whitepaper "A Comprehensive Overview of the Hybrid Cloud" which can be downloaded here. Hybrid cloud computing can deliver business agility and reduce operating costs. However, implementing an effective hybrid cloud requires a thoughtful approach. In part one of this two-part series we addressed the four initial elements in moving to hybrid cloud environment:… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 24, 2017
Note: This article is part one of a two-part series addressing essentials to a hybrid cloud implementation. For more info, download the Codero whitepaper "A Comprehensive Overview of the Hybrid Cloud". Businesses looking for the best of both public and private cloud often choose a hybrid cloud environment. The benefits of a hybrid cloud are substantial – not the least of which is the ability to manage mission-critical applications on-premise, while sending non-critical apps to the public cloud for higher scalability and flexibility. While the benefits… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 19, 2017
Implementing a hybrid cloud is an intricate process, requiring good planning and even better execution. Choosing a cloud provider can be a challenge in and of itself. The landscape of cloud vendors is highly varied – from the startups to the huge players and everything in between. It’s especially important to find a hybrid cloud services vendor – like Codero – that is a good fit for your organization. It’s unlike evaluating a public or private cloud provider, which can be clear-cut, since features like… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 16, 2017
Hybrid cloud adoption is up from 58% to 71% year-over-year, according to the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report. There’s ample evidence that hybrid cloud will be the platform of choice for enterprises in the near future because of the wide array of benefits offered, including: Scalability Reduce cost by utilizing public cloud usage for processes that require less security Flexibility of business operation Security mitigation by storing sensitive data away from the public cloud Resource optimization Agility In short, a hybrid cloud comprises… Read More
Kami Haynes
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Jan 9, 2017
Each new year heralds a round of prognostications, with various industry analysts and writers scratching their heads about what happened last year and what may happen this year. We’ve rounded up a list of predictions for you to consider – time will tell who had the best view into the crystal ball when it comes to cloud technology. Topping the list with his one big prediction for 2017 is Joe McKendrick, Forbes contributor: “…the Internet of Things (IoT) is the major force that will drive… Read More