Archive for the ‘Industry Trends’ Category

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Jun 16, 2014
The following is a guest post from Stuart Oliver, Sr. Service Provider Manager at SolidFire. You want flash storage. In fact, you've wanted it for a while now. With your application’s need for high performance IO, you know you it'd be a perfect fit. But when the cost comes to mind, you can't help shaking your head. "Maybe we'll have the budget for it next year…" You’re not alone. When it comes to data storage, flash-based systems have long been considered to be the flashy… Read More
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Jun 11, 2014
Finding the right storage for high IO databases can be a real challenge. You don't just need flexibility, availability or high performance; you need them all (preferably at a price that won’t break the bank). If you’re looking to learn more about your different storage options, we have something that can help. The video of our webinar on the capabilities of Elastic SSD Block Storage is now available for viewing below and will shed some light on why Elastic SSD Block Storage is a viable… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jun 9, 2014
Two major drivers for the adoption of cloud computing are its agility and ability to bring products in rapid time to market iterations. For the last decade, stretched-thin IT departments have increasingly found themselves in direct competition with "shadow IT" groups within their own company. Departments in the corporation were running their own IT infrastructure services in the cloud because they couldn’t wait nor rely on their own IT department. They viewed their IT organizations as slow to respond, and public cloud offerings as a… Read More
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Jun 2, 2014
The following is a guest post from Stuart Oliver, Sr. Service Provider Manager at SolidFire. By 2017, nearly two-thirds of all workloads will be processed in the cloud. That’s a hefty statistic, but it isn't too surprising. Hosting providers are now deploying infrastructure that makes it easier than ever for enterprises to move performance-sensitive workloads to cloud platforms. What we’re seeing is a paradigm shift from the cloud of yesterday. And because of it, applications aren’t plagued by the myriad of performance issues associated with… Read More
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Apr 21, 2014
Continued - Here are parts 3, 4 & 5 of Sramana Mitra's, Silicon Valley tech industry Blog, Codero CEO and President, Emil Sayegh talks trends in cloud hosting. Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Codero CEO, Emil Sayegh (Part 3) Posted on Sunday, April 20th 2014 Sramana Mitra: Give me the number again of where you would say the flip happens from a public cloud to a hybrid cloud. Emil Sayegh: The flip is starting to happen as companies that started in the cloud are looking at… Read More
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Apr 15, 2014
Companies compete on various axes. Some compete on Customer Intimacy and Emotion (such as Lexus, or The Four Seasons Hotels), other companies compete on Product Design (such as Apple and Samsung), and still other companies compete on Operational Efficiency (such as Southwest Airlines and Chevron) Automation is the cornerstone of Operational Excellence and Exceeding Customer Expectations: As COO, I am in charge of operational excellence and automation efforts at Codero Hosting. I am consistently striving to create a balance between expanding our process efficiency, controlling… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Apr 4, 2014
Get Some Popcorn and watch the war of the giants.  We are betting on AWS and I’ll tell you why… Cloud Price Cut Madness! It’s official; a cloud price war has broken out! In a move to match pricing on Amazon Web Services, resulting from Google’s price cuts a day earlier, Microsoft has also slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services. This is all in line with price cuts happening right now across the entire industry, so expect more to come. The Race… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Apr 2, 2014
It is 25 years already!  Happy birthday to the World Wide Web!  Back in March of 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed a system that made it possible to share computer information digitally using nodes and links, forming a "web" that eventually scaled worldwide, becoming what we now know as the internet. We love anniversaries, we mark seminal moments in history with this type of recognition, but often miss the big picture. Anniversaries are all around, the dawn of Google, the first Tweet ever, the dawn… Read More