Emil Sayegh
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Jul 24, 2014
We’re well into 2014 and it’s amazing to me that more organizations don’t have a clear cloud plan. Too many people are still confused or afraid of the “C” word.  But here’s the thing: There are real dangers in not having a cloud strategy, AKA a well-known cloud plan for your IT environment.  Every company should use cloud for something, but not necessarily everything!  The various general use cases for cloud computing are hopefully well-known by now.   End of the Hype Cycle The hype… Read More
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Jul 22, 2014
If you could eliminate 45% of your abandoned carts by making one simple change, would you do it? It depends. If the “one simple change” is a cheap, pop-up gimmick, scamming your customers or breaking your competition’s legs, probably not. But what if it’s as simple as finding better hosting? Statista conducted a study to determine the top reasons why customers abandon their carts, and according to their findings: 24% of shoppers abandon their carts because the website crashed 21% of shoppers abandon their carts… Read More
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Jul 16, 2014
It’s time for IT professionals to come to grips with the fact that managing your own servers comes at too high a price. Once you add up costs such as server maintenance, data security, physical security, downtime prevention and backup, it’s far more expensive than what you’d expect. And if you think that’s bad, don’t forget to factor in the most expensive part: Distraction from your core mission of growing your company and business. Every minute spent on managing your IT is taking time away… Read More
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Jun 19, 2014
APIs have been making the news lately, especially with Apple’s release of Metal API for iOS. But APIs themselves have been around for a long time. They’re a necessity in today’s ever-changing tech landscape, which is why understanding them is key to providing users with the interoperability they now require. What is an API? An API (short for "Application Programming Interface") is a set of requirements that determine how one application can talk to another. Why do APIs matter? The short answer: APIs help make… Read More
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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 12, 2014
The importance of having an engaged and active web audience is a foregone conclusion in today’s technology driven world. When it comes to hosting a site, reliability is not something to be compromised. Reliability concerns were exactly what the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico’s Museum of Art) was facing before finding Codero. The Problem: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) had spent several years using local hosting provider that they were quickly outgrowing. When MAPR recognized that their current hosting solution… 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