Exploring Gartner’s Top 10 Cloud Storage Trends

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Tuesday, June 25th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Storage, Disaster Recovery

A recent Gartner webinar discusses the top 10 cloud storage trends in 2013, ranking survey results from “Very Hot” to “Neutral” based on feedback from cloud providers and users. The types and implementations of data storage included are wide-ranging. How can these different cloud storage types help your business?

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Technology Will Break and Humans Will Fail, But…

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Thursday, June 20th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Disaster Recovery

One of our founders is fond of a saying. It goes like so:

Technology will break and humans will fail.

I know, I know. It sounds awfully pessimistic. But we don’t take it that way. Instead, it keeps us grounded, focused and ready to respond to disasters, whether they’re DDOS attacks, power outages or customer emergencies.

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6 Reasons Why Archiving to the Cloud is a Smart Idea

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, June 12th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Storage

Storing and managing massive amounts of data – such as email or electronic records – has become a huge challenge for organizations. Not only does the information need to be easily retrievable, but data retention policies often require you to archive it for a number of years.

The cloud is a great environment for archiving since it’s instantly scalable, cost-effective, and virtually maintenance-free.  Here are six smart reasons to move your archiving from on-premise to the cloud:

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The Other Data Center Tiers: Not Facilities, but Performance

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Thursday, June 6th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Colocation, Data Center Design, Networking and Fiber

The word “tier” is used frequently in the context of data centers. As we explained in a previous blog post, data center facilities are ranked by Tier depending on their infrastructure and redundancy. But tiers are also used to describe the resources and infrastructure of a virtual machine or server, and are often mentioned in billing or application deployment. This post aims to clear up any remaining confusion over the two types of tiers.

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4 Security Best Practices for Cloud Hosting

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Thursday, May 30th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Hosting, Security

It’s critical to secure your company data and systems to protect them from ever-present cyber-thieves.  With more data continuing to move to the cloud, those services become attractive targets and attacks will increase. Here are four security best practices for cloud hosting to follow in order to help ensure your important information is protected, including how to augment your data center service provider’s security and how to evaluate their security controls.

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