Imagine walking into a car dealership and telling the salesperson that you just want a car. He asks, “Great – what kind of car?” You repeat, “I just want a car!” Is this a conversation you’d ever have in real life? Never. Will you get the car you really want and need? No. The car […]
When you look at a Lotus and a Lada, you can see that you get what you pay for. That’s not a negative statement against either car. If a Lada is what you need, then that is what you should buy. If you must have a Lotus, however, you literally can’t afford to settle for anything less. The same is true for when you, as a business or IT person, are considering moving to the cloud.
Approximately half of all organizations plan to adopt the public cloud in the next two years for all or most of their compute requirements, according to speakers at a breakout session during the recent Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas from December 2-5, 2013. But a few years ago, moving all mission-critical applications to […]
Some applications are obviously mission-critical—the website of an e-tailer or the ATM machine at a bank. However, the criticality of some application can go unrecognized unless you do a systematic qualify of each application. To qualify applications, check these metrics for each: Recovery point objective – how much data loss is tolerable? All of today’s […]
“Weathering a storm” is more than just an off-hand comment these day. Planning for erratic weather can be tricky. While “recovery in the cloud” is an option, consider theses four elements when making your decision:
Like dedicated hosting, cloud computing has to address availability. Continued cloud outages, and the corresponding publicity, remind us of the importance of resiliency and availability. One of the major benefits of cloud computing is scalability and efficiency of multi-tenant infrastructure. However, even cloud infrastructures have to run in a physical data center somewhere, bringing us back to [...]
Organizations moving essential business applications to the cloud are often concerned that they will gain cost-efficiency and on-demand capacity but loss application availability. Given the importance of production applications to the continuity of your businesses, those concerns are legitimate. Fortunately, new capabilities being added to our Enterprise Cloud Services address those concerns. Today, [...]