How Delta Diversified Took Electrical Contracting To The Cloud

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If you think an unplanned event could affect your business – a tornado, a break-in, a fire – just think how it could impact a major electrical contractor responsible for thousands of clients in four of the largest states in the western U.S. Delta Diversified, a top 50 electrical contractor based in Tempe, Arizona, has been serving commercial businesses and general contractors for over 40 years. Although the traditional electrical service of installation and repair is fairly unchanged, technology is no stranger to the electrical contracting business. Delta Diversified wanted to be sure it was current with its own IT infrastructure, and the opportunity arose to work with an availability sp … Read more

7 Cloud Computing Trends To Look For In 2014

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By Suhas Sreedhar Cloud computing took companies by storm this year, with nearly 60 percent of current small-to-medium businesses using cloud services and 72 percent of them virtualizing significant portions of their servers. 2014 promises even bigger growth as cloud technologies expand on every front from infrastructure and software-as-a-service to customized security and platform independence. Here are seven major cloud computing developments to watch for in the upcoming year. 1. Hybrid Clouds There might finally be an end to the heated debates over public cloud vs. private cloud architecture in enterprise IT. The rise of hybrid clouds – architectures that combine the security of p … Read more

Five Steps To Creating And Maintaining Cloud Security

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Hot trends have a way of making us re-evaluate our choices, especially if they stick around for a good chunk of time. The cloud is one trend that’s here to stay. With the increased use of mobile devices for business-related purposes, and the fact that more and more organizations are relying on applications and services from around the world, the cloud has become increasingly important. Some might even argue it’s vital for success in today’s world of modern technology. When organizations make use of the cloud, they tap into a range of benefits. Not only can they make data available to a global audience, but they gain additional data capacity without spending money on building out their infra … Read more

Cloud is Only as Good as You Make it

By SunGard Availability Services Cloud Consulting A reminder from the NetFlix Christmas Eve outage… It seems to be human nature to look for “silver bullets”.  With each new advance, technologists hold out hope that the challenges of the past can be put behind us. “This time it will be different!”  But more often than not each advance brings with it a new set of challenges in exchange for ones it solves.  This is certainly true of cloud.  It can reduce your risk, or increase your risk – all depending on how you approach it. We must always anticipate service interruptions no matter what the platform or provider. They are going to occur, just as the sun is going to keep rising.  Whether … Read more

Cloud: Build vs. Buy

By Janel Ryan The great appeal of cloud technology is that it shifts the economics of IT. However, the benefits must be weighed against the technical complexities and adoption hurdles. This is leading many organizations to evaluate their build vs. buy options, where the choice comes down to installing an IT infrastructure for a cloud effort or leveraging the cloud services or infrastructure of a third-party provider. When making the choice between build vs. buy, both approaches offer similar benefits. Cloud technology lets organizations make more efficient use of IT resources, allows for the automation of many routine tasks, and easily scales to accommodate new IT service demands and … Read more

@SunGardAS Exhibits #ACloudSoSolid at #VMworld 2012

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  In less than a week we’ll be hopping a plane from our corporate headquarters in Philly, and heading to “The City by the Bay” for VMworld 2012 at the Moscone Convention Center, August 26-30.  This year we will be a Bronze Sponsor and will be holding down the fort in booth #2322. During the expo, stop by our booth to meet with our cloud specialists and learn more about: A Cloud So Solid, our flexible, secure, cloud computing offerings for production hosting and recovery as well as our unmatched consulting services. Follow and tag your tweets with #ACloudSoSolid for the latest details and to get the play-by-play from the show floor. We have a number of exciting things happen … Read more

#EMCWorld Wrap Up: Video and Slides

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EMC World lived up to our expectations once again this year!  From several product launches, acquisitions announcements and sneak-peek’s into what’s coming later this year and into 2013, there was something exciting around every corner. During the conference, we met with several customers and partners including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, New York Life Insurance, Xerox, Boeing, University of Chicago, and Cisco. One common theme we witnessed during the event was that Big Data is real, it’s here and it’s being commercialized in a variety of different ways. On Wednesday of the conference, our friends at Brocade invited us to participate in a discussion with John Furrier and Dave Vellante of the … Read more

Cloud Connect 2012: Insights from @Datacenter Knowledge, Rich Miller

  Rich Miller, editor of Data Center Knowledge, stopped by our booth at Cloud Connect last week to give us his take on the conference, trends he was hearing and some thoughts on the direction of cloud computing as it relates to data centers. Watch video below:     Following the conference and the announcement of our partnership with Amazon Web Services, Data Center Knowledge published the following article, “SunGard: Cloud Concepts Are ‘In Our DNA’”, that discusses our deep expertise in enterprise disaster recovery and how we plan to leverage that experience in our cloud computing approach. “Our business model is to provide shared infrastructure that is available on dema … Read more