Is the Hybrid Cloud Something You Should Consider?

Is the Hybrid Cloud Something You Should Consider?
Cloud solutions are extremely popular among modern businesses, whether they rely on public cloud resources or maintain their own in-house private cloud. Some businesses, however, elect to take the middle ground and use a “hybrid” cloud solution. Let’s take a few moments to determine if your business could benefit from this approach. First, let’s examine what makes a cloud solution a “hybrid” one. What is a Hybrid Cloud Solution? As Peter Mell and Timothy Grance...

Don’t Migrate to the Cloud Unless You Consider This

Don’t Migrate to the Cloud Unless You Consider This
We hear a lot about the benefits of moving your business to the cloud. It can reduce that big expense on new infrastructure and the ongoing management costs. The cloud can increase the effectiveness of your IT budget. It can add functionality and increase user satisfaction.  Businesses are rapidly moving all or portions of their IT to the cloud, and for a lot of good reasons, but before you do, it is important to remember the following: The Cloud Is Someone...

Are You Wasting Money on Cloud Services?

Are You Wasting Money on Cloud Services?
Cloud services have proven to be extraordinarily useful for businesses of all types. With an immense amount of options to choose from, businesses can get anything from AI to Windows in the cloud. With so many services available, sometimes businesses will pay for computing resources that they don’t use, cutting into their available operational capital. Today, we take a look at how businesses throw capital away by not keeping a close eye on their cloud-based...

How Cloud Services and Pizzerias Offer Similar Benefits

How Cloud Services and Pizzerias Offer Similar Benefits
When you look at the cloud service business model, it can be easy to wonder how it is so beneficial to businesses – or really, how it fiscally can be. After all, dollars to donuts, the monthly service charges most likely add up to less than a business would spend for another, comparable service. To understand how the cloud does this, it may help to look at something that often occurs in the office. Let’s say, ordering lunch. How the Cloud is Like a Lunch...

Utility Computing in the Cloud

Utility Computing in the Cloud
There is no denying that the cloud has exploded into the fastest growing business computing method, and for good reason. The cloud has a plethora of options that are designed to meet the needs of the modern business. Today, we examine how your business can leverage the inexhaustible supply of cloud options. InfrastructureUnlike traditional hardware servers, the cloud has the unique ability to scale to the needs of your business. Your business will have the...

Four Ways Cloud Storage Can Benefit Your Business

Four Ways Cloud Storage Can Benefit Your Business
Cloud solutions have proven their value in many different business applications, a major one being the ability to use a cloud service as a storage solution. By doing so, a business can enjoy a few additional advantages as compared to one that relies on more traditional storage solutions.Here, we’ll go over these advantages to help you determine if an investment into cloud-based storage is right for your business.Cloud Storage is ScalableWhat happens when you...