Posts Tagged ‘Cloud’

How MSPs Have an Edge on Big Cloud Providers

Recently a channel partner told me in no uncertain terms what their customers need. These are: No-hassle customer support Products that don’t need an IT expert to use The fewer products to manage, the better Over the course of the conversation we talked about how MSPs are making the most of these needs – and…

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In IT, Don’t Be Afraid to “Trust, but Verify”

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So goes the adage, a staple of Russian wisdom brought to the west by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan (and attributed wrongly to many in the tech industry, including Bill Gates and Scott McNeely). More than 30 years later, U.S./Russian relations continue to be a thrilling drama, but data protection should not be. Key to…

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When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Backup Be Ready?

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Did you know that 140,000 hard drives in the US fail each week? If you’re in charge of protecting valuable business data, this number should scare you – especially if you aren’t certain about the reliability of your backups. Disaster can come in all shapes and sizes, from end-of-life hardware failure to human error to…

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Kubernetes: What It Is, and Why Use ioFabric

Kubernetes can be a helpful tool for automating the use of containers – especially if you are doing rapid development – but the storage behind it can be unreliable at best. How do you mitigate the risks of stateless container storage and still get the best performance for your top containerized apps? Read on and…

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Data Fabrics Have Storage Covered

Nearly 50 years ago, a trade association claimed that cotton was “the fabric of our lives”. But there’s a new fabric that is poised to become even more critical to our everyday lives – the data fabric. Data fabrics weave together disparate compute and storage resources into a single, virtualized software-defined solution that ensures data…

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Sykes Was Looking for Robust Data Storage: ioFABRIC’s Hybrid Cloud Storage Was the Answer

Sykes Enterprises provides comprehensive inbound customer engagement services to Global 2000 companies. Managing thousands of sales and marketing campaigns creates a lot of data—and Sykes had been doing this for over 40 years! Sykes needed a reliable and robust network for its customers and employees that included data protection and disaster recovery all while keeping…

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Pharmaceutical Company Chooses ioFABRIC for Its Regulatory Compliance, Performance Improvements, and Data Security

It was a good day when ioFABRIC successfully solved three large data storage issues for a customer—all with ioFABRIC Vicinity. A US-based pharmaceutical company had three main issues: Regulatory Compliance: Expansion to international markets so had to comply to additional regulatory bodies Data Mountains: Enormous amounts of growing data Security: Requirement for secured on-premise data…

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Stop Paying the Complexity Tax of Multi-Cloud Storage

While the concepts behind cloud computing and cloud storage are not terribly new from a technology perspective, their adoption in corporate IT is a much more recent phenomenon. The industry has done a good job of positioning “the cloud” as something that you either embrace or risk missing out on. This emerging market has also…

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