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With so much talk about the cloud, how do you know if the time is right to focus on a migration strategy for your business? Hosting, for instance, is a popular focus for those wanting to make a change. Are there benefits to moving your in-house hosting to the cloud? We found a few that may make you want to consider cloud hosting.
Today's workplace is undergoing a massive transformation. Changes in technology, the rising prevalence of mobility and an increase in the number of workers embracing bring your own device (BYOD) are forcing organizations to rethink the way they conduct business and employee relations.
A new managed cloud hosting partnership has been announced that will facilitate legal e-filing and service delivery. File & ServeXpress, which provides services for the secure exchange of legal documents, has selected Logicworks for managed cloud hosting.
The recently unveiled Splunk Cloud is a new service designed to deliver the power of the Splunk Enterprise as a cloud service.
Ravello Systems, a provider of Cloud Application Hypervisor, announced it has been selected by Colabo, a provider of predictive analytics solutions, to enable agile application development and test infrastructure.
IT departments play the most important role when it comes to how and why businesses use technologies. With so many solutions out there, IT managers have their work cut out for them, but the one technology that is fueling IT spending is cloud computing.
About eight years ago my husband and I set up our disaster recovery plan for our home network. (Yeah, we're geeky but smart like that.) At the time, we considered using a cloud-based disaster recovery solution, but the market was still not mature enough and we settled for cold storage off-site backups by hard drive.
How times have changed.
As the cloud continues to get more attention for its ability to support low cost applications and streamlined business operations, cloud hosting is also gaining more attention. This increase in demand is contributing to the growing number of opportunities for vendors with the right solutions. Datapipe is staking its claim, earning a place on CRN's Fast Growth 150 List.
Global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing Datapipe expanded its reach in Asia recently with new data center facilities and business offices in Singapore. The company established its presence in the region back in 2005 when it launched Datapipe Asia in Hong Kong, later making its way into mainland China with data center facilities in Shanghai.
As a mobile society, we increasingly rely on applications to support our social lives, entertainment needs and business interactions. When that application is the latter, chances are the hosting service provider must meet a higher standard to ensure consistent service to the customer base. Selecting the right cloud hosting provider to meet this expectation is certainly a challenge, but asking the right questions is a great way to start.
Many enterprises have been wary of adopting the cloud for several reasons, but many of these concerns do not rest on reality.
CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, recently launched its hybrid hosting offering for customers at various locations, including Switch SuperNAP in Las Vegas, Nevada; Interxion in Zurich, Switzerland; and Equinix globally.
When it comes to cloud computing, security is of primary concern, whether it is on-premises or off-site. Hence, it is no surprise that cloud hosting companies are attracting customers based on their ability to guarantee security for hosting services. Market studies have shown that cloud services are more secure than a company's on-site security.
We regularly cover news announcements touting new products and technologies, all designed to strengthen the cloud and enable development and deployment of cloud services. So it's nice to see some solid figures on just how quickly the market for these types of solutions is growing.
The cloud is one of those technologies that has its purpose pretty much everywhere you go, from social to business. With all the benefits cloud hosting touts, it has become quite an asset.
Developers and writers such as myself operate in much the same way. We sit in front of a laptop and construct digital creations, whether these creations are built with words or code.
NephoScale recently announced a new cloud-based application development platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that offers automated staging and development of applications as well as a choice of developer frameworks and data services.
In case there was any doubt about the future of enterprise cloud computing, a new study from 451 Research sets the record straight. IT professionals from around the world are adopting or planning to adopt cloud services in one fashion or another, and they're doing it in overwhelming numbers.
Are cloud hosting margins too high?
Research from Awesome Cloud shows the total size of the cloud computing market is set to triple from 2008 to 2014. The company, a provider of hosted IT infrastructure solutions, predicts the market will jump from $46 billion in 2008 to $150 billion by 2014.
Datapipe was recently selected by Presidiohealth to provide real-time, Web-based revenue workflow applications for physician practice management and billing.
Global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, and confirmed 'Hot Company,' Datapipe, entered into a partnership with Presidiohealth, a provider of real-tie, Web-based revenue solutions for physician practice management and billing. Under the agreement, Datapipe will provide its HIPAA Compliance package as part of a custom solution, which will provide real-time, Web-based revenue workflow applications for physician practice management and billing.
The growth of cloud services is still a small portion of overall IT spending, according to research firm Gartner, and the next wave of cloud investment will look different from what came before it.
The benefits of cloud computing are huge for healthcare organizations. The trick is getting the security right, which is one of the main reasons why the healthcare industry has been relatively slow to adopt cloud services despite the benefits.
The growing number of compliance and regulatory mandates placed on healthcare providers can create a huge headache for IT departments. The cloud offers myriad opportunities for securing important data and records, but many organizations have shied away from cloud solutions due to security concerns.
Provider of Web hosting services Hostway recently released the results of its cloud services survey, and the calculations are rather promising for cloud services. It turns out that the demand for cloud services is strong.
A small or mid-sized company cannot plant a giant store in the middle of New York City like Macy's does with its flagship store. But it can compete with Macy's online, where a company's size does not necessarily give it an advantage over smaller firms.
The funny thing about clouds is that they are constantly shifting and changing their appearance. A quick glance at the sky can reveal a group of distinct shapes that will disappear in several moments. The same can be said of the cloud market, and a new survey and report from Gartner shows that cloud usage is still very much in its infancy.
In the past, only large corporations could take part in these Business Intelligence efforts because they were cost-prohibitive for all but those with the biggest budgets, but modern cloud computing has cut these prices down an to an estimated 10 percent of what they usually cost. By having companies' data hosted in the cloud rather than on hardware maintained by the companies themselves, Business Intelligence Software as Services can analyze the data with ease and report useful trends that would otherwise remain unknown.
Ten companies have signed indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the DOI, with each contract valued at around $1 billion. The 10 companies are IBM, AT&T, Verizon, Unisys, Lockheed Martin, Aquilent, Smartronix, CGI Group, and Autonomic Resources and Global Technology Resources.
Tariff Consultancy Ltd., a fixed and mobile pricing analyst, recently released its latest survey, labeled the "Mobile Cloud Storage Tracker and Analysis Service." This survey is the latest in Tariff Consultancy's portfolio of pricing services and it takes a dive into the mobile cloud storage market, which has been growing at a tremendous rate.
Quality is a challenge for all software development, but for mobile applications, it is particularly elusive. The rapid growth in mobile services such as SMS, mobile Web and mobile applications has created a variety of testing complications, not least of which is the fact that there are hundreds of available devices on, which a user might want to run the service (nearly 300 devices in the U.S. alone).
Cloud hosting continues to grow in popularity among businesses of all sizes. It is often referred to as the hottest trend in the hosting market. Some reports claim that cloud hosting can deliver benefits on par with dedicated hosting, while others point to a competitive advantage. The biggest difference between the two is the price, although hosting solutions do offer a few features that tend to turn the heads of the small business IT manager.
You've done the homework, you've investigated the options and you've run the numbers. You know that cloud hosting is the right option for you. The only problem is there's another decision to make - shared or dedicated hosting. Not sure on the difference? You're not alone, but a quick examination of both can help you choose the right direction.
Web hosting is gaining momentum as it allows individuals and organizations to establish an online presence on the Internet through servers. As it grows, more and more companies are entering this field to offer a variety of hosting services. As a result, today there are so many different types of hosting services available. There are basically four different types: shared hosting, dedicated hosting, virtual private server (VPS) hosting and cloud hosting.
The first thing that comes to mind for those who think about Lockheed Martin may well indeed be the cloud, but more of a physical sort than the computing kind. But Lockheed Martin doesn't just offer access to the stratus and cumulonimbus, it also offers access to the information technology cloud, and the U.S Department of the Interior is turning to Lockheed Martin to get the department to this new cloud.
Rackspace is a server and cloud hosting vendor that focuses largely on OpenStack and other open-source cloud technologies. As such, it's a company that can benefit greatly from widespread cloud education - a point it obviously agrees with since it launched its Open Cloud Academy earlier this year.
A major new partnership in domain registry and Web hosting opened up, as eNom and DreamHost recently came together in a new strategic partnership. Given what each company offers, it allows each side to offer to its immediate customer base a set of offerings that go together very smoothly.
Hosting solutions in the cloud can seem like a risky maneuver, but a number of businesses have come to recognize that trusting a provider via the Internet is safer than managing something on their own. The challenge then lies in identifying the right cloud hosting provider that can deliver on expectations.
Recently, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) showed some plans to launch a major cloud computing project valued at around $450 million. But contractors who work with DISA seemed a bit skeptical of some of DISA's claims, and began to wonder if the agency would be offering some great, cost-effective solutions or was just a way to resell current products and services at a higher rate.
A recent security breach at French cloud hosting giant OVH shows that it is hard to be too paranoid when it comes to sensitive information.
What do cloud computing and thoroughbred horse racing have in common? A lot that complement each other, offering the ability to power thousands of users, ensure uptime and deliver 40 percent cost savings.
Making any type of big purchase requires a thorough process to determine the best direction. When it comes to replacing a server or expanding the data center, options to consider don't stop at the vendors offering the hardware. The decision process has to expand to include a cloud hosting option. Selecting the best option for the business environment all depends on the needs and culture of that organization.
Managed dedicated server hosting company The Host Group has updated its proprietary client portal. Customers may now have complete control over their managed server accounts using the solution, and the updated version offers more detailed performance metrics as well as greater site content monitoring for managed dedicated servers.
Signetique, a Singapore-based cloud hosting provider, has extended promotional discount for its cloud for another month as a response to the overwhelming interest in cloud hosting services.
Jingdong, a B2C e-commerce company, recently expanded its cloud ecosystem with the launch of a new cloud-based solution called JDMEngine. The new solution is an open, collaborative and cloud hosting environment designed to help third-party developers and other business partners improve efficiency and reduce application development costs.
ERP used to be insanely complex, sometimes taking years to install, costing millions for licenses and consultants, and there was no guarantee it would even work. The cloud, by removing the vagaries of infrastructure construction and management, eases much of the ERP burden and vastly increases chances of success.
As the cloud storage market continues to accelerate, Google Cloud Storage is offering new features that bear a striking resemblance to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
How long have you considered migrating business operations to the cloud? If you're like a number of business owners, you've considered the benefits involved, looked at the technology side and walked away scratching your head. You're stumped by the way it's supposed to work and you're worried about the process involved, the company delivering the service and the perceived risk. You're not alone.
The case for the managed cloud is a solid one. Now businesses just need to try it and discover the benefits.
CIOs have spoken: If you want our business, help us manage complexity.
The benefits of cloud hosting for businesses extend far and wide, from scalability and cost savings to enhanced security and efficiencies. In specific industries, such as manufacturing, cloud hosting is having a significant impact. To succeed in an increasingly competitive market, manufacturers today must strive to bring a high level of accuracy to their operations.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has been a staple of enterprise IT for awhile, although IT and business leaders now are discovering that it is time for the next phase of ERP software adoption: ERP cloud hosting.
Hosting applications in the cloud requires consideration of a lot of factors, least of which are to assess the risks of cloud computing and have clarity on data protection and security.
There has been a lot of movement in the cloud storage sector recently, as more businesses show their growing confidence in cloud hosting.
Although you may have already migrated to the cloud and seen benefits ranging from reduced expenses and improved employee productivity to a much higher level of flexibility and access to important documents from anywhere at any time, did you know some experts are claiming that cloud hosting can actually save much needed energy as well?
1&1 Internet, a provider of Web and cloud hosting solutions, has unveiled a new server package available for $0.06 per hour.
Though the cloud hosting industry is growing, there have continued to be concerns about the security and compliance of cloud services within the healthcare industry.
PeakColo, a provider of cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to channel partners, has recently secured $3 million in debt funding from Square 1 Bank. The funding will help the company support its growth, capital intensive business along with its innovative technology initiatives, said Sharon Kincl, vice president of Finance and Administration for PeakColo.
The demand for public and private cloud hosting is rising. There is more of a demand for private cloud than public cloud. This may be due to the complexities and security concerns associated with the public cloud infrastructure. Hybrid clouds are also gaining popularity as they offer certain levels of privacy now demanded by customers.
Roambi is taking to cloud hosting, as the latest version of MeLLmo's service, Roambi Business, is launched. The app provides data visualization, as well as content publishing tools, and can help businesses of all sizes access and handle their data, analytics, and insight.
From the days of shared Web hosting and VPS hosting to today's seemingly limitless public cloud computing services, cloud hosting options for businesses have expanded significantly over the past two decades.
"Enterprises need a trusted advisor who can provide not only an industry-leading infrastructure, but also end-user support services for their Rackspace solutions," said Adrian Lloyd, director, alliances & partners at Ektron, EMEA, in a statement.
Ektron Inc. and Rackspace Hosting have entered into a collaborative relationship to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud hosting to Ektron customers.
GoodSync backup and synchronization technology from Siber Systems is powering the file synchronization capability in Adobe Creative Cloud.
MBX Systems, a manufacturer of custom server appliances, has joined the Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance as part of its efforts to optimize cloud storage platforms. The partnership is especially beneficial to ISVs and OEMs for whom MBX builds cloud storage systems.
Cartika is a cloud hosting service that offers an automated Web administration interface that allows clients to maintain their Web hosting system from any computer with an Internet connection. In recent news, the company has revealed it has selected the OnApp Cloud platform to launch a new range of enterprise cloud hosting services.
Solid state hard drive technology offers a lot of promise for cloud hosting, both in terms of reliability and read/write speeds. The technology's costs generally have been prohibitive, however, keeping SSDs from the hosting market.
While you may not immediately think of Iceland as an ideal location for outsourced IT and cloud hosting, the destination which houses Verne Global's data center was recently chosen by Datapipe as its next step towards enhancing its customer base. Verne Global offers a 100-percent renewably powered data center solution that is ideal for HPC and cloud applications
Although cloud is frequently touted as the "end all, be all" of technology solutions, it's not necessarily the right path for all businesses. However, with that being said, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are expected to spend up to $100 billion on cloud services by 2014, according to research from AMI Partners. Furthermore, cloud services and hosting are expected to double in five years, while the number of the world's smallest companies using at least one paid cloud service will triple in the next three years, according to a study by Microsoft and Edge Strategies
IS Group, a Dutch provider of cloud hosting and IT services, has acquired Amsterdam-based hosting provider Nxs Internet. The acquisition is significant for IS Group considering the huge potential surrounding the cloud computing services market. The industry has witnessed robust growth over the last three years. Technology, service innovation, competitive pricing and increased market acceptance have contributed to this growth, according to a recent industry report.
Cloud hosting is here to stay. According to reports, more and more businesses are shifting to the cloud from dedicated servers, and much of the new infrastructure is being developed by startup companies in the cloud.
Cloud hosting services have changed the face of enterprise IT for the better. In fact, organizations are continuing to turn to the cloud thanks to the affordability and convenience powered by it.
The digital wallet is a relatively new concept that has potential to disrupt the way retail and business operate in as much as the Internet has impacted ecommerce. Cloud computing and hosting has drastically changed IT operations and enterprise business support functions, and stands to have a substantial impact in mobile business models and operations.
In an effort to target the company's small and medium-sized customers, Virginia-based hosting provider Big Brain Global has launched a new range of cloud services built on the OnApp Cloud platform. Big Brain, which offers managed services, has a client base of SMBs looking for affordable but high availability hosting for data-driven applications. The company chose OnApp to create cloud services for its SMB customers, joining Big Brain's existing virtual private server (VPS), dedicated server and colocation hosting services.
Cloud computing, hosting and virtualization are the two major technologies driving the enterprise IT market today. Organizations are increasingly turning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions because they reduce the cost and complexity associated with installing and running the software in house.
Datapipe, a provider of cloud hosting services, has formed a strategic partnership with Project Objects as part of that company's strategy to expand into the U.S Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Project Portfolio Management (PPM) market.
Many businesses today are turning to cloud-based services for financial as well as strategic reasons. After making the initial decision to shift to the cloud, organizations are faced with an array of choices. One of which is whether to use public, private or hybrid cloud. But first, IT decision makers need to decide whether Platform-as a service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is the cloud service that will offer the most benefits. Finally, organizations will need to decide whether they want to go with a managed or unmanaged cloud hosting solution.
Just when you thought the trend of everything related to the cloud couldn't get any hotter, it did. That is due to the fact that cloud hosting specialist Datapipe was just recognized as a "Hot Company" by Network Products Guide, a company headquartered in the Silicon Valley. Catering to mid- to large-sized companies wishing to leverage robust application management, cloud computing services, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, colocation and data centers solutions, the company boasts six data centers located throughout the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong and China.
Dell recently announced the acquisition of Enstratius, an enterprise cloud-management software and services provider that offers single and multi-cloud management capabilities including cloud hosting.
Cloud hosting solutions are gaining popularity among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) thanks to the benefits delivered by the service including: unprecedented flexibility, agility, scalability and consumption-based billing, which help these organization cut costs greatly.
Although cloud computing has been around long enough for those of us in the industry to understand how greatly it's impacting businesses of all sizes, misperceptions and myths about cloud remain - especially among small businesses that often lack adequate IT resources and professional expertise.
Operating in over 40 counties and 220 U.S. cities with the goal of helping people to overcome catastrophes and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornados and tropical storms, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) was recently faced with some pretty significant challenges that - if successfully eliminated - could help to enhance its humanitarian efforts.
Cloud hosting seems to be everywhere these days, and that includes television. Vodafone Portugal has begun offering cloud hosting services from the TV screen, letting its IPTV customers access their digital content including photos, videos, and documents directly from a television application.
As cloud computing gains momentum, cloud hosting providers continue to make their entry to new industry verticals and customer segments. Cloud hosting serves as an excellent way to manage both resources and costs.
With this trend in mind, a South African cloud provider has rolled out a new cloud hosting platform designed to simplify cloud-based data management for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
For any ol' person looking to create a website, be it for a blog or fan site or as a portal to a small business offering, the typical plan used to be to sign up with a provider with limited features. In just a few short years, the Internet grew up a bit and providers have harnessed the ethereal cloud, or hosted solutions, to offer their customers feature-packed goodies that they otherwise couldn't before.
The cloud is that intangible technology that has its purpose pretty much everywhere you go, from social to business and even mobile. The benefits of the ethereal cloud, however, are quite tangible and very real, and when it comes to the cloud hosting, the benefits are plenty.
A global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, Datapipe was recently selected as a Preferred Solution Provider in Burstorm's Cloud Service Network. Burstorm is a specialist in moving enterprises to the cloud, and providing recommendations based on the latest available cloud computing services as well as the client's own infrastructure, constraints and objectives.
Iveda Solutions, a provider of cloud video hosting technology, has recently unveiled its new services including IvedaMobile at the ISC West event in Las Vegas.
InsynQ, a provider of application hosting services, has revealed that it is helping growing businesses seamlessly migrate to the cloud by hosting the SAP Business Suite.
There are the public companies we read about on a regular basis, firms such as Apple, Google, General Electric. Then there is a whole class of companies we don't often think about, quiet moneymakers that are privately run and often not splashy enough to make the headlines. But they sure make money.
Datapipe provides managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing. Through this appointment the company is demonstrating its commitment to operational excellence and world-class customer support.
Cloud hosting provider Datapipe sure has a lot to be proud of. There has been a lot that the company has accomplished over the last several months, and now, it's enjoying the icing on the cake with seven - count 'em seven - years of continuous 100 percent uptime and 99.99 percent over the last nine years. This has led the company to being named "amongst the most reliable sites monitored by Netcraft."
Cloud hosting specialist, Airlock, has announced the release of the Airlock Secure Cloud Platform, which offers a variety of features at an affordable price.
Airlock's private, secure cloud is boosted with features like intrusion detection, hardware and Web application firewalls, DDoS mitigation and malware scanning - all combined with supercharged global CDN, easy DNS management, and quick deployment of more than 60 apps and development frameworks.
Storcom, a developer of storage and data protection technologies, announced a partnership deal with SingleHop, a Chicago-based provider of automated hosting and infrastructure services. This partnership allows the company to have a major enhancement to its Recovery- as -a- Service offering.
Canadian Web Hosting, a provider of on-demand hosting solutions, has reportedly expanded its CA Cloud Hosting offering by adding additional cloud server locations and is now offering multi-site cloud servers with higher availability.
One of the benefits often touted with a cloud-based approach to any application is that management can be done offsite, taking that responsibility away from internal employees. This move is quite the cost and time saver for many, but not all cloud hosting solutions completely eliminate in-house management. So how much management will you need? Well, it provides on the solution. Let's take some time to explore this.
Private cloud company Appko has released its self-service cloud product called myCloudPod, which helps IT add servers to converged infrastructures from vendors such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Dell. myCloudPod is being launched through the value-added reseller (VAR) channel, and company officials say it's designed to put IT in a leadership position to provide a more complete experience to their users, while at the same time, maintain control of the infrastructure.