Archive for the “Cloud” Category

Revisiting Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): How We Can Help IT Departments


The economic benefits of choosing to implement a virtual infrastructure are well known. According to the PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) 5th Annual Digital IQ Survey, corporate executives are now presenting IT departments with new challenges. The survey mentions that organizations are now looking to their technology departments to help them secure a competitive advantage in…

Five advantages of running a SQL Server database in a cloud environment or virtual machine

by Aaron Summers

Most IT departments have heard cloud this or cloud that plenty of times, from the latest tech news to upper management thinking it’s a great buzzword. The cloud is more than just the latest technology fad, however. Gartner’s cloud computing report indicates that 30% of the Global 1000 businesses are predicted to use at least…

Four Reasons Why Dell Dropped its IaaS Cloud Service

by Aaron Summers

ZeroLag Dell will offer public IaaS through partner companies rather than its own public cloud, according to an IT World article of May 20, 2013. It’s one of the first prominent providers which has decided to free itself of public cloud service offerings. It’s dropping both Openware and VM investments. Best in class partner offerings…

Streamlining Legacy Offline Paper Systems with Managed Cloud Services


Worldwide, IT departments are being forced to do more with less, creating extreme pressure on legacy in-house hardware and software systems – all of which often needed to be maintained and supported on a 24/7 basis by over-burdened IT administrators and associated programming staff. This issue extends into local government, including the UK, where authorities…

Decision-time: Manage IT resources on-premise or leverage managed hosting services?


Building an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model in-house is daunting, if not unreachable, for the vast majority of SMEs and ISVs that seek true business agility minus the technical complexity and costs associated with this ambitious IT rollout. While there is a natural tendency for IT leaders to exercise maximum control over their hardware,  software and application…

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