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Is There a Shortage of Cloud Experts Available for Hire?

Data compiled by the IDC suggests that cloud technology is quickly outpacing the number of qualified system administrators available in the job market today. When coupled with the fact that many companies still see cloud technology as insecure, it ...

2nd Watch Gets $23M in Investments

2nd Watch has just raised $23 million which will help their specialization in migrating a company’s core IT functions to the Amazon cloud. 2nd Watch was founded in 2010 and quickly shifted their focus to Amazon Web Services. Columbia Capital and ...

New Cloud Storage Pricing Models that are Changing the Market

When you buy a tankful of gas for your car, you pay for a tankful of gas. That’s how it used to be for data storage as well. Sure, you got a discount over a certain level and prices have generally been going down overall (unlike gasoline). However, ...

How to Convince Your Boss to Use Cloud Storage

Legitimate request. So you’re the employee tasked with being on top of all of the onsite backups…or else! Should you try to persuade your boss to consider the cloud, you’d be wise to come prepared. The truth is that there are many advantages in ...

How to Determine How Much Storage Space You Need

Now that you’ve come to the conclusion that backing up your files is a necessity, you are probably wondering how much storage space you truly need. Fortunately, we have done the research for you. We currently live in a “more is better” world, for ...

How to Choose an Enterprise Data Storage Solution

All the major computer software vendors are rushing to get onto the “cloud”.  What this means exactly depends on who you talk to.  The classic definition of “cloud” means to store data and run applications in an offsite location using a third-party ...

The Introduction of VPLEX by EMC

EMC designs and manufacturers disk storage for medium to large-sized customers.  For years the company sold enormous disk arrays that were partitioned into disks for dozens or hundreds of attached servers.  These storage arrays often cost US$1 ...