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The Top Two Cloud Computing Security Concerns of 2015

The most cited barrier to entry for cloud into the enterprise continues to be the security concerns involved with an infrastructure overhaul. Many IT decision makers are hesitating on making the switch to cloud as far as mission critical apps are ...

Traditional Datacenters vs. Facilities as a Service

The rise of Facilities as a Service has threatened the traditional datacenter model. In the past, a network engineer would build out an infrastructure to support the businesses tasks using the most practical and cost efficient equipment currently ...

Fat Tree vs. Jellyfish Data Center Networking Architectures

Two of the most popular data center networking architectures are the fat tree and jellyfish data center network architecture (DCNA). Being able to describe the differences in these two types of architectures will help you craft the perfect network ...

Beating the Competition by Becoming Cloud-Centric

At the beginning, cloud computing was the promise of additional, more affordable IT resources for many organizations. Flexible, scalable and pay-as-you-went, cloud computing was the ideal add-on to cope with data growth and in-house servers that ...

VoIP and the Menace of Telephony Denial of Service

The promise of VoIP has many organizations salivating. With savings to be made by leveraging Internet connectivity and whizzy new services that include deep integration with IT and video-conferencing, VoIP looks like the answer to everything those ...

How Investment in Cloud Computing Can Be Good, Bad or Ugly

Have you ever thought about how much money it takes to set up a cloud computing service? Behind the end-user convenience of low or no capital investment and pay-per-use agreements, somebody has to finance the infrastructure, the computing power, the ...

Advantages of Switching to a VoIP Telephone Provider

Providing telephone services to employees can be achieved easily using a VoIP solution. Businesses of all sizes have turned to VoIP for a variety of reasons including costs, scalability and features. Using traditional phone lines are often more ...

Colocation Services 101

It's no secret that more and more enterprises are looking to move their servers into professionally maintained, strategically placed data centers. In fact, IMS research predicts the colocation market to grow to be a $10 billion dollar industry by ...

The Empire Strikes Back with Fog Computing

Three cheers for the cloud. With apparently infinite elasticity in both compute power and storage, not only is it a smart move for many organizations to use it, but it is also a great place to keep Big Data and analyze it till the cows come home. ...

The Web Hosting Industry isn’t Going Away, It’s Going Sideways

If you thought the days of the dedicated web hoster were over, think again. With the right adjustment to its image, its search engine marketing and above all its added-value focus, the web hosting industry has as bright a future as any other. And ...

Why Cloud Computing is Still a Gawky Teenager in the IT World

How long has cloud computing been around? For many, it’s still the new wave of computing, in existence for barely more than a decade, turning convention on its head as apps and data head out into the cyberspace. For others, it has its roots way back ...

Automated Online Backup Horrors & Why the Monster is YOU

Data disasters happen. This much we know. Smart individuals and organizations know that it’s not a matter of if, but of when. They prepare for that fateful day when information evaporates from a hard disk or transmogrifies into something unreadable ...

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