3 Reasons You Need a Consulting Partner for your Cloud Migration

Ronda Peoples Uncategorized

By now, most industry leaders agree that it’s not a matter of if your company will move to the cloud, but when you will make the move. So how can you ensure that your cloud journey is successful? The answer might be as simple as asking the right people for help. In a recent survey of IT professionals, the number …

Part 2: 2 Questions to Ask When Cloud IaaS Has Stopped Making Sense

Kenneth Johnson Uncategorized

In part one of this post we looked at startups which had found their AWS costs spiraling out of control and had concluded that self-managed infrastructure was more cost effective.   We discussed the two big reasons that this generally happens—namely lack of accountability on the cloud and lack of understanding of the total cost of ownership of self-managed infrastructure. So, …

8 Federal Agencies that You Didn’t Know Are in the Public Cloud

Ronda Peoples Uncategorized

You probably already know that the U.S. intelligence community relies heavily on Amazon Web Services. In fact, the CIA recently announced an expansion of its use of the AWS cloud. But did you know that the Intelligence community has lots of company? As recently reported in The Federal Times, here are seven other ways the Feds already are using – …

Tried and True: CIA Expands its Reliance on AWS

Ronda Peoples Uncategorized

It’s not breaking news that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is a believer in the cloud. Since 2014, the CIA has trusted its data – even the classified stuff – to Amazon Web Services. The decision to move in the direction of the cloud was based on the desire for “significant cost recovery, increased mission improvement and a boost of …

Is Cloud Computing Re-defining “Disruptive Technology?”

Ronda Peoples Uncategorized

Since the term “disruptive technology” was coined in the mid-1990’s, it has become an increasingly popular way for us to describe innovations that unsettle or replace established technologies or other ways of doing business. The label “disruptive technology,” however, might be an understatement when talking about the cloud. Opinions abound regarding the extent of the cloud’s disruptive potential but, according …

Google Turns Up Heat on AWS with Nearline Storage

Kenneth Johnson Uncategorized

Yesterday Google announced its new archival storage product, Nearline.  Nearline is one of three classes of object storage on the Google platform which also include Standard and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA).  Nearline is comparable to AWS Glacier in that it is designed for data that is not frequently accessed and is priced at $.01 per gigabyte per month (same as …

A Few Takeaways from Gartner’s “Cloud Myths” Webinar

Ronda Peoples Uncategorized

I was fortunate this morning to catch Gartner’s live webinar entitled “The Top 10 Cloud Myths,” hosted by David Mitchell Smith, VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research. Smith identified some of the common myths surrounding cloud computing and used those items as a springboard to discuss a variety of relevant and timely cloud topics. The webinar, which would be …

Counting on the Cloud: AWS Continues to Leads the Pack in Public Cloud Reliability

Ronda Peoples Newsroom, Uncategorized

Cloud providers and their consumers know that the secret sauce for an effective cloud solution combines superior IT performance with meaningful cost savings. A key ingredient of the performance piece is the reliability offered by the chosen cloud environment. While consumers’ growing expectation for bullet-proof reliability is driving many cloud providers to make improvements, Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to …