Small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners make the mistake of thinking all of their problems can be solved by migrating to the cloud. They forget that there’s still configuring and maintaining servers to worry about; the only difference is that these tasks are done over the internet. Fortunately, serverless computing changes that entirely and offers […]
While many IT providers tout the revolutionary benefits of the cloud, very few address the security aspect of it. The fact is, when you’re using a cloud service, you’re moving information out of your hands and into a third party. So doesn’t it make sense to take precautions? Dropbox alone has had the accounts of […]
Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes used interchangeably, and it’s easy to see why people confuse the two. To set the record straight, virtualization is NOT cloud computing. But these two revolutionary technologies often overlap. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc. If one day […]
New technological developments such as cloud computing and virtualization are prying small- and medium-sized businesses away from traditional client-server architecture. In contention now lie Containers, a technology influenced by cloud computing that offers a less complex alternative to virtualization. Discover its benefits and see why they apply to your business. What are containers and why […]
Thanks to economies of scale, cloud computing resources are cheaper and more stable than those on a local area network, but the cloud is still made up of servers that require expert configuration. Serverless computing is one way to reduce management burdens. What is it? Outsourcing workloads to the cloud — like websites and apps […]
It’s nearly impossible to discuss virtualization without bringing up Amazon Web Services (AWS). It was one of the first big names in user-friendly virtualization services and it’s only gotten better over the years. With its latest release, AWS is providing customers with some serious computing power. What are AWS virtual desktops? If you have employees […]
Is it time for a technology plan?
It's time to re-think how we plan and budget for technology. Mobile devices, cloud computing, and increasing bandwidth at affordable prices have fundamentally changed how technology is now used in businesses. If you are still purchasing capital-intensive products (think servers, software, and storage) it is time to step back and see if your overall approach to technology needs a “reboot”.
The cloud is about turning capital costs into operating costs that are tied to utilization.