Hybrid Cloud Heavyweights: Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud on AWS

By | 2018-04-04T05:43:48+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

It’s no secret that adoption of the hybrid cloud model is on the rise. This has led to significant competition among vendors to offer customers simplified solutions to help them achieve their hybrid cloud goals, two of which are Microsoft’s Azure Stack and VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). There are some significant differences between [...]

SD-WAN: Goliath vs. Goliath

By | 2018-03-29T21:00:57+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

Software-defined resources are hot topic in the age of the cloud. Everyone is vying for networking resources that can swiftly be scaled up or down, and software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) is no different. The ability to manage your WAN via software offers numerous benefits, including affordability, streamlined deployments and centralized management. The battle to lead in [...]

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) Market to Exceed $71 billion by 2021

By | 2018-03-27T06:20:32+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Technology research firm Gartner forecasts over 29% IaaS annual growth through 2021, hitting a whopping $71 billion. Over the next decade, IaaS is predicted to surpass software-as-a-services (SaaS) to become the second largest segment of the cloud industry. What is driving this exponential growth in the cloud infrastructure market? Digital transformation projects have fueled the adoption [...]

Yes, GDPR Applies to You

By | 2018-03-27T06:14:16+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), legislation which will dramatically transform the way companies manage their data and security policies. And it all hits this May 25. Of course, it’s easy to assume that these regulations apply to only EU-based companies or perhaps global corporations with an EU reach. [...]

Is It Time to SD Your WAN?

By | 2018-03-19T15:22:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

We frequently get asked by clients, “Should I go MPLS or SD-WAN?” For cloud or hybrid cloud environments, our response to this question is nearly always, “Well, it depends.”  Without a doubt, we’re in the camp of SD-WAN for most non-critical, non-real time applications—sharing files and email—for hybrid cloud environments. For these use cases, we believe [...]

Why You Need Telecom Expense Management

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:24+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

The desire to track expenses, lower costs and optimize your budget is common across many organizations. But telecom usage and spend can be far more wieldy and complex than what companies are used to tracking. Telecom expense management (TEM) takes more effort than simply tracking dollars; doing it right requires a company’s usage of voice, data [...]

Why Businesses Are Putting Their Call Centers in the Cloud

By | 2018-02-21T07:31:53+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Companies today must work harder than ever to keep their customers. Today’s customers have high expectations and a range of alternative choices. They want to communicate in a way that is comfortable and natural to them—whether it be email, chat or even SMS. And they expect a flawless experience every time. Should they feel dissatisfied, experience [...]

Is the Cloud Ready for Your Desktop?

By | 2018-02-20T09:14:08+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

IT teams today are saddled with a lot of responsibility, from keeping things running to modernizing and innovating. Many of our clients tell us they’re continually looking at ways to reduce time and money spent on management and operational tasks, and increase focus on more strategic initiatives. In the realm of desktop management, virtualization has opened [...]

The End of Servers

By | 2018-02-08T18:18:34+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve grown comfortable with the idea of cloud computing, even if you still maintain an on-premise datacenter. The cloud has become ubiquitous, and headlines remind us every day about the mass adoption rates seen across many industries. You’re also probably warming up to the idea of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), where your [...]

Containers: A Primer

By | 2018-01-31T08:01:41+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

You’ve probably noticed that software runs differently in different computing environments and within different networks. It doesn’t matter if it’s the same software version; simply moving it around to various environments and platforms can cause a myriad of funky issues to arise. For example, you may be testing software on, say, Bob’s laptop. But when Bob [...]

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