5 AWS Cost Optimization Tips for Your Business

By Ryan Visconti | February 22, 2018

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According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index Report, 68 percent (298 million) of cloud workloads will be in public cloud data centers by 2020. The leading player in this sphere is clearly AWS with its current 62 percent of market share. That steady stream of migrations comes with its own set of challenges for most businesses. Chief among them is figuring out how to minimize costs of running applications and workloads in the cloud. While there are numerous ways to accomplish this goal, here are five helpful tips for AWS cost optimization.

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The Hidden Costs of Moving Infrastructure to AWS Public Cloud

By Steve Brown | February 1, 2018

According to the Cisco Cloud Index, 68 percent of the cloud workloads will be in public cloud data centers by 2020, which is a 35 percent jump from 2015. While that growth is impressive, what it doesn’t say is that many businesses are still trying to figure out the process of moving to the cloud. AWS, which currently holds about 40 percent of the market, clearly has a lot to offer. What is not as clear are the hidden costs of moving infrastructure to the cloud.

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Designing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy For Your IT Budget

By Scott Whittier | January 25, 2018

Gartner recently stated that “organizations will continue to aggressively build and invest in ‘cloud-first’ strategies and architectures.” Much of this comes from the advancements and innovations in cloud services. Applications and solutions that were once a poor fit for the cloud are now finding their way into the “as a service” space. However, just because an application or solution is cloud capable doesn’t mean it is right for you.

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AWS vs. Azure: Which Cloud Platform is Right for Your Business?

By David Pearce | January 4, 2018

Several months ago, IDC research revealed their statistics showing that combined IT infrastructure spending on private and public cloud platforms will eclipse spending on traditional data centers. Of course, no one is surprised including those businesses that have yet to embark on their cloud journey, which clearly is a shrinking subset.

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3 Reasons Your Organization Should Choose Hybrid Cloud

By Jason Pinardi | December 28, 2017

Over the past few years, no buzzword in IT has been used more frequently than the cloud. For the beginning of its lifespan, the cloud was thought to be something to approach cautiosly. There were security concerns, vendor concerns, and even questions about what it actually was.

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Data Center vs. Cloud: 4 Security Myths

By Scott Whittier | November 30, 2017

Ever since “the cloud” and “as a service” became popular buzzwords in IT, there have been myths about them, particularly when it comes to security.

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Breaking Down Microsoft Azure's Cloud Capabilities

By David Pearce | July 27, 2017

In many ways, businesses have moved beyond the “either/or” debate of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as evidenced by Microsoft’s fiscal Q3 2017 earnings report, which shows Azure revenue growth of 93 percent year over year. For an increasing number of businesses today, Azure plays an equal or even greater role in the cloud strategy of organizations that are also using AWS.

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The Dreaded Data Breach: 3 Data Security Tips for Boston SMBs

By Jason Pinardi | July 20, 2017

Last year, government agencies and businesses in the United States suffered losses from 1,093 reported data breaches. That number is likely higher due to the fact that these attacks are rarely spotted for months after the initial attack takes place. As Eva Casey Velasquez, chief executive officer of the Identity Theft Resource Center puts it, “this [number] is the best-case scenario.”

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Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services for Small Businesses

By David Pearce | May 18, 2017

When it comes to small-business IT, more companies are moving parts of their IT infrastructure or even the whole thing to the cloud. Maximizing uptime, mobility on virtually any device, and the cost advantages are some of the more popular reasons to do so. Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the leading choices for cloud services, but businesses have a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right one for their needs. This brief overview of each provider gives some insights that are important for small businesses to understand when making that decision. 

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Cloud Computing vs. Data Center: Which Is Right for Your Business?

By Ryan Visconti | April 27, 2017

This is the age of data. You rely on big data to make data-driven decisions based on access to real-time data. No matter what business you are in, no matter the size of your organization, you will collect and rely on data. That being said, all of the data needs a place to live, and that usually means you will store it on premises in a data center or rely on a third-party cloud-based host for your data-storage needs. So the question you need to answer is: Which is the right solution for your business? 

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