If you work in any area of IT, you’re already acutely aware of how your company’s data is expanding. One of the data types that’s growing and changing the most is video and other media. While this growth is especially prominent in the media and entertainment industries, it’s not limited to them. Sure, media and […]

Overview Rarely a day passes where I do not interact with a client asking about how to leverage SQL services in Azure. There are many reasons why I have these conversations: Older SQL server instances such as 2008/2005/2000 are either out of support or ending soon (SQL Server 2008 SP4 is currently supported but it […]

In the previous blog on this topic, we started looking at ways to get started with software defined networking (SDN), and make sure your SDN implementation is successful. We showed how easy migration, scalability and openness help lead to SDN implementations that meet your organization’s needs. In this post, we’ll focus on the overarching characteristic […]

There is no shortage of incredible statistics about the tremendous growth of data in recent years. Here are just a few to add to the collection: 90 percent of all data was created in the past two years IDC projects a data growth CAGR of 42 percent through 2020 A widely quoted statement from Hal […]

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018, and applies to every company that does business in the European Union. It requires that data processors and controllers have up to date technical security, and provides many new rights to customers on how they control their data. Honestly, though? Most […]

Those of us in IT deal with conflicting priorities on a daily basis. The business side needs us to continuously develop new and better applications and make technology run smoothly, securely and quickly. The finance side needs us to keep budgets low, getting the most out of every single dollar of IT spend. What if […]

In Part 1 of this series we discussed how as-a-service cloud backup options can be superior to tape when it comes to security, particularly within the “air gap” concept. To complete the series, it’s important to look at the more day-to-day aspects, including managing backups and actually accessing them when they’re needed. Write, ship, repeat […]

Since the mainframes of the 1950s, one of the most popular options for backup has been tape drives. The advent of the cloud, however, has changed the way we look at backup and disaster recovery. When a company is considering a backup and recovery solution, security and ease of management are two of the critical […]

Setting the Stage I believe everyone will agree that cloud technology has been and will continue to be disruptive to businesses and consumers. Creative people are finding new ways each day to deliver new business services faster and with less investment. Gartner and many other thought leaders at the intersection of business and technology both advocate […]