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Infrastructure as Code: The New Wave of DevOps

May 29, 2018    |   Anuj Tuli    |   MSP, Data Center, cloud


Businesses today operate in highly competitive, unforgiving markets. Speed to market, operational efficiency and infrastructure costs have become the bellwethers of profitability, sustainability and growth. DevOps lies at the core of each of these, serving a critical role in a company’s operating strategy.


4 Common Misconceptions of Data Management in the Cloud

May 4, 2018    |   Brett Johnson    |   cloud, public cloud, cloud-stored data


Companies of all sizes are adopting the cloud in some form or fashion. There are several challenges to utilizing various public cloud offerings and many companies fail to realize that they’re ultimately responsible for their cloud-stored data.


Modernization Motivation on the Hill

April 16, 2018    |   Milo Speranzo    |   Cybersecurity, IoT, cloud, data, public sector, IT modernization


Modern demands are changing the way the government purchases, builds and delivers storage solutions – and Federal agencies are calling for a network transformation that empowers IT and accelerates mission performance. But let’s start from the beginning and then turn to the road ahead.


Containerization: The What, The Why and The How

April 2, 2018    |   Anuj Tuli    |   cloud, containerization

It may seem as if containerization is the latest hip buzz word around when we talk about modernizing infrastructure and cloud. But in reality, it’s just a new term for a concept that’s been around for ages.


4 Crucial Elements of a Cloud Go-To-Market Plan

March 23, 2018    |   Jeff Salanco    |   IaaS, Cloud, go-to-market

There’s an incredible amount of advice available when it comes to cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. The advice not only spans an incredible breadth of topics, but also builds in volume with seemingly ever-changing best practices associated with each.


5 Cloud Trends to Expect in 2018

March 2, 2018    |   Raquel Acuna    |   cloud, cloud adoption, trends



Why Modern Applications Require Hybrid Cloud

February 21, 2018    |   Anuj Tuli    |   Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, modern applications

Today’s business runs on modern applications, and these applications need the most up-to-date infrastructure and platforms to function. But how does an enterprise choose and consolidate all the infrastructure and platform options available to them, as well as choose a best-of-breed portfolio that both addresses their needs and is cost-effective? There may not be a single correct answer to this, but a hybrid cloud setup can get them a step closer to their desired state. Hybrid, in this case, means an environment that has multiple vendor software and hardware products, as well as an on-premises and public cloud presence for infrastructure resources.


How an MSP Can Stand Out in a World of Standardization

January 31, 2018    |   Jeff Salanco    |   MSP, Cloud, automation

The lifeblood of a successful Managed Service Provider (MSP) practice is automation. To deliver automation, an MSP has to arrive at points of standardization across key processes and jobs. Why?


What Digital Transformation Means to Me - An EMEA Perspective

January 23, 2018    |   Tech Data Europe    |   IoT, cloud, digital transformation

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What does digital transformation mean to you? The answer to this question will likely vary dramatically depending on who you ask. We posed this question to a number of our EMEA employees in a blog series called, "What Digital Transformation Means to Me." It explores these responses and gives insight into the evolving digital landscape. We hope you enjoy these different perspectives on digital transformation.


A Cloud Migration Checklist for Moving Your Applications to the Cloud

January 17, 2018    |   Anuj Tuli    |   Cloud, cloud migration, checklist

Have you felt overwhelmed at the thought of migrating your existing on-premise workloads to the cloud? Have you felt anxious and fearful of the consequences if things go wrong during the migration process, or if your business-critical application has elongated downtimes? Although there is no magic pill that can alleviate those concerns, much of the risk can be minimized by detailed planning and accounting for the various parts that can lead the migration project to fruition. Let us look at what some of these components are.