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Modernization Motivation on the Hill

April 16, 2018    |   Milo Speranzo    |   Cybersecurity, IoT, cloud, data, 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.


Why Saying “We’ve Always Done It This Way” Is Hurting Your Customer’s Cloud Transformation

January 10, 2018    |   Greg Madore    |   Cloud, Cloud Computing, digital transformation, cloud transformation

Stop me if you’ve heard this one:


Where to Start With Cloud for Small Business

January 5, 2018    |   Jeff Salanco    |   SMB, Cloud, tag-2, scalability

Before we answer the question of where to start, let’s consider why an end user should opt for cloud first: