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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:


Collaboration Experience Makeover: Your Customers Are Ready. Are You?

December 27, 2017    |   Raquel Acuna    |   Cloud, collaboration

Connecting with our friends, coworkers or better yet, our customers has never been easier thanks to the new collaboration tools we have today.  As we gain more connections, the need to connect faster and communicate in real time increases.


3 Questions Your Customer Should Ask to Mitigate Cloud Migration Risk

December 6, 2017    |   Danny Smith    |  

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When transformational moments in technology occur — like the introduction of cloud capabilities — issues or risks that we've tended to ignore or not address can manifest themselves in new systems, or can be further intensifi­ed through scale or changes in security protocols and infrastructure. Still, the benefits of cloud migration, from flexibility to improved disaster recovery to securing a competitive advantage with an improved and cohesive IT environment, are often well worth the effort.


What Does Hybrid Cloud Mean?

November 24, 2017    |   Anuj Tuli    |   Cloud, Hybrid Cloud

There is a lot of confusion around, “hybrid cloud.” The term “hybrid cloud” is used broadly and often misused. Wouldn’t IT be hybrid by nature? Doesn’t cloud involve different systems, personnel, technologies and processes, all merged under the same umbrella, and therefore innately classified as hybrid? Probably, yes. But there must be a specific meaning in every context when we see the term in use.  


The Cloud Conundrum

November 20, 2017    |   Milo Speranzo    |   Cloud, IT modernization, FedRAMP

It’s no secret that government agencies need help modernizing their IT systems. Feds have entered a data-driven era, and modern mission demands are pushing them to rethink their operational approaches.  As several Federal IT modernization mandates move full steam ahead, the pressure is on.  Agencies can no longer afford to sink money into life support for geriatric IT systems. Feds are getting closer and closer to enjoying the benefits of universal cloud adoption, but is it a long haul? What’s holding them back?