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How to Painlessly Migrate to the Cloud

Article Written by Avery Phillips

So you're a business that needs to keep data about your clients, or you've been thinking about upgrading your internal software tools. You know the cloud is "where it's at" these days, but migrating your entire database and software suite sounds like an absolute nightmare. 

Panic not! Migrating to cloud services doesn't have to hurt, but transitioning without the headache does require some careful planning. A cloud transition is a continuous process, and although it can be made relatively painless, it's still quite difficult. 

All About Cloud Security 

This is one of the first headaches that people think about. Making sure employees are up to date on new accounts and security procedures is a hassle (no one likes coming up with new passwords!), and you might have concerns about the security implications of an off-site service hosting your data or your client's data. 

Zain Bahrain Optimizes Business Operations Using Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Software

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has successfully deployed a new cloud based enterprise software solution which resulted in higher operational efficiency. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, combined with the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, allows the operator to rapidly monitor and analyse data, leading to better decision making and freeing up resources so that their organizations can focus on their key strength - innovating new products and services for its customers.

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software combines compute, storage, and virtualization, as well as providing monitoring and analytics, allowing for further business optimization. It offers efficiency and has practically no limitation on scalability, a key priority for Zain as it optimizes its future growth model. Nutanix allows Zain to utilize its ‘pay-as-you-grow' feature to meet these growth requirements. Also by selecting the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, Zain is able to significantly reduce the licensing cost for virtualization, as it comes free of charge with the deployment.
 

Armor Cloud Security Solution Available in AWS Marketplace with New Logging Feature and Consumption-based Pricing

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Traditional business models and the delivery of services are changing as small and midsize businesses demand more from providers to meet evolving requirements and cloud needs. In order to rapidly deliver and strengthen security controls to workloads on the public cloud, Armor, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, today announced the availability of the Armor Anywhere solution in AWS Marketplace with new consumption-based pricing and enhanced log management services. 

"The market for cloud-based security services is expected to total close to $9 billion by 2020. To us, this signals an increased dependence on cloud offerings and demand for additional security controls," said founder and CEO Chris Drake, Armor. "There now lies a unique opportunity to accelerate the delivery of additional security features to cloud, and AWS customers now have the ability to further increase the breadth of their security controls and prevent downtime with simple and immediate deployment of Armor Anywhere."

How To Maintain Reliable And Secure Technology

Maintaining and managing secure, efficient and reliable technology means considering a great number of factors. Your business operates in a high-velocity environment. To ensure your business will continue to thrive and grow each day, it is important to select and maintain the right technology platforms for your business. Enterprise security is an aspect that allows security professionals to understand the bigger picture of your business. In doing so, they will need to enhance the effectiveness across your business strategy.

Making sure that your company is secure from all points of view is a key aspect for every business owner. There are a variety of elements that should be kept in mind while doing so. Ensuring that your data is secure should be a high priority for everyone. As data is at the core of every business, people need to remember that not being able to protect it against all threats could potentially lead to ending the activity of a business. Moreover, business owners should aim to create a scalable, sustainable and stable technology.

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ZeroStack Announces Cloud Innovation Partner Program

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced the ZeroStack Cloud Innovation Partner Program, its inaugural program for its global partner ecosystem.

Designed for resellers who can see the writing on the wall and want to transition to selling cloud platforms and services, the worldwide Cloud Innovation Partner Program is designed to accelerate partners' ability to bring their customers the benefits of public cloud at a fraction of the cost, and to offer the control, security and performance of a private cloud environment. The program supports the success of resellers (Cloud Innovation Partners), service providers (Cloud Innovation Service Providers), and Distributors (Cloud Innovation Distributors), and provides unique benefits tailored around the capabilities of each partner. Each partner category has a customized partnership model within the program, which is designed to maximize value for that partner type's unique business model.

How Cloud Computing is Benefiting Car Dealerships

The roots of cloud computing can be traced back to the 1950s. Not much was known about cloud computing or the revolutionary nature of what it offered back then. Fast forward to today and cloud computing has infiltrated every sphere of life for businesses around the world. Many businesses that exist today would not have had a chance if they were founded before the emergence and dominance of the cloud-computing phenomenon. By embracing the cloud, businesses can reduce the costs of buying and maintaining hardware.

Automobile Industry and Cloud Computing

Like other industries, the automotive industry has not been left out in this revolution of the business process. The last few years have seen drastic changes in the automotive industry. What's more, there is enough evidence to suggest that the trend will continue into the near future, for as long as cloud computing continues to transform the business process.

Containership Announces Overlaycloud Public Beta

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Containership, a company rooted in making hybrid and multi-cloud computing simple, is expanding their offering with the announcement of the public beta release of Overlaycloud. While the service is currently still invite only, interested parties can sign up to gain exclusive first access to the low cost cloud and edge computing platform beginning today.

Overlaycloud has partnered with several data centers to help monetize and take advantage of their unused computing power. The end result is top tier servers at bottom dollar pricing for the consumer, and availability zones in regions that the big cloud providers don't currently operate in.

Chicago Bears IT Staff Scores a Touchdown With the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today that the Chicago Bears have deployed the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for their mission-critical applications, including Microsoft SQL Server databases, financial reporting software, and an internally-developed player scouting application. The Nutanix solution has simplified system management and improved performance, enabling the Bears IT staff to reduce time spent on deploying and managing infrastructure and improve coaches and players' training and preparation experiences.

The switch to Nutanix was a result of an assessment, which determined that the Bears' 3-tier infrastructure was over-allocated. As a result the team decided to deploy a hyperconverged solution for its Microsoft SQL Server databases, financial reporting software, and player scouting application.

Improvements enabled by the Chicago Bears' use of the Nutanix solution include:

FileCloud Announces ServerSync, First EFSS Platform to Integrate Windows File Servers with IaaS Clouds

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FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today announced that it is the first enterprise file services platform to integrate branch-office Microsoft Windows file servers with any IaaS cloud. This enhanced product offering, ServerSync, can replicate files and permissions on any local Microsoft Windows file servers and sync with the cloud to enable teams to store, share and access files seamlessly.

"Over 80 percent of businesses still run on-premise Microsoft Windows file servers to store their files," said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO, FileCloud. "There is no easy way for team members to access these files remotely, greatly inhibiting the speed at which business can be conducted. With FileCloud's ServerSync, customers can access their data locally from the file server and remotely from the cloud."

Hybrid Cloud Approach Compatible with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS Cloud Infrastructures

How Does Technology Help Your Life

Nowadays, technology plays a vital role in our day to day life. Most people could not live without their phones or constant access to the internet. At the same time, it is somewhat weird to think that the generations that are born these days don't know how a world without social media or mobile apps would work. Technology is essentially based on different techniques, tools and methods that are meant to solve a problem or serve a certain purpose. Technology can have a bad reputation among people for leading them on different paths and exposing them to the unknown. However, there are so many pros that technology brings to our daily life. Some of these include the ability to work and develop home businesses, keep in touch with people all over the world and many more.

There are so many aspects of technology that could be discussed. First of all, it is important to establish that technology does not only mean a smartphone or a very trendy laptop. Technology means so much more. In order to understand technology, it is important to think about the whole process that goes behind the product itself and maybe most importantly, of the purpose that it serves for.

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