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Author Archives: Ilissa MIller

Five IT Automation Predictions for 2015

IT automation

– Ben Rosenberg, President of Advanced Systems Concepts, says: 2014 has been another year of growth and change for the workload automation industry. As the industry continues to evolve and mature, we are seeing workload automation becoming a necessary staple for most enterprises. According to leading technology analysts, 2015 promises to continue the trend of digitalizing business. From cloud computing ... Read More »

What it Takes to Create a Secure, Compliant Virtual Environment for Payment Systems

Payment Systems

– Randal Asay, Chief Technology Officer, Catbird, says: The advent of virtualization technology brings greater flexibility and scalability to data processes. Consequently, an emerging trend is for financial institutions to move their payment systems to private clouds. These institutions stand to increase hardware productivity and lower their IT management and support costs. These are significant plusses, to be sure, but ... Read More »

Seattle’s Blue Box Brings Series B Round in for a $14-Million Landing – PCaaS

PCaaS

– Robert Cathey, OpenStack Foundation member and comms guy, says: Blue Box has wrapped up its Series B financing, pushing the round total to $14 million and the total company funding to $22 million. One of the nation’s premier integrated telcos entered the round as the company’s second strategic investor, contributing $4 million. Blue Box is a Seattle-based provider of ... Read More »

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Expands International Footprint with Openings in Japan, China

QCT HQ

  – Robert Cathey, OpenStack Foundation member and comms guy, says: Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is accelerating its global expansion with the addition of new sales and customer support facilities in Japan and China. QCT is a global provider of hardware and integrated systems to cloud datacenters. QCT product lines include servers, storage, network switches and integrated rack systems. The new QCT ... Read More »

There Is Ample Room In the Cloud Market For Smaller Vendors

Cloud Market

Cloud Market – Ted Navarro, technical writer for ComputeNext, says: In a recent interview on CNBC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the following comment: I think that if you’re not already spending a lot of capital in the order of four or five billion dollars each year to just grow your cloud, probably it’s a little too late to enter the ... Read More »

Why Colocation is still Relevant in IT Infrastructure

colocation is still relevant

– Rich Recchio, Marketing Manager at Caronet, says: Why Colocation is still Relevant and Critical in IT Infrastructure It’s difficult to argue that IT isn’t constantly evolving and heading in new directions. Over recent years, cloud computing has become well known as a financially efficient solution that solves IT infrastructure needs and requirements, specifically when analyzing operational aspects. Surprisingly enough, IT ... Read More »

The Real Role Of IT In The Cloud Era

cloud era

The Cloud Era – Ted Navarro, technical writer for ComputeNext, says: What does cloud computing represent for enterprise IT? Some believe it’s a herald of death. In a way, they’re right – but reality’s a bit more complicated. When cloud computing’s brought up, “IT Obsolescence” often enters the discussion. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it goes something like ... Read More »

xMatters 2015 Predictions

2015 predictions

2015 Predictions – Troy McAlpin, CEO at xMatters, says: Sometimes, it seems IT departments exist primarily to keep the lights on — monitor and maintain systems, protect against data breaches and attacks, and repair or replace computers. And, far too often the customer is not center stage. With the advent of third-party cloud services and modern new technologies, IT has ... Read More »

Highly Reliable Data Protection with R1Soft Server Backup Manager

data protection

– Tracy Wemett, BroadPR, posts: Since 2009, R1Soft Server Backup Manager Has Been Protecting Data for Nexcess’ Customers Worldwide. Web hosting provider, Nexcess, is continuing its commitment to highly reliable data protection for all its backup customers with R1Soft®, creator of the R1Soft Server Backup Manager (SBM) product line. Nexcess and R1Soft have had a long-standing relationship since 2009 with the R1Soft ... Read More »

Knowledge Vault Announces Cloud-Based Analytics-as-a-Service Platform

analytics-as-a-service

Analytics-as-a-Service – Christian Ehrenthal, CEO of Knowledge Vault, says: Knowledge Vault recently announced the general availability of its next-generation analytics, reporting and optimization platform for cloud-based collaboration solutions, including Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange On-Premise. The platform is an advanced and cost-effective solution that enables organizations to embrace cloud-based collaboration technologies while still retaining control.  Its simple deployment, flexible subscription licensing ... Read More »

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