The shift from in-house IT to a public, private, hybrid or multicloud environment can be daunting for any IT team, whether they are working in the private or public sectors. This is why cloud enablement training and services are critical to helping any organization ensure a successful cloud deployment.
When one of Datalink’s leading clients asked that we help them re-architect and move their IT disaster recovery (DR) site to a more resilient and state-of-the-art data center facility, we jumped at the chance to make it happen. Our client is a nonprofit medical association that supports more than 125,000 members with timely news, information and resources. Their current DR infrastructure was located too close to their primary data center (within 20 miles) and lacked the up-to-date IT equipment and capacity needed to handle a full failure caused by either system or environmental hazards.
Over 20 new CSPs joined the ECX cloud private interconnection platform in Sydney and Melbourne, with the majority offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) where compute and storage resources are available in single-tenanted, managed, private cloud environments or in the form of dedicated servers
Media coverage has pinned blame for the failures on the cloud service providers (CSPs), but CSPs aren't the only entity on the hook here. Enterprises are responsible for their own disaster planning and recovery procedures, whether they are deploying IT solutions in their own data center, managing their IT with one or more CSPs, or utilizing a hybrid architecture.
As we wind down from the holiday shopping season, let’s step back for a moment to consider how cloud computing and electronic payment systems have become an integral part of shopping
Here are four lessons learned from working with customers to help them develop and deploy hybrid IT infrastructures.
High availability and disaster recovery in the cloud have always been a core focus of infrastructure designs. Ensuring uninterrupted access to your application during site outages plays an essential role in selling business-critical products to customers.
When done right, data archiving and retrieval can save legal hassles and costs, especially when it comes to an inevitable data e-discovery. This is particularly true if you’re in a heavily regulated industry like financial services or healthcare.
Until the cloud, the housing of infrastructure in a secondary data center for replication or backup could be cost-prohibitive for small- or medium-sized organizations. The cloud provides a secondary DR location and infrastructure with little or no up front investment and an affordable pay-as-you-go scenario. Operational costs and resources are slashed and the cloud DR provider often takes over much of disaster recovery management and maintenance.
When the cloud phenomenon first took off, the big question among businesses was what could and what couldn’t be moved into the cloud. The answer has proven to be remarkably simple. Everything is potentially cloud-able – even mission-critical survival solutions like disaster recovery.