Category: Managed Services

Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From … – Business Solutions Magazine

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StrandVision Digital Signage introduces health/wellness animated templates, Unitrends announces Release 8, and snom adds an expansion module. Also, Tech Data offers Cisco Network Security Solutions and enhances its suite of marketing services. 

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Hybrid Cloud Managed for You

Peter Lacoste

EMC has recently unveiled a hybrid cloud that can be up and running in 30 days or less using a simple, engineered solution called the EMC Hybrid Cloud 2.5. Developed using the lessons of many thousands cloud projects, we’ve refined this solution to ensure we are enabling our customers to speed their transformation to a third platform of IT.

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Datapipe, Equinix Meld Colo and AWS in Fully Managed Hybrid Environments

Equinix and Datapipe have teamed up to provide hybrid IT solutions that combine managed Amazon Web Services cloud and data center colocation. It has been possible to create such hybrid environments out of Equinix data centers before. What’s new is the full managed services offered by Datapipe.

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10 Cool Hybrid On-Prem/Cloud Data Protection Solutions For SMBs

Integrated hybrid data protection solutions, which include an on-premise backup and recovery appliance connected to a cloud storage platform, offer a way for traditional solution providers and managed services providers to keep SMBs safe from disasters.

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Expedient Breaks Ground in Columbus Market

Colocation, managed services and cloud provider Expedient has broken ground on a 60,000-square-foot, $52 million data center in Dublin, Ohio (just outside Columbus). Once completed, the facility will add 18 megawatts and triple Expedient’s footprint in the Columbus market. The first phase is expected to open in the second half of 2015.

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The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

A good disaster recovery (DR) plan is like insurance.  Companies hope they will never have to use it. But what happens when a natural or human-induced disaster occurs?  Can the business recover operations in a reasonable time, if at all?  And what is the economic impact when they do?

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Operating an EMC Hybrid Cloud

I was reading David Goulden’s interview with CIO Magazine  and he said something that struck me as exceptionally pertinent to my customers.  David said, “You can’t draw a clean boundary around enterprise computing anymore. Businesses need the platform to encompass all those external resources, and they often need the old world of enterprise applications and databases to work together with the new world of mobile, social media and big data. Hybrid cloud makes that happen seamlessly and securely.”

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Rackspace and the Cool Kids on the Web-Scale Data Center Scene

In keeping with its image of a forward-looking technologically sophisticated hosting company, Rackspace held its first Solve event in San Francisco on Monday, speaker presentations sandwiched by Docker CEO Ben Golub as the opening keynote and by CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi as the day’s final keynote.

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NetApp and Equinix Plug Enterprise Storage into Azure Cloud via Private Links

Equinix and NetApp announced an expansion of their cloud partnership with more private storage offerings integrated with public cloud, including NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure. As a means to access the cloud more efficiently, NetApp’s private storage for Azure is now available through the Equinix Cloud Exchange, the colo company’s interconnection platform that provides direct access to multiple clouds.

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Re-thinking Colocation in the Age of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has swept through the IT infrastructure industry and made it easier for companies to use servers, storage and software applications on demand and “as-a-service.”

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