Hybrid Cloud Blog

On-Demand Webinar: 5 days to make IT Ops more efficient

When you are managing multiple resources across heterogenous environments, you need to make operations work for you. A few of the most critical areas you can improve efficiency in are service management, application management, and security. Join us for this on-demand webinar to learn how to remediate infrastructural issues, understand application health, and establish preventative...

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Deep dive on backup protection for IaaS VMs

As we continue with our discussion of backup, the next topic is backup specifically for IaaS virtual machines (VMs). An increasing number of organizations are moving their applications to the cloud with IaaS as the fabric running the apps. Although there are a number of compelling value propositions for adopting cloud IaaS, moving to the...

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Technology, privacy and public safety: When worlds collide

What a difference a decade makes. Today we have driverless cars, smart thermostats, appliances that place orders based on our habits, athletic equipment that measures our vitals and predicts exercise outcomes—all of these were the stuff of science fiction just 10 years ago. Doing business in the cloud was considered more fantasy than the necessity...

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A cloud-first backup approach for remote and branch office protection

In our earlier blog post, we delved into how the cloud-first backup architecture, powered by Operations Management Suite and System Center, makes for a compelling solution for offsite backups and long term retention of on-premises data. In this post, we will focus on data protection in the remote and branch offices (ROBO) of an enterprise....

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Cloud as offsite backup for the enterprise

In a previous blog post, we talked about why architecture matters and how a cloud-first enterprise backup solution can bring customers the real benefits of cloud in a data protection solution. In this blog, we will explore how this cloud-first model brings the benefits of the cloud to offsite backups and long term retention. The need...

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Cloud-first enterprise backup: Why architecture matters

In the previous blog post, A tour of Operations Management Suite: Backup, we discussed how more and more organizations are turning to the cloud to address the rising demands facing modern IT and how it is increasingly clear that new paradigms for data protection will be required for hybrid environments. Cloud has been the key...

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The value of continuity: Aligning security and control in a hybrid world

This post was authored by Bruce Cowper, Trusted Cloud Advisor, Microsoft Corp. There are a variety of cloud models and strategies, from private and public to a hybrid combination of the two. But one thing is common among all of them: The need to carefully consider and manage security, privacy and compliance. With the traditional...

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Navigating trusted cloud considerations: Transparency, security, privacy and compliance

This post was authored by Sean Pike, Program Director, eDiscovery and Information Governance, IDC. It is absolutely true that the cloud is rapidly becoming the mode of choice for IT operations. My colleague Rick Villars wrote that we’re just a couple years away from cloud overtaking traditional datacenter implementations and becoming the predominant infrastructure model....

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The critical role of trust in moving to the cloud

By Richard Villars, Vice President Datacenter & Cloud Research, IDC This blog post is the first in a series of industry expert posts on trusted cloud focused topics.   “When should I move to the cloud?” One of the most frequently asked questions from CIOs and business leaders is, “When will cloud become the dominant...

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Microsoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud

by Mike Neil, Corporate Vice President, Cloud + Enterprise Over the last 20 years there have been many technology transitions led by IT professionals. With each technology transition, the role of IT professionals changes. We are in the middle of the cloud technology transition and IT professionals are not always leading this transition. Microsoft is...

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