The Weidenhammer Blog

Cloud Solutions as Part of Your Security Posture

May 21st, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

Understanding where your organization is using cloud solutions needs to be part of your security posture. It’s important to understand where cloud services are being used from within your organization. This applies to not only today, but also where they could potentially be used tomorrow as well. It’s also  important to know that the partners…

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Are File Servers Slowing Down Your Business?

May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

File servers are one of the most critical components of a business office environment. But is it time to consider other ways to manage content that could be more reliable, provide more freedom and security than the way we’ve always done it? Could the Cloud change your thinking? File servers are typically oversized – so…

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High Availability in Virtualization Strategies

April 16th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

By now you know one of the upsides of virtualization is the ability to put more applications on fewer servers.  When vitalization really became more mainstream in the early to mid 2000s, we did many of our asset refresh projects to move toward a virtualized platform. We always caution that an element one must have…

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cloud computing

Let’s Make CLOUD Into a Mnemonic

March 17th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

I read this in a book on Cloud Computing – Cloudonomics – and I thought it was a good way to create some clarity on the term CLOUD.  I’ve posted content in the past that supports this breakdown, but I like how this abbreviates and simplifies the term. C.L.O.U.D. Common infrastructure – it’s common in…

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Managed Services and Cloud Services are Different

February 25th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

Looking for IT services in the Cloud and expecting that the provider will be responsible for all the attendant care and administration of the services you are using may be a mistake.  Take a cloud-based backup service like online backup and recovery.   To fit the definition of a cloud solution – it must be specific…

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A Private Cloud Definition? Let Me Dispel a Myth

January 30th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

I read an article recently predicting an increase of more technology being consumed in the cloud.  I believe that some of that increase will still come from newbies giving it trial run, but I also think the early adopters will now begin to move to production mode in earnest. This particular article I read was…

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