It’s time to move from a disk-to-tape to a disk-to-cloud backup strategy

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June 24, 2015

It’s time to move from a disk-to-tape to a disk-to-cloud backup strategy   There has always been a golden rule of backup “The 3-2-1 rule” simple backup strategy: Three copies of your data, in two different formats, with one of those copies offsite. These three copies ensures redundancy   Many companies moved away from tape as primary backup to hard disk, using tape as a secondary. But cloud backups are…

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Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer

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June 24, 2015

Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer   By David Ramel June 23, 2015 Microsoft will begin offering $120,000 of free Azure cloud services to eligible startups starting on July 1, the company announced recently. The move, which will be offered as part of Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program, is aimed at courting startup companies to the Azure platform. “The offer expands our existing BizSpark Plus program which, in…

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365

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June 23, 2015

Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools   Credit: Shutterstock While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden. CIOs and IT managers have many choices when it comes to cloud-based productivity tools for email, documents, calendar and file-sharing. The first two options that come to…

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Microsoft partners with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports

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June 23, 2015

Microsoft partners with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports             Microsoft has become a technology partner of both motorsports governing body National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and race team Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the new multi-year agreements, Microsoft will provide both NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports with access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Windows 10 operating system, which will launch on 29…

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Global Cloud Xchange and Equinix Announce Global Interconnect Deal

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June 19, 2015

Global Cloud Xchange and Equinix Announce Global Interconnect Deal   Business | June 16, 2015 LONDON, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, and Equinix today announced an interconnect deal enabling direct access to Equinix Cloud Exchange™ via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion at 6 major locations including Los Angeles, Ashburn, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Singapore. “This collaboration empowers enterprises to simplify and accelerate…

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Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect Service Now Available in Five CoreSite Data Centers

Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect Service Now Available in Five CoreSite Data Centers Customers Benefit from New Private Interconnection Option for Secure, Reliable Cloud Connectivity DENVER, CO — June 10, 2015 — CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions across the U.S., today announced that it has joined forces with Verizon to deploy Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) services at five of CoreSite’s data…

June 15, 2015
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Veeam Availability Suite v9 Adds Cloud-based VM Replication

Veeam Availability Suite v9 Adds Cloud-based VM Replication “It is critical to keep standby copies of data both on and off-site,” said Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam. “Veeam Cloud Connect not only enables our users to fulfill the offsite requirement without having to invest in offsite infrastructure or management, but also presents new opportunities for service providers to build recurring revenue from their existing customer base, expand their presence in…

June 15, 2015
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Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners

Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cloud products like Azure and Office 365 are on the rise, but several on-premises stalwarts are holding their ground. By Scott Bekker June 10, 2015 On-premises servers, Office and the Windows client are still incredibly important to Microsoft channel partners, but cloud products are making headway in the partner priority list, according to a new Redmond Channel Partner magazine…

June 12, 2015
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Microsoft Gains Ground on Cisco in Collaboration

Microsoft Gains Ground on Cisco in Collaboration By Jeffrey Burt | Posted 2015-06-09 Synergy analysts say Microsoft’s success is being driven by its embrace of the cloud, though Cisco is aggressively moving in that direction. Microsoft continues to creep up on market leader Cisco Systems in the highly competitive global collaboration space, according to analysts at the Synergy Research Group. Numbers released by the market research firm June 9 showed…

June 11, 2015
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Chicago Start-Up Company Moves to The Cloud Ahead of Television Debut

Chicago Start-Up Company Moves to The Cloud Ahead of Television Debut Jun 8, 2015 – (Newswire) A new start-up company debuting on The Steve Harvey Show on June 9th decided to move to the AWS cloud after getting the IT help of West Hartford, CT based IT consulting firm, VIAcode Consulting LLC. Alexis Reiff, Founder, CEO, and recipient of the 2014 Product of the Year award for her innovative Heel…

June 9, 2015
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