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Considering the Hybrid Cloud?


For many, the hybrid cloud is an attractive solution to having to select between various technology solutions. These composite solutions are made up of different elements, suggesting that the organization benefits from the best of both worlds. But what does hybrid cloud truly mean in this day and age? Defining the Hybrid Cloud The National…

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Public Cloud Approaching “Hypergrowth”


Forrester Research predicts that the public cloud market is set for “hypergrowth.” The research firm expects that the global public cloud market will hit $191 billion by 2020, a full 20 percent increase from Forrester’s last forecast released in April 2011 that predicted the market would reach $160 billion by 2020. This is a significant…

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Top 5 Risks in Public Clouds


It’s a common misconception that public clouds are necessarily insecure, and that the only way to meet security standards is through implementing private clouds. Well, it’s important to consider that many large software and hardware vendors are responsible for the “public cloud = insecure” myth. After all, setting up a private cloud means buying a…

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Cloud Computing Buzzwords


Let’s set some terms straight. Some cloud service providers have been taking advantage of all the hype surrounding cloud computing, growing the industry, but at the same time creating unnecessary confusion around it. According to research firm Gartner, this “cloudwashing,” or hype creation, could seriously detract from the technology’s many benefits. Hype Cycle 2012 Gartner…

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Skyrocketing Consumer Cloud Storage Needs


It’s been estimated that consumers will store over one-third of their digital content in the cloud by 2016. This surprising statistic comes from Gartner’s recent study on consumer cloud storage, entitled Forecast: Consumer Digital Storage Needs, 2010-2016. Although local data storage will continue to be the main repository for consumers’ digital information, the trend towards…

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