The IT Executive's Dilemma
What you need to know before negotiating your next IT service contract. Taking calculated risks is something most of us are comfortable doing. We gauge the risk against the downside should everything go south.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Contract Negotiation Case study
Part of planning any long-term IT infrastructure purchase is establishing a baseline of operations for today and into the future.
Cost Savings Use Cases In today's marketplace, businesses need to be adaptable, scalable, and very conscious of operational expenses, including IT budgets.
Last week StrataCore and the Seattle SIM co-hosted an IT executive panel discussion on the topic of where to put your infrastructure.
Cloud has become a fact of business life for many enterprise companies.
The competitive landscape is changing, and IT departments are challenged to keep up with shifting business needs. It's critical that your infrastructure allows your company the adaptability and scalability needed to be successful in today's marketplace. The problem is - who has time to ensure they are sourcing the best IT solution to fit their business and infrastructure needs?
As a company we have toured and fully evaluated over 200 data centers worldwide.
We presented sourcing tactics for a Sourcing Interests Group webinar last week.
Proprietary software and applications offer businesses obvious advantages: regular updates and fixes, documented security policies and procedures, access to trained support, and dedicated developers and management. Accompanying the rise of cloud computing, however, is increased attention on open source solutions, including OpenNebula and OpenStack.
Virtual private servers (VPS) are frequently billed as a lower cost alternative to a dedicated server. From the perspective of a remote user, a VPS can look and act like a dedicated server while, behind the scenes, being very different. However, for many applications, a VPS can be an excellent alternative, offering comparable performance and flexibility at a lower cost.