Common Cloud Hurdles and How to Avoid Them

John O’Shaughnessy, Architect on Friday, November 16, 2018

So, you’ve decided it’s time to move to the cloud! Great! Now what? What goes? Test/dev environments? Production? Disaster recovery? New applications? Big applications? Small applications? Everything? How do you decide?

Having IT Transformation Challenges? You’re Not Alone.

Datalink on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

If your IT transformation initiatives are hitting more bumps than you anticipated, you’re in good company. A just-released IDG survey commissioned by Insight’s Cloud + Data Center Transformation reveals that many organizations are experiencing a rocky ride on the road to transformation. In fact, despite [...]

The Two Most Common Weak Areas in Network Security

Datalink on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

When it comes to plugging security holes and preventing breaches, you would think the most common weaknesses companies face might relate to firewalls or Network Access Control (NAC). Or maybe the organization’s use of specific security technology.

How Public Cloud is Changing the Role of the IT Professional

Scott Cameron, Principal Solution Architect on Friday, September 28, 2018

Those of us who are successful in information technology professions learn early in our careers to reinvent ourselves every few years by updating our skill sets. It’s either that or we rapidly go the way of the dinosaurs. In fact, reinventing yourself becomes a skill in and of itself; however, it’s no easy task. The biggest driver of career evolution in recent memory is, of course, the cloud. 

My Data’s in the Cloud. That Means It’s Protected, Right?

Juan Orlandini, Chief Architect on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

It may come as a surprise to many reading this blog that the answer to the question posed in the title is, “No.” Just because your application workloads are hosted in a public IaaS cloud environment doesn’t mean those workloads are adequately protected.

Moving to the Cloud Means New Governance, New Skills

Datalink on Monday, July 30, 2018

Any companies that are shifting data, applications, and workloads to the cloud and expecting to see little change within the IT realm are in for a rude awakening. The fact is, the emergence of the public cloud as a resource for application development, application hosting, and IT infrastructure changes the [...]

Public Cloud Adoption: The Endgame is Optimization

Datalink on Friday, April 06, 2018

When public cloud resources first became readily available, many companies charged ahead with migration initiatives. They rushed to capitalize on lower costs, virtually unlimited scalability, and other benefits. Unfortunately, most failed to perform adequate due diligence on public cloud capabilities

Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to the Public Cloud

Datalink on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Migrating workloads to the public cloud is a fairly straightforward operation. However, successfully capitalizing on the public cloud requires that you perform adequate due diligence in order to avoid the many common mistakes that can hamper a public cloud initiative.

Moving to the Public Cloud? Here are Some Security Best Practices

Datalink on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

From flexibility to cost savings, there are many benefits to including public cloud in an IT strategy. However, cybersecurity is a critical, and often neglected, component of due diligence. Organizations would be wise to adhere to several best practices so they can ensure the security of the data and workloads they move to the public cloud.

The Official 2018 IT Agenda

Datalink on Friday, January 12, 2018

The results are in from a recent, Datalink-commissioned IDG Research survey of IT leaders. Stakes Rise for IT: The IT Transformation Journey asked participants about their experiences of IT optimization and transformation. The survey also inquired about near-term plans. So, what are IT leaders prioritizing in the coming year? What are the challenges they’re facing? And, how might they tackle them?

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