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Getting Workload Placement Right – [Infographic]

Placing application workloads in the public cloud comes with a few key benefits, including ease of deployment, pay-per-use billing and scalability.   But as we discussed in our previous article, a “cloud-first for all new workloads” approach may be premature.   Varying performance characteristics, security and compliance requirements mean some workloads are better suited to legacy or private cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, the cost of modifying workloads for cloud-readiness and the expense involved in repatriating […]

Roadmap to Multicloud Success: 5 Things to Consider

You want to spin up new digital business capabilities. Maybe compliance requirements mean some of your workloads can’t move to the public cloud.  Or you’re a cloud-native business with no plans to build your own data center.  If any of these describes you, multicloud is an attractive option.   Combining cloud services and infrastructure from several providers allows you to bolster your portfolio with the best features from each. At the […]

Legacy vs. Cloud Environments: How to Determine Workload Placement

Imagine buying a home. Soon after you purchase, you discover that it has a hidden structural flaw – termite damage, black mold or crumbling clay-tile plumbing. This requires a very expensive fix. In that case, it may have been better to have not purchased the home at all, and instead found a place with fewer […]

4 ways to improve data security in 2020

The stakes surrounding data security and risk mitigation rise with each passing year. Data breach costs continue to increase and potential threats grow more sophisticated.  According to IBM, the average total cost of a data breach – after accounting for remediation, reputational damage and regulatory issues – has reached $3.92 million. While smaller organizations may […]

Microsoft’s Monthly Newsletter | December 2019

Here are your top 11 must-read announcements from Microsoft this December.

How to improve data protection strategies for the digital age

Digital transformation is changing the way businesses operate on a fundamental level. With many more digital platforms and emerging technologies like big data and the Internet of Things – the rate of data production has grown at a steady pace. With no sign of things slowing down, data protection is more important than ever.