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Can VMs be Too Big for DRaaS?

Kenneth Falor

There’s been a lot of talk around the water cooler lately about extremely large VMs and the pain of backing them up as well as the agony of restoring these monster VMs should the need arise. When I say agony, I am thinking of a root canal without pain killers…

We all love that the price of storage has become so cheap that everyone seems to have at least a terabyte of photos and two or three terabytes of movies these days – my 75 year old father included. Gone are the days when server admins religiously set user storage quotas and monitored file shares for .jpg and .mp3 files. Why bother? It costs more to monitor, find and then delete the offending files than it costs to simply add more space.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam, Capacity

The 8 VMs of Cloudakkah

Lilac Schoenbeck

Gather ‘round children, and let me tell you the story of how the cloud saved the day for a group of dedicated IT folks.

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Topics: cloud hosting, Capacity

Flexible Pricing Models for the App/Dev Community

Lilac Schoenbeck

Public cloud quickly became a boon for development and test engineers as the application development community gained rapid access to resources that were often difficult to obtain in-house in a timely manner. Unfortunately the easy swipe of a credit card launched a new and increasingly expensive challenge – virtual machine spread partnered with rapidly accelerating costs. The unsurprising result - cost control in the cloud is now a major focus as customers demand greater flexibility in cloud pricing models along with better visibility into cloud resource costs.

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Topics: cloud hosting, Capacity

The Promise of the Cloud

Lilac Schoenbeck

A friend and former colleague pointed me to an article totting up what an iPhone would cost in 1991 by Bret Swanson. I remember that year - my first year of college. Nirvana was all the rage, I tasted my first espresso (yes, I was in Seattle) and none of the kids had phones. Not yet.

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Topics: cloud hosting, Capacity

How and Why Customers Choose Public Cloud Platforms

Lilac Schoenbeck

A recent study highlights challenges DevOps teams face when choosing a public cloud. Find out what these are by downloading the full analyst report How and Why Customers Choose Public Cloud Platforms, Forrester Research, Inc., November 8, 2013.

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Topics: cloud hosting, test and dev, Capacity

Allocation Pricing: The Best of Both Worlds

Lilac Schoenbeck

iland Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) allocation pricing offers you the best of both worlds, combing the predictability of the Reservation Pricing model with the bursting capabilities of the Pay as You Go (PAYG) model. Allocation pricing comprises two parts: a reserved portion that you can use for long-term resources and a burst portion for short-term resources. The reserved portion consists of dedicated resources that are provided at a predictable and consistent cost and are based on your exact requirements

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Topics: cloud hosting, Capacity

You Don’t Need to Sacrifice Transparency in the Public Cloud

Dante Orsini

It’s now possible to get the same visibility in the public cloud that you have in your own data center – or even better. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. You no longer have to sacrifice transparency and control in return for agility, scalability, and the improved performance found in an enterprise public cloud.

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Topics: cloud hosting, Capacity

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