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15 Sep 2017
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Why Dropbox Decided to Drop AWS and Build Its Own Infrastructure and Network [66424]
TechCrunch, September 15th, 2017

"There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements from AWS into its own data centers. As you can imagine, it took a monumental effort, but the company believed that the advantages of controlling its own destiny would be worth all of the challenges they faced to get there..."
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14 Sep 2017
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5 Key Questions To Ask Before Moving To the Cloud [66419]
Network Computing, September 14th, 2017

"Enterprise IT pros should consider these factors before a cloud migration.

It wasn't long ago that experts were confidently predicting a mass exodus from enterprise-owned data centers to the public cloud. Today, however, on-premises and co-location data centers are still incredibly important to organizations, as most owner-operated infrastructure is being re-tooled and retrofitted to form 'private clouds' with resiliency, elastic capacity, accountability, and self-service built in. Still, while 65% of data centers remain on-premises, around 67% of data center professionals have seen at least some IT workloads that would've previously been hosted in their own data centers move to cloud environments..."
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14 Sep 2017
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Managing the Fragmented Cloud World [66421]
Help Net Security, September 14th, 2017

"Enterprise IT environments are becoming more heterogeneous and complex, with fragmentation permeating cloud infrastructure, tooling and culture. However, enterprises find common ground in the top business drivers for cloud: increasing operational efficiency and innovation, according to IOD Cloud Technologies Research and Cloudify..."
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13 Sep 2017
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Choosing a Cloud Provider: 8 Storage Considerations [66420]
Network Computing, September 13th, 2017

"Amazon Web Services, Google, and Azure dominate the cloud service provider space, but for some applications it may make sense to choose a smaller provider specializing in your app class and able to deliver a finer-tuned solution. No matter which cloud provider you choose, it pays to look closely at the wide variety of cloud storage services they offer to make sure they will meet your company's requirements.

There are two major classes of storage with the big cloud providers, which offer local instance storage with selected instances, as well as a selection of network storage options for permanent storage and sharing between instances..."
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13 Sep 2017
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Organizations Are Uncovering a Cloud Security Paradox [66422]
HelpNet Security, September 13th, 2017

"The characteristics of modern applications in the cloud are changing, requiring software and IT architects to shift priorities. Businesses of all sizes are transforming in order to compete in the digital era, but are bogged down by legacy technologies and inefficient siloed processes and tools that are ill-equipped to handle today's volume of data..."
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12 Sep 2017
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ROI Analysis Leads 82% of Companies to Cloud Savings [66423]
TechRepublic, September 12th, 2017

"It's no secret that many companies look to the cloud as a means to save money. But, performing an ROI analysis may lead to a better realization of the desired cost savings, according to a recent Unisys report.

According to the report, released Tuesday, 82% of survey respondents who conducted an ROI analysis said that it lead them to realize their expected cost savings. Conversely, only 57% of respondents who didn't perform an ROI analysis realise their cost savings expectations. Therefore, companies that perform an ROI analysis are 44% more successful in realizing their cost-savings expectations, a Unisys press release said..."
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