Why Cloud Automation Will Revolutionize Cloud Computing

If it seems like everything is moving to the cloud in 2017, just wait. The next few years are primed to become the golden age of cloud computing.

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6 Common Mistakes in a Data Center Consolidation

According to a recent IDG survey of IT executives, workloads in corporate-owned data centers will drop from 59 percent to 47 percent by next year. That number will likely remain in flux in the coming years as enterprises seek greater data center consolidation for cost-efficiency and agility reasons. But not every consolidation goes smoothly, most often due to avoidable mistakes. Here are six of those common mistakes in a data center consolidation:

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Data Migration Without Downtime: 5 Expert Tips

According to a Gartner data center migration study published in 2014, 70 percent of data center migrations will experience significant time delays or even unplanned downtime. This is mostly due to the complexity and variability of data migration, which often is plagued by errors due to manual processes, at its core. The elusive goal of zero downtime is not as elusive as once thought with the advent of automation tools, but what those tools are and how they are used are what determines outcomes. To help put things in perspective, here are five expert tips that are fundamental to data migration without downtime:

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