5 Must-Know Private Cloud Tips on-demand webinar

The investment in and power of a private cloud requires deep thought and planning before making the move; so, before you decide what to move to a private cloud, watch our new debate-style webinar to get advice from Rackspace experts.

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10 Steps to Success in Public Cloud Adoption

Poor planning is the top mistake organizations make when approaching public cloud adoption. With the pressure to transform while maintaining IT operations, public cloud projects often suffer from rushed implementations, lack of expertise and inadequate organizational support. Before the first chunk of data ever moves to the cloud, there are a myriad of decisions to be made.

Our white paper, 10 Steps to Success in the Public Cloud, boils those decisions down to ten milestones to guide your strategy and planning activities.

Whether you’re starting out or stalled out, review these important considerations to get on track. The white paper covers:

  • Planning frameworks and best practices
  • Ways to foster education and communication
  • Tips on building your business case and selecting pilot workloads
  • Strategies to address security and governance
  • Automation and migration methodologies
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Managed Security Service Providers for Dummies

The conversation about “Why Cloud?” has long since passed for many businesses and the question has transitioned into “How Cloud?” and “Is it safe?” The value the cloud brings to a business is measured in many ways — from speeding innovation and reducing time to market to streamlining operations and reducing capital expenditures. However, one of the largest inhibitors to cloud adoption is concern around the security of leveraging a service provider in a multi-cloud world. Much is at stake protecting your customers and your business, and naturally, you should be cautious. Although some of these concerns are beginning to subside over time as cloud technologies continue to mature, traditional controls and processes must adapt to new platforms, new development methodologies, and advanced technologies.

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Locking Down Private Cloud Security

In study after study, security is noted as a top concern in moving to the cloud.

  • 1/3 of surveyed central IT professionals still call cloud security a significant challenge.
  • 52% of surveyed technology decision makers have concerns around the risk of unauthorized access, data integrity and protection in the cloud.
  • 62% of surveyed IT security professionals say their top cloud concern is unauthorized access to data by outsiders.

Despite the widespread concern, security can be one of the core benefits of moving to the cloud. According to the Alert Logic Cloud Security Report, in a cloud environment you’re actually safer from incidents like Trojans, brute force attacks and other suspicious activities.

This white paper compiles industry data and expert insights to discuss the opportunity to leverage private cloud while maintaining — or exceeding — your data security requirements.

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Eight everyday downtime realities—and how to handle them

Even a momentary power hiccup can cost thousands of dollars, disrupt your users, disappoint customers and tarnish your company’s reputation. Rest assured—whether it’s a hurricane taking out the grid, employees accidentally deleting files, or sudden hardware failure—Eaton’s got downtime covered. Check out these eight common downtime realities and learn how to respond when IT disaster strikes.

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14 Before-You-Buy UPS Tips

Whether it’s an electrical outage, severe weather or a cyberattack, an IT disaster can strike at any time. No matter the threat, it’s your job to ensure uptime—and UPSs are often your first line of defense. So it’s important to pick the right UPS for the right job. These tips will help you select UPS models that protect your network and maximize ROI, whether you need them for desktop terminals, network closets or your server room.

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Eight everyday downtime realities—and how to handle them

Even a momentary power hiccup can cost thousands of dollars, disrupt your users, disappoint customers and tarnish your company’s reputation. Rest assured—whether it’s a hurricane taking out the grid, employees accidentally deleting files, or sudden hardware failure—Eaton’s got downtime covered. Check out these eight common downtime realities and learn how to respond when IT disaster strikes.

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14 Before-You-Buy UPS Tips

Whether it’s an electrical outage, severe weather or a cyberattack, an IT disaster can strike at any time. No matter the threat, it’s your job to ensure uptime—and UPSs are often your first line of defense. So it’s important to pick the right UPS for the right job. These tips will help you select UPS models that protect your network and maximize ROI, whether you need them for desktop terminals, network closets or your server room.

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Eight everyday downtime realities—and how to handle them

Even a momentary power hiccup can cost thousands of dollars, disrupt your users, disappoint customers and tarnish your company’s reputation. Rest assured—whether it’s a hurricane taking out the grid, employees accidentally deleting files, or sudden hardware failure—Eaton’s got downtime covered. Check out these eight common downtime realities and learn how to respond when IT disaster strikes.

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