Author: Jerome M. Wendt

Cloud Insights Based on Microsoft’s Most Recent Earnings

Rarely do I take the opportunity to reflect on a technology provider’s earning call. In fact, I do not think I have ever done so. Rather, I focus my energy and thoughts on evaluating the technology a company provides and its merit and value. Today I deviate somewhat from my traditional stance. Some of the highlights from Microsoft’s FY2021 Q2 earnings provide organizations insights on next steps they should take in the cloud.

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Make the Best Choice between Hybrid Cloud NAS Architectures

Organizations of all sizes want to incorporate the cloud as part of their networked attached storage (NAS) strategy. Using hybrid cloud NAS solutions, they obtain the performance of on-premises storage with the virtually unlimited scalability of cloud storage. However, not all organizations have the same file storage needs. This has resulted in the emergence of at least three hybrid cloud NAS architectures to meet these various organizational needs.

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Smaller Shops Have Enterprise Big Data Drivers Too

Everyone tends to think of Big Data as only being a challenge in Big Organizations. No more. Small and midsize organizations face their own set of big data challenges. Even mobile, remote, and branch offices of large organizations face big data challenges like these smaller, autonomous organizations. To avoid being caught unprepared, there are three specific areas these smaller shops should flag as areas for data growth.

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Three New Rules for Selecting Scalable Storage Solutions

Cloud providers, healthcare, media and entertainment, government, and other enterprise organizations increasingly generate and store multiple petabytes (PBs) of data. This prompts many of them to seek out and obtain scalable storage solutions to host these amounts of data. As they do so, they should follow new rules when acquiring modern scalable storage solutions.

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The Two Categories of Office 365 Backup Software

Organizations looking to protect data stored in Microsoft Office 365 should follow new rules to select the best solution. In so doing, organizations should also recognize two broad categories of Office 365 backup software exist from which to choose. One category consists of subscription, cloud-based SaaS offerings. The other category encompasses enterprise backup software solutions that offer Office 365 backup as an add-on option.

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New Rules for Selecting Office 365 Backup Software

The number of organizations that have adopted or plan to adopt Microsoft Office 365 online continues to climb. Yet as organizations adopt Office 365, they should make another similarly important decision: protecting the data they store in it. To select the most appropriate software to back it up, organizations should choose following a new set of rules.

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DCIG TOP 5 AWS and Azure Cloud Backup Webinar

DCIG President and Founder, Jerome Wendt, will share the results of DCIG’s research into AWS and Azure cloud backup solutions. Beginning at 1 pm ET on October 21, 2020, TruthinIT will present this DCIG TOP 5 webinar. Based on DCIG’s analysis into over 30 cloud backup providers, it will reveal the TOP 5 AWS and Azure solutions.

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New Methods to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware represents one of the primary threats every size organization currently faces. The latest surveys reveal the percentage of businesses experiencing ransomware attacks may be higher than anyone initially thought. These statistics suggest it is only matter of when, not if, an organization experiences a ransomware attack.

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DCIG 2020-21 TOP 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solutions Report Now Available

DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its inaugural 2020-21 TOP 5 report on SME AWS Cloud Backup Solutions. This TOP 5 report provides small and midsize enterprises guidance on the best backup solutions for backing up and recovering applications and data hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

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