CLOUD INSIGHTS

  • In this article, the following ASCII members answered our questions about what happened in the Channel this past year, as well as what to expect in 2022.

  • At its very core, a data center is and always will be just that: a data center. But the growing popularity of the cloud is complicating matters and making physical infrastructure more critical than ever before. As a result, finding the right partner to assist you with the unique solutions you need to succeed in this lucrative market is paramount.

  • What may have once been considered a pie-in-the-sky idea, the concept of operating SAP in the Cloud has suddenly begun to be seen as “the norm” amongst thought leaders and innovators in the SAP world. The opportunity to achieve major cost savings, agility, stability, and innovation are several reasons why so many businesses are thriving in the Cloud, however, one major factor that seems to prevent businesses from considering the Cloud is the initial cost to begin the journey. So, how do SAP customers leverage the benefits of operating SAP in the Cloud without feeling the pinch of the initial costs encompassing the transition of their systems into a different environment?

  • Post 2020, how are you approaching the cloud? The rapid and unexpected digital transformation of 2020 forced enterprises worldwide to quickly mobilize workers using cloud resources. Now, as the world returns to an altered normal, it’s time for organizations to revisit their cloud infrastructure components with a fresh perspective. Hybrid work environments, industry transformations, changing consumer behavior, and growing cyber threats have all affected the way we do business. Now it might be time to change your cloud.

  • For the average internet user, the dark web is something you only hear about in news broadcasts talking about the latest cyberattacks. But while you won’t find yourself in the dark web by accident, it’s important to know what it is and how you can protect yourself from it. Afterall, the dark web is where most cybercrimes get their start.

  • When we were kids, shortcuts were celebrated. Hearing from a buddy, “You want to go play at that new field? I know a shortcut,” was met with a smile. That get-there-as-fast-as-we-can mindset is often avoided in business because we assume the time-consuming, complex way is the best way. This is especially true with content marketing. Instead of focusing on creating quality content as quickly as possible, VARs and ISVs get bogged down in extraneous details, bloating the project to a point where the planned content never sees the light of day.

  • When the RSPA team talks business challenges with our value-added reseller (VAR) and independent software developer (ISV) members, we hear most frequently about one obstacle. Not cloud point of sale, not mergers and acquisitions, not vendor relationships, not shrinking margins, not the economy. The most mentioned hindrance to VAR and ISV growth is delegation.

  • Wortmann AG has been providing IT products and services for more than 35 years. As a manufacturer, distributor, and cloud service provider across all of Europe. For more than a decade, they've partnered with Western Digital, who provide the solid state drives in their data center. Together, they are working to ensure that businesses across Germany and Europe have easy and reliable data storage solutions that provide the flexibility and assurance of business continuity they need. Watch to find out how Carbonite has optimized this partnership and protection for their customers.

  • Public cloud companies, especially the largest and most well-resourced ones, have a lot of built-in features for making servers highly available for their customers. But even global tech giants suffer from incidents and outages.

  • Security is the “job zero” function for all cloud providers. Bar none, it’s the single most important requirement they must meet before anything else happens on the platform.

  • It’s not just that they’re making headlines more often. Ransomware rates really are rising. Given the recent spate of high-profile attacks, it’s worth remembering the difference between standard backup and high-availability replication.

  • At Carbonite + Webroot, we’re always preaching about the importance of layering security solutions. Because here’s the truth: data’s always at risk. Whether from cybercriminals, everyday mishaps or mother nature, businesses can put up all the defenses they want but disaster only has to successfully strike once.

  • In March of 2020 schools throughout the United Kingdom closed their doors to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to disruptions to the lives of students and their families, the pandemic put unprecedented pressure on IT departments across the UK and wider world.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sudden 8.5% decline in adoption of mobile POS systems, but implementation will accelerate in the next four years. By 2025, the mPOS installed base will grow by 20%, according to an IHL Group projection.

CLOUD SOLUTIONS

  • Carbonite Data Protection & Cyber Resilience

    Data protection is a balancing act between the need to protect data and the need to protect access to data. The trick lies with deploying the right protection across the different systems and types of data. IT pros need confidence that the protection they deploy can...

  • Datasheet: Carbonite Safe

    Automatically back up computers and servers to the cloud with options to protect files locally for faster recovery. Carbonite Safe is designed to scale from consumers and home offices to small businesses with one or more servers.

  • Carbonite Availability

    Carbonite Availability enables IT organizations to maintain the highest availability of their Windows and Linux servers. Continuous, byte-level replication maintains a secondary copy without taxing the primary system or network bandwidth.

  • Carbonite Recover

    Ensure higher levels of uptime for top-tier systems with push-button cloud failover.

  • Carbonite Server

    All businesses need a straightforward, comprehensive backup and recovery solution that keeps data secure, minimizes downtime and protects company operations. Carbonite Server is a simple, all-in-one, server backup and recovery solution for physical, virtual and legacy systems. 

  • Brochure: Carbonite Migrate

    For simple and seamless hardware upgrades, virtualization, switching hypervisors, and moving to, from and between clouds.

  • Carbonite Backup For Microsoft 365

    Why it’s necessary to back up Microsoft collaboration tools.

  • Datasheet: Carbonite Migrate

    Migrate physical, virtual and cloud workloads over any distance with near-zero customer downtime.

  • Datasheet: Carbonite Recover

    Ensure higher levels of uptime for top-tier systems with push-button cloud failover.

  • Carbonite Migrate

    For simple and seamless hardware upgrades, virtualization, switching hypervisors, and moving to, from and between clouds.