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Veritas Study Shows That Organizations Are Moving to the Cloud Without Evaluating the Impact of a Cloud Outage

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New findings from a study by Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, indicate that an alarming majority (60 percent) of respondents have not fully evaluated the cost of a cloud outage to their business and are therefore ill prepared to deal with the impact of an outage.

While cloud service providers offer infrastructure-based service level objectives, the research indicates that many organizations fail to understand their own responsibility, in addition to that of the cloud service providers', in ensuring that their critical business applications are adequately protected in the event of an outage.

Understanding Cloud Outages

Using Technology to Make Your Company More Flexible

With so many new companies starting and the lines between markets blurring, many established businesses have had to think of new ways to keep themselves relevant. One of the best ways to do that is to try and keep your core business as flexible as possible so you can move and adapt to changes quickly. Technology can help your company become more flexible and able to adapt and even anticipate changes.

Market Research

One of the things which has changed with technology is market research. You no longer need to have people on the high street handing out surveys to get an opinion on your customer's happiness. You can now tap into their thoughts just be sending them an email or a text message. The proportion of customers that respond might even be higher using these methods, as they can respond when they wish instead of having to stop in the street. It also allows you to get the results of your survey a lot quicker, especially if using an automated survey.

Univa Open Sources Project Tortuga to Accelerate the Migration of Enterprise HPC Workloads to the Cloud

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Univa, a leading innovator in on-premise and hybrid cloud workload management solutions for enterprise HPC customers, announced the contribution of its Navops Launch (née Unicloud) product to the open source community as Project Tortuga under an Apache 2.0 license to help proliferate the transition of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud.

"Having access to more software that applies to a broad set of applications like high performance computing is key to making the transition to the cloud successful," said William Fellows, Co-Founder and VP of Research, 451 Research. "Univa's contribution of Navops Launch to the open source community will help with this process and hopefully be an opportunity for cloud providers to contribute and use Tortuga as the on-ramp for HPC workloads."

Navops Launch offers faster path to the cloud for HPC workloads

InterVision Expands Its DRaaS and IaaS Offerings with the Acquisition of Industry Leader Bluelock

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InterVision is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bluelock, a recognized leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.

"Bluelock is an accomplished provider and one of the most sought after brands in the fast-growing DRaaS space," said Aaron Stone, President and CEO of InterVision. "Bluelock has built a top notch organization with an industry leading DRaaS solution, a loyal client base, and exceptional customer satisfaction. This acquisition positions InterVision to better address the changing needs of our clients in today's high-uptime and compliance-driven IT Marketplace."

Why Technology Should Be Your First Focus At Your Business

If you own a business, you have to remain knowledgeable when it comes to technology, especially in this digital age and reliance on electronics. Spend time diving in deeper to discover the advantages of having it become a bigger part of your operation.

It has so much to offer that it's worth taking a look at all it can do for you and your company. If you want to compete in your industry and draw in more customers, then it's highly recommended you welcome aboard more technology solutions at your workplace. In fact, it should be your first focus for several reasons that are worth exploring further.

Allows Employees to Work from Home

Working from home is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. More and more employees are looking to work for companies who offer a work from home opportunity so they can create more work-life balance in their lives. Being tied down to a desk all day isn't attractive to those looking for a new job, and they're going to gravitate toward companies with more flexibility. All your employees truly need to work remotely is a laptop, an Internet connection and access to important files from their home. This is also good for you being the owner because you can conduct business from anywhere in the world using the proper technology.

Limelight Networks Helps Companies Defend against Cyber Threats with New Bot Management Solution

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With cyberattacks increasing in scope, sophistication and frequency, Limelight Networks, Inc., a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced a new Advanced Bot Manager option for its Limelight Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution for protecting digital content.

Global internet traffic generated from bots is higher than human-generated traffic, according to Mary Meeker's annual internet trends report. And more than half of bots are malevolent and engaging in destructive activities such as seeking vulnerabilities on websites and committing fraud, stealing corporate and personal data, and launching DDoS attacks. At the same time, the internet depends on beneficial bots that power search engines and digital assistants.

Four Things Every Successful Start-Up Needs

When you dream of starting your own business, it an exciting, nerve-wracking, exhilarating, and worrying. All of these things together make it something that a lot of people are extremely keen to do; there is something about that excitement and exhilaration that appeals (and the nerves and anxiety can be dealt with at a later date). However, before rushing into your launch, there are some important elements to have in place if you want to stand the best chance of being successful.

Business Plan

Every successful business will need a good quality, in-depth business plan. You can download a business plan template and complete it if you feel confident that you will be able to get it right. However, you can speak to an expert to help you with this if you prefer. The document will need to contain what the aims of the business are, what the goals are, how much money you expect to be making, and how much money you need to spend initially. This business plan will be used to show anyone whom you want to borrow money from including banks or angel investors. It is also a useful document for you to be able to track your progress. 

ObjectRocket Delivers Fully Managed MongoDB-as-a-Service On Microsoft Azure

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ObjectRocket, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) company offering solutions that leverage some of the most popular open source database technologies, today announced fully-managed MongoDB-as-a-service available on Microsoft Azure Cloud. Customers now have the ability to manage their MongoDB instance via the ObjectRocket Control Panel, with 24x7x365 access to the ObjectRocket database team and deep MongoDB expertise.

ObjectRocket offers a purpose-built data platform fully managed and supported by data engineers and DBAs, giving businesses of all size access to unlock the power of open source, enterprise-grade technology. ObjectRocket for MongoDB is a uniquely designed, fully managed database-as-a-service solution that delivers significant cost savings and lightning-fast speed to customers managing data from anywhere. ObjectRocket now supports customer applications across the globe that run on Microsoft Azure.

SolarWinds System Management Updates Sharpen Visibility into Physical and Virtual Infrastructure

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a pair of product updates that offer broader and deeper performance monitoring capabilities across physical and virtual infrastructure, particularly in hybrid environments. The newest version of Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) extends support to a wider range of leading all-flash arrays (AFAs), while the latest update to Server & Application Monitor (SAM) permits deeper visibility into interactions between a set of servers running critical business applications.

"Finding clarity through the haze of complexity is vital to successfully keep today's heterogeneous and distributed IT environments running smoothly," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "With support for more leading-edge storage vendor solutions and deeper visibility into the connection between critical infrastructure resources, our system management updates give IT professionals more powerful tools to overcome complexity and optimize performance in their diverse worlds."

Combined, the two updates arm IT professionals with the broad system management, monitoring, alerting and reporting functionality needed to optimize performance in hybrid environments, across an even broader mix of systems and vendors.

6 ways to drive traffic to your website

Your business has got its website up and running which is great, but how do you get people visiting it and driving traffic on it? There is no point in paying out a load of money for a big and shiny website if nobody is paying any attention to it, after all.

Website traffic is important for a number of reasons, among which are seeing how well your marketing campaigns are working, gathering insight and information about your audience, improving your ranking when it comes to search engines and generating more leads and customers.

If your website isn't generating the traffic you want it to, then there are a few ways you can fix that. Here are six of them.

Search engine optimization