Why Rumors of On-Prem Backup’s Death are Premature Part 2

Posted by Mary Anne Halligan on Sep 29, 2015 6:00:00 AM


The controversy continues to swirl: Is On-Prem Backup Dead? In our last blog post, we introduced Randy Bowie, R1Soft’s VP of Backup Products & Engineering, whose response to this question is a resounding no. “We agree!” say our Spiceworks colleagues, in a conversation that has sparked nearly 100 comments so far. 

Clearly this is a hot topic. So how are companies resolving their backup challenges?

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Topics: Backups, Webhosting, cloud, hosting industry, cloud computing

This Week in Data (May 1, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on May 1, 2015 10:25:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week Google is trying to help users defend against phishing attacks, there's a newly discovered malware that is turning unsuspecting computers into spam bots, and Microsoft is flexing its machine learning muscle with a new website that guesses visitors' ages.

Are you at the edge of your chair yet? Scroll down the page to read all the headlines in the infographic below and then scroll just a little bit further to find links to each full story.

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Topics: cloud, cloud computing, TWID, security

INFOGRAPHIC: SingleHop's 2015 Cloud Predictions

Posted by Ben Barker on Feb 10, 2015 7:08:00 AM

We would all love to have a crystal ball that tells us what to expect in the future. Unfortunately, they don't exist. However, what does exist is a channel full of well-informed thought leaders who can make predictions on the future based on their past experiences. 

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Topics: cloud, cloud services, cloud computing

This Week in Data (November 14, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 14, 2014 6:30:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week saw some major fortune telling by Forrester Research and Steve Ballmer, yet another step toward making the Internet of Things a reality for the masses, and an acquisition by Microsoft that will protect their enterprise customers in a hybrid cloud world. 

Looking for more info on each story? Click the links below the graphic for more details, and don't forget to let us know if there are any big time stories that we missed this week.

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Topics: cloud computing, TWID, big data

This Week in Data (October 31, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Oct 31, 2014 6:48:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week was dominated by news coming out of IBM's Insight 2014 conference. Outside of a pair of IBM announcements, this week's stories also include a hatrick of aquisitions by EMC, a bit of good news for companies trying to move to the cloud, and some equally bad news for about half of the people living in California. Take a look our the headlines and check below the graphic for links to some more in-depth coverage of each of our stories.

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Topics: cloud computing, TWID

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 2, 2010 11:32:00 AM

Everywhere I look it seems I see the term "cloud computing." Amongst insiders in the hosting industry “the cloud,” has become an inside joke. I think we all know that, as a buzzword, “cloud” is nearly meaningless.

And while the word “cloud” may be meaningless it is giving the hosting industry a fresh coat of paint and much needed hype, boosting the sales of hosted services. It may well be a cause for celebration across the hosting industry. It has grown-up. It's ready for prime time.

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Topics: hosted services, cloud, hosting industry, cloud services, cloud computing, virtualization, xen

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