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The Importance of Content Delivery Networks for SMBs

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Content Delivery Networks for SMBsSmall to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are afforded a great deal more opportunity today than in years past. Cloud-based infrastructure and software offerings have provided smaller organizations the ability to leverage technology in ways previously limited to big enterprises. CDNs or Content Delivery Networks for SMBs highlight one such example.

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7 Important Considerations When Buying IaaS

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Buying Infrastructure-as-a-ServiceInfrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) helps companies significantly reduce costs by outsourcing underlying IT infrastructure to a cloud provider. However, treading a sensible path through the many available options can be difficult. A poor choice or inadequate planning may actually end up costing more over time. When buying IaaS, don’t be swayed by a flashy user interface or exaggerated technological specifications.

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Regulatory Compliance and What it Means for IT Departments

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Regulatory Compliance CartikaFor years, we have heard horror stories and read disturbing headlines about the exploitation and mismanagement of corporate and private data. Regulatory compliance has evolved as a result of these unfortunate events and now we must all deal with it.

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Cloud Backups – 5 Simple Steps to Help Avoid Disaster

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Cartika Cloud BackupsIn today’s IT world, technology lets people “set it and forget it” in many areas that once required constant attention. Cloud backups for public cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are perfect examples. During a cloud deployment, it’s easy to pick a backup option without much thought, and this can cause problems later when it really counts. Users need to understand their cloud backups, ensure they have the right solution, and know what to do if disaster strikes.

Before we move on, let’s take a step back and review the current types of backups typically used. The backup method provided by the vendor – or managed by your company with another solution – can affect network and storage costs. It can also impact your Recovery Point Objective (RPO). 

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What SMBs Need to Know About Cloud Support

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Cloud Support CartikaAt this point in the evolution, most companies understand the many benefits of Cloud computing. When it comes to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – better known as Public Cloud – the flexibility, performance, and cost-effectiveness are unbeatable for many applications. However, small-to-mid size businesses (SMBs) seldom have the luxury of having people with infrastructure or hosting expertise on staff. This means that at times they must lean on the Cloud vendor for support and that’s when things can get frustrating.

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