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Emerging Vendors 2014: Cloud Vendors
Cloud computing is arguably the single most important trend to hit the IT industry in years. It's not only forcing established vendors to change their game plans, but the cloud revolution has created opportunities for a whole new generation of emerging vendors. Check out the hottest startups in the cloud computing segment from the Emerging Vendors list for 2014.
Evaluation Criteria for Your Cloud-based Data Protection Solutions
With so much talk about disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) in the cloud, you might be considering such an option. Have your new DR/BC vendor explains exactly how they will provide seamless and automated failover of critical business operations when your disaster strikes. In other words, be sure your DR solution actually has an "R" and not just a "D."
The Face of New Backup
As we launch ourselves into the clouds, we need to perhaps rethink how we do data protection. We need integrated data protection that not only accounts for cloud or data center failures but also accounts for the need to run within the cloud. There are lots of issues when you stand up systems within a cloud from a replicated source, unless the network is also replicated over into the cloud. This is a crucial component, automated only by a few tools, such as HotLink.
4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board
To help accelerate and increase the probability of success, startups need to seek other industry leaders to support and evangelize their efforts. From ongoing product feedback to investor due diligence to media interviews to customer prospects and more, a strong advisory board can completely change the course of a new company.
Hybrid DR: A real option compared to the duplicate data center myth
Nick Hardiman addresses whether hybrid disaster recovery options which use a public cloud are ready, and debunks the duplicate data center myth. HotLink, the company with the Hybrid Express product for cloud bursting, also provides DR Express; this allows VMware customers to use AWS for their DR program.
Cloud bursting: Better tools are needed to live up to its promise
One of the selling points of a hybrid cloud strategy is cloud bursting. The company that can make cloud bursting easy is onto a good thing. Tools must help the tech staff by bringing simplicity to complexity, the way Hotlink Hybrid Express does for VMware and AWS.
2014 Virtualization 50
Virtualization remains one of the hottest segments of the IT industry. CRN presents its annual list of the virtualization vendors that need to be on the channel's radar. #21 HotLink develops technology that lets VMware vCenter support hypervisors from Microsoft, Red Hat and Citrix. Hotlink DR Express is its VMware plug-in for Amazon Web Services data protection.
HotLink DR Express business continuity for VMware and AWS
HotLink addresses business continuity for VMware customers who want to move workloads to Amazon and back. The entire working environment is moved to Amazon where it could execute and keep business running rather than just moving data. Interesting is that HotLink has integrated into VMware vCenter, so customers use a familiar tool to manage these off-site cloud VM migrations.
How IT Can Remain Relevant In A Cloud World
Cloud computing is fundamentally changing how businesses consume technology. IT pros that can jockey between managing traditional data center and cloud based IT infrastructure technology, will continue to be highly sought after, using tools like HotLink Hybrid Express to seamlessly move virtual machines between VMware, Hyper-V and Amazon EC2.
Is Your Small Business Too Small for a Hybrid Cloud?
Although many cloud experts predict that the future is in hybrid clouds, some small businesses may not benefit. To find out if a hybrid platform is suitable for your small business, first consider the four primary reasons to use a hybrid cloud: costs, ability to scale, data continuity and compliance.