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How CIOs should set priorities in a rapidly changing world
Most CIOs feel overwhelmed most of the time. The pace of technological change is relentless, and demands on IT are never-ending. Meanwhile, IT budgets continue to shrink. How can an IT leader manage competing priorities? In an interview, Oded Haner, CTO of cloud management provider, HotLink, and former CIO of Monster Cable, provides some answers.
Best Practices for Embracing the Hybrid Cloud
More than 65% of IT organizations committed to hybrid cloud by the end of 2015, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations, according to IDC. Key drivers include greater agility, faster time to market, disaster recovery, business continuity and other benefits with a low-cost, pay-as-you-go price tag. But those promises do not address the complexity of deploying and managing a spectrum of disparate resource types. Learn eight best practices for embracing hybrid cloud.
Executive Viewpoint 2016 Prediction: HotLink - Both Cloud Pragmatism AND Experimentation Rule
It might sound like an oxymoron to predict a new year in which both cloud pragmatism and experimentation will rule the data center, but that is exactly how we expect the market will play out in the next 12 months. The most important news is that the public cloud is broadly delivering exceptional value; no IT personnel should be waiting for things to settle down anytime soon. As 2015 draws to a close, four key trends seem clear.
HotLink 2016 Predictions: 3 ways cloud pragmatism PLUS experimentation will dominate 2016
The cloud market is rapidly evolving, and its developments in 2015 have prepared the space for an even more interesting climate to take hold in the coming year. Since many companies are already incorporating the public cloud into their operations with use cases such as cloud-based DR, CIOs are highly invested in finding new ways for the cloud to help reap major financial rewards. As we move into 2016, these trends set the stage for both cloud pragmatism and experimentation to reign.
How to manage a multi-vendor cloud environment
For many IT organizations, a hybrid IT environment made up of multiple cloud and on-premises applications is inevitable. 2016 may be the year of the blended cloud environment, but it requires new people, processes and systems to manage effectively. HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc shares experiences about how IT shops can best maintain flexibility and agility when managing multiple cloud deployments.
Cloud-Based Business Continuity Hits Trifecta: Availability, Affordability, Portability
CIOs should not live in a constant state of fear that their operations will fail due to lack of business continuity availability, affordability and portability. The cloud makes protection within reach of organizations of every size. With the exciting progress of new solutions, every CIO should have one on the short list, even if only as a pilot project to get started.
Hottest products at AWS re:Invent 2015
The Amazon Web Service re:Invent conference is one of the premier public IaaS cloud computing conferences. Check out all the hottest products and services vendors are announcing or displaying at the show in Las Vegas this year.
Interview with Lynn LeBlanc, CEO and Founder of HotLink
The most important thing enterprises need to consider as they build hybrid IT environments is the inherent complexity they are introducing, unless they consider effective hybrid management from the beginning. To retain the cost and agility advantages of hybrid IT, companies need a streamlined way to manage all their resources - both on and off premise.
Address hybrid cloud management from the get-go to sidestep costly mistakes
IT silo approaches will not work in the hybrid cloud future. Unlike in the past, when corporate IT developed best practices around isolating like-resources, IT needs to administer and manage several cloud platforms and a range of on-premises resources from a single pane of glass. HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc offers advice on managing hybrid IT and transforming your data center.
Unifying Cloud Management through vCenter
For the traditional data center, VMware remains the dominant virtualization platform but as enterprise roadmaps begin to map in the cloud they are struggling with how to manage the hybrid environments they are creating. HotLink Cloud Management Express is the newest member of the HotLink solution portfolio and allows IT professionals to manage a variety of virtualization and cloud platforms directly from within VMware vCenter.