Has traditional IT taken a wrong turn and failed us? Watch our cloud roundtable discuss more, then tweet us your thoughts @Stratus4Uptime.
Dave LeClair recently co-presented on virtualization and uptime at Angelbeat‘s New York conference. His presentation, below, covers how organizations must optimize their existing and internal server/storage/data center infrastructure for maximum efficiency, combining the best of virtual and private cloud functionality, before considering external/outsourced public cloud services.
Included in his Virtualization and Uptime Presentation are:
-Average costs of downtime, including information on loss of reputation, money and data
-Companies who recently suffered downtime – and for how long
-Exactly how much time the “nines” mean
-Causes of downtime
-Rising importance of application uptime
-Data on high availability with virtualized applications and datacenters
-Recommendations for virtualization success
Flip though his slidedeck to learn the consequences of downtime and how it impacts your business. Get information on how the trend to virtualize tier one applications creates single points of failure for applications and how high availability or fault tolerant solutions can minimize the risk.
Watch this video on cloud computing to see our cloud roundtable discuss what companies are saying about the cloud and if they should chose a public, private or hybrid cloud.
In public clouds, the service provider also manages the infrastructure; clients simply access services when they need them. Not so with private clouds. Most vendors today who provide infrastructure and the operating environment for private clouds assume in-house expertise is there to manage them.
Without the skilled staff to manage private clouds, SMBs may encounter quality of service problems … problems that could inhibit internal adoption of services. The answer may be a managed service provider who can remotely monitor, manage, and remediate issues that arise in an SMB’s on-premise private cloud.
Remote monitoring and management is emerging as a key accelerator of private cloud adoption by SMBs. Also, it is a prime opportunity for companies who have the proven expertise to perform remote monitoring and management such as Stratus has demonstrated for the last 30 years.