Things to Know About Cloud Computing

Cloud computing refers to the delivery of various computing services for rapid innovation, flexible resource allocation and economies of scale. It’s one of the most in-demand IT delivery resources, powered by as a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Instead of opting for physical data centers, your organization consumes servers, storage and databases through a cloud provider, such as Microsoft and its Azure platform. Other alternatives are Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud (GCP). Organizations of diverse […]

Microsoft End of Support: What You Need to Know, Again

Last year, many companies scrambled upgrading from Server 2008 to stay in compliance. If you were one of those who had to go through this, you know the process required a ton of effort. I spoke to several clients who had no upgrade options due to software limitations, which forced them to stay on Server 2008, at least for the immediate future. For those customers, our only choice was […]

Cloud Governance: Your First and Last Step into the Cloud

No matter who I speak with about the cloud, the same pain points up repeatedly come up. Organizations are always needing to better manage cloud costs, improve their security posture and meet their compliance requirements. According to a report from data security company Lepide, the three most common causes of a data breach are: Insider threats due to misuse of privileged access Weak and stolen passwords Unpatched applications In other words, the most […]

Azure Arc: New Approach to Hybrid Cloud Environments

Manage the Chaos of Multiple Clouds and Diverse On-Premises Technology As more companies embrace the cloud, the use of hybrid architectures is becoming more predominant. These architectures allow organizations to keep benefitting from investments made in on-premises environments, while leveraging innovation introduced by the cloud. The adoption of hybrid solutions can be a winner. But […]

Microsoft Azure Arc

Use Azure Management with Any Infrastructure to Simplify Operations and Get the Gift of Extra Time in Your Day During the past 12 years, I have had many meetings with customers who run a mix of applications on-premises, in the cloud and at the edge. Managing these disparate systems has always been a time-consuming chore. Repeatedly, I have heard IT managers lament for a single management […]

Why Cloud Governance Matters

Cloud governance. You may hear about this concept all the time. But, what does it truly mean? And, why is it so important? Cloud governance is comprised of the people, process and technology deployed to ensure the services (e.g., infrastructure, software, data and platforms) consumed in the cloud are secure, cost-effective, available, scalable and consistent […]

Cloud Security: Not a Contradiction in Terms

[Editor’s Note: Know This, Do This is a blog series from System Soft Technologies. What is this series for? It’s a cycle of articles that take you on a journey, exploring ways innovative technology can help leaders drive transformation and growth.] Know This: Leaders continue to work through the evolution of how business can survive and […]