Rackspace Cloud Databases

Relational databases are a pillar of enterprise operations and business management. Because of their role in underpinning mission-critical workloads, IT leaders face unique challenges in managing them — namely, investing in time-consuming administration, ensuring consistent performance and scaling to meet spikes in user demand. Rackspace Cloud Databases is a stand-alone relational database service designed to address those challenges. Built on OpenStack®, Cloud Databases allows Rackspace customers to easily provision and manage multiple MySQL database instances, save time on maintenance and administration, and transition between database distributions with little hassle. Instances are provisioned in a single-tenant, container-based environment and are accessible via the Rackspace internal ServiceNet network.

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Barracuda

Barracuda offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems efficiently and cost-effectively, while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. While we maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, our award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support every aspect of the network - providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and hybrid deployment options.The Barracuda Cloud is the first ecosystem that leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify data security, storage and IT management. Our cloud is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of protection and scalability. You have the option to choose how much of the Barracuda Cloud capabilities you need while keeping on-premises control over your digital information.

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Transitioning to IBM Smart Cloud Notes

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IBM Smart Cloud Notes is a multi-tenancy mail service for IBM Notes. When you use the IBM Smart Cloud Notes service, IBM sets up and maintains your IBM Domino mail servers for you on external sites that it manages. IBM Smart Cloud notes offers you the benefits of the IBM domino mail server architecture and security rich features without the mail server maintenance overhead.

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IBM Cloud:Rethink IT. Reinvent business.

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CIOs and senior IT executives increasingly examine cloud computing as an option to address their significant and immediate challenges to reduce costs and innovate effectively. Some estimate that, by the end of 2014, more than 40 percent of new enterprise IT spending will be cloud based (Gartner, January 2011). Today, the most forward looking companies are thinking beyond reducing cost and complexity and towards applying the transformative power of cloud computing to reinvent the way they do business. Cloud computing has become an imperative with the potential, if not the promise, of transforming how new business value is captured and delivered with unprecedented speed and dexterity.

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Mastering a Multi-cloud Approach

whitePaper | March 28, 2018

Enterprises today are realizing that it’s a multi-cloud world. Recent findings from Microsoft and 451 Research state that nearly one third of organizations work with four or more cloud service providers. As organizations shift towards a multi-cloud approach, new challenges have begun to emerge. Most notably, security, agility, performance, and costs have become difficult to manage or control across varied cloud platforms. Compounding the matter is that maintaining consistent regulatory compliance, confidentiality, and data segregation now requires major time and resource investments, making a multi-cloud approach both expensive and daunting.

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Making the Cloud Work for Business

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Enterprises are increasingly turning to the cloud to reap economic benefits and effectively extend the reach of their business applications to users outside the bounds of the traditional corporate network—both in terms of physical location and end-user device type. IT decision makers are eager to begin or further their adoption of cloud solutions, but they have concerns.

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What the Cloud will mean for MSPs and the IT Channel in 2016

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Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs) are increasingly helping their clients leverage different forms of cloud computing. This has created a unique opportunity within the IT channel for MSPs to begin offering new services to their customers, be it IaaS, or other related services like disaster recovery, cloud migration, high availability etc. Not only will MSPs be able to substantially grow their service offerings.

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SAP HANA in an EMC Private Cloud – Tailored Data Center Integration and Virtualization

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I have been working for quite a while on a joint SAP/EMC white paper about HANA in an EMC Private Cloud, Tailored Data Center Integration and Virtualization. This document is now publicly available. With Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI), you can move SAP HANA into a private cloud and integrate it into an existing, well-established data center, providing multiple benefits. The white paper is a perfect introduction into Tailored Data Center Integration and also provides a lot of references and best practices. In two chapters SAP describes the SAP HANA main building blocks for a private cloud as well as general considerations on how to integrate SAP HANA into an existing data center.

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Barracuda

Barracuda offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems efficiently and cost-effectively, while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. While we maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, our award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support every aspect of the network - providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and hybrid deployment options.The Barracuda Cloud is the first ecosystem that leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify data security, storage and IT management. Our cloud is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of protection and scalability. You have the option to choose how much of the Barracuda Cloud capabilities you need while keeping on-premises control over your digital information.

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