Making the Case for Colocation
Reanna Gutierrez  |  August 25, 2016
Colocation services, in which data centers operations are hosted in a professionally run and managed hosting facility, are seeing fast growth, with 451 Research projecting the global colocation market to be worth $36 billion by 2017, up from $22.8 billion in 2015. Colocation is a cost-effective, secure solution for companies who do not want to establish an internal data center and need access to a more flexible solution that will scale with their operations.
Disaster Recovery in the Cloud – Does it make sense for you?
Reanna Gutierrez  |  August 23, 2016
Recovering your data and services to be up and running in the event of a disaster, whether caused by a natural disaster or a mouse chewing through a cord, is critical to keep your business operational. Traditional disaster recovery is expensive, so expensive in fact that many operations forgo the practice and just keep their fingers crossed. DRaaS offers a less expensive and more reliable method to backup and recover data from any event that may affect your business operations.
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) SNMP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  August 18, 2016
A vulnerability in the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) code of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code.
Is Shadow IT Putting You at Risk?
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  August 18, 2016
Do you know all of the cloud services at use in your organization on a given day? Have you heard of Shadow IT? It’s quickly becoming a big issue as business units add new cloud services on their own —unwilling to wait for IT to vet, test, approve and implement them. This practice can cause issues for your organization and could compromise data security. Instead of shutting it down, though, IT must learn to embrace Shadow IT and find ways to make it easier for employees to get the services they need while maintaining control over the company’s data.
Is technology or strategy dictating your IT decisions?
Amy Gregory  |  August 18, 2016
A recent study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte sheds light on what differentiates companies who utilize strategy-driven, not technology-driven innovation. Digitally mature enterprises use new technologies to transform business operations on a large scale. In contrast, less mature businesses use technology more like a Band-Aid. According to a survey of over 4,800 business executives, only 29% of businesses are in the maturing stage.
VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks - The Perfect Pairing in the Software Defined Data Center
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  August 16, 2016
The move to the software defined data center (SDDC) has driven a need to move faster, but without compromising security in a time where data is more vulnerable than ever. As the data center becomes more controlled by software, VMware's NSX enables this by simplifying the process of provisioning networks (not just servers anymore) so that it's fast, and IT can respond quickly to the needs of the business. However, with this increased speed, the need to not compromise security has forged a close partnership between VMware and Palo Alto Networks, a long-standing leader in security.
7 Reasons Hybrid IT is a Winning Strategy
Reanna Gutierrez  |  August 11, 2016
Hybrid clouds bring the best of both worlds and ensure IT infrastructure closely aligns with the needs of business. A recent State of the Cloud Survey finds that nearly three-quarters of today’s enterprises are using a hybrid infrastructure and adoption rates have increased from 58% in 2015 to 71% in 2016. As more organizations consider a hybrid IT strategy they should keep seven key factors in mind.
Simplifying Manufacturing Complexities with Managed Services
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  August 09, 2016
The IT skills required in today’s complex manufacturing businesses have changed. Seasoned manufacturing experts have had to upgrade their computing skills to encompass managed services, or find the right partners to take over the technology components. Many smart manufacturers understand that you can’t let the tools get in the way of production, and forcing company experts to become IT experts is counterproductive. Rather than forcing the industry experts to take on a new discipline, more companies are seeking out partners like OneNeck who understand managed services.
Is your biggest security threat from within?
Amy Gregory  |  August 04, 2016
Insider threats from employees and business partners represent one of the largest risk factors organizations face. IBM found that in 2015, 55% of breaches came from the inside. Even though almost half of these attacks were inadvertent rather than malicious, IT departments need to be prepared to prevent and mitigate internal security threats.
SQL 2012 & High Availability Disaster Recovery in Azure
Scott Morley  |  August 02, 2016
One of the biggest lures to Azure right now is for backup and disaster recovery. There are a number of ways that this can be implemented, including Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup; however, when we look at options for SQL Server, we can really start getting into the business continuity aspect of BDR, with the potential for zero downtime in the event of a catastrophic failure. This blog will take a look at how we can put that in place and how Azure can be a key component.