I spend a considerable amount of time in front of customers and prospects. Over the last few months, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about hybrid cloud. What’s the right approach? How long does migration take? What needs to be done in preparation? What benefits can our organization expect to receive? After fielding these questions across the country for lots of different size companies in a variety of industries, I thought it might be valuable to share some answers.
Here is an interesting number: 19,700,000. That’s the number of results I received when I did a Bing search on “Cloud Computing.” (For Google – there were 310 million results.) If you have read my blog for any length of time you know that my world is squarely focused on Microsoft Technologies and specifically SharePoint. What I’d like to discuss today is what cloud is best for SharePoint.
The IT industry is in a perpetual state of change, but what remains constant is the need for uptime and airtight storage with unwavering support. Now, more than ever, this is of increasing importance with the third platform, described by IDC as an “emerging platform for growth and innovation built on the technology pillars of mobile computing, cloud services, big data and analytics, and social networking.” And for more than a decade, Rackspace and EMC have worked together to provide our customers with the solutions their businesses need to grow and adjust to this dynamic world of IT. These are the tools they need to redefine their businesses.
EMC World 2014 kicks off next week in Las Vegas, and Rackspace will be there in full force. We’ll be highlighting our decade-long partnership with EMC and discussing how we’re working together to redefine the hybrid cloud.
Enterprise IT leaders are in a tough spot. They have to provide infrastructure that supports the critical applications that power their business, while also being responsive enough to handle the changing needs of their internal business units.
In many cases, two heads are better than one. With that in mind, Rackspace and EMC have a long-standing partnership that creates a powerful one-two punch for the enterprise through the marriage of Rackspace’s hosting prowess and EMC’s storage expertise.