SMB business leaders or professionals who deliver SMB IT solutions have the option to move to an off-premise cloud. It’s a move that requires more considerations than cost savings, scale, security and flexibility. Here are three questions to ask yourself as you decide whether an off-premise cloud is the right choice for your business.
As a reseller of Rackspace Cloud Sites, I get a lot of questions concerning the service in general and also about my particular offerings and plans. What I find is that most, if not all, of my potential and realized clients are very technical people — in many cases more so than I am — and they ask a lot of very detailed, technical questions. Of course, that is no problem, because I have 24×7 access to a chat with a Rackspace technician through whom I can find the answers to even the most obscure questions, and get back to my clients almost immediately. I’d say around 90 percent of the questions I receive come from various directions and are all a little bit different. Still, there are some common themes that come up when my customers call. Here are the five most common questions/thoughts that I receive from my Rackspace Cloud Sites customers:
This is a guest blog post written and contributed by Todd Kaloudis, senior vice president of business development and global channels for OPNET Technologies, an IT performance management provider and a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner.
Rackspace has been named the 2012 Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year, an award that recognizes managed, cloud and hybrid hosting. This marks the fourth time Rackspace has captured this rousing honor.
Rackspace was excited this week to host our inaugural Partner Leadership Council, a forum through which Rackspace and a nominated group of select partners mapped out a strategy for future growth together.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Eric Thacker, senior director of marketing at Panzura, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Panzura offers enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud.
This is a guest blog post written and contributed by Rami Essaid, founder and CEO of Distil, a content protection network that helps websites prevent malicious web scraping and stop content theft. Distil is a Rackpace Cloud Tools partner.
It’s a common misconception that on-premise infrastructure is inherently more secure than infrastructure managed by a service provider in the cloud. And while security remains among the top concerns that some users have about cloud computing, recent research from cloud security player Alert Logic found that security threats faced by infrastructure in the cloud is on par, or in many cases less prevalent than those for on-premise system.