Posts tagged ‘infrastructure’

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What is IaaS and How Does It Fit in Your Organization?

As you shop for technology solutions, you’ll come across terms like “SaaS,” “PaaS,” and “IaaS.” These are terms used to describe a new business model rolled out by software companies, cloud service providers, and others. The business model involves a pay-as-you-go and pay-only-for-what-you-need type of IT solutions delivery. Each term means “as a Service.” In the case of IaaS, that’s “Infrastructure as a Service.” Continue Reading

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The Top 8 Things to Know About Implementing BYOD Policies

The jury is in, and they have a verdict: whether you like it or not, BYOD is here and here to stay. Now that the ruling is out of the way, it’s time to set up solid policies to assure that the influx of devices occurs in a manageable fashion and all necessary security policies are in place. Here is your checklist for implementing solid BYOD policies. Continue Reading

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Is the Next Silicon Valley Coming to… Utah?

Just fewer than 3 million souls call Utah home; some 80 percent of them live and work in a comparatively small section in the north-central part of the state known as Wasatch Front. Interstate 15 runs through this region, south to north, from Nephi to Brigham City, connecting the three most populous cities in the state — Salt Lake City, West Valley City, and Provo. The majestic Wasatch mountain range and Wasatch-Cache National Forest sit to the east, and to the west lays the Great Salt Lake, perhaps the most famous section of Utah’s Jordan River. Continue Reading

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Bigstep presents O’Reilly webcast on getting the most from a NoSQL DB

Many IT directors are failing to get the optimum performance from their infrastructure. So we’ve been conducting a number of benchmarking studies to see to how this can be improved and our product manager Alex Bordei will be talking through the findings on an O’Reilly webcast on 7 August.

Poor infrastructure performance can have major repercussions for any business – higher operational costs, ineffective and uninformed decision making and inefficient utilisation of resource. But we have found that performance can be improved by up to 60 per cent, with the need for a costly upgrade or migration. Read on for a sneak preview.

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Bigstep cited again as one of Netcraft’s most reliable infrastructure providers

This is starting to become a habit. The latest Netcraft figures that look at the most reliable infrastructure providers in the world have been revealed and yet again Bigstep is featured in the top ten.

This takes the Netcraft count for Bigstep to eight times in the past 11 analyses, one of the most consistent records of any company to feature in the Netcraft lists.

We know that the world’s most powerful public computing infrastructure is of little use without the reliability to go with it – here’s how we do it.  Continue Reading