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4 Ways to Migrate from VMware to AWS Cloud

One hundred percent (100%) of the Fortune 500 runs on VMware. Yet as adoption of the AWS cloud grows, many companies are looking to  take advantage of the scalability and agility of the public cloud — either by extending their VMware deployments to AWS, or by migrating part of their existing VMware footprint to AWS.…

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Logicworks Earns PCI DSS Level 1 Certification for 6th Straight Year

We are pleased to announce that Logicworks has achieved Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) Level 1 Service Provider Certification for the 6th straight year! Over the past several months, Logicworks has worked with Coalfire, a leading independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), to perform a comprehensive audit of Logicworks’ Managed AWS…

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How is HITRUST™ Certification Different from HIPAA?

The HITRUST CSF™ is a widely adopted security framework for healthcare companies and has been gaining popularity as a more structured, unified, and comprehensive standard that can be used to help satisfy HIPAA and HITECH in a defensible fashion. However, many small and mid-sized healthcare companies struggle with understanding the framework and building an internal…

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Why Enterprises Need Containers and Docker

At DockerCon 2015 last week, it was very clear that Docker is poised to transform enterprise IT. While it traditionally takes years for a software innovation — and especially an open source one — to reach the enterprise, Docker is defying all the rules. Analysts expect Docker will be the norm in enterprises by 2016,…

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Government Cloud on the Rise: NSA, DOJ Move to Amazon Web Services

At the Amazon Public Sector Symposium last week, the NSA announced that it will be moving some of its IT infrastructure to AWS. The NSA follows several other federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in joining the CIA in the Amazon cloud in the last 9 months. “The…

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Why Are 50% of Enterprises Choosing Hybrid Cloud? Real Use-Cases

Enterprises are shaping the cloud to fit their needs, and the result is overwhelmingly a hybrid of public, private, and on-premises clouds. Today, nineteen percent (19%) of organizations manage hybrid clouds and an additional 60% plan to deploy them. Gartner estimates that hybrid cloud adoption will near 50% by 2017. Why are enterprises going hybrid?…

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Cloud Management Tools Lag Behind, Gartner Reports

While IaaS platforms have reached maturity, the tools that manage and monitor public cloud deployments are lagging behind, according to Gartner Research Director Mindy Cancila. In a live webinar this week, Cancila expressed that a lack of robust cloud management tools may slow the adoption of the public cloud and could potentially expose enterprises to…

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Cloud Orchestration vs. Cloud Automation

What are the differences between cloud orchestration tools and cloud automation tools? An exploration of these two terms is more than a vocabulary exercise; it highlights a key challenge for teams looking to improve IT processes. In most situations, cloud automation describes a task or function accomplished without human intervention. Cloud orchestration describes the arranging…

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Oracle RAC and AWS: A Hybrid Cloud Solution

Amazon has developed many services to facilitate the migration of enterprise database systems to the AWS cloud. This includes services that allow for the relatively simple migration of both Oracle licenses and databases into AWS. However, AWS has yet to develop the shared block storage required to run Oracle RAC, a popular clustered database service.…

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3 Key Issues in Managing Hybrid Clouds for Legacy Applications

Hybrid clouds often present a significant challenge to enterprise IT teams. This is not because the technology is inherently difficult, but because the integration between bare metal, private and public environments frequently results in complex, attenuated lines of dependency, partially rebuilt legacy applications, and multiple monitoring interfaces that have the potential to lead to inefficient…

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