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Protecting your SaaS app data

With the significant trend for consuming Cloud software, which IDC believes is growing at a pace of 3 times that of traditional software delivery (IDC Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud Software, 2016), we really need a solid Data Protection solution for SaaS apps right?

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Cloud Access Security Brokers: Understanding cloud risk management

The realm of Shadow IT

Cloud apps are in use everywhere, including within the enterprise. When a staff member has access to so many apps that make their life easier as a public consumer, they come to expect the same levels of service within their place of work. When the IT department can’t deliver on that level of service, the user finds another way.

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New Zealand Cloud Priorities Report 2016 [Infographic]

As far as cloud reports and surveys go, there’s certainly no shortage of information out there. However, as it relates to cloud usage and challenges in the adoption of cloud services, and in New Zealand in particular, we felt there was a lack of material with a local flavour. This inspired us to run our inaugural New Zealand Cloud Priorities Survey.

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Data Protection in the Cloud Era

It’s no secret that cloud adoption is gathering significant steam, with an estimated 9 out of 10 operations that will be running in the cloud by 2020. Already, we know that 70% of organisations are managing some form of data in the cloud, right now. This is why it’s important for organisations to look at how their data protection platform can aid in their future strategy for cloud migration. I believe businesses should choose a data protection platform that has multi-cloud functionality, giving them the flexibility to decide the best services and solutions (private, public, or hybrid cloud) that work for them.

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Everything you need to know from the Google NEXT cloud conference

Public Cloud


29 Mar 2016

When it comes to the public cloud, watch out New Zealand, Google’s coming! I was fortunate enough to attend the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) conference in San Francisco last week. I don’t know what the scientifically measured half-life of Kool-Aid is, but I think I’ve let it pass through my hype-system by now. Those Googlers are a passionate and excitable bunch!

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The 5 key steps to evolve your Infrastructure team in the Cloud Era

ViFX has the benefit of working with many customers who rely on large scale IT infrastructure. The ViFX Managed Operations team has worked alongside many of them as they transition business systems and their dependencies away from on-premise Virtual Infrastructure to either cloud services or cloud-based IaaS.

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Finding the gems at Oracle Cloud Day

Oracle have such a big target on their back. Everything they do will be received so critically by most of the market that it becomes one of those paradoxes whereby they end up exceeding (low) expectations by some margin.

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How to save a staggering 30% when moving to IaaS

At ViFX we have the good fortune to work with many organisations that are either planning, migrating to, or have already made the move to IaaS. These organisations have moved to a variety of locations; either our own ViFX IaaS platform, other local IaaS platforms, or to the large offshore providers.

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