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How to achieve cloud resilience

How to achieve cloud resilience and why does it matter

Cloud resilience is at the core of business continuity. It is key to ensure your business can effectively recover from a failure or disaster. It entails, for instance, leveraging suitable cloud services, HA and disaster recovery solutions to keep operations running even in the worst scenarios. What is cloud resilience? Cloud resilience refers to the

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Cloud adoption among EU enterprises in 2023

Cloud adoption among EU enterprises in 2023

The adoption of cloud computing in Europe has increased about 4 percentage points (pp) from 2021 to 2023, according to Eurostat. 45% of EU enterprises used cloud computing in 2023 — with a significantly higher adoption rate among large enterprises. Let’s review some cloud usage statistics among EU enterprises during the last few years.  Cloud

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On-premise to cloud migration: adding value & reducing costs

Migrating from on-premise to cloud: adding value & reducing costs

Migrating from on-premise to cloud is often considered not only as a way of reducing costs but also as a strategy to add value to businesses. When migrating from an on-premise to a cloud datacenter, companies can enjoy many intangible benefits in addition to cost savings. Therefore, when calculating “cloud ROI”, companies should consider multiple

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Cloud security trends and challenges

Cloud security trends and challenges

Cloud security is a top priority as more and more organizations continue to place their data and applications in the cloud. According to data from Statista, as of 2022, about 60% of corporate data was already in the cloud. In fact, not only a large number of companies are already in the cloud, but also

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What is a cloud server?

What is a cloud server?

Cloud servers are virtual servers that, just as traditional servers, deliver processing power and data storage. However, they are virtualized, delivered over a public or private network, using IPv4 or IPv6, and accessed remotely. How does a cloud server work? Cloud servers are virtualized using a hypervisor like VMware or Openstack. The hypervisor acts as

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Cloud computing glossary

The most common terms in cloud computing

In this post we want to collect the most common terms in cloud computing; from basic concepts such as the main cloud service models and types of cloud to more specialized concepts related to cloud computing. Let’s start from the beginning… What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is a computing resources and services distribution model

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Guía definitiva sobre cloud computing 2022

Cloud computing: the definitive guide (2023)

Cloud computing is more than a trend nowadays. It has become part of our daily lives, both among businesses and individuals. This guide about cloud computing aims to cover the most important aspects of this IT services distribution model. As well as some trends that are closely related to its evolution. Chapter 1: What is

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OpenStack

What is OpenStack?

OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform that allows controlling large pools of compute, storage and network resources throughout a data center. It is licensed under Apache License 2.0. OpenStack Project The project was released by Rackspace Hosting and NASA in 2010. Indeed, its early code was based on NASA’s Nebula platform and Rackspace’s

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Types of hypervisors: bare-metal and hosted

Hypervisors: definition, types and solutions

Hypervisors are an essential part of the technology supporting cloud computing. There are two types of hypervisors — bare-metal and hosted, and numerous solutions in the market. In this post we are going to cover both types, including a list of well-known hypervisors — both commercial and open-source. But let’s start by defining what a

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Cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

Main cloud service models: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

The main three cloud service models are: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Each cloud service model covers different user and company needs, and provides a different level of control, security and scalability. IaaS is the cloud service model that offers a higher level of control compared with an on-premises solution. PaaS makes the process of developing

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