Posts by: Alec Rojas, Author at The Media Temple Blog - Page 2 of 11

How an AWS Managed Service Provider Can Solve These 3 Business Pain Points

Amazon Web Services has held the top spot in the cloud industry for years. RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud report found that 57 percent of businesses have adopted AWS for their cloud needs, beating out both Azure and Google.

But AWS technology comes with its share of challenges for a company wanting to leverage it, from initial configuration to rare but damaging service outages (no human technology is flawless) and inevitable scalability needs as businesses grow. Here are a few key ways a managed service provider can alleviate these common cloud pain points.

Avoiding the Main Pitfalls of Cloud Migration

Moving digital assets and workflows onto the cloud does present multiple challenges, especially when done by the in-house IT team. The biggest one is that these potential pitfalls…

How A.I. Has Its Head in the Cloud

The first seeds of artificial intelligence (A.I.) were planted in the early 1950s, not-so-coincidentally during the advent of computing. Alan Turing published his famous Turing Test in 1950,…

Eight Design Trends Taking Over 2017

2017 has started off by slowly drifting away from the stoic design trends of minimalism, monochromatic layouts, and the omnipresent flat design. Instead, there are bright colors, bold shapes, playful gradients, and unique illustrations that bring some much needed depth and dynamics to designs that have grown all too familiar.

The NYT Story: From Paper to Data Centers

Few industries felt the digital transformation more acutely than publishing. Unlike almost any major American news corporations, The New York Times (NYT), has managed to not only survive…

What’s Safer: The Cloud or Your Hard Drive?

What’s scarier: Environmental disasters, cyberattacks, or hardware failure? That was just one of the many questions posed to over 110 financial industry professionals when polled by Evolve IP….

The (Infinite?) Flexibility of the Cloud Is A Real Competitive Advantage

Web hosting has come a long way since professionals were creating GeoCities sites in the early 90s. Hosting really came to the marketplace with the availability of shared hosting 20 years ago, soon followed after by the introduction of dedicated servers and virtual private servers.

What To Look For From an AWS Managed Service Partner

To be fully unlocked, the true potential of cloud hosting needs to be paired with the expertise of a Managed Service Provider (MSP). An MSP can, indeed, help enterprises smoothly navigate the intricacies of the cloud and make sure their cloud environment aligns with their business goals. But finding the right partner can prove more difficult than many decision-makers typically expect. Checking the following considerations off the list can speed up the search for the MSP that’s best suited to unleash all the benefits of the cloud, in particular when it comes to Amazon cloud, Web Services (AWS).

From DevOps to No Ops

It’s probably a bit trite to discuss, for maybe the 20th or 30th straight year, the rocket-like speed of the digital transformation. We all get it: Things are…

And our winner is…

In the month of February we ran a contest to win a chance to meet the web development guru himself, Chris Coyier. We encouraged every contestant to submit why…

Why Have All Your Infrastructure Eggs in One Basket?

For years, the healthcare industry has been seemingly chained to the notepads and manila folders that hold their patient’s personal medical history. As they should – barring a…

Even Risk-Averse Finance Firms Hear the Cloud’s Call

February 28, 2017, was the day the internet stood still. Ok, at least a part of it. The shutdown on Amazon Web Services (AWS)’ S3 east region affected…

Powerful Shared Hosting for Database-Intensive Sites: Meet Grid Elite

Furthering our company’s philosophy to be always up, always fast, always easy and always human, today we’ve introduced the latest addition to our managed shared hosting offering: Grid…

Europe Is Getting Cloud Fever, Too

Just like all hosting, the cloud is powered by ground-level machines and housed climate-cooled data centers across the globe. Silicon Valley-based Equinix, Inc. announced last week that Equinix…

Why IT Teams Should Be Thankful for Managed Cloud Hosting

Digital agencies, financial firms, small and medium enterprises, all are migrating more applications and workloads to the cloud every day. In fact, the cloud is having such a…

Making the Cloud Work For You – Don’t Do It Alone

Enlisting the help of a managed services provider can help your organization extend its hosting capabilities and reduce the burden on its internal IT department. It can equip your organization with a deeper level of support and expertise than you may have available in-house and help you significantly reduce cloud-related costs.