Posts by: Alec Rojas, Author at The Media Temple Blog - Page 6 of 15

APAC’s Cloud Ambitions

The most populous region of the world has turned to the cloud to get the foundational infrastructure it needs to power its rapid digital transformation. Enter a tripartite…

OpenStack’s New Home? The Private Cloud

OpenStack has been on the tip of the tongue of so many players in the infrastructure world for the better part of this decade. And for good reason: The free open source software platform, generally deployed as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS), has a multitude of cloud-related functions.

Is It Time to Re-Examine Your IT Tool Set?

Moving to the cloud comes with its own unique set of challenges. While replacing local software with like-for-like cloud replacements can be an easy experience, internal systems are…

Atlassian Leverages AWS to Power Their European Cloud

In what appears to be a common trend in 2017, cloud-based companies have found a burgeoning market of European enterprises who need access to zippy software and technology….

IT Teams Are Told to Spend More on the Cloud

As cloud adoption is in full swing, so to is cloud spending. Particularly at the enterprise level. This month, industry analyst firm 451 Research released their latest research…

Hosting Essentials for E-commerce WordPress Sites

New e-commerce businesses are popping up every day, with brick-and-mortar operations rapidly joining the digital marketplace. This flurry of growth has massive economic implications: eMarketer recently reported that…

Balancing Apps on the Cloud or On-Premises

It sounds easy: When a company is ready to migrate their apps to the cloud, they take inventory and just have to assess which ones would be ideal…

IT Consumption in the Cloud Evolution

Unlike almost every industry, the history of digital and cloud computing has a large paper trail, with the seismic shifts really beginning in the 1980s with the first local area networks (LAN), followed by the proliferation of PCs, first, and then laptops and mobile devices. Now, in 2017, we’re clearly in the heyday of of the cloud.

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).