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When Migrating to the Cloud, Don’t Leave Your Security Policies Behind

Organizations are moving more IT resources to hybrid and multi-cloud environments - accelerating automation and digital transformation. In terms of flexibility and speed, there’s simply no competing with the elasticity of the cloud – which is exactly why McAfee found that 97% of organizations already use public or private cloud services, and IDG found that 41% of enterprises are already migrating storage, archiving, backups and other file servers to the cloud.

Yet while organizations gear up to face the challenges of migration and replication of data and logic to the cloud - the migration and ...

Oct 19, 2020

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Migrating Big Data to the Cloud

Migrating Big Data

Moving small amounts of data is simple, but moving large amounts is extremely complex. This nonlinear challenge has held back cloud adoption for big data environments that have grown on-premises. This is the well-known “data gravity” challenge, where it makes more sense to add datasets to where they already reside, because it is easier, and because they have more value in proximity to other data.

But the cloud has many advantages over private, on-premises infrastructure: scale, flexibility, and innovation. Bringing big data to the cloud makes sense, but is difficult.

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Oct 15, 2020

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WANdisco LiveData Migrator for Microsoft Azure advances to Public Preview

LiveData Migrator is the first of several WANdisco LiveData Platform for Microsoft Azure service to be made available in public preview, giving Hadoop users a 100% Azure-native experience to deploy, configure and manage WANdisco’s world-class solution for migrating actively used Hadoop data from HDFS to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2. By integrating with Azure in this depth, users can eliminate the need to adopt or learn a new management platform, and begin migrating Hadoop data without any downtime or disruption to their Hadoop platforms.

With this new component of WANdisco LiveData Cloud Serv...

Oct 06, 2020

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The Data Migration Gap

Cloud Adoption and Data Architecture Modernization

Cloud adoption has seen significant increases over the past decade. Much of that growth has been with the adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. For example, in 2008 only 12% of businesses used cloud-based CRM and today that number is 87%.1 While SaaS applications still account for the majority of cloud service revenue, Gartner estimates that the Compound Annual Growth Rates (CAGRs) for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) 20.2%, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) 15.3%, will be greater than the expected 12.4% CAGR for SaaS.2

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Oct 05, 2020

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The Silver Lining IS the Cloud

Sometimes, an unprecedented event can accelerate a movement, propelling it forward and with greater velocity and purpose.

In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no question that the events of 2020 will be seen as a turning point in how we work and live. One of them will be in the way we do business moving forward, driving the rapid, highly-accelerated modernization of data and applications in the cloud.

As the long weeks of lockdown and remote work have stretched into months and even full seasons, think tanks and surveyors have begun to take stock of how the business world has adapted a...

Oct 01, 2020

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