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  • There are many drivers for multi-cloud architectural designs. These include: Choice – the ability to choose the best-in-class service provider; Availability – application resiliency and utility. Vendor-neutral – avoid vendor lock-in. But complexity grows exponentially with the additional and dynamic variables. These variables represent cloud service offerings, service

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  • According to research by Access Markets International (AMI) Partners, Inc, 17% of the global budget for small- and medium sized business security is currently spent on protecting cloud services. As companies move more of their data and applications to the cloud, that number is expected to jump to nearly a quarter by 2016. While cloud-based …

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  • “How do you become a millionaire? Make a billion dollars and then buy an airline.” — Warren Buffett Price wars galore: In the last couple of weeks, the top cloud providers — Google, AWS and Microsoft — each announced massive price cuts. Google initiated it and AWS and Microsoft quickly matched. All these price flurries …

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  • Multi-Cloud Management Enterprises have been focused on automating and orchestrating workflows to deliver efficiency into their IT operations. Unfortunately, automation and orchestration are provisioning-centric and represent only slivers of time in the total service lifecycle. As former Gartner Research Director, Alessandro Perilli, pointed out on Twitter: “Most of the

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  • Most commercial businesses spend between 3-5% of their revenue on IT expenditures. These spending levels drive corporations to invest a significant amount in financial management tools. However, the use of cloud computing can render conventional financial tools useless. Why?  Simply put, cloud is highly dynamic. With its monthly billing, usage based pricing, and easy to

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  • Enterprises have an average of 461 cloud apps running in their organizations (nine to 10 times IT’s estimates).1 Public cloud utilization is also continuing to ramp, with IDC predicting that 2014 will see $100 billion invested in cloud use of which a full 75 percent will be spent on public CSPs.2 IT leaders who embrace …

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  • Every company worries about competition. When I ran a large enterprise solutions organization, I took steps every day to ensure we were outpacing the competition. Frequently this involved making “build” vs “buy” decisions for the various product parts or services we needed to drive our business. In each discussion, I would ask my staff: “What

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  • Risk in the Cloud Cloud is easy, fast, and anyone in your organization can create an account with just a credit card. In fact they’ve probably already done it. Analysts estimate that at least 35% of cloud spend is due to “Shadow IT,” which suggests that even if you don’t know of any public cloud …

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  • Security for Multi-Cloud Management  Gravitant cloudMatrix takes a holistic view of security in multi-cloud environments. First, multi-cloud security is covered across the three A’s – access, authentication and authorization. Second, cloudMatrix enables Enterprise IT to easily include any best of breed security vendors or managed service providers into the overall

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  • Gravitant proudly announces the release of our online ROI calculator for managing AWS with cloudMatrix. Gravitant identifies and leverages five key variables to determine a quick and accurate ROI. The model’s assumption calculations are derived from our research of industry averages as well as our customer experience and knowledge database. The model incorporates aggregated

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