Adopting cloud computing services — where are you up to?

Data included as part of a recent infographic over at CloudTweaks indicates that 50% of organisations are now well on their way to incorporating cloud computing services as part of their IT strategy.

The figures report that 19% of businesses are now using cloud in some form (although this does seem a little low depending on how loosely the term “cloud” is applied!) while 31% are not yet engaged with the idea at all.

What are the factors between these divisions? Thankfully, the infographic gives us some pointers, weighing up the pull and repel elements that are driving and blocking cloud adoption.

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Announcing Cloud² launch — true commercial resilience via the power of two

How resilient is resilient? And, what’s at stake? Two irrevocably linked questions when it comes to the technology that drives your business.

There’s no doubt that at some level, your business depends on some kind of underlying hosting infrastructure. Your business depends on your data. And your business probably depends on the online applications that your people — or customers — use every day.

A question that might be uncomfortable to wonder about then is: does all of this depend on one data centre? One platform? One supplier, even?

This is where the power of two comes in.

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Second cloud build-out coming soon, providing unique commercial resilience in Manchester

The power of two… We’ve recently announced that work has begun on our second cloud build-out, across the city at our second data centre location, TeleData Manchester.

That geographic separation is important, as it will mean that we’ll be able to offer even greater reliability to our cloud customers, who will benefit from what is best described as “commercial” resilience.

In what we believe to be a unique among cloud infrastructure providers in the North West, customers will be able to take advantage of a doubling up (often referred to as “redundancy”) at each layer of our infrastructure — both in physical terms, and supplier terms: diversity right across our offering.

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Cloud to the rescue? Announcing our new cloud Disaster Recovery service

For many businesses, putting a contingency plan in place for their IT is an expensive job. It might well involve investing in and maintaining a second physical infrastructure. All that costly hardware sitting there waiting for a piece of the action — a fateful day that may never come.

But of course, you absolutely need it there, just in case. It might even be part of your best practice certification obligations.

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