vCloud Director vs. Appcore AMP

The success of the VMware ESXi hypervisor has made vCloud Director a logical choice for service providers entering the cloud market. In fact, many current cloud providers offer a vCloud based offering. As a cloud partner for service providers, Appcore is often asked about the comparison between our AMP portfolio and the offering from VMware. While most vCloud Director powered providers also offer an alternative solution, new providers entering the market don’t always have the luxury of investing in multiple solutions.

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Make Cloud Automation Technology Work For You

Automation technology plays an instrumental role for service providers that employ it. A 2013 study by Attunity found that 30 percent of companies surveyed wanted to streamline their cloud management processes. This further suggests that cloud automation technology is not only important, it’s growing in implementation, and especially in the United States.

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The Importance of Scaling Your IT with Cloud Automation

A study performed in 2013 by GigaOM Research and 57 other industry collaborators found that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has grown 29 percent over 2012, giving it the largest growth rate among Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. Further, the public cloud model is the dominant choice for cloud users, coming in with 39 percent usage among all cloud users surveyed.

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Understanding the difference between a backup and snapshots

Often times our support team gets asked “Can I just use a snapshot as my backup?” Even though snapshots seems like an easy way to backup a virtual machine, you will learn in this post that it isn’t the most effective solution and can lead to later problems.

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How to find the right cloud vendor

How do I find the right Cloud vendor? They all say they provide “cloud”, but what do they really mean? These are important questions that need to be answered, not only for your Cloud production environment but also for good disaster recovery strategies.

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