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Hybrid IT Strategy – The Benefits of Blend (March 2018)

 

There is no question that public cloud and SaaS offerings present a viable alternative to self-hosting and management of applications.  However, today’s complex enterprise IT environments require a deft hand and pragmatic approach to developing a Hybrid IT a strategy, a blended combination of hosting services.

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How to Plan for Your Data Center Migration

Data center migration and consolidation has long been the cornerstone of Cavan Group’s industry-leading consulting services. Through the years, we’ve been well aware that data center migration is a rapidly changing discipline, but this has never been truer than it is today. With the growth of cloud services and hybrid IT architectures, companies and their IT leaders must navigate a myriad of options when planning for a migration or consolidation.

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Two High-Profile Hires Solidify Industry Leadership for The Cavan Group

The Cavan Group has announced that John McCabe and Wim Boonstra have accepted key positions at The Cavan Group, significantly strengthening the base of the professional services IT Consulting Company. McCabe’s title is Principal Consultant, while Boonstra has become a Senior Project Manager.

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New Cavan Service to Analyze Data Centers

Most data centers are host to a complex web of applications, services, infrastructure and appliances. Very often the knowledge of the environment, application dependencies and underlying architecture is sparse, and sometimes nonexistent. That’s why Cavan Group has launched a new service to help companies capture, analyze and assess their data center environments.

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Cavan Launches Disaster Recovery HealthCheck

Effective disaster recovery requires discipline, diligence, planning and testing. Maintaining synchronization between production and DR environments is challenging and lack of environment parity often results in failed DR exercises or business impact during a true DR event.

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Cavan Group President John Martin and the Future of Cloud Infrastructure Management

In a recent article on TechTarget, Kristin Knapp spoke with Cavan Group President John Martin about the future of Cloud Infrastructure Management. As the article explains, cloud migration itself can bring many challenges for company IT professionals but the biggest issue may be the need to evolve their infrastructure management tool sets. The article then covers the current and future choices companies face and discusses how experts feel the cloud services sector is likely to evolve in the years ahead.

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The Keys to Successful Cloud Migration

Today, more and more companies are turning to cloud technologies for cost cutting, speed to market, or improved performance.  However, migrating to the cloud remains a complex and challenging process for everyone. In fact, most companies report being less than satisfied with their migration experience.

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What Can Be Learned From Bad Migrations

It goes without saying that data and application migrations are mission critical for businesses. A badly executed migration can obviously have immediate disastrous impact, but often there are long-term impacts as well.

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Cloud Grows at the Expense of Colocation

One of the biggest casualties of the explosive public cloud growth is the traditional retail colocation business. Since mid-2015, many of the co-lo deals in the works have slowed down or have been scrapped altogether as the enterprise takes a closer look at cloud computing. The tipping point appears to have happened in Q2 and Q3 last year when the hesitation and apprehension around cloud adoption was replaced by excitement and urgency to make it happen.

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What Is Cloud Contention and Why Does It Matter?

The problem of resource contention in the IT world is not new. Contention is what happens when demand for a shared resource exceeds the supply. Basically, when several requests are racing to utilize the same resource, one of them will win and the rest will have to wait. Without considering contention in a given service or situation, performance degradation will result. In a world where costs are always a factor, addressing resource contention with regard to CPU, memory or storage is very important.

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