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Not to long ago I was honored to be included as a storage expert in the Dell ebook, "10 Ways to Flash Forward: Future-Ready Storage Insights from the Experts." This publication provided insight into some of the most recent advances in enterprise storage and gave some excellent recomendations for your advance storage strategy.  The full document is available for free download at http://marketing.dell.com/storage-ebook-toprank-Flash-Forward (This post was written as part of the Dell Insight Partners program, which provides news and analysis about the evolving world of tech. Dell sponsored this article, but the opinions are my own and don't necessarily represent Dell's positions or strategies. Dell sponsored this article, but the opinions are my own and don't necessarily represent Dell's positions or strategies.) ( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free upd... (more)

Hybrid IT Governance: Automation Is Key By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

As cloud computing continues to grow in importance, enterprises are now facing a new realization. In their almost rampant embrace of cost savings associated with public cloud, many are just now understanding the information technology governance challenge posed by vastly different traditional and cloud computing operational models. Often referred to as hybrid IT, supporting both models has left many executives trying to cope with a lack of hybrid IT operational experience. Challenges can also include security concerns, financial management changes and even dramatic cultural chang... (more)

Hybrid Cloud Versus Hybrid IT: What’s the Hype? By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

(Originally posted on Point B and Beyond) Once again, the boardroom is in a bitter battle over what edict its members will now levy on their hapless IT organization. On one hand, hybrid cloud is all the rage. Adopting this option promises all the cost savings of public cloud with the security and comfort of private cloud. This environment would not only check the box for meeting the cloud computing mandate, but also position the organization as innovative and industry-leading. Why wouldn't a forward-leaning management team go all in with cloud? On the other hand, hybrid IT appear... (more)

Finding a Framework for Hybrid Cloud Risk Management By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

(Sponsored by IBM. Originally published on Point B and Beyond) Hybrid cloud is rapidly becoming essential to today's information technology processes. This is why hybrid cloud risk management has become the keystone to many modern corporate strategies. To effectively manage this shift, leading enterprises are reorganizing how the business side of IT is accomplished. When this reality is coupled with the rising cost of poor cybersecurity, decisions often rise to the board level. Threats that challenge cloud-based information systems can have adverse effects on organizational opera... (more)

Twenty Hybrid Cloud Insights from Top Industry Experts By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

One cloud does not fit all organizations. That's true whether it is a public or private cloud. A hybrid cloud option allows your business to create  a custom solution that fits your organizational needs. However, there are always questions with new solutions. We reached out to industry thought leaders to answer some of the marketplace's most pressing questions on hybrid cloud. In this eBook, you'll learn why thought leaders like Kevin Jackson, founder and CEO GovCloud Network, look at hybrid cloud from the viewpoint of hybrid IT. You'll also hear from Shelly Kramer, co-CEO, V3+B... (more)