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Tips for Mastering Your SaaS Provider Relationship By Christine Cignoli In this modern world of IT, you've probably got some new colleagues in your life - namely, the cloud and SaaS providers who now hold your infrastructure in their hands. These business relationships - yes, they're technology-based, but cloud and SaaS are business models - will become as important to your IT team and your company as the hardware and software you used to install. Once you've adopted SaaS, or inherited SaaS, it's on you to avoid price hikes, licensing issues and app or provider sprawl. Budgeting for these apps, which means understanding their pricing models, is also likely in IT's hands. There are plenty of challenges to adopting SaaS applications, and then challenges that will emerge once you've had those applications in place for awhile. Entire businesses today are running on SaaS ... (more)

Don’t Be Blinded by the Cloud Migration Light | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Don't Be Blinded by the Cloud Migration Light By Joe Michalowski It wasn't too long ago that cloud computing had more detractors than supporters. Companies (especially in the enterprise world) just weren't ready to relinquish control of applications and business processes. And yet, the light of cloud benefits has slowly drawn the business world in as SaaS apps and cloud infrastructure become entrenched in IT. The benefits of cloud migration are great, but you have to be ready for the challenges that come along as well. Don't be blinded by the cloud migration light. Cloud Computin... (more)

Five Network Metrics | @CloudExpo @AppNeta #APM #SaaS #AI #DataCenter

Five Network Metrics for a Cloud World By Christine Cignoli As the network has moved from a physical entity to a more abstract one, IT has valiantly kept pace by researching and deploying new network devices and functionality. IT teams have had to shift workloads and mindsets to the cloud and to SaaS providers, while remaining responsible for end-user experience-which is ever more important. It's a tangled web in the networking world today, but all is not lost. We recommend these five metrics as the building blocks to measuring end-user experience and network performance in the c... (more)

Store It, Secure It, Share It | @CloudExpo @Appneta #Security #DataCenter

Store It, Secure It, Share It By Christine Cignoli At this point in the hybrid cloud evolution, data is accumulating quickly in the cloud and in data centers, not to mention moving from place to place. So it's natural that storage concerns are rising. This recent survey from Wikibon found that software services are the most popular use of cloud technology, followed by infrastructure and platform services. All these applications' data need storage that can scale up and down as needed, as another survey found: Cloud storage elasticity was respondents' top cloud challenge. And on ... (more)

SaaS Apps and Feature Gaps | @CloudExpo @AppNeta #AI #API #SaaS

SaaS Apps and Feature Gaps By Christine Cignoli We're slowly getting used to cloud and SaaS applications in every area of our lives-including at work. Even huge enterprises are starting to move important business apps to the cloud, like Office 365 and Google Docs. That shift affects IT and end users a lot, as both adjust to using and supporting new, cloud-based tools. Sometimes those SaaS applications lack the features of their in-house counterparts. Evaluating SaaS apps against their previous in-house versions isn't so simple, and neither is figuring out which cloud application ... (more)