2012 was the year cloud computing took off, and went mainstream. Some startups like dinCloud recorded exceptional growth, and won numerous awards and recognition. But for some service providers 2012 was a pretty tough year with a number of outages, affecting millions of users and some even causing permanent data loss to its customers. This still didn’t put a damper on the acquisition spree we saw during 2012 as cloud computing’s value continued to shine.
dinCloud has just won the “Best VDI Solution Award” at the 2012 UP-START Cloud Awards, which recognizes extraordinary achievements in the cloud computing industry. This is another proof point that dinCloud is the industry leader when it comes to virtualizing the desktop infrastructures.
As we have previously discussed on our perspective of VDI. VDI or virtual desktop infrastructure is really just the data center elements that enable an organization to have virtual desktops. Usually this entails setting up new storage, networking, servers… in other words, a dedicated data center infrastructure for desktops. The difficult part about this endeavor is that it is multi-discipline.
Hosted Virtual Desktops are relatively new to the North American I.T. landscape, and have generated quite a bit of buzz recently. This brief and candid document will outline whether an HVD from dinCloud is right for your business.
How to Optimize Your Mobile Workforce or Remote Employees
Nov 14, 2012
More and more employees are choosing where they want to work, rather than being assigned a standard workplace location. Specifically, a recent survey conducted by Intelligent Office found that 70% of the employees surveyed work from alternate locations on a regular basis. The study was based on surveys of nearly 1,100 employees and found that more than 50% of employees in California, Texas and Colorado are regularly working outside of their home and traditional office.
A Paradigm Shift: Trends that Support Hosted Virtual Desktop Adoption
Nov 6, 2012
End users want access to their data and applications anytime, anywhere and from any device. IT wants to enable user productivity without any security, management or control concerns. Businesses want lower operational costs and faster time to market. All of this is possible with hosted virtual desktops
Cloud Backup and Recovery VS Hurricanes, Superstorms and more
Oct 31, 2012
Today’s businesses don’t spend all their time thinking about the worst-case scenario. Still, with the number of natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires in just the last year alone, many companies are beginning to recognize that living without a disaster recovery plan is truly risky behavior.
GoDaddy recently announced it will “No Longer Offer Cloud Services to Businesses”, as reported in Midsize Insider by Chrissie Klinger. “In the past few months several other companies have also eliminated their cloud products, including Zumodrive and Rackspace.”
Virtual Co-Location Is More Than Just About Rack Space
Oct 12, 2012
What is Virtual Co-Location
Virtual Co-Location is the evolution in co-locating at a data center. Instead of going to a data center provider, companies can leverage a cloud service provider, like dinCloud, to leverage economies of scale and take advantage of our software-defined data center approach which gives each of our customers a virtual private data center