Microsoft Azure: 10K Customers and Counting | InternetNews.com

June 9th, 2010

Not bad for something just outta beta:

"Microsoft's Azure just came out of beta testing a few months ago, but the company has already signed up 10,000 paying customers to run their applications in the company's Azure cloud, a company executive said."

via Microsoft Azure: 10K Customers and Counting - InternetNews.

HTG recognizes outstanding peer group | i3

May 5th, 2010

Our peer group, HTG5 was awarded member group of the year out of the 22 peer groups at this year’s conference. Participation in this collaborative effort enables us to quickly compare ourselves to others in the industry, validate our strategy and decision making and go to market quickly with leading solutions and best practices that are proven and reliable

Clash of the clouds | The Economist

November 2nd, 2009

We will all eventually adopt cloud computing, simply because the current model of scaling servers up and down is very expensive. IT departments try to buy as many servers as they think they’ll need for computing power during estimated peak capacity. But we don’t need that capacity most of the time– so lots of servers sit idle.

Cloud computing can reduce costs, becauses it provides more capacity during the peak times, so we simply pay for it on-demand. When the peaks are over and less capacity is needed, the cost then goes down. From a business perspective, this allows a company to move much of its infrastructure costs from being a capital expenditure (CAPEX) to an operating expenditure (OPEX).

How Disaster Recovery Works: The Video | MyFox Charlotte

February 3rd, 2009

i3 offers a full ReliabilITy Disaster Recovery option for our Michigan customers, working with its partner Agility Recovery Solutions.

Here is a great video that shows exactly how this Disaster Recovery solution works-- and why it has such value for us all.