ZeroLag joins Inc. 5000 for 2015

Emerging leader in managed cloud and hosting services ranks in most competitive Inc. 5000 list in history

LOS ANGELES — Inc. magazine recently ranked ZeroLag, a leader in managed cloud and hosting services, 4288 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000. Read more

What is private cloud?

Private cloud is a versatile tool in the IT arsenal of infrastructure solutions

“What is private cloud” is a question that many companies are asking themselves. While public cloud has (mostly) enjoyed its time in the cultural spotlight, its lesser-known cousin, private cloud, has gained traction primarily with in-the-know IT experts. But for the most part, non-IT decision makers do not widely understand what private cloud is or how to use it – crucial barriers that must be overcome if an organization is to make informed decisions about next-generation IT infrastructure. To help answer the question, “what is private cloud?” it’s useful to take a closer look at the different roles private cloud can play in today’s business information environment. Read more

Private cloud hosting: three advantages

Private cloud offers valuable benefits vs. public cloud for mission-critical apps, data

Private cloud hosting doesn’t get as much notice as public cloud, but it plays a very important role in corporate IT strategies. While public clouds are utilized by many businesses to ease increased hardware, information management, and efficiency concerns brought on by rising demand for applications and data, private cloud hosting offers many advantages not present in public cloud platforms. It’s important for enterprises to understand the differences between these services in order to make the right choice for their various system, security, and spending needs. Read more

How managed server hosting helps financial services firms

Changing digital business landscape spurs shift to managed server hosting

Managed server hosting represents a sound investment for financial services firms as they look for ways to manage costs and risks. While companies in the finance sector have long relied on in-house data center facilities, new technologies, an information explosion and security concerns compel them to continually update their IT strategies. Simply building on to current infrastructure in the traditional model is rapidly becoming prohibitively costly. Read more

Why a private cloud environment is best for data storage

63% of companies prefer private cloud environment for data storage

A private cloud environment offers the most flexible and secure solution for storing sensitive data. While numerous platforms have challenged the private cloud’s spot for the preferred solution for data storage, they fall short of the customization and security that a private cloud environment offers. It remains the dominant enterprise choice, with 63% of companies preferring private cloud over just using public software-as-a-service for storage, according to a recent CTERA Networks survey. Organizations concerned about the constant threat of data theft are concentrating their storage needs in private cloud environments in order to maintain better visibility and cut down on potential network weaknesses. Read more