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January 21, 2016
Public cloud vendors improved uptime percentages in 2015, while customers have learned to better handle cloud outages and what works best in their environments.
October 29, 2015
Both cloud providers and their users are responsible for data security in the cloud. Unfortunately, it's not always easy determining who's accountable for what.
August 31, 2015
Even as cloud adoption grows, many cloud provider SLAs still need to evolve to more accurately reflect real-world enterprise use cases.
June 04, 2015
While a cloud provider's vast network of data centers helps maintain uptime and availability, it can be a compliance nightmare for some IT pros.
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Service-level agreements for cloud computing will fail unless you approach the process like a small project. Expert Tom Nolle offers three steps for creating an effective cloud SLA. Continue Reading
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