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"If you build it they will come". 

The old adage that was successful for Kevin Costner in 'Field of Dreams', may not necessarily be the best advice for IT organizations looking to break into cloud computing. Careful consideration must be given to leveraging pre-existing cloud infrastructure and creating a solid partnership with an existing infrastructure provider.

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Server Cloud Canada was fortunate to participate in this year’s Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery 2014 conference and exhibition in Toronto. Discovery brings together over 2,500 of the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, the investment community and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario. Of particular interest, the increasing trend in procuring virtual scalable infrastructure exclusively distributed within the Canadian market. (more…)
 
“To ask the value of speech is like asking the value of life.”- Alexander Graham Bell
  People today have more options for communication than ever before in history. Voice, text, and video can all be delivered across the world in real-time, all while transcending both traditional voice and data networks. Since Alexander Graham Bell and the opening of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago in 1892; the traditional switch-based telephone system has been the main medium for transmitting communication. However with the relatively recent advent of the Internet and IP based systems, the need was felt to design a new phone and communications method and ‘backbone’ to take advantage the improved networking and advanced technologies. Enter VoIP. VoIP, at the absolute most basic level, is the ability to make traditional phone calls and to communicate using the traditional devices (telephones, video etc.) except using digital communication lines. (more…)
The term virtualization might seem like a brand new and cutting-edge technology. But actually, virtualization has been around for more than a decade now. Though many organizations still do not realize the benefits it can offer, those who have already adopted the technology have grown to feel that it would be nearly impossible to work without it. For those in IT, server virtualization has been a game-changing technology. It provides efficiencies and capabilities that simply are not possible when the organization’s IT is tied to working only with physical servers. Whether virtualization is a new term for you, or something you've been considering for some time, it is important to understand the benefits—then you can decide if it is right for your firm. (more…)

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