Cloud Computing SLAs http://talkincloud.com/taxonomy/term/7491/more en 7 Must-Knows About Disaster Recovery and the Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-must-knows-about-disaster-recovery-and-cloud <div class="node-body gallery-body">Two new studies are highlighting just how important disaster recovery -- and in particular disaster recovery in the cloud -- can be.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-must-knows-about-disaster-recovery-and-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-must-knows-about-disaster-recovery-and-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security Cloud Computing SLAs Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:50:00 +0000 57871 at http://talkincloud.com Backup and Disaster Recovery Firms Offer Free Services in Wake of Hurricane Matthew http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/backup-and-disaster-recovery-firms-offer-free-services-wake-hurricane-matthew <div class="node-body article-body">Some companies have launched offers designed to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew free data backup.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/backup-and-disaster-recovery-firms-offer-free-services-wake-hurricane-matthew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/backup-and-disaster-recovery-firms-offer-free-services-wake-hurricane-matthew#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing SLAs Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:41:00 +0000 57761 at http://talkincloud.com <p>A man walks near the Cocoa Beach Pier as Hurricane Matthew approaches, October 6, 2016.</p> (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images) Cloud Outages | Scrutinize Cloud Agreements http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-outages-scrutinize-cloud-agreements <div class="field-deck"> Our sister site MSPmentor takes a look at SLA agreements in the cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Third-party technology services providers and their customers should be aware that cloud providers typically compensate only for subscription fees, in the event of downtime -- not lost business, data or damage to reputation.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-outages-scrutinize-cloud-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-outages-scrutinize-cloud-agreements#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing SLAs Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:29:00 +0000 57321 at http://talkincloud.com Will European Union SLA Standards Go Global? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/072214/will-european-union-sla-standards-go-global <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although it&#39;s a European Union change, the service level agreement (SLA) standardization issued last month by the European Commission&#39;s Cloud Select Industry Group - Subgroup on Service Level Agreement (C-SIG-SLA ... &#39;cause that&#39;s a catchy name) could become a global standard.</p></div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/072214/will-european-union-sla-standards-go-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/072214/will-european-union-sla-standards-go-global#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing SLAs Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 30251 at http://talkincloud.com www.thinkstock.com Google, Synnex Boost Chromebook Management for Schools http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/google-synnex-boost-chromebook-management-schools <div class="field-deck"> Cloud-based Google Chrome Management Console gains partner enhancements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To ease Chromebook deployments and administration, Google and Synnex are partnering on Chrome Management Console strategies for partners and school districts. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/google-synnex-boost-chromebook-management-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/google-synnex-boost-chromebook-management-schools#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing Management Cloud Computing SLAs Cloud Services Providers Public Cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) Virtual Desktop as a Service Daas News Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:13:00 +0000 22731 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Chromebooks are gaining momentum.</p> Cloud Billing Management Tools Go Mainstream http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-billing-management-tools-go-mainstream <div class="field-deck"> A growing list of cloud billing management tools has emerged. But are they designed for cloud brokers or end customers? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud billing management tools and APIs from Google, Rackspace, CloudAbility and other companies appear to be going mainstream. But are there benefits for channel partners?</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-billing-management-tools-go-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/cloud-billing-management-tools-go-mainstream#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing SLAs Cloud Software Developers and ISVs IaaS Public Cloud Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:27:00 +0000 22511 at http://talkincloud.com Google Apps Resellers Gain Flexible Cloud Payment Plan http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/google-apps-resellers-gain-flexible-cloud-payment-plan <div class="field-deck"> Google Apps channel partners now have more fexible payment options. Will Cloud Aggregators cash in? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/landing/partners/resellers/" target="_blank">Google Apps channel partner program</a> has a new, more flexible payment plan for <a href="http://www.talkincloud.com/csb" target="_blank">cloud brokerages</a> and resellers. It&#39;s one small step in Google&#39;s larger, global initiative to compete with Microsoft Office 365, and also transition Exchange Server customers to the cloud.</p> <p>According to Google Spokeswoman the updated plan coveers the following:</p></div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/google-apps-resellers-gain-flexible-cloud-payment-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/google-apps-resellers-gain-flexible-cloud-payment-plan#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing Business Models Cloud Computing Sales Strategies Cloud Computing SLAs Cloud Services Broker Cloud Services Providers Google Apps vs Office 365 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:04:00 +0000 22421 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Google Apps resellers are gaining more flexible cloud payment terms and options.</p> Microsoft: Office 365 Uptime Numbers 99.94 Percent or Better http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/microsoft-office-365-uptime-numbers-9994-percent-or-better <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Reliability is often attributed as one of the reasons some organizations are wary of the cloud. If other cloud services providers are getting the same uptime that Microsoft recently claimed Office 365 has, then maybe the industry can start putting that fear to rest.</p></div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/microsoft-office-365-uptime-numbers-9994-percent-or-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/microsoft-office-365-uptime-numbers-9994-percent-or-better#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing SLAs Google Apps vs Office 365 Public Cloud Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 17691 at http://talkincloud.com Windows Azure Cloud Outage: Service Restored http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/windows-azure-cloud-outage-service-restored <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud suffered a service outage but has been restored. Microsoft's sister cloud, Office 365, was not impacted.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/windows-azure-cloud-outage-service-restored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-slas/windows-azure-cloud-outage-service-restored#comments Cloud Computing SLAs Cloud Services Providers Public Cloud Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:21:00 +0000 12471 at http://talkincloud.com EMC Cloud Services Providers and VARs Set for Storage Dance http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services-providers/emc-cloud-services-providers-and-vars-set-storage-dance <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.emc.com" target="_blank" title="EMC">EMC</a> (NYSE: EMC) is preparing to help VARs and cloud services providers (CSPs) partner up. The effort involves <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.thevarguy.com/2012/11/01/emc-transforming-vars-into-cloud-services-providers/" target="_blank" title="EMC Velocity Service Provider Program">EMC&#39;s Velocity Service Provider Program</a>, which will gain some key enhancements, effective Jan. 1, 2013.</p></div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services-providers/emc-cloud-services-providers-and-vars-set-storage-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services-providers/emc-cloud-services-providers-and-vars-set-storage-dance#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing SLAs Cloud Services Providers Cloud Storage Enterprise Cloud Services Public Cloud Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:42:00 +0000 8561 at http://talkincloud.com