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A Cloud Database Platform is Critical for Peak Performance

Wait, a Cloud Database Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need Your DBA

I’ve heard it many times.  Business leaders feel that since they moved their databases to a cloud provider, they won’t need their database administrative (DBA) staff.  The thought is, “the cloud provider will manage that.”  While cloud platforms do help alleviate some of the repetitive tasks of database administration, there are many...

Posted on June 01, 2020

How Secure Is Your Company's Cloud Storage?

As the country continues to follow shelter-in-place orders, many companies have found new ways to keep their businesses going by taking steps toward digital transformation and having their employees work remotely. And this trend doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.

Posted on May 26, 2020

Public Cloud Environments: How to Effectively Manage Costs

Forecast for Clouds with Sun breaks

There are several compelling reasons to move to the cloud. Speed of innovation. The ability to scale quickly.  Production ready services to leverage AI, IoT, natural language processing, etc.  However, for most businesses, it all comes down to costs.

In a previous blog post Moving to the Cloud: Myth Versus Reality, I touched on some misconceptions...

Posted on May 24, 2020

Moving to Cloud Computing: Myth Versus Reality

Cloud Computing Realities You Need to Know

Cloud computing solutions have been available for well over a decade. Software as a Service (SaaS) came to prominence first, followed closely by Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, then advanced Platform-as-a-Service offerings (PaaS), and now Function-as-a-Service, or “serverless” cloud hosting models, where the application requests compute...

Posted on March 19, 2020

Mid-market Cloud Adoption: More Reliable than the Weatherman

Return on Your Cloud Investment

As more enterprise scale organizations shift to using cloud technology providers, like Amazon Web Services, mid-market organizations are working to determine if moving some of their workloads to the cloud delivers the return that larger organizations are recognizing.  When we meet with clients, often we’re educating leaders on how cloud infrastructure and...

Posted on March 19, 2020

Here’s Why You Need a Change Advisory Board

When it comes to technology infrastructure, change always carries some measure of risk. Even minor network and server reconfigurations can cause unexpected problems, making complete reviews of any system modification a crucial task. This includes analyzing how each modification can affect your network’s performance and integrity.

Posted on March 01, 2017

Cloud strategy, integration, and support is an important part of our business here at Ascend. We help clients determine their cloud needs, assess their options, and find the right solution for their budget and situation.

Posted on September 01, 2016

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